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  • so you wanna be in the hay business???

    ever wonder why hay can be expensive ?
    or how we are spending monday afternoon

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    Tamara in TN
    Production Acres,Pro A Welsh Cobs
    I am one of the last 210,000 remaining full time farmers in America.We feed the others.

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    I would have to say that I've learned from you - that I don't want to be in the hay business. (And that I wished you lived closer ).
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    • #3
      Oh no Tam... I know why hay is expensive. I spent the better part of my youth dealing with it and flat refuse to stack hay now. Nothing like 300 - 400 square bales and a nice 102 degree Texas summer day to collect, move, & stack it on. UGH! Major props for doing what you do but I'll happily pay you to do the grunt work while the horses enjoy it.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by cowgirljenn View Post
        I would have to say that I've learned from you - that I don't want to be in the hay business. (And that I wished you lived closer ).

        ditto
        "You can't really debate with someone who has a prescient invisible friend"
        carolprudm

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        • #5
          Oy!

          Thank God for big farm implements
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            #6
            Originally posted by ChocoMare View Post
            Oy!

            Thank God for big farm implements
            well thus far the CAT is unable to move them...they may have to unload right there in the driveway

            Tamara in TN
            Production Acres,Pro A Welsh Cobs
            I am one of the last 210,000 remaining full time farmers in America.We feed the others.

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            • #7
              I can't even tell where the road is supposed to be.

              On a side note, where do you get those giant tarps with all the straps and D-rings? Some day I want a set for the flat bed trailer...
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              • #8
                removed... too icky for public consumption
                Last edited by NJRider; Dec. 13, 2010, 02:17 PM.
                "The sea was angry that day, my friends - like an old man trying to send back soup in a deli"

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                • #9
                  Just ... yuck!

                  (did they really think that was gonna go down your road today?)

                  *shudder*
                  "One person's cowboy is another person's blooming idiot" -- katarine

                  Spay and neuter. Please.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by NJRider View Post
                    How about this for the hay business?
                    Check out this video on YouTube:

                    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__Co6...e_gdata_player
                    Just and
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                    • #11
                      Sorry about that link, I realize how that it is NOT appropioate for this forum!
                      "The sea was angry that day, my friends - like an old man trying to send back soup in a deli"

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                      • #12
                        Oh no Tamara. Our daughter lives in Franklin and she called last night and told us it took them 2 hours to go from the kennel to their home. And, she grew up in Wisconsin so it's not like she has not driven in the snow. Yuk, hope you dig out soon. Good luck.
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                          #13
                          Originally posted by wsmoak View Post
                          I can't even tell where the road is supposed to be.

                          On a side note, where do you get those giant tarps with all the straps and D-rings? Some day I want a set for the flat bed trailer...
                          I think it is called Mountain Tarps or some such...we will not take a delivery unless it is tarped in this way

                          yep here you go...when you are serious about keeping something tarped :
                          http://www.mountaintarp.com/
                          Tamara in TN
                          Last edited by Tamara in TN; Dec. 13, 2010, 02:49 PM.
                          Production Acres,Pro A Welsh Cobs
                          I am one of the last 210,000 remaining full time farmers in America.We feed the others.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by monstrpony View Post
                            Just ... yuck!

                            (did they really think that was gonna go down your road today?)

                            *shudder*
                            well between our scrapers and the county's salt we have the main 1.5 mile pretty clean,we never thought someone would turn up the driveway back to the houses we never clean that part...
                            there are 4 trucks coming today,one in the ditch,one safe in the barn yard and 2 more en route

                            Tamara in TN
                            Production Acres,Pro A Welsh Cobs
                            I am one of the last 210,000 remaining full time farmers in America.We feed the others.

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                              #15
                              update

                              for the folks playing along at homethe truck somehow managed to come out from under the load and is now separate from the trailer that the Telehandler is unloading 3 bales at a time...

                              this is the telehandler in warmer weather duty
                              http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pi...00000863581005


                              once unloaded they will have to lift the trailer back to the road bed,pull the semi out forward...re hook and probably one of the men here will have to drive him out and around as he will still not know where the road bed stops and starts...

                              then they will start to unload the other truck waiting in the barn

                              Tamara in TN
                              Production Acres,Pro A Welsh Cobs
                              I am one of the last 210,000 remaining full time farmers in America.We feed the others.

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                              • #16
                                Ooohhh--now I get it. It was incoming, and he didn't realize he was there already.

                                I thought it looked like the road to the house, thought maybe you had a hidden secret escape route up that way for big trucks.

                                Anyhow, no. No desire to find myself in this situation, I get nervous enough going down my own straight driveway in the snow!

                                (I assume that does not mean three *small* bales at a time ... )
                                "One person's cowboy is another person's blooming idiot" -- katarine

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                                  #17
                                  Originally posted by monstrpony View Post
                                  Ooohhh--now I get it. It was incoming, and he didn't realize he was there already.

                                  I thought it looked like the road to the house, thought maybe you had a hidden secret escape route up that way for big trucks.

                                  Anyhow, no. No desire to find myself in this situation, I get nervous enough going down my own straight driveway in the snow!
                                  well we actually do if the ground is frozen deep enough, we do have an escape route

                                  Tamara in TN
                                  Production Acres,Pro A Welsh Cobs
                                  I am one of the last 210,000 remaining full time farmers in America.We feed the others.

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                                  • #18
                                    The pond I see in the background? Tee hee!
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                                      #19
                                      Originally posted by TheJenners View Post
                                      The pond I see in the background? Tee hee!
                                      one of 11 that we have

                                      Tamara in TN
                                      Production Acres,Pro A Welsh Cobs
                                      I am one of the last 210,000 remaining full time farmers in America.We feed the others.

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                                      • #20
                                        all I can say is I am VERY VERY SORRY!! That looks like a nightmare! My Dad makes hay for a living and he is VERY glad we have not had any snow yet this year, it makes delivery so much easier! Not an easy business in ANY season that is just a mess!!!!! Good Luck!
                                        Kim
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