Thursday, April 24, 2014

Dealing With Mud

Spring in upstate NY means one thing...mud!  Back in Indiana, we had tons of pasture, so even when things got a little muddy in the spring the llamas couldn't do much damage to the fields.  Here at the new farm however, their pasture is much smaller and they could do a lot of damage by walking around in the mud.

My solution this year is a sacrifice pen.  It is about 30' square, and is just outside their pen in the barn.  I've slowly been covering it with waste hay from their feeders, to cut down on the mud.

They're not happy about their reduced "digs", but it's better in the long run!

The right side of the pen.

The left side of the pen.
It's been almost 2 weeks since I planted grass seed in the pasture, but it has been rather chilly so it doesn't seem to have germinated yet.  The existing grass is starting to grow, so hopefully the new stuff will start soon!

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