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Friday, September 19, 2014

Planning for Next Spring: Growing Animal Feed

I had a thought the other day as I was picking grasses and clover around my garden for the rabbits and goats to snack on.  My property used to be part of a farm field and thus our lawn is mostly rye, timothy and clover.  Plus, we don't use chemicals on it, so it's great stuff for our animals.  Why not grow some more of our own animal feed?

Ok, we don't have much land.  We have a yard, not a field.  Plus, I'm not so sure the neighbors or zoning board would look well up turning our entire property in a hay field.  But, what's not to say I can't do a little something.

The least I want to do is border my garden in clover (or goat lollipops, as I call them these days).  Heck, I'm part way there, as I have it growing wild in spots around the garden, anyway.

If Mr. Scott agrees, there's a space of lawn between the garden and the edge of our property that borders the farm field that I could till up and plant a little crop of hay in.  (Or just let it grow since it is pretty much hay grass anyway.)  It wouldn't get us much, but it would be something to supplement.

3 comments:

  1. The only animals we have right now are our chickens, but I think often about the animals we want to have and plans to grow food for them. I'm not there yet, but I know it's going to make so much sense, when we do get there!

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  2. I've often thought abut growing some food for our chickens. Look forward to hearing what you end up doing! Thanks for sharing your post on the HomeAcre Hop, hope to see you again tomorrow! - Nancy
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