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#226 HDWildBill ONLINE  

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Posted August 01, 2012 - 09:22 AM

I can do a lot of different things, but most farmers could put me to shame.


I thought the same thing that I can do quite a lot but after following this thread I agree they put me to shame as well.
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Posted August 01, 2012 - 10:43 AM

Thanks guys, but we're no experts at anything, we just do what we have to do. I milked this morning, then in between pushing/packing the silage (Josh can place 3 piles before it has to be pushed), I raked & baled one of the small patches of 72 bales, then raked the other field & will bale it after lunch. Just pushed up the 3 piles of silage & broke for lunch. Called my insurance people about the storm damage, and can go ahead & buy stuff to replace what was shot by the storm. They will include any of my labor I do also. Farm Bureau treats us well.

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Posted August 01, 2012 - 11:08 AM

Farm Bureau treats us well.

Has to be a blessing in troubled times. I'm glad you got a break here.

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Posted August 01, 2012 - 01:37 PM

Farm Bureau are decent folks and on the side of the farmer most times. It also helps if you've been with them a while. Glad you can start replacing things!

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Posted August 01, 2012 - 03:51 PM

Been with them since before I was born, and I popped out in 1958. Dad & I both have served on the local board.
Good news....NOTHING broke or got broken today! Will likely finish this pit the first of next week.

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Posted August 01, 2012 - 03:55 PM

Glad the day went smoothly for a change! Though it was probably hectic!

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Posted August 01, 2012 - 03:58 PM

Yes, very hectic both yesterday & today, as I hopped between loads doing all sorts of other jobs. Got the hay all raked & baled while keeping up with the silage pushing/packing. We had intended to stop chopping at 2pm to do the hay, but I wanted to keep the chopper going best as I could. Worked out great except I'm worn out. But that's ok, it's my living.

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Posted August 02, 2012 - 10:29 AM

Cows milked, 115 square bales on 2 trailers, cow with new calf gotten in. Chopping again after lunch. So far, so good today!

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Posted August 02, 2012 - 10:47 AM

Hope everything holds together for you again today!!

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Posted August 07, 2012 - 03:53 PM

If nothing breaks, we'll get this one silage pit topped off maybe by noon tomorrow! :dancingbanana: I'll try to take time for a pic before we cover it in plastic. May take a few days break before starting the other pit to give this one a few days to ferment before we have to start packing silage in front of last years silage in the pit we're feeding out of now. If this silage isn't fermented well enough, it can throw the cows stomachs out of whack, and that is NOT a good thing to do. Milk drops, and many times the cows get the squirts, and that ain't perty!
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Posted August 07, 2012 - 04:26 PM

Hope you make it Daniel.Can't wait to see some pics.

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Posted August 07, 2012 - 04:26 PM

Had the same thing happen to me the other day while fixing the drain under the toilet of the 2nd floor in an old age home. I didn't know those old folks were fed so much corn and peas !!

I take the farm poo all day long over pea's & corn from people :(

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Posted August 07, 2012 - 06:13 PM

I take the farm poo all day long over pea's & corn from people :(


You & me both John....for danged sure!!!!!! :wacko:

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Posted August 07, 2012 - 07:23 PM

Being tomorrow may be very busy, I figured I better snap some pics tonight while I feel like it. As you can see I like the closest end getting it rounded, and the far end may get piled a bit higher yet also. It will settle at least 1 foot, maybe more, so I'll try to get it crowned 2' above the top block. There will be approximately 900 tons of silage in this pit when finished up.

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Posted August 07, 2012 - 07:28 PM

Daniel, I am glad to see your pits filling up. I know it makes you feel better knowing you've got feed for cows in the pit now. The pits have really turned out nice, way to go.. :thumbs:
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