Monday, April 9, 2012

Plowed Fields

On our walk, we came across something we seldom see: a plowed hay field.

We live in the land of corn and soybeans. Occasionally, we'll see a wheat field or an alfalfa field, but they are in the minority.

The man who farms for us rotates between corn, soybeans, wheat and alfalfa. He will keep a field in hay for five to eight years before plowing the soil and planting corn.

When I see the turned sod, I feel like I've stepped back a hundred or so years, when the land was just cleared and the land was first turned.

The corn crop will get a boost from the nitrogen that the alfalfa produced.

Meanwhile, the dogs find their own treasures in the plowed land.

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