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post #11 of 16 Old 12-25-2011, 10:39 PM
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; some parts of the yard almost look like they could stand to be mowed

I am jealous!!!
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post #12 of 16 Old 12-26-2011, 08:52 AM
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I am jealous!!!
I keep telling myself to stop being exasperated and be thankful - lol lol

We went from an extreme drought a few years back that nearly wiped out the main pasture to bushhogging five times this year. Three times is average. We spent a fortune in farm diesel this year.

We aren't that anal believe me; the pastures were at the top of the big farm tractor's front tires each time. It was just unbelievable.

The last time we mowed the yard was the second week in November. There's a section of the barnyard that could stand to be mowed but I refuse to "see" it when I'm out there - lol lol
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post #13 of 16 Old 12-26-2011, 09:06 AM
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Everything around us is brown. We would normally have at least a foot of snow by now. The horses are fed hay 24/7. When we go riding along the roads, they want to stop and munch on the brown, dried up grass. They are just piggies. They must think they are being starved, lol. I agree that it would be the same as hay.
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post #14 of 16 Old 12-26-2011, 11:20 PM
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Yay another poster from Kansas!!! What kind of grass do you have? I have buffalo grass, and it's great in the spring, summer, and fall, but it's totally dead in the winter. My horse is getting a lot of hay right now lol. And we had a MUDDY Christmas...No white Christmas..*sigh* typical Kansas. In January, I bet it's going to snow 10ft.
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post #15 of 16 Old 12-28-2011, 06:01 AM
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It rained all night here. Usually I'm knee deep in snow by now. The horses were grazing on grass yesterday afternoon. Just an inch or two of snow was out there. I'm guessing sunrise will show me more grass.

I have a snow mobile club across the street from the east corner of my property. A major snowmobile corridor passes through the back of my pasture in the winter. Not a lick of snow on the trail, normally I have several hundred snow machines pass in a day. Some years the snowmobiles have saved my bacon by keeping the back gate open for me and plowing a big pad where I could get in and out and put round bales out.

Somehow I've a feeling that I'm going to pay for the mild weather. When the snow starts I'm betting it will be relentless.
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post #16 of 16 Old 12-30-2011, 12:22 PM
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We've been clearing out brush and trees from our fifteen acres. It's been slow going because we have to do it mostly by hand. We do have one chainsaw, but it's hard to keep it running with all the hardwoods and cedar we have to cut. We did finally get about five acres cleared off, and planted some winter rye in October - just to see if anything would grow, how well it would grow...sort of a poor man's soil test.

That rye came on like gangbusters, and is STILL growing. We've been turning the horses out on it every few days. It's helping to supplement their hay, and with it growing the way it is, there has to be some nutrition in it. We are very much regretting that we didn't put any fertilizer out when we drilled the seed - we'd really have a nice stand, if we had fertilized it!

We don't turn the horses out if it's muddy, because I don't want them tearing up the ground before I can get some good turf going. We used to run four horses on our place and they couldn't keep up with the grass that was growing. Hopefully, careful management and a little more hard work will result in a really nice pasture again.

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