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Posted November 09, 2012 - 01:40 PM

If you just want to cut a Maple down you can come get mine. I hate it. Does nothing but attract ants, drip sap and drop leaves. It isn't even that good for shade.

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Posted November 09, 2012 - 03:46 PM

Manure pit completely empty, tanks & pump washed off & parked till spring. 2 baby calves & momma cows brought in. Not a single thing has broken or went wrong today....yet! LOL

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Posted November 09, 2012 - 04:57 PM

Glad it was a good day, Daniel. Have fun with the tree!

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Posted November 10, 2012 - 09:15 AM

One of the fresh cows has bad heel erosion, so later this morning she goes onto the trim table & I hope to get her more comfortable.

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Posted November 10, 2012 - 10:41 AM

Sorry, I forgot to take the camera to take pics of trimming the cow. Her foot wasn't nearly as bad as she feels it is, but I got her feet trimmed up, and meds packed into the sore & all bandaged up to keep the meds there a couple days. She slid down once I let her out, but recovered well & eating silage. I just hope the other cows will leave her alone. They're a lot like some people & will bully a cow with issues or new to the herd. Her being in the dry field 3 months gives her the tag of "new cow" to the rest of them.

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Posted November 10, 2012 - 11:39 AM

You trim the cow with a camera? :smilewink:






















LOL

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Posted November 10, 2012 - 11:41 AM

Yep, he just crops the hooves!

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Posted November 10, 2012 - 11:43 AM

All nice and easy and no dirty hands.

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Posted November 10, 2012 - 11:50 AM

You trim the cow with a camera? :smilewink:
LOL

Yep, he just crops the hooves!

Now that is funny :bigrofl: :bigrofl: :bigrofl:
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Posted November 10, 2012 - 12:37 PM

:bigrofl: I edited my post, but if I could just "crop" the images to trim them, WOW, that would be so cool!
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Posted November 10, 2012 - 12:49 PM

PhotoChop

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Posted November 10, 2012 - 04:17 PM

My day has turned ugly. Half my fault, the other half mostly the cow's. The cow I trimmed that didn't have that much wrong with her foot....she's down & can't stand on the concrete. I am putting the rest of the cows into the milking holding pen, then moving the down cow into the sawdust bedded trim holding pen. If I can get her back on her feet, she goes to market, along with 2 other questionable cows. The money can go toward buying a few good cows. Now for what I am solely responsible for....went to feed silage, and some DA (ME) forgot to order feed this week, and I am OUT! I ground a load of corn mixed with 48% bean meal to come out to around a 20% protein mix to get us by till Monday. The mill guys always tell me if I ever run out on a weekend to call them & they would be happy to bring me a load. That would be great if I could reach anyone on their phones!
It'll all be better as soon as I walk out of the milk parlor tonight & I start my 36hrs off duty!

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Posted November 10, 2012 - 05:45 PM

We all have those day's. I spent the day working on the wife's van. The exterior door handle will not open the door or unlock it from the open position. The cable is connected and works, I can pull the cable manually but the problem is the cable housing has no where to connect to so when you pull on the handle it just pulls the whole cable. Frustrating to say the least. Enjoy your down time you earned it.

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Posted November 10, 2012 - 05:52 PM

No Feed? That could make for some unhappy cows! Got a way to sell buttermilk?

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Posted November 10, 2012 - 06:54 PM

Got MUCH worse. My Mom-in-Law was just involved in a car accident. All my FIL knew was they took her by ambulance to the hospital. He was on his way when he called. Teresa headed right out, and Josh came to take over milking, so I'm heading out now.
Please say a prayer for Betty!




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