Yesterday as I was biking into town past the fields of golden grain I heard a strange sound – it sounded like the grain was popping. After a few minutes of searching Google and skipping over the articles about popcorn, I found someone else who had heard the crackling grain too. I am not actually sure if it is barley. I have tried researching different grains, but I have yet to learn how to identify the different varieties. Perhaps a reader can correct me.