July 10, 2008

This morning I got all the old electric fence wire and posts pulled at the bottom of the pasture – had to hack into the blackberry jungle to do it.  Also cut half a pick-up load of grass for the goats and cows.  It is better nutrition and a whole lot cheaper than feeding them hay.  Plus cutting grass by with a hand scythe is good exercise for me.  But I’ll be glad when the pasture is finally fenced and I don’t have to do that any more.

Now that those old posts are out of the way and the wire is cleaned up, we can figure out the fence line for the new fence and start pounding posts.  Hubby doesn’t have a day off this week, but is going to try and take at least an extra half day at the beginning of next week to help me pound posts.

I’ve been reading up on folks like Gene Sollock who raise their beef cows 100% on pasture without any supplimental grain or hay!  I’m hoping to figure a way to do that sort of thing with my cows on the just under 3 acres of pasture we have.

There is entire series of videos available on YouTube featuring his on the farm seminars.  Here is episode #1:

You can find links to the rest of the epsiodes here.


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