May 4, 2022

Seeding the Fields

Here at my Bedford, New York farm, we’re expecting rain throughout most of today with temperatures in the low 60s - good weather for all the seeding we've done in the hayfields and pastures.

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 for my horses. These fields are well-maintained and regularly treated with agricultural lime to correct any acidity in the soil, eradicate any noxious weeds, and raise the overall health of the land. I also have several enclosed paddocks, where my horses graze. Yesterday, all these areas were aerated and over-seeded by my outdoor grounds crew foreman, Chhiring, using high grade mixes from Hancock Farm & Seed Company, a four-generation family-owned business based in Dade City, Florida.

Here are some photos, enjoy.