I was the last one out planting corn in Iowa today. We don’t till the soil. Instead we plant in the same row every year. As i was driving along I startled a Killdeer. They run around threateningly when they have a nest nearby, spreading their wills and tail. She was just two feet away from my feet. I looked and looked and nearly gave up when I spotted the nest right in last year’s bean row. It was amazingly camouflaged. I had stepped on one of the eggs as I walked around looking for it. I tossed the wrecked egg out so it wouldn’t stink up the nest and carefully drove the planter up to the nest then raised it and lowered it when it reached the other side of the nest.
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