Farming forum: Fickle February 2015

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Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
Charter ATP Member Greenhouse Cat Lover Raises cows Region: Wisconsin
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AnnaZ
Feb 1, 2015 12:41 PM CST
February came roaring in with snow and wind. The SU went and plowed enough to go and feed, but said he wasn't doing any more till it was done, since with the wind he'd just have to do it all over again.

The neighbor has a heifer he'd better come and get tomorrow.........she's bagging up and getting tight in the rear udder, and this morning has belly edema that she didn't have yesterday. I told him yesterday it might be a good thing if he could get her, but all his help was otherwise occupied. Wouldn't have hurt him to hook up the trailer and bring it over, as both the SU and I were here. Oh, well..........just don't want a calf on MY watch, since all the shelter there is is an open front shed.

I'm glad the woodpile is big; weather like this makes it shrink in a hurry, even tho we have an efficient furnace.
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Feb 1, 2015 2:50 PM CST
Hurry it is the 1st of February so maybe that means winter will soon be over.
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Feb 1, 2015 4:36 PM CST
Yeah, sure!
Porkpal
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
Feb 1, 2015 5:00 PM CST
porkpal said:Yeah, sure!


Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Keeper of Poultry Farmer Roses Raises cows
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
porkpal
Feb 1, 2015 5:50 PM CST
I am anxiously awaiting spring and the grass that she brings. With the days still quite short, I feel like all I do lately is feed animals. Our winter grasses came in well, but they can't keep up with all the grazing mouths, so I am feeding grain twice a day to the racehorse pensioners and hay to everyone. Even the chickens seem to be consuming more than the usual amount of feed. I guess the bug population is lacking too; their pasture still has plenty of grass.
Porkpal
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Feb 1, 2015 5:58 PM CST
Oh yes, pasture for the animals will be a big help on the feed bills.
Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
Charter ATP Member Greenhouse Cat Lover Raises cows Region: Wisconsin
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AnnaZ
Feb 1, 2015 6:53 PM CST
Here is some of our snow. Pffftttt.............Taken from my kitchen towards the barn, towards the greenhouse, and then the machine shed/shop. They might not be in that order, but I think you can figure it out. LOL


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Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Keeper of Poultry Farmer Roses Raises cows
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
porkpal
Feb 1, 2015 7:03 PM CST
Okay, at least I don't have to deal with that stuff! - But it is quite pretty...from here.
Porkpal
Name: Arlene
Grantville, GA (Zone 8a)
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abhege
Feb 1, 2015 8:47 PM CST
I was thinking the same thing, porkpal! Smiling
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
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Newyorkrita
Feb 2, 2015 8:00 PM CST
Groundhog here predicting an early spring. I sure do want that to be true!
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Keeper of Poultry Farmer Roses Raises cows
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
porkpal
Feb 2, 2015 10:11 PM CST
Did someone buy him off?
Porkpal
Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
Charter ATP Member Greenhouse Cat Lover Raises cows Region: Wisconsin
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AnnaZ
Feb 2, 2015 10:23 PM CST
Does the groundswine have a L O N G nose and are its rear parts on fire????
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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Roses Photo Contest Winner: 2016
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Newyorkrita
Feb 2, 2015 10:29 PM CST
Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious! Yes, Weather Predictors said that there is little chance of early spring around here considering the weather pattern. Crying Grumbling
Name: Kathleen Tenpas
Wickwire Corners NY (Zone 5a)
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! The WITWIT Badge Raises cows Region: New York Farmer
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Kathleen
Feb 3, 2015 11:49 AM CST
We will be auctioning the cows February 25. Not sure how I feel yet, although it is what we need to do.

Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Roses Photo Contest Winner: 2016
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Newyorkrita
Feb 3, 2015 12:00 PM CST
Kathleen said:We will be auctioning the cows February 25. Not sure how I feel yet, although it is what we need to do.


Group hug Less work afterwards.
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Keeper of Poultry Farmer Roses Raises cows
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
porkpal
Feb 3, 2015 12:35 PM CST
Dairy farming is just about the hardest, most demanding , unrelenting, work that there is - but it becomes your life... I hope all goes well!
Porkpal
Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
Charter ATP Member Greenhouse Cat Lover Raises cows Region: Wisconsin
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AnnaZ
Feb 3, 2015 3:09 PM CST
Kathleen, you will FINALLY have a life............ask me how I know this. I can care for the grandkids when DS#2 needs some "childcare". We can go places and thumb out noses at choretime...............we can go OVERNIGHT and not worry...............

Neighbor came and got his springing heifer yesterday. Whew! Glad she is out of here, I was beginning to worry a bit.

Snowing again.........oh, yay!
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
Charter ATP Member Seed Starter Tomato Heads I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Vegetable Grower Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge)
Birds Garden Ideas: Master Level Butterflies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Roses Photo Contest Winner: 2016
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Newyorkrita
Feb 3, 2015 6:01 PM CST
Good that she went home before she had a calf!

Anna, you are still one busy lady. You always seem to have a job lined up that needs doing.
Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
Charter ATP Member Greenhouse Cat Lover Raises cows Region: Wisconsin
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AnnaZ
Feb 3, 2015 7:19 PM CST
I have the Equity job Monday and Wednesdays and the third Saturday of the month. Then on the 4th Friday I do papers at another sale barn, just 5 miles from here. Keeps me out of mischief, I guess. Green Grin!
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Keeper of Poultry Farmer Roses Raises cows
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
porkpal
Feb 3, 2015 8:42 PM CST
Who takes your place when you are gone on a milking job?
Porkpal

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