Monday, June 12, 2006

patient crop

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In addition to corn, soybeans, hogs and cattle, we raise a crop that requires great patience.

Large plots of land just west of here are carpeted with trees and shrubs for the large Chicagoland landscaping industry. This stand of trees grows for many years before being shipped to the market.

A patient crop indeed.

7 comments:

Zebigleb said...

Hi Suzanne !
Just going to seek in my dictionnary what is the french translation for crop... ;-))

See you and have a nice day

Elisabeth said...

I came here via a comment that SRP (of "Melange" - i.e. Roxanne) posted on my blog. She referred me to the photo of that adorable lamb that you had posted on May 18, I believe. Extremely cute, I must say. I became absolutely obsessed with sheep on a very recent trip to Ireland.

srp said...

I was in Southern Illinois for a fast trip a couple of weeks ago. The wheat was ready for harvest. Then last weekend I was in western Virginia and on a back road near Rocky Mt. there was an old Eclipse steam tractor made by the Frick company in Pennsylvania. I have pictures and need to get a post together. It was not as well preserved as some of the restored oness I saw on the internet but even in its rusted state the mechanics were fascinating.

Floridacracker said...

I always wonder what tree farmers do for income in the meantime?

pablo said...

I wish my pecan plantation looked this nice.

KarbonKountyMoos said...

Nice photo - the trees look great.

the Contrary Goddess said...

That looks like bare ground. If it is, that is so sad. And pert near a crime.