Organic rather than transgenetic.
Labor instead of chemicals.
Diversity in place of monoculture.
Sunday, January 29, 2017
relics of harvests past
after weather in the 60s ( fahreneheit ) last weekend it seems winter has returned to the south end of the inland sea...it is snowing...lightly and very lazily...there is no blizzard around...it has, however, dusted the field behind the big box stores and when my route for errands took me past there i stopped to have a look around to see how the clean up was coming along...up until today i was finding mostly cobs with only a few kernels still attached and very few full ears...today the partials ( if any still exist..i found none ) are covered by snow and not readily visible so i walked down the rows stepping on the husks that the combine left behind to see what i could find...what i found was quite a few full ears of corn that were missed...by the combine and by the critters that , one presumes, should be looking for sustenance at the end of january in the northern hemisphere...so why would this still be here..an old question and one i have asked before...there is no point to surmise about causes...they could be manifold and not especially visibly coupled...what i do see is full ears of uneaten dense yellow #2 that the fauna of the area seem to be ignoring...i don't blame them...i avoid it and its byproducts as much as i can... will keep looking...mostly out of idle curiosity but also with an eye to volunteer corn next bean season...i am hunting for suicide genes.
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.