Harvesting in the Touraine ~ 2011

So, it’s been harvest time this month in the Touraine.

Below is an image from my living room window of M. Lyon at work bringing in the corn harvest. Because of the drought conditions, the harvest is down across Europe this year, crop yields are lower but the price for corn is higher. I know some farmers are putting their corn into storage in the hope of an even higher price later in the year. I can’t blame them as they work on such small margins and the price of their fertiliser goes up every year, they are truly caught in the vicious circle of modern farming.

It’s good to contrast the image below with my previous posting of harvesting in the 1940s.

Sorry for the lack of postings this month…I have many in draft form on differing subjects but just cant’ t find the time to complete them…maybe soon??

Harvest time at Le Chatelier ~ July 2011

About Jim McNeill

I am a blogger on 'The Social History of the Touraine region of France (37)' and also 'The Colonial History of Pennsylvania and the life & Family of William Penn'. I am a Director of Fresh Ground Group Ltd.
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