Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

Opening Day Buck Pole, an inter-tribal Powwow, dads waiting in line for flu vaccines, and a 97-year-old harmonica player. Happy Thanksgiving.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Farm Fresh Eggs

Barth Schutter makes his egg gathering rounds Monday morning after feeding his 300 chickens at his home just outside Jackson. Schutter and his wife, Linda, (not pictured) have been raising chickens and selling their eggs in a stand by their driveway for about seven years now. While they do have about 30 acres of land and several cows, the Schutters don't farm full time. They did, however, want fresh eggs every day. After buying their first round of chickens, Linda said they decided to start to sell the eggs. "These are so good we need to share them." Despite the fact it costs about $150 more a month to keep the chickens than they make off their eggs, the Schutters don't see divesting themselves of their birds any time in the near future. "We do it 'cause it's fun." Barth Schutter said.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Good Times, Sweaty Runners

Had a lot of fun Saturday at the state cross country championships at the Michigan International Speedway. Got to ride in a van as it sped around the track at 80 mph. . . all good memories, and some photographs I was really happy with. Thanks for looking!