|Before and after...2 strands of 12.5 gauge electric make all the difference.|
|Close up of already grazed paddock|
We also felled small diameter trees for supplementation, winter's heat and to open up too crowded canopies. Crooked trees aren't pretty, are useless for lumber, and are more likely to land on my fence in a wind storm. They burn just fine and are just as tasty as straight ones to the goats and cows.
Thank you Lord for the rain! We've been able to slowly bring sections back into the grazing plan.
The pictures above are from today...2 weeks after the animals were pulled off from this particular section. You can see the difference in length in the 2 sections....and the density. I was shocked actually. I have been checking this paddock's progress almost daily...but from the side. I have never seen such a weak stand....on my land. The grass has grown back to 6-7 inches, but it's so thin. I was reminded that a pasture walk is essential for good grass management and that means actually walking IN the pasture, not just looking at it.
|Bottom land soil|
By the way, the bottom land paddock USED to look like the upland paddock close up years ago, but not as much grass and a lot more weeds. I didn't plant anything, just changed it's management.
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