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#376 Chuck_050382 OFFLINE  

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Posted September 26, 2012 - 08:45 AM

Hope the combine come it with out any problems.

We've been pounded by rain and storms since yesterday evening, looks like lots of rain today.

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Posted September 26, 2012 - 08:46 AM

Getting ready to see if we can get the combine pulled from it's "mud mooring".

"Mud Mooring" I really like that!

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Posted September 26, 2012 - 08:53 AM

We are getting a few showers. Radar shows more than what is actually hitting the ground. Glad I mowed yesterday!
Good luck getting the combine out, hope nothing breaks doing it!

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Posted September 26, 2012 - 10:08 AM

The big Massey pulled it right out....slow & easy, no damage at all. Not even any mud on anything but the tires. The header sat down on the grass on the other side, and I didn't try to get it out without a pull, as that would just have made it worse.
Harvest 2012 is officially OVER! :dancingbanana:
Only had 40 acres for grain, and it did better than I figured at 87bu/acre. Reports from my region has yields anywhere from 28 to 100bu/acre, so we're on the high end of a poor year. Just 500 bushels shy of last year's crop, and this year at one point seemed FAR worse than last year, but the rains came in time to half save things.
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Posted September 26, 2012 - 10:11 AM

Congratulations on successfully completing a difficult year. Also on getting the combine out in one piece. Must feel pretty darn good on both accounts.

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Posted September 26, 2012 - 10:16 AM

Glad to hear the GOOD reports, Daniel. Very smart to wait for a pull for the combine. That's sounds like a pretty good crop, considering it all. Maybe now you can find a bit more GT time soon.

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Posted September 26, 2012 - 10:32 AM

Hoping for some GT time soon, but still lots to do. Fences to mend, stalls needing repair, and likely rebuilding the engine in the Cat 910 loader. ALWAYS work to do, but there MUST be some GT time as well!

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Posted September 26, 2012 - 10:34 AM

Glad to hear you are on the higher side of the average for your area and that the combine came our of the mud easily.

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Posted September 26, 2012 - 01:24 PM

Yep, that's farm life! Always something needing attention!

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Posted September 26, 2012 - 01:25 PM

Considering how the year has gone with the weather and all sounds like you came out better then you had thought, so that is good news. Hopefully the bottom line will be better as well.

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Posted September 26, 2012 - 02:05 PM

Wouldn't you know it, after I unloaded the last load of corn, the truck's starter wouldn't engage! Gave it a bump start with the loader to move it, so later it will need the starter/wiring checked out. Auger tucked away, so all that's left is to level the corn in the bin....but that can wait a day or 2.
As far as the bottom line, well....it's riding low, but it has been much worse, as the 80's were the worst we ever went through. If you ever see me selling one of my diesel GT's, or ANY of my Bush Hogs........that's when things are bad....very bad! I would eat weeds for food first! :smilewink:
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Posted September 26, 2012 - 05:52 PM

I would eat weeds for food first! :smilewink:

I hope that day never comes but if it does what a sight that would be. :rofl2:
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Posted September 26, 2012 - 05:57 PM

I hope that day never comes but if it does what a sight that would be. :rofl2:


Reckon I'd choose "milk weed"? :bigrofl:

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Posted September 26, 2012 - 06:21 PM

Good to hear the 7700 came out. I've eaten weeds before, kinda got a bland taste to them. If you do eat weeds I reccomend "wild oats" taste like regular yard grass, which is a common delicacy. :rolleyes: The oats have a bland taste to them but just add some common table salt and your set! Is it bad that I eat random plants? :rolling: Oh and don't forget a dandelion, wild oats, squirrel stew, I prefer using chicken broth as the liquid. Use pepper and salt for extra punch.

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Posted October 12, 2012 - 07:44 PM

Had to rebuild some 75 yards of woodline fence yesterday. The old wire had been spliced to death, so I tore it all out & replaced with new. 10 of the T-posts needed replacing also. Today I milked the cows, then rounded up all the pre-breed age heifers from 50 acre pasture w/woods, then Dad & Josh later helped separate the ones large enough for breeding. 20 of them total. We moved them to the heifer feeding pen, and I set the auto-lock headgates & gave them silage to lock them up. I used pour-on wormer over their backs, then turned them out to the field with a pair of bulls. I also had to move a small bull, about 300lbs or so, but he's been acting like a 4yr old bull, already blowing & pawing the ground whenever any person gets around him. So he got himself a nice nose ring, complete with 2' of 3/16" chain to adjust his attitude. He's acting tame now! :D I have NEVER had a bull so young to act "bullish" like this, so if he keeps it up, he'll be leaving this farm long before I need him as a herd bull for the milking herd! Then I got a pair of new momma cows in. One a first time heifer, the other an older cow. Heifer lost her calf, but the other baby was a heifer calf and healthy. Both momma's doing great.
Then time to milk the cows this evening. Got that finished, so now it's rest time!




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