you know its dry when ???????

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Re: you know its dry when ???????

Post by kenny thomas » Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:43 pm

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Re: you know its dry when ???????

Post by skyhightree1 » Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:01 pm

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Re: you know its dry when ???????

Post by sstterry » Fri Oct 04, 2019 4:43 pm

skyhightree1 wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:46 am
kenny thomas wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:23 am
ClodHopper37869 wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:38 am


Claiborne & Hancock county TN
I'm in the county next door in VA. It is the same way here. I'm in central VA working and it's even worse here. They have had 15" less rain for the year than I have.
Are you up near me?
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Re: you know its dry when ???????

Post by Jeanne - Simme Valley » Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:17 pm

ClodHopper37869 wrote:
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Banjo wrote:
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ClodHopper37869 wrote:
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You know its dry, when the Johnson grass dies!

And where might that be?

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Re: you know its dry when ???????

Post by snoopdog » Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:12 pm

You know its dry, when the grasshoppers are eating the paint off your tractor!
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Re: you know its dry when ???????

Post by TCRanch » Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:13 am

snoopdog wrote:
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You know its dry, when the grasshoppers are eating the paint off your tractor!
Couple years ago they were eating the paint off the house! Hate them!

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Re: you know its dry when ???????

Post by gizmom » Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:33 am

Sky

Thanks for the reminder on ground rods ‘‘tis true without moisture electric fences just don’t work water every day pour a five gallon bucket keeps it popping pretty good. Praying for rain and a break in this heat, we have hit 100 three days this week, brutal on these heavy bred.

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Re: you know its dry when ???????

Post by hurleyjd » Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:38 am

Okay I water the ground rods and 100 foot away the ground is dry without any moisture in the top four or five inches will the fence actual turn an animal with conditions like this.

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Re: you know its dry when ???????

Post by sstterry » Sat Oct 05, 2019 12:35 pm

hurleyjd wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:38 am
Okay I water the ground rods and 100 foot away the ground is dry without any moisture in the top four or five inches will the fence actual turn an animal with conditions like this.
Yes. The ground at the Energizer is what creates the circuit. The animal will complete the circuit even if it is dry. More effective if it is wet, but it still will be effective. Even more effective is to have both a ground wire and a hot wire in the fence. If the animal touches them both, they really get zapped.

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Re: you know its dry when ???????

Post by ga.prime » Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:57 pm

Nutgrass is wilted.
where'd it come from, how'd it get there?

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Re: you know its dry when ???????

Post by Texasmark » Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:00 am

So I'm turning in some new JG fields to enhance production next year. First is the Hay King Pasture Renovator slicing down around 8-10 inches with colters to cut the surface so as to reduce disturbance. Then the offset, 22 inch blades, 9 inch spaced at a 45ish angle. Then got 1.75" of rain. Then the weighted tandem 16" discs spaced at 7" at another 45 ish angle.

Problem arises...... tandem goes a couple hundred yards and starts dragging topsoil and ground up JG stems. Inspection reveals that the 9" (Houston Black Clay) "rocks" produced by the offset are getting jammed up between the 7" spacing of the discs (only takes one) and they are so hard the chains can't break them so they just lock up the gang and it quits turning, making a rake out of it.

So I stop, get out the 12" screwdriver and a 2# maul and beat on them till I can get them loose, just to go another couple hundred yards and do it again.

Need to do something different here. Can't change the offset and I need it's weight for the second pass....after the Hay King. Probably a second pass with it at 45* from the first might do it then disc and harrow.

My roto tiller would do a nice job in one pass except for the JG stems which would just wrap around the shaft, plug it up and just make a big mess. But...making progress.

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Re: you know its dry when ???????

Post by 1982vett » Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:04 am

Going to have to wait for another good rain to melt them clods down a bit more. Least that’s the way it works here.
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Re: you know its dry when ???????

Post by Texasmark » Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:06 am

hurleyjd wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:38 am
Okay I water the ground rods and 100 foot away the ground is dry without any moisture in the top four or five inches will the fence actual turn an animal with conditions like this.
I just use 2 wires when using electric fence. Top (hot) wire about chest high and lower (ground) wire a foot or so below it. When the cows subscribe to their normal routine: Grass is greener on the other side of the fence, hitting the top wire with their chest does little or nothing, but as they finish off that grass and lean farther into the fence their leg hits the ground and BANG! Couple of days of that and you can turn the power off. They won't go near it!

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Re: you know its dry when ???????

Post by Dave » Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:01 am

You know it is dry when????? People on CT are complaining....... Wait, they complain when it is too wet.

We have had 14 inches of rain so far this year. Everyone here is happy....... well there is that one guy......

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