Blues and a Yellow

A field of flax or linseed near Seamer. With a rogue rapeseed plant left over from last year’s crop.

Flax is grown either for its fibre or its oil made from the seed. The time of harvesting will depend on which end product. As an oil its used as a food, in paints or as a wood finish. Cricket bats come to mind. As a fibre its made into linen which is two to three times stronger than cotton. I suspect this crop is destined to be made into linseed oil.


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