Aliens! Doing Alien Things!

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Well .. it is at least one explanation, is it not?

Looking out of my bathroom window (the only one on that side of the house high enough to see over the hedge), I spotted these very odd .. well .. crop circles, I suppose. Leaving aside the possibility of aliens dropping in to say hello in a very idiosyncratic manner, I’m thinking that someone1 probably started to spray the wrong field with weedkiller – or maybe the right field with weedkiller instead of insecticide.

Either way, I doubt the farmer is terribly happy about the result. I mean, what happens now? If he harvests the rest of the field, surely he can’t allow any of the affected wheat into the food chain, and how on earth is he to make sure of that?

We rely too much on pesticides of one sort or another, I know that much.

1 Someone who now wishes he were somewhere far, far away, probably. Or that he had decided to become a filing clerk instead of an agricultural worker.

9 thoughts on “Aliens! Doing Alien Things!

  1. Carol 3rd July 2015 / 3:43 pm

    So would the sprayed areas now be gluten-free? Just wondering.

    • Jay 3rd July 2015 / 6:17 pm

      Ha! I suppose they might, if there were no grain in there! :D

    • Rob Lenihan 6th July 2015 / 4:01 am

      Looks like somebody spilled the bleach

      • Jay 7th July 2015 / 5:12 pm

        … or the pesticide!

  2. Valerie Daggatt 6th July 2015 / 10:17 am

    I never could understand how or why ‘crop circles’ appeared in fields overnight. The one in your photograph looks like a deliberate act of destruction.

    • Jay 7th July 2015 / 5:13 pm

      It does, doesn’t it? We were speculating about it again on our walk this morning, since we were walking alongside this field. OH suggested that perhaps the farmer had an enemy. Perhaps he was in dispute with another farmer!

  3. nick 6th July 2015 / 8:54 pm

    Clearly that’s where the flying saucers were parked overnight and the heat from the engines has destroyed the crops. Obvious really.

    • Jay 7th July 2015 / 5:14 pm

      Best answer yet! That’s the one I’m going with. :P

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