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Help- blackberry vines taking over field

Discussion in 'Natural and Organic Husbandry' started by Talithahorse, Mar 24, 2015.

  1. Mar 25, 2015
    Talithahorse

    Talithahorse Chillin' with the herd

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    I agree on the forage and pasture section. I have always heard that good cattle farmers are good grass growers first. As a hobby farmer the care and maintenance of my pastures has been the hardest learning curve for me. I am fortunate to have 24 acres so there is leeway for the learning curve as I am in no way over stocking my land. I know that I have good grass out there in the big field. The horse pasture I am not sure about as I have had horses on it of years but am not sure the best way to take care of it without it growing overly lush for my three fat, "easy Keeper" horses. Questions such as how often should we bush hog? When is the best time to bush hog? (I keep telling my DH it is before the weeds go to seed, not after) etc. What differences do you make on your pastures based on the livestock you plan on stocking? etc. All these are questions I have pondered and then to go out there and see it taken over by briars just makes me sad that I have not been a good stewart to this beautiful piece of land that I have had the pleasure of working/ owning. (Of course I think it is more the land works me than me working the land).
     
  2. Mar 25, 2015
    Baymule

    Baymule Herd Master

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    @greybeard I could've pressed the like button on your post about a hundred times.
     
  3. Mar 26, 2015
    Bossroo

    Bossroo True BYH Addict

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    I heartily agree with greybeard ..... :thumbsup