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Spotted…in Indiana: Look closely at the photo. That’s not your typical little rock sitting there!

Tom J Bechman 1

June 12, 2020

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rock balanced on a fence post
DOUBLE-TAKE: Is that rock really balanced on that fence post? It certainly is, and it’s not a little rock! Heath Martin

Indiana Prairie Farmer put out the call to see what unusual things readers could spot in rural Indiana. You’ve answered the call — but keep looking!

Heath Martin, Kewanna, spotted something you don’t see every day. It’s a huge rock perfectly balanced atop a wooden fence post. Located southeast of Star City in Pulaski County, it’s the only post in that stretch, Martin says. It marks the dividing line between two properties. One landowner happens to have an excavator!

Plow mystery

Martin will receive a $25 gift card for spotting the unusual item featured in this month’s Spotted…in Indiana column. Congratulations!

Harrold Spenn, Fort Wayne, will also receive a $25 gift card for being the first to correctly identify the old plow sitting by a mailbox in Carroll County, featured in the first Spotted…in Indiana in the June issue. He correctly identified it as an IHC No. 8 Little Genius plow.

Coming to that decision was difficult. Other votes came in for Little Genius, but one person believed it was an early John Deere one-bottom plow. Even an IH collector and his current IH dealer weren’t sure it was an IHC plow.

Doug Walker, Delphi FFA advisor in Carroll County, made the final determination. He owns a Little Genius plow and is familiar with the one in the photo. “It’s an early version,” Walker says. “Nearly all the pieces are there, but some are bent, so it’s harder to recognize at first glance.”

Join the fun. Send a unique Spotted…in Indiana large-format, horizontal photo with a short description. If used in print, you’ll receive a $25 gift card. Send to [email protected] or P.O. Box 247, Franklin, IN 46131.  

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Tom J Bechman 1

Editor, Indiana Prairie Farmer

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