Jeez Beerwieser, you and me the same, I haven't turned a wheel either, haven't cut one square foot. Forage harvester and hydump all hooked up and ready to roll for last couple weeks now, all my younger stands I'm gonna chop, older grass hay I'll try to bale afterwards so I have some dry hay. Second cut aint gonna be much now either unfortunately. Those young stands, alfalfa is over four feet high when you stretch it out, few seed pods here and there but still putting out lush new growth at the top. Timothy and brome getting coarse, orchard grass still lush as well. Biggest issue I got now, things are so soft, gonna rut things up bad with the hydump, but whadda ya do. Still running a nice older Deere 38 chopper, so like to run lower hp on it, but seriously thinking of putting the 4850 on it just so I got the mfwd. Its a mess. Just got another two inches yesterday, brother said in town they got over three. Had an inch two days earlier and before that pretty much rained ever second day. Think last I totaled it, sitting around six inches since end of June.
Even the old stand grass in the pastures is growing more, cows can't begin to keep up. Times I have to kick the Gator into 4wd and throw in the diff lock just to check the cows depending where they are hanging out lol.
Where they're not drowning, crops are really doing good at least, though the recent storms flatted a lot of them.
Been a little hay cut here and there, most is either still laying there, or black as coal with twine around it.
Forgot to mention about the grasshoppers, still there and growing, but it does seem the water has kept them somewhat subdued, so hopefully those old stands still have something there to bale when I get the silage stuff done.
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Last edited by albertabuck; 07-29-2019 at 12:56 AM.
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