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Posted December 13, 2014 - 03:20 PM

Glad you got the roof done and found such a great deal on a conversion for the engine. You can always stick that Perkins on it if you need it. Glad to hear your resting today, you really need to rest on your day off, proud of you for taking today off.


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Posted December 13, 2014 - 03:26 PM

I did put on my insulated coveralls on & ambled to the new shop just to organize & clean up the floor a bit.  Not work by any means.  I have the Massey 2055D's block heater plugged in so she'll fire easy to move out of there.  This week we'll unload the rest of the shop metal off the trailer into the covered shop so I can get the trailer back to Mid South Metals.  He told me to keep it as long as I needed, even if months, but I want to get it back asap.

  No sun at all today, so I can lazy around pretty easily.


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Posted December 13, 2014 - 03:54 PM

Same here! So I'm lurking around the site!


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Posted December 13, 2014 - 04:48 PM

I moved all the red metal inside, then decided that was enough for a day off.  Using my Massey diesel's FEL made it fun instead of like work.  I put my tine set on the loader, then slid a 4' pipe over each outside 2' tine.  Moved 5 to 7 twelve foot sheets at a time.  


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Posted December 14, 2014 - 12:30 AM

Good deal getting the trailer unloaded and you even got to play on the 2055 some. Glad you had a light day and got some much needed rest, Thank you.. :thumbs:


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Posted December 14, 2014 - 09:26 AM

Very sore all over, maybe because of the low pressure weather moving in.  Arthur is whoopin up on me bad these days.  Going to look at a corn planter this morning, as it's the owner's only chance to show it to me due to his job hours.   Tomorrow I have to take one of the bought cows back for a replacement, and buy another 4 cows.  This cattle guy is a man of his word.  I called & told him this one cow had issues, and he said bring her back for another one, no problem.  So very rare in the cattle world.

  I want to start on the shop outer walls this week, but the week is already broken up.  Tomorrow the cow trip, Thursday is my Dr appointment to see about removing the artery filter screen.  Hoping to get a few sheets up.


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Posted December 15, 2014 - 09:03 AM

Not feeling so good today.  Just an overall yuk feeling.  Gotta call my cow guy to see if he's available today to buy a few more cows.  Kinda hoping he says "lets wait till tomorrow".  Hoping to feel like my old self so soon after nearly dying last month is just wishful thinking.  Sun would help, but rain heading in this afternoon.  Only had one good day of sun for over a week now.

  On the bright side, the corn planter I went to look at yesterday is a nice unit, but I thought it was a 4 row, but it's a 6 row, and 30" spacing, where my chopper head is set to 36", but it is adjustable to 30"....just more work.  If I buy this planter, I would have to buy a 443 corn head for my John Deere combine.  Going to narrower rows will have benefits such as 5 to 7% increase in yields, and tighter canopy that helps stifle weeds, and helps retain ground moisture.  But oh how all this thinking just stresses me out though!


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Posted December 15, 2014 - 09:24 AM

Hope you get to feeling better. Sun does help. Haven't seen it much down here either! And the dampness just stifles wanting to get out and do things!



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Posted December 15, 2014 - 09:38 AM

Just got worse.  Checked my last milk check online.  This check is payment to with 150 lbs of the same milk we sold last pay period.  My payment dropped $1900 from last month, and will drop more the next few months.  Now I must rethink about getting a better planter.  :wallbanging:   It's not looking good for 2015 at all.

 

I will be going after the new cows around noon today.


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Posted December 15, 2014 - 09:53 AM

Dang it! If it's not one thing, it's something else gumming up the works!


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Posted December 15, 2014 - 10:06 AM

That isn't good at all.  Do milk prices fluctuate that much?


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Posted December 15, 2014 - 10:08 AM

Dan sorry to hear about the drop in milk, on top of every thing else.


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Posted December 15, 2014 - 10:23 AM

That isn't good at all.  Do milk prices fluctuate that much?

 

Yep, many times it drops wildly.  Since just October, my pay has dropped 8%.  My expenses almost never drop.....only increase.  


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Posted December 15, 2014 - 10:28 AM

That sounds about right. Makes it real hard to keep going, I'm sure!


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Posted December 15, 2014 - 10:36 AM

Seems like that the story of our lives.  Expense go up, income stays the same or goes down.


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