Winter sowing

:: WINTER SOWING

By: The Unknown Author

Winter Grain Fodder

Since the leasing of the extensive farm, we now graze a few family cattle on the core hectares reserved from the leased area. A few old lands have been planted to mixed grains for fodder and to boost milking nutrition at the end of winter.

An old cultivator chained to the DTV and weighted with boulders adequately disturbed the Tamarisk Land surface:

Photo: B Allens

cultivating

Then we sowed and dragged again. It worked well. We planted immediately after good rains, then irrigated. Seedlings sprouted within days:

Photo: J Cook

Tamarisk Land Sowing

A new sprouted barley project is planned, also for winter fodder and milk stimulus. An article on that will follow.

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