Organic rather than transgenetic.
Labor instead of chemicals.
Diversity in place of monoculture.
Sunday, November 23, 2014
industrial harvest 2014
the harvest is in so you can see the big box stores again...you can see how actually small the field is as well ( top photo ) farmers' existences are economically sketchy so any and all production is a plus ( "get big or get out" earl butz...the nixon administration viewed food as a weapon and they used it to undermine traditional local agriculture...we verge on a political rant )...there was spewage from the combine ( second photo )...but that spewage serves as a mulch over much of the field ( third photo ) and the stalks are intact so the roots are holding soil together as well...they will also leave me a marker to use to ascertain whether the beans that go in here next spring ( if there isn't some sort of strip mall going in instead...the land is still "available for development" )are no-till...can't argue with the conservation or the markers...the combine was fairly thorough in stripping the kernel off the cobs ( fourth photo ) but like all anthropogenic technology it wasn't 100% efficient...some got away ( fifth photo ) the deer will be much more efficient in gleaning the field...right fern?...i believe i will be looking in on the field and the mulch and the left-overs as winter progresses...i have an idea for a spring project as well...more as it comes up.
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.