There were geese calling nearby and in the distance when Butler ran alongside the pickup on the short drive to a winter wheat field.
Butler announced that it was looking good, or maybe he was talking to the geese. I can never tell.
But it looked good to me. It is as thick as a mat and cushioned my steps as we inspected.
The healthy leaves are still drinking in the short days of sunshine that November brings. However, some of the leaves that you see are volunteer barley. They will soon freeze and not be a factor in the winter wheat crop development.
The snow event that had been firmly forecast, missed us. That made us both smile.
Days without snow on the ground in November are a bonus for all of us in GriggsDakota.