Sherri Lynn wrote:The earth on this little farm of ours that used to be a hay field is amazing to me. It seems to know just what plants it needs to heal the ground. Never has it been more evident to me than over the top of this area where we inserted pipeline this summer in August. Out of seemingly nowhere comes up these "java" plants (this is what someone called them). They are not evident anywhere else in the pasture. As they look like pea or peanut plants, I am assuming they are nitrogen fixing. If the earth will bring up these plants all by itself, why spend money for seed on cover crops? I am really asking this question for someone to explain this to me and perhaps add more information that I haven't picked up on in the past. . .
Sherri Lynn wrote:I think I have discovered it to be Senna Obtusifolia. Yes, it can be very invasive. It sure is nice to think it could be helpful, though. Thankfully we should have a frost soon. . .
L. Tims wrote:Some would have us all become vegans and do away with animal agriculture altogether. I don't like this, I think animal foods are at the very least a psychological and traditional necessity, and likely a physical one in some way we haven't figured out scientifically yet. The 'Murican way is to say screw efficiency and keep animals on good cropland. I don't think this is right either.