This post is the second ‘View from the Silo’. It’s a series I’ve started to document the dramatic landscape changes that happen in our area over a farming season. I did the first one back in April.
Compared to the photo from April, you can see that much has changed. Autumn is now winter, bright sunshine is now grey overcast and cold. By mid June the scene above is a common one around here, as most farmers have finished planting and the crops are in the ground and starting to grow. As of today, this is the case for us too. A good thing, as the long hours in the tractor seat do get repetitive and the risks of weather &/or machinery delays are now past.
This paddock was planted with wheat & fertiliser about 3 weeks ago, and has now germinated quite nicely. Yours truly was driving for most of this paddock, but I unfortunately can’t take credit for the gun-barrel straight lines of new life you see above. As well as making tractor driving less demanding, the GPS guidance also means efficient use of paddocks via the elimination of overlaps or missed sections.These green lives carve a welcome pattern into the dark soil.