The view from my loft is certainly changing. The canopy is moving into its final stage before falling.
Out on a walk I found some interesting species of mushrooms growing all over one of the living but old and gnarled trees. Another thing now to make this trees one of my favourites. It is always an interesting one!
The farm that is part of the original 50 acres, of which my land is a part, took off its soybeans. The field lay nearly empty now showing itself like skin below a freshly shaved head.
I have never been on a farm that produced soy before. What was surprising to me is that so many beans are left behind by the harvesting machines. In about a square foot of this field I was able to pick up this many beans.
I could not have imagined that so many would simply lay in the field. Is this now seeded for the following year? Or food for the turkeys, deer, squirrels and and migrating birds? I wish I knew more about this.
I remember gleaning a potato field with my mother when I was about 14. We got sacks of potatoes for our $2 entry fee. These potatoes were too small at the time of harvesting and fell through the tines of the machines. Being really dusty work, we also had a bad case of ring around the collar! Since soybeans grow in pods (edamame!), I’m expecting the beans you have in your hands to be ones that over ripened and fell out of split pods. They are food for the winter beasts!
Love the view from your loft, I too am enjoying the colors of autumn.
Not to worry about the “left over” soybeans. We, too live across a dirt road from a soy bean field. The deer will have a feast. E. in North Carolina
The mushrooms are Earth Balls and if you step on them they will emit a black powder.
I never even knew what soybean looked like, so thank you. My nephew in law grows soybean, I’ll have to ask him your questions, I’m interested in knowing too.