Long story short: I AM SO EXCITED to finally have seed in the ground! AND these rains couldn’t have come at a better time! I can't thank Allan enough for taking the time to help us out on such a beautiful day.
On Saturday we seeded 10 acres of pasture. Once this pasture is established, it will be the bulk of the feed for Abby & the steers from here on out.
In addition to the excitement of getting the seed planted, I also geeked out over the planter itself. Our neighbor did the planting for us with his no till drill. I’d never seen one up close before and I thought it was pretty neat to see how it worked!
The whole 'no till' thing was pretty cool too. Basically the planter has discs that cut open the ground, the seed travels from the hopper down the little black tubes and gets deposited into the furrow. Finally, another disc located a little further back, turns the soil over which then covers the seed. And Voila! 400lbs of seed planted over 10 acres in a matter of a couple of hours.
Honestly, I could go on for quite a while about things like what all is in the seed mix & why & what we will do in the future to further establish a good stand. But I think each of those topics deserves their own post so watch for more on that later!
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