Pasture Management

The farm horses, Barbie and Preacher, turned their 3/4 acre pasture to brown stubble in just two weeks.

Sacrifice Paddock

Sacrifice Paddock

That’s when we got serious about pasture management. First, we sectioned off a second pasture for them which included much lusher forage. This pasture is also 3/4 acre and although it includes a wayward patch of comfrey, overall the vegetation is much better.

Farm 120

Then we split the original Upper Pasture in two creating a Sacrifice Paddock and the Back Upper Pasture. On Sunday, May 19th, Ron limed and seeded the Back Upper Pasture and we will keep the horses off here for the next month or so while the new equine mixture take hold. We’ve had daily rain since then which should encourage germination.

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