View from the Silo – July 2010

This is part 3 of my series – ‘View from the Silo’ showing the dramatic changes our area undergoes throughout a cropping season. The first 2 in the series are: April & June.

A big change from April

Well it’s the end of July and we’re thankfully over halfway through winter. You can see that our wheat crop has started growing and now has almost complete ground cover. Welcome rain has meant that the crops in our area are looking quite good at this early stage. The tire marks you can see running up and down the paddock show that this wheat was sprayed last week in order to kill weeds and the ‘self-sown’ lentils and clover from last year. You can see the complete contrast in colour compared to the April photo just 3 short months ago. Dead, dry and barren then, lush green and growing now. It’s a very welcome change!

Jonathan

Web developer turned farmer. Interests include: my faith, my wife, technology, cricket, farming, ice cream & world events.

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4 Responses

  1. Dwain Duxson says:

    I love reading your blog and the view from the silo. It would be great if you could write for us once a week, it called Farm Talk, only short posts like twitter but for farmers. http://www.thefarmtrader.com.au/farm-talk I’m an old Wimmera Farmer myself, more East than you. Dwain

    • Jonathan says:

      Hi Dwain,

      Thanks for stopping and reading! I appreciate the positive feedback. I will signup for the Farm Talk & try to comment from time to time. Trying to get farmers to use the Internet as an information resource is a good thing! Do you use twitter? If so, what’s your username? I think Twitter could be a great tool for you to use in addition to Farm Talk.

      Jonathan

  1. August 1, 2010

    […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Jonathan Dyer, Jonathan Dyer. Jonathan Dyer said: New Blog Post: View from the Silo – July 2010 http://bit.ly/bW6CNj […]

  2. September 1, 2010

    […] I know, I know, it’s now September. But that’s ok because I managed to take some photos on what seemed like the only clear, sunny day we had all of August. So I give you the final winter ‘View from the Silo’ for this year. You can see the earlier shots taken of this crop here: April , June & July. […]

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