Happy new year…at last…

by David

…the scene we wait all winter to see!

Thistlehill Farm Grazing

The main Thistle Hill herd moving from the western to eastern pastures to begin strip grazing.  Here temporary fencing already has been put in place.  That will allocate roughly one acre paddocks per day.  The confined space increases the trampling effect….the cows pointed toes grinding in some of the grass…the result is organic matter and food for the soil.

This is the first pass over the eastern pasture…and if Mother Nature is good…there’ll be one and maybe two more.

That’s Church…our manager/foreman…supervising the herd.  Someone tell him he needs a haircut!  (Inside family joke)