Summertime, Busy Time

June 21st? Really? Has it been that long since I last posted? Well, maybe so. It has been really busy around the ranch lately. The drought is taking its toll on the grass, one reason why the cattle have been kept in the southern pasture. Usually we have little calves running around our pasture by now, but not enough grass, and too many weeds. Stupid weeds. They seem to thrive in the kind of weather we’ve been having: a lot of hot dry weather with a little bit of rain. Our mistress has kept a small paddock watered where the grass is growing nicely, but we can only graze there every couple of weeks. She’s been very busy trying to kill the weeds in the pasture while saving the grass. There are three¬†particulary tenacious weeds: bitterweed,fleabane, and sedge grass.

Bitterweed

Bitterweed

Surinam Sedge
Surinam Sedge

Fleabane

Fleabane

It’s a never-ending battle. Glad all I have to do is graze!

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