Sunday, December 02, 2007
Ready the fields for soybeans
The walk into Bosque Santa Lucia yesterday morning gave me the opportunity to have a better look at the neighboring fields being prepared for the planting of soybeans and rice. The land in the attached image belongs to Lira Maia, who must have figured out that rains were on their way because he had already disked his land to which he applied a few tons of lime. As I walked by his fence, I could see and hear his yellow tractor in the far background. I suspect that the operator was planting seeds. Most years, Maia plants soybeans, but on occasion it's rice. One side of the Bosque Santa Lucia forest can be seen in the horizon. The large tree branches next to the fence are young Brazil nut trees, which he planted along all the side roads on his property.