Goat weed is especially hard to kill with herbicides, but we're keeping our hay organic anyway, so Tom's answer to the goat weed problem is to pull it by hand. He pulled for a few hours every day last week. In one day, he counted 2,400 weeds pulled.
This pile is waiting to be burned.
For now, thanks to the liming, the fertilizing, and the weed pulling, our hayfield looks fantastic, but new goatweed pops up every day. The hay needs to be cut, but we're hoping for one more rain before cutting so that the fertilizer will be soaked in good and we won't lose any of the benefits. So we're holding out for another week with our fingers crossed.