Organic rather than transgenetic.
Labor instead of chemicals.
Diversity in place of monoculture.
Sunday, June 1, 2014
industry explained ( i think)...
it's the first of june and the field next to the supermarket has pretty much died dead...this leads me to surmise a few things...1) i was dead wrong about it being winter wheat...2) it is a cover crop ( or an absolute crop disaster ) and this field is destined to be plowed and planted in soy beans this month...3) most of the field is simply dead grass but a small percentage of the plants have developed seed heads ( third photo ) which look a good deal like the winter rye in my back yard ( last photo ) ...so much for my ability to determine the difference between wheat and rye by leaf width...seeds are a much more reliable indicator so no more predictions until i see some seeds...a bean field here means volunteer industrial corn mutating out there ( speaking of mutant corn, did i say that a new friend out west is sending me some pod corn to grow? that will be fun/interesting )...there will be more reports form this field soon.
an industrial worker and university student (everyone needs a hobby...my hobbies have evolved and, to keep things straight, i have left my formal student career behind for reasons that are too detailed to delve into here...continuing to be a student of life however and not adverse to learning...stasis is death ) sliding down the back side of middle age...a social loner with collectivist leanings...explain that.