Update on the Seeded Barley Pastures

Post date: Dec 23, 2015 6:19:42 PM

The Atlas barley we planted has sprouted, and is growing - a bit slowly because, I think, of the cold nights and cool days - but it is growing indeed! Such a beautiful green. We are keeping the sheep off it for now, of course, since it's so small and delicate.

In the photo you can see the barley in our middle pasture, with the Santa Cruz Island ram lambs in the background. The electric fence we use is behind them, keeping them off the delicate new grass in the east pasture - we planted the east pasture a few days after the west and middle pastures, and that barley (in the east pasture) is just showing above ground, behind the electric fence.