Alfalfa grass is grown here in Eastern New Mexico for cows to eat. Sometimes the cows are allowed to graze on fields of alfalfa and sometimes the fields are cut and baled for the cows to eat later.
There aren't too many alfalfa fields here in our area, but if we drive about 60 miles west, there are lots of fields around the little town of Ft Sumner, New Mexico.
There is also a lake about 10 miles out of Ft Sumner, and that's the reason H & I drove over there yesterday (but that's going to be a different post)
H & I always travel with a pail and some water just in case I spot some wildflowers along the way. I was on the look out for some sunflowers (which I didn't find) but was just as happy with the alfalfa we cut along the roadside.
Here's where we stopped to cut some along the roadside. Everyone in the area is so nice, they don't mind if you cut wild flowers along the roadside as long as you don't go out into their field.
This is how a field looks when it's flooded.
Alfalfa sprouts are seen on almost all of the salad bars in our area. I found this site for you guys that shows how to make your own alfalfa sprouts at home. https://www.culturesforhealth.com/learn/sprouting/how-to-sprout-alfalfa-seeds/
I read that it was best to plant alfalfa in the fall or spring, so I might just plant some in one of my flower beds this September. I think it would give my backyard a Farmhouse feel......lol!
Well, I guess I better find another spot for my alfalfa, I need the sink to start lunch.
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