And so, one of the most important factors in growing a successful corn crop here is a deer fence. Last week the farmers installed a somewhat-portable plastic mesh deer fence around the field, though it’s certainly still jumpable for a motivated white-tailed deer. The fence will soon be fortified with some strands of electrified wire.
On Saturday, Farmer Ian began cultivating the cornfield, though the job’s not yet finished. The cultivated rows look even more well-groomed and orderly next to the weedy rows that still remain.