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#2761 coldone OFFLINE  

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Posted April 09, 2014 - 05:28 AM

Granpa loved Brahma for brood and later on Beefmaster for bulls. The family had some interesting tales to tell. When dad was little they had one Brahma bull that would let the kids stand on his head and llift them up so they could pick apples off the tree for him. He had already eaten all the ones he could reach. Grandpa couldnt spank any ok the kids if that bull was around. 

 

I saw one cow with her head stuck in a tree like that. We put the rope on her front legs and pulled them out from under  her then pulled her out. When she was out she went crazy, had to let her have the rope.


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Posted April 09, 2014 - 08:17 AM

Dan, you can't get a few ropes on that honorary critter and run um through the trailer and drag her in with a tractor?  

 

That's how I'll get her into the trailer AFTER knocking her out with tranquilizers.  No way I'll attempt putting ropes on her awake.  Can't keep her in the headlock, and even if I could, she looks like a rodeo bull when you get close to her.  Not worth the risk, so knocking her out for that session.


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Posted April 09, 2014 - 10:06 AM

I can have my ex wife come up and scare that cow into the trailer if you promise to tranquilize my ex afterwards.


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Posted April 09, 2014 - 10:18 AM

I can have my ex wife come up and scare that cow into the trailer if you promise to tranquilize my ex afterwards.

 

Put your ex with my ex and that cow doesn't stand a chance!


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Posted April 09, 2014 - 01:19 PM

Put your ex with my ex and that cow doesn't stand a chance!

There is probably a law against that kind of cruelty.


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Posted April 09, 2014 - 01:45 PM

There is probably a law against that kind of cruelty.

 

Cruel I'd say.  Cruel to me though, as their likely wouldn't even be a hamburger pattie left for me!


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Posted April 09, 2014 - 03:17 PM

There is probably a law against that kind of cruelty.

 

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Posted April 11, 2014 - 08:24 AM

BUSY morning!  Bad as I hated to, per my vet's advice, I am selling off 5 sorry cows.  Yes, they are sorry cows, but our herd count is so low I just hate dropping the numbers further, but really, it's really good economics.    So during milking I separated these 5 as I let them out of the parlor, plus & had to remove afterbirth from #204 that calved a few days ago but never cleaned up.  Then during milking, one of our cooling sets needed some R22, so did that while cooler was in operation with fresh milk.  Now in a few minutes I'll haul off the cows.  Gonna be a heavy load, so hoping like crazy I have no tire issues.  2 tires are great, while the other 2 seem good, but are older.  Need to break down & get a whole new set of 4 heavy duty tires.  Milk again tonight, and tomorrow too, as Josh's day off.  Looking forward to my day off Sunday!


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Posted April 11, 2014 - 08:35 AM

Good luck with the load!



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Posted April 11, 2014 - 12:34 PM

Tires held!  I stopped by a tire place & found 2 good used 15" in my size, so with the 2 good tires I already had, I'll be in good shape for a good while.   :thumbs:   Then stopped at Lowes & picked up 2 new drain kits for the milk parlor wash vats, and then it hit me as a good time to pick up the last of what we need for the patio.  Got 40 edge stones for the edge of the gravel drain basin.  Then on to TSC for a new battery for my truck.  It's been seeming slow cranking, and today it barely turned over, but it finally started.  Was a 5yr warranted battery, and only 3 years old.  They credited me $56 to a new one, so covered over 1/2 the new price.  Pulled the battery out in the lot & put the new one in, then outta there.  Gonna go fix the parlor drains, then take a break before milking.


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Posted April 11, 2014 - 03:04 PM

I'm getting ready to go into work nights tonight and after reading this I'm wore out lol. Get some good rest tonight Uncle working by yourself sucks.
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Posted April 11, 2014 - 05:35 PM

Long day. Sounds like you got a lot done.


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Posted April 11, 2014 - 05:41 PM

Long day. Sounds like you got a lot done.

 

I did, but would have liked to gotten more still.  My joints have been aching all over the last 3 days or so, way more than usual.  Milking done & laying back for the evening.


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Posted April 11, 2014 - 05:57 PM

Did you get a chance to clean up the Buzzard droppings left in the yard?



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Posted April 11, 2014 - 05:58 PM

We all need to kick back once in a while.


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