We were going through a drought and the pasture was sooo dry. But then, by late September, we got some rain and the pasture was lookin' like this! Yea us!
Look at that lovely coastal. It's just beautiful and the cattle were so excited!
Then the most evil lil critter came along. I noticed them one morning on my walk with the kids. All these little caterpillar lookin' things. I'd never seen anything like it before. The next day, the husband mentioned that the farmer across the road said we all had army worms. Okay, what are army worms?
Well, they strip your grass!! Within maybe two days, all of our coastal in the pastures, yard, drive, EVERYWHERE, looked like this!
Horrible! I couldn't believe it! They destroyed our beautiful coastal. We've been here for three years and never had em before. I did a little research and it says you have to spray your pastures to kill em. I talked to my dad and he said when he worked on a ranch in East Texas, they always sprayed for them. But I don't think we can spray while our cattle are out there.
Luckily, the freakin' worms didn't eat the native grass. So even though the coastal is useless, the native grass is doin' well. The cattle still have something to munch on plus round bales. I hope none of y'all have to deal with these varmits!