At the one third mark of the growing season

Posted on Jun 4, 2013 | 0 comments

At the one third mark of the growing season

We’re two months into the growing season with less than 4 months until our usual frost date. I took the pictures in this post today. We’re a good way through our first rotation through all the paddocks. Our cows and sheep have been eating nothing but grass for 25 days. No diesel. No machines. The other two pictures are of the soybean field across the road. If you look closely, you can see the little beans poking up. This isn’t a late planted field. There are still hundreds of acres left to plant yet in our township.

Which field do you think has harvested more solar energy?

Which field has lost more soil to erosion?

Which field has more rain run off rather than soak in?

Which field has been sucking carbon out of the air and storing it in the soil?

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