The air was full of dust, our usually quiet corner of the world was interrupted by dust and a high pitched whine.
We drove out a half a mile.. to find that these trees in the tree line were being ground into mulch.
The tall grass prairie is changing before our eyes. This one is closer to home.
The bothersome trees between the former CRP land and a bean field are being removed one by one. Limb by limb. There are piles of mulch.
Soon this view will be devoid of trees. I remember when this field had many rows of trees going north and south. I used to find a shady spot to rest and wait for my Mother to stop her tractor. My parents owned this piece of land a long time ago, back when the many windbreaks went North and South and met up with the trees that are being removed.
Progress? I am not convinced that it is progress. However it is a change. One that I am noting for future generations..they are the ones that will decide if it is progress or not.
Two days ago they sprayed the hazardous chemicals on the the field across from our front driveway..the Peligro ( Danger) signs are still out in the field. I noticed that both mail boxes at the end of the driveway have some funny looking splotches on them.
Well I guess I am done wallering around in pity for the Tall Grass Prairies…for now.
Congratulations to the winner of the drawing!
DJan has a blog called DJan-ity and she is from the great State of Washington..she sky dives..and hikes..and reads! I know that she will love this book as much as I do. I have a hardcover version that was a gift from my daughter a long time ago:)