Spring muddy mess. What a pain!

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    • 1 Post By GallopingGuitarist
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        03-10-2013, 12:06 PM
    Spring muddy mess. What a pain!

    With the snow we got and now the warm up, I can't get a truck into the pasture to put out a round bale. Now I gotta try and find a couple small bales to get through till it dries out a lil. On a Sunday none the less. And when everyone round here is struggling to get hay as it is. This sucks. Ok I'll stop whining now......
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        03-10-2013, 12:08 PM
    Tis the season for the stinky mud pit to take over!
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        03-10-2013, 12:10 PM
    Green Broke
    Well... that stinks.. I wish it was muddy here.. or atleast some moisture.. we were supposed to get 10 inches.. of snow.. and we got about 5 seconds of spitting.. then the wind.. so NONE.. what so ever:(
        03-10-2013, 12:11 PM
    Green Broke
    Mud all winter here! I feel your pain!
        03-24-2013, 01:34 AM
    Rip up the big bale and carry put some of the pieces. Then store teh rest in your barn/shed/garage/livingroom until needed
        03-24-2013, 05:30 AM
    Depending on how deep your mud is, consider a set of tire chains. We don't get a lot of snow, but it's very wet and muddy in the winter here, and chains work in mud just as well as in snow. There are plenty of times that I can't get in the pasture without them.
        03-24-2013, 09:44 AM
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    Please don't moan!
    This time last year we, in the UK were having our summer. Talk of severe drought, ground cracking it was so dry and people sun bathing, it was that warm.

    It rained again in April and since then it has barely stopped.
    So, we have been living with mud for nigh on a year!
        03-24-2013, 10:39 AM
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    We have the same mud here and I can't get into the pasture with truck or tractor.
    What we do is lay down a series of tarps, opened up feed bags, or what ever works to keep the bale clean, and hand roll the bale across the mud to the location.
    If it is far, we stop and take the just rolled over tarp and spread it in front of the bale/tarp the bale is currently on, and move forward. Repeat until bale is in desired location.

    When that doesn't work, I cut the strings and fork it off into a tub, cart, or whatever, and carry it that way.
        03-24-2013, 05:36 PM
    I am so happy for the warmer weather and sunshine here! That means our snow is MELTING!!!! Yes it's going to be muddy, very muddy. We're going to have a lot of flooding. But, winter might be over! That's is awesome!
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        03-24-2013, 09:17 PM
    Phly, get the whole family to help roll the roundbale out to the pasture. Good family fun! Oh & take pics & post them here!

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