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A Plan for Grazing

One of my favorite things about farming is watching the sheep eat. They are truly giddy when they are moved to a fresh section of pasture, literally running around to different sections of the paddock trying to find the best of the best grass. The drought this fall was frustrating because the fescue never became lush and the pastures took almost no time at all to reach a point that resembled mid-winter. We were feeding hay by early November (versus last year we held off on hay until January!) But even before the drought, I was disappointed in the quality of our pastures. Growth seemed sparse and slow at times despite a wet spring, and weeds were an issue in some areas. It was odd to me that

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