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Hidden treasures

You never know what's behind those barn doors.

This fall, I contacted producers Lloyd Arthur, Ralls, Texas, and Jeff Pate, Idalou, to ask if I could make a quick trip to Ralls, about 80 miles southeast from where I live, to take some pictures. I needed images to accompany Ron Smith's series on soil moisture probes. Jeff offered to meet me at Lloyd's place as they are only about 15 miles apart. After getting lost and being found, I arrived at the Arthur's farm where I was greeted by Jeff and Lloyd, his wife Angela and their two dogs. They invited me inside the barn to see some of the soil moisture sensors they've used over the years. When I entered, to my surprise, it wasn't a dusty barn full of equipment but a historical museum. I love it when I go for one thing and find so much more! Take a look through this gallery to see a few barn finds, most of which have Arthur family ties. Enjoy the tour! And when near Ralls, give them a call.

Probing for efficiency series:

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