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Dutch Clover Hay Making "Picked Up"


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Decided I best mow the dutch clover off so it and the grass have time to recoupe before freeze-up after being left unmowed for around a month. Sickle mower seemed to have done alright on it today though I can't tell for sure as I haven't cleaned any of it off yet, gonna let it dry a few days. Here's the LL in some of the tallest stuff, about 14 inches.


All mowed


LL in the center circle




For reasons unknown to me the stuff in the center circle was only 6-10 inches tall. Hoping the lawn sweeper can handle picking it up after it's dried some, sure hate to haveta hand rake it all.C After 4 days of laying to dry I got the lawn sweeper out and put it to test. Where the clover was tallest it plugged a few times and the tires would just slide along but all in all it did alright, got 6 loads picked up.




Now to mow it off with the 3314 and have some stripes to enjoy the rest of the yearsm01
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great use of sickle, Marty. What do you do with the clover? I'm curious because we raise rabbits. (and yes, ducks too) -Don
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Looks like fun, I have a Haban I will be adding to my 3400, looks like it did a great job, you've been a busy guy clearing stumps, and all, I better not let the wife see these pics, that haban's been in storage for a year now! Thanks for the pics from the great north
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If I had a rake and a mini baler I would bale it up and sell 'rabbit bales':D As is, hope to pick it up with the lawn sweepper and dump it on a rocky dirt area as it's perannual and I won't have to plow them dang rock for awhile:D I let the clover bloom out this year for a bee hive a friend as set on my place, Bee Food:D
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