Wednesday, April 27, 2011
A Good Day's Work (Tuesday, Apr. 26)
The first item of business was to make a new paddock and move the animals. Here they are in the new paddock (at right). You can see the difference between this fresh grass and the grazed area (at left).
Our paddocks are a lot bigger than those usually used with rotational grazing, but they're better than nothing. For now, since we don't have water over most of the property and since finding shade is a problem, we are making paddocks as we can. We are also able to graze the animals on grass that has been untouched for the last few years since it has never been fenced.
We're still pretty new at this, still getting our routine down, and it took us 2 hours to get the new paddock built and move the animals in. They are really getting used to the new routine, though--as soon as we started, they were standing there waiting to be let onto the fresh grass!