Brandy Day268: Fly Over States

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I want to give a huge shout to all the farmers!! Thank you!! The hours you put in, the physical labor you do. We don’t see all that is put into making sure there is successful crop & livestock growth for food and raw materials.
I’ve always enjoyed living in the country. The smell, the farms, the old barns, the cattle & horses. I love when the farmers harvest the fields this time of year! The smell of fresh soil, beans & corn.
The bulk of corn that is produced today is not for food production but more everyday items such as plastic, batteries, cosmetics, cough syrup & diapers to name a few. Most soybeans are processed for their oil as well as protein for the livestock feed industry, however they are also used for human consumption.
Next time you find yourself pissed off behind a tractor or semi, perhaps you should wave in thanks for all they do rather than speeding by in frustration.

Brandy Day235: Tar Bubbles

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Upwards of 90°, driving down country roads with a sound like that of driving through Rice Krispies. Tar bubbles. Generally found on less traveled roads before they have a chance to throw gravel down. This is the country equivalent to popping bubble wrap! (See you get excited just reading bubble wrap.) Its a liberating feeling driving down the road, windows down & the fresh popping of hot tar beneath your tires.
A very fun and happy childhood memory, only we used our bare feet & grubby hands.