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Re: September 8, 2016: Amber Fields of Grain, Washington

GarryRF ·
I had a vision of a farmer cropping his field with a scythe in one hand - and a handkerchief in the other mopping his hot, weary brow. Yes - I know he had a machine. I prefer my picture. Back to nature !
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Re: September 8, 2016: Amber Fields of Grain, Washington

DrFumblefinger ·
No more scythes to be found anywhere, Garry, except perhaps in a museum. Most of the farmers in eastern Washington state are still small independent farmers with smaller, older machinery. Modern combines and tractors are about four times larger, can do a lot more work in an hour, but might set the farmer back almost a million dollars. It's expensive, risky work. I admire the spirit of farmers everywhere.
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Re: September 8, 2016: Amber Fields of Grain, Washington

GarryRF ·
There's an endless line of ships from Baltimore into Liverpool with crops to be milled into flour. Soya bean for animal feed. We have Amber waves of grain here . Some farms go on for miles and miles too. But I believe they're still nowhere near the size of the great American Prairie.
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September 8, 2016: Amber Fields of Grain, Washington

DrFumblefinger ·
Our Pic of the Day highlights some scenes from a field of ripened wheat in eastern Washington state.
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