Category Archives: Grass

Starvation is Cruelety

I see this with alarming frequency, particularly with smaller dairy cattle (Jerseys, Gurnesys and Dexters). People who THINK they know how to take care of a diary cow, but really are just abusing (usually starving) them. This is because of … Continue reading

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Hurricane Harvey Wasn’t All Bad

What brought 50 inches of rain and disaster to Texas has brought two to three inches of gentle rain to Indiana, just what we needed after a dryish August. I am fully expecting strong autumn growth of cool season grasses, … Continue reading

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The Miracle of Mowing

Mowing is something that should be generally avoided, but can be just the right prescription if weeds or over grown pasture plants are what ails you. Mowing uses fuel and time, puts wear and tear on machine and man (or beast), … Continue reading

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Zanon Lawnmower

I recently purchased a 40″ Zanon lawnmower for my Grillo 110 two-wheeled tractor. It is a very impressive (to me) machine, and it really makes me wonder why they are not more common stateside. The Zanon coupled to the G110 … Continue reading

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My Little Manure Spreader

Almost everyone has at least kid’s farm book idea of an agricultural tractor. They will probably also know something of the common domestic animals (from Old MacDonald’s farm, if nothing else) and, of course, the plow—probably a bit of nonsense … Continue reading

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Duckingham Palace

Ducks are basically like chickens. I think this misconception, very common among poultry keepers, is the greatest obstacle to keeping ducks. All poultry books I’ve read (except one) are about chickens, then they tack on ducks, geese, and turkeys at … Continue reading

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Time to plant forage

August is a busy time of year in my climate. Contrary to what many people think, this is the time of year to plant perennial forage plants, not in spring. I had to learn this the hard and expensive way, … Continue reading

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