Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Rolling the Sub Soil

One of FabHub's latest projects is using a subsoiler to loosen up the bottom of the pasture.
It is an experiment to see if that helps with grass hay production.
It looks messy, but when it rained the day after he did this the water pretty much stayed in the field. 
When it rains quite a bit our driveway tends to get washed out as the water from the field runs across it. 
That didn't happen this time and there was enough rain do it.
Why isn't the whole field done? FabHub hit a rock and broke the subsoiler.
We don't have many rocks out there. He found one.

Here is the crew headed out with the roller to do the job. The roller is filled with water and should weigh about 900 pounds. That won't close the soil up completely, but should level out the lumps.
HA! I just noticed. Do you see the fence and flower bed at the top of the picture? 
That lump of dirt on the other side of the fence? That is where he hit the rock.

Here is proof that the roller is working, which makes it safer to walk around down there.
Now we just have to wait for proof that more grass grows.
If it would rain some more the rest of the lumps would settle back down.
The new part for the subsoiler should be ordered soon. 
When he does the next section the roller will be trailing along behind the tractor as it digs the trench. 
That will save some gas.

The other project has been the hilltop from the previous post. 
The road up the hill is looking good now. I really like the gravel.
There is a whole lot more space up there. 
The next project is fencing off the road. The cows would break down that edge pretty quickly.
So we are going to keep them off of it this time.

My second red Angus cow Apple had her baby today.
It's a Girl!
Meet Pie 2. 
My other red Angus cow Cherry had a Pie a few years ago.
It is only appropriate to carry on the name.
The two oldest Grands, Emily and Sean with Pie 2 and FabHub. 
That is all for the day. 
Poochy says Hey!

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