Great to be doing MIG again!

It’s like getting back on a bicycle after many years, too many years. I feel so at home, farm sitting and moving a friend’s mixed herd of cows and steers twice a day, in a managed intensive grazing (MIG) system that follows the contour lines of the farm (keyline design – follow link for info and an aerial photo of another site). The idea is to regenerate the pasture and health of the soil – a little bit of extra work that will go a long way.

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Yes, it is so hot and dry! So yes, they are being supplemented with hay. I don’t think my sheep (10 years ago – wow time flies) would have been so appreciative of the hot conditions and mature grass, but this herd is lovin’ it.

MIG too many years ago at Saugeen River Farm
MIG too many years ago at Saugeen River Farm, Paisley, ON

Published by Kaytlyn Creutzberg, BSc, NSch, MA

#SayItLikeItIs: Kaytlyn writes not only about applying a spiritual care therapeutic model to farming, but also how collective cultural narratives impact the choices we make that result in a pervasive "don't care" attitudinal construct towards Earth and Her landscapes. (formerly Gayl)

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