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Friday, June 01 2012


Guess what I found this weekend on the way to the ranch?

Fields and fields of sunflowers!


 If I had been driving,

I would have run off the road when I saw them! Look at this! Like the drums of Jumanji, they called me!

Apparently Texas farmers have decided that sunflowers are a nice cash crop and are now taking advantage of it. They are hardy, drought-tolerant, and weeds and bugs are not much of a problem.  Deer like the little plants but not the big ones. Hogs ignore them altogether.

Judging by the number of fields, they are profitable too. After seeing all this, even Other Half was beginning to toy with the idea of growing them. That's not really an option, since I don't see him plowing up all the cow pastures to raise flowers, but it's a nice thought, and perhaps we could devote a small pasture to it, just for grins . . . and photographs!


Posted by: forensicfarmgirl AT 10:27 am   |  Permalink   |  4 Comments  |  Email
We have organic dairy farms raising them here in Wisconsin. The only thing you have to worry about is people stealing them!! Last year there were tons of people stopping to take pictures in them and taking flowers with them.
Posted by Rachel on 06/01/2012 - 12:00 PM
So beautiful! Now tell me-are they there because you came, or did youu come because they are there? Thay are certainly for you. Enjoy!
Posted by Sue in WYoming on 06/01/2012 - 01:34 PM
Reminds me of Italy. First time I saw them enmass. Wonder if they are grown here. Our golden fields are Canola.
Posted by Liz (Vic Aust) on 06/01/2012 - 07:23 PM
Well Sue, I can tell you this, either way, they made my heart smile!
Posted by forensicfarmgirl on 06/03/2012 - 09:41 AM

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