Organic rather than transgenetic.
Labor instead of chemicals.
Diversity in place of monoculture.
Thursday, October 6, 2016
climate, flowers, silks...next stop, ears
my rain gauge tells me that minus the 1.9" of rain from september we have had 2.7" of rain so far this month...and at 5:00 p.m. on the sixth of october it is 76 degrees ( farhenheit )...the climate isn't exactly what it was and the "extended forecast" shows lows in the 50s well past the first average frost date...and while that is not a good long term trend, short term it may help out the teosinte..i had to get the ten foot ladder out of the basement to get to the canopy but it was worth the effort...the oldest flower is blooming ( fourth photo ) and the stalk that supports it is burgeoning with silks ( fifth through eighth as if you couldn't see ) where there are silks there are...eventually...ears...and the weather may be helping me out here...we will see...i am hopeful of ears if not viable seed...there are nine more nascent flowers on the stalk as well as quickening ears so there is a lot of possibility here...expect more photos as we go.
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.