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#2116 MH81 ONLINE  

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Posted January 04, 2014 - 09:03 PM

You vent all you need to bud,
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Posted January 04, 2014 - 09:07 PM

That will happen no matter what!

 

That's a good thing.

 

Just sitting here & noticed my breath fogged my glasses.  Yep, my fever has returned.  Just shoot me!   :wallbanging:

 

Have a bowel of chicken noodle soup and hit the hay.


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Posted January 04, 2014 - 09:09 PM

Hang in there Dan. Is there anyone you can hire part time/short term. You supervise.

At least until you get over the flu.


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Posted January 04, 2014 - 09:16 PM

Do what needs to get done; then do what you can do. Above all else rest when you can. No sense getting any sicker. On the bright side, you were told that others who caught this bug were over it in three weeks, You're over half way there! :wave:


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Posted January 04, 2014 - 09:33 PM

Nobody that knows what to do is the problem, that & I can't afford the pay for someone with the skills already.  I'm stuck with it.   Josh said he was gonna "try" to milk in the morning, but I figure I may as well go on & get up.  When he's sick, he'll say that, then usually calls me an hour AFTER when I'd start milking.


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Posted January 05, 2014 - 04:34 AM

... bowel of chicken ...

 

 

OK, I've heard of divining the future using them....but SOUP!?!?!?!?!? 

 

 

:rolling:  :rolling: :rolling:  :rolling:  :rolling:  :rolling:  :rolling:  :rolling:  :rolling:  :rolling:  

 

 


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Posted January 05, 2014 - 05:13 AM

Take a wild guess what I'm doing today...................... :wallbanging:  :wallbanging:  :wallbanging:  :wallbanging:  :wallbanging:  :wallbanging:


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Posted January 05, 2014 - 07:13 AM

UHM....................................................................................................................................

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

milking?


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Posted January 05, 2014 - 08:16 AM

Daniel, I really wish I lived close enough to come help :wallbanging:
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Posted January 05, 2014 - 09:58 AM

Now that I'm finished milking, I can rest maybe 2 hours.  After lunch I need to scrape the lots before the big freeze gets here, and prepare the barn to let some of the outside calves come in.  Full afternoon into the evening.


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Posted January 05, 2014 - 03:07 PM

Got all the lot scraped, then after fixing a fuel leak on the "Big Dipper' loader, I scraped up 5 scoops of leftover sawdust from the edges & corners & got the weaned calves lower end of pen bedded.  Got them penned to lower end now so the 20 or so outside can come inside to the upper end which I bedded the other day.  Got both water tank float heaters in & working, and 5 rolls of hay in round feeders.

  Oh, and when I went to turn the cows in the field to scrape the lots, I found #258 standing there in the dry field with a little heifer calf!  Got her & calf into hoof trimming pen & leaving them together overnight.  It hadn't been born very long.

  Just in case you're wondering....yes, I am very tired, and even more worn down.  But there is good news, 1: I got ALL done that needed it, AND Josh is going to milk tonight!  He sounded better than I do on the phone.

  I may run on to TSC & take back that faulty tank heater, dropping a spare wheel for my Jeep at Walmart so they can put my 4th new tire on it, then get some much needed groceries.

  I have had some fuss at me, both here & some of my family for not dropping everything to take care of myself.  But it's a whole different ballgame when it's your own business & you can only truly depend on yourself to get things done that must be done. I have about 150 animals whose lives depend on me. But don't get me wrong, I don't take any offense to anything said, as I know you're looking out for me, but I take care of what has to be done, then I can rest, which I will. :smilewink:   Thanks all for your support, I truly appreciate it.

  Now to get some groceries & stuff, then come home & crash! 


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Posted January 05, 2014 - 05:01 PM

Get some rest Unc. At this time were at 15"s of snow at my place, still getting 2" per hr.dropping to 17 below tonight. I plowed twice already tonight. MF broke down using the little Craftsmen. I'm heading out now to do a 3rd plowing then calling it a nite. You got rain now it looks like, looking at the TV, and snow behind it. Hoping you and rest of the family don't get it to bad.


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Posted January 05, 2014 - 07:29 PM

I will make you some burritos. Guaranteed to clean your system out.


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Posted January 05, 2014 - 07:42 PM

Now were under a state of emergency.... In the Fridge is1 bottle of Rum.... 1 bottle of JD...1 bottle of Coke & Pepsi. :beer:  I'm good to go... Daniel sneak up here and we'll relieve some stress big time. :dancingbanana:


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Posted January 05, 2014 - 08:53 PM

I will make you some burritos. Guaranteed to clean your system out.


I ate some outback last night that has cleaned me completely out. Man that was a rough meal
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