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Phosphorus

November 6th, 2019

Soil fertility is an important part of producing high quality grass hay.

Every time we harvest a cutting from our hay fields it removes some of the nutrients from the soil.  Soil testing tells us about soil health, what nutrients need replenished and how much to apply.

Today we applied phosphorus to our fields.  As it washes into the soil over the winter it will feed and strengthen the grass roots.  We like keeping our fields happy and healthy!

 

When spiders fly…………

October 6th, 2019

There’s an old saying that in the fall, when the spiders fly, is the time to plant your fields.

Have you ever seen spider webs floating through the sky, hanging from your car antenna or covering the ground in the fall?

Ballooning, sometimes called kiting, is a process by which spiders, and some other small invertebrates, move through the air by releasing one or more gossamer threads to catch the wind, causing them to become airborne at the mercy of air currents and potentially electric currents.

The spiders are flying right now.  We just finished planting one of our fields!

Spiders web

 

4th Cutting is being cut today!

August 27th, 2019

We are cutting the fields today for the 4th time this year.  Where has the summer gone?!

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