Monday, December 29, 2008

Day 364 - The corn field revisited

My post yesterday and the one December 14 have caused some confusion. There is still a lot of corn in the field to harvest. I took both these photos from a low angle to get the sky with a lone stalk. The harvester on December 14 took a couple trips around the field and then started back and forth at the far end. He then quit as it was getting dark and has not returned. A construction company bought this farm in 1986. The dairy operation ceased several years after and the fields have been planted and harvested by various people in different years. About 15 years ago, there was a proposal to develop this farm and others nearby with 1200 additional homes. First traffic congestion; and then the county's development fees (to pay for schools, roads, etc.) halted this plan. Farms on the other side of the river, now in Frederick City, have been developed and now have major housing developments, a shopping center, Wal-Mart, and other businesses. The land in this picture is still zoned agricultural and we hope to enjoy the rural view for years to come. Yesterday's sunset picture was taken in the edge of the field near the tree seen on the right of this one.

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