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Posted September 12, 2013 - 10:34 AM

All plastic is on, and plenty of tires on the plastic.  Silage 2013 is now officially closed!   :dancingbanana:  :D  :rocker2:  :thumbs:   All my clothes were soaked with sweat from this morning, but it's done, done, and done!  I am bushed.  Ma get storms this afternoon, so had to push to get this wrapped up before winds get here....if they do at all.


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Posted September 12, 2013 - 10:52 AM

Glad to hear you got things buttoned up and done for the year.  That has to be a huge load of stress "wrapped up" for the season.

Now i'm sure it is time to work on catch up.



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Posted September 12, 2013 - 10:58 AM

Glad to hear you got things buttoned up and done for the year.  That has to be a huge load of stress "wrapped up" for the season.

Now i'm sure it is time to work on catch up.

 

Catch up work never gets caught up, but we try!  :thumbs:  As far as the little bit of grain we left to harvest, it'll take more time to set up the bin than to shell it.  Next is emptying the manure pit in the next few weeks.  The following plow days, we will drill that in winter wheat.  After that, it'll be working on barns & equipment.


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Posted September 12, 2013 - 12:16 PM

It never ends does it.

 

 

I think that APU AC idea may work. Or you could get one of those RV type units that mount on the roof


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Posted September 12, 2013 - 01:29 PM

Glad that is all behind  you for this year.  Hard to believe this year is almost gone already.


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Posted September 12, 2013 - 02:57 PM

Glad that is all behind  you for this year.  Hard to believe this year is almost gone already.

 

I know, it has flown, except those super hot days....they go sloooow!


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Posted September 17, 2013 - 10:48 AM

Vet check this morning following milking a herd of unruly cows.  Many were in heat yesterday, so they have them all stirred up.  Calf attacked by coyote is still doing good, but stitches didn't hold due to the skin is necrotic.  Vet says flush with water & iodine spray every day till it heals over.  He's seen much worse heal fine.  Already feel like I've done a day's work.


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Posted September 17, 2013 - 12:24 PM

We just got back from the Vet's.  Achilles got bit by a copper head yesterday so they kept him over night.  Sure hope he learned his lesson!

 

Daniel How long does it take you to do the milking?  From reading your post's it sounds like it takes several hours.



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Posted September 17, 2013 - 07:21 PM

WIldBill did the copper head die?



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Posted September 17, 2013 - 08:41 PM

 Daniel How long does it take you to do the milking?  From reading your post's it sounds like it takes several hours.

 

Hope the dog is doing fine Bill. No, milking doesn't take long, just feels like it does, especially when you have so much more to do following.  Takes about 3 hours including setup & washing up afterwards.


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Posted September 18, 2013 - 07:33 PM

Not much farm work today, just morning milking.  Daughter's car puked it's antifreeze & she had it towed here by AAA (is worth the cost!) yesterday.  Her heater core had let go several weeks ago, and her friend's dad bypassed the core, but used a very thin plastic barbed union & it broke right in-two.  Not planning to do this again, so I picked up a new heater core, thermostat, plus a GM water coupler, which her's showed signs of slow leakage.  I could line up all the designers and mow them down with one of my GT's!  Any designer should be forced to do a repair on their design before being put into production.  This would stop the insane way they put cars together these days.  Bad enough you have to take a dozen things off to get at any often changed parts, but they don't even leave room to get a hand & a wrench to anything.  So you just have to start removing everything from the top, clean down to what you need to replace.  Yep....mow the designers down!  :mad2:

  Anyway, after 7 hours HARD work & lots of skin removed from my hands, the thermostat, coupler, and heater core are in.  I do still have to put all the interior covers over the heater core, which itself is a TOUGH job, mostly due to positions I am no longer suitable to do.  Plus several dash covers.  She has rides to work until Sunday, so with tomorrow I should finish it all up unless all heck breaks loose on the farm.  I filled up the coolant & ran till the radiator cooling fan cycled, and all is fine, no leaks & engine running well between normal lines on the gauge.  BTW, the aluminum heater core itself was fine, but for some stupid reason (an idiot designer) the aluminum tube from the heater core that goes to the heater hose changes halfway from aluminum to a plastic end, and the thin plastic end had split.  The aftermarket replacement is metal all the way.  

  Been a while since having an easy day of it, but at least I figure this car issue is over for a while at least.....till the next plastic component fails.


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Posted September 19, 2013 - 12:09 AM

I agree with you,Daniel. Cars used to be simple!


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Posted September 19, 2013 - 10:29 AM

Car is D-U-N-N done!!!   All seems perfect!  No leaks, no muss, no fuss(no fuss now).

 

But if any church people heard me while doing this repair, I'd never be allowed through the church doors ever again!  (NO GD from my mouth, but pretty much everything else!!)


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Posted September 19, 2013 - 11:06 AM

I know that feeling working on these car's.  I also have a tendency to say a few choice words about the designers when I'm working on them.


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Posted September 19, 2013 - 11:15 AM

So far today I did the morning milking, then finished my daughter's car.  Got trailer hooked to truck & pulled out so I could get to the corn grinder/mixer.  Got a load of feed ground for the young calves, now time for lunch.  Need to take trailer out to Dad's & unload tables & such, then pull a load of straw bales from there down to the calf barn....out of bedding straw down here.


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