It is interesting how the plants have changed in the last month. The pennycress is just about all gone. Henbit has disappeared. The goats are doing a good job of eating back the brush.
There are a number of other grasses out there including wild oat and orchardgrass, both of which I would like to encourage.
Once I fence out my neighbor’s cows I’ll be able to run my own on the pasture with a planned, high-density impact instead of the cows just running wild eating what they choose. For now, I’m happy to have a diversity of grasses and weeds…but less fescue would be great.
I have had to mow the Canadian thistles. It was just taking too much of our time to chop them by hand. A farm guest recently suggested we chop the thistles close to the ground and put a few grains of Morton salt on them. Sounds like a plan. There are still plenty out there. Kinda pretty though.
Clovers are fairly thick now. A wide variety of weeds are growing well, some are in bloom. All that variety helps my nutrient cycling and ensures my livestock have access to the things they need. Everything from wild carrot
I could continue listing plants and pictures but you get the idea. There is a wide variety out there. I think that’s a good thing. It’s not a lawn. I would like to see things change a bit and suspect they will over time. Especially now that we got a rain!
How is your pasture doing?