Photo Friday February 22, 2013 “Nebraska Field”

I have posted so many pictures of places I visit, I sometimes forget that I have some really nice photos of my home area too. This is a photo of a field in Nebraska after some of the crop residue had been baled for livestock feed. I really like how the low light angle created dark shadows on the back side of the bales and how the ground color moves from green to gray to yellow before meeting the blue sky.

round bales of corn stalks sitting in a field in Nebraska

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About jheem

I grew up on a diversified dairy farm in southeast South Dakota where I learned how to throw a hay bale, pull a calf, deal with death, and "name" the cows. I was in 4H and FFA, and was privileged to serve as a state FFA officer. In college, I studied animal science, focusing on beef cows, mostly because I figured they were less work than dairy cows....I ended up with a Masters Degree in ruminant nutrition and went to work for the University of Nebraska, first as a research tech coordinating data collection for a swine unit and beef feedlot on a research farm and then as an extension educator. In my current job, I focus on environmental issues related to animal agriculture (which is a nice way of saying I talk about manure alot). My husband and I live and work on a seedstock cattle operation in northeast Nebraska. You can learn more about our cattle operation by visiting my husband's blog at http://aldersonangus.wordpress.com.
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