Comments on: Daylight to Dark http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2008/02/13/daylight-to-dark/ 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: Jim http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2008/02/13/daylight-to-dark/comment-page-1/#comment-26128 Jim Mon, 17 Mar 2008 09:19:46 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2008/02/13/daylight-to-dark/#comment-26128 ya that was along drive home norm with both of us doing the driving we can get do that trip in a day in a half. so about double the time.If your thinking of buying hay I hope the price gose way down.we sold some bales tthat we had stored out side so they were not the best. we still got 40.00 per 1500# bale.and that was cheap some guys are getting up to 80.00 a 1500# bale. small square bales are going for up to 8.00 a bale. Im still off work hoping to get back to work after easter.hope the chickens are going good. and thanx for your consern over me and mine hope yall are doing well. well god bless all of you. ya that was along drive home norm with both of us doing
the driving we can get do that trip in a day in a half.
so about double the time.If your thinking of buying hay I hope the price gose way down.we sold some bales tthat we had stored out side so they were not the best.
we still got 40.00 per 1500# bale.and that was cheap
some guys are getting up to 80.00 a 1500# bale. small
square bales are going for up to 8.00 a bale. Im still
off work hoping to get back to work after easter.hope
the chickens are going good. and thanx for your consern
over me and mine hope yall are doing well. well god
bless all of you.

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By: paintsmh http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2008/02/13/daylight-to-dark/comment-page-1/#comment-25426 paintsmh Sun, 09 Mar 2008 16:29:56 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2008/02/13/daylight-to-dark/#comment-25426 My two year old Holstein dropped a red bull calf yesterday. On my only day off for two weeks. And the first nasty day we had in a week and a half. It was pouring rain. Thankfully she was indoors. Now my two Jerseys (one a two year old the other her six year old dam) are both thinking about having their babies. It's only oh say five degrees out at best. And the wind is howling! My two year old Holstein dropped a red bull calf yesterday. On my only day off for two weeks. And the first nasty day we had in a week and a half. It was pouring rain. Thankfully she was indoors. Now my two Jerseys (one a two year old the other her six year old dam) are both thinking about having their babies. It’s only oh say five degrees out at best. And the wind is howling!

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By: joelw http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2008/02/13/daylight-to-dark/comment-page-1/#comment-25420 joelw Sun, 09 Mar 2008 11:14:17 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2008/02/13/daylight-to-dark/#comment-25420 paintsmh, I noticed she is quite unpredictable. Never heard anybody complain about that before, but now I know. The Hereford had her calf a couple days ago. Pretty little black and white bull calf. Why do the dumb animals wait until it's cold outside to have a calf? It was 60 the day before, but she had to wait until it was in the 40s. I froze out there making sure it got up and started sucking and getting them to the barn. Thanks for the comment! paintsmh,
I noticed she is quite unpredictable. Never heard anybody complain about that before, but now I know. The Hereford had her calf a couple days ago. Pretty little black and white bull calf. Why do the dumb animals wait until it’s cold outside to have a calf? It was 60 the day before, but she had to wait until it was in the 40s. I froze out there making sure it got up and started sucking and getting them to the barn. Thanks for the comment!

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By: paintsmh http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2008/02/13/daylight-to-dark/comment-page-1/#comment-25384 paintsmh Sat, 08 Mar 2008 13:53:32 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2008/02/13/daylight-to-dark/#comment-25384 I've never had the privilege of working with a solid red beef cow that didn't turn completely insane. The college I went to had a mixed breed herd. Everything from Simmentals to limousines to Herefords to black and red Angus and a few crossbreds. It was a nightmare to work with the reds. It took seven of us to catch one weanling because she turned so crazy. And a buddy of mine has red angus and a few limousines and he can't keep them in a fence to save his life. And one darn near killed his brother a few years back. They just make me nervous, not that the others wont turn nasty I've just never had luck with them. Some feel the same way towards blacks. I’ve never had the privilege of working with a solid red beef cow that didn’t turn completely insane. The college I went to had a mixed breed herd. Everything from Simmentals to limousines to Herefords to black and red Angus and a few crossbreds. It was a nightmare to work with the reds. It took seven of us to catch one weanling because she turned so crazy. And a buddy of mine has red angus and a few limousines and he can’t keep them in a fence to save his life. And one darn near killed his brother a few years back. They just make me nervous, not that the others wont turn nasty I’ve just never had luck with them. Some feel the same way towards blacks.

