The grass is always greener…

by David

…when you add cover crops!  And for the first time that’s what we’ve done.

Son-in-law Curt Humphreys and Coop manager Glenn Covington reviewed the results of the project this weekend
Photo by Carolyn Matthews

Son-in-law Curt Humphreys and Coop manager Glenn Covington reviewed the results of the project this weekend…and pronounced themselves satisfied.  Grandson Church had started the plan with Glen but he’s now off at Cornell Veterinary School.

turnip, radish, cow peas, clover, cereal rye and perennial rye.
Photo by Curt Humphreys

If you enlarge the picture you should be able to pick out turnip, radish, cow peas and the clover.  Tougher to see but they are there are Cereal Rye and perennial rye.  I never thought we’d get to the point where I’d think we’ve maxed on clover.  

Glenn is a little worried about possible bloat.  We have pastures that were not over-seeded and hay standing by just in case.

Incidentally we did use a no-til drill for the seeding…supplied by Glenn’s Farm and Home Coop!

David