Tuesday, June 18, 2024
HomeNotes From KathyThis is NOT Your Grandmother's Summer

This is NOT Your Grandmother’s Summer

If you haven’t noticed already, this summer is different. Or, as one weather person put it recently, “This is not your Grandmother’s summer.” Floods, heat domes, smoke from forest fires filling the air – it’s exactly what scientists have been warning us was coming for us for decades.

We’ve been warming up to this for awhile (no pun intended), and I’ve written a lot about the kinds of adaptations that might work best for graziers. So this week, in addition to the article collection, I’m recommending an article by John Marble from July of 2021.

In it, you’ll read about his observations in plant growth and how he altered his grazing program to better match what was happening. It’s an excellent example of how long-term observation can help you adjust to new circumstances. I hope it’s helpful to you as you work through this summer’s challenges. Click here to find it.

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Kathy Voth
Kathy Vothhttps://onpasture.com
I am the founder, editor and publisher of On Pasture, now retired. My career spanned 40 years of finding creative solutions to problems, and sharing ideas with people that encouraged them to work together and try new things. From figuring out how to teach livestock to eat weeds, to teaching range management to high schoolers, outdoor ed graduation camping trips with fifty 6th graders at a time, building firebreaks with a 130-goat herd, developing the signs and interpretation for the Storm King Fourteen Memorial trail, receiving the Conservation Service Award for my work building the 150-mile mountain bike trail from Grand Junction, Colorado to Moab, Utah...well, the list is long so I'll stop with, I've had a great time and I'm very grateful.

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