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Johnston farm boasts spectacular sunflower field

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Nothing quite says summer like a huge field of sunflowers, right?

There are hundreds and hundreds of the bright flowers at the Sligh farm in Johnston.

T. David Sligh, the land owner, says after Memorial Day the sunflowers nearly died; they were only three feet tall because there wasn't enough rain.

But with the rain these past weeks the field of flowers is in full bloom.

Sligh says he grows the flowers for more than their aesthetic beauty.

"Somebody much wiser than me told me once that we are all stewards of the land and not just to take care of it but to make it better than it was before. I was thinking about the mission that God's given us and I thought His sunflowers would be a great way to express that," he said.

Sligh says most years only 30% - 40% of the sunflowers bloom.


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