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#3451 Texas Deere and Horse OFFLINE  

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Posted July 19, 2014 - 11:41 AM

Good to hear your getting some much needed rain. You can always do the pour later. Maybe you can have a little easier weekend now and get a little rest.


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Posted July 19, 2014 - 12:51 PM

We are getting some rain here today. Nice slow rain. My plants need it!
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Posted July 19, 2014 - 01:57 PM

Good to hear your getting some much needed rain. You can always do the pour later. Maybe you can have a little easier weekend now and get a little rest.

 

LOL......I just woke up from a 2 hour nap!  I needed it, as I woke up early to get a jump on milking this morning.

 

We are getting some rain here today. Nice slow rain. My plants need it!

 

Glad to hear you got some rain too!


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Posted July 19, 2014 - 02:42 PM

We got 21/2" yesterday and we sure needed it here in the yard and on the garden. Not so good for those with hay down--- that project is in full swing up here now. My hay is still standing so I'm O.K. yet.


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Posted July 19, 2014 - 04:03 PM

Glad you got some wet stuff. Good call on postponing the cement.


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Posted July 19, 2014 - 06:01 PM

Wow....drizzle adds up!  Well, we did have a good 5 minute true rain while I was milking tonight.  But we have a full 1/4" of rain, slow & sweet, all soaking in.  This may get the corn over the hump!  At least it helps at a most opportune time.  Much better than concrete!


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Posted July 19, 2014 - 07:12 PM

Good to hear the moisture came to visit you! That may give you time to get the body ready for pouring!


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Posted July 20, 2014 - 07:57 AM

Hard to believe, but the tiny area of drizzle stuck around almost all night long.  Radar showed it was here till 7am.  I slept in till 8:30!

We ended up with about 4/10" of slow soak-in drizzle!  That's probably more in the ground than if we got over an inch or 2 of downpour.   It was so dry that a downpour would have ran off mostly.  Good deal!!  Gonna mostly rest today, as my hands are still hurting.  Hurts to open a door even this morning, just gripping the knob is the problem.

  Tomorrow I hope to go look at some dairy cattle I may purchase.  Either way, 8 must leave Tuesday to lower our SCC count in the milk.


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Posted July 20, 2014 - 09:46 AM

Hands feeling a bit better, so outside to get some straightening/organizing.  This Perkins diesel has been in the doorway of my little shop several months now.  Time to get this old shop cleaned up some.  Hoping once new farm shop is complete, I can move my GT workings down to the old farm shop, then let Teresa have this little shop for parking the Cherokee.  So just starting early hacking at it.

 Moved out the 935's to make room for the Perkins.

 

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Posted July 20, 2014 - 09:51 AM

Wow, what a great rain your crops got. :thumbs:  Hope your hands get felling better, some days I can't even hold a glass of water from those pains in my hands. Don't drop that engine moving it around. :poke:  :D 


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Posted July 20, 2014 - 09:54 AM

Engine was cradled with care Brian!  :thumbs:   When you get up here, we'll fire her up so you can hear & feel it's POWER!  


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Posted July 20, 2014 - 10:21 AM

Engine was cradled with care Brian!  :thumbs:   When you get up here, we'll fire her up so you can hear & feel it's POWER!  

 

I know it was, just wanted to pull your chain this morning. :smilewink: :rolling:


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Posted July 20, 2014 - 11:24 AM

Having a great day so far.  Humid as all get-out, but a great day never the less.    Got the Massey 2055's rightful rear rims & tires back on her.  Battery was dead, so jumped off the JD430 & after several attempts, she finally fired up & running pretty good.  Need to get her ready for plow day.  Also fired up the Cummins generator to jog it's engine several minutes.  Found it needs a new engine breather tube.  Rubber parts sure aren't what they used to be!  Hauled the Massey's loaded wheels up here with the other Massey's loader.   ALL my GT's are in need of a bath! 

 

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Posted July 20, 2014 - 03:54 PM

Had to take Josh out to Dad's to fetch the Massey 1100.  The 1130 on the silage wagon blew the side out of a rear tire.  There goes more money.  Gotta say we got good service out of those old 18.4x34 tires.  They are at least 30 to 35 years old.  Got him all hooked up & we're ready for morning feeding.

  Now for a shower, then I'm getting out of here before something else goes wrong on my day off! 


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Posted July 20, 2014 - 07:51 PM

Thank goodness you have a few JD's around, at least they're reliable and always ready to help out. Even if just for a quick jump start to a lesser machine.
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