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Next year's straw

Winter rye

While Kayla and I were touring Punkin Patch farm last week, we enjoyed a view of the rye field that will provide our homestead's straw in 2017. So green against the autumn brown!

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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What a gorgeous picture! Do they harvest the rye and grind it or do they just grow it for straw?
Comment by Nayan Tue Oct 18 09:24:44 2016
The topography makes it look like a fisheye or wide angle lens was used.
Comment by Chris Wed Oct 19 12:42:55 2016

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