Wednesday, 18 May 2016

SNAP - It Is Corny

Linking in with Helena & the other snappy folks at :SNAP

This week my foursome is recent activity in the field behind our home.  Every year I tried to capture the cycle of the crop that gets planted.  The farmer rotates the crop every year; corn; soybean & then winter wheat.  We believe we also observe a difference to the wild life that follows the crop rotation.  When there is corn we get more raccoons & deer, although there are fewer & fewer deer sightings.  For soybean we notice an increase in the number of garter snakes in our yard.  When the crop is winter wheat we see more rabbits & mice.

This year the farmer has planted corn.  I give you the four stages of spring planting.

 Stage One Harrowing:





















Stage Two Spraying Roundup:

 


















 Stage Three Seeding:







 Stage Four Rolling to ensure good seed to ground contact:














 






I will probably have the four stages of corn growth later in the year

9 comments:

  1. What an interesting view to have behind your home ... two days in a row must never be the same.

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  2. Interesting to hear the different wildlife following the crop rotation. I wouldn't cope well with garter snakes!

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  3. interesting about the wildlife change!!

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  4. You have some nice pics, and good too that you have the same tractor in each to tie them together! (But oh the top one makes me sneeze..!)

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  5. fascinating to have all this activity to watch so close to home and interesting how the rotation impacts on the wildlife

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  6. Another reminder of how difficult and time-consuming farming is! We live in a very suburban environment and see deer regularly.

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  7. Interesting! (and of course a great title)

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  8. The farmer has been very busy and it all looks quite dry. We call corn maize over here. The farmers at one time sidelined with maize mazes to get a bit more money but haven't seen one for a while.

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  9. This is so interesting, gorgeous photos and a great snap! It will be lovely to see the growth stages later in the year. Oh! I do like your title.

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