It’s exciting to see a paddock take shape and marvellous how quickly it gets going under the right conditions. This paddock, which is wrapped around the garden, has been sown to a perennial rye grass (One50 for all those farmers wondering) and a couple of different clovers. Clover is not only top quality feed for cows, it helps make nitrogen available to grass, reducing our reliance on fertilisers.
Here’s the house paddock on April 8
Here it is on April 13
Progress by April 25
May 19 and it’s almost ready to graze – two more weeks to go, I think!