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By: joelw http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2008/02/13/daylight-to-dark/comment-page-1/#comment-24988 joelw Mon, 03 Mar 2008 11:52:02 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2008/02/13/daylight-to-dark/#comment-24988 Todd, Farm work is a lot more fu when you don't have to do it. Several years ago I started out small and it was fun because if I didn't want to do something I just put it off or didn't do it at all. We have 172 acres here. A lot of it is in trees though. I'm working on getting our tree farm certification renewed. Part of the cleared land we have was just recetly cleared and still has a lot of roots and sticks in it. I figure it will be a few years before they rot enough to use that for hay ground. It will make good pasture though. Really I don't even need much hay. Plus I'm sure I can buy it as cheap as I can cut it. Thanks for the comment! paintsmh, What's the reasoning behind shying away from the solid red girl? Pickins are slim here unless you want to pay ridiculously high prices. The car seems to be doing okay. Thanks for reading! Check back soon! Todd,
Farm work is a lot more fu when you don’t have to do it. Several years ago I started out small and it was fun because if I didn’t want to do something I just put it off or didn’t do it at all. We have 172 acres here. A lot of it is in trees though. I’m working on getting our tree farm certification renewed. Part of the cleared land we have was just recetly cleared and still has a lot of roots and sticks in it. I figure it will be a few years before they rot enough to use that for hay ground. It will make good pasture though. Really I don’t even need much hay. Plus I’m sure I can buy it as cheap as I can cut it. Thanks for the comment!

paintsmh,
What’s the reasoning behind shying away from the solid red girl? Pickins are slim here unless you want to pay ridiculously high prices. The car seems to be doing okay. Thanks for reading! Check back soon!

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By: paintsmh http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2008/02/13/daylight-to-dark/comment-page-1/#comment-24841 paintsmh Fri, 29 Feb 2008 15:41:08 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2008/02/13/daylight-to-dark/#comment-24841 Nice looking group of heifers. Though my personal experience would have me shying away from the solid red girl. And glad the car troubles worked out okay!! Have a great one! Nice looking group of heifers. Though my personal experience would have me shying away from the solid red girl.

And glad the car troubles worked out okay!! Have a great one!

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By: Todd Lauster http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2008/02/13/daylight-to-dark/comment-page-1/#comment-24839 Todd Lauster Fri, 29 Feb 2008 14:50:21 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2008/02/13/daylight-to-dark/#comment-24839 Oh yeah, I forgot something. Dont you have 172 acres or so? If so cant you get enough hay out of a piece of your ground to feed your animals? You wont probably be able to sell any, but at least your not buying any. If your cow heard gets bigger thats alot of hay you'll be buying. Oh yeah, I forgot something. Dont you have 172 acres or so? If so cant you get enough hay out of a piece of your ground to feed your animals? You wont probably be able to sell any, but at least your not buying any. If your cow heard gets bigger thats alot of hay you’ll be buying.

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By: Todd Lauster http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2008/02/13/daylight-to-dark/comment-page-1/#comment-24838 Todd Lauster Fri, 29 Feb 2008 14:45:50 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2008/02/13/daylight-to-dark/#comment-24838 As long as I'm not in some sort of mess around here, I will come down. I'd like to check out your operation & tractors. Farm work is fun to me. Its either in you or not. I've got friends that just dont understand. I really like cutting trees & splitting wood. Last weekend me & my cousin started cutting downed trees in the 30 or so miles of trails around here in the shawnee. People were like, why are you doing that? We said, well the trees arent gonna move themselves. We love to ride through there & it sucks riding when you constantly have to find ways around the trees. Did you get the chicks yet or is it the 28th of march? Talk to you later Todd. As long as I’m not in some sort of mess around here, I will come down. I’d like to check out your operation & tractors. Farm work is fun to me. Its either in you or not. I’ve got friends that just dont understand. I really like cutting trees & splitting wood. Last weekend me & my cousin started cutting downed trees in the 30 or so miles of trails around here in the shawnee. People were like, why are you doing that? We said, well the trees arent gonna move themselves. We love to ride through there & it sucks riding when you constantly have to find ways around the trees. Did you get the chicks yet or is it the 28th of march? Talk to you later Todd.

