Tuesday, 26 July 2011

harvesting oilseed rape

At last we’ve started harvest. 

The oilseed rape at Frenches Farm is being combined and carted back home to be tipped in the grain store. The areas that were badly eaten by pigeons haven't yielded very well (no surprise) but Bill seems happy enough with the rest.

These tiny black seeds are the harvested crop; walking across a thin layer is like walking on ball bearings. This crop will be transported to a co-operative grain store and from there to processors where the oil will be extracted. Rapeseed oil is used for animal feed, vegetable oil for human consumption or biofuels.  

No comments: