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Posted September 08, 2014 - 07:18 AM

you never have a dull moment on your place, need a few more hands
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Posted September 08, 2014 - 07:26 AM

Didn't get to bush hog any plow fields till yesterday.  Saturday I escaped for a while at a BBQ festival, then some shopping at 2nd hand stores.  Got me an older, but good Milwaukee 1/2" VSR drill for $8.  Made a farm stop on the way for spare parts for the chopper that I ordered but never had time to go get.  Today it's back to chopping.  Hoping to finish by Wednesday, but time will tell.


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Posted September 08, 2014 - 10:19 AM

This morning's milking went ok enough, but 3 of the new heifers are not adapting to parlor life well.  Over 3 weeks and still have to use kickers, and it's getting old.  Can't sell though, as they milk well, and we need their milk.  They will eventually calm down...I hope!

  Chopping went very well this morning!  Field is putting out the tonnage too.  Dad likes lunch at 11 in case you wonder why I'm in here early most every day.  Nice & cool out today.  Dad is pushing & packing at the pit, Josh hauling, and I'm chopping.  The New Holland chopper is (knock on wood) doing GREAT!  My bro-in-law hopefully can take over for Josh this afternoon so he can scrape the lot & tend to other dairy needs.  Gonna chop like mad dogs today.


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Posted September 08, 2014 - 10:34 AM

You should have told Toomanytoys that you were going to the festival,  he needs a loaded BBQ baked potato to get him out of the dog house. :rolling: Rumor has it that he is getting ready to loose his man cave so he would probably drive to KY to get it. :bigrofl:


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Posted September 08, 2014 - 10:40 AM

You should have told Toomanytoys that you were going to the festival,  he needs a loaded BBQ baked potato to get him out of the dog house. :rolling: Rumor has it that he is getting ready to loose his man cave so he would probably drive to KY to get it. :bigrofl:

 

LOL....I didn't know about his predicament until I was back from the festival.  I have a feeling that TMT's gonna get his potatoes baked!  :smilewink:


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Posted September 08, 2014 - 12:26 PM

I doubt that he's going to be getting any baked potatoes anytime soon.

 

Sounds like he WILL be getting a pretty good helping of "Hot Tongue and Cold Shoulder" though  :rolling:


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Posted September 08, 2014 - 04:16 PM

Wow....hard as this is to believe....................another, and the best so far I might add, wonderful trouble free day of chopping!  My bro-in-law came so Josh got all the little chores done.  BIL also kept note of load times.  He said we had a load about every 10 minutes.  And I only stopped to pee!  :smilewink:   The silage pit really filled up today. Unless something breaks, we'll finish easily Wednesday.   I finished all the fields at Dad's, then moved beside Josh's house & got it broke open around all the power poles before calling it a day.  There is a 2 acre patch of corn next to Dad's house, but letting it go to grain.  It's triangular, so nothing but point rows, and all the turning to chop it would eat up too much time.  It's easy to combine.  

  I feel kinda bad nudging Dad out of the chopping seat, but I had to if we were going to ever get this job done.  Since I took over, troubles have almost disappeared.  I know one thing....my neck sure hurts, so no way Dad could handle it.


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Posted September 08, 2014 - 10:41 PM

What's the silage testing at for yield?

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Posted September 09, 2014 - 05:23 AM

Glad the chopping is moving along well.I'm sure that lowers the stress level!



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Posted September 09, 2014 - 06:11 AM

Good to hear the chopper is running well for you, Daniel!! Has your weather cooled down? A high of 60 degrees predicted for here on Thursday. Hope some of it is pushing down your way.

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Posted September 09, 2014 - 07:04 AM

Glad to here the corn silage is going good,    your cows will be happy this winter.  



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Posted September 09, 2014 - 04:22 PM

Decent day of chopping.  Only issue was shearing a set of bolts on the chopper head....my fault, threw in gear too fast.  5 minutes & back in business.  Chopping went slower due to this field being so rough I had to drop a gear.  It still slammed me around so much I'm sore all over.  My elbows kept hitting the steering wheel....hurt!  Before next planting, this field needs a good plowing, disking & dragging.  Barring any problems, we will finish up tomorrow, and none too soon for me! Lots to do yet to ready for plow day, and I'm heading out to bush hog more field this evening.

  Tomorrow Dad has to take Mom back to the Dr, and my BIL has an eye doc appointment, so it's just Josh & me.  He'll have time to do a quick push & pile after dumping each load, then after he gets enough built up, I'll drive down & do the real packing.  Once up & mounded, it gets tricky, and Josh never did much packing till this year.  So for safety's sake, I wanna do the tricky part. Dad may be back after lunch, but we'll get by.


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Posted September 09, 2014 - 04:42 PM

It may be time to let Josh do more of the packing. Or riding with you while you do it to learn how it's done!


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Posted September 09, 2014 - 04:49 PM

Good to hear you had another great day. One more you'll be done for this year with silage. No Till every year can't be good for the ground or crops.
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Posted September 09, 2014 - 04:52 PM

It may be time to let Josh do more of the packing. Or riding with you while you do it to learn how it's done!

 

He's done quite a bit this time.  If he's comfortable with it, he can go ahead.  But if it makes him too nervous, that can't be good.


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