So how goes the hay situation?
Def not looking to poke anyone who aint got any, but in one way or another we all been in that situation before be it drought or grasshoppers, I've had both, but curious if anyone is getting any done? Other than clipping thistles in pastures, I haven't turned a wheel.
Been literally raining here every second day for last three weeks, rain came too late for older stands, but really kicked the young stuff into overdrive.
Some of my older stands are for most part basically complete loss, finally turned the cows into the one quarter, not that I needed pasture, got that coming out of my ass, in my lake bottom where they haven't been reed canary is up to four feet high already...but on the old stands, alfalfa foot and half high but grass 6 inches and headed out so not worth running swather over it, even the cows don't go there or want it, they're sticking to a couple sloughs so gonna be some land turning black shortly. Couple of older stands have about half or better of what they should, but are at least worth cutting, least no grasshoppers yet.
Younger stands, wowsers, been a while since I had hay like this, was out today checking and picking a few thin spots known for that bloody chamomile and cockle and boy tough walking thru it. I'm well over 6 feet, alfalfa well past my waist and grass heads to my shoulders. Has grown considerably since it started raining, but strange part is, alfalfa has been holding at 10 to 25% bloom thru the rain, and much sent out new growth that is now above where it had previously started blooming before the rain started. Lots of new stalks coming from the roots as well. Timothy, brome and orchard grass are starting to bloom now too. Not that I am complaining, I'm just hoping to **** we get some decent weather sooner rather than later or its all gonna be one coarse mess. Hate to lose sales, but if it comes to it, guess I'll silage it if it means getting some decent feed and it off the field in time for a decent chance at a second cut, even with all the rain, I got enough drainage no worries of rutting it up with the hydump if I have to take that route.
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