Finally we have green grass here on the farm, this past winter has been long and expensive. Hay prices are on the rise and this past winter cost us about $1,200 in hay. Last fall we planted winter rye in the pasture in hopes of a longer grazing time. We did see some growth in the fall but still needed lots of hay this wet weather and warm day temps have really given the rye a boost. The animals seem to prefer the fresh rye over the hay and I am so glad!