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PHOTOS OF THE WEEK
DENIZENS OF AN ABANDONED FARM
IN MY COLUMN FOR ITHACA, BINGHAMTON AND ELMIRA NEWSPAPERS ON THE WEEKEND OF DECEMBER 13 AND 14, I DESCRIBE A VISIT TO A SMALL ABANDONED DAIRY FARM. HERE ARE SOME OF THE COLUMN'S MAJOR PLAYERS...
"ONCE NIBBLED WITHIN A LIP'S LENGTH OF THE GROUND BY HUNGRY HOLSTEINS, THE LAND NOW YIELDS A BUMPER CROP OF BLACKBERRY BRAMBLES. COTTONTAIL RABBITS HAVE MOVED IN, FEELING SAFE WITHIN A BRIER FORTRESS."
"BRANCHES OF PIN CHERRY TREES GROWING ALONG THE HEDGEROW DROOP HEAVILY, FESTOONED WITH WILD GRAPE VINES."
"CLUSTERS OF BLUISH-BLACK GRAPES HANG DOWN, READY FOR WILDLIFE CONSUMPTION. THESE FRUITS WILL PROVIDE IDEAL SURVIVAL FOOD FOR A VARIETY OF CREATURES DURING WINTER."
"SONGBIRD, GROUSE, TURKEY, RABBIT, SKUNK, FOX, OPOSSUM, SQUIRREL AND RACCOON - ALL WILL SNEAK THROUGH THE HEDGEROW TO FIND GRAPES IN COLD MONTHS TO COME."
Photos by Rick Marsi. December, 2014. All rights reserved.