Here in Smalltownland it is time for the tobacco to be cut and and brought in from the field. Although tobacco is not quite the cash crop that it once was, many farmers in our area still depend on it for income.
This is what healthy tobacco plants look like right before they are ready to be cut.
Once they are cut, they are placed on a tobacco stick. The will eventually be placed on a wagon and transported to a tobacco barn. There the leaves will hang and dry in the well ventilated barn.
This week many fields have been looking like this.
Some tobacco has already made it into barns this week. Tobacco leaves have been scattered here and there on the roads. A few tobacco barns are already loaded with their doors open wide letting those leaves dry as much as possible.