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Jepson Field Book volume 13 page 26 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

Jepson Field Book volume 13 page 26
Liege, Belgium [August 2, 1905]  seem as if the Belgians did not do anything else. On leaving the heart of Antwerp one comes into a country of small farms. Every foot of the country is cared for and laid out just so. The farmers are now harvesting their grain and the sheaves of wheat stand in tall close bunches as high as a man's head. Prof. Le Plae says the average rental is 100 to 100 francs per acre for the small farms. Between Antwerp and Liege one sees stretches of closely cultivated country, yet not a house in sight as far as one can see. Then again there are numerous farm villages crowding each other everywhere. I used to wonder why ::::::::: [Liege, Belgium] August 2, 1905  Maxfield Parish put so many houses into his pictures. I know now. These fields are laid off into innumerable rectangular plots of varying sizes planted to wheat, clover, vegetables, etc. but not a fence. I saw about 35 sheep grazing on a mowed plot of about 3 acres. All around were luscious plots of vegetable but a shepherd was there and he did not seem to be busy. There is a noticeable absence of fences. There may be 1-wire fences occasionally which escaped my eye as I viewed the landscape from the car window. Of course there were hedge rows on boundary lines. Also
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