I see your point, it makes sense. However our priority (actually, my wife and daughter’s priority), are the horses. I am merely the bill-payer and grass manager. I am all about simplifying how I manage a 6 acre horse farm. I am thinking that worms would obviate the necessity of aerating the soil. If spreading a few bales of hay per acre would give the wormy guys what they need, that would work. Also, I mow with a mulch kit about once a month, and leave alot of the leaves to simply decompose. Would either/both of these give the wormy guys what they need, or would it take much more? I have my suspicions but want to get the straight dope from the man with the knowledge. Thanks very much for your insight, and all the best for 2012.
Hi Worm Dude,
I live north of Raleigh, heavy clay soil. Have horse pastures, 3 acres, very
compact. Read your article about Alabama Jumpers. Would they stick around in
the pastures or head for the forested surrounding areas? My guess would be
they would go for the low-hanging fruit of the surrounding forestland.
Thanks for the input.