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Posted January 20, 2014 - 07:35 PM

Look at you go!


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Posted January 20, 2014 - 07:40 PM

Dang, your on a roll,


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Posted January 20, 2014 - 07:58 PM

Well, I still have 3 separate small water leaks to repair in the milk parlor, the water pressure tank to install on our well pump, and when at Dad's today, I heard his pump constantly cycling, and turns out it too needs a new pressure tank, as the bladder is busted in it too.  But with the bigger things off my mind, I feel much better about getting it all accomplished.  They will likely call tomorrow that my steel is done for my silage wagon, but I'll need to wait till weather warms back up before getting into that.  I can keep it patched till then if need be.    I also need to get back to finiashing repairs to the free stalls asap.  Just been bouncing from one thing to another & trips to town seem constant.


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Posted January 20, 2014 - 08:02 PM

Yeh, but you got a lot done today, that is a great thing.

Tommorow is another day.


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Posted January 20, 2014 - 08:06 PM

You needed what you accomplished today, Daniel! That list will ease down. And I'm sure other things will get added!


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Posted January 21, 2014 - 08:39 AM

Man you're getting a lot of things done thats cool! Curiosity question, where was the short in the fence at?

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Posted January 21, 2014 - 08:43 AM

  Curiosity question, where was the short in the fence at?

 

Down the hill, then up above the creek just down a little ways from your Mom & Dad's house.  Lot of old dried briars & vines made it almost impossible to see, but some OLD fence wire got drug out of a pile of brush, then wrapped over the wire.  The other end was in the ground, so shorted it out good.  Wire is hot as heck now!


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Posted January 21, 2014 - 10:09 AM

Glad to hear things are maybe lightening up for you Daniel.

Good to hear your dad is doing well and you are crossing things off the  list.



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Posted January 21, 2014 - 11:11 AM

Hey B4 I take off from up here r u in need of any item's ie respirators? Ear plugs?

Edited by BaumBaum, January 21, 2014 - 11:14 AM.

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Posted January 21, 2014 - 12:08 PM

Busy morning.  Finished milking a little earlier to take Dad to doc's office for a checkup.  Checkup went fine.  Then to tax office, fuel up the car, on to Southern States to pick Dad up a wooden cane, McDonald's for Mom's apple pies, then to bank for Dad to get some cash, stop by my sister's to get Mom's cane she left in their car, and finally the drug store for Dad's 2 new prescriptions.   Much as Dad wants to get out, I think he was good for getting home.  Can't do too much too soon.  Of course the only place he got out was the doc's office. Cold wind is whipping down here. Wind chill is 0F.


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Posted January 21, 2014 - 12:23 PM

I'm tired just reading that!



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Posted January 22, 2014 - 04:15 PM

Milked this morning, then repaired my battery charger so I could charge GT batteries.  A wire inside had corroded in-two.  Then I repaired water lines in the milk parlor.  I got 4 leaks fixed, which were the worst ones, then went out to clean the barn lot.  

I got the MF175 cranked so I could get my Massey 1655D out.  As in another thread, I said how the 1655D wouldn't fire this morning.  But after a good charging, and finding my better jumper cables, she finally fired up.  The open cow areas of the feed lot are so frozen that the rubber tire scraper can't work at all, and the alleys at the stalls are semi frozen as well.  So the only thing that can fit under the door openings to scrape all the alleys is my little FEL on the 1655.  Took several minutes to warm the hydraulic oil to even operate the loader, but she finally started moving oil, albeit very slow.  Took about 1 & 1/2 hours to get all 3 alleys scraped.  I pushed the crap into tall piles, hoping it won't freeze solid tonight.

  Put the 1655D down into the shop where I can warm it easier in case I need it again soon.  Now to feed afternoon silage & call it a day.  A long cold one too.


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Posted January 24, 2014 - 08:04 AM

Awoke to -3F, and dropped to -4 later.  Milking done & getting cleaned up for my heart doc appointment.  Already know I have no serious anything, but he wants to try getting rid of my palpitations.  

  Josh found a sick cow last night, looks like coliform mastitis.  First case in a while.  I told him what to treat her with, and this morning she seems better, and she almost surely will live, but milk again.....we'll see.


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Posted January 24, 2014 - 08:33 AM

Awoke to -3F, and dropped to -4 later

 

  I thought Kentucky had warm winters ?



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Posted January 24, 2014 - 08:36 AM

  I thought Kentucky had warm winters ?

 

Not this go-round!  We've had fairly mild winters the last few years, but I've been waiting for a cold one, and it's here!  Just 50 miles from here we had -37F back in the late 90's.  Was -22 here that day.


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