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Re: Mud and Muck

Postby cfpinz » Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:55 pm

TCRanch wrote:We need rain desperately and it is predicted, starting later today through the weekend. All we've had so far is ice. Getting the netting off the bales was a PITA - and a good workout. Had to climb on the top ring, which was covered in ice, and under the top layer of frozen netting & hay that weighed a freakin' ton. Once I wedged myself under the layer I was able to finally knock it off. Hubby was snuggly warm in the tractor. But to his credit, he did try to pull it off with the bale speer but the netting was too frozen and just ripped.


Have him take the front end loader and squish the bale down or roll it around under pressure a bit before trying to remove the wrap.

I'll drop the bales behind the Hydrabed and roll them across the field at a pretty good clip if it's icy, helps right smart.
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Re: Mud and Muck

Postby ga.prime » Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:39 pm

If this greenhouse effect keeps up, pretty soon we'll all be living underwater.
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Re: Mud and Muck

Postby pdfangus » Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:50 pm

we have had rain 13 out of the last 20 days......and some of those days it poured rain....
like everyone else we are living in mud right now...
but yesterday and today temps in the 70's so things are greening up in the middle of February...
been a strange winter....January got as cold as I ever recall around here.
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Re: Mud and Muck

Postby greybeard » Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:48 pm

pdfangus wrote:we have had rain 13 out of the last 20 days......and some of those days it poured rain....
like everyone else we are living in mud right now...
but yesterday and today temps in the 70's so things are greening up in the middle of February...
been a strange winter....January got as cold as I ever recall around here.

Same here, tho less extreme low temps I suspect. January is usually unseasonably warm and dry and Feb cold as a hooker's heart. Not the case this year but gawd the rain!
Pouring right now and has been most of the day and 1/2 last night.
Probably won't dry out enough to do any spraying till July.....
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Postby pdfangus » Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:26 pm

greybeard wrote:
pdfangus wrote:we have had rain 13 out of the last 20 days......and some of those days it poured rain....
like everyone else we are living in mud right now...
but yesterday and today temps in the 70's so things are greening up in the middle of February...
been a strange winter....January got as cold as I ever recall around here.

Same here, tho less extreme low temps I suspect. January is usually unseasonably warm and dry and Feb cold as a hooker's heart. Not the case this year but gawd the rain!
Pouring right now and has been most of the day and 1/2 last night.
Probably won't dry out enough to do any spraying till July.....


my lowest temp at the house was minus 9 degrees....we are not fixed for that kind of cold round here....
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Postby ALACOWMAN » Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:40 pm

pricefarm wrote:

I agree. We had a pretty long spell of colder than normal temps here and the ground froze deeper than it has in a long time. Then all the sudden it warmed up and rained for 10 straight days here. Makes for some muddy ground

That what I attribute it too...I got ruts a foot deep were there usually isn't any
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Postby Brute 23 » Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:45 pm

We needed this rain. The grass was just starting to take off. Feed consumption was down significantly the past two week. Its been 80+ the past couple of days. If we go back to that warm weather after this it will make things pop.

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herofan wrote:It’s the worst mess here that I can remember, and more rain predicted through Sunday. It’s terrible putting out hay. Even the undisturbed ground gets extremely sloppy once a vehicle gets on it. I was driving along the other day, and suddenly a mud ball flew up from the tire and hit me in the face. I felt like I was on the Three Stooges. As someone said, however, the alternative is worse.


It's gettin about like this here:
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Re: Mud and Muck

Postby TCRanch » Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:04 pm

cfpinz wrote:
TCRanch wrote:We need rain desperately and it is predicted, starting later today through the weekend. All we've had so far is ice. Getting the netting off the bales was a PITA - and a good workout. Had to climb on the top ring, which was covered in ice, and under the top layer of frozen netting & hay that weighed a freakin' ton. Once I wedged myself under the layer I was able to finally knock it off. Hubby was snuggly warm in the tractor. But to his credit, he did try to pull it off with the bale speer but the netting was too frozen and just ripped.


Have him take the front end loader and squish the bale down or roll it around under pressure a bit before trying to remove the wrap.

I'll drop the bales behind the Hydrabed and roll them across the field at a pretty good clip if it's icy, helps right smart.

Thanks for the tip! It was 28 & sunny for a couple hours today so most of the ice had melted and it wasn't easy but a lot better than yesterday. BUT sleet, freezing rain, snow, more rain & ice are now predicted thru the weekend. Naturally we had our 1st calf today.
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Re: Mud and Muck

Postby greybeard » Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:54 am

watching watching watching..


Like a cottonmouth raising it's ugly head.

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Re: Mud and Muck

Postby Bright Raven » Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:59 am

Rained 3 inches here last night. Rain predicted through Sunday.
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Re: Mud and Muck

Postby ga.prime » Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:39 am

It was 87 degrees here yesterday and hasn't rained in two weeks
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Re: Mud and Muck

Postby pdfangus » Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:49 am

ga.prime wrote:It was 87 degrees here yesterday and hasn't rained in two weeks


last two days were nice her but it is raining again today....just spitting and damp today....
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Re: Mud and Muck

Postby ga.prime » Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:02 pm

Trying to plant trees and having trouble with loose dry sand falling in and half filling the hole before I can get the tree in. Hoping for some rain here. Weather Channel says a good chance Sunday and Monday.
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Re: Mud and Muck

Postby ddd75 » Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:57 pm

rain.. rain.. rain tomorrow.. rain sat.. got some #2's and some fabric down.. ugh
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Re: Mud and Muck

Postby tom4018 » Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:37 am

I think it is the worst I have seen. Put hay out last night trying to beat the next round of rain. Tractor sliding all over the place. Getting worried that the bottom will fall out next.
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