The farmers here will periodically rotate their fields for cultivating different types of crops, an age-old farming practice so as not to deplete the soil of nutrients which would occur if he planted the same crop over and over in the same field (without using fertilizers, that is). And then sometimes it’s a good idea to let a pasture or field go fallow for a year, which allows nature to replenish and renew. A nearby farmer has let a field adjacent to a well manicured pasture go fallow and as I was driving by I was struck by nature’s color palette. I found the patch of purple against the grass green and all-American red of the barn to be most Rustic Chic.
Photos by Joel Woodard