Ted and Doretta Colburn
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04/08/10
A Spring Day
Filed under: General
Posted by: @ 4:07 am


Here is Little Warrior after a spring shower. From the farm you could see the entire rainbow span the sky. It was truly amazing.
      
      We have been enjoying the spring weather here at Beech Hill Farm & Bison Ranch. Our bison are beginning to shed their warm winter coats and are eager for the grasses to come in. They can be found carefully nibbling the grasses that are greening taking only the tops and leaving the roots. Bison are terrific at helping to preserve pastureland since they do not eat the entire blade of grass to the root. Instinctively, they only eat the upper portions and leave the rest to grow back again. One of the students I visited at the Suncook School a few weeks ago put it well when he said, “you have natural lawn mowers.” Now if I could only stake them out around the lawn, I wouldn’t have to mow anymore! But he is right in the fact that they keep the grasses trimmed as they forage and at the same time help strengthen the grasses themselves. With bison we observe a sample of natural balance at its best.
    We hope you are having a wonderful spring.

Ted & Doretta

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