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Pasture Sculptures Surprise Visitors To Kentucky Farm
Steve Wilson and Laura Lee Brown like to mix farming with art. Animals graze on pasture alongside 10-ft. tall lime-colored rabbits and larger-than-human-sized bubblegum pink snails.
  Wilson and Brown bought Woodland Farm, near Goshen, Ky., in the late 1990’s. After a few years, they realized the land itself could be a showcase for unusual art. The couple teamed with a European art group known for its oversized animals made from recycled plastic. The snails actually originated in Italy and were made using rotomolding, a high temperature, low pressure plastic forming process that produces large and hollow one-piece parts. They cost several thousand dollars each.
  “We like to live with our art,” says Steve Wilson, “and we really enjoy extreme creativity.” The home and barn on their farm have several unique works the couple has collected over the years. Other works the couple owns are showcased at their 21c Museum Hotel in downtown Louisville that they opened in 2006.
   The hotel’s 5 star restaurant serves organic meat, vegetables and produce grown on Woodland Farm. Highlights include bison, pork and poultry. Its gardens produce several varieties of tomatoes, green, peppers, beans, beets and radishes. A heated greenhouse produces fresh spinach, greens, lettucs, carrots and onions year around. The farm also includes a small and productive orchard and several ornamental flower gardens. It’s maintained and managed by a staff of 15, with additional seasonal help as needed.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Stephanie Tittle, Woodland Farm, Goshen, Ky. (ph 502 222-7051; www.woodlandfarm.com).

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2014 - Volume #38, Issue #1