Tuesday, October 18, 2005

harvest



It's harvest time in the midwest. Many of the fields were plowed under or cut down for silage a month ago. Some of the fields held on and will produce a crop albeit with diminshed yields.

The big machinery scoops the corn between the metal fingers, passing it back along the mechanical guts. Dark golden kernels of corn travel up a conveyer and deposited in a trailer. Then it's off to the silver minarets - the grain elevators.

7 comments:

Rachel said...

Harvest time! Fall is in the air!

srp said...

Did the southern part of the state fare as poorly with the rain this year?

Zanne said...

No, it was mostly northern Illinois. Central Illinois fared better, so I assume that southern Illinois was OK. It's hard when your livelihood depends on Mother Nature. And it's hard to sit and watch the crops shrivel up.

Walter Jeffries said...

Have you been getting the ten days of rain? Our summer was dry here in Vermont but now it seems like Mother Nature is making up for it. She's filled our ponds. Another thirty days and it'll float my boat. :)

Zanne said...

Nope...just a dribble the other day. But I was in Baltimore two weeks ago and sat under the remants of Hurricane Tammy for three days! That was unnerving. We have thunderstorms in the midwest that unleash their power and move on. But to witness a solid, heavy downpour three days in length is creepy. The rivers in Ellicot city were flowing wild - washing down a one piece shower stall from who-knows where!

Ron said...

Has anyone seen my shower stall? It seems to be missing...

Zanne said...

I KNEW it was yours!!