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Got a good rain

Postby 1982vett » Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:18 am

Got an 1 1/10th this morning as the cooler weather is making its way down. Pastures were once again looking thirsty.
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Re: Got a good rain

Postby cowgirl8 » Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:31 am

We got 1 1/2 inches. Had almost no rain all of Sept and Oct..
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Re: Got a good rain

Postby slick4591 » Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:21 am

Reports of an inch and a half here as well.
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Re: Got a good rain

Postby callmefence » Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:53 am

1.3 here very much needed. Just got back from long ride. I've seen no less than 20 fresh rubbed cedars. Bucks really must of been busy this morning. I think the switch flipped on this front.
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Re: Got a good rain

Postby Brute 23 » Sun Oct 22, 2017 12:55 pm

We had just a shower right as the front hit. We are ready for some more but will survive.

There are some areas south of us that need it bad and in a hurry.
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Re: Got a good rain

Postby ddd75 » Sun Oct 22, 2017 1:03 pm

have to put away 4th cutting today.. tomorrow 100% rain.
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Re: Got a good rain

Postby Texasmark » Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:18 am

And an inch and a half here in N. Tx. too, but was lucky as one of the cells in the front came directly overhead. Had a spike of 4"/hr. rate for about 15 min. then light rain for a couple of hours. One field has been planted in peas and rye since mid Sept. Looks like it's ready to take off.
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Re: Got a good rain

Postby rollinhills » Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:19 am

Getting rain here this morning. That’s my luck got about 10ac of hay left to bale, bearing when out on the baler yesterday afternoon so there she lays. Not so bad I guess it’s the last cutting of crabgrass we let it seed out to reseed for next year. We’ll get it up when we get it, need some lesser quality to go with distillers slop anyway..
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Re: Got a good rain

Postby True Grit Farms » Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:22 am

callmefence wrote:1.3 here very much needed. Just got back from long ride. I've seen no less than 20 fresh rubbed cedars. Bucks really must of been busy this morning. I think the switch flipped on this front.


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Re: Got a good rain

Postby 1982vett » Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:09 pm

Texasmark wrote:And an inch and a half here in N. Tx. too, but was lucky as one of the cells in the front came directly overhead. Had a spike of 4"/hr. rate for about 15 min. then light rain for a couple of hours. One field has been planted in peas and rye since mid Sept. Looks like it's ready to take off.

Can see the oats I planted into pasture again. Hopefully will get some more rain soon to keep it going.
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Re: Got a good rain

Postby Texasmark » Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:28 pm

rollinhills wrote: Not so bad I guess it’s the last cutting of crabgrass we let it seed out to reseed for next year. We’ll get it up when we get it, need some lesser quality to go with distillers slop anyway..


Would you elaborate on what you said sir? What is distiller's slop?
How is CG for hay and what likes it?

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Re: Got a good rain

Postby Texasmark » Thu Oct 26, 2017 7:30 pm

Texasmark wrote:And an inch and a half here in N. Tx. too, but was lucky as one of the cells in the front came directly overhead. Had a spike of 4"/hr. rate for about 15 min. then light rain for a couple of hours. One field has been planted in peas and rye since mid Sept. Looks like it's ready to take off.


Update: Probably early on the comments but no activity yet other than the Bermuda just doing super. It's in round spots so it must be where I fed Bermuda round bales in the past.....I have seen that in other pastures I have fed. Didn't know shoots would come back to life and plant themselves but they do. That being the case, why is a guy so worried about keeping freshly dug sprigs wet? Quantity of survivors I guess.

Course it's only been 3 days and germ takes 5-7 or thereabouts. However the top layer is crusting over and the little guys will have a time breaking through it.....no follow up rains in the forecast for at least the next 10 days.
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Re: Got a good rain

Postby 1982vett » Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:00 am

Once again the front came through dry.

I personally don’t think Bermuda shoots from hay come back to life. I do think there are millions of seed in a bale and it takes only a few survivors to establish a spot. One of my “tricks” is to feed on poor hard packed ground. The waste adds organic matter which helps hold moisture. Doesn’t happen over night, but it works.
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Re: Got a good rain

Postby chevytaHOE5674 » Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:23 am

I wish I could send our rain elsewhere. Almost 6" in the last 48 hours and supposed to continue steady for 48 more. Add that on top of out 100 and some odd inches since May and its just been a slop shop all year, never in my life have I wanted a little bit of a drought like I do now.
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Re: Got a good rain

Postby 1982vett » Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:41 pm

Problem with a little bit of drought....sometimes it won’t leave when it’s welcome plays out.
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