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Year-Round Grazing Paradise (or at least moving towards that)

By   /  March 22, 2021  /  Forage, Pasture Health, Silvopasture  /  2 Comments

Don’t you sometimes wish it was spring year-round? As I write this, snow is coming down towards the tail-end of February, and it feels like forever ago since I saw green grass or a tree in leaf. The long winter almost makes you forget what it’s like to just sweat during the summer. Then again, […]

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How much feed can Honey Locust add to your stockpile?

By   /  February 15, 2021  /  Pasture Health, Silvopasture  /  9 Comments

“The tree grows in a Bermuda pasture and is always loaded in the fall with luscious fruit. The cows and hogs stand under it, always ready to devour every pod that falls. The tree is very large and very, very beautiful. The cows improve in milk and the hogs in weight when the locusts ripen, […]

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If it’s so great, why don’t we see silvopasture everywhere?

By   /  October 26, 2020  /  Pasture Health, Silvopasture  /  3 Comments

I was at a pasture walk some time ago, when the farmer pointed to the few scraggly trees strewn throughout his paddocks. They were close to death, and the grass around them had long been trampled into nothing over the course of a long, hot summer. These trees were the sole relief from the sun, […]

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Using Trees as Forage

By   /  September 14, 2020  /  Forage, Pasture Health  /  5 Comments

Spring and fall are wonderful times to be a grass farmer. The weather is pleasant, the livestock are fat and happy, and the forages are lush. But of course, summer comes right after spring, and the lean, dry times can wipe away the memory of those beautiful lush grasses of spring. It doesn’t take much […]

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On Spaghetti, Silvopasture and New Opportunities

By   /  August 17, 2020  /  Pasture Health, Silvopasture  /  4 Comments

When you think of Italian food, what pictures come to mind? Scrumptious spaghetti. Luscious lasagna. Perfect pizzas. What do they all have in common, other than the ability to send you into a carb-induced coma after a heavy lunch on a hot day? Tomatoes. They all use tomatoes. When Julius Caesar wanted something to go […]

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