As has been mentioned in the past, most grasses in the eastern US farms and lawns are cool season grasses. So they grow best in cooler, damp weather. Later in the summer when we get hotter temperatures and less rain, the grass goes more dormant and doesn’t grow as much. You know because your lawn turns brown and you don’t have to mow as often. But then the temperatures drop and with rain, we get a burst of growth. We didn’t really have that rain until this week, so we hope our grass gets a few more weeks of growth. We hope to graze into December so that we don’t have to start feeding our bales until then. But it all depends on the weather. A hard freeze will stop growth. So the right combination of cooler but not freezing temperatures, rainfall, and sun are what we hope for in fall.
As many of you know, we sell out of our meat very quickly. We do our best to fill orders on a first-come, first served basis. Please send an email with your order as soon as you know what you want so that we can do our best to fulfill. We will be sending cows to butcher on November 24th so meat will be ready in early December. Also—if you live in central PA, check out Rooster Street Provisions in Lititz. They sell specialty meats including Sugar Hill Farm beef! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Blue the Australian Shepard is a huge help in our frequent moving of cattle.
Right now there is still plenty of grass but it’s not as long as usual because of the dry weather in August and most of September.
Birds frequently land on the faces of the cows but I can nev-er get a picture. I finally got one– not great but you can see the bird. They eat bugs off the cows. The bird is happy and the cow is happy. A true symbiotic relationship!
One final field chore before the winter—we spread organic fertilizer on the fields where we cut hay and don’t graze cows.
100% Grass Fed
Never fed grain!