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Re: If only

Postby Jogeephus » Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:36 pm

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ga.prime wrote:It's rained here 5 times since yesterday morning.


Its rained here 5 times since March. :( I bought hay (40 rolls) yesterday for the first time in 5 years. My 50 acre hay field made 84 rolls.

I guess the good thing is, is that is is spotty. 40 miles makes a lot of difference. Hauled a few calves to the Buffalo sale this morning and that area looks to be pretty good shape moisture wise. I wish I could bale their road side and medians. 109 degrees on the way home. But its a dry heat. Ha


I know what you are going through which is why I'm not about to complain about the rain. The feeling of helplessness as you walk across crunchy dry grass that should be green is something most in society will never understand.
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Re: If only

Postby JMJ Farms » Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:29 am

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ga.prime wrote:It's rained here 5 times since yesterday morning.


Its rained here 5 times since March. :( I bought hay (40 rolls) yesterday for the first time in 5 years. My 50 acre hay field made 84 rolls.

I guess the good thing is, is that is is spotty. 40 miles makes a lot of difference. Hauled a few calves to the Buffalo sale this morning and that area looks to be pretty good shape moisture wise. I wish I could bale their road side and medians. 109 degrees on the way home. But its a dry heat. Ha


I know what you are going through which is why I'm not about to complain about the rain. The feeling of helplessness as you walk across crunchy dry grass that should be green is something most in society will never understand.


Amen. Lots of times I have been watching the local news and we will be in a bad dry spell and the news anchors will say something to the extent of “they hope it doesn’t rain today” bc of a baseball game, or festival, or an outdoor concert or whatever. And I tell my wife “they sure don’t live in my world”.

I will complain about the heat. And I will complain about it being dry. But very rarely about cold. And NEVER about rain.
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Re: If only

Postby 1982vett » Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:57 am

Unfortunately with the temps as the are, that pretty and green isn’t going to last very long. Color is fading fast here.
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Re: If only

Postby ga.prime » Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:15 am

JMJ Farms wrote: Lots of times I have been watching the local news and we will be in a bad dry spell and the news anchors will say something to the extent of “they hope it doesn’t rain today” bc of a baseball game, or festival, or an outdoor concert or whatever.

That's why I don't watch weather people, they invariably wish for no rain. I look online at 3, 5, and 7 day forecasts on UGA Weather and GFC Weather and doppler radar on Intellicast and Weather Channel.
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Re: If only

Postby JMJ Farms » Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:30 am

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JMJ Farms wrote: Lots of times I have been watching the local news and we will be in a bad dry spell and the news anchors will say something to the extent of “they hope it doesn’t rain today” bc of a baseball game, or festival, or an outdoor concert or whatever.

That's why I don't watch weather people, they invariably wish for no rain. I look online at 3, 5, and 7 day forecasts on UGA Weather and GFC Weather and doppler radar on Intellicast and Weather Channel.


I may have to check out Intellicast. I use the Weather Channel app daily as well but they frequently let me down. They usually nail the temps. And their rain forecast during the winter is usually real accurate. But where we live, with these hot summers, a thunderstorm can pop up out of nowhere. I’ve pretty much come to the conclusion that you’ve just got to go with your gut sometimes and take a chance when haying. Now I’m not gonna lay it down with a 90% chance of rain but I don’t pay 60% or less much attention. You win some and lose some.

A late feller that that lived across the river used to bale hay for a living. He would say “you can’t bale it if it ain’t cut.” I guess he was right but you better have a good tedder unless it’s Bahia. Another neighbor cut down some millet a few years back. Took them two and 1/2 weeks to get it balled up.
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Re: If only

Postby True Grit Farms » Sun Jul 22, 2018 1:53 pm

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ga.prime wrote:
JMJ Farms wrote: Lots of times I have been watching the local news and we will be in a bad dry spell and the news anchors will say something to the extent of “they hope it doesn’t rain today” bc of a baseball game, or festival, or an outdoor concert or whatever.

That's why I don't watch weather people, they invariably wish for no rain. I look online at 3, 5, and 7 day forecasts on UGA Weather and GFC Weather and doppler radar on Intellicast and Weather Channel.


I may have to check out Intellicast. I use the Weather Channel app daily as well but they frequently let me down. They usually nail the temps. And their rain forecast during the winter is usually real accurate. But where we live, with these hot summers, a thunderstorm can pop up out of nowhere. I’ve pretty much come to the conclusion that you’ve just got to go with your gut sometimes and take a chance when haying. Now I’m not gonna lay it down with a 90% chance of rain but I don’t pay 60% or less much attention. You win some and lose some.

A late feller that that lived across the river used to bale hay for a living. He would say “you can’t bale it if it ain’t cut.” I guess he was right but you better have a good tedder unless it’s Bahia. Another neighbor cut down some millet a few years back. Took them two and 1/2 weeks to get it balled up.

