Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Golden Fields

These pictures were taken about a month ago, around the middle of August.
These are common sights as I drive the country roads, looking for photo opportunities.

Around here, the big round straw bales are about all you see. No longer do the farmers use the smaller rectangular bales, like they used to.

I need to be honest here. Given a choice, I would rather have had a couple of John Deere combines on the field, but this is what I saw. I grew up with the green and yellow equipment and still like how it looks.

Each little kernel in that stock, has potential to either be used as food for humans or animals, or if the farmer chooses to plant it next year, it can increase many times over,

I am not a farmer so I know very little about the details, but I know what is pleasing to my eye.
Seeing these beautiful symmetrical swaths, gets my attention every time.

That is just a pretty sight in my eyes.It has a neatness about it, that I like.

In Closing:
Come, ye thankful people, come,
Raise the song of harvest home;
All is safely gathered in,
Ere the winter storms begin;
God our Maker doth provide
For our wants to be supplied;
Come to God’s own temple, come,
Raise the song of harvest home.


Ginny Hartzler said...

I love the empty field, it are so beautiful! It is ALL round bales around here. The vehicle moves right up to it and a big prod thing goes right in the center and lifts it up. So they are a lot easier to move. We have seen a few of the small rectangle ones in tiny fields, but it is rare.

Hootin' Anni said...

I am a farmer's daughter- tho, as so was the last child born, the farm was sold. Farming is in my veins. It's beautiful.

Marie Smith said...

I love those scenes in our fields too, Ruth. The bales are a beautiful part of country life.

Sandra said...

I like that last shot of the rows in the field, so beautiful. the wheat macro is my favorite pic today. those big round bales are great, but they require machines to move them and give out the food to the livestock, unlike the small bales that could be tossed from the barn or spread by fork and man... I watched a friend feed their cows with one of these big round bales, the man drove the tractor, carrying the hay, she walked behind with a pitch fork, spreading what fell of the bale. quite a big production

George said...

Your photos of the grain fields are truly beautiful -- I think any of them would look great in a frame. I, too, grew up with John Deere tractors on our farm.

LV said...

Born and raised the hard way on a farm. We never had equipment like this. Very nicely done. I love your header.

photowannabe said...

I come from City Life so all of your farm photos are so inviting.
I think the big hay bales are lovely fut I understand the idea of smaller ones for smaller machinery.
Gorgeous wheat shafts and the lines of tilling in the fields are an artist's dream.
I especially like the Harvest song at the end. Sometimes we sing something without really getting the words in our brain. I liked reading this while my mind was singing it.

Rose L said...

Often here in Oregon when I see them they are rolled up in white plastic or canvas. We always say the marshmallow harvest has begun!! They look like gigantic marshmallows.

happyone said...

Oh I love to see the bales of hay in the fields too. I see mostly the rolled ones too, but every once in a while I see the square bales too.
Your photos like always are beautiful.

Debbie said...

things sure have changed but thank goodness for farmers!! your pictures are so pretty...i enjoy seeing images like this!!

Rose said...

I enjoyed each and every photo...really did love these. Like you, I would have preferred the green and yellow type of equipment. I drove a John Deere all those years at the orchard...and I just think it would make a more striking impression against that background.

Rose said...

Also, i meant to say it is really unusual to come across the smaller square bales here, too. I feel like I am very blessed if I see them once or twice a season.

LC said...

So lovely!

Debbie Harris said...

Oh I'm right there with you in what is pleasing to the eye.
Those fields are gorgeous in deed and perfectly in order.
I enjoy seeing the small square haystacks, but their rare these days.

As always, awesome photos.

Joy to you ♡