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Posted September 09, 2013 - 05:19 AM

Hows the calf today Daniel, haven't seen any updates lately. I hope it's healing up well. :thumbs:

 

She's doing great!  I'll post a pic of her later today.


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Posted September 09, 2013 - 09:55 AM

Glad to hear it!! :thumbs:



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Posted September 09, 2013 - 10:16 AM

Here she is.  She does have a bit of the scours, but that is expected with all her stress she's been/going through.  

 

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Posted September 09, 2013 - 03:48 PM

Hot hot hot!  Heat index is around 100 today, but that's like air conditioning to me today.Packing silage with the Cat loader is brutal.  I have a car electric radiator fan in it's window blowing on my head, but the heat off the loader gets sucked in.  Got a thermometer & laid on a piece of foam insulation so as not to get a false reading.  Got up to 114 in there!  Then a breeze picked up that helped, and it dropped to 108 when we called it a day.  Drinking lots of fluids is all that keeps me in that thing!  One more full day of chopping & we'll be done!   Tomorrow is my doc appointment, so we'll finish Wednesday if nothing breaks.  I had an issue today.  Loader almost stopped moving.  Low on trans fluid.  There's a leak somewhere & we'll have to track it once done with silage.  It's not a fast leak.

  Went to hook up the 15' bush hog on our other MF2745, and after hooking all but the pto shaft up, I realized it had the 540 shaft in it & I need a 1,000rpm shaft.  At that point I gave it up.  Just too danged worn down by the heat to swap the shafts.


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Posted September 09, 2013 - 07:09 PM

That's hot Daniel! I hate it when the fan is just blowing hot air!


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Posted September 09, 2013 - 07:30 PM

Nothing like fresh hot air to take it right out of you.


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Posted September 09, 2013 - 09:12 PM

That kind of heat and I'm just simply worthless! I've been completely spoiled by my crane cab having heating&air.

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Posted September 10, 2013 - 08:30 AM

Wow, that's some heat to be working in all day.

 

Hey Daniel, probably old hat for you, but I got to see my first AI on a goat in person last night. My boer goat breeder has a few nubians they needed to breed, but don't want to keep a buck so they did mail order husbandry :D



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Posted September 10, 2013 - 08:41 AM

I did AI on my herd most my life, then arthritis made it painful.  Now that I'm on meds for it, I could go back to AI, but I just don't have the time to deal with it now. The bull likes his job.  :smilewink:


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Posted September 10, 2013 - 08:48 AM

Today's stress levels hit the ceiling.  More mastitis...stopped up the milk filter & trapped off the vacuum lines.  Luckily only one cow with a milker on, as when this happens, all milkers fall off the cows.  Several cows were uppity as well.  All this has me behind milking, and we needed to chop some silage before I leave for doc appointment.  My palpitations have ramped up this morning due to the stress, plus the humidity was awful as soon as I left the house this morning.   Sorry for the ranting, but it's been a terrible morning.  

  I actually look forward to going to the doc so I can get a nice break.  Maybe they can get some of the stress off me physically.................gotta go! Just now got to eat breakfast, now it's silage packing time.


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Posted September 10, 2013 - 09:36 AM

I'll be looking forward to what the doctor has to say.  I the mean time take a couple of deep breaths and try to relax some. Hang in there my friend.



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Posted September 10, 2013 - 11:59 AM

I noticed the humidity and heat were smothering first thing this morning... I hope the doc can help you out!



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Posted September 10, 2013 - 12:18 PM

All my blood tests came out super!  I won't need to see a heart specialist, as the tests the hospital ran were same as a heart doc would run.  My family doc I saw today had already been sent all results by the hospital, and he had been looking at them even before I made my appointment.  He may have to change/alter the current beta blocker if I keep having issues.  At this point, it's relaxing to hear the good news.  That in itself will surely help, plus cooler weather on the way in Thursday.  In the meantime, it's out the door for pushing silage.  We may finish up today even!


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Posted September 10, 2013 - 01:35 PM

Good news.  Did he say why you are still having palpitations?



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Posted September 10, 2013 - 02:09 PM

Good News Daniel!! Glad to hear they think they can fix you up with the Meds. Hang in there, the heat has let up here some this week, only up in the low 90's with high humidity. 






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