|The worst paddock|
|Fertilising then harrowing|
It wasn't as bad as we expected, due to the huge amount of Lime we had put down before winter. Yet, it wasn't as easy as just putting 'Super' (super phosphate) down (as everyone else around us does). Due the farm previously having had horses, the main paddock's grass won't grow...(never been treated/re-seeded/harrowed - nothing) so we thought we might have to have it all ploughed and re-seed. Talking to the specialist, we needed a specialised mix of minerals and fertiliser - which we bought and then applied. The Alpacas aren't allowed on the treated paddocks for two weeks, so there was much moving around (we even haltered the big boys and took them along the road to the top paddock) whilst we treated as many paddocks as we could. After the fertiliser had been put on, Hubby then had to harrow. Luckily (and unluckily) we are having the wettest spring recorded...so whilst we can't do much in other paddocks because we will get bogged, at least the fertiliser will be well and truly soaked in.
|Wettest spring on record|
|One of those days when you just HAVE to get out, regardless of the weather...|
|Malibu (grey) checking out the balls thrown on the grass|
|Lucky doesn't care...she just wants to eat...|
|The 'reasonable' paddock - still lots of gums to fell (to the right)|