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We Are Grass

June 6th, 2017 · 1 Comment · Blog, farming

It’s another dreary day–cool and rainy. The last few weeks seemed more like March. Still, I’ve managed finally to get ahead of the grass that would consume us this time of year if extraordinary measures were not taken. We have a multi-wire, electric perimeter fence nearly a mile long surrounding the farm and foliage has […]

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Winter Grazing

December 31st, 2014 · No Comments · farming

Our animals aren’t deterred by freezing temperatures. They’ll continue to graze as long as there is grass to eat. I only wish I’d been able to save more grass for the winter. Part of our management challenge is finding a balance between the number of animals we raise and the ability of our pastures to […]

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We’re Melting!

December 28th, 2014 · 2 Comments · farming

For what seemed the longest time, our farm was covered in eight inches of the most awful, slushy, slippery kind of snow. Then suddenly, something like spring descended upon us. It began to rain and one morning we woke up to find all of that snow had melted away. Revealed again were pastures of very […]

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