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#2521 KennyP OFFLINE  

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Posted February 16, 2014 - 11:41 AM

Get some needed rest! Lord knows you need it!



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Posted February 17, 2014 - 08:59 AM

Milking finished, but feeling rough still.  Last night I awoke, but evidently pretty disoriented.  I wondered why my alarm didn't go off, but I just got on up.  I turn on the coffee maker, sit a few minutes, then go to watch some news on the tube.  What......no news on ANY station!  Hmmm, what the heck!  Then I look at the clock........just 1:05, not 5:05!  I could have sworn my alarm clock said 4:50am when I first got up!   Anyway, I went back to bed for the rest of my beauty sleep, but it didn't work out....looked rough still.  :(

  Stumbled my way through milking and now typing & having to do all sorts of typo corrections.  Bad head & chest cold.  Rib cage is killing me from all the coughing, sinus burning & sneezy, and of course a headache.  Not my better day, but certainly not my worst.  

  Today will be limited work.  Have to get final papers to my tax lady and a couple other farm errands, then feed this afternoon & call it a day.


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Posted February 17, 2014 - 09:19 AM

Take it easy Daniel, sounds like it got you again.

Stay warm and drink lots.


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Posted February 17, 2014 - 09:21 AM

Hope this cold doesn't last too long! Get as much rest as you can!


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Posted February 17, 2014 - 11:01 AM

Hope you get better soon.


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Posted February 17, 2014 - 11:22 AM

the joys of being a farmer,,,,,   just to bad that most of America is 1-2 generations removed from the land.  The actually think there milk comes from the grocery store.


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Posted February 17, 2014 - 11:24 AM

Daniel, get well man, spring has got to be commin!
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Posted February 17, 2014 - 01:37 PM

Coughing has really let up, but when I do....it hurts!  Got the tax papers all to my CPA and back home.  A few roll bales to put out, then feeding silage and my work day will be done.  I feel tired as I could get, but I'll hopefully get some rest tonight.  All depends on how Dad comes out of his ER visit.   For those not following my other thread, my sister took Dad to the ER this morning.  Very weak, and sounds like his UTI (urinary tract infection) is back in force.


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Posted February 17, 2014 - 02:11 PM

Damn it ! too quick.


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Posted February 17, 2014 - 03:41 PM

Still feel rough, but got the leak repaired in the milk pump room.  We have a boost water pump in there & it always leaks where the PVC inlet screws into the cast iron pump.  This time I chased the threads best I could, then used a steel nipple, THEN to plastic instead of plastic at the pump.  Always had issues with it chewing at the plastic, so I taped and used pipe thread goop at the pump juncture.  Then I tightened the femal PVC as tight as I dared, using pipe goop there as well.  I can turn the water back on in a little bit to check for leakage.  Sure hope it's stopped!

  Tomorrow will likely just be normal morning & afternoon chores, with a visit with Dad at the hospital in between.


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Posted February 19, 2014 - 04:19 PM

Milked this morning and been hauling more gravel since.  Last time I had it delivered, and 19 tons cost me a little over $300.  By hauling the 3 loads in my own truck, including fuel costs, I got right at 29 tons for just $30 more than what the 19 tons cost me delivered.  And this way I got 3 different sizes.  #57's for the house areas, #4 for the farm drives, and large #3 for where the ground gave way so we can build a base.

  Now time to feed silage.


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Posted February 19, 2014 - 10:42 PM

Around here crushed gravel is like gold--- we're paying about $16.00 a yard for cement quality, and better than half that for good road gravel, if you can get it. Pit run is cheaper, but it's pretty poor stuff too, mostly dirt with rocks in it.

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Posted February 22, 2014 - 12:12 PM

Finally got some MUCH needed therapy, which included finally giving my little "Sam Dog" a proper burial.

  Dug him a grave with the front end loader on the MF1655D, then laid some large #3 rock into sinking spots of the driveway & the mailbox approach.  Then after packing that a bit, a layer of #4, then some #57 gravel.  

 

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Posted February 22, 2014 - 12:17 PM

Good for you! :thumbs:   Some times you just have to take the time to get away, physically or mentally.


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Posted February 23, 2014 - 07:31 AM

Glad you got some therapy!


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