Tuesday, August 7, 2018

The Farm


The farm where Mrs. C grew up has been in the family for a long time. It's now owned by her youngest brother and his wife, although you can't make a living on it without another full time job. This is the view from the house to the west, something my wife saw every day.

The corn here looks great. However, there were pockets around the area where it seemed to be on death's door. I asked about it - all anyone could tell me was micro-climate, irregular and narrow bands of rain, and drainage. The plot below might not even be good for silage. 
     

3 comments:

Kate said...

There must be so many memories here! I think that farming has taken a direct hit in so many critical areas: climate, competition from the "big boys" and economics. One reason why I support our summer farmers market plus I enjoy the activity and produce! I think that we need a thread on farms on CDP.

William Kendall said...

A peaceful view.

Sharon Anck said...

That view is wonderful!