Our pasture is a mix of alfalfa and grass. It's over 2 feet tall now, almost ripe for hay-making. A neighbor cuts it for us in late June.
Our semi-arid region gets under 8 inches of precipitation per year.
To grown anything other than sagebrush, we must irrigate using water than comes from mountain snow melt.
Our first irrigation was in early May. As you can see, the mornings were still so cool that we had frost on the wheel line.
No more frost. Temperatures are in the low 90's this week, favorable for alfalfa growth.