Most of the hay meadows got cut yesterday afternoon. It is looking good. Will, who was mowing said it was really heavy. We will see when we count bales. That swather really cuts. It has a 16 foot header and I clocked him at 11 mph.
I have a few hundred more if you need something to doYesterday I looked out at the front field. Something didn't look right. Went out to investigate. Beaver had cut a tree down. Over the fence and on top of freshly cut hay. had to clean up the tree. No more Mr. Niceguy, this is war. At about 8:30 last night I set a lawn chair down by the river. No more than sat down and the beaver came swimming by. 12 gauge 3 inch magnum with #2 lead shot at about 40 feet. That beaver ain't chewing down anymore trees.
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There is no shortage of them. Last year the neighbor trapped 5 of them right there.You just killed the mascot for Oregon State University!!!!!! Oh the horror.
Thanks I am good. Back in the 80's I ran a long line trap line. I have caught as many as 12 in a day. It is a shame that they aren't worth anything today.I have a few hundred more if you need something to do
Actually the ones that the neighbor trapped last winter were for his brother in law. He had them tanned and the plan was to get enough to make a beaver hide bed spread. I think that is for sleeping on very cold nights with all the windows open.With the price of a 100X beaver felt hat, maybe you should look into processing some pure beaver pelt to felt. Shoot the beaver in the head with a 22 and save the shotgun for the ducks that will provide the feathers for the rattlesnake hatbands. I see a new Durkee business in the making, Burnt River Ranch Attire. Things like pure beaver hats with rattlesnake duck feathered bands, mountain sheep skin chaps, and cougar skin gloves.
They have yet to cut the second cutting of alfalfa here.
That would make a great outdoors sleeping bag cover. Waterproof and wind resistant.Actually the ones that the neighbor trapped last winter were for his brother in law. He had them tanned and the plan was to get enough to make a beaver hide bed spread. I think that is for sleeping on very cold nights with all the windows open.
No, we only get about 10-12 inches of rain annually. Here most people who are feeding hay to their own cows don't cover the stacks. Those who are selling hay cover theirs. Those selling to the export market cover the top and the sides. Up stream from me toward Hereford and Unity they get a lot more snow. Up there you see a lot of hay sheds.Do you cover those stacks?