Bale Spear Reboot

Our bale spear has been with us for a few years now.  It’s been through two states and two tractors …

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First Barley Harvest

It doesn’t seem like it’s been over a week already, but time passes quickly on a farm this time of …

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Testing Forage Moisture

The last time we bought hay I bought one lot of winter rye baleage on a whim.  Turns out that …

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Hay Stockpile

It’s January and we’ve finished building our hay stockpile. We were a little reluctant to finish our annual hay-shopping until …

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Hay already?

It seems like winter is still a long ways off, but it’s never too early to start putting some hay …

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Hay auction success!

I was practically raised at auctions. Being a former auctioneer, my Grandad was an avid auction attendee and I got …

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Hay Season 2014

It’s that time of year again, the hay auction has started back up for the winter. Due to some construction …

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Reseeding pasture on the cheap

If you remember from way back this past fall, I might have mentioned something about having a barn with a …

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What a difference a few weeks makes!

Well, it’s finally decided to be spring here in Minnesota. It hit 79° here today, a darn sight better than …

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The smell of hay, and desperation

Last week the cows arrived.  The cows need something to eat, which at this time of year means hay.  We’re …

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