This is a picture of a new seeding alfalfa field. The field was seeded in August and the picture was taken today.
Ok... not very impressive looks like a field dead weeds.
Lets take a closer look.
Ok great now it looks like a mat of dead mustard.
Come on lets get a closer look...
That my friends is green, not yet dormant, alfalfa. As soon as the sheep touch the dead mustard it disintegrates and blows away. What is left is very rich graze.
This is the second new seeding we have grazed this fall. The field is like a mat of food and the sheep eat it in layers. The farmer who owns these fields watched the first graze closely, as new seeding is delicate. When we finished the first field he was very happy, and Monday we move to the next new seeding.
Today this farner told us that next year any graze they have in the fall, and we are welcome to it. That is music to the ears of any sheep rancher.