Snaps an ode to harvest
Dozens of beautiful, dramatic and touching harvest photographs have flooded Albany Advertiser and Countryman’s mail and Facebook inboxes during the past few weeks.
Images of families, colleagues, and friends, all working together to get the crops off — each picture has demonstrated what the WA grain harvest is about.
One of our favourites came from Quairading farmer Scott Walker, who forgot his cutlery and ingeniously decided to eat his lunch with a pair of screwdrivers.
It turned out Mr Walker was not the only resourceful farmer out there. Eradu’s Fiona Manns quickly dobbed in her husband Liam Manns, sending through a picture of his cutlery — a ring spanner.
There have been some beautiful photographs of children visiting, and also solo farmers — carrying on their family legacy or paving their own way.
Like every year, harvest is drawing to a close for farmers in parts of the grain belt, but others will be rolling on well into the new year.
You can share your pictures with us by emailing country[email protected]tryman.wanews. com.au or visiting our Facebook page.
Ricky Overington with his daughters Sienna, 5, Charlotte, four months, Madelyn, 3, and Sophia, 6.
Little Cobi at Dandaragan.
Eating lunch at Quairading.
A harvest sunset at Perenjori.
Waiting for a ride on the last day of harvest at Narembeen.