It's late summer in northern Italy - grape harvest and hay making. Walking through the trails and
fields we can see the mix of plants that are being cut and baled into silage for winter feed. Clover,
yarrow, plantain, dock, dandelion, comfrey, Queen Anne's lace, nettles, thyme and grasses are all
harvested and bundled together to feed the stock over winter. Quite a contrast to the lucerne and
crop stubble which dominate hay making in Australia. It looks lush and green but according to
locals it has been an abnormally hot, dry summer. A relative concept.
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