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Posted March 05, 2014 - 05:54 PM

Some people cut a hole in the trunk or bed of the truck with a hinge and catch, my brother did that with his 80's Camaro, pump failed 3 times in a row all in a year.



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Posted March 05, 2014 - 06:09 PM

It's amazing how good you get at something if you do it enough times. :smilewink:   The starter on my bike was like that.



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Posted March 06, 2014 - 09:09 AM

Wow, the fuel pump for my Tahoe costs $300 alone, with no labor. I've been quoted 5-600 for that swap before. It's really nice though with a 3" body lift, I can remove all the lines/wires by reacing under the body before even dropping tank.

 

Isn't it always like that, messes up on you, but as soon as mechanic sees it, runs perfect.



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Posted March 10, 2014 - 08:12 AM

Morning milking finished, #274 has a milk test running for antibiotics, and now I need to go update my herd info in the computer to get ready for tomorrow's herd vet check.  Need to order meds for the vet to bring also.  Busy day today.


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Posted March 10, 2014 - 08:14 AM

Snow is coming across the states so stay warm and safe.



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Posted March 10, 2014 - 08:23 AM

I hope the day goes well for you!



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Posted March 10, 2014 - 09:48 AM

So far, so good.  All my herd computer work is finished, and sheets printed for tomorrow.  Grandma is gone to town, so Case is hanging with me for a little while.  Then off for more chores.

 

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Posted March 10, 2014 - 10:09 AM

Lil Cowhand ready to go!


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Posted March 10, 2014 - 10:44 AM

Great grin, looks like he's ready to help grandpa, hey how much longer before he can take a turn with the "honey wagon"   :D



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Posted March 10, 2014 - 10:46 AM

Great grin, looks like he's ready to help grandpa, hey how much longer before he can take a turn with the "honey wagon"   :D

 

He "thinks" he's ready for anything now!   :rolling:


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Posted March 14, 2014 - 10:46 AM

Busy day.  Did the milking, then made a 65 mile round trip to pick up our parlor vacuum pump we had professionally rebuilt.  Ouch...$1165.00, but then a new one is nearing 4 grand.   Now to eat lunch, then grind feed, and several other things before I milk again tonight.  Josh's day off farm duty tomorrow, so not much down time till Sunday.  I just got back last night from 2 days at my Atlanta, Ga dairy meeting, so work feels good, but not as good as sleeping in my own bed did last night! 


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Posted March 14, 2014 - 12:53 PM

Plans sidelined.  Small recently weaned calf escaped it's pen & got out in to the field with the pre-breed age heifers & is bawling it's head off for "home".  To get it in I had to open a bunch of gates and push calves inside the barn & lock in far end.  So it was a good time to separate the dozen heifers ready to put in with the bull & already bred heifers down in the back field.  Just now got all separated & have 13 to go to the bull.  Would have been 15, but the other 2 didn't come in the barn in time, and they were borderline in weight anyway.  Gates set to move the 13 that way in a few minutes.  Taking a breather before we start that.  Wind is howling outside & man does it get on my nerves.  I don't do wind well!  The worst part is that the wind may spook the heifers while moving them from familiar ground.


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Posted March 14, 2014 - 02:21 PM

Heifers moved without incident....real smooth.  Feed ground & unloaded for heifers, plus got the free choice feeder gate dropped lower to slow down the feed consumption.  The lock bolt hadn't been turned in years & I just knew it would twist off, but NO, it came right loose!  Tractor unhooked from grinder & hay rolls fed.   All left to do is milk, so I have a few minutes to rest a bit.


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Posted March 14, 2014 - 02:34 PM

They do spook quite easily lol have fun.
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Posted March 17, 2014 - 10:42 AM

Usual morning milking, then in the shop cleaning up....and this time I really am cleaning.  No GT's in there, so easier to concentrate on job at hand.  Finding stuff I've not seen in a while, and some things I didn't know we had!  :rolling:   Dirt/dust under things on shelves 1/2" deep.  Tossing some stuff I'm sure we'll never use and is just taking up space.  Won't get this finished today, but I have a good start.  I also need to install the rebuilt vacuum pump today.

 

OH....and the bird poo.  If I never saw an English Sparrow again it would be too soon!  Bird poo everywhere.  I can clean it one day & the next day poo all over again!  They bring hay & crap, then drop it all over the place.  I need to build a repeating sparrow trap.


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