Thursday, April 05, 2007

A change of color

Do you remember that picture I posted in October of the field of rye grass? This is that same field. Now, Instead of looking neon green, it has a cloak of red. After we planted the winter forage grass, we over seeded with Crimson Clover. When my husband was out of town, Pink Panther and I planted the clover to balance the heavier feeding rye grass with nitrogen producing clover. This is the natural way of fertilizing the pasture. The clover is also a high protein forage that the weanlings seem to be enjoying. Obviously, my bees are in heaven.

Honestly, we may have seeded a bit too heavy. There are seeding ratios involved and when you relinquish all control to a ten year old boy who was very excited to be driving and less excited about seeding, the outcome becomes unpredictable. I have complete faith in my garden nuisance, Bermuda Grass, to overcome the hardship of emerging from beneath that clover. In the close-up I see only one plant that would be considered a weed. Can you find it?

2 comments:

Angela,MotherCrone said...

Gorgeous!! I can only imagine all the sounds coming from that field!

ZBTzahBTzoo said...

I think I see it, but I have no idea what it is!