The Wheatfield

The first two photos brought a tear to my eye...beautiful.

Posted by Julio at May 12, 2017 10:22 AM

While they were eating, Jesus took some bread, and after a blessing, He broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, "Take, eat; this is My body."

I've long been suspicious of the fanatical rejection of all things gluten in recent years. It was not a leaf of kale he held up, nor even a piece of lamb (which would seem fitting, if perhaps a little too on-the-nose). No, it was bread. Unleavened, possibly literally just flour and water. Bread that fed West through all its ups and downs. Bread that feeds the world and has no doubt helped make it possible for 6 billion and more to live at once. Bread that the hipsters can't reject fast enough, in favor of some more "natural" and less god-blessed food.

Thank God for these farmers, and thank God for our daily bread.

Posted by Julie at May 12, 2017 11:55 AM

The bread of yesterday is fleeting if available at all today.

Posted by ghostsniper at May 13, 2017 4:02 AM

Very nice.

The wheat fields are all green right now, but that will change soon. I like to ride my Sportster just outside of town to see what will soon be oceans of gold.

Posted by Snakepit Kansas at May 13, 2017 5:45 AM

Lovely, as ever, Gerard.

Posted by Joan of Argghh! at May 13, 2017 4:58 PM

Never say it's all for naught
God's bounty and Man's labor bought.
Flood and drought test the farmer's will,
While devotion to duty pays the Task Master's bill.
Hail the hero as he wields his plow
From dawn to dusk, from then to now.

Posted by Howard Nelson at May 13, 2017 5:15 PM

The wheat of today is nothing at all like the wheat of even a hundred years ago, let alone the distant past. It has been hybridized into a monster that many of us cannot safely eat.

Posted by pbird at May 15, 2017 6:55 PM