Comments on: Is this April? http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/04/18/is-this-april/ farm blog, farming blog, country blog, country living blog, livestock blog, rural lifestyle blog Fri, 26 Jul 2013 14:50:13 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.2.1 By: GregB http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/04/18/is-this-april/comment-page-1/#comment-4948 GregB Thu, 19 Apr 2007 12:41:24 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/04/18/is-this-april/#comment-4948 No, it is not April. As PBS stated yesterday, this is a 61 day March! No, it is not April. As PBS stated yesterday, this is a 61 day March!

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By: Kevin http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/04/18/is-this-april/comment-page-1/#comment-4932 Kevin Thu, 19 Apr 2007 02:04:25 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/04/18/is-this-april/#comment-4932 Joel, Family and Friends, The weather here in western Missouri is becoming more seasonal, but the ground is still very wet. Some of the farmers got thier corn in before the cold weather and snow hit, some of it was up about three inches or so when it dropped before freezing. I doubt that they will be able to re-work thier fields again until next week or early in May. Many of them will have to wait on the insurance companies to send out adjusters and declare the crop a total loss, unfortunately many insurance company adjusters are not that reasonable. Many of them will make the farmers wait until it is almost too late to plant corn, oh well, they can switch to beans, if they have to. The state Ag dept says we may have lost our grape crop, so those of you who enjoy Missouri wines might not have a good supply from this year. They also say the peaches and apples will be the same way. I was thinking about spraying some hedge with 2 4 D and diesel fuel this next week, if they leaf back out enough for the brush killer to work. The USDA had tons of the stuff planted here back during the dust bowl years to control erosion. It does the job well enough, the only problem is it has gotten to the point that it is a noxious plant now, just like Multi-Flora rose and Canadian Thistles. We also have the same problem with Red Cedar and Locust coming up as volunteer plants. Brush hogging helps some, but it seems like once it gets started the only means of stopping it is through use of brush killers. I need to work on my fence with my neighbor to the North. He told me last year we ought to, but since neither of us has any stock right now I didn't think it was all that urgent. My dad put up the fence when we moved here in 1963. It's 47 inch woven wire on hedge posts, topped with one or two strands of 4 point barbed wire. It has taken some abuse over the years, including some horses and ponies that liked to reach over the fence and graze on our side. I'm going to look it over and see if I can restretch it and put in new steel and wood posts. It might be a lost cause. I may have to just bite the bullet and buy some new wire too. I hope everyone has a great week! The weather is gorgeous, and maybe we can dodge some storms this week. Joel, Family and Friends,
The weather here in western Missouri is becoming more seasonal, but the ground is still very wet. Some of the farmers got thier corn in before the cold weather and snow hit, some of it was up about three inches or so when it dropped before freezing. I doubt that they will be able to re-work thier fields again until next week or early in May. Many of them will have to wait on the insurance companies to send out adjusters and declare the crop a total loss, unfortunately many insurance company adjusters are not that reasonable. Many of them will make the farmers wait until it is almost too late to plant corn, oh well, they can switch to beans, if they have to.

The state Ag dept says we may have lost our grape crop, so those of you who enjoy Missouri wines might not have a good supply from this year. They also say the peaches and apples will be the same way.

I was thinking about spraying some hedge with 2 4 D and diesel fuel this next week, if they leaf back out enough for the brush killer to work. The USDA had tons of the stuff planted here back during the dust bowl years to control erosion. It does the job well enough, the only problem is it has gotten to the point that it is a noxious plant now, just like Multi-Flora rose and Canadian Thistles. We also have the same problem with Red Cedar and Locust coming up as volunteer plants. Brush hogging helps some, but it seems like once it gets started the only means of stopping it is through use of brush killers.

I need to work on my fence with my neighbor to the North. He told me last year we ought to, but since neither of us has any stock right now I didn’t think it was all that urgent. My dad put up the fence when we moved here in 1963. It’s 47 inch woven wire on hedge posts, topped with one or two strands of 4 point barbed wire. It has taken some abuse over the years, including some horses and ponies that liked to reach over the fence and graze on our side. I’m going to look it over and see if I can restretch it and put in new steel and wood posts. It might be a lost cause. I may have to just bite the bullet and buy some new wire too.

I hope everyone has a great week! The weather is gorgeous, and maybe we can dodge some storms this week.

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