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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  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.

  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.

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

    Cheryl @ The Creative Me and My McG