Thanks for the link, Maggie! After reading that, I'm thinking that it's not the temperatures that keep it from growing here (at least in the spring and fall) but the dryness. Timothy grass seems to need a lot more humidity than we have here.Timothy is considered a cool/temperate grass, so it is possible that it is not commonly grown in your area, Trinityoaks. Just a guess.
I'm not sure what that is, either. And I didn't see anything by that name at the feed store. Certainly no orchards around here! There is also coastal hay and prairie hay. Any relation to either timothy hay or orchard grass hay?Any Orchard grass hay in your area?
Hmmmm. . . From the pages I brought up by googling "prairie hay", it seems to be a hay of whatever wild grasses grow in a particular area, which could vary widely from one area to another.prairie hay might be....coastal hay I have no clue...you'd probably have to google it. Prairie grass though is a specific type of grass.
Our area is finally recovering from the wildfires (the really bad, extensive ones were in the spring of 2006), but it's been really dry here. I've only just begun to check on alfalfa prices and availablity, but I have noticed that people in other parts of the U.S. are paying about $3-4 for a bale that costs me $7.50. The larger round bales are less expensive per pound, but I have nowhere to store one nor equipment to move it.Just for fun, I googled hay Texas Panhandle. Looks pretty rough with the wildfires and drought. Hay must be more expensive and harder to find than usual for you this winter.
I'm certainly getting an education! I just found a wiki article that helps explain the basics. It would have been easier and less confusing for me if I'd started here:I found hay to be very confusing at first. I still cannot identify all the grasses around here.