Pedaling along on a routine little bike ride on Tuesday, I hear this angry buzzing in the sky behind me and to the left. The video tells the story, more or less.
Well, not the whole story, obviously. I couldn’t ask the pilot his name or whose field he was spraying, nor indeed the exact nature of the stuff coming out of the nozzles of his plane. This was along Bryant Drive, and the field being treated appeared to be wheat.
This was one example of the variety of work involved in mid-valley agriculture. For a bystander down on the county road — well, a bike stander, actually — it was a few minutes of entertainment too. And a display of piloting skill. (hh)