And Brett said he's never planting millet for hay again. When I was building boats I always said if you wait on it to rain it will rain.
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Re: If only

Postby JMJ Farms » Sun Jul 22, 2018 2:19 pm

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ga.prime wrote:That's why I don't watch weather people, they invariably wish for no rain. I look online at 3, 5, and 7 day forecasts on UGA Weather and GFC Weather and doppler radar on Intellicast and Weather Channel.


I may have to check out Intellicast. I use the Weather Channel app daily as well but they frequently let me down. They usually nail the temps. And their rain forecast during the winter is usually real accurate. But where we live, with these hot summers, a thunderstorm can pop up out of nowhere. I’ve pretty much come to the conclusion that you’ve just got to go with your gut sometimes and take a chance when haying. Now I’m not gonna lay it down with a 90% chance of rain but I don’t pay 60% or less much attention. You win some and lose some.

A late feller that that lived across the river used to bale hay for a living. He would say “you can’t bale it if it ain’t cut.” I guess he was right but you better have a good tedder unless it’s Bahia. Another neighbor cut down some millet a few years back. Took them two and 1/2 weeks to get it balled up.

And Brett said he's never planting millet for hay again. When I was building boats I always said if you wait on it to rain it will rain.


Best way to assure rain is to cut a hole in the top of someone’s house with a 0% chance of rain. Leave it uncovered and go home and see what happens :shock: When we are doing anything involving a roof we never undo more than we can get redone before we leave.

You ever built any boats with Lou?
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Re: If only

Postby True Grit Farms » Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:03 pm

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I may have to check out Intellicast. I use the Weather Channel app daily as well but they frequently let me down. They usually nail the temps. And their rain forecast during the winter is usually real accurate. But where we live, with these hot summers, a thunderstorm can pop up out of nowhere. I’ve pretty much come to the conclusion that you’ve just got to go with your gut sometimes and take a chance when haying. Now I’m not gonna lay it down with a 90% chance of rain but I don’t pay 60% or less much attention. You win some and lose some.

A late feller that that lived across the river used to bale hay for a living. He would say “you can’t bale it if it ain’t cut.” I guess he was right but you better have a good tedder unless it’s Bahia. Another neighbor cut down some millet a few years back. Took them two and 1/2 weeks to get it balled up.

And Brett said he's never planting millet for hay again. When I was building boats I always said if you wait on it to rain it will rain.


Best way to assure rain is to cut a hole in the top of someone’s house with a 0% chance of rain. Leave it uncovered and go home and see what happens :shock: When we are doing anything involving a roof we never undo more than we can get redone before we leave.

You ever built any boats with Lou?

Nope, after he quit commercial fishing he built boats more towards the recreational sector. Lou and I have been friends for 40 years. He's a really good guy for being a Yankee. Its hard to believe that 4 fishermen ended up within 20 miles of each other in middle Georgia.
Have you ever ran across Pompano Joe, or captain Joe? He's a real piece of work.
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Re: If only

Postby JMJ Farms » Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:15 pm

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True Grit Farms wrote:You ever built any boats with Lou?

Nope, after he quit commercial fishing he built boats more towards the recreational sector. Lou and I have been friends for 40 years. He's a really good guy for being a Yankee. Its hard to believe that 4 fishermen ended up within 20 miles of each other in middle Georgia.
Have you ever ran across Pompano Joe, or captain Joe? He's a real piece of work.


Hahaha. Yeah ole Lou is ok. I don’t know him as well as I do his nephew but I see and talk to him weekly at the builders supply. And I met Capt Joe a few years ago, around the time he built his house. Good friend of mine built it. Never got to know him good. He offered to take me out fishing but I never took him up on it.
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Re: If only

Postby True Grit Farms » Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:27 pm

JMJ Farms wrote:
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True Grit Farms wrote:You ever built any boats with Lou?

Nope, after he quit commercial fishing he built boats more towards the recreational sector. Lou and I have been friends for 40 years. He's a really good guy for being a Yankee. Its hard to believe that 4 fishermen ended up within 20 miles of each other in middle Georgia.
Have you ever ran across Pompano Joe, or captain Joe? He's a real piece of work.


Hahaha. Yeah ole Lou is ok. I don’t know him as well as I do his nephew but I see and talk to him weekly at the builders supply. And I met Capt Joe a few years ago, around the time he built his house. Good friend of mine built it. Never got to know him good. He offered to take me out fishing but I never took him up on it.

Last I knew Joe was cutting fish for a friend of mine at his fish market. Your lucky you never went fishing with him, he's never had much of a boat. His best buddy is the one that told me he voted for our last President. I asked Jack to leave before I threw him out.
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