I waited all season for the peanuts to be turned, but didn't make it to the field before they were picked up. I snapped this small unpicked patch on the way into work this morning. It's always so hard to photograph using backlighting, but I hope this gives you a glimpse into peanut picking in South Alabama.
Texture by Kim Klassen.
From 2012 Project 365 + 1
We Should All Take Pride In Our Work.
Yesterday I was chatting with a farmer friend at church about planting and the crops his farm is growing this year. He was quick to tell me that I needed to see his fields of peanuts. He said that (compared to another local farmer) his "rows are straight" and that they looked good. Even though I grew up in the country, I hadn't thought much about straight rows. So I took a ride down Pruitt Road today and was very impressed with his straight rows. His peanut fields looked really good.
"Any job, great or small, do your best or not at all."
From 2010 Project 365