So this is what the field is looking like now. Maize, I think, or ‘cow-corn’, as my Indiana-raised friend, Beth, calls it. So, in a couple of months, my view will have vanished for half a year. It’s quite hard to imagine these innocent-looking little seedlings being so tall.
I’m a bit annoyed with the farmer this year. They put in some water tanks to tap the spring which means they’ve lost some growing space. Consequently, they’re ploughing closer to the field margins by about 12 inches. That doesn’t sound much but it’s bad for the wildlife and bad for the amount of light coming into my kitchen.
Being on a hill, when I stand in the kitchen, I’m about four feet below the level of the field out the back.