Concharty Heritage Acres

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   Apr 03

Feast or Famine, Drought or Drowning…

Now, don’t get me wrong. I love the spring and the rains that it brings. But, in our part of Oklahoma, the spring rains come in with a vengeance, leading to a summer with almost none. But, the rain is here now, and we are thankful to have been blessed with it. The pond should be topped off by the time it’s over and, thanks to the Oklahoma Mesonet System which is only a few miles from us, we know that we have received almost 2″ in the last 2 days.


For the time being, there is no drought, the pastures are starting to grow, and we are trying to decide what to plant in a recently disc’d paddock. Oats are a given since we have the seed in our feed shed. But, we also want to plant a warm season grass. Our north pasture of beneficial endophyte fescue is coming in nicely and will make a nice barn full of hay. Our southwest paddock is full of oats and annual ryegrass, with a smattering of turnips for grazing our cattle, and we still have three paddocks to disc and plant this fall, the Lovehandle, the Panhandle and South Central.


All that remains is to make sure that our grain drill is working properly (we just bought it last year and haven’t gotten to use it, yet).

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