It is harvest time in my neck of the woods. Actually the farmers have been harvesting for a few weeks now. Most of the corn is neatly packed away in nearby silos or already sold to God knows who. The soybeans are the ones getting the attention now.
We have soybean fields all over my area. Up until today, when we finally got some MUCH needed rain, the fields were very spooky. All it would take is a single spark or cigarette butt to ignite an entire field threatening homes and livestock alike. Why, just the other day a field very close to me caught fire from a baler's spark. Thankfully I spotted it on the way home and single handily extinguished all of the flames saving all of the homes in my small community. Ok, well I actually did try to call Joe at home to see if he knew about it and while I was on the phone I was honked at by the large pickup truck behind me. Seems I was blocking the entrance to the field that was on fire. Oops.
When Abby and I were roaming the property Sunday I got a couple of up close and personal pictures of the soybeans. They are really pretty neat looking.
To think of all the things that are made from soybeans is incredible. What? Name them? Uh, well, I just couldn't. I, uh, I don't want to sound like a know-it-all.
Although I do like soy milk once in a while but it has to be ice cold. My brother uses it on his cereal since he is lactose intolerant. I used to drink it daily for medicinal purposes. Now I just take pills to control those ole hot flashes. Sorry guys but it happens to us women.
I hope that after the fields are harvested Winter Wheat is planted. That stuff is just beautiful. It is a rich color of green all winter long which is nice since everything else is brown.....just brown. Then just before it is ready to harvest in early Spring it turns to such a lovely and gorgeous brown. If that happens I will be sure to get more pictures of the fields since this past year's pictures deemed to be quite popular.