Natural Fall Pasture

The herd is off the lucerne for the year and back in Sleepy Hollow, a pasture full of natural grasses.

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Some of the grasses are green and full.

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Some are dry and dormant. The cows will tread this in to be recycled into more grass.

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It is a different world under there. Worms, bugs, decaying grass and new growth.

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There are a few mushroom fairy rings around. Here’s a little one.

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Clover growing by the water line. No more Jedward fans, please!

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It is a little tragic that the highest traffic day on the site was when grasspunk.com was posted on a Jedward site.

Some fine weeds. I need to go and check this out in my weed books.

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More cows.

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Now I need a Grasspunk song for Fall. How about this one?

3 responses to “Natural Fall Pasture

  1. Some how I missed the video of Jedward the waterline song when I saw that post. I thought it was something off of Saturday Nite Live or something. Who knows… you posting that video could have introduced a whole new generations to pasture farming.

  2. Do you have a sacrifice lot where you feed them for the winter or do they spend all winter eating hay on different paddocks? I’m asking because I wish we could do that so some of the hay would get trampled into areas that need more organic matter, but without a covered hay bale feeder the hay is quickly ruined by weather for the horses. For just the two cows we’ll have left after T-Bone goes next week, it’s not really worth transporting a hay bale down to a pasture. So we just bring them all up in the barnyard. At least the chickens get to play with the manure and we can collect some for composting.

  3. Susan Lea, I move them daily through the winter. Right now they’re getting just grass, but if I need to stretch things out a little I’ll feed a bale of hay along with a new (but smaller) slice of grass.

    You use square bales or round?

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