Saturday, November 14, 2009

The Field Report

The soybean harvest is finally in full swing. Most of the fields have dried up enough to bear the heavy equipment needed for harvest, so there is a steady stream of semis rumbling on the highway day and night, transporting the beans to local elevators,

where they wait in line to offload their cargo. See them? Looking like Matchbook cars?

That big metal cone thing there? It's a storage facility (much like the tall contrete thing next to it) which holds 1,000,000  (yes, that is the correct number of zeros) bushels of soybeans. It is full. That's why they're piling beans on the ground. And the corn harvest hasn't begun yet.

Lots and lots of future tofu.

And the geese are massing for their migration. These are just a few of the hundreds of thousands of geese that fly by twice a year. They're hanging around for awhile, waiting for the corn harvest. Lots of good pickings in the fields after the combines leave.

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