With Lee’s tractor on holiday our fields are now officially out of control. Some of the grass is taller then me and I’m no shorty. Most of the grass is seeding out and it’s really quite beautiful. The fields have taken on the purple-pink haze of ripe grain, intermixed with yellow spots of Hawksbeard.
I feel like I need a machete to get through parts of the field.
It makes me feel bad that we don’t have a use for all this grass yet.
There is a thicket of Hazel nut trees on the back part of our property. It is so dense that light doesn’t get through and the ground is mostly bare.
This last picture scares me, as it shows a lot of the Himalayan blackberries that are trying to take over. If we didn’t mow and try to control the invasive blackberry mess, I imagine that in 10 years most of our fields would be covered in them and the grass would be gone.