What Is the Green Stuff?

Green fields near Allenville 05-04-2014Mother and I were cruising around Allenville for a followup on an old story when we started passing field after field of green stuff. She thought it might be wheat, but she wasn’t sure.

I divide the world into two classes: food and feed. Food has feet or fins. If it doesn’t have feet or fins, then it must be feed for food.

So, what were we looking at? You can click on the picture to make it larger.

Travel update

Got a late start leaving Cape Monday, so I didn’t make it east of Louisville as planned. I stopped at a rest area with a decision to make: do I take a 22-minute nap and push on, or do I search to see if there is any lodging nearby. I selected Door Number 2.

There was a motel five minutes away in Ferdinand, IN. It was sometime around midnight-thirty (more about that in a minute), so I decided to stop.

I earned one discount because of the alphabet soup of travel organizations I threw out (I didn’t actually SAY I was a member of them; I just asked if they cut prices for them. I got another reduction by pointing out that I was the last person they were probably going to see that night, and I got another cut by being a member of their chain’s organization.

Time is a little confusing

Just before I headed to the room, the desk clerk said, “Time is a little confusing here. The motel is the the Eastern Time Zone; your cell phone is going to show Central time because the dividing line is the Interstate.”

He wasn’t kidding. My cell phone alarm went off at 9:32 a.m., but the motel’s alarm clock said 10:30. Must be tough to live around there.

I got into Athens in time to have dinner with Curator Jessica. She says I have to put on my shoes and pants tomorrow for a 3-hour oral history interview with the Ohio University School of Media Arts and Studies. Jessica is supposed to be asking me questions about what it was like to have gone to college shortly after the earth’s crust cooled. They told her that we don’t have to fill the whole three hours, but Jessica said, “I don’t think he’ll have any problem talking that long.”

5 Replies to “What Is the Green Stuff?”

  1. Looks like wheat to me. Wheat is sown in rows so this is not grass. Wheat should be about that tall in May because some seasons wheat is harvested in late June or July. In years past farmers would cut and bind wheat when color was correct, then stalks and grain would stay in shocks until dry and threshing would take place. Now wheat stays longer until dry and ready and the combine come in.

  2. I vote for wheat, and you definitely can “talk that long”!!!
    Have a safe trip! I’ll eat a piece of My Daddy’s blueberry cheesecake in your honor–They opened the new store in Advance Monday, and I’ve already had two pieces. All our diets are doomed!
    Susan Stanfield finally had time last night to come out of the kitchen and sit down with us a minute. She said that she HAS been that tired before, but it’s been a long time!
    She said that she’s NEVER “run out of product” before, and she declares the people of Advance “SO NICE”!
    It’s going well. You must stop by on your next trip!

  3. Madeline DeJournett, I just left Advance hungry…….so sorry I missed the opening of this new place……but will ask others to give me a review…….for the next time I am back in that part of the country……..


    A form of sugar cane that looks like Corn in the field but is a type of grass that is used in things like grains and other types of feed. Sorghum can also be a way to add sweetness to feeds in the form of sorghum sugar or syrup. There are different types of sorghum, only one of which is used as a grain. The other types of sorghum are used as fodder, which is feed for horses and other livestock. Fodder can take the form of grains or pellets, or they can also take the form of forage feeds such as hay and straw.

    Worldwide, sorghum is a food grain for humans. In the United States, sorghum is used primarily as a feed grain for livestock.

    Reference: en.wikipedia.org


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