Category Archives: Dairy Cattle

Tree-line and fence-line mowing

One of the challenges of fences and trees are that they are difficult to mow around; this reason, more than anything else it seems, determines the pattern of the rural countryside. People either have essentially unmanaged woodlots scattered among vast … Continue reading

Posted in Dairy Cattle, Food, Gardening, Grass, Pasture Farming, Rotational Grazing | Leave a comment

Beets

Another crop we’ve struggled with are plants in the Beet family, which includes Swiss Chard. It’s funny because when we lived in the city we had no problem growing beets in our little backyard garden. In fact, Chard was probably … Continue reading

Posted in Dairy Cattle, Food, Gardening, Grass, Guns | Leave a comment

Shade

The matter of the benefits of shade to grazing animals is one of some dispute. Some producers hold that it isn’t really of any true benefit, that it is just a case of humanizing the animals. We like shade. So … Continue reading

Posted in Dairy Cattle, Grass, Pasture Farming, Rotational Grazing | Leave a comment