Watching grass grow….

by David

Thistlehill Farm Grass

The definition of “boring” may be watching grass grow but whoever said that was certainly never a cattleman.

We’ve finally started strip grazing and here’s an after-action picture of the first paddock. The untouched grass is behind the electric wire in the background. This was the result on a half acre with 30 cow/calf pairs in the first day.

Church has decided to add eight more two year olds to increase the trampling and manure distribution.

We’d also like the main herd to clean up some of the weeds. Maybe on the next pass. This paddock will rest for about a month…depending on grass regrowth.

It’s trial and error while we adjust supply and consumption.