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April 17, 2010 - 8:53pm

A farm with a view

posted by JIM NIGRO in horses, outdoors, cattle, farm life, Molasses Hill.

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Dave and Sandra Wheeler enjoy the wide open spaces and life on the farm. On Molasses Hill, in the northeast corner of Attica, the husband and wife team raise American Quarterhorses, Paints, Herefords and Angus. Here, amid the rolling foothills of the Appalachian Plateau, the Wheeler's horses and cattle graze and gambol about in spacious pastures with the lake plain as a backdrop, On a clear day the view is exceptional.   

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This photo is taken from the top of Molasses Hill Rd. looking north. The Wheeler farm is a couple hundred yards to the west. Using the zoom lens......DSCF3441.JPG

the water tower at the Batavia Vet's Hospital comes into view, to the right are four silos located north of the thruway. The cylindrical shape to the right of the silos is the Elba water tank.

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This cavorting Paint certainly seems happy with the location....DSCF3452.JPG

while a pair of angus watch the camera.

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Casting a wary eye in my direction....

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A pair of Paints grazing.........I'll get back to the livestock in a moment, first a couple more scenic shots.

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Zooming in from the Wheeler's east pasture, that's the Rochester skyline off in the distance...Xerox Tower, Lincoln Tower, etc.

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The plume of smoke on the horizon is spewing from the Somerset smokestack on the shore of Lake Ontario in Niagara County.

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As this Paint parades past, just inside the woods are a few bovines that decided to play "hooky".

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Chow time in the cattle barn....

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Munching away....

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It was time to say so long, and hopefully I'll see these horses barrel racing at the Attica Rodeo this summer.

Buck Strang
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Jim, Great pictures the hill is a great place to view the area! We sit up there and look at rochester! If you head west past Wheeelers to Werner rd you can look west to Buffalo too great location to sight see!
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Great pictures. Buck I was going to write the same thing. You can see Rochester and Buffalo from up there.
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Buck & Bea - Thank you both for your comments. Claudia and I used to go up to "the hill" quite often years ago. One August evening we sat up there and watched the Perseid Meteor showers...it was quite a show!
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I (always) enjoy your posts. I really wanted a close up of the two Black Angus. You know its grilling season.
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Thanks Gabor - and I enjoy your tongue-in-cheek humor!
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I'd call it black (Angus) humor.
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Posted by Howard Owens on April 18, 2010 - 7:49pm I'd call it black (Angus) humor. ....or a lot of bull.
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THANKS FOR THE GREAT PICTURES!
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Thanks Dominic - Glad you like them!
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These pictures of the Wheelers' place and their animals bring back fond memories in my heart. Remember Questa Joe Jim? Wonder if she is still grazing at the Mayors place in Wyoming! That Hill is one of the seven wonders of WNY.

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