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  • Anyone else have grass coming in already?!?

    Unbelievable. I've got a green tinge in several paddocks and around the house already.
    I'm in the Southeast, but still...it's only January 2nd!!!!

    Anyone else?
    You're entitled to your own opinion, not your own facts!

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    Could be annual bluegrass. It usually starts showing up at around this time of year.
    "Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil, and you're a thousand miles from the corn field." --Dwight D Eisenhower

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    • #3
      No, we have had no rain in the past 3 months, and the hard freezes have turned everything brown here. I've seen a few tiny blades in the areas where I dump the water buckets or let the hose run before filling, that's it.
      There are friends and faces that may be forgotten, but there are horses that never will be. - Andy Adams

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      • #4
        Definitely none here, other than the grass that didn't freeze before we got snow on it, but being in Eastern Ontario that's sort of normal. But, my mare is shedding already, which has to be a record!
        ~~Some days are a total waste of makeup.~~

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        • #5
          We've had grass for awhile in CA. We had a COLD summer, THEN it finally warmed up in the fall and we got rain, which is unusual. We had enough rain and enough warm weather that the grass got a good start, which is unusual. The horses can't resist trying to snarf it all they can. Of course it's COLD now, so it won't grow a lot more, but should keep going. We normally don't grass until spring.

          I've seen a little shedding, too.

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          • #6
            Nope...not here in my part of VA which is supposed to be the mildest climate area in the state. I say supposed to be as we just had a historic blizzard which melted in a week, it has rained, and now we have historic mud!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by MunchkinsMom View Post
              No, we have had no rain in the past 3 months, and the hard freezes have turned everything brown here. I've seen a few tiny blades in the areas where I dump the water buckets or let the hose run before filling, that's it.
              we are the same. No grass. My neighbor has winter rye coming up in an area she waters but that is it.
              "Sometimes you just have to shut up and color."

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                #8
                Really bizarre. It's definitely not winter rye and I've only ever seeded with bermuda.
                We did a lot of work on the pastures this past summer, aerating, fertilizing, etc. I wonder if that's having an effect?

                I'm crossing my fingers that Mother Earth thinks it's Spring already!
                You're entitled to your own opinion, not your own facts!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by jvanrens View Post
                  Definitely none here, other than the grass that didn't freeze before we got snow on it, but being in Eastern Ontario that's sort of normal. But, my mare is shedding already, which has to be a record!

                  Italics are mine - I noticed my gelding is starting to shed over the past several days - especially as the days started getting longer. . .
                  "Never do anything that you have to explain twice to the paramedics."
                  Courtesy my cousin Tim

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                  • #10
                    I wish!

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                      #11
                      I'm going to visit my young horse tomorrow, I'll look and see if anyone else has a hint of green.
                      We're supposed to get more winter weather Mon/Tues so it might all go away
                      You're entitled to your own opinion, not your own facts!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by baysngreys View Post
                        Unbelievable. I've got a green tinge in several paddocks and around the house already.
                        I'm in the Southeast, but still...it's only January 2nd!!!!

                        Anyone else?
                        You suck!!!!!!! And this is why: we are expected to get 15-20cm of snow starting today(and that's an addition of the 8" we already have on the ground) with temps going down to -30! oh and don't forget that awesome windchill!!

                        There is some serious cases of the winter grumblies over here!

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                          #13
                          Okay, so grass coming in ALL over town. This is nuts!
                          No wonder people like to come down here (Aiken) in winter. Heck I came for a weekend 7 years ago and stayed!

                          I fear it wont last tho, forecast is for sleet on Monday.
                          You're entitled to your own opinion, not your own facts!

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                          • #14
                            I have alot of SNOW coming in already....

                            Someone said you suck.
                            “Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” Peter Drucker

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                            • #15
                              I've got one patch of grass on a fairly protected piece of lawn. When the snow got rained away last week, it looked pretty green. Alas, I let my guy graze on it for about 5 minutes once before the Christmas snow, and again last week, and both times he ended up with a gas bubble about 24 hrs later. So, enjoy the visual but be careful about letting anyone munch on it too much! I think it's pretty stressed now and putting out too much sugar for a hind gut that's living on hay this time of year.
                              "One person's cowboy is another person's blooming idiot" -- katarine

                              Spay and neuter. Please.

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                              • #16
                                Don't know... mine's under 3ft of snow....

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                                • #17
                                  Yep, we've got grass coming up too - we're about 40 miles from Aiken. It's definitely the bermuda coming in. I really hope that Monday's forecast of wintery weather doesn't kill it!
                                  www.longleafsporthorses.com

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                                  • #18
                                    We had one field that never went brown. It's completely surrounded by trees and the grass is longish. The horses haven't been on that field because it isn't fenced in. I'm not completely sure why it never browned out. Every other field is brown, no hint of green yet. We have a couple inches of snow on the ground right now, so I don't think we'll see green for a while. I'm hoping for an early spring now, can't wait to stop feeding tons of hay!
                                    come what may

                                    Rest in peace great mare, 1987-2013

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                                      #19
                                      Nevermind - everythings gone white now. Snow, sleet and ice, oh my! Can't imagine any growing thing living thru this.
                                      You're entitled to your own opinion, not your own facts!

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                                      • #20
                                        I'll let you know when the 2" of snow melts! So much for moving south for better weather!


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