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    Post by Dawn on Tue 17 Jun 2014, 5:24 pm

    Looked liked this one could easily have doubled as an amazing Pizza oven .

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    Post by Dawn on Tue 17 Jun 2014, 5:25 pm

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    Post by Dawn on Tue 17 Jun 2014, 5:27 pm

    It was really cold yesterday , I had my Tobermory Fleece on, a scarf, winter jeggings and wellies

    as you can see what the sky was looking like, and  the beach front was very cool so I am glad I wrapped up .

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    Post by Dawn on Tue 17 Jun 2014, 5:28 pm

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    Post by Dawn on Tue 17 Jun 2014, 5:31 pm

    Going back I drove through the backwoods, off the main drag, as the poppies are out . I was hoping to find a large field but unfortunately only small patches here and there. 

    I took the Ringwould direction .

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    Post by Dawn on Tue 17 Jun 2014, 5:32 pm

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    Post by Dawn on Tue 17 Jun 2014, 5:33 pm

    Barley close up , love the barley not sure why ? 

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    Post by Dawn on Tue 17 Jun 2014, 5:34 pm

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    Post by Dawn on Tue 17 Jun 2014, 5:35 pm

    It was a leafy trip back after that 

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    Post by Guest on Tue 17 Jun 2014, 9:38 pm

    Really lovely pics Dawn, thanks for sharing.
    By the way i think your barley is wheat.
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    Post by Dawn on Tue 17 Jun 2014, 9:53 pm

    Thanks Billy ! is it ? haha ! I assumed it was barley because it was short :) thanks B Billy I am now better informed ! 

    I have noticed here that the edges of the fields are sort of brown in a very straight thick strip all the way around the edge of the crops, as if the edges have been killed off on purpose? ! its been like that now for a week or so maybe more, and yesterday I saw the farmer in a machine sort of cutting it down. We wondered why all these fields are like that and why they are doing it ? just interested to know. It looks almost as if they are forming a fire break ?? many thanks BBilly !
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    Post by Joy on Wed 18 Jun 2014, 1:54 pm

    Could it be a weed break, Dawn, to help prevent weed seeds contaminating the harvested wheat. Just a thought.

    Thank you  :thankyou: so much  for these fantastic images.  :photos:  Think shoes would be a necessity to walk on the beach at Deal nor would one just toss a towel down on the "sand" to lie on for sunbaking. Chairs, please.   :lol2:  Deal is a lovely historic place from all appearances. Wonder if Deal Castle was Henry VIII's summer beach house.  :giggle:  Certainly is a very interesting place to visit & so well preserved.  :bravo: So many historic sites & written history that we in "new" countries have so little of. 

    What a beautiful country lane you drove through. Stunning.  :love:  Thanks again for sharing your images with us, they are wonderful.  :smile:
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    Post by Guest on Wed 18 Jun 2014, 3:46 pm

    Joy is right about the weed break Dawn, to stop weeds like couch grass from coming out of the hedgerows into the 
    crops. but its also done as a conservation measure for birds and animals to feed, especially young game birds.
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    Post by Joy on Wed 18 Jun 2014, 4:00 pm

    It is good to hear about the conservation side of this practice, BigBilly.  The only crops grown here where we live are sugarcane & soybeans, which grown as a crop to re-nitrogenate the soil for the sugarcane & there is a wide mown grass strip left around these crops.
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    Post by Dawn on Thu 19 Jun 2014, 2:25 am

    Thanks very much Billy and Joy for the  information  :good:
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    Post by Joy on Thu 19 Jun 2014, 1:31 pm

    :cool3:
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    Post by Dawn on Sun 22 Jun 2014, 10:21 pm

    I go to the next little village on the Canterbury road to use the little post office they have , it is much better than looking for parking in Folkestone Town. I saw this field of horses just as I was leaving the village ! I loved this one , I think he was quite a handsome looking horse. I loved his colours. ! he was also a smaller horse than the others. It was really cool as I was able to walk into the field itself there is a public style to enter. The path was separated by tape fences.

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    Post by Dawn on Sun 22 Jun 2014, 10:21 pm

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    Post by Dawn on Sun 22 Jun 2014, 10:24 pm

    This was a young horse, and obviously sired by the one in the previous pic as they were the only two like each other in the field. He was a bit skittish and did not like the camera. 

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    Post by Dawn on Sun 22 Jun 2014, 10:24 pm

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    Post by Dawn on Sun 22 Jun 2014, 10:26 pm



    another one of the tail of the older horse , they were all male horses in this field.
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    Post by Dawn on Sun 22 Jun 2014, 10:26 pm

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    Post by Dawn on Sun 22 Jun 2014, 10:27 pm


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