The cautious Ash Tree is not showing its leaves although we are well into May.
But the barley on the AdFarm field is bravely popping out of the ground to face the weather.
This is life in a barley field.
Unlike those who sow their Wild Oats, Barley has nowhere to go. It is growing without complaint, even in spots that were too wet last season.
Barley seeds germinate and thrive in our cool Spring soil and air temperatures.
North Dakota is a barley state. It is the only place in the country that raises a significant amount of malting barley without irrigation.
Because barley is rarely fed to livestock anymore, it is considered a specialty crop.
Malting barley is the objective. The season ahead will determine the success of
AdFarm's crop in GriggsDakota.