Organic rather than transgenetic.
Labor instead of chemicals.
Diversity in place of monoculture.
Sunday, November 27, 2016
gleaning support roots
rounding up stuff to prepare the physical plant for winter took me by the filed behind the big box stores...there were geese out there gleaning the field however i spooked them when i drove up and failed to get a photo to add some life to the field...and i am thinking more critters have been at work...i did find grain ( if you can call industrial feedstock grain )out there in some quantity, including full ears, however i had to cover a lot more of the field to find it today than i did last week..its disappearance may not bode well for my hopes for volunteer corn next season...we will see...it's an iffy sort of crap shoot anyway...there almost always is some in the bean fields however it is usually so deep in the field that wading out to it without causing significant crop damage is difficult and i am not out to damage farmer brown's crop...i will not make circles...the bottom eight photos are juxtapositions of support roots...the top photo of each successive pair is of the roots of the domesticate corn and the bottom one in each set is the "wild and weedy ancestor" teosinte...i will leave it to you to make morphological comparisons...the two below this are teosinte in my yard...you have to admit it looks corny.
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.