Organic rather than transgenetic.
Labor instead of chemicals.
Diversity in place of monoculture.
Saturday, July 1, 2017
a trip out to purchase a gallon sprayer for neem oil led me by the beanfield behind the big box stores ( first )...the rows are coming along ( second )...some of the plants are already evincing pods ( third and fourth )...the yellow leaves and drops of water on some of the bean plants ( fifth ) a indicative of the late burst of rainfall we had at the end of june...some of the plants in the rows are clearly not beans( sixth ) and, while searching the rows for some specific non-bean plants i found some detritus ( seventh and eighth ) to further remind me of the suburban setting of these fields...we are in the nexus of exurban ad rural and the exurbs continue to impinge...i found a decomposing cob with some kernels of dense yellow # 2 ( ninth ) a little more searching around the periphery of the field turned up what i was looking for...a surviving ear of field corn and a couple of volunteer plants conveniently situated to observe through the season...this cold be interesting...and enlightening.
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.