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Monday, August 18, 2008

The bottom 50

After feeding up yesterday we decided to take a look at the bottom 50 to see how the ploughing had gone earlier in the week. The paddock didn’t look big when it was covered in weeds and grass, but now it looks enormous. We’re a little worried about how we will be able to store all the grain we get. When we started we were going to grow summer oats, but we might try a mix of oats and barley. Either way, if we get a good harvest it’ll make next years feed bill look a lot better.

It’s still dry here, as you can see in the picture. We’ve only had on good fall of rain this month – however the forecast is for a week of good rain in early September, fingers crossed.

1 comment:

Lynette said...

WEll guys have you thought of frozen iceblocks to sell. Any flavours.
Keep warm.
Lyn and Karl