I tried posting something yesterday about the time the board went down. The look of the new forums is excellent, by the way and congratulations to the administrators for keeping us provided with an excellent discussion format! I was asking what people's experiencxes were that have restored pastures? The scenario is for about 25 acres mostly that is a wildflower/weed and some scrub brush could come back to good pasture depending on the involvement. The idea is to possibly hire a local farmer to plow and reseed. I like the idea of a mixed hay/alfalfa or mixed/trefoil pasture that about 1/3 of the acerage put into a rotational paddock system. Questions are: What you might estimate the cost for doing such? What better, or other ideas, you have for restoring the pasture for useful production? Livestock types? I'm thinking perhaps Boer goats? Haying? Would be about 20 acres of it.