It is warm and dry and our normal winds seem to have returned. There was not even a drop of dew on the lawn this morning. Perfect harvest weather -yep, just how the farmers like it.
Mainly the fields in this area are seeded with wheat and canola. But you will also find oats, barley, peas, fava beans and flax, although I've heard that our family is the only one in the area to grow flax.
Growing up, my Grandpa and Dad only ever grew wheat. At least, that's all I can remember and it is my favourite crop through every season. I'm especially fond of the bearded varieties. It's the texture and the way it moves with the wind, and in the fall, it's the colour. Nothing beats that golden hue, especially in the right sunset. It moves me every time. I find it amusing, how the right colour can stir the soul.