Well, I was none the wiser, but certainly something had been planted here. Or was it a weed that had come up after a crop had finished? It did not seem possible when I compare with all the other paddocks that had been left after a crop. No, I think this is the crop that was planted.
What is your verdict?
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On my return, I wondered how I would get closer to the brown paddock. Then I saw a fence that would easy to get over. And I did. Can you see the fence?
Has the farmer planted a grass around his crop to protect it from cross-pollination?
What do you think? Does it look like this to you?
I have tried to enlarge these pictures, but they are still not clear enough to be certain. I think I can see these weeds at the edge of the paddock. Look at the next picture.
When I go past next time I will have my camera and do a closeup. Then I can be certain. But fancy a whole paddock of these tares or weeds! I took the pictures of them in my paddock. I had better cut them down or they will multiply and I don't want a whole paddock of these.
When I came past in the afternoon I could see that the paddock has been reaped!
Well, problem of the brown paddock solved, except for the name of the crop. One day I might find out. It has been an interesting exercise.
I could now see what it was not, but what was it?
These are all the remains after a harvest or plowed ground that has been left standing. But the brown paddock below.....
It looks different.....
Well, well. Surprises every day. When I drove past the brown paddock in the morning I noticed there were sheep on it. They are a bit hard to see in the picture below, but there are sheep on that paddock. I knew something must be different about it, but could not stop as I had a meeting to take.
This is the brown paddock. You may have seen it once before, but this page is looking at it a little more closely, although the real close look is yet to come.
I saw it while I was photographing for the harvest pages, but then I did not take too much notice of it. But since driving past it every second week, I began to wonder what it is. Certainly it is very dense. Is it a crop? At first I thought it was the remains of a crop, as I had seen brown tare-remains before. Here are some of them below.
And yet, look around the trees. Weeds would grow right up to the tree!!!!
Until next time.....................................................................
This is as close as I could get, and I think I can see what it is. Not certain, but it looks to me like this ------
This yellow grass also fascinates me. It seems to surround the whole of the brown paddock as far as I can see. It is a lovely grass, about a metre or four feet high. Those measurements aren't equal, but you get the idea.
And I think the yellow grass is also planted!
The leaves look a bit like plantain leaves, although there were few to compare, and I am not that good on recognising herbs. But maybe these are a herb and the farmer is waiting to gather the seeds!
Well, I was WRONG! It was not the tare or weed I thought it was. A big surprise.
When I drove past early in the morning, it still looked like it had always looked, but as I was going to a meeting, I could not stop, except to take a few photos as I drove past. I tried to get some closeups, but they did not work.
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