Yesterday we went on a little drive, we headed to a flea market about an hour away.
Not far from home we saw that this field of Kidney Bean vines had been baled. I was curious what they would be used for..animal bedding was the answer that I got from Peg…she said that the vines were really hard to chop up..so it was decided to bale them.
On the way we saw this field…
Need a closer look?
Yesiree..they are corn stover bales. Corn stover is what the corn stalks are called after the cobs have been harvested. This will be used as a low quality feed for livestock. I have never seen corn bales before..have you? Sometimes the corn stover is left for livestock to graze right there in the field. Most times it is plowed under because it decomposes and returns nutrients to the field…Corn is a heavy nutrient user.
The flea market was pretty cool..there were four buildings full of “junk” and there was lots of room for outside vendors in the summer. I only found one guy that was selling old photos..I bought what he had that interested me. He wanted five dollars a piece..I said “Well that is too rich for my blood.” We settled on a dollar a piece. Far Guy found an old model car for his train set..we are pretty boring..we always look for the same thing.
All the leaves are on the ground here..everything is different shades of brown..we are still working on getting the leaves out of the yard..and yes we have a leaf blower..we just have a really large amount of trees that loose their leaves..we rake, we chop, we blow..one way or another the flow of leaves that stops and swirls right in front of the front door must be stopped:)