Thursday, September 8, 2011
Hay finally cut
After much procrastination on my part in looking for someone to bale our hay and, after failing to find anyone willing to do it on shares, I asked the Ory's to cut it for me on a custom rate basis. That got done on Tuesday. There's lots of hay on the ground now, but cutting it didn't improve the quality. I'm yet to take a stroll out there to see what was underneath that weed infested mess. Hopefully there's still some good potential for the alfalfa and orchard grass to grow a bit before the first frost and establish a strong root system and some good top growth to reduce winter kill. I now need to decide what, if any, soil amendments I want to put down now that will make that field healthier. I know for sure that I need to do everything I can to promote growth of the alfalfa and grass next spring and summer to help choke out the fox tail that will inevitably be growing next year.