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Posted November 18, 2013 - 05:35 PM

You've had a busy day, just make sure to get some "ME" time somewhere to relax for a few minutes.


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Posted November 18, 2013 - 05:39 PM

You've had a busy day, just make sure to get some "ME" time somewhere to relax for a few minutes.

 

I'm taking a few minutes while Teresa feeds the baby calves, then going out to Dad's.  We'll have supper after we get back.  Maybe tomorrow afternoon/evening I can pull the diesel out of the HD-12 & get the remote oil filter setup installed.  Physically I am always tired at the end of the day, but I'm used to that.  It's the mental part that doesn't relax much these days & is the hardest to manage.


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Posted November 18, 2013 - 05:42 PM

GTtalk or GT shop time is the best for mental relaxation in my book !! :thumbs:


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Posted November 18, 2013 - 05:45 PM

GTtalk or GT shop time is the best for mental relaxation in my book !! :thumbs:

 

Hey, Teresa just reminded me that she & her Mom will be gone tomorrow evening for a class making Christmas stuff.  SHOP TIME!   I can go to the shop anytime, but when Teresa is home, I prefer hanging out with her.  Call me a softee! 


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Posted November 18, 2013 - 05:48 PM

Glad you will have some time to do as you please. That helps a bunch!


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Posted November 18, 2013 - 08:43 PM

Man Daniel, you wore me out just reading about all that you did today!  Looks like you may get some time for your self tomorrow. :thumbs:   You deserve it!


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Posted November 19, 2013 - 09:24 AM

Milked this morning, and separated 2 sell cows during.  Gave a couple cows shots due, then gave our outside dog it's annual vaccinations.  Rest of the day:  get 2 more cows to sell out of the dry field.  Pump out the 500 gallon water tank the cows drink from.  The float valve has to be taken out & repaired or replaced.  Hope I can fix it, as I've not found a replacement anything like it yet.  Then go out to check on Mom & Dad & do anything they need.  After that, hook to the cattle trailer when leaving dad's, feed evening silage early, then load the cull cows & head to the market.  Another busy day.


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Posted November 19, 2013 - 11:44 AM

Went to dad's & hitched to the cattle trailer.  Measured for more grab bars for the other bathroom.  Gave their dog Max his shots, and took an order for whatever they needed from the grocery.


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Posted November 19, 2013 - 02:25 PM

Cattle trailer had a low tire.  Found a nail in it.  Was going to temporarily plug it, but the plugging tool,broke on me.  So changed the whole wheel/tire assembly out to one of the 2 spares we have.  Got the water tank valve patched up, so went ahead & patched on the other one.  I have to find new valves like these, or change the whole system.  Trailer backed up to the loading area, and once I down this coffee, it'll be time to feed.  


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Posted November 19, 2013 - 09:28 PM

Cows were unloaded at the market, picked up Chinese for my parent's supper, and home around 6:30 or so.  

  Tomorrow after morning milking, I'm shooting to dehorn, give shots, and move some calves around.  I also have 15 young ones still on milk that get some bling...ear tags.

That will take all the morning, and likely some time after lunch.  Then if nothing goes nuts around here after that, I may do inventory of all I need to gather to start revamping my cow free stalls.  I also have to order some things for Mom & Dad, and also order a new test kit for testing milk for cows treated with antibiotics.  All cows are tested for residue in milk before their milk is put into the bulk tank.

  I will be busy all day, so Teresa will do the town running for me.  I need her to take some farm tax papers to our tax lady, pay our bill at Southern States, pick some items up for me....and she gets her hair cut!   Sounds like a plan....hope it goes smoothly.  :thumbs:


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Posted November 19, 2013 - 10:15 PM

What brand and size is the float valve? Or snap a pic.



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Posted November 19, 2013 - 11:00 PM

How are cull cow prices down there Daniel? A neighbour shipped a cull 1600lb. beef cow today and got .63 a pound for her. Good beef spring calves, around 500-600 lbs. are bringing $1.54 a pound. on average. At that rate, they almost pay the bills to raise them, lol.
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Posted November 20, 2013 - 09:00 AM

How are cull cow prices down there Daniel? A neighbour shipped a cull 1600lb. beef cow today and got .63 a pound for her. Good beef spring calves, around 500-600 lbs. are bringing $1.54 a pound. on average. At that rate, they almost pay the bills to raise them, lol.

 

I forget exactly, but we got a tad over 70 cents a pound on these.


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Posted November 20, 2013 - 04:47 PM

Today's activities (just what I did):  15 calves tagged, 14 given shots, 12 dehorned & separated to another pen , 6 weaned & moved to next age pen,  about a ton of manure hauled out, then cleaning the area in front of the feeders with the MF1655D, about a ton of gravel brought in with the Big Dipper loader to build the area back up in front of the feeder, 3 scoops of sawdust bedding put in, squeezed in mowing the yard/chopping the leaves.  Then I fed 5000lbs of silage to 3 groups, and loaded the silage for the milk cows for morning.  Now I'll go out to Dad's to check on them, and to refill Dad's weekly pill box.  Yes, I am tired....very tired.  No shop time tonight either....just don't have it in me.


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Posted November 20, 2013 - 04:54 PM

That's busy! Take a break if you can!


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