Life on Our Grass Farm

  • Our Farm Hand Grady

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    Part of what it means to live on a farm has to do with your neighbors.Our neighbors homes are actually several miles separated from our home and rather than feeling distant it seems to actually bind us closer.Our rural neighbors provide us a rich resource from which we learn,share in trials, share in triumphs, at times share in contentions, and

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  • New Calves on Our Grass Farm

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    The temperatures dipped low last night and this morning we were greeted with frost.The predawn was crystal clear with a sky dotted with lingering stars and a sliver of moon still showing on the western horizon.Warm and comfy in the nook where we drink our morning coffee my mind was on the heifers that are calving. We dressed early and

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  • Grady’s Red Tail Hawk

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    Grady rides our range most mornings especially when any of our calves are due to calve.This chore often falls to him mostly because he really enjoys it and partly because he is so good at detecting problems almost before they happen. Grady is one of those gifted people who has a sixth sense about animals.Often he has amazed us with

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  • Rotational Grazing

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    I have always explained what we do is to raise grass.We then use cattle to harvest that crop.The key to using forages optimally is to rotationally graze these forages.Under rotational grazing the livestock is allowed to graze only one portion of the pasture at a time,allowing the rest of the pasture to rest.To accomplish this the open pasture is subdivided

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  • Grass Farming

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    We often have said that what we do is raise grass.I love grass and of course green is my favorite color.My favorite lesson to teach my kids in science is the wonder of photosynthesis and how grass makes it is own food from the energy of the sun storing that food and releasing oxygen.It is a natural cycle to use

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