Captions, Captions, Captions, Stilts

8719 Highway 75 S, Moorhead, MN 56560

I’m glad they put a caption on there, otherwise I might have thought that the guy on stilts was included with the home. Actually wait now I’m not sure, maybe he actually is?

8719 Highway 75 S, Moorhead, MN 56560

Um. I don’t actually see any wildflowers in that photo.

8719 Highway 75 S, Moorhead, MN 56560

This is the only one of the 62 photos without a caption. How are we supposed to know what we’re looking at? It’s a total mystery!

8719 Highway 75 S, Moorhead, MN 56560

Okay there, that’s better.

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3 Comments on "Captions, Captions, Captions, Stilts"

  1. Emerald63 | March 5, 2014 at 1:33 PM |

    Yup. Captions. My favorite, Pic 20: “panoramic view of basement exercise room.” Panoramic or not, that’s not much of a view, especially if you’re the one using the exercise equipment. Dry wall, anyone?

    Otherwise, nice looking house, decently adapted with workable kitchen and baths, great finished attic space. Not my decorating taste but it works for the genre. Nice grounds, too, but a lot to take care of.

    My strongest reaction, though was to this description: a… “hobby farm.” How come there are never any “hobby hotel maids” or “hobby waiters”? What is it with people playing at being farmers? Kinda undervalues real farmers, if you ask me. And they’re already undervalued enough. Sorry, but being the granddaughter of an old farming family and marrying into an old farming family (on both sides) has shaped my PoV. At least this not being a real farm (anymore) explains why the barn is so clean, ’cause that’s just never the case. I can see the appeal of living in this setting and making some money by renting it to weddings, fundraiser type carnivals, etc. Just don’t call it any kind of farming.

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  2. Beautiful place! I’m with Emerald on finishing the exercise room and respecting farmers. I guess the only farms this small can only be hobby farms because you can hardly make a decent living on them anymore. Some kinds of livestock might be the exception, but not plant crops or agrarian, which is sad. You basically have to lease or contract to a major food producer and find a job doing something else to make ends meet.

    While the captions are a bit odd, I do like being able to know what I’m looking at without having to look for clues and guess at it.

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  3. Emerald63 | March 6, 2014 at 4:29 PM |

    @Frodo: Yes, some of the captions were helpful. But did you notice the almost pathological need to indicate which direction the photographer was facing? Strange…

    Some “hobby farms” are called such because of small size, but not all. A good example is the horse farm. They’re sometimes the hobby of rich folks, as they’re so expensive to maintain. You need plenty of land to pasture multiple horses, land that might make a lot more money if used for different activities.

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