Central Illinois is quite the producer of soybeans. I'm sure any locals that see this blog are probably rolling their eyes at this blog post, since either soybean fields or corn fields are everywhere you look--big deal!
And that includes three sides of my farm. The farmer rotates his crops and this year we are surrounded by soybeans. Last year it was corn. Here's a view of the eastern back of the property looking south. I think the luscious green is quite pretty surrounding us.
Here's that same corner looking east. This photo was take a couple of weeks ago. Several rows of short sunflowers can be seen on the left (complete with some weeds). That white building in the distance is our local Nestle plant, where they make non-dairy coffee creamer.
Here is the opposite corner of the property facing west.
And this last view is looking south east. Right now the soybeans are about forty seven inches tall and are just now forming the fuzzy bean pods. It will be another month or two before soybeans are harvested. Tonight we caught a deer running from our sunflowers that are now blooming and the deer ran south through the bean field. I did not realize deer were drawn to the sunflowers, but a quick google search confirmed that they are!