Saturday, October 24, 2009

Upper Peninsula Upventure: Farming

Unlike the Lower Peninsula, there is very little farming on Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The climate and soil isn't agreeable for agriculture.

But there are a few scattered farms. The wheatfield on the left is located just south of Houghton. Over on the right is a hay farm near Sault Ste. Marie.

Perhaps its just a coincidence, but both areas are among the snowiest parts of the U.P. And the Upper Peninsula gets a lot of snow.

As for the barn, which is near Bruce Crossing, I took a picture of it because I thought it was pretty--I didn't see any farming going on. If barns interest you, visit Prairie Bluestem.

Next: Gogebic Range

Earlier posts:

More Pictured Rocks
Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Munising Bay
Seney, Hemingway, and Post-traumatic Stress Syndrome
Hickey Creek
Ishpeming and Iron Mining
Calumet, Michigan's St. Anne's Church
Keweenaw Waterway Bridge
The Keweenaw Waterway
Keweenaw National Historical Park, Quincy, Part One
Keweenaw National Historical Park, Calumet
Calumet, Michigan's St. John the Baptist Church
Little Gippers Preschool, Calumet, Michigan
A brief history of copper mining
Calumet, Michigan's St. Paul the Apostle Church
Finland, Finland, Finland
Escanaba's Sand Point Lighthouse
Manistique East Breakwater Light
Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse
Wawatam Lighthouse
Whitefish Point Light
The Munising Front Range Light
Grand Island East Harbor Lighthouse
Copper Harbor Lighthouse
Eagle Harbor Lighthouse

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1 comment:

Genevieve Netz said...

I could hardly believe that the land of the U.P. isn't used much for agriculture, so I looked it up on Wikipedia, and it totally agrees with you. Wikipedia says that mining, logging, and tourism have been the traditional industries.