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Posted April 23, 2014 - 05:49 PM

It's strange how you can have a part laying around for years. Something you don't really need. Then bam one day you need it. And on that day you can't find it lol


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Posted April 23, 2014 - 06:03 PM

Glad today has gone smoother for you!


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Posted April 23, 2014 - 06:12 PM

it really is neat that farms are like parts stores. our farm is over stocked with parts too that we will someday use.
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Posted April 23, 2014 - 07:40 PM

It's strange how you can have a part laying around for years. Something you don't really need. Then bam one day you need it. And on that day you can't find it lol

 

Yep, that was the amazing part......I actually found it!


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Posted April 24, 2014 - 03:27 PM

Finally got the alfalfa/orchard grass drilled in.  Had all sorts of issues getting a proper setting.  The coated alfalfa seed throws off suggested settings, and the orchard grass has no spot on the drill chart.  Guessed for the alfalfa, and kinda went by the fescue suggested setting.  Got to do a few more small chores, then feed silage to call it a day.  Had to make 2 runs to town for more seed.  Should have just loaded up the 1st time & just taken back what I didn't use.  We're seeded at the high end, but that's ok.  A thicker stand will help choke weeds.


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Posted April 24, 2014 - 03:35 PM

Finally got the alfalfa/orchard grass drilled in.  Had all sorts of issues getting a proper setting.  The coated alfalfa seed throws off suggested settings, and the orchard grass has no spot on the drill chart.  Guessed for the alfalfa, and kinda went by the fescue suggested setting.  Got to do a few more small chores, then feed silage to call it a day.  Had to make 2 runs to town for more seed.  Should have just loaded up the 1st time & just taken back what I didn't use.  We're seeded at the high end, but that's ok.  A thicker stand will help choke weeds.

 

Daniel that coated Alfalfa seed tends to flow faster ... so yes it is way harder to gage the settings . A good thing you weren't using the new Roundup Ready Alfalfa at $465.00 a bag. Im sure your seeding will be just fine , thicker is always better than thinner when seeding.


As soon as it dries up, the corn planters will be going crazy up here . You guys planting corn yet?



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Posted April 24, 2014 - 03:36 PM

Is corn going in the plow day area again or something else?



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Posted April 24, 2014 - 03:43 PM

It's strange how you can have a part laying around for years. Something you don't really need. Then bam one day you need it. And on that day you can't find it lol

 

What happens to me is I spend an hour or 2 looking for it and then remember I used it on another project! :wallbanging: :wallbanging: :wallbanging:


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Posted April 24, 2014 - 04:58 PM

I can't tell you how many time I have needed a part that I know I have and had no idea where it got put (Usually where it "wouldn't get lost"). Glad you found yours and got rolling again.


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Posted April 24, 2014 - 05:11 PM

Daniel that coated Alfalfa seed tends to flow faster ... so yes it is way harder to gage the settings . A good thing you weren't using the new Roundup Ready Alfalfa at $465.00 a bag. Im sure your seeding will be just fine , thicker is always better than thinner when seeding.


As soon as it dries up, the corn planters will be going crazy up here . You guys planting corn yet?

 

Hmmm....they told me that being the coating makes the seed larger that I might have to open the setting a bit wider! No wonder I used so much more!   The last 7 acres I shut it down a lot, but ended up having to set it down even lower & go over that 7 acres again to empty the seeder.  Oh well, I got an education on coated alfalfa seed!

  I'm not planting yet.  I'm on my Coop's spray list, so as soon as I know they are on their way, then I'll start.  I'm not in any hurry yet.

 

Is corn going in the plow day area again or something else?

 

Constant corn, except part of it has wheat that I'll be rolling for hay.  Not even sure where the plow day will be.  Depending on circumstances, it may return to up at Josh's place.


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Posted April 24, 2014 - 05:20 PM

Glad you got the hay planted! We'll plow whatever you give us, Daniel!


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Posted April 25, 2014 - 07:50 AM

Got 1" of rain early this morning.  Great timing for seeding the hay field.  Now I have the AM milking finished & 13 cows separated for hoof trimming.  Gonna be a long hard day.  If I don't get them all trimmed, I'll at least give it a shot.  


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Posted April 25, 2014 - 07:58 AM

Hope the cows cooperate some with having their nails done. What color of polish do the girls like?



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Posted April 25, 2014 - 08:41 AM

Man, not sure if I could handle trimming cattle. I have a hard enough time trimming goats hooves. Thankfully their kicks aren't too powerful, unlike the horse I had. She almost broke the farrier's ribs with a kick.

 

Save me about 60 bales of alfalfa until plow day HAHA



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Posted April 25, 2014 - 10:50 AM

Got 5 cows trimmed this morning, and already worn down.  Hoping lunch revives me, once that "I just ate slump" passes.    9 more to go.  Thought it was 13, but I separated 14.  I made sure I got 2 of the worst cases done this morning, and they both trimmed up nicely.  Those 2 also had severe heel warts on one foot each that I had to cut off & pack with bandage & meds.


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