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#4096 Texas Deere and Horse OFFLINE  

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Posted October 07, 2014 - 09:06 PM

Good to see you making headway on the shop Daniel, it won't be long now before you'll have projects in the new shop.


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Posted October 07, 2014 - 09:44 PM

You're making good progress,Daniel. That's going to be a great shed to work in!
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Posted October 08, 2014 - 03:19 PM

Just 4 roofing sheets on today.  Roof was wet with dew all morning, so we got most of the interior wall's tin on, liking 4 sheets finishing that.  Then after lunch put up the 4 sheets roofing, but had to quit due to too windy to get the double-bubble insulation to lay down.  The one got ripped loose by wind once, but we got it tacked down long enough to get the 4 sheets on. Slow go due to weather, but making progress.


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Posted October 08, 2014 - 08:02 PM

Slow going, but at least it's progress! Hope the winds slack off a bit for you.
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Posted October 09, 2014 - 05:12 PM

Rained this morning, but dried off after lunch, but no roofing, as there were things needing tending.  Found a hole rusted through in our feed supplement bin, so patched that 1st thing after milking just before rain came.  Then I put up more tin on the inside end shop wall while it rained. After rain cleared I repaired electric fence while Josh scraped the lot.  Have a cow sick & down, so I gave her some antibiotics....hoping she'll get up on her own tonight.  Feed truck brought bulk feed and 20 bags of calf feed, so got them hauled down to the calf barn.   Then put out a few molasses lick tubs. Fed afternoon silage, then mowed my yard before more rain comes overnight.

  Thought I screwed my knee up.  While hauling the tubs with my Massey's loader bucket, I hung my kneecap under the bucket's cutting edge.  Pulled my kneecap down when I turned and what a pain....made me nauseated for a few seconds as I went to the ground.  I laid there a few seconds and decided to see if I could still even walk....and I could!  Got lucky!


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Posted October 09, 2014 - 06:17 PM

Easy there Daniel, glad to read it did not end up worse.


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Posted October 09, 2014 - 06:26 PM

Glad the knee is still among the working parts! But tomorrow may be different!



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Posted October 10, 2014 - 07:20 AM

Glad the knee is still among the working parts! But tomorrow may be different!

 

Knee is fine today!  The cow however did not get up, so when I go out the door, it'll be to get her pulled inside the barn to large stall area with sawdust before more rain arrives.


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Posted October 10, 2014 - 09:53 AM

Got the cow tucked away on good sawdust bedding.  She tries hard to get up, but just can't quite make it.  If no better by morning, it's gonna be vet time.  64 free stalls bedded, now hooked to the trailer to fetch more lumber & insulation for the new shop.


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Posted October 10, 2014 - 02:15 PM

Got the vet coming to look at the down cow.  Can't afford to lose another one. He'll arrive about the time I usually start milking.

  Got my load of building supplies home.  3 rolls of 3" thick vinyl backed insulation, 6' wide in a hundred foot length.  26 ten foot 2x4's, Twelve 12' 2x4's, and five 8' 2x4's, and a 5lb box of 16D nails.


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Posted October 10, 2014 - 04:56 PM

Just kinda curious how you are running the insulation. Does the doublebubble go between the metal and purlins?



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Posted October 10, 2014 - 05:22 PM

Just kinda curious how you are running the insulation. Does the doublebubble go between the metal and purlins?

 

Yes, under the metal, foil side up.  The walls are also getting the double bubble, PLUS 3" of of vinyl backed insulation that also has a foil side for additional thermal barrier.  Wanting to get more in the walls before putting the interior sheet metal on.  If I don't do it now, it'll never get done.  We're putting white tin on the ceiling also, but just the double bubble on the roof for now to keep costs down.  I can easily put batting above the ceiling anytime, and maybe even have the money to do it later.  Robbing Peter to Pay Paul putting this shop up as it is.

  Vet thinks the cow will get up tomorrow.  He thinks she has some swelling on a nerve from getting kind of hung up in a stall earlier.


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Posted October 10, 2014 - 05:29 PM

I hope she is standing tomorrow morning! I'm envious of your shop!


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Posted October 10, 2014 - 05:36 PM

I hope she is standing tomorrow morning! I'm envious of your shop!

 

Nothing to be envious of yet.  Nothing but work, and anything above 10' off the ground gives me fits.  I cannot wait to get the roof finished!  Nothing but rain for days, and days more rain coming.  Cold weather will be here before I know it, and we lost all last winter's equipment repair dealing with Dad's health, so we need to get in this shop asap.  

  I never thought I'd ever get to have a nice shop, but it's finally coming true.  I'm building as best I can afford, as some day this shop may become my main source of income if life takes me that direction.  

  This shop is nothing but an outhouse compared to what these big grain farmers put up, but to me it's gonna be a palace.


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Posted October 10, 2014 - 05:48 PM

I'd love to have that kind of space to work on the GT's! That's why I'm envious! I can't even get one under cover right now!


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