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#1 olcowhand OFFLINE  

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Posted May 30, 2010 - 09:09 AM

Well, while many celebrate a long Holiday weekend, I along with many farmers do their usually Holiday....work! Rain expected tomorrow, and I didn't get all the corn fields sprayed, so just finished milking & heading to the field for the day...until feeding & milking time that is. Will be about a 14hr non-stop day for me. Gotta run, spraying awaits. Enjoy the weekend, for those that have one. I often forget what day of the week it is. Usually doesn't matter anyway.:wallbanging: But then, I do have a job. :thumbs:

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Posted May 30, 2010 - 09:40 AM

Good luck,hope you get all of your work done,before it rains.

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Posted May 30, 2010 - 10:14 AM

I hope you are able to get what you have to do done before the rain sets in.

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Posted May 30, 2010 - 10:20 AM

Just a reminder you have a sore finger so take it easy

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Posted May 30, 2010 - 10:47 AM

good luck with your work, hope all goes well for you

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Posted May 30, 2010 - 10:48 AM

Hope your day goes well Daniel. Not much of a Holiday, here, either. I worked yesterday, off today, back working tomorrow.

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Posted May 30, 2010 - 11:47 AM

Lunch break. So far so good. Just one more tank to spray, so looking good. The last 3 acres or so, the pump setting slipped & got half enough, but I think it will be ok, as I could see the corn still wetting, so weeds should die. Does too much damage to go out to the center of the field again, so letting it go as is. Tank is filling as I take lunch. If all goes well, I'll finish by 3, just before dairy chore time. The field I'm in, if it had rained heavy, by the time I could get back in to spray, the corn would be too tall in places & broken stalks off.

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Posted May 30, 2010 - 02:31 PM

Well, got all the corn in bad need of spraying sprayed! But not without a freak happening. Friday I lost part of the sprayer engaging system, and had to walk the field till I found it. Then a half hour later I ran out of diesel due to faulty fuel gauge. So today I'm going right along thinking it would be a non-eventful spray day. NOT....I was going along & felt my RR tire dip. By the time I could turn to see, the tire of the sprayer dropped into a small sinkhole. 3' deep, straight up sides, and sprayer framed out on the ground. No way the tractor could simply pull it out. The add the fact my dumb self forgot my cell phone, so had to walk to my son's house & have him fetch the payloader & chain to lift sprayer out of hole, then finished spraying. But it's done, so all is good. Time for milking chores now. BIL is grilling tonight, so gonna try to start milking a bit earlier than usual.

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Posted May 30, 2010 - 04:51 PM

glad it eventually worked out for ya!

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Posted May 31, 2010 - 08:46 AM

Daniel, I hope your turn at putting up with the problem gremlins is about over! You have had enough excitement for the year already! You deserve to have a string of good luck now.
I remember when I was farming that we sunk the full grain truck to the frame when the right side duals broke through the top of an old cistern that no one knew was there. The cistern was part of an old farm site that had been torn down sometime in the 1940's and now was in the middle of the field of the farm that Dad had bought.

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Posted May 31, 2010 - 10:47 AM

Oh, luck will make a turn soon. In the meantime, we may have an answer to the little sinkholes. These are caused by the field tiles we laid back in the 70's. Bad place in the tile causes sinkholes to form. Filling them with dirt simply washes out after super heavy rains, BUT, we figure if we lay in a wad of silage bunker plastic, then fill, the plastic will work it's way onto thew tile & cover the spot, sealing it off. Worth a try anyway!

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Posted May 31, 2010 - 02:45 PM

Hope your luck gets better Daniel. Those broken tile holes aren't fun!

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Posted May 31, 2010 - 03:02 PM

Hope your luck gets better Daniel. Those broken tile holes aren't fun!


Sure aren't! We have about 6 or 7 of them now. After this crop comes off, we're gonna do the "plastic, then dirt" and hope it works.




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