April 9, 2020

Aerating and Seeding the Fields and Paddocks

Here in Bedford, New York, we’re expecting rain throughout today with temperatures in the high 50s - good weather for all the recent seeding we’ve done in the paddocks and hayfields.

When I moved to this farm, 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. These fields are also well-maintained. The same areas are regularly treated with agricultural lime to correct any acidity of the soil, eradicate any noxious weeds, and raise the overall health of the land. And, most recently, the fields were aerated and over-seeded by field-expert and farmer, Alan Keeley.

Enjoy these photos.