This month is one you look forward to seeing each year as the clouds begin to capture and release the much sought rain. The plants sprout their new leaves and the entire pasture changes from a dead color of tan to a brilliant color of green. New life abounds and there is much activity between the blades of grass as mice, turkeys and deer forage around for their favorite tasty meal.
The pasture is looking much better with more of the types of grass taking over the previous trees and tall weeds that were taking over. This has been done over the past few months by simply cutting the grass at a height of about six inches or more. This is the third cutting of the pasture making sure any flowers that had come up were cut before the plants could create viable seeds to propagate themselves. This works best on the annuals but will suppress the perennials to some extent as well.