Friday, September 4, 2009

How sad is this?

Behold! Our glorious sunflower field.
Pretty darn...well, not pretty!
No problem-o! In a month or so, the birds will love it.
Let this be a life lesson to all you youngins out there:
Looks fade! It's what's on the inside that matters!

6 comments:

  1. How do manage to harvest the seeds without too much lost to the birds?

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  2. Hi - I had a chance to head out to your sunflower field yesterday afternoon and got a couple of good photos. It was still very pretty, and I enjoyed the trip. I hope to get out there earlier next year to take some great shots. Have a fun holiday weekend!

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  3. Amber, we usually don't. Our best hope is that they dry out before the flocks of blackbirds start coming through. Usually, they beat us to the punch devouring about 10 to 30 % of the crop before we can harvest them. It all depends on the weather.

    Anon, glad you got some good shots. I intend to keep the blog going so you can check back next year if you don't want to miss them. Have a great weekend yourself! :)

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  4. Hi
    I'm planning to visit your farm this Monday (labor day). Is it ok for my family and friends to visit and take some pictures from your beautiful farm on that day?

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  5. Deana, the sunflowers are looking pretty sad, but you are still welcome to come and take pictures. We just ask that you not drive anywhere that is not a main road as they are all private drives and we like to keep our neighbors happy. :)

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  6. That's a big loss.

    I'm growing sunflowers and I was curious if there were any clever tips. I only have 12 sunflower plants and our yard is a haven for birds so I will be hoping to save some for myself and indoor parrot! :) :P

    Thanks for the response.

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