Sunday, October 4, 2015

roads to nowhere

"enough american farmland disappeared beneath concrete to cover nebraska in the three decades from 1945 to 1975. each year between 1967 and 1977 , urbanization converted almost a million acres of u.s. farmland to nonagricultural uses. in the 1970s and 1980s over a hundred acres of u.s. crop;and was converted to nonagricultural uses every hour. "dirt: the erosion of civilizations" david montgomery_________the pioneer shave made progress this late season...the bushhogged field wasn't going to stand empty for long...thistles are trying to bloom in october and the false chamomile ( an aster family member...which makes sense given the time of year ) has succeeded...some of the other "weeds" are going to seed for the spring...and the plant in the sixth photo is queen anne's lace if it's anything...and the project that killed the crop of no til soy beans that would have been here this season? so far it's the gravel bed of a road that curves around to end in another pile of fine gravel...a curved road going nowhere...i'm thinking anything like a building isn't going in until spring.

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