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Posted February 06, 2014 - 03:25 PM

I'll just put it this way, when that dead animal truck comes, it's nearly full.  Normal weather and it's usually just got a few animals in it.  

  Shut the welder off, as it's apparent it's not gonna thaw the rest of the line.  Could be weeks on end before it thaws with the weather as it is.

I have spread about 8 tons of gravel for a traction aid on this frozen icy ground, but one spot I hadn't yet, and when I fed silage, I spun out, then it started sliding backwards.  I got the brakes to work enough to get the wagon to go up against the bank on it's upper side, then made a dash & got on up.  I got the payloader & cut down to dirt & rock, then spread gravel there as well.  I bedded all the stalls myself today, and put out rolled hay, as Josh spent most of the day at home. I didn't mind too much, as his wife & all the kids were home today to spend quality time with.  Just wore me out, but I have everything done that needed taken care of, and it's the end of my day early.  Good thing too, as my butt is dragging.  Just in the 20's, but working in heavy clothes in the cold sure pulls the energy out of ya.


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Posted February 06, 2014 - 04:06 PM

The heavy clothing is why I don't get much done during cold weather. That alone wears you out.


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Posted February 06, 2014 - 05:50 PM

I fell asleep in my recliner. I'd still be asleep, but Teresa had supper ready.  I need to go check on Dad, or I'd nod right back off.


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Posted February 06, 2014 - 08:44 PM

Gee Daniel want me to mail you a couple of long horns from across the street?


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Posted February 06, 2014 - 08:55 PM

Gee Daniel want me to mail you a couple of long horns from across the street?

 

Why heck yes!  I have an oversize mailbox!  :D


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Posted February 06, 2014 - 09:24 PM

Is the line that's frozen, large and straight enough, that you

could take some airline poly, connect hot water to it, and

push it into the frozen line. It's slow going, but does wok


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Posted February 07, 2014 - 08:26 AM

Is the line that's frozen, large and straight enough, that you

could take some airline poly, connect hot water to it, and

push it into the frozen line. It's slow going, but does wok

 

No, too many T's in the line to get a hose through, but it doesn't matter now, as...drum-roll please..........I HAVE WATER!  :dancingbanana:  Yesterday I left the welder going all afternoon, but this time I turned on the high frequency setting to "constant".  No water when I shut it down at feeding time, but I left the faucet in the feed room cracked.  As I went in the shop this morning  to get the buckets to carry water, I heard the spray in the stainless steel wash vat.  Talk about happy!  I guess the welder did the trick but just took a while to come on through.  It's still cold at 10F this morning & not been above freezing in a long while now, so I know it didn't thaw on it's own.

  Got the shop heater going to clean up more after working on the loader cylinders.  Oil was all over and I tossed sawdust to soak it up.  


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Posted February 07, 2014 - 08:32 AM

Good news :thumbs:


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Posted February 07, 2014 - 09:03 AM

Glad to hear you got water!

 

I woke up this morning  -2*, What the?? was not expecting that cold.  Stupid squirrels are mad at me I guess since I have been keeping all my bags of food at my house, only taking over what I can dump in the sealed drums so they chewed my ext. cord in half that feeds the heat lamps. Poor chickens are freezing!


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Posted February 07, 2014 - 09:07 AM

Got the line thawed out! That should make chores easier!


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Posted February 07, 2014 - 10:06 AM

Another problem solved!  Good news.  Now back to other 999 problems. :rolling:


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Posted February 07, 2014 - 10:36 AM

Another problem solved!  Good news.  Now back to other 999 problems. :rolling:

He be nice only 998


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Posted February 07, 2014 - 11:04 AM

Also got yesterday's hard start issue solved on my Massey 1655D...... :wallbanging:  :(  :wallbanging:   tank empty!  :D   Down to 997!  Been cleaning in the shop, once I got my little battery charger fixed.  My other small charger needed a wire soldered back in place the other day.  This one had a bad sliding selector switch.  I just cut all the leads to the switch, then connected the 12V 6 amp lead to the hot wire.  I have no 6 volt batteries, and I can live without the 2 amp rate.  Down to 996!  

  More cleaning the shop after lunch.  


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Posted February 07, 2014 - 11:09 AM

We've not seen any sun for at least over a week, maybe 2.  But today she finally came out!

 

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Posted February 07, 2014 - 11:14 AM

Boy that sure looks chilly Daniel. We are all getting some unpleasant surprises from the weather man this winter.


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