Rolling Oats L’avoine de demain

 

The fog rolls in, blanketing the field yet to be harrowed. I spoke to the farmer who cultivates part of my land this evening. He was in to see the condition of the fields to judge when to sow the grain. After the sun and wind today, all seems dry enough to begin.

Après la pleine lune voilée d’hier, aujourd’hui le ciel était bleu et les vents soufflaient fortement. En fin de journée le brouillard est venu s’étendre sur les champs. Le fermier est venu pour évaluer quand commencer de semer. Encore cette année on aura le plaisir de voir de l’avoine grandir et mûrir. Plus tard j’écrirai un blog sur la beauté des champs en septembre.

Oats will be sown very soon. What joy to watch them mature! The farmer uses fields of individuals in at least 4 neighbouring communities. All the grain goes to feed his 300 head of milk cow and 1000 pigs. He is a widower who has 2 bachelor brothers to help. It is hard work at any age, let alone when others would be retired!Image

Le fermier utilise toute la production des champs d’individus de 4 communautés. Il en a besoin…avec les 300 vaches et 1000 cochons (porcs).

Saviez-vous que l’avoine de ma terre nourrit des cochons qui iront au Québec pour m’alimenter cet hiver? Yes it is true. The grain from my land feeds pigs destined for market in Quebec. Come the winter those pork chops might just have started up on my corner of PEI !!!

How getting close to the land is invigorating! Comme la terre rouge de l’ile du Prince Édouard est nourrissante!

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