Fall into the depths of the grassland

  Going to Inner Mongolia, whether it is a friend who lives in Inner Mongolia or a friend who lives in other provinces but has been to Inner Mongolia, they said that they should go there in the summer from May to July, when the grasslands are luxuriant with water and grass, flowers are blooming, butterflies, bees, and birds. La cattle and sheep scattered wild on the grassland, it looks like a vibrant scene, that’s a cool one. My initial impression of the grasslands of Inner Mongolia was also obtained from reading Malaqinfu’s collection of short stories, “Flower Prairie.” The wind blows the grass low, the sea of ​​flowers rippling, the image has been deeply embedded in my memory.
  It is the first time for me to step into the grasslands of Inner Mongolia in the autumn and walk into the depths of the grasslands along the route from west to east to experience its full and charming grace.
  After a long bus journey, we came from Hohhot to the Zhenglan Banner of Xilin Gol League. The Yuanshangdu ruins appeared on a field of withered autumn grass. More than 700 years ago, this was once a dynasty in the world of mega power, and the renowned Kublai Khan established the magnificent capital here. Following the surviving horse track in the rut, we climbed to the high platform of the famous Da’ange ruins, where we looked and imagined the atmosphere of the capital city: the city gate had 4 gates, and the gate wall was as long as one kilometer and 600 meters short. The driveway is spacious, the felt tents are like clouds, and the flow of people is like weaving. In addition to Da’an Pavilion where major ceremonies and receptions of foreign envoys are held in the city, there are also Hongxi Hall where wine and banquets are held, Xuanwen Pavilion where books are collected and read, and Muqing Pavilion where the emperor rests after his parade.
  This can be considered the depths of the grassland, right?
  Looking around, it borders Mongolia far to the north. Kublai Khan’s capital was built here not only to enjoy the coolness in summer, but more importantly, it is the hinterland of the grassland. And this hinterland was not only the home of the Yuan Dynasty, but at the time it was also regarded as the heart of the world. In this Da’ange, Kublai Khan accepted the surrender of the Queen Mother Xie of the Southern Song Dynasty and also received Marco Polo from thousands of miles away. Had it not been for the Yuan dynasty’s army in Hechuan, Chongqing, who had encountered the “Battle of the Frost of God”, Kublai might have built another capital of his in Rome.
  However, history turned a corner in this way, and the Yuan Dynasty eventually perished, but the territory of the Yuan Dynasty it constructed at that time remained in history. The spirit it constructed—the yearning and maintenance of the homeland and native land, still remains in Mongolia. In the blood of the ethnic people. In the bleak autumn wind, standing on this high platform, watching the geese walking under the white clouds, I heard the familiar melody of the movie “The Heroes of the East” episode “The Great Wild Goose”: Great Wild Goose
  , on the sky, opposite row Make a trip. The river is long, the autumn grass is yellow, and the piano on the grassland is sad. The swan goose, heading south, flies over the reed swing. Where does the geese go? In my heart is my northern hometown. ……After the
  Yuan Dynasty was abolished for a few years, there was still a Mongolian Turhute tribe living in a foreign country. Under the leadership of the leader Obashig, after several years, they got rid of the rule of the Russian tsar and returned to the embrace of the motherland. . The Turhu Special Ministry settled in the Bayinbuluk Grassland in Xinjiang thousands of miles away, the second largest grassland in China after the Ordos Grassland in Inner Mongolia. A heroic song of patriotism and love for the homeland has a thousand threads on the plateau here. Wanwi’s connection. This is also their hometown in the north, where their spirit and heart go!
  On the high platform, I reluctantly looked at the prairie under the sun. Nearby, several herders are loading the cut grass on the tractor. The grass was piled high, the car was under the grass, and even the wheels could not be seen. Only the front of the car showed half of its face, looking shyly at our group of foreign tourists. The grassland leaves trails after the lawnmower drove past, like the annual rings of a big tree, as if remembering the history of this autumn. For a long time, the people of Inner Mongolia have maintained the unity of the nation and the stability of the border of the motherland just like protecting their own eyes. The tranquility and peace in the depths of the grassland are just like the autumn colors of the grassland, appearing so mature and indestructible.
