"I live in northern SD and we have a field of alfalfa that is about 20 miles from home and also our farm/ pasture leases of almost 6000 acres are from 10 miles to about 17 miles from home. For where I live its just how things are and…"
"Sounds like a nice herd, we are a cross between, black angus, and gelbvieh, were useing the gelbvieh to get females, weve got two seasons of real good ones, now we are gonna go back into angus and sim-angus so our production goes back up! i hear you…"
"This is part of my herd of black angus and black baldies.. hope all is well out your way. My summer has been terrible...we had a alot of hay to put up and couldn't get to it all... Now I will have to buy a lilttle to make up for that. Jacki"
Sounds like a nice herd, we are a cross between, black angus, and gelbvieh, were useing the gelbvieh to get females, weve got two seasons of real good ones, now we are gonna go back into angus and sim-angus so our production goes back up! i hear you on being way behind, with rain all october we hardly got any crops in but were close now we just have to quit early to dry corn, should be done shortly after thanksgiving!! we finshed up all our hay in late septemeber and got it all in the barn or under a tarp thank goodness! good luck this winter
I live in the Shanadoa Valley in VA. We raise crops for our livestock and we raise cattle. I have my own small farm but I work on a large purebreed herd of Angus. Ya I think its getting hard to make it in this way of life all over!
hi jackie! thanks for the comment. i don't know much about meat goats. and really all i know about milk goats is what i've learned from owning a couple for the past few months. it's been a learning experience for me, and i highly recommend goats! they're so friendly, and very man-handle-able.
Hi there Jackie! I went to the Hay Expo and I was there all day, but I didn't get to see the balers go! I got there at 9:00am and left at 3:00pm and didn't see the balers go. The hay must of been to wet! I went the first day so they might of baled on the 2nd day, I don't know. It's a four hour drive from my farm one way to the hay expo, so we left early in the morning! Sorry I can't tell you about the balers! I really wanted to see the balers myself too!
We grow year round produce for retail and wholesale operations.
That is a plastic mulch laying machine "plastic machine" used to hold in fumigant, retain heat units and apply drip irrigation. The plastic mulch also helps with weed control. We have to wait about 2 weeks to let the fumigant do it job and not kill the live transplants we will hand set with another machine.
Jackie, you didn't get any of the big 7 inch rains that hit to the North of you then? Bismarck/ Mandan
We are extremely wet, and very humid now, but I will take the heat, our grass has been slow. We haul most of our cattle, as we summer them 60 miles from home. We have one 160 acre pasture a couple miles from home that we trail the pairs to, but this year all the roads were washed out, so we had to go 10 miles to go 2 with the pick up and trailer.
We raise primarily Galloway cattle, with some Angus and a few of the Angus/Galloway crosses.
Hope you keep getting rain, I know you are in a much drier climate than this end of the state.
Hey Jackie, How are U? No, I haven't found anything yet, but have not givin' up hope. I was workin' as a sheetmetal fabricator for one of the race teams here, but have since been laid off. Still doin' some side work to make ends meet. I am ready to get back into farming, I pretty much grew up on a farm up north. Work alot of years for one family, they grew tobbaco,grain corn,sod,hay, and had around 50 head a cattle at one time or another. I really wish I had stuck with the farming, but it is not to late to get back into it. I have recently looked at going back to school, maybe try to get an AG Degree. I'll keep you informed. Hope you dont mind I added you as a friend, thanks for checkin' in. Hope all is well in SD, things are movin' along in NC. Talk to you later.
Daylight does do bad things to certain varieties that is why we test, but other varieties grow HUGE. I have grown dinner plate dahlias for several years but decided to try a dwarf variety to mass plant out in the field, (seed came from the Denali seed company up here) they aren't doing so well. I just got back from checking them out...looks like they have fertilizer burn : ( they will pull though, just hope now that I will get some flowers before fall !! ...my dinner plates at the house already have buds, I will post pics !!