Rural Psychogeography


Random horned bovinae and a derelict timber mill are but two curiosities greeting the (intentionally) lost along Madison County’s rural backroads.


Madison County Cattle Farm

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Weyerhaeuser Mill

Closed Weyerhaeuser Mill

After the crash, Weyerhaeuser closed its Colbert facility. From the 2008 press release:

“Demand for engineered wood products continues to decline due to a slowdown in the housing market.  As a result of these challenging market conditions, the Colbert facility will close for an indefinite period of time while we continue to balance supply with demand.”

Madison County Creek

Let’s hear it for the trees!

A Chance Encounter With Blacksmiths

The usual trek down Milledge includes a loop around the UGA Livestock Arena.  The first ride in two days (flat front tire) included a chance encounter with a dying craft.  Duallies tethered to small, anvil-adorned trailers filled the parking lot.