Saturday, May 9, 2009

Red Clover


Between all the rain showers that continue here, day after day, in the NW NC Appalachians, I sowed some Red Clover today. Click here to read about its benefits. The seed is expensive but thought I'd spring for some.

8 comments:

Mary @ Annie's Goat Hill said...

I will never forget my first couple of goats, Joanna. I would pick through the hay until I found a piece of dried clover. My idea was to sit down in their pen, hold the dried clover in front of the goat, but oh so subtly, and say, "Want a flower?" It worked, they began to eat out of my hand, and I also began my journey into loving the goats as I do.

Amy ~ 12 Acres said...

Good for you! This species is either threatened or endangered last time I checked. I'm really glad you decided to plant some. You will love seeing the huge red blooms and all the bumble bees that will be atracted to it.

Alix said...

Joanna - only YOU can make a picture of clover look like a masterpiece. I wish we were closer... I would so enroll in the Joanna School of Photography.

Christy said...

I was also planning to plant clover, but someone on one of the goat groups I'm on said to be careful with clover. She didn't elaborate but I asked her to. Hopefully she will. I thought clover was good for goats?

Mom L said...

Who knew? I didn't. I could use some of that red clover right now - might help clear my chest!

Hope all is well at the RV and "new" barn.
Nancy in Atlanta

Wrensong Farm said...

Wow! I didn't have an inkling about all the benefits of red clover! I may have to look for an area to throw down some seed myself. Your pic definitely shows the beauty of it!

Twisted Fencepost said...

That's really pretty, Joanna. I've not heard of it before.

Farmgirl_dk: said...

Oh, I love, love, love red clover. This is the year the farmers in my area are planting it as their cover crop (they alternate every year - last year it was just a greeny looking grass). I've just noticed in the past 2 days, the fields of clover everywhere are starting to bloom. It makes me SMILE and feel so happy. I love the color.