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Devonviolet Acres

Discussion in 'Member's "BackYardHerds" Journals' started by Devonviolet, Dec 13, 2014.

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    Baymule

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    Never a dull moment on the farm!
     
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    Good neighbors can be a lifesaver!
     
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    Bruce

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    Sounds like you need a tractor ;)
    I don't know how I would even move a 1/2 ton hay roll! It was enough for Al and me to get the small rounds from the tractor at the door to the barn alley into the stall. Only about 12'. These probably weigh 'only' 400 pounds.
     
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    Devonviolet

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    A tractor isn’t in the budget. :hit So, we make due with what we have.

    Normally, we line up the trailer with the 8’ pallet, that we store the round bales on (two fit just perfect). We each take a hay hook and with DH on one side and me on thee other, we each hook into the hay slowly roll it down the ramp. That way, the bale can’t roll down on DH who is at the lower end of the ramp.
     
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    Bruce

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    But how are you supposed to get the hay roll to wherever you use it?
     
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    farmerjan

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    You peel off layers to feed, not move the whole thing. Sometimes, I get a roll of good hay put in the barn where I have the nurse cows and calves and take a pitchfork and peel off some when I put it in the feeders. If you stand it on the flat side, you can peel it off going around it. If it is on the "round side" you just fork it off and then when it gets down, you can either roll it over some, or you just keep picking up layers.
     
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    Bruce

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    Ah, got it. That is how I move the hay all the way from the stall to the wall feeders, a good 10'. Except I have to peel in small handfuls. If I put a long peel in the feeder a lot gets pulled out when the boys pull on it. Lands on the floor wasted.
     
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    Devonviolet

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    X2

    We peel it off and stuff it in big black trash bags. It is a lot easier to move it to all the different hay feeders.
     
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    Baymule

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    Looks like you are getting rained on right about now. The hail looks to be below you. The sky is lighting up with lightening, but no rain so far, but it will be here at midnight. Paris is snugged up in her doghouse, Trip is in the living room floor. LOL
     
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    Devonviolet

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    It wasn’t raining when you posted that. But it is POURING now! :ep
     
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