Needs to stop raining

Discussion in 'The Chatter Box' started by StaceyRosado, Jun 14, 2009.

  1. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    This is very important since if it keeps raining they cant get hay cut! :GAAH:

    We will have like 2 days of dry weather then 3 wet days then a day of partial sun, then forcasted nice day that turns into showers later on. It is driving me nuts! I am glad I still have 20 bales but I am gonna run out quickly if this doesnt stop! we need a week of dry weather and it has to be FORCASTED dry weather so they can plan and cut the hay. :sigh:
     
  2. RunAround

    RunAround New Member

    Feb 17, 2008
    Massachusetts
    same here!! You guys keep sending the rain up to us.

    Lets do the dry weather dance. :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool:
     

  3. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    send it our way.... we need it....were in a drought..... :wink:
     
  4. nancy d

    nancy d Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    near Seattle
    Stacey you musta stole our rain! It usually rains till after the 4th of July in these parts.
    A month without rain in the Pac NW seems like draught.
     
  5. cdtrum

    cdtrum New Member

    Aug 25, 2008
    Northern Indiana
    We to can't get hay cut here.......my supplier was going to try this weekend while we have a few days of dry weather, rain coming back early in the week. Thought he would have called me today......but nope :( ! I am running really low on hay.
     
  6. goathappy

    goathappy New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Illinois
    We have most of our first cutting done so far, we have one more field we need to cut. Most of our hay this year has gotten rained on at least once but there was nothing we could do about it, we had to cut since the grass was shoulder high :(
     
  7. sealawyer

    sealawyer New Member

    366
    May 31, 2009
    Dew, Texas
    Pam, looks like we will have to fight over who gets the rain the others are fussing over. I got 3/10s last week, so you can have some next?! Folks, don't complain one iota about what the Lord has blessed you with. You all could be going through what the West and Southwest parts of the U.S. are going through: extensive, persistent drought! They just implemented a burn ban in Freestone Co. after dropping it in April. We are into an 18 inch deficit over the last 24 months.
    Be thankful for what you are getting, cuz when it's not there it gets a whole lot worse.
     
  8. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    oh I have had my share of droughts...but to feed my goats i need hay! and other then that I can deal with it
     
  9. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Yeah....I will be generous and let you have some rain first... :wink: :hug:


    I know Stacey... how expensive hay can be.....and understand where you are coming from.... :wink: :hug:
     
  10. Dreamchaser

    Dreamchaser New Member

    Oct 29, 2008
    Camp Verde, AZ
    You can send it my way! We have been lucky to be having some good rain lately, but the monsoons are suppose to start soon. I'm hoping it will rain off and on all summer here. I LOVE the rain. Makes me feel closer to my family in Oregon.

    I buy hay pellets, not hay bales. Won't ever go back if I can help it. It sure keeps the water buckets clean!
     
  11. kelebek

    kelebek New Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    South Texas
    I am in the same boat - hopeing for some dry days to get hay cut so that I have enough while we are gone to Louisiana..... Just bought 60 bales Friday- so that will last a month.
     
  12. goatnutty

    goatnutty Active Member

    Oct 9, 2007
    South East,IN
    We have had rain a lot this year and it has made it difficult but we got part of it in the barn and should get the rest of it in this coming week.
     
  13. Di

    Di Crazy Goat Lady

    Jan 29, 2008
    central PA
    My hay guy got his first cut done...I have to go get some tomorrow. I am going to try to get my hay in the loft this year...so I'm buying a "hay elevator" yeah! But, it's not here yet. Darn!

    I am not going to complain about the rain, I am not going to complain about the rain...but...thank you Lord for this beautiful, dry, day!
     
  14. Tyler

    Tyler New Member

    310
    Apr 26, 2009
    Central Illinois
    We've had the same problem here in central IL. Our first cut we only got 47 bales because the hay got rained on so much after being cut. Now that we're ready to do the second cut, the ground is as mushy as a saturated sponge... meaning we can't get into the field.... :hair:
     
  15. sweetgoats

    sweetgoats Moderator

    Oct 18, 2007
    Peyton CO.
    We finally got a few days of no rain, and they are trying to cut today and tomorrow before the next storm. I really hate to complain because we have not been this green and beautiful in years, and we have been praying for the rain and now we complain. I guess next year I need to ask the Lord to give us rain but spread it out.

    We have so much rain that we lost a big section of the garden because it molded. The corn was looking great, then it was dead from all the rain. :shrug:
     
  16. cdtrum

    cdtrum New Member

    Aug 25, 2008
    Northern Indiana
    Are we ever really happy :shrug: ? We were having soooo much cool temps with rain and now we are complaining because it is sooooo hot and humid!