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Rules for Starting Your Own Farm/Ranch, Or For Making the One You’ve Got Work Better

By   /  September 11, 2017  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  No Comments

You’ve dreamed of becoming a farmer, growing food not just for yourself but for your greater community. You yearn to work with the soil, and are prepared for a life of physical toil, intellectual challenges, and uncertain finances. All that’s left is to trade in your suit and tie for sturdy boots and a dilapidated […]

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Fall is Coming – Prep Your Pastures

By   /  September 4, 2017  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  No Comments

This advice from August 2016 never gets old! My dear Mother always said that the older you get, the faster time goes, she was right. I really don’t know what happened to the summer. But here it is, September already. We have just a couple more weeks for seeding of permanent vegetation, early planting of […]

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Cattle Can be Good Brush Managers

By   /  August 28, 2017  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  4 Comments

Cows can do every bit as well on brush as goats. How do I know? I have experience using both for managing vegetation. And this week Dave Pratt tells us how to figure out how much to charge for prescribed grazing services to manage vegetation. He hints that livestock besides goats could be good tools […]

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Stockpiling Encourages Pasture Legumes

By   /  August 21, 2017  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  1 Comment

Stockpiling pastures for winter grazing is a great way to allow legumes to naturally reseed in your pastures. Most of the commonly used legumes such as red, alsike, or strawberry clover and birdsfoot trefoil will produce enough seed for stand rejuvenation with 60-75 days of recovery time. Some native legumes will take longer. Most of […]

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Solving Seasonal Electric Fence Problems

By   /  August 14, 2017  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  Comments Off on Solving Seasonal Electric Fence Problems

A season of managed grazing can be hard on your fences and changes in vegetation and soil moisture take their toll. Here are some suggestions for figuring out what’s wrong and fixing it.

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