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Friday, July 17, 2015

Friday Green - Vacation Part 2 And a Couple of Critters

These parts of Don's three weeks of vacation are not in order - this is some green we saw on a ride south of here yesterday.
 The hay fields have been cut and are growing and green again


 Saturday's Critters    Birds sitting in green trees

 A very old house with a green mossy roof and green trees.  When we looked closer we saw a new pickup truck sitting in the driveway and it appears someone is "squatting" in this old house. No one seems to be complaining.  It appears the house has been empty for a very long time.
 A farmer picking up bales of hay - between the tractor and the trailer is a "flat" of hay bales
 They are lifted into place with hydraulics - not like the old days when the bales were thrown up on the trailer by hand.
 And the farmer is off to the barn with the load of hay
 The green of potato fields is enhanced with the blossoms - pink blossoms mean red potatoes
 The green tractor sits in the potato field


 This is how they keep the potatoes green - gigantic rainbird sprinklers that cover massive amounts of the crop in one arc.



18 comments:

Rowan said...

Lovely countryside, interesting to see the hay baler with the hydraulic lift - how times have changed. More efficient but less romantic:)

Latane Barton said...

Those are such huge fields of hay and potatoes. Things growing for us to eat and for cows to eat. That's a good thing.

Margaret Adamson said...

Lovely countryside adn farming scenes. Have a lovely weekend.

Julie Fukuda said...

I have to laugh because Nerima-ku, the ward where I live, has been recognized as the greenest in the city of Tokyo. 53 years ago it was farmland but every time I go out, another field is being turned into a huge apartment building. I don;t think they know what "green" is!

eileeninmd said...

Great post, lots of pretty greens. And cute birds. I like the field of blossoms from the red potato. Thank you so much for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

EG CameraGirl said...

I wondered if the pink blossoms meant red potatoes. Now I know!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The potato fields are amazing! Who knew they would look so beautiful with the blooms! Enjoy your weekend. Sweet hugs, Diane

Pamela Gordon said...

Beautiful photos! I've never seen the flat bales of hay before. Must be something fairly new. The potato fields in blossom look so pretty. I don't think I'd even want to 'squat' in that old house. Creepy. lol Have a great day!

Gayle said...

Great educational photos - education is good and they're pretty to boot.

bailey-road.com said...

Lovely shots of the countryside. The pink potato blossoms are so pretty.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Interesting old house! Eventually, the moss will win...
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Marigene said...

Beautiful land, guess I didn't realize just how flat it is up there.
It is nice learning new things each day...pink flowers signify red taters...thanks for the gardening lesson...that is a huge field of potatoes!
My favorite summer smell is fresh mown hay!
Have a great week, JoAnn.

VioletSky said...

Love the view of the potato fields.
And now flats of baled hay - I thought most farms were going for te big round ones now. I guess every area is different.

Adam Jones said...

Beautiful scenery.

Kay said...

Green, green, and more green!
Did you notice in the mossy-roofed house that there's an electric fan in the window?

Amy at love made my home said...

A great collection of greens!!! xx

Tom said...

Nice green colors of summer. Tom The Backroads Traveller

Nick V. said...

What a wonderful selection of photos! The green fields really are a blessing for city dwellers' eyes...
Thank you for taking part in the Friday Greens meme.