The gist of things here in my hometown, set within the arcs of things in the wider world, all from my uniquely biased point of view. Feel free to extend the horizons with your comments.
Sunday, September 04, 2005
Crop checking revisited
I found out what those messy-looking fields are all about. A farmer explained to me that if there's lodging, you know you have a good crop, because the heads are heavy. But we had drought in August, and some crops didn't fill out, so they weren't heavy enough to lodge. When the wind pounded them last week, they just bent over at the top and got that messy, tangled look.