I've been so anxious to get back to walking, and today I finally got out there! Wearing boots and coveralls while walking in snow is pretty tiring, so we didn't go the regular full rounds. But getting out in that sunshine was like medicine, and I was so glad to be able to do it.
Here you see Cliff attaching the seeder to the John Deere. He had his work cut out for him, since he's never used it on this tractor.
The "point" I talk about so much... it's the area you see in the first picture above, where Sadie is running... is made up of rather poor soil, and the grass growing there is mostly fescue, which leaves a lot to be desired. If a legume like clover is interseeded with grass, nitrogen is created that actually fertilizes the grass and helps it grow better.
Every fall, Cliff and I will say we are going to buy a bag of clover seed ahead of time and broadcast it when there's snow on the ground. That's the ideal way to plant red clover successfully (read HERE). And every winter, after every snow, one of us will say, "Darn it! We didn't get any clover seed!"
So last week I told Cliff, "Let's pick up some clover seed today; it's cheap enough; we can afford it." Last time we bought clover seed it was about $30 for a bag. I figured maybe with inflation, it might cost $50.
Alas, like everything else, it's gone sky-high. Ninety-eight bucks!
But the timing was right, because we got our snow the next day, just the right amount. And Cliff went out today and planted our clover. Here's hoping!