Prairie Burn

Farmers specializing in native grasses burn off last year's stubble every spring, killing all the weeds and invasive species that invaded the field during last year's growing season. This allows a fresh start for the new crop of native grass, providing an almost pure product of grass seed. Thought for the Day: No road is … Continue reading Prairie Burn

Thistle

Musk Thistle Late summer, the beautiful Musk Thistle appears in pastures and road sides. The hummingbirds love it, the farmers hate it. It is considered a noxious weed. Contrary to popular belief, the Musk Thistle is not poisonous to cattle. The main beef (pun intended) against the Musk thistle is its thorny stalk and spiked … Continue reading Thistle

Corn Huskers

August is prime time in Nebraska for sweet corn; local farmers sell it out of their pickup trucks along the highway outside of town.  A dozen fresh-picked ears cost $5.50, but they always throw a few extra ears in your bag. These young lads from Iowa are getting their first experience at husking corn.  Looks like they've … Continue reading Corn Huskers