When the fields in the photo at the top of the Distant Drumlin blog are not covered in snow, they are used for grazing cattle, and for growing potatoes, turnips and barley.
Things are different here in South India. In the countryside to the south-east of Bangalore, farmers grow rice….
(here is a closer view)
….and finger millet or Ragi…..
…which is often intercropped with peanut….
…and all of these are interspersed with palm trees….
…which produce regular crops of coconuts.