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Cure for January cabin fever ? Cut hay on January 25th !


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On 1/25/22 I drive by my Nieghbor Eddie’s Alfalfa field and I see a swather rolling .

He tells me , I need to clean it off for fertilizer app. So I am cutting for green chop .

on 1/26/22 He is rolling one windrow in and later will roll the four into one for the chopper . He said this is the earliest he has clipped for green chop .

we had good rains in Nov & Dec. and January has been very foggy and in last week we are seeing 65 degree days and hazy sun .

BTW this is same field that we did nite baling with my #71 baler project last August .

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tony 

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I was going to say something bad about your weather but then I had a thought. It would be neat to have my baler be able to pick up snow, that would make some big snowballs! 

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Ah man!!! 😩 Tony!! I’ve been stuck in the house the last 2 weeks with a nasty head cold, or covid? And now that makes want to go outside, but there’s nothing outside my door other than snow and cold!! 

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3 hours ago, Tonyinca said:

On 1/25/22 I drive by my Nieghbor Eddie’s Alfalfa field and I see a swather rolling .

He tells me , I need to clean it off for fertilizer app. So I am cutting for green chop .

on 1/26/22 He is rolling one windrow in and later will roll the four into one for the chopper . He said this is the earliest he has clipped for green chop .

we had good rains in Nov & Dec. and January has been very foggy and in last week we are seeing 65 degree days and hazy sun .

BTW this is same field that we did nite baling with my #71 baler project last August .

few pictures 

tony 

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Ahhhh the smell of fresh cut hay! Nice

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My neighbor, who was the nicest man you would ever meet, but was not the greatest farmer, had mowed hay in every month of the year. He had a large farm that he inherited that was adjacent to my dads place. He was mowing a large amount of the property for hay. He chronically could not get things done on time, and couldn’t get the hay mowed in the summer. Most of the time he just wouldn’t do anything with it, but if hay got high, he would go cut some and bale it. He always told a story of a guy he was selling hay to and he had bought all that he had. He said it was really good hay and told him he wanted to buy some more. He told him he didn’t have any, but he guessed he could go mow some more if he wanted it, this was probably in January and in Missouri. The guy couldn’t believe that he would be mowing hay now and there was no way he was interested in buying anything like that. He said, well that’s what you’ve been getting. 

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