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The Golden State

AUTHOR: Lisa Poncia POSTED: Jul 12, 2010 CATEGORY: How We Ranch

The time of year has come when the lush green grass is dried out by the warm summer days and our pastures begin to remind us of why they call California The Golden State. There is still some green in some of the fields, but a huge difference from just a few weeks ago when it was green as far as the eyes could see.

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We recently windrowed (mowed) the grass many of our pastures. This process cuts the tall grass and lays it down in rows. The cut grass will stay there until we let the the cows come along and eat it in the Fall. This helps clean up the pasture and keeps the quality of the grass at a higher level into the Fall months. We also get some nice regrowth in the mowed pastures.

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