I used to have beautiful gardens. I must have spent a fortune on flowers. Pulling weeds and making everything neat and tidy. Now my gardens are my fields. I plant any seed I can get my hands on and let them grow tall and wild before introducing animals to the mix. And I love these flowering diverse communities of plants that grow in my fields.
Every year there are more of my flowering wild fields. I know there are people here who see them and their fingers positively ITCH to get a mower in there and tidy them up. But anyone who touches these little fields of wildness before I say so will be DIVORCED on the spot.
This is Manu’s field and will be late late summer feed for the cows.
These pigs have a beautiful garden waiting for them too. Just as soon as they settle. I might start the electric fence today.
Thirty more bales in the barn yesterday. All beautiful bales. Now I will scrounge about for some seed money and buy the organic alfalfa seed then John and his little seed drill out in the newly mown grass hay field – get that planted up. Another big job crossed off.
The Swamp Field was planted last week in a cover crop of beans and there are a few sprouting already. Let’s hope the weather co-operates so we can get this crop tilled back in and a crop of wheat sown in September.
The weather is clear and warm with low humidity. Highs still in the 80’s. After such a rough start we are having a gorgeous summer.