PIPE DREAM FARM SHOTS 8 11 2013


BELOW ARE A FEW SHOTS TAKEN THIS MORNING AROUND THE FARM….

BELOW ARE 12 NEW COVER CROP BUCKETS PLANTED FOR DISPAY AT THE VIRGINIA STATE FAIR……I WILL BE THERE ON THE AFTERNOON OF OCT 2 I BELIEVE, TO TALK ABOUT COVER CROPS WITH ANYONE WHO CARES TO STOP BY….WILL HAVE THESE 12 AND THE TWO SUMMER COVER CROP BUCKETS IN THE BACKGROUND AS WELL….THEY ARE RECOVERING AFTER BEING GRAZED ONE DAY LAST WEEK….MY CATTLE MANAGER HAD LEFT THE GATE OPEN AND THE COWS WERE MUNCHING OUT ON THE BUCKETS ONE DAY WHEN i GOT HOME FROM WORK….

12 NEW FALL COVER CROP MIXES PLANTED FOR DISPLAY AT THE VIRGINIA STATE FAIR

12 NEW FALL COVER CROP MIXES PLANTED FOR DISPLAY AT THE VIRGINIA STATE FAIR

BELOW IS THE NEW BRUSH ABATEMENT CREW….THEY JUST CAME IN TODAY FROM LOUISA….MOTHER NANCY WITH TWO OFFSPRING NELLY AND NIMROD….SPOTTED NUBIANS….PRETTY CALM AND 1600 LB STAR BABY IS RUNNING AND SNORTING LIKE THEY ARE LIONS….LOL
BRUSH ABATEMENT CREW ASSESSMENT

COVER PLANTED TWO WEEKS AGO…BUCKWHEAT VERY VISIBLE AND SORGHUM AND MILLET JUST COMING UP….CLOVER IS SPROUTING BUT TOO SMALL TO SEE IN PHOTO.
BUCKWHEAT COMING UP

THE PEARL MILLET IS CATCHING THE SORGHUM SUDAN IN HEIGHT….GOING TO BEGIN TO GRAZ IT NEST WEEKEND…
MILLET CATCHING THE SORGHUM SUDAN

ANOTHER SHOT OF THE NEW BRUSH ABATEMENT CREW….I AM GOING TO LEAVE THEM ALONE UNTIL THEY GET ACCLIMATED AND THE DONKEYS AND HORSES GET USED TO THEM….THEN THEY WILL ALL GO TOGETHER. ALSO HAVE TO GET A VET TO MAKE NIMROD WETHER TIGHT.
NEW BRUSH ABATEMENT CREW

SECOND SHOT OF THE NEW COVER BUCKETS AND THE TWO SUMMER BUCKETS. BY THE WAY….SOIL IS FROM A VDOT PILE OF ROAD DITCH CLEANINGS AMENDED WITH A LITTLE HORSE MANURE….SEEDS SPREAD ON TOP AND HAY MULCH TO COVER THE SEED.
NEW BUCKETS AND SAUMMER BUCKETS

THESE ARE THE NEWLY PLANTED ROOT BOXES….I CUT DOWN THE SUMMER COVER AND FILLED THE BOXES LEVEL FULL AND SCATTERED SEED AND MULCHED….THE ROOT BOXES HAVE REMOVABLE PANELS TO SHOW ROOT PENETRATION INTO THE SOIL….
THESE MAY GO TO THE FAIR AS WELL BUT WERE PLANTED FOR AN NRCS CLASS.
NEWLY PLANTED ROOT BOXES

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