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Posted January 03, 2014 - 11:47 AM

Southern States just dropped off 2 TALL pallets of compressed pine shavings.  Never seen a pallet this tall before.  Being sick, having 2 ton truck problems, and all the rest going on here, I had them deliver these today so I can get the stalls bedded without any issues.  This pic is just one pallet worth, the other is under the barn roof.  We just pushed the tall stack over & off the truck rather than mess with individual bales.

  Right after lunch it's gonna be work all afternoon, then I have to milk tonight.  I'll likely do most of the bedding, while Josh scrapes manure from the lots. Looong day ahead.

 

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Posted January 03, 2014 - 11:49 AM

Glad to hear your on the mend. Now get to the Heart Doc and find out whats going on!!

 

And sell that B1tch before she causes you more pain in the milk parlor..


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Posted January 03, 2014 - 11:54 AM

:bigrofl:  Brian.   My first chance to take the cull cows off is Tuesday, and yes, I think I'll get rid of #266, "B-266" that is!  BUT, it's supposed to be 4 below 0 that morning, so I hate to take off & have any tire/trailer/truck issues in those temps.  That's usually when everything goes wrong.  Just have to wait & see.


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Posted January 03, 2014 - 12:02 PM

Looks like those will be easy to move around with the loader and stack to be used as needed. How do those work out in cost compared to you going to get a load?


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Posted January 03, 2014 - 03:06 PM

Looks like those will be easy to move around with the loader and stack to be used as needed. How do those work out in cost compared to you going to get a load?

 

Well, this is a JOB with the bales.  My small loader wouldn't start, and the large loader won't fit under the freestall doors.  So 6 bales at a time with the 4 wheeler, and they don't go nearly as far as the bag claims (3 sq' compressed to 9' open claim), so it took all 90 bags, and I was worn out by the time I just placed the bags.  Then I cut one row of 15 open, dumped contents & gathered empty bags.  Had to come in for a break.  Now I know with this flu I am nowhere near my usual, but this is till a LOT more work than scooping oak sawdust with the loader.  It is also 2 1/2 times more expensive, but at the time, I have no other option.   I still have 45 more bags to open & dump, then all 90 stalls to even out the chips.  The main thing is how long it will last!

  I am gonna be shot before I have to start milking, and tomorrow is Josh's day off.  Gonna be beat Saturday night.  Can't wait to get over the flu, but Mr Enlow, who delivered the chips said most around here that get it have taken 2 to 3 weeks to get over it!  Dang, I'm only in one week!


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Posted January 03, 2014 - 03:08 PM

Oh, and I called the place that bales the chips, and having them deliver a 480 bale load only saves me 46 cents per bale.


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Posted January 03, 2014 - 03:24 PM

The 1855 Massey/Yammar won't start?



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Posted January 03, 2014 - 04:10 PM

The 1855 Massey/Yammar won't start?

 

I started it a couple days ago, but it barely fired off, and had to run the starter much longer than I like to.  I kind of think the injectors are at fault.  Even in warm weather it misses a few seconds then clears out.  Took a good 5 minutes after firing on the 20 something degree day before it ran smooth.  Plus the dang glow plug timer is useless.  I need to put a momentary switch on it so I can heat the glow plugs as long as needed.


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Posted January 03, 2014 - 04:13 PM

Josh came & helped me finish the wood chips after he finished scraping the lots, so I actually have 20 minutes to rest before heading to milk.  Tired, but the job got done. 


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Posted January 03, 2014 - 04:25 PM

I hope your strength comes back soon. I'm doing my best to stay away from folks that have that nasty stuff.


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Posted January 03, 2014 - 04:29 PM

Sounds like you need to start tucking those tractors into a nice warm bed.


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Posted January 03, 2014 - 07:47 PM

Something vewy vewy strange happened tonight.......I milked the cows without a single incident!  I didn't even have to use a kicker even once!  Those cows are up to something, I just know it!   :rolling:   I was tired, but milking wasn't a problem, so I can tell even more I am on the mend.  Just knowing that makes me feel better.  This crap going around sure is some nasty stuff.  

  Willie, wish I had a small barn I could heat to about 40F so these things would start for me.  I have block heaters on the ones I need to start often, but really all of them need it as you never know what may come up that I need one of the others.  The old Hough loader that will fit under the shade cloth supports I need when the poo freezes too hard for the rubber scraper to work.  She fired finally for me today, so I scraped the frozen part of the lot while Josh got what he could.  But the Hough's problem is it needs a good tuneup.  Points are likely pitted and I can tell the timing is off.  I need to find a solid state ignition kit for it.


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Posted January 04, 2014 - 07:01 AM

But the Hough's problem is it needs a good tuneup.  Points are likely pitted and I can tell the timing is off.  I need to find a solid state ignition kit for it.

 

What is the power plant for that rig?  Where I work we have access to several of the mfgrs of the points replacement modules...   I can check for you, plus it is at cost and no shipping if it goes in with a regular order  :smilewink:


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Posted January 04, 2014 - 08:02 AM

Glad they cooperated last night. Hope morning milking went well!


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Posted January 04, 2014 - 09:42 AM

Decent morning milking, but lots to do today if I can make it through it all.  The longer I'm out in the cold, the more it clogs me up & gets to me.  Need to go get some of the scrappy hay I rolled from the plow day fields to spread out for bedding for all the heifers & dry cows, as Monday will be -2F and Tuesday 7 below!  My day off tomorrow & want to take it easy, so I need to get this done today.


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