Monday, August 7
We went partners with Bruce, Coy Dan's son. Bruce and Coy Dan provided some seed and the equipment to no-till the seed in exchange for half of the hay. We also agreed to sell our half to Bruce, which at this point just barely covered the cost of the seed we bought.
This farmin' business is quite the gamble. Coy Dan, being the experience farmer, has several places rented out to produce hay this year. In a typical year he completes his haying activities by July 4. This year, with the drought conditions he's still haying, into August to get enough hay to last the winter. I suspect many farmers didn't plan as well as our wise neighbor and will be in a pinch when the laws of supply and demand catch up to hay prices this winter.
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