A year and a half ago I posted images of my cornfield sprouting through various states. [stderr] Since that time, the price for ethanol has dropped sharply, so the farmer(s) in the area who were making corn just harvested the fields and … left.
I never heard another peep out of the fellow, which was pretty irritating since our arrangement was that he got the corn, and didn’t mess up my field. Instead, he left the field roughly cut, and it rapidly grew a bumper crop of weeds.
There’s a guy up the street who makes hay, and I asked him if he’d be willing to spray and seed the field, in return for some old farm equipment I knew he wanted. The deal being done, he and a friend sprayed 3 weeks ago then ran seeds last week. The grass is already coming up!
I’m in Los Angeles the next two weeks and when I get back I expect it’ll be a beautiful green carpet.