News for Vermont Pastures - Spring, 2004
have benefited from a good snow cover which persisted through
most of the winter of 2003-2004. Snow acts as an
insulating layer, protecting the grass from harsh, drying winds
and extreme temperatures. We are often amazed at how, in
the dead of winter, we can shovel off a snow layer and actually
find lush green grass underneath.
Recent early spring
rains - draining down through the slowly disappearing snow -
have improved the water table considerably, promising a lush
pasture for our free-range poultry in the coming season.