Posted on 2018-04-132018-04-18 by Lightroom PluginWest Fields Spring 2018 Hayfeeding 4s A transitional area — some uncovered ground in proximity to well developed clumps with standing brown leaf residue from last season. Track area that was heavily churned up. Last hay spreading after cattle were off may have blown off of the heavily pugged track adjacent to the green grass line. Looking at amount of remaining hay coverage. This area is typical of spacing between the clumps of grass. Although the ground is not bare, it is not deeply covered. The ground is also still very hard to penetrate with a finger or stick. Also notice something has create small blls of soil (just right of the big green blade) Ground is hard to penetrate with finger. Something is germinating on the lips of the pushed up mud around the hoofprint. (closer view) Slightly better exposure – reflected some light into the depression. slightly shaded out older stalks. Pulled back a large manure, which was desicated on top, but moist underneath. Overall conditions of field is quite dry on the surface after 80 degree days and winds. :Lifting up a manure that looked a bit darker (less dessicated) to see how it is underneath… visibly moister undernead, with decomposition of the hay progressing. Muddy pugging, exposed soil. Looking along previous fenceline at bottom of hayfeeding area. Shows both the hay cover, and the more beat up grasses in hayfed area. honeysuckle? 180 degree pano of West field from just a bit north of the gate.