The lucerne in the Vila paddock is doing well. This plant has buds, or as the French say, boutons [buttons].
The orchard grass that was plentiful at the time of the first grazing is far more subdued in the summer heat, but there’s still a seed head or two out there with the occasional other random grass.
And some little snails.
It looks perfect for haying.
The first flowers are coming through.
Which means it is great for feeding finishing animals, like this steer:
And lactating cows:
We graze our lucerne pastures in summertime because they give great forage to finish beef at a time when regular pastures are lower in quality.
A fine time to eat the lucerne!