The adage ‘Nature abhors a vacuum’ seems true on our farm: disturb the soil and in a few days something will grow – desirable or maybe not. The ‘weeds’ around the strawberries and garlic were pretty awesome this year. . .
But this image scares the bejbeebers out of me. This is a field on the farm just east of ours which, like many fields in SE MN this year, never got planted because of the wet spring. It’s now the second half of August and what’s growing here? Almost nothing. That’s downright creepy. The years of conventional (likely GM) corn and beans and the chemical cocktail that goes with that have killed the soil. Almost nothing is growing. And there are thousands of acres just like this across Minnesota. What do we think we’re doing?