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Posted July 02, 2014 - 03:20 PM

Been going 11 hours & just about out of steam for the day.  Silage to feed, then rest.  Did get most of the gravel graded for the shop floor, just a 1/2 yard or so to go.


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Posted July 02, 2014 - 04:37 PM

Just a smidge over 12 hours, and yep, my butt is done for the day.  After feeding the cows, I knocked off a few more 2x6's Dad put in the wrong place & got nailed in where they need to be.   None of it is perfect, but I have the ever so slight slope I want, and all will allow between 5 1/2 & 6" of concrete.

  Man was it still a sweat buckets day!  Can't wait for the next 3 days of 70's!   :dancingbanana:   Gonna wake up to just 62 in the morning!  Morning milking will be NICE! 


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Posted July 02, 2014 - 04:44 PM

Humid here today too. Although there is a tropical store brewing that may wash us away.


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Posted July 02, 2014 - 04:53 PM

Humid here today too. Although there is a tropical store brewing that may wash us away.

 

Yep, you might get some of Arthur.  I look to be coming into a little rain in the next hour or so...let it! 


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Posted July 03, 2014 - 05:56 PM

I got the combine out today & got the wheat harvested.  Made a lot for just 4 to 5 acres.  A good 300 bushels!  Backed the truck in the barn for now.  Hoping it's dry enough to leave it in there a while.  Got the grain head back off the combine & corn head back on & parked under roof. Dad square baled the straw, 375 bales of it.  Tomorrow we'll load all that up & unload half at the calf barn.  Rest will stay on wagons under roof.  VERY nice weather.  Got to around 75F and low humidity.  Was a pleasure working today!

  The guys installing the new fiber optic phone lines are great.  They've been working on our farm the last 3 days, and parked all their stuff at our place for the extended weekend.  As they were leaving, one of the guys asked if I had any use for one of their backhoes this weekend.  I actually do, a couple small things.  One is to knock down the remaining silage in the end of the one pit that our payloader can't reach.  Then Dad's water line is leaking.  He tossed me the keys!!  Now that's super!  They even took time to dig out the Church drain up the road from me.  They were just gonna dig it up for the church folk, but ended up patching the line & backfilling it for them.  They be good people!  


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Posted July 03, 2014 - 06:19 PM

Now that was down right nice of them.
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Posted July 03, 2014 - 06:59 PM

Man was it still a sweat buckets day!  Can't wait for the next 3 days of 70's!   :dancingbanana:   Gonna wake up to just 62 in the morning!  Morning milking will be NICE! 

39* in the UP last night.  52* here at 8:30 AM..


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Posted July 03, 2014 - 07:52 PM

Glad the wheat came through for you! Most I saw around here was 8" tall!


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Posted July 03, 2014 - 09:14 PM

That was nice of them! Glad you got your wheat done! Ours isn't quite dry enough yet (mainly the spots where it has fallen).

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Posted July 03, 2014 - 09:17 PM

Free backhoe time is always good.


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Posted July 04, 2014 - 10:31 AM

Milked this morning, then Josh & I loaded & unloaded 250 bales of straw.  My back has been hurting for a week now, and even this light straw is aggravating it pretty bad....really it's just the bending.  Also took the backhoe out to dad's & have the water line exposed.  Still have to load another 2 loads of straw, and repair the water line if we can find a barb T fitting.  Then that will take up to milking time.  No big weekend off for me.  :(


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Posted July 04, 2014 - 01:20 PM

Advil is your friend or at least mine when my back, knee's, hip's, you name it, gets to hurting.  The only thing I have found it really doesn't help is a headache.


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Posted July 04, 2014 - 01:21 PM

The backhoe is a lot easier on the back than the shovel at least.


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Posted July 04, 2014 - 01:55 PM

All but 25 to 30 bales of straw are tucked away.  I stopped by my BIL Fred's and told him if he would go pick them up they were his.  He's gonna take care of it!  My back barely got me through.  Milking is coming, but I have some time to rest my back.  Actually, it's not really my back, but a muscle or something right at the end of the last couple ribs on my left back side.  Whatever it is....it hurts.  

  Oh, and this morning I used their backhoe to also pull down the silage our loader can't reach.  


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Posted July 05, 2014 - 07:09 AM

Sorry for the back issues! They can disrupt life. Glad you got to use the backhoe for a couple things.






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