Upgrading some pastures…

by David

…and using a no-till drill.

In addition to clover, which we often spread, this year we’re mixing in perennial rye, cereal rye, turnips, radishes and cow peas.

We’re doing several pastures hoping to extend the natural grazing season.  Not only should it mean extra nourishment for mama and calf in the winter slump but some of these plants put down very deep roots.

The theory is that will loosen the compacted soil and bring more minerals closer to the surface to feed the plants.  It also should help capture rain water, limiting the effects of drought.

As they say on television…”only time will tell”!