Thursday, May 04, 2006

bloomin' fields

Originally uploaded by vivi en france.
You may remember that just before I went on vacation, I realized that the fields between Our Quaint Village and Troyes were once again green and ready to grow things. Since I've returned, green is fighting for space with the yellow of the first crops to bloom.

These plants with the yellow flowers will yeild Colza oil from the seeds. Not only does the oil have a wide variety of uses, but the waste leftover after pressing the seeds for the oil can be fed to livestock. Hurray for colza!

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