Grain in the ground

Several days with temperatures in the 70’s and a light breeze finally dried out the soil enough to plant the barley this past weekend. In total, I planted 15 acres of barley using the seed that I saved from the barley that I grew and harvested last year. This year’s crop was planted at an average of 85 pounds of seed per acre using the grain drill pictured above. I also planted a quarter of an acre of hulless oats (i.e., oat kernels that allow for the inedible protective outer shell or seed coating called the hull or husk to easily be removed after harvest).

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