|Photo taken on August 21, 2015|
|Photo from 2013 silage harvest|
Most of the crop will be harvested this fall and put in a trench silo.
We'll use it to feed cows and feeder calves this winter.
But we're making a bundle with a little of it. Well, we're not actually making a bundle - whether you're talking monetarily or literally. But a hunter is!
He prefers to harvest it before the grain appears at the top of the head. I guess Kansas Wildlife and Parks frowns upon using the grain heads to attract birds, saying it gives the hunters an unfair advantage.
Once in awhile, he's missed the window to harvest the silage before the head appears. Then he has to cut the heads off using a chain saw. That's a lot more labor intensive than just cutting the silage earlier.
It's a win-win for us and them. We'll get a few extra dollars for the silage - a different kind of "double-crop" than we're used to. And the hunters will have cover for their blinds.