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Posted December 19, 2013 - 06:11 PM

Dang it! If I could get there, I'd help you with that wagon!


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Posted December 19, 2013 - 06:11 PM

Claude is a good old family friend, so I'm sure he's giving us a big discount.  Glad he is too!   :thumbs:   On the silage wagon, the hard part is due to the main auger in the bottom.  It's a huge job to remove it, so I may patch the holes that have sprang open for now till I can decide which way to go.  I really would like to see the work these guys do, as I may not like what they do anyway.  He kept talking about how he puts in stainless steel liners & you'll never have wear through again, but I know good & well that stainless wears too, so a thin liner can't end wear!  He mentioned I had to have a decent floor to support the liner, so it must be thin.  I want a full 3/8" thick floor like it came with.  That would last me another 15 years +.  I prefer doing my own work so it will for sure be what I want (plus I'm cheap....reads as broke).  BUT, as far as help, I'll take that good welder/fitter expertise!   :smilewink:


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Posted December 19, 2013 - 06:16 PM

One thing for sure, other than patching the silage mix wagon, it has to wait till I get the free stalls completely squared away.


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Posted December 19, 2013 - 06:19 PM

Wow, Daniel, the poop saga just never ends with you does it. LOL

 

Sounds like you need a BC Body ache powder. Without them I would be a ball of aches and pains.


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Posted December 19, 2013 - 06:33 PM

Wow, Daniel, the poop saga just never ends with you does it. LOL

 

Sounds like you need a BC Body ache powder. Without them I would be a ball of aches and pains.

 

 

LOL.... you're right, my life stays in the s#!t's  :rolling:   And I guess I proved your pain theory.....as I don't have any BC powder, and I am a ball of aches & pains! ass 


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Posted December 20, 2013 - 09:08 PM

Electric company guy came to check for stray voltage in the milk parlor today.  He checked today with everything off, and NO stray voltage present.  After Christmas, he's coming back to test while milking with everything in action.  I also asked him about the generator transfer switches that they install.  They DO NOT break the neutral, so I had my generators hooked up per their guidelines.  BUT, he also said that it was almost surely a surge on their neutral that burned out the stuff in my home, but they don't cover damages.    If I install a transfer switch that WILL break the neutral, I will need to drive a deep earth ground rod close to where I'd be running the generator & ground it's chassis to the rod.  Doing it this way would stop any surge from their neutral line from burning up my stuff.


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Posted December 21, 2013 - 09:32 AM

Rough day so far.  My back is killing me, 2 more cows came down with mastitis, and a 200lb calf coming down with pneumonia.  Need to clean the manure from stall alleys, and Dad wants me to bring him home for the day.  I just wanted to get out of the barn this morning & rest my back for a little while, but it isn't happening.


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Posted December 21, 2013 - 12:03 PM

Made me feel better getting Dad home for a while.  Time to get to work now.


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Posted December 21, 2013 - 02:11 PM

I went on & got most of my late afternoon chores done early to avoid doing it all, plus milking at a stretch.  Over 2 hours before milking time.  Well, I may have to go bring the cows in out of the field sooner, as the rains are getting close.  Gonna rain buckets once it arrives.  Had some downpours this morning.  


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Posted December 21, 2013 - 02:14 PM

It's headed your way, Daniel!



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Posted December 21, 2013 - 02:25 PM

It's headed your way, Daniel!

 

Yes, but all rain for me.  It's 65F here right now.  58 for tomorrow.


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Posted December 22, 2013 - 12:03 PM

Storms rolled through last night, but no wind damage that I know of.  Power was out for about an hour after 10pm, but warm, so just waited for power to return.

  Getting ready to leave for Christmas with my In-laws.   :thumbs:   Maybe escape stresses for a while.  Been on the phone most of the morning concerning Dad.


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Posted December 24, 2013 - 12:36 PM

Last of my sawdust is now bedding for about 13 weaned calves in a large pen (12' x 70').  This will hold them for a few weeks.  Need to feed rolled hay after lunch.  Trying to get as much done today, so I can take most of tomorrow off except for morning milking & afternoon feeding.  So much to pack into one day tomorrow.   Christmas with Teresa & Kaylin in the morning, and spending some time with Dad & Mom in the afternoon.  Going to TRY to find a day sometime after Christmas for us & all the kids to have a meal together.  Been so hectic, we couldn't find the time before Christmas.


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Posted December 24, 2013 - 06:05 PM

Sounds like a real good plan, Daniel! Lord knows you need one to come through!


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Posted December 24, 2013 - 06:24 PM

I got all the things done I wanted to, PLUS scraped the manure from the feed lot also.  Even found a few minutes for GT driving.  Now I'm just tired.  Supper soon, then sleepy time early tonight!  Josh had his wife Teri's family stuff to go to today, so I was on my own most of today.


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