Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Watching Grass Grow

The leaves are coming in on the walnuts, oaks, and cottonwoods, which will provide needed shade during the hot summer months. We mowed our summer ground (top five photos) hoping to have back a stronger stand of grasses when we'll need them in July. It's looking good, and we even see some alfalfa, which we seeded the winter before last, filling the gaps between the recently cut grasses and mustards. Our spring ground (bottom five photos) is ready for the pigs. In the tallest patches, the thick stand of mustards, vetch, barley, and grasses reaches 2.5 feet. We're pretty happy with the result and look forward to searching for pigs in the tall vegetation.