Category Archives: Pasture/Grazing

All things to do with pastures, grazing, plant species, and testing.

The calves are still alive!

So, we’ve had the calves for a few weeks, and they’re doing great! Being an introduction into husbandry for us, we’ve definitely had questions along the way and some concerns and worries too. It’s been a bit of an emotional … Continue reading

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Holy cow!

This has been a long time coming. It was way back in 2007 when we really decided we wanted to have a dairy. Since then, we’ve been continuously working towards that goal. We made a major turning point this last … Continue reading

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Making Hay with a Farmall Cub!

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Book Review: Beyond the War on Invasive Species

  Title: Beyond the War on Invasive Species: A Permaculture Approach to Ecosystem Restoration Author: Tao Orion Occupation/Association: Farmer, restoration Publishing Info: 2015, White River Junction, VT (Chelsea Green Publishing) Book Type: history, theory, commentary Amazon Link:      “A whole systems perspective on … Continue reading

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Haying 2016

After Haying 2015, we decided it was time to redeem ourselves. We took a larger role in the process, and after having a successful haying this year, we thought we would share our results. We did the mowing, raking, and … Continue reading

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Summer 2015 Plans

Ah, the best laid plans…either way, here it goes (in no particular order): Install pressurized water with the windmill as backup. Haying in conjunction with a new neighbor. Building the main dairy building. Weeding…always weeding. Annual Organic inspection. Fixing hay rake … Continue reading

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