The big country

      A field of wheat under a gloomy and threatening Fenland sky and there's a lot of wheat and a lot of sky to see in the fenland prairies. The only thing that is breaking the skyline is a solitary wind turbine in the distance and the field of wheat has two dark 'train tracks' that the tractor follows when the wheat is being sprayed to suppress mildew and pests.
      Soon, instead of the sound of the wind in the crops and dykes it will be the sound of the combines as they harvest the oilseed rape, wheat, barley and in just a few places oats.
      Welcome to the big country.