The sky looked like it was on fire this morning when the sun came up over the grass farm! Y’all stay warm out there and remember this cold weather makes the grass go dormant and lose most of it’s green color but it’s still alive and kicking even if it isn’t green!
Just an update on the color of the grass. It’s improving but still not where we would like it to be. Monday night the temp was 46º and last night it was 51º which is not conducive to greening up. The grass really needs temperatures consistently above 60º at night to continue to gain color and sustain growth. But we’re getting there.
You can see in the bottom two pictures that even though that grass is pretty green, it’s still too thin to harvest. We have a lot of that right now; grass not quite ready to harvest. And if you walk out in the field there’s still a lot of brown from the winter kill we had so the grass isn’t even quite as green as it looks in these pictures.
Well, our Billion Dollar Bracket for college basketball is busted so to cheer everyone up here, Penny took some photos of the free range chickens we will be selling soon! Get ready for some tasty fryers!
I’m just kidding! This is our new fertilizer scheme! Okay, kidding again. But Penny did take some pics of the chickens she feeds every morning here and I thought they were quite good so I wanted to share them. If you come to pick up a pallet of grass, ask Penny if you can take one of the chickens home with you as a bonus. Ha!
A few pictures to show the color of the grass in our field right now. The grass is greening up but we’re definitely not all the way there yet so don’t be surprised to have some brown in your grass over the next few weeks.
Our fields take a little longer to green up than most peoples yards because our fields have no protection from the frosts we’ve had and the cold nights. But we’re getting there so just be patient with us please!
The finals of the 2014 World Cup soccer tournament are taking place in Brazil starting in June of this year. Celebration Bermuda will be the playing surface on 5 of those fields. Here’s a video showing them harvesting and installing Celebration for one of those fields. Celebration Bermuda is an excellent turf for sports fields Continue Reading »