MOH is one of my favorite bloggers. I envy her the farm she has grown up on, and the options she has, but we must play the cards we are dealt. I’m starting to get that land ownership, and farming is more about the soil than the animals.

Throwback at Trapper Creek

Grass, grass, grass.  If only that monochromatic landscape was just the grasses and the weeds we want.  I don’t think I have ever seen a pasture that was perfect as far as grazing goes.  Heavy use, too much rest, too many animals, not enough animals, heavy equipment use, no equipment use, all can contribute to a less than stellar pasture.  Such is life, you have to just deal with it.

Innocent looking grass!  Weeds show me what truly lies below!  Once you start learning cause and effect, you can tell at a glance what is going on/has went on in your pasture areas.  The green will fool you, but be vigilant, teach yourself how to read the weeds and you’ll be on the way to a better pasture.  The earth is always trying to heal itself, that’s why weeds are here, allies is the war, so to speak.  Like people…

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