I’m guessing all the ethanol produced from corn these days has saved many a farmer. I have a flex fuel vehicle and love using E85, mostly because I save around .15 a gallon, its high octane, and my car runs well on it. Will alternative fuels such as ethanol save the world from global warming? Doubtful. There are too many scientists now suggesting that global warming is a natural earth cycle and not man made (you won’t hear that in the media by the way). But, this is not a political blog so I won’t get into it any further. What I am looking forward to is saving lots of this year’s local crop in the freezer. The Silver Queen variety in this region is absolutely delicious. In the mean time, I hope you enjoy the illustration. Which, incidentally, was done many years ago on colored pastel paper with colored pencil and a bit of pastel.