|Sunflowers are about 80 cents each|
|The fields are so beautiful you almost hate to cut!|
In Germany, from the middle of the summer to the middle of September, you find open fields of ‘cut your own’ flowers. Don’t know if there is anything like this in the states, but my suspicious mind doubts it. These roadside businesses run themselves, completely dependent on the civility and honesty of the public.
Nobody watches you cut. Nobody checks to see if you pay, or hears the clink of coins falling into the box. A sign gives you instructions, prices, and tools. Often you're alone in the field. You wander, pick, cut, pay, and leave. Simple as that.
I’ve never heard of one of these flower fields being vandalized, or the cash box being broken into. For an American, this is an amazement that ranks with the invention of Saran Wrap, the power of faith healers, and David Copperfield’s vanishing elephants.