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By: joelw http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2008/02/13/daylight-to-dark/comment-page-1/#comment-24835 joelw Fri, 29 Feb 2008 11:58:19 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2008/02/13/daylight-to-dark/#comment-24835 Michael, Glad you like the blog. Pass it on to your listeners and friends so I can get add more. I'm always looking to add some more friends. Glad to have you reading and thanks for the comment! Stephen, Thanks for the comment! I'll check out your blog. Glad to have you reading! Linda, Glad you enjoy. I'll check out your blogs. Thanks for the comment! Check back soon! Jim, Sorry to hear about your run of bad luck. Hope you heal up quick. That sure was a long drive home, huh? Check back soon! Todd, BJ has already spoken for the 7010. Funny how she suddenly doesn't care to help with the hay. Looks like I've lost my lease on 48 acres of hay. The folks told me for years now it was mine as long as I wanted it, but suddenly backed out. Of course that was after I put tons of fertilizer and lime on it last year. I think a so called friend of mine stabbed me in the back on it. Geuss I need to get out and look for some other fields. Most years I roll the majority of my hay, but sometimes when I can get the help I like to square bale. There is cerainly more money in squares if you're going to sell hay. Most years I do I the neighborhood of 150 rolls and 750 squares. Honestly now that the chickens are here I might be better off just to buy my hay. Thanks for the comment and glad to have you reading. If I don't do much hay this year you can come and help with the chickens! Michael,
Glad you like the blog. Pass it on to your listeners and friends so I can get add more. I’m always looking to add some more friends. Glad to have you reading and thanks for the comment!

Stephen,
Thanks for the comment! I’ll check out your blog. Glad to have you reading!

Linda,
Glad you enjoy. I’ll check out your blogs. Thanks for the comment! Check back soon!

Jim,
Sorry to hear about your run of bad luck. Hope you heal up quick. That sure was a long drive home, huh? Check back soon!

Todd,
BJ has already spoken for the 7010. Funny how she suddenly doesn’t care to help with the hay. Looks like I’ve lost my lease on 48 acres of hay. The folks told me for years now it was mine as long as I wanted it, but suddenly backed out. Of course that was after I put tons of fertilizer and lime on it last year. I think a so called friend of mine stabbed me in the back on it. Geuss I need to get out and look for some other fields. Most years I roll the majority of my hay, but sometimes when I can get the help I like to square bale. There is cerainly more money in squares if you’re going to sell hay. Most years I do I the neighborhood of 150 rolls and 750 squares. Honestly now that the chickens are here I might be better off just to buy my hay. Thanks for the comment and glad to have you reading. If I don’t do much hay this year you can come and help with the chickens!

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By: Todd Lauster http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2008/02/13/daylight-to-dark/comment-page-1/#comment-24820 Todd Lauster Fri, 29 Feb 2008 05:41:50 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2008/02/13/daylight-to-dark/#comment-24820 Yeah I'll come help bail, I want the cab tractor with air LOL. Do you do round or square? You said pine knot right? I saw you on the mahindra site, then about a month later I saw you on tbn. You're always trying to recruite people to help with hay LOL. I've done my fair share of that. I currently dont have to do any. I just might come on down & help. How many bales do you usually get per cut? Last year was a bad year here for hay. We had a bad drought. Did it affect you? Take care Todd. I'm guessing you do square. Yeah I’ll come help bail, I want the cab tractor with air LOL. Do you do round or square? You said pine knot right? I saw you on the mahindra site, then about a month later I saw you on tbn. You’re always trying to recruite people to help with hay LOL. I’ve done my fair share of that. I currently dont have to do any. I just might come on down & help. How many bales do you usually get per cut? Last year was a bad year here for hay. We had a bad drought. Did it affect you? Take care Todd. I’m guessing you do square.

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