Sunday, November 22, 2015
Sunday Reading - Back from Tenn. Frozen Water Tanks
Made it back from Tennessee. Was a nice little drive actually although the rain was a bit annoying and marred the viewing of the landscape. I had never crossed the Mississippi at Dyersburg before nor traveled through that bit of country between Memphis and Nashville either. Very pretty country much like Missouri although the hills aren't as severe and the underbrush isn't as thick. I noticed a few cotton fields hadn't been harvested yet either. First time I seen em ready for harvest like that which was interesting.
There were three things that caught my eye. One, like Missouri Tennessee seems to suffer from the same fate of rural sprawl. Seems like there is no place you can stand without being within a mile of a house. Many of them new, where someone has bought an acre or two and built a MCMansion so they can say they are country living. The vast rural areas of my youth are long gone it seems just about everywhere.
Two. There is some type of tree I couldn't identify but I started seeing it on the Tennessee side of the Mississippi. It's trunk and branches looked like a Pine but it had no leaves on it and didn't appear to be dead. I was assuming it was a Deciduous tree and not just standing dead Pines but I am not sure now. There appeared to be some flooding over there maybe they were Pines that had died.
Three. There is some type of ground cover that appears to be grass of some type. It wasn't planted in rows like Winter Wheat is up here nor was it low lying areas where it might have been Rice. It was a bright chemical green color, almost like a glow stick green. It really caught the eye.
A couple of other interesting things were the bright yellow bales of cotton wrapped up in bales the same size as hay around here. I always thought the cotton was placed in those huge square bales. I wonder what the round bales of cotton weigh?
I was going to stop and steal a cotton plant that had been left behind after harvesting but the field edge was too muddy.
When I got back to the Small-Hold the water tanks were all frozen so I been busting the ice up. I need to get the tank heaters in today and finish up the Winter preps although the long term forecast is for no more freezing temps the rest of the week.
Keep Prepping Everyone!!!!!