I haven't been here for an almost whole month! Really missed the fields. Now is little cold for me, but this is the best weather for linen! For such biochemical processes that are going in inside the stems of linen.
Favorable conditions for maturing and preparation of high-quality flax straw are formed now at the end of August when the weather is warm with abundant night dews and often fall rainfall, average air temperature is 16-18 °C. Waiting! Need to be patient, and Belarusian nature will do the main part of flax cultivation itself.
Now it’s time to spread all the sheaves untied all over the free empty fields - to be wet and dried under the rains, winds, dew, snows. That’s an engrossing process - how the earth will take the moisture from stems, how rains and dews will destroy protective layer, and make the fiber free naturally. Amazing!
Left for snow
September 15, 2015
Stems are here still. They became much softer. Now the temperature is low, approximately 8 degrees at night. Linen will be here till the first snow!