From a photograph by Solomon D. Butcher of four daughters of rancher Joseph M. Chrisman, at their sod house in Custer County, Nebraska. From left to right, Harriet, Elizabeth, Lucie, and Ruth. Photographed in 1886.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Not a Pretty Picture

Drought-damaged corn



Here's a cornfield that I pass nearly every day. The leaves of the corn plants are rolled up tight to try to conserve moisture. We had a little shower today, and we're thankful for it, but I don't think it will do much for these plants.

2 comments:

ptg said...

I hate to see corn suffer this way.

Genevieve said...

I do, too. Most farms here don't have the water resources to make irrigation possible. Once in a while, you'll see a sprinkler pulling water from a pond and spraying it on a field.

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