Grass, small yellow flowers (birdsfoot trefoil), clover, plantain now surround the clay channels. I assume that this vegetation keeps the canals moist and encourages the growth of the wheat, corn and soybeans. The much needed entanglement of all living things, including us, never ceases to amaze me.
That said, some corn plants have been cut down. I suspect the geese in the neighbouring field or the hare or a groundhog, my neighbours!