Time for Harvest
June 19, 2017 7:51am CST
It is now harvest time, and the farmers have been cutting wheat in this area for about a week. This is one image I took while driving down the road. The golden wheat is lovely to look at and the growers are in a hurry to cut it, before we get storm damage. There are other processes going on as well and I will post about them when I upload more pictures. Wheat harvest puts bread in our bakeries, grain in the silos and sweat on our brow. Growing wheat is still a major industry in Kansas.
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• Marion, Kansas
This is hard red winter wheat, planted in the fall. It grows all winter. Harvest is whenever the grains are ripe. It can start in late May or be put off until July, just depending on what conditions have been.Both weather conditions and field conditions have an affect on it. Later soybeans, sorghum and sunflowers will be harvested.
• Paradise, California
I think it looks beautiful. I would miss the mountains, though. I'm just used to mountains. Wouldn't it be fun though, to be able to travel through all the many states and see everything the country has to offer. . .every place is so different. I'm a bread lover, I'm glad there are places that grow the wheat!