Paddock got a little ahead of us

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Jeanne - Simme Valley
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Paddock got a little ahead of us

Postby Jeanne - Simme Valley » Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:55 am

This is #1 paddock, normally the first one to be grazed. It is only maybe 1.5 acre. This is 3rd grazing. I gave them 1/3 of it this morning. They were really pizzed at me. They had been locked up in two different winter sacrifice areas while we were
haying - so they were out of the way & all gates could be left open.
Most of what is headed out is the Orchard Grass. Loaded with pollen - that I am VERY allergic to. I pulled my T-shirt up over my face while I walked thru it to put up the temp fence. Lots of clover & Birds Foot Trefoil underneath.

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Re: Paddock got a little ahead of us

Postby farmerjan » Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:00 pm

Orchard grass does me in too. I either have to take a couple of allergy pills and use a bandana if it is in the air, or use the JD tractor with the cab and the big rake to rake with. It is about all gone though, this year. We have cut our 2 orchard grass fields, raked and baled. All the rain we had before this dry spell, took alot of the pollen out because the grass was all headed out and the rain kept it "washed to the ground". As soon as we get over this hump, then I am pretty much okay.
Your grass looks real good. We have a ton of clover this year too.
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