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Posted September 28, 2014 - 01:04 PM

That's the spirit! That 'can-do' attitude is what we've come to expect from ya!

 

The real challenge is finding a spot for them that is safe from my Dad!  You don't want something you value anywhere near where he's gonna be moving anything! 


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Posted September 28, 2014 - 01:17 PM

I haven't seen a GT sized shoe horn available any where! Good Luck!

Kenny, you're forgetting the big Cat loader. They'll all fit......one way or another!!    :smilewink:


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Posted September 29, 2014 - 01:29 PM

Milked the cows, ate breakfast, then put fresh sawdust into 62 free stalls.  Then I got my old Caddigger backhoe out to fix Dad's water leak yet again.  Had to rig some governor springs on it's engine but got it going pretty easy.  Started right up, and much easier than last time.   Got the line exposed, and just cut & plugged the part leaking that went to a frost proof hydrant inside the tobacco barn.  I'll add a frost free hydrant through the wellhouse wall before winter, or next spring.  Been on the phone some arranging a loan so we can buy more dairy cows soon.  Gotta get the cash flow going better now that we have our milk issue straightened out.


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Posted September 29, 2014 - 01:48 PM

 Been on the phone some arranging a loan so we can buy more dairy cows soon.  Gotta get the cash flow going better now that we have our milk issue straightened out.


Have prices come down any since spring, when it was through the roof?

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Posted September 29, 2014 - 02:36 PM

Have prices come down any since spring, when it was through the roof?

 

Price of cows is about the same, milk prices still at all time high, but fixing to drop.  25% drop expected by Christmas or New Year's.  Feed prices have dropped for me by about 20%, but should continue to drop for a bit.  So things aren't too bad for me, just cow numbers down, so working on getting at least 16 more head.


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Posted September 29, 2014 - 02:57 PM

Price of cows is about the same, milk prices still at all time high, but fixing to drop.  25% drop expected by Christmas or New Year's.  Feed prices have dropped for me by about 20%, but should continue to drop for a bit.  So things aren't too bad for me, just cow numbers down, so working on getting at least 16 more head.

 

Are you planning to try the same guy as last time? I seem to remember he actually stood by his guarantee. Pretty rare, these days! 



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Posted September 29, 2014 - 03:09 PM

Good luck with getting the herd increased!



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Posted September 29, 2014 - 03:19 PM

Are you planning to try the same guy as last time? I seem to remember he actually stood by his guarantee. Pretty rare, these days! 

 

Yes, for sure.  His word was golden!  Already spoken with him....just need to get the financing lined up.


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Posted September 30, 2014 - 02:56 PM

Woo HOO!  Got the last purlin nailed down on the new shop roof!  None too soon either, as my legs are shot from up & down the ladder.  Hoping we can get some insulation bubble down and a few sheets of roofing screwed down tomorrow.  Maybe she'll begin to look like a real shop soon!  


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Posted September 30, 2014 - 03:36 PM

That's great news! Glad things are going well enough that you got back to this!


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Posted September 30, 2014 - 06:20 PM

Good to hear you are progressing on the roof. Yes, that up and down the ladder thing is not fun!
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Posted September 30, 2014 - 06:43 PM

 Yes, that up and down the ladder thing is not fun!

 

My knee that hurt a lot a few weeks ago decided to flare after a while on the ladder today.  Not bad, but enough to get my attention.  But pain or no pain, that roof is starting tomorrow!


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Posted September 30, 2014 - 09:36 PM

My knee that hurt a lot a few weeks ago decided to flare after a while on the ladder today.  Not bad, but enough to get my attention.  But pain or no pain, that roof is starting tomorrow!

Please do share some pictures!

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Posted October 01, 2014 - 08:53 AM

Please do share some pictures!

Of the knee? Please, no! Now the roof, on the other hand.....


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Posted October 01, 2014 - 09:29 AM

Of the knee? Please, no! Now the roof, on the other hand.....

I meant the roof:)
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