Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Busy Ants Make Big Hills
I mentioned yesterday that one of the biggest obstacles that we are facing in our pasture renovation are the ant hills. When I tell people that we have ant hills I don't think they can really picture what I'm talking about and up until we bought this place I wouldn't have been able to picture it either. But when I say ant hills I'm talking anything from 6 inches to more than 12 inches high and anywhere from 10 inches across to over 2 feet across! Ant hills this large cause a problem when it comes to making hay because a sickle mower will not make it through them!
So, what I tried to do was take a picture of the ant hills. Just imagine 26 acres dotted like this and you will have an idea of what we are dealing with here. The cattle graze around and over them, but when they get done with an area you it looks something like the picture above.
Anyone else have any suggestions? I would love to hear them.