The spring green-up…

by David

…is well underway at Thistle Hill!  And Nala seems appreciative of the work we’ve done to improve the pastures.

Nala seems appreciative of the work we’ve done to improve the pastures.

The over-seeding we did a year ago has really taken hold.  Perennial rye and and cereal rye and several clovers have all thickened our sward significantly. 

Not apparent but a big contributing factor we feel certain was the conditioning of the soil with the work of turnips, radish and cow peas. 

The cover in the area pictured here was very thin and the soil quite sandy.  Our hope is that continued rotational grazing and the addition of more cover crops will put this pasture on a par with our very best.

David