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When we left the shoetree in Milltown we headed north on state Highway 66. It had the sort of sharp, steep hills that teenagers like to jump cars over on the weekend. My vehicle was a bit too heavy to catch any air, but I like to give it a little juice over these hills. It's kind of like riding a rollercoaster. Milltown resides in Crawford County and soon we were approaching its boarder wtih Washington County; up a hill and around a bend. I was concentrating on the road, enjoying that sinking feeling you get in your stomach when you take the hills a little too fast. As I negotiated the curve, stormodacentury started laughing.

Then he said, "Did you see that?"
"See what?" I queried. He told me what it was. For the sake of narrative suspense, I will omit his reply. I queried again as I we barrelled down the hill into a nice long straight-away. "Was it photo worthy?"
"I think so", Aaron said.

That was enough for me. I found a place at the bottom of the hill to turn the truck around. We drove back up the hill and found a driveway across the road from his discvoery. There didn't appear to be anyone at home across the street, but I figure that even if there was, they were accustomed to having people stop all the time to check out their creation. There may have been no humans around, but we were being watched. Behind a fence next to where I had parked the truck stood this fellow.



He was standing in the shade of the woods with his buddy.



We walked across the street, past the sign for the county line.  On the surface of the road, someone had taken the time to mark this Milltown attraction, just as they had with the shoetree.



Yes, the residents of Crawford County are an odd but proud bunch.  And just what is so interesting about chainsaws? 


Nothing I guess, except when there is a garden full of them.



That's right folks.  Fifty-six chainsaws (of course I counted)  in three, neatly planted rows.



Not only is it impressive that chainsaws grow right out of the ground in the backwoods of Indiana, but that they grow in such a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors!





Of course, I have never heard of chainsaws being grown.  I always assumed they were manufactured.  Naturally this must be some super-secret scientific experiment.  For what purpose one may wonder?  I've pondered this now for the past several days and have come to the following conclusion: someone wishes to free the chainsaw-factory proletariat from their masters while simultaneously subsidizing Indiana's soy and corn crops with fields of power tools.  It's the only logical conclusion.  Oh, imagine the day when you won't have to make the ten minute trek your neighborhood hardware superstore of choice for power tools and you can simply walk into your backyard and pluck one right from the ground!

My conclusion that this was indeed a top-secret experiment was confirmed when I observed the lethal-force level of security in the area.



He sniffed us out almost immediately and began to sound the alarm.





But I think whoever is in charge of security at this top-secret installation needs to reconsider the effectiveness and killer-instincts of its front-line defenses.

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the dog pictures are great.

I love the one where he's looking at me out of the corner of his eye while he's barking.

Oh my god, before you came along I had no freakin' clue that the US had so many *things* in it.


Like chainsaw gardens.

Wow.

Things are so cool.

I'm constantly amazed, too. There are so many interesting things in some of the most out-of-the-way places... things that no one would ever know about. I guess it's why I kind of feel like it's my duty to stop and take pictures of it and share it with my limited audience, so that at least a few more people can know about it. :)

Great photo entry. My favourite one yet.

Is it usual for doggies to have brown heads and black colouring? I don't think I've ever noticed that before.

Hrm. Well, the typical colors of a beagle are brown, black and white. I don't know that I've ever noticed one with brown solely on the head and nowhere else. It didn't strike me odd but now that you've mentioned it it does look a little strange.

Possibly some sort of advanced cross-breed being engineered by the Governemt to secure sensitive sites like these?

We're through the looking glass here.

You might be onto something there!

That is a fantastic find. Lots of neat animals (well three. Thats more than 0, therefore lots) and an interesting garden. Just the best.

pat

Brilliant! Such a scary beagle! So very protective of his Chainsaw Garden.

yes he was scary! so fierce!

Great entry! I love seeing all the neat things that I probably never would have known about.

Great pics. Very...er...different with the chainsaws. I wonder if they take brush cutters too seeing as mine is dead.

Love the dog pics, especially where you seem to have captured them at the perfect moment every time. Especially that eye rolling back to stare at you in the third one.

Jc

Yeah... that one was pure luck. It's probably my favorite of the bunch.

I think the dog pics all turned out really well. Though I agree with you, that is the best shot.

I posted some pics of Litchfield National PArk, in my journal the other day. Finally some photography from this guy huh ?

Have a look at some *pure* Australian outback.....

Jc

i want a donkey

me too! but i don't think i could fit him in the truck.

Man...Ash would in Chainsaw Heaven.

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