The wheat harvest is nearly finished for 2012. We’ve cut all the wheat on this farm and just have another few hours left to do down the road. One field was so wet that the tractor and trailer had to be pulled out and with water standing in the wheelings, nobody wanted to risk taking the combine through that bit and so the wheat was left standing until Bill mowed it.
Walking around the fields where some of the stubble has already been cultivated and the oilseed rape for next harvest has been sown, it seems that we’re slowly sliding into autumn. There’s a slight nip to the air in the morning, the evenings are slowly drawing in and the colours are changing from brilliant blue skies (there were a few) and golden wheat of summer to more autumnal colours.
I fear I may have become a little obsessive about raspberries (hence the Raspberry Recipe tab at the top of the page rather than more posts about raspberries) so you’ll be relieved to know that, as the plum crop is not heavy this year, it won’t be plums with everything.