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Offline MikeM

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Signs of Spring
« on: March 26, 2018, 11:36:19 AM »
Some of our best graze is outside the fence so I try and use the electric netting rather than cut the grass.  I put in enough gates that I can pretty much access all available grass without much trouble.

Teresa is letting the chickens out to free range and they made a beeline to the garden beds.  Hopefully our latest freeze didn't get our fruit trees again and they are in full bloom right now.  We have 18 hens and are getting 16 or 17 eggs a day so they must think it's getting to really be spring also.

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2018, 03:17:18 PM »
That is one beautiful piece of ground you got there Mike!
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2018, 03:45:15 PM »
Thanks Shane.  When I was building our fences I thought about running it right beside the driveway but I like the fence offset the way it is.  The netting only takes minutes to put up and the sheep don't mess with the young trees.  Those are all maples that we started from seed at our previous home in South Carolina.
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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2018, 04:40:25 PM »
What is all that "green" stuff?
We are still 80% snow .


I like the "hard" fencing set back.

Using  that fabulous invention (electric netting) those sheep will have that grass trimmed in no time.

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Re: Signs of Spring
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2018, 04:39:47 AM »
Words like pastoral and idyllic come to mind.  Simply beautiful.








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