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old
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 5:38 pm    Post subject: Rain what has this year been for you Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Well her in this area of Missouri The lake of the Ozarks we are sitting about 11 inches behind for an average year so how is it in your neck of the woods
 
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 8:26 pm    Post subject: Re: Rain what has this year been for you Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Don't know exactly how many inches short, but my place is so dry the grassnhoppers are dyin' of thirst!
I can count on one hand the number of days that I had mud on my boots after chores...with a few fingers left over since the end of May.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 10:45 pm    Post subject: Re: Rain what has this year been for you Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Was dumped on, 6 inch downpour, in June of 2011. Basically didn't rain/snow again until May of 2012, where we got 12 inches of rain that month.

Basically hasn't rained but 3 inches total since then.

Very, very dry ground, with 2 very wet periods for thre past 2 years here in southern MN.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 4:32 am    Post subject: Re: Rain what has this year been for you Reply to specific post Reply with quote


6"s behind in Ft Worth
 
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 6:56 am    Post subject: Re: Rain what has this year been for you Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Don't know the stats,but we had a long hot dry spell,left the pastures shot early on. A cold spring raised hob on first cutting hay,had to wait til mid June for it to come on decent and be worth cutting. Second cutting was poor,but a few rains brought on a half way decent third. Corn took the heat OK,rain came the day it started to pollinate. It turned wet in October,muddy mess after I got the corn picked. Finally dried up enough to bale stalks.
When it all ended up,the feed supply is about normal. Didn't have to cut back on cattle.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 10:13 am    Post subject: Re: Rain what has this year been for you Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Spring started out with good subsoil moisture and an early spring. Had a few very small but timely rains that helped us make a crop. Don"t know for sure about how close to normal precip we are now but had 6.9 inches from hurricane and then 5.5 inches in October. Subsoil good now, ponds, rivers, and lakes real low. This is in NEMO. Hope you boys that are short on moisture start getting some soon as these dry areas are to close for my comfort.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 3:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Rain what has this year been for you Reply to specific post Reply with quote

We did have some extra wet times like 12 inches in one day when Hurricane Isaac came threw and some dry months like Oct with 0.00 rain for the whole month but for the year we are right about average maybe a little above average.

Our average is 63 to 64 inches per year.

60.65 inches as of Oct 31 2012 and Nov and Dec is average 5 inches per month.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Rain what has this year been for you Reply to specific post Reply with quote

old, Only slightly better than last yr, at least 10 to 12 inches behind, The drought is Still Here and doing Well! Area lakes are about 45% full to 60 % full. Today it is still one sick mess here in South Central Texas. Some lakes out West are all but dry one is 1% full (99% empty) rest are 25 to 35 % full.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Rain what has this year been for you Reply to specific post Reply with quote

old, Only slightly better than last yr, at least 10 to 12 inches behind, The drought is Still Here and doing Well! Area lakes are about 45% full to 60 % full. Today it is still one sick mess here in South Central Texas. Some lakes out West are all but dry one is 1% full (99% empty) rest are 25 to 35 % full.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Rain what has this year been for you Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I'm just southwest of Houston and we are at 46" for the year so far. We average around 53". My pastures look good.

Lot's of hay got made. 3 cuttings.

Round bales were made that are not getting sold. I've seen ads as low as $25-35 for cow hay and 60-70 for horse hay. That's less than half what it was last year.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 7:31 am    Post subject: Re: Rain what has this year been for you Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Last year we had the wettest year on record in this area,even with 3 of the driest months on record (to that point) Then we had a wet late winter/early spring, followed by the driest/hottest summer ever in this area. One month we're behind on rain, next we're way ahead, then behind again. All I know is now it's the driest I ever remember it being. We've had several rains since September, a couple really good, slow soaking rains. But there's NO subsoil moisture. Even with a good rain, a day or two later and we have dusty conditions again.

I rented what was an alfalfa field for next year. All we do is no till ordinarily, since that's the best yielding, and it deals with dry summers a lot better than conventional tillage, but it is so compacted from being a hay field for the last 10 years, I thought I'd hit it with a chisel plow. That's out of the question for the time being. One pass and I thought the chisels were gonna start making sparks and set the place on fire...Couldn't get more than a couple inches in the ground. 7-shank chisel dang near stopped a 160hp mfwd tractor in it's shadow. Ground is harder'n times in '29.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:09 am    Post subject: Re: Rain what has this year been for you Reply to specific post Reply with quote

2.8 inches at the house yesterday. Real soggy outside now.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:26 am    Post subject: Re: Rain what has this year been for you Reply to specific post Reply with quote

NW Missouri is over 16 inches behind,but grass is still green.It greened up from the 9 inches hurricane Isaac brought,and we've gotten a few inches since,but been dry for over 2 weeks now.Time for another rain.It snowed 2 days ago,and today through Sunday they're calling for 60 degrees and clear.That hurricane saved our pasture grass.I have many dead trees and lost a lot of new seeded grass though.Beans made 2-20 on hill ground.Ive heard 40 to 80 bushel in river bottoms.Corn hear averaged 20-40 bushel this year.One of the most interesting things I noticed was just how tough Clover is.A lot of new seeded clover stood there for months with no rain and one green leaf,and now cows are benefiting from its growth again.Ive seen these years before,so I took my drill and sowed in wheat on my pasture to help my food supply.and its doing well,but everywhere I cut the surface with the drill,everything has recovers 3 or 4 times better than uncut areas of my pasture.Im thinkin maybe cutting roots spurred new root growth.
 
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