We have had cooler temperatures in Kansas and lots of rain but this cool season grass didn't get the benefit from this weather. It was already mature by the time the rains hit. So the yield from this hay crop is terrible! This field usually makes enough hay to feed our cows for the majority of the winter. Absolutely NOT this year!
But the rains have been helping the warm season native grass, so there is plenty of grass in the pastures! We will be able to keep cows out in the pasture later, possibly long enough to make up for the deficit in hay.
I love this field--it is right in front of our house! It is around 200 acres (an acre is the size of a football field!) and has been planted to brome grass for many years.
I rarely have any trouble in this field--meaning I don't have to stop for anything and I don't have to even get out of the tractor to fix anything. So I wear my flip flops! Just my little streak of independence!
There is my neighbor harvesting wheat in the next field over! Lots of farmers were working this holiday season!
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