Thursday, 14 June 2012

Good Year for the Poppies - apologies to Elvis Costello

Poppies Berdún.  Bisaurin (2670 metres) in the backround
This Spring there have been more poppies in the Barley fields than for years.  Farmers sprayed to control them.  This year with costs going through the roof - fuel, herbicides, fertilisers (any fossil fuel based product) they have chosen to save money and not spray against poppies - I imagine the tiny seeds don´t seriously contaminate the grain which around here mostly goes for animal feed and brewing.
Anyway, the economic recession -25% unemployed and counting here in Spain- may have some positive environmental benefits!
Good to return to the blog again! 

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