Saturday, December 29, 2012

winter on the wheat

another strip mall...another suburban agricultural field...this one is the winter wheat ( at first i wasn't sure if it was wheat or rye, but rye has narrower leaves )...and winter is trying to put in an appearance out there...some of the plants are covered but none seem to be hinting at dormancy...there is no warm-up in the five day forecast however and a couple of weeks of sub-freezing temperatures will do the trick...if we have another winter like last year though a couple of weeks of sub thirty-two degree weather is unlikely...a waiting game for sure...i'll be out to campus monday to check on the kansas wheat grass ( and my back yard too ) and i'll be keeping tabs on this field as well...curious to see what the season brings.

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