Making A Pasture

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I wondered what that pink cottage was in the other pasture when you fist posted a few days ago... NOW I see it's a chicken tractor. :lol: Them's some nice digs for a bunch of cornish cross dinners. You know the pasture is pretty nice when your animals disappear in it it's so tall...
 

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After a few hours, they go to the gate and yell at me. They want to go back to their new barn (roof) to ruminate. The radiant heat barrier we put under the tin really cuts the heat.

My husband loves Crimson Clover. It lines the roadways here in the spring and makes a beautiful showing. So we bought a 50 pound bag of that too. He sowed it out front along the road and down the driveway. It is in full bloom now and it's gorgeous. It is a little skimpy in places, but it should get better next year. We'll let this go to seed and we'll plant more next fall.

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Gorgeous! I meant the Crimson Clover not your husband! LOL
 

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I can see that you are keeping on top of the clover/bloat situation. Not trying to tell you what to do, just didn't know if you were aware....and that pasture is more lush than most animals ever see!!!!! BIIIIIIIIIIIGGGGGGGGG change from pictures of the "before".... Wow.
I appreciate your concern and instructions. I have the highest respect and admiration for your vast knowledge. You sure know a heck of a lot more than I do! The reason I know to watch for bloat and how to prevent bloat, is reading about it right here on BYH.

Today they got an hour and a half on that lush pasture. I had to leave and no way was I going to leave them on that pasture! Now I just have to get more pasture like that. The real test will be when the clover and rye grass dies down to see if the Bahia and Bermuda we sprigged will grow and spread.
 

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The clover is dying back now in pasture #2. The sheep have graced it hard, there are still big clumps of clover. I can see the Bermuda coming through.



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We are going to mow it next week so the Bermuda and Bahia can grow. The clover can only add more humus to the soil.
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