Not so free hay barn

Discuss grasses and how to grow and harvest them.
User avatar
jscunn
GURU
GURU
Posts: 1302
Joined: Mon Feb 07, 2005 9:52 am
Location: Northwest Florida

Re: Not so free hay barn

Postby jscunn » Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:34 am

I hope it isn't that short of a window, because we are in line for hay cutting after you.. LOL.. We are getting our first cutting of hay this summer. :bang:
0 x

User avatar
AZAggie
Cowhand
Cowhand
Posts: 135
Joined: Sat Jul 08, 2017 9:28 am
Location: Sayre OK

Re: Not so free hay barn

Postby AZAggie » Wed Aug 22, 2018 4:14 pm

That is nice!
0 x
"If everybody is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking."--General George S. Patton

User avatar
gizmom
GURU
GURU
Posts: 2800
Joined: Mon Oct 12, 2009 2:23 pm
Location: Molino Florida
Contact:

Re: Not so free hay barn

Postby gizmom » Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:31 pm

Thanks AZ it was originally built in the early 60’s sonot new but sure works for what we needed it for. it was a chore. Jscunn our hay man left our place heading to yours about mid day. Hopefully we can both get more hay in the barn this week!

Gizmom
0 x
Respect give it to get it!

User avatar
jscunn
GURU
GURU
Posts: 1302
Joined: Mon Feb 07, 2005 9:52 am
Location: Northwest Florida

Re: Not so free hay barn

Postby jscunn » Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:39 am

GM,
I am thankful for good neighbors.. Hopefully the rain will hold off and the hay equipment will hold up..
0 x

Texasmark
Rancher
Rancher
Posts: 571
Joined: Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:56 pm
Location: N. Texas

Re: Not so free hay barn

Postby Texasmark » Fri Aug 24, 2018 3:59 pm

Just struck me, the bales are the same length as they are in diameter. Are those 5x5s, or 4x4s?
0 x

User avatar
gizmom
GURU
GURU
Posts: 2800
Joined: Mon Oct 12, 2009 2:23 pm
Location: Molino Florida
Contact:

Re: Not so free hay barn

Postby gizmom » Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:28 pm

They are 4x5 I think!

Gizmom
0 x
Respect give it to get it!

User avatar
1982vett
GURU
GURU
Posts: 8449
Joined: Sun Feb 03, 2008 8:57 pm
Location: Central Texas

Re: Not so free hay barn

Postby 1982vett » Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:14 pm

gizmom wrote:They are 4x5 I think!

Gizmom

Being stacked as thy are the are as tall as the are wide as Texasmark said. Girt placemen of the second girt would typically be 7 ft. At least on all the metal buildings I worked on. Building is raised off the ground so bottom girt would be original floor height. First girt is 1 bale high. Using 5 ft for that bale puts the 3rd girt at 12 ft or roughly rage middle of the top bale. So bales are 5x5.

I
1 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

Kingfisher
GURU
GURU
Posts: 5040
Joined: Tue Jan 05, 2010 8:02 pm
Location: Austin Texas

Re: Not so free hay barn

Postby Kingfisher » Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:44 pm

Well...if it keeps raining you can have a Revival:)
0 x
Green grass cures alot of ills.
The dream is free. The hustle is sold separate.

User avatar
gizmom
GURU
GURU
Posts: 2800
Joined: Mon Oct 12, 2009 2:23 pm
Location: Molino Florida
Contact:

Re: Not so free hay barn

Postby gizmom » Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:02 pm

Jscunn uses the same fella to do his hay maybe he can jump in on the bale size. We got two more fields done this week so everything has been cut once. We have three fields that are ready to be cut again as soon as we get another window of opportunity.

Gizmom
0 x
Respect give it to get it!

User avatar
Jeanne - Simme Valley
GURU
GURU
Posts: 9173
Joined: Thu Dec 09, 2004 6:46 am
Location: Central Upstate New York
Contact:

Re: Not so free hay barn

Postby Jeanne - Simme Valley » Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:49 am

We have yet to get a "window" to do 2nd cutting. Getting late to get that done around here. Hoping for an Indian Fall.
0 x
Simme Valley of New York - http://www.SimmeValley.com
"We make a living by what we get,
we make a life by what we give."

User avatar
jscunn
GURU
GURU
Posts: 1302
Joined: Mon Feb 07, 2005 9:52 am
Location: Northwest Florida

Re: Not so free hay barn

Postby jscunn » Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:17 pm

4x5s based on we lay them on the side and can get 5 bales on a 28 ft trailer with some room to spare. 3 feet of space on the back if the stacker man isn't slacking. I know they aren't 5 ft tall when set flat end down. Our hay guy does a good job rolling them tight so they almost never sag. We got 135 bales rolled yesterday, with our rye grass hay would should be good for this winter.
GM,
I hope you get a window before he starts baling peanuts. I would appreciate a shower this week thou, no water in the mudholes for the first time all summer..
1 x

User avatar
Brute 23
GURU
GURU
Posts: 7393
Joined: Thu Apr 19, 2007 7:59 pm
Location: South Texas Gulf Coast

Re: Not so free hay barn

Postby Brute 23 » Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:51 pm

Very nice
0 x
Brimmer Pimpin Ain't Easy

"Don't let schooling interfere with your education" - Mark Twain

User avatar
1982vett
GURU
GURU
Posts: 8449
Joined: Sun Feb 03, 2008 8:57 pm
Location: Central Texas

Re: Not so free hay barn

Postby 1982vett » Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:03 am

jscunn wrote:4x5s based on we lay them on the side and can get 5 bales on a 28 ft trailer with some room to spare. 3 feet of space on the back if the stacker man isn't slacking. I know they aren't 5 ft tall when set flat end down. Our hay guy does a good job rolling them tight so they almost never sag. We got 135 bales rolled yesterday, with our rye grass hay would should be good for this winter.
GM,
I hope you get a window before he starts baling peanuts. I would appreciate a shower this week thou, no water in the mudholes for the first time all summer..

I stand corrected....
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

Ebenezer
GURU
GURU
Posts: 1093
Joined: Wed Nov 25, 2015 12:46 pm

Re: Not so free hay barn

Postby Ebenezer » Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:32 pm

Curious: how many bales per pair per year? Are you totally hay dependent each winter?
0 x

User avatar
gizmom
GURU
GURU
Posts: 2800
Joined: Mon Oct 12, 2009 2:23 pm
Location: Molino Florida
Contact:

Re: Not so free hay barn

Postby gizmom » Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:51 pm

Ebeezer

If we get moisture and temps stay in the right range we will have good winter pasture and hay to sell. We always like to make sure we have 4 bales per pair on hand in case moisture and tempature don’t cooperate. How many bales per pair do you plan for?

Gizmom
0 x
Respect give it to get it!


Return to “Grasses, Pastures and Hay”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 9 guests