SETTING THESAURUS

FARM



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HELPFUL TIP:

Settings should always be chosen with care. Consider the emotion you want your viewpoint character to feel and how setting choices, weather elements, and symbolism might build a specific mood in the scene, create tension and conflict, or even raise the stakes.
SIGHTS:
A ranch style house with a wide covered deck or screened porch
A barn
A grain silo
A chicken coop
Chickens wandering the yard and pecking at the dirt
A small greenhouse or garden with neatly tended rows of vegetables 
A scarecrow rising up over a field of new corn
Fruit trees growing along one side of the house
A water barrel to catch rainfall
Sunflowers nodding along a barbed wire fence
A variety of penned and grazing animals (horses, cows, goats, sheep, pigs, turkeys)
Free-roaming animals (cats, dogs, peacocks, chickens, ducks, geese)
Fields of crops (yellow canola flowers, seafoam fescue grass, seedy heads of barley or wheat, timothy hay)
Dust trails following a tractor as it furrows the rich soil
Irrigation sprinklers
Rows of farm machinery (tractors, cultivators, backhoes, seeders, plows, combine harvesters, a bailing machine)
Banged-up red or white barrels of diesel fuel
Rocking chairs on the porch
A tire swing hanging from a giant oak or strung between aspen trees
Farm workers in flannel shirts and rubber boots
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