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....:)
Oh my! Much higher than knee high, all right! Happy Independence Day, TB. :-)ReplyDelete
I thought about getting out for a selfie next to the corn today also.ReplyDelete
You too, TB. "Teeming with trout" eh? Do tell more......ReplyDelete
My, that corn is doing VERY well.ReplyDelete
Lovely area you live in. I miss cornfields. I never thought I'd say that..................
Wow, indeed higher than knee high. Lovely photos, dear Trout. Happy Independence Day to you. Here in Canada we already celebrated Canada Day on July 1st. Stay safe, my friend. :)ReplyDelete
The corn is looking good and so in the Troutbirder family! Here in KY, we have plenty of sinkholes. Very typical for us and even a couple on our farm, with springs, waterfalls, etc..., to go with them.ReplyDelete
Looks and sounds like you live in a pretty area. I wonder if the sink holes are something like the holes here from a gas pipeline that goes all across the ranch. The gas company comes to mow maybe once a year but they never fill anything. We have to be careful driving to check the cattle.ReplyDelete
Oooh, the corn is looking good. Here is to wishing your farming friends excellent growing weather and a bountiful harvest!ReplyDelete
It's an interesting piece of the country with the sinkholes.ReplyDelete
Way beyond knee high!ReplyDelete
Sink holes and knee-high corn is like a foreign language to me, being a city gal, but it looks good enough to dream that one day...... oh well, shrugs!ReplyDelete
What a beautiful place you live in.ReplyDelete
It would be knee high if you stood on your head.
Farm country always brings a warmth to the soul. How nice to be able to stroll past such bounty. Our corn is also head high right now.ReplyDelete
Definitely looks to be a good year for corn in Minnesota!ReplyDelete
Looks like a great corn field! Good to see Lily and Mrs T:)ReplyDelete
That's some tall corn! Looks to be a great year for Minnesoa farmers.ReplyDelete
What a lovely walk! Thanks for taking us along...and not stepping in any sinkholes!ReplyDelete