Cutting Experiment

It’s experiment season. What if we take rapidly moving steel and make it cut down grass and weeds after cows graze through?

The pasture close to a driveway has a bunch of wild tomatoes growing in it. They are prickly and the cows won’t graze around it. Let’s graze and the cut the weeds down and see if the grass grows back faster to dominate the weeds.

Small farm, small Deere.

No herbicides to kill the natural variety. No fertilizers beyond the hundreds of pounds dumped by the cows and goats every time they pass through. Count the mulched up grass clippings as fertility improvement as well.

Cuts comparison

Will it work? I hope so. We’ll know more next spring after the experiment runs it’s course.