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SE Minnesota Road Trip

Posted: Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:47 am
by Stocker Steve
Made a trip to see relatives and eat lye treated cod fish. Local diary operations continue to close and dairy cows are hard to sell. Seems like tractor driving is the preferred vocation. There are now more beef cows in the area but not alot of beef cow feed. High rain fall levels reduced hay harvest and corn stock baling. Looks like bagged corn silage is available for now. Not sure how that can pencil out.

Re: SE Minnesota Road Trip

Posted: Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:15 am
by Dave
Yah, lutefisk a Norski Christmas tradition. I am glad my Swedish ancestors came from eastern Sweden (Finland). We got to miss out on that fine dietary idem.

Re: SE Minnesota Road Trip

Posted: Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:59 am
by Aaron
Dave wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:15 am
Yah, lutefisk a Norski Christmas tradition. I am glad my Swedish ancestors came from eastern Sweden (Finland). We got to miss out on that fine dietary idem.
Pickled herring much better than rotten cod.

Re: SE Minnesota Road Trip

Posted: Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:28 am
by Dave
Aaron wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:59 am
Dave wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:15 am
Yah, lutefisk a Norski Christmas tradition. I am glad my Swedish ancestors came from eastern Sweden (Finland). We got to miss out on that fine dietary idem.
Pickled herring much better than rotten cod.
I agree. I do like pickled herring a lot. The only way it is available here in Eastern Oregon is in little jars. One of the things I miss about living on the Washington coast.

Re: SE Minnesota Road Trip

Posted: Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:53 pm
by Stocker Steve
You have to make choices in life - - slurping up reconstituted fish vs. chewing meatballs.

Re: SE Minnesota Road Trip

Posted: Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:56 pm
by Stocker Steve
The beef cows were up on muddy ridge tops eating out of portable feed bunks. Must be a lot of repurposed dairy TMRs around. Free corn stocks should make beef cows practical there, but this year looks like a train wreck. I think things could get ugly in the Feb/Mar timeframe.

Re: SE Minnesota Road Trip

Posted: Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:47 pm
by Dave
Stocker Steve wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:53 pm
You have to make choices in life - - slurping up reconstituted fish vs. chewing meatballs.
Being one of the few people on here who has actually slurped up lutefisk....... meatballs win every time.

Re: SE Minnesota Road Trip

Posted: Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:50 pm
by Aaron
Stocker Steve wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:56 pm
The beef cows were up on muddy ridge tops eating out of portable feed bunks. Must be a lot of repurposed dairy TMRs around. Free corn stocks should make beef cows practical there, but this year looks like a train wreck. I think things could get ugly in the Feb/Mar timeframe.
Yep, wettest fall ever (Sept-Nov) for ND, MN, WI, NWO and MB. Gonna be a lot of train wrecks before this winter is over.

Re: SE Minnesota Road Trip

Posted: Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:56 pm
by Aaron
Dave wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:47 pm
Stocker Steve wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:53 pm
You have to make choices in life - - slurping up reconstituted fish vs. chewing meatballs.
Being one of the few people on here who has actually slurped up lutefisk....... meatballs win every time.
I can't get passed the smell. :yuck: I have come to conclusion Norveegins have no sense of smell, similar to Scots and their haggis fetish.

Re: SE Minnesota Road Trip

Posted: Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:59 pm
by Stocker Steve
Aaron Yep, wettest fall ever (Sept-Nov) for ND, MN, WI, NWO and MB. Gonna be a lot of train wrecks before this winter is over. [/quote wrote:
Saw a few trying to bale icy corn stocks before the latest snow hit last night. There is still wet corn standing here and there, but that would be an expensive way to overwinter beef cows.

Re: SE Minnesota Road Trip

Posted: Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:01 pm
by Stocker Steve
[quote="Stocker Steve"
You have to make choices in life - - slurping up reconstituted fish vs. chewing meatballs.
[/quote]

Real men slurp da fish w/o any butter. :nod:

Re: SE Minnesota Road Trip

Posted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:09 am
by Dave
Stocker Steve wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:01 pm
[quote="Stocker Steve"
You have to make choices in life - - slurping up reconstituted fish vs. chewing meatballs.
Real men slurp da fish w/o any butter. :nod:
[/quote]

Real men know when it is time to say NO.

Re: SE Minnesota Road Trip

Posted: Wed Dec 18, 2019 8:18 pm
by Franke
At the Mabel hay auction I heard $70-$90 per bale for corn stalk 5X6’s.