This week we opened the last AgBag of 2010 haylage - in a snow squall! "When will the weather finally begin to warm up?" That's the main topic of farmers' discussions here in Michigan!
Next week promises to be a bit warmer, in the 50's with rain most days. That should get the alfalfa fields greening up some. The winter wheat is starting to show some growth. And at the crown of the standing alfalfa, there appears to be regeneration.
We have plenty of corn silage to get us through to fall, so for now we have changed the ratio of corn to haylage and tweaked the dairy ration so we can rely on that feed more for the next two months until we do first cutting hay.'
Tuesday we went on a busness trip. We saw one Cat tractor out in a field just a little north and east of Warsaw, Indiana. Their fields look drier than ours, but only the single tractor was in the field. And one Amish farmer was discing in manure. Wednesday we went over to Farmer Boy Ag Supply in Ohio to pick up a feed bin. Not any action there either... I am sure it will all look more busy following the weekend if temps go into the 70's as predicted!