Making A Pasture

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I bet it has now, And I can imagine that its one big fence
This picture was taken 3-15-2015, a month after we moved in. To the left is a gatepost, there was no fence yet.

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I bet it has now, And as I can imagine that gonna be a very large fence, The way it looks like.. its very spacey..
 

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Yesterday we took down the round pen and used it to close off the barn to the pipeline gate. The horses can’t roam their “pasture” and I can plant grass seed. This is where we had it forestry mulched, have raked the mulch into swales an scattered reject Sheep hay over the bare dirt. Needless to say, I am quite excited for this next step of actually sowing grass seed.

Our makeshift corral may look crappy, but it is a temporary thing, someday to be replaced with a more permanent better thought out corral fence. @Ridgetop notice the classy orange hay twine. LOL We used a 10’ length of horse wire so we can take down one side if we need to take the tractor to the back for any reason. The round pen comes with a walk through gate, so that is convenient.

I will be sowing grass seed today! It is supposed to be raining all week, so that will get it off to a good start.

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Thanks Bee. That is Pearl, Tennessee Walker we bought out of a kill pen. She is a sweet girl. She is finally deciding that she likes me and will come up to me.

I got my grass seed sowed today, it sure feels good to have that done. Supposed to rain all week, hope we get a good rain.
 

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This is about a one acre pasture in the front with road frontage. It does a fine job of growing my nemesis, green briars. We are cleaning it up to prepare for planting pasture.
Before pictures.



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The warm-season grass most adapted. Growing is simple in most soils, and is resistant to drought and durable. Bermudagrass needs very little upkeep. Centipedegrass-A fine warm-season grass, low-maintenance.
 

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We have had several rain storms since I sowed Bahia grass seed in the horse pasture. If I bend over and look closely, there are a few tiny threads of green starting to show. I am so excited over these slender filaments!

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Where we spread dead hay from the Sheep barn has done a great job of holding soil in place and not washing away. The hay is rotting, adding humus and as an added bonus, seeds in the hay are sprouting. There are clovers and what looks like fescue, both of which will wither in the heat, but will probably come back next fall. Probably some rye in there too alone with various weeds.

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