Welcome to Fall in Oregon! We are in a very nice pattern at the moment – a day of sun, a day of rain, a day of sun, a day of rain, etc. This is also the perfect forecast for one of the items on our ‘to do’ list – replant our pastures!
Due to my husband being an avid hunter and gone a lot in the fall, it can be hard to get bigger projects done.
This year I was bound and determined that the seed in the barn was going to get planted even if I had to spread seed one coffee can at a time with this tiny spreader!
I spread 1/2 a bag in this pasture and
this pasture and then my husband came to the rescue 🙂 He called his uncle and borrowed a much bigger spreader.
Look at it spitting the seed out!
Instead of a coffee can, it can hold 3 bags – 150 lbs. That went so much faster!
After spreading it, he rolled it with this item and pushed the seed in.
I am so excited that we got this done and can’t wait to see the results. We will keep the sheep off the pasture until it is several inches tall and well established.
My hubby disked and reseeded (and then drug) the worst sections of two of our three little pastures this fall, too. The one pasture I can use for the sheep didn’t get done; it’s the horses’ sacrifice pasture in the summer and early fall. But it is greening up again, so there should be some sheep grazing out there eventually!
Shannon, Shannon, here you go again giving me a big bad case of pasture envy! Bet your sheep will be happier about new grass than you .
We get pretty much the same weather and we are loving this fall!
I bet it will look wonderful in about a month or so. What kind of seed did you use to overseed? We like to drag a harrow because it churns up the soil a little and covers the seed at the same time. We also spread lime over it all. I love when the grass is thick and green come spring time. So do the sheep…
I would have loved to disk it or harrow it, but at this point I am just happy the seed is out there 🙂 I can’t believe how green the pastures already are with this weather. I’m hoping that come December/January there will be grass for them to graze. Yes, the sheep will be happy then, but they aren’t very happy that I have them locked off of it right now. We used ryegrass, fescue, white clover, and orchard. A good combination of cool and warm season grasses. The ryegrass has tremendous growth in the winter time here.