Someone is putting on weight. At this time of year and for at least another 6 weeks, if not longer, I have to keep the animals out of the fields for two reasons 1) so that the grass can grow. Daisy does not understand this. 2) So that large animals do not pug the moist spring ground up. Daisy is classed as a large animal. She is not impressed with this ruling either!
I would have sent the sheep-dog in but, well, you see the problem! So I called them back into the sacrifice paddock. Sheep also must wait for the grass to grow. He can stay for a wee while with Mama in her field but not for too long. He eats all their special pregnant ewe feed.
Good morning. Looking out my lightening loft window this morning I see that we have a cloudy day ahead today. And it should be warm (low 50’s – fingers crossed). It may even rain tonight. We might see a little green in the fields in a few days, but for the real eight inches of growth I need warm soil and time. And I am still short of hay. About two weeks short. So I shall continue my search for feed today.
I have been invited to write our farmy story for the Old World Garden Farms blog (I think it will be published this Sunday I shall let you know) and I found this photo for the page I am writing. Look at Daisy in all that grass. We will be fencing inside Pats Paddock this year so it can be grazed more intensively. You will remember that last year was its first year of growth. Look at that forage!