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Making A Pasture

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

  1. Jul 5, 2019
    Daxigait

    Daxigait Loving the herd life

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    This is what we have ;)

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    she has had this row for years and she harvests sections of it down near the ground like cutting hay several times a week as you can see it grows back quick.

    I'm sorry for kind of having this takeover the thread that was not the intention. :hide Hope your field is continuing to grow well
     
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    Baymule

    Baymule Herd Master

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    Sometimes threads wander a bit, just like the ebb and flow of conversation. I don't mind a highjack, I do it too. The various branches of conversation makes it all the more interesting. My Daddy always grew comfrey, it makes a healing poultice if you have a bruise or cut. I hope your comfrey grows well for you!
     
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    Bruce

    Bruce Herd Master

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    Looks like there's a ton of Creeping Charlie too. Bane of my existence in places.
     
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  4. Jul 11, 2019 at 7:22 PM
    Baymule

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    The grass is a foot tall in most places.

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    This is Pasture #3, recently a briar patch.

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    This is Pasture #1.

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    It was getting dry and powdery here, we got a half inch of rain last night. That helps.
     
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  5. Jul 11, 2019 at 7:38 PM
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    farmerjan Herd Master

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    Looking real good @Baymule . Yep, a 1/2 inch is a big help even with the sandy soil you have. And this grass will improve the quality of the ground which will make it better for growing grass.
    Maybe you will get some of that "tropical storm/ possible hurricane coming into the gulf?
     
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  6. Jul 11, 2019 at 7:52 PM
    Baymule

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    Thanks @farmerjan. I planted this seed June 6, it is a month and 5 days later. This grass grows fast. I'm supposed to let it grow for 90 days before grazing it. By that time, it will be time to sow clovers over it and rye grass. I'll let the sheep graze it down first.

    I'm hoping we get some of that rain. I bet everybody in south Louisiana hopes we get some too-and they get less.
     
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  7. Jul 11, 2019 at 8:23 PM
    Bruce

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    Yeah it is already nasty in LA, New Orleans already flooded and the tropical storm isn't even there yet.
     
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  8. Jul 11, 2019 at 8:32 PM
    Baymule

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    Watching it on the news, cars are flooded in parking lots and apartments. I believe if I knew that was coming, I'd move my car! My own sister has lost cars to floods, she lives close to a river. They usually move out the work trucks and most of their vehicles. Hurricane Harvey put 7' of water in their house and destroyed work trucks, they didn't expect the water to get that deep. I'd move the hell outa there.

    I feel real sorry for people in New Orleans, they should have cut and run days ago.
     
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  9. Jul 11, 2019 at 8:34 PM
    Bruce

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    They are pretty much screwed, I think I heard that the Mississippi has been above flood stage for the longest period since records were kept.
     
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  10. Jul 11, 2019 at 8:42 PM
    Baymule

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    I think you nailed it.