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#4666 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted January 03, 2015 - 07:49 PM

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Posted January 03, 2015 - 08:01 PM

Milking cows is one of those chores where you need to get in a groove & go with it.  If anything interrupts the groove, things can go to pot fast.  Plus if you have cows treated with antibiotics, it is beyond imperative that you concentrate when dealing with them.  It can cost thousands out of your pocket if you pollute a tanker of milk.


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Posted January 04, 2015 - 01:32 AM

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Posted January 04, 2015 - 01:24 PM

Today I have done NOTHING!  Just resting up.  I had thought about venturing out the door, but most likely won't.  It's not like me to willingly stay inside all day unless being sick, but my body has been through a lot the last couple months & just needs some down time.  Then again....I could go out to my old little heated shop for just a little while!  :smilewink:


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Posted January 04, 2015 - 01:31 PM

Glad you are taking it easy, even if it only is part of a day!


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Posted January 04, 2015 - 04:04 PM

Glad you are taking it easy, even if it only is part of a day!

 

Not been out the door, and not gonna.  I have enjoyed resting up.  I've been just a little bored, but rest feels so good.


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Posted January 04, 2015 - 04:31 PM

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It's funny how even people who should know better don't seem to understand how upsetting it is for even the most handled of cows to have a stranger in the barn. I've had company off and on all holiday and of course they want to go out when I'm choreing and "help". I clean my loose housing barn every day with a pitchfork after everything has frozen up. Good exercise for me, very relaxing, keeps "the girls" used to seeing me walking around, etc. etc., right up until the "help" arrives. Then it's a flipping rodeo, cows with heads and tails up prancing past like show horses, splashing great sprays of snow in the air, and of course terrifying the "help". I'm in more danger of the guests running me down than the cows hurting me, lol. The last fellow who had to help came back to the house to tell his wife," but I didn't know they'd be so B B B B BIG!!!" Made me laugh when she told me, because he doesn't stutter!


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Posted January 05, 2015 - 08:16 AM

Went to milk and found another heifer in need of calving assistance.  Got milking done, and daylight, then pulled the calf.  Calf dead, but momma fine.  Now it's in the shower to head to Pulmonology Doc appointment.  Josh said a chain in silage wagon was popping last night, so gotta check that when I get back.  Sure hope nothing major!


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Posted January 05, 2015 - 11:29 AM

Back from my lung Dr, and results from my breathing tests last week were way better than he expected.  Not bad at all were his words, but still, could be better.  Gave me some inhaler meds that he thinks will help a lot, and a coupon to get them free for 12 months!  I also asked him about heal time.  He said I should give myself 6 months to start feeling better.  He said I was doing GREAT for what I went through, and not to get discouraged at this point.  Good to hear those words, as sometimes I do get discouraged.

  The rest of my Massey parts came in, so if the silage wagon doesn't have big problems, I'll start back on getting the 1130 back into service today.


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Posted January 05, 2015 - 11:33 AM

That is good news, Daniel! Hope the wagon is just simple, like a little chain lube or something. Stay warm!


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Posted January 05, 2015 - 12:29 PM

Back from my lung Dr, and results from my breathing tests last week were way better than he expected.  Not bad at all were his words, but still, could be better.  Gave me some inhaler meds that he thinks will help a lot, and a coupon to get them free for 12 months!  I also asked him about heal time.  He said I should give myself 6 months to start feeling better.  He said I was doing GREAT for what I went through, and not to get discouraged at this point.  Good to hear those words, as sometimes I do get discouraged.

  The rest of my Massey parts came in, so if the silage wagon doesn't have big problems, I'll start back on getting the 1130 back into service today.

 

I hate to play devil's advocate but...  if your are taking med's so you can breath better but then tearing them back down by smoking.  I would like to see you make a full recovery, my friend.


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Posted January 05, 2015 - 03:42 PM

Working on that Bill, working on it. Massey is running as I type!
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Posted January 05, 2015 - 03:44 PM

Oh,and silage wagon chains were loose, all good now.
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Posted January 05, 2015 - 06:16 PM

Sounds like a good day. You might want to talk to the doc about the nicotine patch or something like that.


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Posted January 05, 2015 - 06:20 PM

So glad to hear you had a good visit at the Dr office and that the M/F is up and running. Also was very happy to read you actually took a whole day off and rested, it does feel good to do that every once and a while. Free Meds are always a good thing, mine are mostly free with my new insurance we have and the others are only $10.00 per script in anything at all.


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