Open fields in Brie consist of wheat, barley, corn, canola, peas and beet for some farmers. But my friend, François, sows flax once every three years on the plot opposite.
Then you can admire the dark blue ripples formed by the cultures in the wind at flowering time.
The forest is a kind of coppice and essentially consists of hornbeams, thorns and white alders. The grove is made of pedunculate oak , beech, ash or aspen. Here and there you can find some conifers and pectinate trees usually well adapted in these woods.
The soil is not acidic, so few ferns can be found. Walking on the path to the hut, one can come upon a moss carpet, of the polytric type. Mushrooms are usual in Frévent. From one season to another you will be able to collect boletus, chanterelles, sheepfoot and spring morels sometimes.
This favorable ground for mushrooms make me worry about my vineyard which will have to fight against powdery and downy mildew. I’ll have to help them with the traditional copper and sulphur…Together we’ll battle to carry the grapes through.