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#1 grnspot110 ONLINE  

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Posted March 17, 2012 - 04:56 PM

Nice weather today (near 80* & partly cloudy), so I got the 314 & Brinly core aerator out & Worked the yard:

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I carry about 130# of concrete blocks on the aerator when in use.

After aerating, I took the 54 blade off the 420 & put on the Herd seeder:

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Then spread 140# of 12-12-12 fertilizer on the yard. After cleaning everything up, I put the boom on the loader & used the 790 to pull a rotted off post by the back fish pond;

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Replaced the post with a new one, put everything away & called it a day! ~~ Lowell

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Posted March 17, 2012 - 05:14 PM

Looks like a productive day! Got some seat time. Thanks for the pics.

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Posted March 17, 2012 - 08:11 PM

Looks like fun Lowell! You got to use 3 tractors in one day! Gotta love that and 80F to boot. Thanks for posting this.

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Posted March 17, 2012 - 10:10 PM

Yes it is closer than I would expect normally. they are predicting temps in the 60's all next week and the grass is greening up.
O'll put the mower back on the Murray this week. I'm leaving the blower on the 318 for a couple weeks yet. I'm not convinced we will not get a late cold spell and snow yet.

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Posted March 17, 2012 - 10:38 PM

A nice day's work. I really like that photo of your 420. There is just something about 420's and 430's that I really love. Thanks for sharing your day.

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Posted March 18, 2012 - 05:12 PM

I replaced some landscape timber retaining wall today. It's been there around 20 years, new one probably won't last half as long, but I don't want to pay the price for concrete wall blocks.

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Used the 420 & Snocow trailer to haul in the new timbers:

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Chief's "cooling" tank:

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It drains back into an underground holding tank under the windmill> ~~ Lowell
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Posted March 18, 2012 - 05:22 PM

Neat pics, especially the windmill. I want to do something similar, thanks for the ideas.

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Posted March 19, 2012 - 08:45 AM

Those are some niice pictures. The trailer apears to be in primer? Your being a Green Guy , I assume your painting it Green?.
I also like your windmill. I have one like it, but it does nothing but whirl in the wind,
When we moved into this place, the Boss/Wife told me"When you decide to take out all the stuff you don't want to mow around THE WINDMILL STAYS!" I must confess it had grown on me. I like that yours is working.
I have been considering building another one and puting a GM alternator on it to power an electric fence to keep the deer out of my garden. I may have to start another thread maybe in another section of the forum, to get input on the design?

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Posted March 25, 2012 - 05:03 PM

Those are some niice pictures. The trailer apears to be in primer? Your being a Green Guy , I assume your painting it Green?.



The trailer is a Snowco brand, was sold by JD (& other) L&G dealers to "haul your new tractor"! The fenders are Seafoam Green, correct for Snowco's. The body is Smoke Gray, originally would have been Pearl Gray, but I wanted something I could find in spray cans for touch up. Most of the Snowco's that do show up are tilt-beds & I don't care much for tilt-beds. It took me two years to find one for my collection!

On another note: The flowering crabs are starting to bloom:

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Along with the tulips!

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Posted March 27, 2012 - 05:23 AM

Like Kenny said,nice windmill.

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Posted March 27, 2012 - 09:29 AM

I missed these additional pictures. Sure looks nice there. I agree, that's a neat wind mill.

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Posted March 27, 2012 - 11:45 AM

Wife took some more pics this morning before a rain shower came through;

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Posted March 27, 2012 - 04:30 PM

Good looking flower garden you have,or rather your wife has. :smilewink:

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Posted March 27, 2012 - 06:36 PM

I've been trying to get some color around the house. Looks like you have a bit there. Thanks!

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Posted April 01, 2012 - 05:19 PM

Planted peas< onions & tators today:

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Apple trees are in full bloom:

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Dogwood also:

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Back fish pond, white floaters are petals off flowering crab:

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View from the back line:

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