Organic rather than transgenetic.
Labor instead of chemicals.
Diversity in place of monoculture.
Sunday, June 5, 2016
odds and ends
the field next to the supermarket is not planted yet...all that is there is some rows of native plants and detritus from last season's corn crop....it is due to be beans in the two tiered industrial monoculture practiced around here ( and in almost all industrial agriculture...a lot of processed food and other products rely on two types of plant )...whatever goes in here there will be plowing i'm thinking...the field is a bit too overgrown for a no til field i think...we'll see...the fourth photo is yesterday's industrial corn and the fifth is bear paw maize in the back yard...it will be interesting to see if the heirloom maize tillers or not...it it does the morphology will have far more in common with the teosinte growing out there than with the industrial product...the bottom photo is of some early blue potato blooms out in the back...do i see potato fruits? perhaps...if we can keep the critters off them.
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.