Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Sleep needed!

Just thought I would let you know I am still alive, just that sleep is needed. After surviving the county fair with about 5 hours of sleep a night, we moved right into 4th cutting of alfalfa hay. Yesterday (Monday) we started cutting our 100 acres of hay, and today we finished cutting and chopped it all. 100 acres of 4th cutting hay should have filled at least 7/8 of a silage bag, but since we have been SO DRY it only filled about 1/3 of a bag. This means we will have to make more corn silage for the cows in order to have enough feed to feed the cows this winter. Corn silage will be starting in a few short weeks, so we will have to do some planning before then. Our alfalfa was beautiful, but so we hope for rain for a better 5th cutting of alfalfa in September. I will add more info from the fair hopefully tomorrow ;)


  1. Stumbled on your blog via another blog that linked to both of us and I was so delighted! There are so few good dairy blogs to read and I can tell that yours will be one. Glad to have found you.

  2. thanks for the add! I appreciate the positive comments, I hope you can continue to enjoy the ramblings of this MN dairy farmer =)


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