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Posted May 19, 2014 - 03:39 PM

All in all it sounds like you have had a good day today Daniel. Hope the biopsy comes back good.


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Posted May 19, 2014 - 03:42 PM

Yes, and working in the garden tonight.  Hope I get some corn planted, and some plants in the ground.  


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Posted May 19, 2014 - 05:42 PM

Had to till another swath so Teresa could get all the plants in the ground, then I used the Earthway planter to seed in 2 rows of green beans.  Then I marked off some corn rows.  Got tired & hungry, so came in for supper...not sure if I'll plant corn tonight now, but if I do, it'll be a while yet.  


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Posted May 19, 2014 - 06:39 PM

Drug my butt on out & planted nine rows 25'+ long.  Breaking the corn into 3 plantings to spread out the work involved in processing.  Teresa covered the seed rows for me.  We're both worn out.  In a week & a half or so, we'll plant the next group.


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Posted May 21, 2014 - 07:00 PM

Transplanted some more garden plants last night.  Some Charleston Gray watermelon, and cantaloupe. 

  Today I milked, took over for Dad planting corn, then bush hogged the dry cow field, and then planted some more field corn.  After that I mowed my yard this evening.  Very tired!


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Posted May 21, 2014 - 09:56 PM

Sounds like a busy few days you've had Daniel, I feel for ya. I have been swamped the week or so myself and all the end of school year evening programs have about done me in. Is the garden planting and setting done now?


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Posted May 22, 2014 - 11:24 AM

Geez, what're you doing with all your free time?
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Posted May 22, 2014 - 12:20 PM

Geez, what're you doing with all your free time?

 

Put it in a jar like a rainy day fund.  Hope I can pull it out someday, but it'll likely work as well as saving used post holes!  :smilewink:

  Milked this morning, then a run to TSC for 15 gallons hytran, jug of gear oil, box of grease, and the 5th $100 battery for the year.  Massey Super 90 needs a new one too!

   Then a stop at AutoZone for a new idle valve for the Jeep.  Got that installed, worked moving some calves, and now sitting here.  Neighboring Taylor County got some damage from this morning's storms that rolled through.  Nothing severe here, but just nort & just south of me a lot of damage & power outages.  Nearing Campbellsville, the back porch (was a nice built porch room) was blown off the back of the house, over the roof, then across the highway in a pile.  Saw several trees down & crews everywhere.  I got lucky here at home!


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Posted May 22, 2014 - 03:52 PM

Glad the worst of the weather missed you.

Batteries must be cheaper there. Most are $110-139 here. Only the real small ones are under $100. But they have a hard time in the cold. Bigger is always better.

The dreded battery cycle, bought 5 batteries myself last year. Should be good for about 5-6 years, then the cycle starts all over. One after the other will go bad and need replacement before the winter. Nothing worse than -0` with a stiff 25 mph wind and trying to jump the vehicle, at o'-dark thirty.


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Posted May 22, 2014 - 04:32 PM

This battery is 850 cranking amps.  They were out of the 1000 amp model.


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Posted May 22, 2014 - 06:04 PM

Glad you missed out on damage! Buying batteries sucks, but I got 2 this morning myself!



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Posted May 22, 2014 - 09:52 PM

Battery just don't last like they used, much like everything else made today.



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Posted May 22, 2014 - 10:56 PM

I just had to replace the battery in the truck and the bike. I feel your pain.



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Posted May 23, 2014 - 08:25 AM

Daniel.....


cut any hay yet? hows the 1st crop looking? guys up this way will start cutting over the weekend . We are 7-10 days late this year.

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Posted May 23, 2014 - 10:42 AM

People are starting to cut now.  All mine is just grass pasture, and I hope to cut it next week.  About 45 acres. My fresh seeded alfalfa may make a late cutting.


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