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  1. Has anyone used one of these Dewalt fencing staplers? I stumbled across it the other day while looking into a Stockade stapler. List price is $599 for the bare tool. Staples for these things appear to run about $5 a pound as compared to half that for loose barbed staples. https://www.dewalt.com/products/power-tools/nailers-and-staplers/staplers/20v-max-xr-9-ga-cordless-fencing-stapler-tool-only/dcfs950b
  2. I put up some 9-49-12 high tensile last year for sheep fencing. Would have liked to try Tornado wire, but I guess I was too cheap. Mine came from Kencove. Appears to have been made in Mexico. Do you see a difference in the quality of different brands of tensile wire? They all seem to have the same types of knots available.
  3. Wonder how many of todays new tractors will still be earning their keep in 2091?
  4. Albert Lea seed house has a good bit of information on milletts on their website, I've never planted any. I've had excellent results raising soybeans for forage. Feed quality is comparable to alfalfa. Just regular full season beans will do just fine. Drill them at a high population. I baled and wrapped mine, ground them in the vertical tmr mixer. Wouldn't hesitate to do it again if I needed high quality dairy forage. I would not recomend dry baling, the cows will pick through the leaves and leave a pile stems. Once I planted last of April, harvested the beans mid July, replanted and took another crop late September. That year I planted forage beans from Eagle seed in Arkansas if I remember correctly. They were something like a group 9 indeterminate variety. They got taller with larger leaves than regular beans but I'm not sure there would be much advantage in a short season.
  5. If I had to choose between the two islands.... I just might choose the penal colony.🤠
  6. Alfalfa likes well drained soil, and a ph of 6.5 to 7. A good stand of high yielding alfalfa will use a good amount of potash, I also like to add 20 lbs of sulpher, preferably in the form of gypsum to potentially get some benefit from the calcium as well. Without the dairy herd I've gotten away from seeding a pure stand of alfalfa. I went kind of low budget this year, 12 lbs. of $120 a bag alfalfa, 2 1/2 lbs orchard grass, 3 lbs tall fescue, and 2 lbs medium fescue. Total cost was $100/acre for seed. Nurse crop of oats will either be combined or harvested as balage. Seed cost for that was about $25/acre. Put 100 lb 18-46-0 and 250 lb 0-0-60 on for fertilizer. Cost was about $65/acre, potash levels in that field were pretty low. Seeded into soybean stubble.
  7. Wife snapped this one, darned dogs wallowing down the rye.
  8. The deer are a vermin, but the little guys are so darn cute.
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