A growing field of triticale (pronounced "tri tuh kay lee"), a cereal grain cross of wheat (triticum) and rye (secale) on the farm. It is a winter forage, planted in October. A high quality feed, it was cut to use as sileage to feed our dairy herd. It was harvested in early May, cutting it in "flag leaf" to "boot" stage (before the grain heads appear) for the best quality and yield.
Triticale being mowed with a discbine on May 1. It has since been chopped and stored to feed cows in the winter.
The Farmer and Beau, the Border Collie, bringing in the herd for milking.
Pretty Patchie, the horse. He is a paint - so called from his markings.
Beau, the Border Collie bringing the herd to the barn on a misty morning.