The cows are great at producing manure. I remembered to bring some home for some new beds we are going to put in this spring. I used to scoop a lot of horse manure growing up since we had 21 horses. I’m now scooping up after the cows. Some of it I’m palcing on the Swales and others in piles for composting in the spring. I think the asparagus is going to benefit as well. asparagus likes a soil food web with extra bacteria so the manure should help there.
I’m now giving the cows bales of hay out in the pasture in different areas each time so as the part they don’t eat is providing ground cover. I’m glad I heard Greg Judy recommend this. He said they unrolled all their hay at once. I’ve not been that brave but I did put four or five bales out this week.
As part of my friendship practice I fed the cows alfalfa from my hand and fed them some organic feed treat.