As I painted this work I was using all of my past memories of seeing farms in northern Iowa with their rolling hills. The barns are all dated if they still are standing at all. The wild plum trees line the fence rows, putting out great early blossoms then becoming an Iowa fencerow shrub. The fences are overgrown with new plants and the livestock are being grown in large feeder lot pens in Nebraska so they are gone. The painting could be in western Nebraska, South Dakota and also southern Minnesota. Our border's lines don't erase our similarities. I will tweak it one more time after it has dried in and that I have been away from it for awhile.