It’s Fourth of July here today in southeastern Minnesota and time to take Miss Lily for her early morning walk on our neighbors field road along a cornfield and around a wooded sinkhole. We happen to live on the very edge of Bluff Country. To our north and east lie mostly hills and deep cut valleys teeming with trout and winding their way north and southeast to the Mighty Mississippi. To the west beginning next to our back yard are corn and soybean fields stretching to the Black Hills of South Dakota and beyond to ranch country. Let’s take a look….
Wait for us Lily! (there could be raccoons in the sinkhole...)
Huge fields, huge machines needed here.
There are thousands of these sinkholes in our county where streams and runoff disappear into the ground only to reappear from springs and caves in the limestone bluffs. Most of the farmers are now conscious of preventing erosion and toxic runoff from their fields. Our good friends and neighbors Dick and Sharon , keep their field road mowed and plowed year round.
The measuring stick in these parts for early summer corn crop is KNEE HIGH BY THE FOURTH OF JULY. I do believe that mark has already been exceeded. Happy Fourth everybody....:)