It’s official…

by David

…Spring is here!

Thistle HIll Farm Strip Grazing

We know because the interior portable electric fencing has gone up and our cows have begun their strip grazing.  From now through the first of the year the main herd will be allocated about an acre of pasture at a time.

Thistle Hill Farm Clover

To tide them over the summer slump when grass nutrition value declines, we’ve seeded in a heavy stand of clover…three types of clover…including a red and white variety we’re experimenting with and a New Zealand white clover we’re used before.

So far this year we’ve been blessed with favorable growing conditions.  The clover had plenty of time to establish before the grasses came on. 

David