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First hay cut of the year!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by chickbea, Jun 8, 2007.

  1. chickbea

    chickbea Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2007
    Vermont
    All up and down the valley I live in the farmers are doing their first cutting of hay - it smelled so good driving to work this morning! I wanted to turn around and go back home to play with the chickens - not sit in my office all day...[​IMG]
     
  2. pawtraitart

    pawtraitart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know what you mean! My neighbor just cut his hay last weekend...and then it RAINED for 2 days. Hehe. All the luck. [​IMG]
     
  3. farmgirl2477

    farmgirl2477 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hopefully that means we will be getting hay around here! Its been so hard to get hay lately. Its the coastal hay they are having the biggest shortage on.

    IMO....you should have turn back around and played with youer chickies rather then sitting in the office all day <grin>

    Shannon
     
  4. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    I pay $15 a bale for alfalfa out here... and I keep getting JUNK! Send some of that nice stuff over my way!
     
  5. Royal Oaks Ranch

    Royal Oaks Ranch Out Of The Brooder

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    Here in Calif we are onto our 2cd cutting already..

    Alfalfa is outrageous.. But then again so are most types of hay.. I pay 10.00 a bale for grass hay, but its running about 110 to 120 Lb a bale.. So not as bad as some of you people [​IMG]
     
  6. xrayman

    xrayman Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:HOLY COW!!! $3 for alfalfa here in Iowa.

    First cutting is down here too, I love the smell.
     
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  7. chickbea

    chickbea Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2007
    Vermont
    Eeh! It amazes me how much some of you folks are having to shell out!
    Someone should rent a truck and load it with bales of hay and head South, like we do with the trees at Christmas time!
     
  8. Royal Oaks Ranch

    Royal Oaks Ranch Out Of The Brooder

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    We thought of that LOL.. But the expense to get it here, even driving your own rig, makes the price go way up... Hubby has Class A. could easily take a set of doubles to go get it, but the cost of time off, and the fuel just doesnt make it worth it
     
  9. marie_martin

    marie_martin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2007
    Grenada, MS
    We are about to pay $4.50 a bale for horse size bales, about 55# or so each. It is rediculous. I may be selling some of my goats for a while. Things are so tight with gas the way it is and everything has gone up.

    Marie
     
  10. okiechick57

    okiechick57 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:HOLY COW!!! $3 for alfalfa here in Iowa.

    First cutting is down here too, I love the smell.

    wow......I had thougth ours was high at 8 a bale........geesh..........how do farmers make it ?[​IMG][​IMG]
     

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