We have been blessed in central Illinois. I took a photo out of my house window Aug. 15 and the grass was emerald green, just like it should be May 15. So, I have lots of forage.
Pumpkin spice latté anyone? Last week the ever-popular drink flavor was already available. On Sept. 1, I had to look twice at the date. Hard to believe it is already September. Fall always sneaks up on me.
Hello from Graze-N-Grow. Cooler and less humid conditions lately allowed for good hay baling weather around here. I spent several days helping my friend, Richard, tedding, raking and hauling hay when September arrived.
We cut hay this past week to dry for baling. It did get a light sprinkle on it early this evening. It wasn’t enough to be measurable or to even rinse the dust off of my truck. But it was humid enough that the hay didn’t dry much today.
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Controlling alfalfa harvest is an important value of making baleage.
Another week has passed with very little rain coming to fruition. Dad cut our third-crop hay on Monday morning. The heat and high humidity made for a poor week to get hay dry.
Thoughts that parts of Indiana might suffer from drought because of the hot, dry weather that occurred at the beginning of summer quickly disappeared three weeks ago when heavy rainfall events began.
Hay season is in full swing in Indiana, and there’s plenty of time to enter the Hoosier Hay Contest. The deadline to submit hay samples is Sept. 15.
I have a love/hate relationship with hay season on our farm. The goal of course is to harvest at a time when the grasses and/or legumes are at just the right stage of maturity.