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Posted October 14, 2013 - 10:17 AM

Milked with no issues this morning!  The usual kicking cow got a hip lock on her before she knew what was happening...I shut her down fast!  Then spread a load of calf stall bedding with the old spreader, dipped the water out of the concrete auger pit, then got the grain auger set up to the corn bin.  Earlier this morning I drove the combine & one of the trucks to the field so we can start shelling corn after lunch.  Just hope the old combine holds together now! 


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Posted October 14, 2013 - 11:04 AM

Good luck with the corn! Got lots of rain here today!


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Posted October 14, 2013 - 11:26 AM

Shouldn't have said anything Daniel!  Now your going to have to rebuild it!  :wallbanging:  :wallbanging:   :poke:


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Posted October 14, 2013 - 11:57 AM

That ole 7700 will hang in there and know those 20 acres out.. :thumbs:


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Posted October 14, 2013 - 03:15 PM

Milked with no issues this morning!  The usual kicking cow got a hip lock on her before she knew what was happening...I shut her down fast! 

I spent a summer on a dairy farm, one of my jobs as low-man was to get the Kant-Kick on the three mean ones..... I usually had to hang on the parlor stall frames to get them quick enough. Caught many a shin bruise that summer!

 

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Posted October 14, 2013 - 03:18 PM

Corn is finished, even got the auger down & put away.  Corn scooped from the concrete auger hole, and trucks tucked in the barn.  Just enough corn from this field to grind calf feed, but that's enough.  The early summer rain floods we had killed nearly half the corn in this field.   Now to feed silage & call my day done.  

  Oh, BTW, had to climb the other grain bin to get a section of grain drop pipe so the auger can reach the bin the grain went in.  Had another vertigo spaz, but got down fine.  This is almost embarrassing, but I have no control over when this happens.  I had Josh take the pipe up & onto the auger on the other bin.  I've had enough of this weird feeling for a while.


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Posted October 14, 2013 - 03:19 PM

Nothing to be embarrassed about, just be safe. 


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Posted October 14, 2013 - 04:15 PM

Daniel, I had some vertigo problems and a physical therapist fixed it for me. I was at PT and I stood up and nearly knocked the wall to the exam room down when I fell. He put me on the table and twisted my head one way then the other then I had to sleep sitting up for 2 nights then sleep on my right side for a week. I haven't had any more dizzy spells since.


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Posted October 15, 2013 - 09:30 AM

I've had vertigo issues for some time now too. Started back in 2001 when I had really bad ear infection throwing off my balance, I spent part of evening over the john puking it was so bad, ended up going to hospital in amublance. Now I get them once in a while out of the blue, sucky feeling!!!


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Posted October 15, 2013 - 11:27 AM

BUSY morning!  Milking was a bit more fun being there were a few cows in heat, acting nuts.  Then it was vet check morning as well.  Both my vet & I were running late, so I ended up having to go get a cow & calf in on foot, as my 4 wheeler is down for an axle bearing nobody around here carries.  Would happen my back is hurting me today!  New bearing might arrive in the mail tomorrow, Thursday latest.  Vet check is finished, and I feel like I am too.  Not too much I HAVE to do this afternoon, so I'm gonna keep it light.  I just now thought of why my back muscles are so sore....cranking up the grain auger setting it up yesterday morning.  It's a pretty stiff winch cranking the auger up there, and starting out the handle is low to the ground involving a lot of bending while pulling hard on the crank handle.  Takes 100 rounds to raise it to the top of the bin.  Usually I have no idea why I'm sore, but this time I remembered.


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Posted October 15, 2013 - 05:17 PM

Time to rig up an electric motor to that thing.



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Posted October 15, 2013 - 06:36 PM

 Takes 100 rounds to raise it to the top of the bin.

 

Can you say 'hydraulics'? Got a couple nice Char-Lynn motors here!


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Posted October 15, 2013 - 07:06 PM

Just once a year we have to raise it, so really not that big a deal to hand crank it.  Next Year I'll prevent back strain the smart way........have Josh do it!  :rolling:


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Posted October 15, 2013 - 08:47 PM

Just once a year we have to raise it, so really not that big a deal to hand crank it.  Next Year I'll prevent back strain the smart way........have Josh do it!  :rolling:

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Posted October 15, 2013 - 09:59 PM

Isn't that what Son's are for?  :rolling:


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