Thursday, June 04, 2009

working the fields

It's that time of year again. The local farmer, who plants my brother's fields, arrived with his big machinery the other day. Here you can see the difference between cut and uncut and how tall this whatever it is is.
I think it is so wonderful that my family set up this association with Putnam's. No money in it for our family, but I know my Dad loved it that the fields were put to use.
Spring and early summer, so lovely.

20 comments:

Annie said...

Lovely grass, what do they do with it?

studio lolo said...

Oh Suki, I can smell the sweet cut grass!! Oh how I miss that smell in dry California.
Soon though, soon :)

Jude said...

It's so lush, is for animal feed?

Lynn said...

I can smell the cut grass. Love that smell of freshly cut grass... so pretty too...so green and lush. Wonderful photos.

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

Mmmmm, the scent of fresh mowed grass!
How wonderful a trip to the Cape!!

sukipoet said...

annie this is used to feed their cows.

lolo, the whole process seems so "old world" to me.

Jude, you are right!

Lynn the greens this time of year are incredible. now i can walk across the field with ease.

Blue Sky, I wont be leaving for a couple of weeks but can't wait

soulbrush said...

i think i recall you showing us this event last year, or am i mistaken. love the smell of cut grass too.

Teri C said...

It looks so lush and green! I can almost smell it.

katie jane said...

So rural. I haven't seen much harvesting around here yet. Everything is still growing. Well, maybe nearby some farmer baled some hay near here recently.
The green of this is so vivid on my computer screen.

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

The one thing I noticed when I first left CA was how GREEN the greens could be and how pretty the yellow greens were from the Smoggy and not much rains in SO CAL. Your colors are gorgeous there like here.

willow said...

That green is so soothing. I can almost smell it, too.

sukipoet said...

soulbrush, you are right. I showed these guys last year too. maybe even in more detail.

TeriC I wish I could mix so many green shades in paint

Katie Jane, this crop they harvest 3 times each summer I think.

sukipoet said...

Cris, is California yellowish? I think of beaches etc although northern CA might be greener? I do enjoy the colors here right now.

willow, now, the field seems so bare without the waving...whatever it is.

chewy said...

Food for Moo Moo Cows. Beautiful green hue.

Mim said...

lovely yummy

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Suki, I was talking about SMOG GREEN in CA. :)) Really I didnt know that Greens could be so vibrant and pretty till I left CA for a trip to Montana in the 60ies.

Debbie in CA : ) said...

The smell of new-mown grass rivals the sweetest rose. "Summer!" it calls out with every whiff. Such a fabulous shade of green. Truly a spirit-lifter for those passing by.

Simply lovely . . .

Our spring green here in the Gold Country is turning to the familiar golden brown meadows. Ah, but my lush little dell remains green and verdant, as most cultivated spots do. Our sprinklers and rivulets flowing freely do the work that Mother Nature does for you -- and we skip the humidity. : D

patti said...

You're right Suki - it is just lovely. It's a smell worth bottling!

sukipoet said...

chewy, cow food is the best or at least for cows

hi Mim

ohhhh Cris. I see. Smog green. I forgot about smog.

Debbie, i am glad your sweet home is green and so lovely too.

Patti, and such an "old fashioned" thing to do too. I mean...cut cow food.

sukipoet said...

Patti, maybe I should say a time honored thing to do, as of course these farming tasks are done around the world, some places by hand.