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#3721 toomanytoys84 OFFLINE  

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Posted August 17, 2014 - 09:01 PM

Glad you got some sleep!

I need to pick up some new fire extinguishers. I used my last one on a battery that caught fire on the garage floor when I was charging it.

I usually grab a few from the coal mine when they are too old to be used at the mine (5 years) but are still full charged.
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Posted August 18, 2014 - 02:55 PM

Busy today, and not feeling so good.  Stomach isn't right, and lost all my extra Saturday night's sleep last night.  Milked this morning, then helped Josh get his wife's car back together....front wheel bearing out, and lots of problems getting bolts loose.  Then I cleaned some calf stalls, bedded them again in prep for the 3 calves I got in this afternoon.  All momma's & calves look good.  Spread the load of bedding over the field, then went to mow around the farmyard areas.  My JD F935 blew out a sidewall.  Put what I thought was a decent spare on, but it mowed just 20 minutes & it went flat.  The other tire on the 935 is mighty dry cracked as well, so I ordered a pair of Titan Tru-Power II's for it.  They are 8 ply rated, so can take what I dish out to this mower on the steep embankments & such.  To my door, $202 & change.


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Posted August 18, 2014 - 08:37 PM

You had a busy day,Daniel. Hope you can have a restful night and feel better tomorrow.
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Posted August 19, 2014 - 07:36 AM

you gotta have a better day today.
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Posted August 19, 2014 - 07:44 AM

Milking is done.  After a bite of breakfast, I gotta give a fresh heifer a special med shot behind the ear for a likely uterine infection.  Then I have 3 cull cows to load for market.  THE one that I specifically was actually going to take before she died.........too late...dead as a hammer!  But I need my torch tanks filled, and it's on my path to the market, so going on.  Hoping to get the leaking 2 ton truck hoist cylinder welded up this afternoon.  Feeling a bit better today.


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Posted August 19, 2014 - 07:56 AM

Kinda hard on tires lately aren't you?


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Posted August 19, 2014 - 08:36 AM

Kinda hard on tires lately aren't you?

 

Yep, but cut me some slack, these are old.  :smilewink:

 

Cows are loaded, and the one cow given it's shot.  But after the shot, when I went to take the nose grabbers off the cow, she jerked & twisted, getting my thumb caught in the grabbers.  Nice little slice in thumb, but not deep, just bled like it was.


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Posted August 19, 2014 - 08:42 AM

On the bright side pretty soon all your equipment will have new tires!


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Posted August 19, 2014 - 08:49 AM

On the bright side pretty soon all your equipment will have new tires!

 

I wish.  You have no idea how many tires we have around here.  One of these days I'll attempt a count.


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Posted August 19, 2014 - 11:43 AM

I wish.  You have no idea how many tires we have around here.  One of these days I'll attempt a count.

You are going to need to borrow more toes for that.


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Posted August 19, 2014 - 12:41 PM

I wish.  You have no idea how many tires we have around here.  One of these days I'll attempt a count.

 

 

I need and old worn out/split 38"or larger or similar tractor tire if ya got one lying around even pay for it. Trying to find one for a small sandbox for my little nephew. 


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Posted August 19, 2014 - 02:50 PM

I need and old worn out/split 38"or larger or similar tractor tire if ya got one lying around even pay for it. Trying to find one for a small sandbox for my little nephew. 

 

No bad 38 around here yet, but just give me time!


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Posted August 19, 2014 - 02:55 PM

Got my steel ordered today for the new farm shop.  Adding white steel for inside walls & ceilings really drove the cost up.  I got the insulation that is like a quilted blanket, which was higher as well, rather than the "insulation in a bag" style.  But no sense in not doing it the best way to begin with, so I'll just sell another cow!  :smilewink:   Actually, one heifer that calved well over a year ago & wasn't milk worthy is one I sold last week.  She got fat out there in the dry field & cleared over 2 grand!  That one cow paid the difference on my upgrades to the shop.

  Time to get outside & get more work done.


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Posted August 19, 2014 - 03:07 PM

The white roll insulation we used in our metal building is good stuff, but you want to put chicken wire down first then the insulation and then the tin. If you don't use the chicken wire after a while (few years), the insulation will start to sag and birds will use it as nesting material. Just an FYI..


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Posted August 19, 2014 - 04:18 PM

This insulation is foil faced on one side, white on the other.  It's called "double bubble".  This area will be "bird tight", so that shouldn't be a problem.


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