RDP Thursday: Farm

Horses 27.09 (6)

I live in farming country. Our village is Switzerland is surrounded by farms. If I decided to go somewhere, usually in my wheelchair, the first sight I see are the horses behind the local railway tracks. I always make a stop for a few photos. Sometimes there are just a few horses, and often there are many.  And so I wheel on, cross the road and yes, I arrive at the next farm.

Crops 02.06 (1)

This is the real McCoy where the farmer plants the crops. I must be quite honest, growing up in London where the only crops we saw were the weeds growing between the paving stones, I have no idea what is what, but I believe this is barley. The field was planted next to the local castle.

Crop  field by castle Waldegg in Feldbrunnen

Fields are everywhere, every spare space of land is planted with a crop. Now and again there is an empty field, where they just let the grass grow.

.Cows

These are left to the cows for breakfast, dinner and tea. They are not fussy about the menu plan. as long as it is green and grassy. In the winter they get the dry version known as hay. If you can chew it, that is all that matters.

We are still in the castle grounds, and moving further down we get to the chicken coup.

Silky Chickens 04.01 (16)

Even chickens come in all shapes and sizes. These are the aristocrats, the silky breed. They usually keep themselves to themselves and apparently love to brood.

Goats and Chickens 25.08.2018

The average chicken is not so fussy and even shares its pastures with a couple of goats now and again.

Geese 03.03 (6)

And let us not forget the geese. They always seem to have something to cackle.

It is a mixture of neighing, mooing, cackling and crowing as you approach the farm, accompanied with the noise of the farmer’s tractor, even if it is only muck spreading. That is life out in the country, and I would not want to exchange it for anything else.

Tractor 23.02 (3)

RDP Thursday: Farm

7 thoughts on “RDP Thursday: Farm

  1. You must have really rich soil in your valley. We have areas with good soil, but most of our land is roots and rocks. LOTS of HUGE rocks. There were fields here, about 100 years ago (which is also about the age of the trees), but that was also when the mills all moved south and the battle to grow decent crops on such difficult rocky land made most farmers either move to the city, or sell off the land and move someplace where there’s better soil. Like Iowa or Kansas or almost anywhere flat and not full of rocks.

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  2. Oh my such wonderful photos … I grew up in an agricultural region in central USA but now I live in urban area in the eastern USA. Sometimes I miss it, but that was before the internet and it as very isolated. Especially winter it was very depressing as a young child and teen ager. But now when I see pretty photos such as yours, I do miss it sometimes. Have a wonderful weekend. SLP.

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