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Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
« Reply #1775 on: October 07, 2019, 02:20:50 PM »
LOL benji... the ranking referred to birth order.  However my oldest has been jokingly dubbed #1 as he seems to be grandmas fav.


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Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
« Reply #1776 on: October 16, 2019, 09:43:35 AM »
FARM UPDATE

Lil lil is worn out, All day outside yesterday.  After an hour of calling and extensive searching she appeared from North of the house at sunset.


All hosed drained and stored.  Garden mowed.  Marigold seeds collected.  Bee hives protected with bales.  Bees given surgar water for extra food.  Working on trespass and no hunting signs.  Purple paint on poles, posts - no hunting markers.  Rita's milo cut.  Ours cutting yesterday and today.  Limbs collected, piled.  Cleaning up house clutter.  Worked on hot water heater - limited success.  First hot shower in a long time on farm.  :)  Cat count 5 (maybe 6).


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Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
« Reply #1777 on: October 18, 2019, 07:35:30 PM »
Spot check the corn crop this evening.

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Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
« Reply #1778 on: October 18, 2019, 08:39:28 PM »
Spot check the corn crop this evening.

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Tom,

Check out the leftovers from the Milo Harvest my dad collected to "Feed the pheasants" I will be killing in 1 month.

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Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
« Reply #1779 on: October 18, 2019, 08:45:05 PM »
Dont poke your trigger finger on that nail sticking up in there.

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Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
« Reply #1780 on: October 18, 2019, 08:47:44 PM »
Also need clarification from some real farm people who can explain "Milo" vs "Sorghum"?

Ive always heard it called Milo, as in "We are growing Milo in that field this year" but it seems like Sorghum is the name the grain is sold as.


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« Reply #1781 on: October 18, 2019, 09:03:12 PM »
It’s the same thing. I think there are other types of sorghum or some crap but milo is the grain type. Other types are mostly stalks and you chop the crap out of it and feed it to cows. And you just let it sit and rot and stink up the entire place in ensilage pits. It’s gross out city. And you scoop it up with a tractor and dump it in a feed truck and then it barfs it out to the cows and they just go to town on it. You can smell it a mile away. I hate its guts.

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Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
« Reply #1782 on: October 18, 2019, 09:30:40 PM »
i've only ever heard it called milo in kansas, everywhere else it's just sorghum.  and i love the smell of sorghum ensilage (silage everywhere but kansas).
we understand it better now that the american century is over and some of us sound more and more like serbs.

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Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
« Reply #1783 on: October 19, 2019, 12:29:29 AM »
Sugar aphids ruined milo in my dad's farm. Haven't grown it for a few years. I like the smell. Kinda reminds me of hydraulic oil but a little sweeter!

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Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
« Reply #1784 on: October 19, 2019, 07:21:53 AM »
It was milo until Principles of Crop Science my freshman year.  Stan Ehler best motivational quote of my college career after half class failed  the first test.

"Some of you need to study more and apply yourselves otherwise you can look forward to a career as the tire changer back at your local Farmers Coop."

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Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
« Reply #1785 on: October 27, 2019, 04:08:05 PM »
Benji I got some hay in the barn now.  The barn is cat ready if  your dad wants to cull his herd.

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Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
« Reply #1786 on: October 28, 2019, 12:48:12 PM »
Benji I got some hay in the barn now.  The barn is cat ready if  your dad wants to cull his herd.

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That pile of hay can support MAYBE 2 barn cats at most, fill up that whole back area with hay up to the rafters and then we are talking.


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Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
« Reply #1787 on: October 28, 2019, 01:34:38 PM »
ben ji, you're being nice. that is not nearly enough hay for even 1 cat.

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Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
« Reply #1788 on: October 29, 2019, 09:07:22 AM »
ben ji, you're being nice. that is not nearly enough hay for even 1 cat.


FTR, I have horses and that's not even enough for one horse more or less for a hay loving cat.  ;)
Hot time in Kat town tonight.

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Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
« Reply #1789 on: October 29, 2019, 10:46:12 AM »
The tried and true hay bale to cat ratio is at least 20 square bales per cat.


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Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
« Reply #1790 on: October 29, 2019, 11:57:15 AM »
that pic is like a picture of my childhood

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Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
« Reply #1791 on: October 29, 2019, 07:17:22 PM »
Cat paradise!  :Carl:
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Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
« Reply #1792 on: November 02, 2019, 11:47:48 AM »
Flew out to Vegas this morning and went right over the farm. Gawd, we were so close to being wind farm barons.

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Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
« Reply #1793 on: November 02, 2019, 08:45:04 PM »
What's it going to take to get a windmill on that cat ranch ?

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« Reply #1794 on: November 04, 2019, 02:48:56 PM »
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« Reply #1795 on: November 05, 2019, 11:56:53 AM »
What's it going to take to get a windmill on that cat ranch ?

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I love that you call it a cat ranch and am 100% on board with that name.

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Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
« Reply #1796 on: November 05, 2019, 12:01:29 PM »
In other news while I was in Vegas I pretended that farming was my profession for a day.

"Yeah, name is ben ji from western kansas, harvest is over so im blowing off some steam and cashing in my trump money"

Thanks to this thread I know just enough about farming to be dangerous.

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« Reply #1797 on: November 05, 2019, 08:11:31 PM »
What's it going to take to get a windmill on that cat ranch ?

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I love that you call it a cat ranch and am 100% on board with that name.
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Your dad needs one of these.

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Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
« Reply #1798 on: November 07, 2019, 06:50:13 PM »
My dad got to do some real farm work today and was so excited about it he sent us TWO updates...

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« Reply #1799 on: November 07, 2019, 06:50:49 PM »
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