On the farm

I took the following photograph on my parents’ farm.

The farm covers about 450 hectares (1100 acres) of land. Sheep (merino) and cows (hereford) are herded, and crops such as wheat, barley and beans (for animal feed) are grown.

[Edited 2020]

2 Responses to “On the farm”

  1. John Cowan Says:

    The OED duly lists the sense ‘enclosed field of any size’ as particular to AU and NZ; elsewhere the word refers only to a small enclosure in grass used to pasture horses. It’s a variant of the now-dialectal word parrock, a close relative of park, all originally meaning ‘enclosed place’.

  2. Elsha Says:

    That’s an awesome picture! It’s also great to learn about your parents and childhood. Yeah I’m used to paddock meaning a horse pasture, so I’m glad you clarified. On my farm we grow corn and soybeans. I try to garden every year, but no one wants to weed it.. I live beside a coal mine and they tested for natural gas, but decided it was richer several miles away and set up further north.

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