State of the Farm

October is a transition month at the farm, neither summer nor fall in southeast Texas. Too warm to be fall, too cool to be summer. We hope for the last surge of summer grasses to fatten our stock for the coming winter season – and usually get it – before we start our clover, oats, rye and wheat planting in select spaces to give our creatures something green to graze while eating mostly dry matter; standing hay in the pastures or stored grasses that you know as hay bales. So what is to be done during this harbinger of fall followed by winter? Three things: enjoy the cooler weather and the harvest moon, prepare for a dining event on the hill, and reflect on where we have been, 
where we are and where we are going.

JVF