You’re probably watching your pastures closely right now for the signs that it’s time for spring grazing. If you’re not quite sure, last week’s article collection included a test you can take to make sure your grasses are ready to graze.
Now, making changes to your management based on what you find at On Pasture is harder than just saying “Let’s do it!” Things that might make you stand out from the crowd can be uncomfortable. So this week, here’s some moral support from Greg Judy and others as you try something new this grazing season.
Even Greg Judy Needs Help Making Change
In this two part series, Greg Judy describes something he was doing that didn’t make sense and how someone from off-farm helped him do something better. Then he talks about how to “Just Do It” even when your neighbors are laughing at you. It’s good stuff!
Fill Your Head With Great Examples of People Who Made Change Successfully
Whenever I’m trying something new, I find examples of people who are already where I want to be. That leaves less room for listening to Nay-Sayers. To help you with that, here’s one of my favorite examples of a couple who made a HUGE change that not only made them more money, but made them happier too.
In this five-article series, you’ll learn:
• the first steps they took that got them started on the road to change,
• how they got off the winter hay wagon to reduce inputs and their workload,
• where they got financial and technical support for new fencing and water critical to their success, and
• what changes to the kinds of animals you raise can do for your grazing program
The series ends with an article where I summarize the personal things they did to make change possible in their lives. It covers fear and what to do about it from getting training, asking for help, and surrounding yourself with change supporters, to things to keep in mind about the process of change. There are even more links to articles and resources to support you in your work. Enjoy!
And yes – we have a funny for you!