Over 10,000,000 Sunflowers at Davis Family Farm: July 2022

A few times each year, I drive to the Caledon East area to buy 50 pound bags of sunflower chip seeds for my backyard bird feeder.

The Davis Family Farm here has 45 acres of sunflowers which, I am told, contain more than ten million sunflowers.

This is a truly remarkable display. All of the flowers face the east to get the morning sunshine.

There are acres of pumpkins as well:

Pumpkin Flowers
Pumpkin Flowers

During the 3 KM walk through the “Field of Dreams”, there are many sights including several Indigo Buntings.

Indigo Bunting (male)
Indigo Bunting (female)

The gentleman responsible for planting told me that, starting about October 1st when the sunflower seeds are everywhere, hordes of Crows, Red-winged Blackbirds, Turkeys and Doves descend on the area and take about 25% of the crop.

Farm Website

Davis Family Farm – Home

NATURE POETRY

Ah Sun-flower! weary of time,

Who countest the steps of the Sun:

Seeking after that sweet golden clime

Where the travellers journey is done. 

Where the Youth pined away with desire,

And the pale Virgin shrouded in snow: 

Arise from their graves and aspire, 

Where my Sun-flower wishes to go. – William Blake

Van Gogh

Miles Hearn

5 thoughts on “Over 10,000,000 Sunflowers at Davis Family Farm: July 2022

  1. Brian

    Gorgeous shots, interesting info, uplifting poetry and visual art beauty! What a superb post on a holiday weekend! Enjoy!

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  2. rosemarie fischer

    beautiful post,Miles,what a beautiful place to visit,I LOVE sunflowers,they make me happy.
    thanks for sharing………Rosemarie

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    1. Irene Karman

      Miles you always talked about the birdseed that you purchased in bulk and so because of your photos ,yesterday I went with my friend to visit the farm. I spoke with a man who you bought the seed from and he said you were such a mild mannered man and I said that’s Miles. I also told him that you were his top salesman.Miss the walks.

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