GRASS. We love it, we sometimes hate it… and it is always greener on the other side.

Thursday, April 23rd, 2020 | Filed under Dalton

As much as I wanted to keep the grass as long as we could for the horses to enjoy – especially since we only have green grass for about 6 weeks…  I just couldn’t take it.  I had to hack my way towards the horses and I felt like I was being swallowed up in grasses.

So, I had the marvelous weed whacker person (he was thrilled to get the work during this lock-down) come by and get rid of all of the grass/weeds/growth in front of the horses.

But, I left all the other grass around the place.  I figured, “Why not?”.  We are not allowed to have AirBnB guests… so I may as well let it all stay overgrown.  The horses can enjoy it for as long as it is palatable.

Before and after. The left shows Wrigley barely taller than the grass and weeds. The pic on the right is after. Phew. I can see the horses again!

I can see Norma again! (That is Gwen who is grazing on the newly mowed lawn.)

Here are BG and Gwen, grazing on the front, overgrown, lawns. We are not allowed to have AirBnB guests, so may as well let the horses graze instead of mowing everything.  The horses get an hour a day to graze.  Having gone through founder with MamaTess, I am very, very cautious.



So, I’m hand grazing Dalton daily… and I’ve noticed something.  He walks along the perimeter fencelines, and grazes through the fence.


Now, there is grass EVERYWHERE right now.  He could eat in the middle of the front yard.  He would graze in the field by the gate.  He could graze in the orchard or the side of the house…

But NO.  He wants to graze along the fences and eat through the fence to the grass on the other side.

Such a silly boy.

Yesterday, he pulled grass through the front fence… and continued to follow the border fence.

Today, he pulled grass through the wire, again! He spent his hour, walking the fenceline.

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