Thursday, August 16, 2012

Not worth Saving


Marthsville, Missouri 
August 11, 2012



I am bending my own rules today.  Normally, this blog is reserved for posting a photo a day that needs few words, but today I'm giving you a twofer of both words and photos.  I believe both are needed to tell this story.  Something is missing in these photos.  Normally, there would be a wagon under the chute to catch the corn.  This year's crop was not worth saving so it is going back on the ground.    














27 comments:

  1. These are wonderful rural shots Rita. Sadly the weather this year hasn't been good for farmers.
    I'm amazed at the equipment used today. That's some machinery!

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    1. Carletta, I often wonder how they afford this expensive machinery with the small size of some of the farms. Perhaps they share the cost and the equipment.

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  2. It's sad to see, and I'm so sorry!

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    1. No Jidhu I live in town. But, this is a farming community. This field is just across the river about four miles from me. But, what effects the farmers effects everyone in the area.

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  4. Sadly, we will all feel the ramifications of the drought this year, even those of us who haven't actually physically suffered from it. Food prices will rise eventually. It's a shame nothing could be salvaged. Many of us have been praying for the farmers. Thank you for sharing such poignant moments.

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  5. Not sure what's going to happen here in our area... some are still holding out for a crop. Great images, although somewhat sad.

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  6. Great shots of the farm machinery. It's a shame they tell a sad tale.

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  7. How heartbreaking for the farmer!

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  8. Great shots but sad that the crop is not worth saving. We are all going to feel the affects of it.

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  9. Oh, no! That is horrible. This drought has been so hard on so many hard-working people.

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  10. Oh dear ~ nature can be so cruel ~ Lovely photos ~ (A Creative Harbor)

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  11. Great shots, but it's sad to see...

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  12. Sad that you didn't get much worth saving! :( I'm afraid that is the case with a lot of people. I hope next year is better.

    http://theapels.blogspot.com/2012/08/natures-floor.html

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  13. Beautiful pictures, sad story. Hopefully, next year's weather will be better to them.

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  14. That is bad news for everyone..this drought is just awful- prayers for a better crop next season!

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  15. I can feel your frustration. It has been such a trying year for farmers across the country. I've seen the same here last few weeks.

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  16. Such a shame. I really feel for the farmers.

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  17. Sad, isn't it. Great shots though. The red really pops.

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  18. The farmers are suffering. My cousin has a dairy farm in Nebraska and these last couple years have been struggle. Great shots to show the frustration in pictures.

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  19. I very sad. Great photo by the way. Maybe a little homesick for harvest in E. Wa.

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  20. A telling photo story. Thanks for the post♫

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  21. Incredibly sad... for the farmers and for consumers alike... great shot...

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  22. Shedding tears. But the post is appreciated; we can't ignore this.

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  23. Sucks to see. I hope next year proves to be better.

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