The lime that has been sitting in the barn on pallets for the last two months is now being put to use.
This weather has made us hold off on spreading lime down in the hayfields but it looks like we have finally gotten a drying spell enough to get the mineral put out so it can soak into the soil.
Once the hopper is filled, Mike heads out to the field and opens a small, sliding door that dribbles lime onto a rotating disc that flings the lime in a dust cloud out onto the grass.
The grass has already started to green up. This is the field where we put all the manure from the barns during the winter time. The lime will help correct the Ph in the soil while giving the grass an extra boost of bright green growth.