Pt 77 – Witches, Scrap Metal & Urban Farming

Thursday, August 1st – Friday, August 2nd, 2013

After grabbing coffee in Lake Delton, WI, we returned to Wisconsin Dells to check out Witches Gulch.

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After that, we headed back towards Baraboo, WI to check out some wacky and weird welding at “Dr. Evermore’s Forevertron Sculpture Park” which had some amazing creations made from scrap metal.

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We would see these welded peacocks everywhere!

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From there, we took US-12 South, got gas in Menona, WI, then took I-39 North to I-94 East into Milwaukee, WI. Milwaukee was a pleasant surprise! I will be honest, I didn’t have high hopes for our visit, but we ended up enjoying ourselves there.

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We first walked around the historic 3rd Ward area, then we wandered over to Lake Michigan and through some other neighborhoods before returning to the 3rd Ward.

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While we were there, we got ourselves fresh juice at “The Green Kitchen” and food at the Milwaukee Public Market. Trevor went with a lentil soup from “Soup and Stock Market,” while I went with the Taste of India pita from “Pitas by Aladdin.” We took a stroll along the river walk before searching for a Walmart. The one we located closer to town was a little shady, so we headed a little further out to the one in Pewaukee, WI for the night.


We headed back into Milwaukee to check out “Growing Power,” an urban farm created by a very awesome man named Will Allen. We took the tour to see how everything worked. Will Allen and his volunteers use vermicomposting (composting organic material with worms), and aquaponics, where they raised tilapia and used the fertilized water for plants. The whole process was really interesting and inspiring. They also had chickens, goats, and bees on site, and discussed how much urban farming helps the community who may otherwise not have fresh produce available to then.

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We got more juice and food at the Milwaukee Public Market before hitting the road along I-94 into the state of Illinois.

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We stopped at a rest stop to figure out where we would be traveling to tomorrow. Then  we stopped at a Vernon Hills, IL to wander around the shopping mall before crossing the street to the Walmart for the evening.


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4 thoughts on “Pt 77 – Witches, Scrap Metal & Urban Farming

  1. I think you’d like the look of the urban farms here in Vancouver/ They use the front lawns of lots of different houses, so all together that spread out space makes up a farm. It’s really pretty to cycle past. 🙂

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      1. Nice! I really need to make it back to Vancouver. We would have stayed much longer than we did had we not run into that currency snafu. Poor planning on our part, but hey, it gives us an excuse to return! 😉

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