Posts made in March, 2017


It seems like every time it rains for more than a few hours in the Lake District we are seeing roads flooded and standing water in pastures and meadows. So what’s the real cause of flooding? We’ve always had floods but never have we seen such disruption from relatively ‘normal’ amounts of heavy rain. For a landscape to be flood and drought resistant, rain must be absorbed slowly into the various layers of the...

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Are your pastures increasing in moss and rush? As I have been walking around the pastures and meadows in the Lake District where I live, I’ve been astonished by how prevalent moss and rush is becoming in fields that were once dominated by grasses. I’d like to throw around a few ideas about why this is happening. First, you must understand what a grass plant needs to be healthy and thrive. For a species or several species...

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What is Holistic Planned Grazing? Holistic Planned Grazing is a planning process for dealing simply with the great complexity livestock managers face daily in integrating livestock production with crop, wildlife and forest production while working to ensure continued land regeneration, animal health and welfare, and profitability. Savory Global Of all the Holistic management tools the three actions of living organisms; grazing, animal...

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