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Sunday, 20 May 2018

Not an ordinary miracle.

The Winter wheat crop is bolting in our current 'hot' weather. Having survived sub zero temperatures and frost, usually known as the Grim Reaper of agriculture, I am reminded however as I walk past everyday that the crop is weed-free and this thanks to the farmer's once-weekly chemical spraying. I find this image of not a single weed to be quite sad and a reminder of what the planet has endured for us.
Photo copyright SvD.


Saturday, 12 May 2018

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Monday, 23 April 2018

I look like wheat. Animals and humans don't eat me. What could I be?

I have been driving past this field every day and scratching my head wondering what crop the unusually tall wheat-like grass could be. Last week the crop was harvested and over the weekend it was baled.Today I grabbed the farmer who informed me that it is more profitable than wheat or corn (which he has abandoned altogether) as it requires no special care or chemical treatments and the price is stable. MISCANTHUS grown for bio fuel. Look it up.
Photo copyright SvD.