For the first time in forty-one years of dairy farming, every bit of feed for our dairy cows was being purchased due to last year's drought. We are more than a little bit excited as we start to harvest this spring crop of rye and wheat!
Making adjustments to the chopper is part of the preparation for harvest.
The rye is tall and thick and takes at least a day of drying in the field after being cut before it can be chopped.
The chopper pulls the rye into the knives,chops it into small pieces,
and blows it into the silage truck.
I'm thankful for this crop and for the smiles I've seen on the farmers faces this week!