When I finally finished with the heifer, I got to the silage pit & it was a mess! Josh couldn't keep up with packing & hauling, so he just pushed it up & silage piles were everywhere. So I told him to call Dad & tell him to take a 20 to 30 minute break while I got things pushed & packed right. Sent Josh to put the calf with the heifer. When I got the silage caught up, I went to unload the load in the truck. I noticed the oil pressure gauge wasn't steady. Shut her down as soon as I dumped the load. By that time Josh got back, and he said he just checked the oil a couple days ago. I told him it was low & he didn't think it was, so I pulled the stick & not even touching! Another 10 minute break for Dad! The 3208 Cat engine has a leak, and gotta keep a close eye on that oil level. This winter the truck needs a new throwout bearing, and this leak stopped, plus it has fuel issues somewhere again. Getting air in the lines again
I'll tell ya guys....I'm wrung plumb out today! I had 10 minutes for lunch & that's all the break I've had in the last 11 hours. Plus a couple fellas were up here at the house when I climbed back up the hill from dragging the heifer from the gully. They saw the MF1855 w/FEL
in the "Farm Show" mag, and wanted to look at it. I had to get back to the heifer, so they said they'd come back "tonight", which to me means at least after normal work hours. Later I came up to get something to eat, as I felt my sugar level dropping....they were back again at around 3:30! I may or may not be online much tonight, as I may conk out in my recliner. But I survived, and so did the heifer!