September 4, 2018

Adding Agricultural Lime to My Hayfields

Like many of you, I care very much about our environment and am always seeking better ways to practice wholesome organic gardening and farming. 

When I moved to my home in Bedford, New York, I designated three separate areas as hayfields and planted them with a mixture of timothy, orchard grass, Kentucky bluegrass, ryegrass, and clovers - all great for producing quality hay for my horses and donkeys. This summer, we called the experts from Allyndale Limestone Corporation in Canaan, Connecticut, to treat the fields with agricultural lime.  Agricultural lime is a soil additive made from pulverized limestone or chalk that works to correct the acidity of the soil, eradicate any noxious weeds, and raise the overall health of the land.

Here are some photos - enjoy.