FOUR SEASONS OF AN ORGANIC FARM

 

Just a step from my home, there is a big organic farm of 988 ac, the Sheepfold of Villarceaux. His farmer, Olivier Ranke, accepted that I follow in images the farm work during one year. The french Ministry of Agriculture then viewed photos. And proposed us its high patronage to realize an outdoor exhibition on the lands of this farm, at one hour from Paris. This photographic exhibition is a teaching aid which allows to understand better how works an organic farm in the course of the months. You will see there that, far from being old fashioned, the organic farming is an agronomic science rapidly expanding. Here is in image an extract of this work in the long court. Best being to go to smell the fresh air of the campaign to discover photos in real.

© Organic farm | Alexandre Sargos
© Organic farm | Alexandre Sargos

Villarceaux sheepfold, Vexin, France. Segolene Plessix goes on an internship on the lands of the farm for the Institute of the Vegetable Arvalis. She is raising insects traps in a field of pitch.

© Organic farm | Alexandre Sargos
© Organic farm | Alexandre Sargos

Villarceaux sheepfold, Vexin, France. Segolene Plessix goes on an internship on the lands of the farm for the Institute of the Vegetable Arvalis. She is raising insects traps in a field of pitch. The purpose is to study the relationships between auxiliary and devastating insects. Without pesticides, a good knowledge of the biotope is necessary in organic farming.

© Organic farm | Alexandre Sargos
© Organic farm | Alexandre Sargos

Villarceaux sheepfold, Vexin, France. With spring, sheeps return finally to meadows. Olivier Ranke, agricultural engineer, the farm leader, take them there.

© Organic farm | Alexandre Sargos
© Organic farm | Alexandre Sargos

Villarceaux sheepfold, Vexin, France. With the arrival of beautiful days, salers cows find meadows, and obviously they had hasten.

© Organic farm | Alexandre Sargos
© Organic farm | Alexandre Sargos

Villarceaux sheepfold, Vexin, France. With the arrival of beautiful days, salers cows find meadows. Emanuel Boucher and Raphaël Drocourt, employees of the farm, are settling a drinking trough.

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© Organic farm | Alexandre Sargos
© Organic farm | Alexandre Sargos

Villarceaux sheepfold, Vexin, France. A tractor fades the hay. This operation consists in returning regularly the hay to chase away the humidity.

© Organic farm | Alexandre Sargos
© Organic farm | Alexandre Sargos

Villarceaux sheepfold, Vexin, France. The farm is self-sufficient to feed its two ovine and bovine herds with its own hay. Every year it produces approximately 400 tons of hays and 300 tons of straw.

© Organic farm | Alexandre Sargos
© Organic farm | Alexandre Sargos

Villarceaux sheepfold, Vexin, France. Here is the highlight of the summer, the harvests. A work which lasts in the middle of the night. Every year farm produce 500 in 600 tons of cereal, among which 250 tons of wheat.

© Organic farm | Alexandre Sargos
© Organic farm | Alexandre Sargos

Villarceaux sheepfold, Vexin, France. Here is the highlight of the summer, the harvests. A work which lasts in the middle of the night. Every year farm produce 500 in 600 tons of cereal, among which 250 tons of wheat.

© Organic farm | Alexandre Sargos
© Organic farm | Alexandre Sargos

Villarceaux sheepfold, Vexin, France. Here is the highlight of the summer, the harvests. A work which lasts in the middle of the night. Every year farm produce 500 in 600 tons of cereal, among which 250 tons of wheat.

© Organic farm | Alexandre Sargos
© Organic farm | Alexandre Sargos

Villarceaux sheepfold, Vexin, France. Here is the highlight of the summer, the harvests. A work which lasts in the middle of the night. Every year farm produce 500 in 600 tons of cereal, among which 250 tons of wheat.

© Organic farm | Alexandre Sargos
© Organic farm | Alexandre Sargos

Villarceaux sheepfold, Vexin, France. Here is the highlight of the summer, the harvests. A work which lasts in the middle of the night. Every year farm produce 500 in 600 tons of cereal, among which 250 tons of wheat. To the left Emanuel Boucher, employee, and to the right, Olivier Ranke, agricultural engineer, the farm leader.

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© Organic farm | Alexandre Sargos
© Organic farm | Alexandre Sargos

Villarceaux sheepfold, Vexin, France. The autumn has just begun. Salers cows, are soon going to return in the cowshed for the cold season.

© Organic farm | Alexandre Sargos
© Organic farm | Alexandre Sargos

Villarceaux sheepfold, Vexin, France. The autumn has just begun. Salers cows, are soon going to return in the cowshed for the cold season. Here, Sophie, employee of the farm, counts salers cows.

© Organic farm | Alexandre Sargos
© Organic farm | Alexandre Sargos

Villarceaux sheepfold, Vexin, France. The sorting of potatoes. The annual average production varies between 30 and 50 tons. They will then be sold for the institutional catering.

© Organic farm | Alexandre Sargos
© Organic farm | Alexandre Sargos

Villarceaux sheepfold, Vexin, France. Here the harvest of sunflowers. In the middle of the autumn. The annual average production of sunflower varies between 4 and 9 tons a year.

© Organic farm | Alexandre Sargos
© Organic farm | Alexandre Sargos

Villarceaux sheepfold, Vexin, France. Here the harvest of sunflowers. In the middle of the autumn. The annual average production of sunflower varies between 4 and 9 tons a year.

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