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Entries Tagged as 'pastures'

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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Are We There Yet?

October 10th, 2015 · No Comments · farming

In a lot of ways, October is the toughest month for us here on Spy Dog Farm. The pastures have been fairly eaten down, but it’s not hay season yet. The boy goat is still separated from the girl goats, the boy sheep from the girl sheep. Hormones are raging, but we still have three […]

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Grass Season

June 28th, 2015 · 1 Comment · farming

The livestock farmer soon learns it is possible to have too much of a good thing. This time of year, we are wishing our flock were a good deal larger to eat all the grass that’s growing up everywhere. But then by August, when the grass goes dormant under the blast of summer, we will […]

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