Today the farmers who rent 50 acres of our land came to combine the wheat...
I went out with my camera and took lots of photos. I think wheat is the most beautiful crop around here.
I wonder where this will eventually end up? In a loaf of Wonder Bread? Or a Montreal baguette?
Harvesting wheat is a dusty business.
I love the stripey fields. The lighter-coloured stripes are the wheat stalks that will be baled into straw tomorrow.
The tractor in front was ferrying wheat to the big truck up by the road...
There's a lot of wheat in our front field.
The combine also deposits the wheat directly into the truck.
This combine holds a lot of grain.
I am fascinated by all the farm equipment around this area. I would just like to own and drive a small tractor some day.
Beautiful wheat in the sun. It was 31C today and very hot. Good thing the combine harvester has air conditioning!
I also realized that the west side of our metal roof is due for a paint job.
The sky was pretty over the wheat fields.
We are officially in drought conditions here, but the wheat was planted back in March and has done extremely well. And compared to what's going on in the US, it could be a lot worse. There's a hay shortage and the corn is stressed, but other crops are coming along okay. We'll see how the soy and otebo beans in our back fields do this season.
I'll miss seeing the hay waving in the fields now that it's cut!