Ugh, 97 here. The sprinkle was enough to keep us from baling. So hauled hay, took a nap and caught the end of a cowdog trial. Fun to watch but would have been nice to know what they were supposed to be doing. Much better than working in the heat!Well it’s a fine sunny Sunday. The temp just hit 103 F. It’s too dang hot for June. I may burst into flames
Let me know if have any at Bert's this year.A pleasant 95 here. Changed the irrigation first thing this morning. Went to church, got home and turned on the AC. There was 4 cows in my driveway when I got home. Same 4 cows were here yesterday and the dogs spotted them and chased them out of the driveway and down the road. Dogs aren't suppose to go down the road or chase cows without being told. So before I turned the dogs out of their kennel I hopped on my quad and I chased the cows down the road.
I drove by that dog trial yesterday. But they held several of them last year at Berts. So I have seen them before. I just kept driving. I had been up above Sumpter searching for a pole patch. I pretty much cleaned out the one I had been cutting at. I need another 100 poles to finish up the corral.
Crazy isn't it?! Most here are still at low, saw one at moderate. Told Mike it must be because all the grass is ate.I went to the USFS website Friday and found the email address for the district supervisor so I could send en email pleading for them to enact immediate fire restrictions. Their own damn site for the Spanish Fork ranger district show fire danger as LOW!!!!!!!
These idiots managing public lands have NO CLUE!!!!! I sent a scathing email and I doubt I will even get a reply. The desert ranges are tinder dry and the US Forest Service thinks it’s fine for city folks to have campfires??? What complete ineptitude!!! I firmly believe they want it to burn because it destroys ranchers and benefits their paid firefighters. To them it’s a win-win.
Absolutely! Did you ever go watch the cow and sheepdog trials that ranch up Beaver Creek Rd used to sponsor?Ugh, 97 here. The sprinkle was enough to keep us from baling. So hauled hay, took a nap and caught the end of a cowdog trial. Fun to watch but would have been nice to know what they were supposed to be doing. Much better than working in the heat!
The guy at the sale is correct. There are several leftover haystacks in the lower Columbia Basin and a few are disappearing as the ranchers see their 2nd cutting looking good. All the stacks I know of were held as a last resort because they had rain damage and are very stemmy. They have buyers for this hay at $150-$175 a ton and the hay buyers do all the loading and trucking. I have a feeling it will be heading out to Eastern Montana and Wyoming. Here is a last year's stack I walked by this morning. I don't see much value left here and maybe the reason it is still there. One broken open bail shows white mold.They are saying upper 70's here today and tomorrow. But back up to the 90's on Friday and for about 5 days. There is nothing about my Swedish ancestry or being raised on the north Washington coast that prepares me for hot weather. I am already wanting some frosty fall mornings.
I am keeping the water poured to the hay. I don't think I am getting much more growth but I am keeping it green until Bert is going to cut it. I talked to a guy at the sale on Thursday. He said there is lots of left over last year hay in stacks in the Columbia Basin. On the other side I hear from a man down in Burns who said the custom hay guy was ready anytime. The wild sub irrigated grass hay they normally put up about now just isn't there. Going to be an interesting year.