Need a 4 day window

Discuss grasses and how to grow and harvest them.
User avatar
M-5
GURU
GURU
Posts: 6924
Joined: Sat Feb 14, 2015 4:41 pm
Location: AT the FLORIDA STATE line checking papers

Need a 4 day window

Postby M-5 » Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:17 am

With so much of our country dry and burning up , I was checking things yesterday and thanking the big Guy for all my blessings, I did slip in a little request for a small window of opportunity.

Image
1 x
"Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought." JFK

User avatar
True Grit Farms
GURU
GURU
Posts: 7606
Joined: Mon Jan 04, 2016 5:29 pm
Location: Middle Georgia

Re: Need a 4 day window

Postby True Grit Farms » Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:32 am

I'm thinking to start cutting on Saturday and if the hay gets rained on twice just rake it and burn it. I was counting on a good 4 week 3rd cutting for the heifers but that didn't work out.
0 x
If we'd of know this we'd of picked our own cotton.

User avatar
M-5
GURU
GURU
Posts: 6924
Joined: Sat Feb 14, 2015 4:41 pm
Location: AT the FLORIDA STATE line checking papers

Re: Need a 4 day window

Postby M-5 » Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:08 am

Its narrow at the moment but I think we will get a pretty good shot Sunday thru Wednesday
0 x
"Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought." JFK

User avatar
Jogeephus
Mentor
Mentor
Posts: 24075
Joined: Mon Jul 17, 2006 9:44 pm
Location: South Georgia

Re: Need a 4 day window

Postby Jogeephus » Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:50 am

I'd like to cut my back field but I'm afraid a three day window won't be enough since there is one to two inches of water standing on it and they are calling for more rain today and I think the rest of the week.
0 x
Experience - the ability to instantly recognize a mistake when you make it again.

User avatar
1982vett
GURU
GURU
Posts: 8479
Joined: Sun Feb 03, 2008 8:57 pm
Location: Central Texas

Re: Need a 4 day window

Postby 1982vett » Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:22 am

M-5 wrote:With so much of our country dry and burning up , I was checking things yesterday and thanking the big Guy for all my blessings, I did slip in a little request for a small window of opportunity.

Image

I’ve got some cows that would love to get into that....be nice to get a cutter on it too. :nod:
0 x
Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves. ~Albert Einstein
Never kick a fresh turd on a hot day. ~Harry S. Truman

AKE
Cowhand
Cowhand
Posts: 24
Joined: Sun Aug 28, 2016 7:06 am

Re: Need a 4 day window

Postby AKE » Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:24 pm

What type of hay is that?
0 x

User avatar
M-5
GURU
GURU
Posts: 6924
Joined: Sat Feb 14, 2015 4:41 pm
Location: AT the FLORIDA STATE line checking papers

Re: Need a 4 day window

Postby M-5 » Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:58 pm

AKE wrote:What type of hay is that?

Technically it's still grass and won't be hay till it's dry but it's Tifton 85.
0 x
"Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought." JFK

User avatar
1982vett
GURU
GURU
Posts: 8479
Joined: Sun Feb 03, 2008 8:57 pm
Location: Central Texas

Re: Need a 4 day window

Postby 1982vett » Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:24 pm

M-5 wrote:
AKE wrote:What type of hay is that?

Technically it's still grass and won't be hay till it's dry but it's Tifton 85.

Dang.....I believe that’s the prettiest Tifton I’ve seen.
0 x
Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves. ~Albert Einstein
Never kick a fresh turd on a hot day. ~Harry S. Truman

User avatar
M-5
GURU
GURU
Posts: 6924
Joined: Sat Feb 14, 2015 4:41 pm
Location: AT the FLORIDA STATE line checking papers

Re: Need a 4 day window

Postby M-5 » Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:58 pm

1982vett wrote:
M-5 wrote:
AKE wrote:What type of hay is that?

Technically it's still grass and won't be hay till it's dry but it's Tifton 85.

Dang.....I believe that’s the prettiest Tifton I’ve seen.

Thank you, like I said I've been blessed with rain and good conditions , 85 loves the N too.
0 x
"Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought." JFK

User avatar
snoopdog
Rancher
Rancher
Posts: 756
Joined: Sat Mar 25, 2017 5:16 am
Location: ne oklahoma

Re: Need a 4 day window

Postby snoopdog » Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:26 am

That looks gooooood
0 x
Being poor is the most expensive thing there is

User avatar
herofan
GURU
GURU
Posts: 1805
Joined: Wed Dec 28, 2011 7:46 pm
Location: Kentucky

Re: Need a 4 day window

Postby herofan » Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:55 pm

M-5 wrote:
AKE wrote:What type of hay is that?

Technically it's still grass and won't be hay till it's dry but it's Tifton 85.


Whew! I’m glad you cleared that up. I had no clue what he meant when he asked what kind of hay that was; not even the clues of people writing about mowing and the picture of your field helped. :roll:

I must say, though, it looks great!
0 x

User avatar
M-5
GURU
GURU
Posts: 6924
Joined: Sat Feb 14, 2015 4:41 pm
Location: AT the FLORIDA STATE line checking papers

Re: Need a 4 day window

Postby M-5 » Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:43 pm

85 is rolled , took a little doing , half inch of rain yesterday Teddered today at 12:30. Reraked at 3 started baleing at 4. Low humidity mild temps and clear blue sky.
0 x
"Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought." JFK

User avatar
True Grit Farms
GURU
GURU
Posts: 7606
Joined: Mon Jan 04, 2016 5:29 pm
Location: Middle Georgia

Re: Need a 4 day window

Postby True Grit Farms » Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:53 pm

It hasn't rained here at the house yet, but at the hayfields might be a different story. I had a good rain while I was cutting yesterday and it was still wet this afternoon. My millet is ready to bale tomorrow, rain permitting.
I'm ready to get after it and move to another project.
0 x
If we'd of know this we'd of picked our own cotton.


Return to “Grasses, Pastures and Hay”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 7 guests