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Posted March 19, 2014 - 05:38 PM

If I remember right the strength of that bike used to amaze me for being just a 125. Correct me if I'm wrong but didn't you and Cecil take that bite down the hill and tie a dead calf to it and then both of you road that bike pulling that dead calf back up the hill??

 

Yes, I needed Cecil on there for traction.  The 4 stroke was quite torquey.


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Posted March 19, 2014 - 05:46 PM

I don't no how many times I told that story, half believe me & half dont.

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Posted March 19, 2014 - 05:50 PM

Gate only lasted 24 years. What a piece of junk.


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Posted March 19, 2014 - 06:45 PM

Gate only lasted 24 years. What a piece of junk.

Yeah!  When I build a play toy for a bull, it lasts a lot longer than 24 years!


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Posted March 19, 2014 - 06:48 PM

Yeah!  When I build a play toy for a bull, it lasts a lot longer than 24 years!

 

Hey, in my defense, the pipe I built the gate from was used pipe already!  :rolling:


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Posted March 19, 2014 - 08:15 PM

lol



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Posted March 19, 2014 - 08:24 PM

Your 125 brings back memories.  We use to tear around on a Honda trail  70 and a Yamaha endoro 100. Those were good times on the farm.  


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Posted March 20, 2014 - 04:54 AM

Your 125 brings back memories.  We use to tear around on a Honda trail  70 and a Yamaha endoro 100. Those were good times on the farm.

Yes they were. hands down the best time of my life.

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Posted March 20, 2014 - 07:55 AM

nothing like waking up in the morning and going to see the girls in the barn, or checkin out the new baby calves in the pasture.
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Posted March 20, 2014 - 07:59 AM

nothing like waking up in the morning and going to see the girls in the barn, or checkin out the new baby calves in the pasture.

 

From what you said, we need to swap places for a while!  Dealing with "the girls" first thing isn't exciting these days.  But then these days my knees and back hurt!  :smilewink:   Lots have changed, but one thing is still the same....life is good!  :thumbs:


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Posted March 20, 2014 - 08:24 AM

When I was a kid Dad would do relief milking for area neighbors when they went on vacation.  I always went along to help , at first Dad would milk the cows and I would feed the calves and do the outside chores , but by the time I was a teenager the roles switched.  I would do the milking and Dad would feed the calves and do the other chores. 

That was when there was a lot of small dairy farmers in our area.  Most guys milked 40-90 cows either with a pipeline or Buckets and a transfer.     Your back and knees paid the price most definitely


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Posted March 20, 2014 - 11:12 AM

BUSY morning.  After milking I finished welding the gate.  Then I dehorned 8 calves & gave them immunization shots. Then separated those to go outside.  Got all the larger calves separated, then turned those 30 calves out to the 45 acre pasture.  After that, I used my MF1655D's FEL to carry the repaired gate down to the milk parlor & hung it in place.  Yep, tired, but more to do after lunch.  2 more bought gates need to be replaced with new today as well.


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Posted March 20, 2014 - 03:37 PM

Got the other gates hung, then fixed a couple issues on the JD430, then mowed my yard.  Just clipping "high tops" and wild onions, but it's seat time!  Looks much better too.  Then Josh said the milk tank washer was still running.  Should have shut off 4 hours ago.  Was a magnetic solenoid with burnt/stuck contacts. Pulled the contacts apart & all is good.  I'll have to pick up a new magnetic switch asap.  Now time to feed silage & call it a day.....a very productive day at that!  


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Posted March 20, 2014 - 06:13 PM

when you dehorn your calves do you freeze them off or use a saw type remover? we use a saw on the beef calves in the fall. we have very few horns anymore, and that's a good thing.
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Posted March 20, 2014 - 06:22 PM

Electric thermal dehorner at about 3 to 4 months of age.  Somehow I missed a couple a year or so ago, and now they have full size horns.  Vet is going to "saw wire" them off next month.


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