The fields were full of activity last night. They were moving equipment with back up alarms to the field across from our driveway. Irritating. I was trying to enjoy a quiet evening playing ball with Chance. Then we both smelled smoke. A half mile from here they are burning huge brush piles. The native prairie and several windrows of trees have been annihilated to make way for an irrigator and long french fries that stand up in the box. They have been burning piles of brush the past four or five days. I took this photo the other day when the wind was from the east..yesterday the wind was from the west and we were getting the smoke smell. It is so dry..I wonder how they got a permit to burn..but then again perhaps corporate farmers are above the rules.
The smoke smell was nothing to worry about. We need rain. It is very dry.
We saw some critters..
Then we saw our neighbor working in his fields.
I saw the beef cattle in the corner of the pasture..two of them were staring off into the field..strange.
It isn’t normal to see a fox like this. He had an injured back leg..perhaps from a run in with the beef cattle. Chance barked at him. The fox ran and the beef cattle ran too. Strange. It was like they were chasing the fox.
He took off at a pretty good clip..limping but still running.
After that we saw some Canada Geese and then we came home. We enjoyed our ride through the neighborhood looking at all the fields:)