We moved our Mirandaise heifers away from the pens out to some good grass. They’d had several days to adjust to getting green stuff in their diet, we’ll see how they cope with longer grass.
In other links:
- Salatin’s Tall Grass Mob Stocking was an interesting read. I’d come across this idea of letting grass get way long before grazing other places. Perhaps the most interesting part was Salatin saying that his old system was wrong, and now he does tall grazing. It can’t be easy for someone who has written a book on cow farming to say his old system was bunk.
- Throwback at Trapper Creek has a long list of interesting farming titles on her bookshelf.
- The visiting crop specialist from a local ag store dropped by and recommended pearl millet for a summer forage crop. I’m looking at seeding something on a hectare or two for a summer graze mostly as an insurance for droughts. I need to try a few things in the early years. Forage sorghum is the other summer grazing crop I hear about from locals, although nobody thinks of grazing corn.
- I want a fence compass!
- Zephyr Hill Farm has a nice post about mounting a auger to dig a post hole.
Tosca likes to look for rabbits and hares in the grass. I doubt she’s caught anything in the five months we’ve been here, but she does keep trying.