Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Farmer in the Dell

When our dairy nutritionist was on the farm today, Ryan was showing him part of the spring crop that we will start harvesting this week. It's a variety of rye grass that is cold tolerant and as you can see, has grown very well in Northwest Arkansas.
 Doesn't this look like the perfect picture for that old childhood song--'The Farmer in the Dell'?
Hi-O the Dairy-O, the Farmer in the Dell!
It's true...a picture is worth a thousand words.  As I looked at this picture of Ryan standing in the middle of the green field of rye grass I saw  not only the crop  that will be chopped and fed to our dairy cows,but also  the hope that this crop gives to the 3rd generation dairy  farmer that has experienced a devastating season of drought.


  1. Very well said, hope is what follows drought. Looks like a great source of feed for your cows, best wishes to the Farmer in the Dell!