It’s ‘Harvest Central’ around here at the moment. The sound of Combine Harvesters drone throughout the day and night in the distance, tractors pulling grain slowly trundle up and down the road en-route to grain stores and back again to the fields to pick up more. Last night we watched as a HUGE combine went past – it’s blades being transported on a VERY long low-loader.
In light of all this harvest action, we ventured out this morning for a bit of ‘harvest spotting’. Lots of local fields of various sizes have already been cut, but there are still quite a few to be done. We were lucky to find a field with bales in it – most farmers seem to use the ‘plough back in’ method around here. Just across from the field with bales, we watched a combine empty its load and then continue harvesting. I took lots of photographs and will be posting a selection over the coming week.
The above photograph was taken a couple of days ago in a local Wheatfield. The wheat is very ready for harvesting – the grains almost dropping out of the ears.