The 20+ millimeters of rain that fell over the last two days gave a welcome respite from the dry spell going back to late August. This afternoon’s sunshine was equally welcome.

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Beyond a bare already harvested soybean field, a combine chews its way through another soybean crop.

Living and working in a rural area has its advantages and drawbacks, as does living anywhere. I count as an advantage – a blessing – seeing this clear evidence of the changing seasons, of seeing where food comes from, of who harvests it and how.

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