Sunday, July 26, 2015

What My Farm Smells Like



I know, funny thing to talk about isn't it!
I have, since I moved here, talked about what I see on my little farm, how I feel.
But I have never talked about what I smell.




This morning as I took pictures of the neighbours farm field, with the fog rolling out and the sun coming in,
not only could I see the beauty but I could smell it.
Last week he harvested the wheat growing there, and since then I can smell that fresh scent.
And it is so hard to describe, I have never smelled anything like it, and I can't quite put my finger on how it smell.
But it smells familiar, yet not.  Maybe bread, but not really.




When I moved here I was a little worried about the manure smell, when the farmer next door fertilized his field to plant crop in the spring.
 I thought it would be days of bad odor, that I might have to go away for a few days.
However, I smelled it only one day, and only when I went outside.  The next day it was gone.




Once my son and I were in the car returning home, we smelt skunk.  Strongly.
I suggested to wait a bit in the car, look around for the culprit.  Then we took off quickly into the house.







I have 2 acres of grass to cut.  A full days job.
But when it is completely done, that smell of newly cut grass.
If perfection had a scent, that would be it.





And if beauty had a scent, then it would be the lilacs in the spring,
the farm after it rains, cloths on the line, that crisp cold air in the fall.





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3 comments:

  1. I love this post! I grew up on a farm and I will never forget the smell of an early morning freshly plowed field.

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  2. I'm french from Montreal, Quebec. Just discovered your blog. Love the pictures and love how you write. I'll follow you. Keep the great work. I almost feel like I'm there with you seeing all the beautiful scenery and enjoying country and farm's smells.

    This morning, after a heavy rain, my backyard smelled so good. For a moment, I thought I was in the country: damp soil, rain on green grass etc.

    Have a great day.

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  3. there isn't anything better than the smell of fresh cut grass...

    Cheryl @ The Creative Me and My McG

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