January 6, 2022
The countryside is in winter resting mode. The tree branches are bare allowing views over the creek bank into the neighboring field. The grasslands have turned from a rich green to a dry brown and tan. The only green that can be noted are the cold green early blades of the planted wheat in the fields. Cattle are being moved to the home lots to winter or taken to pasture in brown, harvested corn and milo fields.
The only survival plants in some of the no-till fields are cover crops that were planted to help save soil moisture. The wild flowers that added colors to the landscape are no more...