The wheat has been sown for the coming season but nobody in Yakovlivka, a small farming village outside Kharkiv in north eastern Ukraine, knows if it will be harvested.
A week after Russian forces launched their invasion on Feb. 24, the village was bombed. The head of the village administration said four people were killed and 11, including children, wounded in the attack.
Russia has denied targetting civilians in what it calls a "special operation" to demilitarise and "denazify" its neighbour. Ukraine and its allies dismiss that as a baseless pretext for war.
Since the village was bombed, residents say all certainty has been lost.
Left: Ivan Bonderenko and his grandsons Marat and Renat push a bale of hay. Right: A palm tree a local man made out of plastic bottles stands outside his property.
"The situation is very tense, and it is unclear what will happen to us," Aleksandrovich said. "We don't even know what will happen in one hour."
Despite the uncertainty, most of the villagers have remained, refusing to join a national exodus that has seen around a quarter of the country's population of 44 million flee their homes.
Of 533 permanent residents before the war, 380 have stayed, with refugees from outside boosting the population to 436, according to local authorities.
Left: Vera stands in the place where her kitchen used to be. Right: Vera Babenko sits inside her house.
She said a bomb landed just beside her house, about 200 metres from the school the attack was apparently supposed to hit but she said she had no plans to leave.
"I want to rebuild my kitchen."
(Photo Editing Gabrielle Fonseca Johnson; Writing James Mackenzie, Text Editing Frances Kerry; Layout Kezia Levitas)