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HAY MAKER

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> > Subject: FW: Jack
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> >>Jack wakes up at home with a huge hangover he can't believe. He forces
> >>himself to open his eyes, and the first thing he sees is a couple of
> >>aspirins next to a glass of water on the side
> >>table. And, next to them, a single red rose.
> >>
> >>Jack sits down and sees his clothing in front of him, all clean and
> >>pressed.
> >>
> >>Jack looks around the room and sees that it is in perfect order,
> >>Spotlessly clean. So is the rest of the house. He takes the aspirins,
> >>cringes when he sees a huge black eye staring back at him in the
> >>bathroom mirror and notices a note on the table: "Honey, breakfast
> >>is on the stove, I left early to go shopping--Love you!"
> >>
> >>He stumbles to the kitchen and sure enough, there is hot breakfast and
> >>the morning newspaper. His son is also at the table, eating. Jack asks,
> >
> >>"Son...what happened last night?"
> >>
> >>"Well, you came home after 3 A.M., drunk and out of your mind. You
> >>broke some furniture, puked in the hallway, and got that black eye when
> >
> >>you ran into the door."
> >>
> >>"So, why is everything in such perfect order, so clean, I have a rose,
> >>and breakfast is on the table waiting for me?"
> >>
> >>His son replies, "Oh THAT! Mom dragged you to the bedroom, and when
> >>she tried to take your pants off, you screamed, "Leave me alone, lady,
> >>I'm married!"
> >>
> >>
> >>Broken furniture - $85.26
> >>Hot Breakfast - $4.20
> >>Red Rose bud -$3.00
> >>Two Aspirins -$.38
> >>
> >>Saying the right thing, at the right time.........Priceless.
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Oh MY!!! must make a copy of this one for the cowboy at home...more than once i have "escorted" him safely to his pillow and had to remind him of his actions the night before....more than once, also, he has proven he can be trusted with a boys' night out in a man starved community!! bless you for the reminder!!

kris
 

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ranchwife said:
Oh MY!!! must make a copy of this one for the cowboy at home...more than once i have "escorted" him safely to his pillow and had to remind him of his actions the night before....more than once, also, he has proven he can be trusted with a boys' night out in a man starved community!! bless you for the reminder!!

kris


Man starved community :shock: Are they short on men or long on women :???: Or do the men date each other and don't enjoy the company of women :wink:
 

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Man starved community. Now that is my kind of place. Sort of like a bull in a pasture with 60 heifers all his own. Sounds like a lot of work but what a way to go. Please send directions and phone numbers of women looking for cowboys.
:D
 

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Man starved community. Now that is my kind of place. Sort of like a bull in a pasture with 60 heifers all his own. Sounds like a lot of work but what a way to go. Please send directions and phone numbers of women looking for cowboys.
:D

you would'nt like it up ther ALABAMA TO COLD,but then maybe those MONTANA GIRLS know how to keep a man warm.............good luck PS when you gonna start planting hay?
 

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I don't plant hay. But I expest to start cutting in May.
I plan to plant my field corn the next time the ground gets dry enough. That should be the first week in March.
I will wait to plant sweet corn when my girlfriend kicks the sheets off at night. that should be in April.
 

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I nitrated ryegrass yesterday. $250.00 PER TON! I remember fussing about going to $50.00 per ton.
Bama, did you go to the EPD sale? Heard there were some less than desirable chars there.
 

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the chars sold way bad. But then they did not look like much either. One even had a lump lanced on his jaw. They were short and thin.
The angus bull I pick out to bid on went for 4000+ the next high was like 2500. I guess I picked a good one but he went so high that I could not even get my hand raised.
Open heifers went from 900 to 850 each. I wish I had held on to my heifers and sold that day. I sold my March two months ago for 650.
 
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I nitrated ryegrass yesterday. $250.00 PER TON! I remember fussing about going to $50.00 per ton.

I may not have to worry about that this year- they're saying there is not much water for irrigation this year, unless things change drastically... No reason to put on fertilizer if you can't get the water on it- will just burn... So just think of the dollars I'm going to save......
 

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Oldtimer I sure hope you get some good rain in your hay.
I put out N on my rye grass pastures last Friday and Saturday. I should start to jump now in a few days. The weather as been in the high 70's for the last week but a little cool today down in the 60's. I have been sleeping with the window open though. the yellow flowers are all out and the pear trees are solid white. Spring is just around the corner.
 

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Oldtimer said:
Mike said:
I nitrated ryegrass yesterday. $250.00 PER TON! I remember fussing about going to $50.00 per ton.

I may not have to worry about that this year- they're saying there is not much water for irrigation this year, unless things change drastically... No reason to put on fertilizer if you can't get the water on it- will just burn... So just think of the dollars I'm going to save......

Rancher has already sent his money in for rain this year. :)
Wish I could send you some of ours. Getting ridiculous.
 
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Oldtimer I sure hope you get some good rain in your hay.
I put out N on my rye grass pastures last Friday and Saturday. I should start to jump now in a few days. The weather as been in the high 70's for the last week but a little cool today down in the 60's. I have been sleeping with the window open though. the yellow flowers are all out and the pear trees are solid white. Spring is just around the corner.

Springs coming here someday too- Temp was up to 51 today--beautiful out-- Saw geese going over heading north last couple of days.... We don't give up on rain around here until middle of June- Junes usually our wet month- one of the best years we had was really dry until June 21 when we got several inches...But pouring the fertilizer on without a chance of water is worse than going with none- at least without any you still get some crop- if you pour it on and get no rain or can't irrigate the whole thing burns up....
 

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You are exactly right OT. N causes faster growth at the expense of the roots. When you ain't got strong roots you got nothing.

I have noticed heavier weaning weights on calves up in the midwest, west and drier climates. We have to really push it down here to wean (adjusted) a calf at #800.
Any insights as to why?
 
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You are exactly right OT. N causes faster growth at the expense of the roots. When you ain't got strong roots you got nothing.

I have noticed heavier weaning weights on calves up in the midwest, west and drier climates. We have to really push it down here to wean (adjusted) a calf at #800.
Any insights as to why?

Mike- I don't remember much from my old grasses and range management class's, but I do remember that this old short grass has more protein in it than anywhere- might not look like much there, but it has a lot of OOMPH in whats there- really will put weight on yearlings.....Get a little rain early enough and it will come thru---Lot of times we find the same with the wheat crops where you get the moisture early to get it growing good and a hot period in the summer and end up with 18+ protein wheat....
Last year with all the moisture (snow and rain) we were lucky when we got 12 protein wheat-- Many didn't even get 10.....Last year with the lush spring grass was the first year I had a problem with grass tetany.......
 

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OT-get on a good mineral program and you won't ever have to worry about grass tetnany. (Sorry, couldn't resist. LOL!)

But you are right about the short grass packing a punch. We have done grass samples here in June, 18-19% protein!!

One fallacy is that when the grass dries out, it still has a lot of protein. It only has about 4% and that sometimes is on the high side. However, if we get some fall moisture and the green grass starts to grow, well, you know as well as I, that feed puts weight on the calves better than any grain.

This is suprising country. Doesn't take much rain, but does need some!!

I think I'll throw in with rancher and up the ante for moisture! I think he's got a good idea there.

Say, you guys hired a rainmaker a few years back. It seems to me like it has rained on NE Montana ever since. Am I correct?
 

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