Old barn and canola field, Palouse region, Idaho
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Make hay while the sun shines. Old barn and canola field, Palouse region, Idaho
The Palouse region is a captivating blend of natural beauty and agriculture. The undulating landscape covers parts of Idaho and Washington and is known for its rolling hills filled with wheat, legumes and canola, seen here today. It is often described as a patchwork quilt of colours. Visitors can take up activities like hiking, birdwatching, enjoying the sunset and practising photography. If you wish to observe various agricultural methods, you can even speak to farmers or the owners of the farms. One can easily spot some old barns with rusty roofs and weathered wood that tell tales of harvests and hardships faced by generations of farmers. So, before you eat your next meal, we encourage you to take a moment and think of the workers who produced that food from the land.