Imagine driving down a gravel road in rural Nebraska. On either side of the road you see pastures, cornfields, maybe some soy bean fields. Pretty typical scenery, right? Then you get to the top of the next hill and see golden sunflowers stretching far into the distance. 


The first time I saw GreenCover Seed’s fields of sunflowers, I was amazed. They were so beautiful.


 The sunflower seeds will be harvested and pressed for oil. The oil can then be used for cooking, feeding animals, or even to fuel diesel engines. The remains of the seeds after being pressed will also be used for animal consumption.


 I love seeing fields of green, growing corn but there was something so cheery about seeing fields of sunflowers with their bright yellow ‘faces’.


The sunflowers have also been a popular location for some of our fall shoots.





Rachel Gnagy

Rachel Gnagy is a wife, mother, photographer, coffee lover, and book nerd. She and her husband, Samuel, have four precious children, two boys and two girls. Rachel is a work-from-home-mom, running a small photography and graphic design business. She has been writing for Her View From Home since 2012 and loves the opportunity to communicate with other women.