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#3106 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted May 26, 2014 - 05:36 PM

Nite, Daniel!


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Posted May 26, 2014 - 08:02 PM

Sorry to hear your about your barn fire . It's a shame  you tractor that was in your family was in there .


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Posted May 27, 2014 - 03:47 AM

DAYEMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM DANIEL...........when I read your message on Facebook, I thought you were talking about your Facebook TIMELINE................I am at a loss for words buddy...........I know you already had your plate full before all of this happened. I thought about calling you last night but I was in the bed at 6:15 myself and I know you were already tired.  May try to call around lunch time today.


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Posted May 27, 2014 - 06:57 AM

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sorry bout the hay shed. Just bethankful no one was hurt.
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Posted May 27, 2014 - 10:28 AM

Confirmed the amount of coverage...$12,000.  So we have decided not to rebuild a hay barn, but to use the money to add to an existing large shed and build a new farm shop.  It will be 40 x 40 and utilize 12 feet of the end of the 40x60.  The added section will be 28x40.  The 12 grand won't finish the shop, but will be the bulk of it.  I'm in no hurry to stack hay inside a barn anytime soon!  The shop will be a while getting started though.  It's gonna be nice not having to listen to bawling freshly weaned calves while repairing things!  Well, I'll still work down there, as my plan is to leave my metal working stuff down there for at least a while.  That's one welder, metal lathe, end mill, and steel inventory.  It will also be my new personal shop for working on my GT's!!   :dancingbanana:
  Man, finally getting sleep sure helped!  Fell asleep before 7 last night & slept like a stone till 5am.

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Posted May 27, 2014 - 10:35 AM

Sounds good Daniel. What will you do with your hay? I've seen the round bails covered with a silver fabric and then stacked in a field. Not sure if that is temporary storage or what.


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Posted May 27, 2014 - 10:47 AM

Dang Daniel, I feel for you. I like where you head is at though... Even though you built the barn your self and the tractor means so much, it IS only stuff!


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Posted May 27, 2014 - 10:57 AM

For now we'll stack our hay we hope to roll next week in the one small empty silage pit.  Once the fire burns out and I get time, I'll clean that up & we'll stack our hay at the burned site & cover with tarps.  There is a good deep gravel base there for good drainage.  I'll have to dig a hole in the field behind the burn site so I can scrape a layer of gravel into the hole, taking the screws & nails out of harms way.


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Posted May 27, 2014 - 11:00 AM

Good to hear you have got a plan now and got a goods night sleep to refresh you.


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Posted May 27, 2014 - 11:05 AM

Good to hear you have got a plan now and got a goods night sleep to refresh you.

 

Oh man, the sleep did wonders Brian!  I'm mowing the barnyard/pit areas today.  OH....I forgot to mention....my cousin called dad last night.  His Dad, Uncle Willard passed on a few years ago.  He still has his Massey 175 and it hasn't even been started for 3 to 4 years & he's stopping by to talk a deal.  We may have a replacement tractor soon!  I know Larry won't ask a high price for it.  Heck, he even gave me a $100 bill to help out with plow Day last year!  He's alright!  Hoping all works out with this 175.  It's a "Family Tractor" too!


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Posted May 27, 2014 - 11:17 AM

That's the family with smiley face on the silo right??
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Posted May 27, 2014 - 11:29 AM

That's the family with smiley face on the silo right??

 

Yep!  Larry (your 2nd cousin) remodeled Uncle Willard's house & he now lives there.  He built a new barn just off the house & it's getting stuffed with old John Deere farm tractors and John Deere GT's.  He also has Uncle Willard's home brew garden tractor that your Grandpa built for him many many years ago.


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Posted May 27, 2014 - 11:53 AM

Glad to hear your day is better.


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Posted May 27, 2014 - 04:57 PM

Sounds like you had a much better day today.  It is always nice to see some good come out of a bad event.


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Posted May 27, 2014 - 05:39 PM

Really! Next time I'm down u & I need to stop in 4 a visit. If ur unbusy @ the time. LOL
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