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Ok I Have a little problem I am clearing a wooded acer And it has A lot of leaves and tons of sticks up there the only way to get the stickes out is to get all of the leaves out but that would make the soil dry ,do you think that the stickes will make stop the grass from comeing up .and I only have 2 acers of pasture and I plan on dividing it in to 2 pastures for our 2 cows and keep on rotating them but is 2 acers enuff for them . thanks Vince
-- Vince (USjersey2002@hotmail.com), May 08, 2002
Vince, are these "sticks" big enough to injure stock? Can you put them through a chipper and leave them for mulch? Just some thoughts. Whether one acre is enough for two head of stock(rotated) depends on where you are, what growns there, the type of soil and if you want enough grass there for them to eat and are you going to feed them hay etc. every day. LQ
-- Little Quacker in OR (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 08, 2002.
What Little Quacker said.
If you are in the arid west then 10 acres per cow is not enough; if you are in the humid parts of the country with lush grass growth than it will be plenty. There are times you will need to add some feed.
Also, how much 'woods' are you talking about? Heavy shade prevents grass from growing, so this is certainly an 'it depends' kind of question. :) If you are trying to plant grass into a thick woods, you might want to rethink that. If it is a few trees, then I wouldn't think the leaves & branches would be a problem.
-- paul (email@example.com), May 08, 2002.