Wednesday, July 09, 2008

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[excerpt]: "What you see in the picture is an improved variety of the common white clover that volunteers everywhere (and is itself a good pasture plant). The name is Alice, available from farm seed suppliers all over. It could just as well be red clover but white clover will reseed itself better. This clover is making its second growth of the year. The sheep grazed the first growth down a month earlier. All that lush green forage you see is one month’s production. The sheep will graze it down again in July and continue to graze it, with normal rainfall, one week out of every five until winter. Or I could save the fall regrowth for winter pasture. Or I could make hay instead since I have a surplus of pasture this year and hay prices are sky high."

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