Ripening Wheat

Last fall, Harland planted winter wheat, so-called because it germinates in the fall, and then lies dormant through the winter.

It began to grow again in early spring turning into a lush green carpet before sprouting seed heads, the last act of its life.

Once the seed heads matured, the plant began to die turning the familiar golden brown.

As it dries out, Harland tests it periodically looking for the optimum moisture content ensuring it will store well in the grain bins after harvest.

Lately, Harland has been tuning up the combine.

Wheat harvest is just around the corner.

I’ll have more posts about the wheat when harvest begins.

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————> Thursday: A forgotten old-fashioned climbing rose in the corner of the field.

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