E. Barker wrote: Hi, we are trying to establish pasture on a steep, north facing hillside in New England. The soil is very thin with ledge poking through all over. We've pulled out catbrier and underbrush, and have put down a thick layer of wood chips. (3-4") We also have a high canopy of red oak and beech. We are thinking of mixing our fresh cow manure with some sandy soil we were given and spreading a thin layer on the wood chips, then seeding.
We'd like to hear your thoughts on this. We really want pasture fast. (our only other pasture is 4 feet under water because of BEAVERS dam!)
Feeding hay to our homestead cow is really getting old.