Tagged: grass

Hay, Hay, Hay

In the course of the last few years, those sniffing around for a lifestyle block have discovered the Fairlie district big time. And they in turn have attracted agricultural contractors who cater to their...

My kingdom for a lawn

Things are hotting up! For me, lawns are problematic. For decades, we’ve known that the upkeep of the vast expanses of mown grass in the world, makes a major contribution to greenhouse gas emissions....

Early spring pasture

Graham R. Cooper I watched a cow curl its long, sandpaper-grip tongue around the length of the tender, sappy blades; grasped sideways and tugged upward, the clump broke off a few centimetres above the...

Walking the Land: Part Two

“Why isn’t there any grass?” Our five year old daughter’s alarm given urgency by wondering what her two pet rabbits would eat on land that had no grass. Even the gully – a water...