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By Pam Burke 

View from the North 40: What's a meadow for?


Last updated 6/5/2020 at 9:58am

It’s easy to love my pasture in spring when the vegetation is just getting a good hold of the season — the place is blanketed in green, and looks like a lush, manicured lawn punctuated with bursts of shrubs and trees — but those blissful days are past, and I have entered the chaos period from whence both pride and aggravation grow.

By now, the vegetation has grown enough that I know what I have for “good” forage, acceptable weeds and bad weeds — and what needs to be mowed and trimmed to keep paths clear and fire danger down.

In fact, I’ve spent a lot of time outside this wee...

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