As the days grow shorter and cooler, the fields of sweet sorghum (also called sorgo) are calling the dairy farmer to prepare for harvesting this sweet tasting silage crop for the dairy cows to enjoy this fall and through the winter months.
Growing a crop is a labor of love for my third generation dairy farmer husband. I love seeing the smile on his face as he looks across the sorghum field.
We drove to several of the fields this afternoon to see how the sorghum is maturing and make a plan which field we will begin harvesting first. Most of the sorghum is seven to eight feet tall and the tops are beginning to change from yellow to a reddish brown color as it matures.
He thought he was hiding from me, but I could still see his smile!
Harvest of this labor of love begins next week!