Wheat harvest, round bales

It’s harvest time in Normandy. The farmers have been working day and night. They cut the wheat with combine harvesters. Then they roll the straw with balers, transport the large round bales away and prepare the field for the next seed. It’s very hot outside, some don’t mind the heat, other work only at night or in the mornings. They have difficulties to pass the small roads around this properties, because they stack the straw rolls very high on their transporters and we got very high trees on the bocage. The farmers cut the trees at a meters height, we didn’t. The trees have been growing since 25 years you can still see where the former owner had cut them.

I think it looks funny when the baler “defaecates” a round bale. And the round bales lying around on the fields look so extraterrestial, they remind me of the statues on Easter Island. Mysterious rural temporary art.

Round bales of wheat straw. Own photo, licence: CC by-SA/ Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported

Round bales. Own photo, licence: CC by-SA/ Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported

Round bales. Own photo, licence: CC by-SA/ Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported

Round bales. Own photo, licence: CC by-SA/ Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported

Round bales. Own photo, licence: CC by-SA/ Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported

Round bale. Own photo, licence: CC by-SA/ Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported

Round bales. Own photo, licence: CC by-SA/ Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported

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One thought on “Wheat harvest, round bales

  1. Interesting that the cutting of hay in Normandy is now – it happened much earlier in Burgundy. The weather patterns are fascinating. Thank you for continuing to post in English… I love your posts!

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