  Going further east, by the beautiful Dali Lake, we walked into the Schinbaatar Cooperative. This is the Keshiketeng Banner that belongs to Chifeng City. Outside the door of the cooperative, there is a tall scaffolding house, which is used to store large agricultural machinery. The roots of the wall are piled with dry cow dung like a hill, which is the fuel to be burned for the winter. In addition to the staff’s dormitory, the cooperative has also built a tall felt bag for receiving guests and gatherings. We visited and chatted with Schinbaatar. He introduced that the cooperative was his leader. It has grown from two or three to the current eight. Each family gathers its own livestock, funds, and equipment for common use and management, and also divides labor and grazes according to work needs. , Or planting, or purchasing, but also hiring workers. At the end of the year, everyone will be allocated according to their total income and their contributions, which is a bit of a shareholding system. Now they have more than 800 livestock and nearly 1,000 acres of pasture. Due to the centralized procurement of seeds, forages, fertilizers, pesticides and machinery, it saves worry and money, and everyone discusses major issues together. The life of the cooperative is prosperous, and the average income of each family is about 200,000 yuan each year. We also walked into the vegetable field of the cooperative, picked off the big red tomatoes, rubbed them on the body like a member, and stuffed them into our mouths. Schinbattle said that these are all organic vegetables, which are self-produced and sold.
  Siqin Battelle let us into the yurt and looked up, Qiuyang shot down through the roof of the yurt, making the whole yurt look golden. The kang is covered with thick wool felt, and a large area is set aside in front of the kang. Siqinbaatar said that this is for the members to dance while gathering and drinking. How can you live such a good life without wine and singing and dancing? Sure enough, in addition to a large TV set in the yurt, there are also equipment and stereos that can sing karaoke.
  Continue walking, we will arrive at Huanggangliang. Huanggangliang still belongs to the Keshiketeng Banner, which happens to be at the intersection of the Gongger Grassland and the mountains at the southern end of the Greater Xing’an Mountains. In addition to grasslands, forests, and lakes, there are also abundant mineral resources underground. Among them, the Huanggangliang iron-tin mine is the largest iron-tin polymetallic symbiosis mine north of the Yangtze River.
  Entering Huanggangliang Forest Park, we really walked into the dense autumn colors.
  Late September is the best time for Huanggangliang to enjoy autumn. If the meaning of autumn on the grassland is the haystacks scattered on the field and the harvested potato bags, in Huanggangliang it is the dance and singing of the jungle. White birch trees, purple birch trees, maple trees, and poplar trees competed to see who was the yellowest. Even the sand willows chased the autumn and half turned yellow. The small red fruits of the Shan Ding tree are all over the branches, and the grass with white flowers in summer also joins the autumn ensemble, and the leaves become red. The stream covered by vegetation has long lost the pride of summer. At this time, he spoke softly and shyly refused to show up. Stopping and looking at the birch trees beside the road, their skins are also getting old, and the ravines are gully, showing the intent of autumn mountains.
  What a fascinating place this is!
  Here, your heart dances on the leaves with the autumn sunshine, and the wind on the grassland blows over, mixed with the smell of grass, flowers, bark, and mountain fruits in the forest, and it is full of fragrance. In the forest, you are in the sea of ​​red, orange, yellow and green; standing on the top of the post, you are like boarding the deck of a huge ship, floating on the golden sea. The charm of autumn is in the waves of red and yellow, yellow and green in the woods, which will detract from your soul. Someone said: “If you miss the autumn scenery of Huanggangliang, you will miss the whole autumn.” Although this is a bit exaggerated, it is not false, especially for those of us from the south, walking in this “tree”. In the painting of “The trees are all autumn colors”, every step you take is like having the whole autumn.
  It has been a long time since I came back from the grasslands of Inner Mongolia. I seem to be fascinated by the autumn colors of the grasslands. In my sleep, I can smell the refreshing fragrance of grasses, trees, and the fragrance of the yurts of Siqinbaatar.