We’ve been giving our pastures a break over the last few weeks to let the grasses, legumes and forbes time to recover and to help reduce future parasite issues.
So where are we grazing our goats and sheep right now? They’ve been grazing our hayfields and surrounding woods.
Learn more about this project in the video below.
Video: See how this project is working
Benefits to grazing our hayfield
- Provide uniform distribution of natural fertilizer and animal impact on the land, improving the quality of our soil
- Longer rest and recovery period on our pastures for better regrowth and reduction of parasite issues
- Ability to use our pastures into late fall, early winter with an extended grazing season, but still have access to permanent fencing infrastructure
- Reduce brush and invasive species encroachment along the borders of our hayfield. In the future we’ll be able to more easily take down the old barbed wire fence