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Making A Pasture

Discussion in 'Pasture, Hay, & Forages: Information & Management' started by Baymule, Aug 18, 2017.

  1. Jun 10, 2018
    Pastor Dave

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    We were getting unusually dry for June too, but we got some much needed rain yesterday and today.
     
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  2. Jun 11, 2018
    RollingAcres

    RollingAcres Herd Master

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    Better go out there and do more rain dance Bay.
     
  3. Jun 11, 2018
    Bruce

    Bruce Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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    Or drink a LOT of beer, then go outside.
     
  4. Jun 19, 2018
    Baymule

    Baymule Herd Master Golden Herd Member

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    Pasture #2 — Bermuda grass is putting out runners and growing tall. It is still splotchy here and there, but is closing the gaps.

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    We tossed watermelon rinds to the pigs last fall and now have vines sprouting up! They are in the bare patches, so why not.

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    Amazingly there is still clover blooming. This is after being grazed hard, mowed down, and heat.

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    In pasture #1, our son cut down a bunch of small spindly cedar trees that my husband had been hoarding like a cat lady. I finally convinced him that some of them had to go, in order to open it up for grass. He pointed out which ones and Layne cut them. A bonanza for the Sheep!

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  5. Jun 19, 2018
    RollingAcres

    RollingAcres Herd Master

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    :yuckyuck
     
  6. Jun 19, 2018
    RollingAcres

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    Perfect! "Free" watermelons!
     
  7. Jun 20, 2018
    Bruce

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    Sure I stick a watermelon plant in the garden and get nothing. You toss watermelon in the field and get watermelons. Just proves I should stop intentionally planting things. Well maybe weeds, then they wouldn't grow ;)
     
  8. Jun 20, 2018
    Baymule

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    And that was last fall.......we even had SNOW!
     
  9. Jun 21, 2018
    Baymule

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    We got 1 1/4 inch of rain yesterday! We sat on the porch, just enjoying the rain.

    We had a HUGE burn pile I was beginning to think we’d be looking at until fall. Not to mention the 125+ cedar trees DS cut, that were right where he dropped them.

    The weather man said last night that wind this morning would be gusts up to 5MPH. Rain, no wind, can anybody say BURN PILE? We were out at 5:30 AM, DH started the fire and we went to pasture #1 and started dragging up cedar trees. We chained around them, DH dragged them with Marigold and I unchained.

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    We burnt the huge pile we already had, plus ALL the mess in pasture #1. All of it, every single one.

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    According to my step counter I have walked 4.4 miles. We are laid up like big dogs under the AC drinking sweet tea right now.
     
  10. Jun 21, 2018
    RollingAcres

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    Yay you got rain!!! Must be one heck of a rain dance you did! ;):D