Back in 2012, I decided to take pictures once each month from 6 positions on our pasture as a record. I was hoping to be able to document improvements in the pasture forage quality. I think some of that is happening. It has also been interesting to see how differently a pasture can look on the same day from one year to the next.
I have included May 1st and October 1st here, from one vantage point and through multiple years. Both of those dates can be quite different depending on the amount of warmth, rain, snow, etc.
May 2012 illustrates the early and warm spring that we experienced that year. May 2014 shows how long it took to recover from the ‘polar vortex’. Rain was obviously plentiful in the early fall of 2014.