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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 5:27 am    Post subject: Its still dry here! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I am going to mow some more hay today, its short and it won't make much, but the draught is far from over here. If we have any kind of winter we will need all that we can get. I am thinking this will be the last of what I can get, but their are lots of folks scrounging for hay....
 
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:05 am    Post subject: Re: Its still dry here! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

You got that right Animal! The drought is definatly NOT over in my neck of the woods. Ponds are still 3'+ low and hay is not moving vertically at all. Another snowless winter and next year won't look so good either.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:07 pm    Post subject: Re: Its still dry here! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

You get any of that rain Saturday night/ Sunday morning? we got 1.25", enough to help the wheat along and bring back my fescue pasture. Still dry enough today that I think I'm going to hook on to the plow and go after terraces in the morning.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 5:05 pm    Post subject: Re: Its still dry here! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

It isn't dry here, but I'm trying to stretch my feed throught the winter- the horsey set is gobbling up what I have stored fast enough to make me want to keep cutting until it freezes up. I'll cut it green, let it dry as much as it will, then roll up just enough to feed for a few days. It's still green, and the cows chow down on it. And summer hay is still in the barn...
 
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 5:06 pm    Post subject: Re: Its still dry here! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

We got about an inch of rain in my neck of the woods last weekend and the wheat was needing it bad. But, it will take a BUNCH of precipitation to replenish the subsoil moisture and refill pasture ponds. A two year drought doesn't get erased with one or two rain/snow events.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 5:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Its still dry here! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Yep a catch 22 we need a good cold snowy winter but then if we get that many will be hurting for hay. Both my spring feed lakes are almost dry. One the spring is still running but not real good and the other the spring has stopped so it is pretty dry. We need a good week of rain about an inch a day nice and slow but steady
 
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 2:32 am    Post subject: Re: Its still dry here! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

We have over a week of no rain forecasted so I started cutting hay again.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 10:34 am    Post subject: Re: Its still dry here! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

How dry is it here you ask? It's so dry that when it does rain, the drops stir up dust.

I planted a tree for the Mrs last week. Dug a hole about 30" deep and was bringing up powder dry dust.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 3:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Its still dry here! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Larry, You are right, the ponds around here are almost bone dry and that is almost as serious as a feed shortage.
 
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 3:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Its still dry here! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

We got an inch and three quarter out of that rain, it fell right, but I am like Ia. Gary, five or six more will not hurt a thing....
 
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 8:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Its still dry here! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

make sure you do to somebody what you accused the church of doing
 
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 5:02 am    Post subject: Re: Its still dry here! Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I am sorry, my religion does not swing that way..
 
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