The boys came yesterday with their big tractors and trailers and cut the maize fields. One minute our garden was surrounded by a sea of tall leafy plants and within an hour or so the fields had been reduced to stubble. They worked so quickly, shredding the maize and shooting it directly into the trailer running alongside the harvester. It will be used for animal feed.
The fields surrounding our house provide a constantly changing scene. Last year the fields were golden with wheat. Reeshard’s fields are now left for hay or grazing since he retired but previously he grew tobacco and sunflowers. Watching the harvesting of the tobacco plants used to fascinate me; the plants were cut with something like a giant pair of scissors and then taken along a conveyor belt and laid flat on the adjacent trailer.
|Reeshard (aka Richard Escalier)
|tobacco plants on their way to the drying sheds