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#4201 Bill56 OFFLINE  

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Posted October 27, 2014 - 07:58 PM

Glad you had a couple of good "corn days", Daniel!
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Posted October 28, 2014 - 09:58 AM

Ran a truckload of corn, in the bin, and everything tucked tight ahead of the rain.  Rain is about an hour or so away.  Gonna head to town with Teresa being rain is coming.  Need a few things from TSC.


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Posted October 29, 2014 - 08:24 AM

Is the corn all cut now?  Hope the trip to town went smoothly!


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Posted October 29, 2014 - 09:38 AM

Only halfway on shelling corn.  Today after milking, I added fresh sawdust to the freestalls, then moved the auger to the other grain bin.  Not sure if I'll run any corn this afternoon or not.  Several other things I could do, and it rained a bit last night, making the side hills a might slippery.


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Posted October 29, 2014 - 04:25 PM

Shelled after lunch and got 1,500 bushels in.  Liked 10 bushels room in the combine to finish the back field.  Get that in the morning, then start on the last 30 acre field.  Being I can't run all day due to other chores needing done, it'll take 2 to 3 days to wrap up "corn 2014".  We should have over 10,000 bushels in the bins when done.  Been over 20 years since we've had that much grain, partly because we had a stellar crop despite 2 very dry spells, but mostly because our cow numbers are down to where we only filled one silage pit instead of 2.  We still had 70% of a pit full when we filled the other.  


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Posted October 29, 2014 - 04:34 PM

Sorry the cow #'s are down! But it's good you got a good crop to put away. I hope the harvest continues to give good results!


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Posted October 29, 2014 - 06:15 PM

Glad the "2014 corn" is having a good yield for you, Daniel!
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Posted October 30, 2014 - 10:27 AM

Ran a load this morning, then stopped to adjust the variable drive pulleys.  Should get another 1,000bu this afternoon.  I finally caved& called to make a Dr appointment to see about my pinched nerve issue.  Both hand's fingertips stay numb all the time, and when I try to sleep, both hands to elbow feel like they go to sleep, but ache like the dickens, waking me up a few times each night.  I thought I could wait till I got all major jobs done here, but I can't take much more of this.  I'm getting things done, but it's putting a whipping on me.  


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Posted October 30, 2014 - 10:32 AM

Hang in there Daniel, I too have been trying to wait out my surgery, but am glad that next Wednesday I will get fixed up finally. Living on Advil is getting pretty old.


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Posted October 30, 2014 - 10:52 AM

Daniel. I'm glad the corn harvest is going fairly smoothly.

I hope both of you can get some relief from the issues at hand. Brian, maybe the wife can give you a swift kick in the rear to help out there! :bigrofl:


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Posted October 30, 2014 - 10:54 AM

Hang in there Daniel, I too have been trying to wait out my surgery, but am glad that next Wednesday I will get fixed up finally. Living on Advil is getting pretty old.

 

I've been popping a lot of Advil myself, and usually it helps me sleep, but not the last 2 nights.  I see the Dr the day of your surgery.  I just hope I don't need any type of surgery, as I don't know how I'd get all the work done round here.


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Posted October 30, 2014 - 03:24 PM

I hope everything goes well for both of you next week.  When you get old like me Advil is your friend. :thumbs:


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Posted October 30, 2014 - 03:36 PM

2,000 bushels shelled today.  Worn out, but not hurting quite as bad as around noon today....bad enough though.

  Popped in the new Jeep ECM and Teresa took her mom to a candy making class at the library a while ago.  She said it ran like a champ.  BUT, there as another gremlin that just showed up after putting in the ECM, and not related to ECM duties.  It may be what  HDWildbill told me about to do with the integrated power box (fuse box).  As I test drove the Jeep after the installation, the courtesy lights started going on & off as I drove down the road.  I noticed a lurch to the left and the lights went out....straight or to the right, they came on.  More to figure out.  The lights never did this before, but I did tug fairly hard on the harness at one point.  For now I pulled the fuse on the courtesy lamps.


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Posted October 30, 2014 - 05:36 PM

Any chance one of the doors isn't shut all the way making the lights come on?



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Posted October 30, 2014 - 05:50 PM

Any chance one of the doors isn't shut all the way making the lights come on?

 

Checked them all...shut tight, including the back hatch & hatch window.  


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