Sunday, January 7, 2007

Soil amendments

After our soil was tested, we found out what we really knew all along. Our pasture is very acidic and not the proper PH for orchard grass. So this morning, bright and early we spread 500 pounds of lime on a mushy ground with a common household lawn spreader. It was hard work but at least we feel like we are making some progress. This winter has been so mild that it seems like fall. The ground hasn't frozen, so it just felt right to go ahead and apply the lime while the opportunity was there. We need to add potasium and phosphorus too, but that will come in the spring when we add another 500 pounds of lime.