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Yesterday the neighbors were finishing up baling twenty some acres of nice bright alfalfa hay... November 3rd! Who'd a thunk it........

God blessed us this year with good weather but a tad too much rain.'
Lost much of the garden due to springs springing up, side hill seeps.
Garlic was a washout as were most of the tomatoes and about two acres of sweet sorghum.... Our Mulefoot hogs, about fifteen, enjoyed the wet up to a point. When a pig says it's too wet, well, you have to wonder. Their two acre area got kind of sloppy in places. The seven horses, five drafts, got along fine on their hill top location, hooves in great shape.

Still, a good year

Klaus Karbaumer says 2018-11-07 18:36:59 (CST)

Mike, I'm sorry, I forgot where you are located. We had the opposite here in Northwestern Missouri, a long-lasting bad drought, that made vegetable growing rather hard and with in many ways disappointing results.
I cut our hay by the end of June and it was okay.

7 months ago via Forums | Front Porch Forum

Mike Rock says 2018-11-13 08:53:09 (CST)

We are in SW Wisconsin. Sorry for your drought conditions.... weather, can't live with it, can't live without it.

We finally got our garlic in for the fall and it froze a week later. Under six inches of weed free hay now, so hope for the best.

God bless.

7 months ago via Forums | Front Porch Forum

Scott S says 2018-11-13 19:28:05 (CST)

Always a little bitter sweet going in to winter. Nw Ks. pretty short on heat units as a whole for year. There are a lot of crops still in field.

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