Sugar beets

At the end of autumn the farmers in the area harvest the fodder- and the sugar beets. Huge piles of beets lie next to the roads. The roads are covered with mud. Only one of my sheep likes fodder beet at the moment. But I think that might change if we get snow. I got a small pile of fodder beet in one of the barns.

One end of a long pile of sugar beets. Own photo, licence: CC by-SA/ Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

One end of a long pile of sugar beets. Own photo, licence: CC by-SA/ Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

Mud, beet root and sunlight. Own photo, licence: CC by-SA/ Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

Mud, beet root and sunlight. Own photo, licence: CC by-SA/ Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

Dirt and beet root. Own photo, licence: CC by-SA/ Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

Dirt and beet root. Own photo, licence: CC by-SA/ Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

A pile of sugar beets in front of the castle; Own photo, licence: CC by-SA/ Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

A pile of sugar beets in front of the castle; Own photo, licence: CC by-SA/ Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

This Norman girl will probably eat some of those beet roots now. Own photo, licence: CC by-SA/ Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

This Norman girl will probably eat some beet roots now. Own photo, licence: CC by-SA/ Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

The three Graces Brad, Berta and Kleines would always prefer the green green grass of home or dried sheepfood with lots of molasses and lucerne, yummy. Own photo, licence: CC by-SA/ Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

The three Graces Brad, Berta and Kleines would always prefer the green green grass of home or dried sheepfood with lots of molasses and lucerne, yummy. Own photo, licence: CC by-SA/ Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported

5 thoughts on “Sugar beets

  1. Oh my goodness! I’ve never seen the sugar beets before after harvest. It’s not commonly grown in Pennsylvania, but more so in the Mid Western states. Found this very interesting. Thanks!

  2. Echt interessant.
    Die Fotos sind klasse – habe ich bis jetzt auch noch nie gesehen…

    • Vor allem sind das gar keine Futterrüben teilte man mir heute Nachmittag mit, sondern Zuckerrüben. Die sehen fast gleich aus und bilden auch gleiche Haufen an der Straße. In der Nähe gibt es eine Zuckerfabrik und das erklärt dann auch, wieso es hier in der Gegend so unheimlich viele Rüben gibt, nämlich Zucker- und Futterrüben. *seufz*

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