hay is awesome up here this year

hay is awesome up here this year

PostBy: nuthcuntrynut On: Sun Jul 28, 2013 5:21 pm

my Lord hay is thicker than the hair on my exwifes' back! I'm using an old 990 international haybine and wow,it's all she wants to get the hay knocked down. is everyone noticing a big difference in hay crop this year? i may have to put a leantoo on the south side of my barn to hold the extra hay.
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Re: hay is awesome up here this year

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Jul 28, 2013 6:07 pm

YES--it has sucked---rain, rain, flooding fields are like quagmires--are you just doing first cutting---mucho weeds:( sorry ncn, but you asked ;) Friends in Chazy having the same situation
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Re: hay is awesome up here this year

PostBy: nuthcuntrynut On: Sun Jul 28, 2013 6:15 pm

it had been so wet up here i didn't start till mid July, the hay was sucking water laying on the ground, and the Ruts in thefield were wicked, over the last two weeks it's been good weather. the fields dried out nicely, but I'm all alone so the going is slow, need a round baler, just don't like the prices.besides with the spouses horses square is better. raining now, suppose it's back to square one again. did get about half done so far
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Re: hay is awesome up here this year

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Jul 28, 2013 6:21 pm

Yes, we've gotten some up round & square, but good Lord, bobbin & weaving between storms has been awful--so much hay on the ground just getting chopped & fed now--a lot of it just going to DOT for mulch. What would you be looking for round baler wise? My neighbor has lost a good portion of 400 acres of corn--he ain't real happy. I'm just real thankful I've got most of my winter horse square bales put up--about 50 bales shy--if push comes to shove, I can grab that out of neighbors barns
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Re: hay is awesome up here this year

PostBy: nuthcuntrynut On: Sun Jul 28, 2013 6:29 pm

well a nice 4x4 would be great, i only put up on about 60 acres, so a older baler, maybe small Hesston, or the like
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Re: hay is awesome up here this year

PostBy: wilder11354 On: Sun Jul 28, 2013 6:36 pm

I started late also, dropped one field about 12 acres put up around 1200 sm sq out of it, still have about 7 more windrows x320' or so long, double rowed(mulch now) in it to do, 45 # approx per square. kicking a sq every 7-9 secs in wagon. dropped a smal patch last weekend, maybe an acre got 120 or so sq., have another 12 acres to do, that will pretty much fill barn to roof beams, and maybe leave a small place to park tractor if i stack it right. Then i have another 40 acres to do, but that i want to sell right out of field as i bale, so if anyone knows anybody that wants it, will make a sweet deal on price for them. Park trailer(s) friday night, they will be ready to haul sunday afternoon.
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Re: hay is awesome up here this year

PostBy: nuthcuntrynut On: Sun Jul 28, 2013 6:49 pm

u got better hay than i do, of course mine hasn't seen any fertilizer for about 7yrs orbetter, it's time for some, even though i have allot nicer hay than normal, but allot of undergrowth thatslows me down a bit. and my property is quite rocky, so for time being discbine is out, that and the cost of one is wicked!
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Re: hay is awesome up here this year

PostBy: wilder11354 On: Sun Jul 28, 2013 7:03 pm

only fertilized it once 2 years ago, about 100 pounds an acre, 10-20-30., 2 years after i reseed the fields. What it needs is LIME!!! i cut with CIH 8340 sickle mower cut in second high, mostly this season because its late. Bale w JD 336 which i just completely rebuilt this winter/spring. But its down for now, new hydraulic pump on kicker is rattling and buzzing. Hopefully will get it back for this coming weekend, so i can start dropping hay wednesday late afternoon, for weekend baling.
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Re: hay is awesome up here this year

PostBy: nuthcuntrynut On: Sun Jul 28, 2013 7:07 pm

it'salways something, i just hobbed a wagon up to get it through another year, there'salways next yr.
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Re: hay is awesome up here this year

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sun Jul 28, 2013 7:41 pm

2nd cutting about to begin down here. Hay is THICK-THICK-THICK. First cutting yielded 50% more round bales than last year. Yep, it is the never-ending rain, with periods of sunshine in between.
The tobacco plants are about 5ft tall. :fear: Gonna be a bumper-crop.
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Re: hay is awesome up here this year

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sun Jul 28, 2013 11:49 pm

If I don't mow my lawn soon, I'll have to hay that! :| Been about 3 weeks ...

Yeah everything in our garden is in overdrive this year, along with the fruit trees and blueberry bushes. Been so busy I haven't had a second to pick any - can see the branches in the distance almost touching the ground from all the massive berries on there. 8-) Hopefully the birds will save me a few. One of our apple trees is spitting out apples like crazy! Ground is totally covered. I'll have to round them all up before I mow. Got to get to work on that still too! ;) Don't even know wtf kind of apples these are. Yellow skinned, and taste like *censored*. Pasty - no juice at all. I figure booze is all they'd be good for.
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Re: hay is awesome up here this year

PostBy: nuthcuntrynut On: Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:07 am

SMITTY wrote:If I don't mow my lawn soon, I'll have to hay that! :| Been about 3 weeks ...

Yeah everything in our garden is in overdrive this year, along with the fruit trees and blueberry bushes. Been so busy I haven't had a second to pick any - can see the branches in the distance almost touching the ground from all the massive berries on there. 8-) Hopefully the birds will save me a few. One of our apple trees is spitting out apples like crazy! Ground is totally covered. I'll have to round them all up before I mow. Got to get to work on that still too! ;) Don't even know wtf kind of apples these are. Yellow skinned, and taste like *censored*. Pasty - no juice at all. I figure booze is all they'd be good for.



booze or deer bait
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Re: hay is awesome up here this year

PostBy: Mark (PA) On: Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:18 pm

Also doing second cutting.

Finished all the first cutting right BEFORE we started into the "WET" spring.. Or summer that is! heh.

The second cutting yeild is up also like other say. So thats great.
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Re: hay is awesome up here this year

PostBy: nuthcuntrynut On: Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:27 pm

i don't even want to think about second cut, if i get through this year with any skin left on my knuckles I'mlooking forward to deer season and fall :drunk: lol
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