Comments on: Spiked http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2008/06/24/spiked/ 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: Kevin http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2008/06/24/spiked/comment-page-1/#comment-29298 Kevin Sun, 29 Jun 2008 23:08:26 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2008/06/24/spiked/#comment-29298 Hi Joel, Yeah, the extra ground might be a good thing to add on. On the one hand you can hay it, and on the other you can graze it. Gives you a couple of more options for income streams to the farm. (Plus, most owners around here want to lease a place for a full year, so you can get the spring cutting and run some extra calves in the summer and fall. Biggest down side is a lot of the old, unused farms around here need fence repairs and the owners don't want to do the work or pay out for the materials. If you pay for it, and do the work, then they end up raising the rent the next year on you, you never win for losing!) Sid is out cutting Phil's hay right now. Phil is my next door neighbor, and a retired Machinist Supervisor from a nearby Army Ammunitions plant. Sid is another neighbor that I grew up with (same class in school, rode the same bus). He has worked at one of the local feed stores since High School and farms some on the side. I ought to have him cut the patch around the house this year, but it is too brushy to make good hay. I'll have to brush hog it down after I use some Crossbow and diesel on the elm, locust and hedge sprouts. I don't want to kill the walnut, oak and pecan seedlings, but I have so many of those I just might have to let a few go as well. I sent you some pictures at the Yahoo addy, sorry I couldn't figure out how to send them all to you in one go. My old 'puter isn't up to such detailed work, either that or I'm not! Take care, Kevin Hi Joel,

Yeah, the extra ground might be a good thing to add on. On the one hand you can hay it, and on the other you can graze it. Gives you a couple of more options for income streams to the farm. (Plus, most owners around here want to lease a place for a full year, so you can get the spring cutting and run some extra calves in the summer and fall. Biggest down side is a lot of the old, unused farms around here need fence repairs and the owners don’t want to do the work or pay out for the materials. If you pay for it, and do the work, then they end up raising the rent the next year on you, you never win for losing!)

Sid is out cutting Phil’s hay right now. Phil is my next door neighbor, and a retired Machinist Supervisor from a nearby Army Ammunitions plant. Sid is another neighbor that I grew up with (same class in school, rode the same bus). He has worked at one of the local feed stores since High School and farms some on the side. I ought to have him cut the patch around the house this year, but it is too brushy to make good hay. I’ll have to brush hog it down after I use some Crossbow and diesel on the elm, locust and hedge sprouts. I don’t want to kill the walnut, oak and pecan seedlings, but I have so many of those I just might have to let a few go as well.

I sent you some pictures at the Yahoo addy, sorry I couldn’t figure out how to send them all to you in one go. My old ‘puter isn’t up to such detailed work, either that or I’m not!

Take care,
Kevin

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By: Sue Doe-Nim http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2008/06/24/spiked/comment-page-1/#comment-29252 Sue Doe-Nim Sat, 28 Jun 2008 00:33:14 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2008/06/24/spiked/#comment-29252 I would beg to differ. Buddy is clearly a very fancy thing. What a pair those two make. Good stuff. I would beg to differ.

Buddy is clearly a very fancy thing. What a pair those two make.

Good stuff.

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By: Jim http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2008/06/24/spiked/comment-page-1/#comment-29209 Jim Thu, 26 Jun 2008 07:07:38 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2008/06/24/spiked/#comment-29209 Very nice horse Im hoping to buy the apalosea (i think thats how its spelled,lol) the guy across the road from me has bording on our pasture this year he had been talking about selling him the hourse is probly 20 years old and is 5'9" at the saddleover 6' to top of head yes hes abig boy,lol.sounds like you will havve your hands full we been running around like chickens with our heads cut off lol.the cows all seem to be getting along good now that we had 3 die still not to sure why. but now we got a two week old jersey that has the fur on his butt and top of his legs peeling off down to the bare skin anyone know what might make that happen? We cut about 100 balse yesterday was going to rake it and bale it today but the rake brke down and had to get fixed then it started raining i hope it drys out soon The wife is going back to trucking starting monday hope it works out ill have to handle the kids and the farm alone well the oldest ones can help with the younger ones so that will be some help hay starting to pick up in price agine up here still not as good as last year but coming close.thinking of trying some thing diffrent with our little field next year maybe corn or soybeans or mabey just fence it off and put more cattle on itnot real sure but we want to get this place making more money so mama can stay home too.thinking of getting around baler for the out liying fields that dads going to do as a partner on but not real suresquares pay more but rounds are less work to move so we ll see what happens. Still thinking of getting a dairy going but not real sure there ether well hope all is well hope you can help with the calf and god bless you all. Very nice horse Im hoping to buy the apalosea (i think thats how its spelled,lol) the guy across the road from me has bording on our pasture this year he had been talking about selling him the hourse is probly 20 years old and is 5’9″ at the saddleover 6′ to top of head yes hes abig boy,lol.sounds like you will havve your hands full we been running around like chickens with our heads cut off lol.the cows all seem to be getting along good now that we had 3 die still not to sure why. but now we got a two week old jersey that has the fur on his butt and top of his legs peeling off down to the bare skin anyone know what might make that happen? We cut about 100 balse yesterday was going to rake it and bale it today but the rake brke down and had to get fixed then it started raining i hope it drys out soon The wife is going back to trucking starting monday hope it works out ill have to handle the kids and the farm alone well the oldest ones can help with the younger ones so that will be some help hay starting to pick up in price agine up here still not as good as last year but coming close.thinking of trying some thing diffrent with our little field next year maybe corn or soybeans or mabey just fence it off and put more cattle on itnot real sure but we want to get this place making more money so mama can stay home too.thinking of getting around baler for the out liying fields that dads going to do as a partner on but not real suresquares pay more but rounds are less work to move so we ll see what happens. Still thinking of getting a dairy going but not real sure there ether well hope all is well hope you can help with the calf and god bless you all.

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By: Ray http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2008/06/24/spiked/comment-page-1/#comment-29202 Ray Thu, 26 Jun 2008 03:02:56 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2008/06/24/spiked/#comment-29202 Cute dog - nice looking horse - will have to post again with a less grainy picture to get a real assessment of it. Keep up the good work! Cute dog – nice looking horse – will have to post again with a less grainy picture to get a real assessment of it. Keep up the good work!

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By: paintsmh http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2008/06/24/spiked/comment-page-1/#comment-29182 paintsmh Wed, 25 Jun 2008 18:33:36 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2008/06/24/spiked/#comment-29182 That's a nice horse! And what a cute dog. That’s a nice horse! And what a cute dog.

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