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Grass ‘Splosion

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I was looking at this explosion of natural tallgrass yesterday and it took on the appearance of a bursting firework finale to my eyes.

Do you see it?

Closer inspection of these blades reveals the hazardous serrated edges that can damage flesh. It even cuts itself!

Growth of greenery is at maximum acceleration now. The corn plants in the fields of the surrounding area are gaining about five inches a day. It’s shocking to see the difference a day makes in the height of the tightly spaced stalks that fill entire fields.

Meanwhile, the round bales on our land are starting to droop under their own weight. I don’t understand why these get left in the field so long. At this point, they are just crushing spots that could be growing more grass for baling the second cut.

Also, it just feels so wrong to leave hay out in the rain.

I understand the rain or snow water just runs off the outside layer, but I imagine the bottom portion that is in contact with the ground must get pretty rotten over time.

One of these days, I’ll get around to asking the guy who is renting our fields.

Till then, I’ll enjoy the added ambiance the bales add to the landscape. They can serve as a distraction from all the Queen Anne’s Lace weeds that are having their own little explosion of growth in the time since the fields were first cut this year.



Written by johnwhays

July 10, 2020 at 6:00 am