As the goat herd has grown, horses have come and sadly gone (RIP Poco) and I have learned more about soils and healthy land, the layout and approach at Oak Hill has continued to evolve.
This is a picture of the original pasture layout and dry tracks for the horses:
This is the layout now:
Pastures 1 through 4 are a mix of grasses, clovers, herbs and useful weeds. These are rotated between the goats and horses. Pastures 5 and 6 are browse just for the goats, with a variety of hardwoods, some pine, and lots of honeysuckle and multiflora rose.
Watch for posts coming soon about pasture rotation, the mix of herbs and weeds, a discussion of salad bar goats and results of the latest soil tests.