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Posted January 08, 2015 - 03:48 PM

Boy, you're just a busy bee today! Glad you are getting some things taken care of. Nothing like frozen manure to add ballast where it isn't needed.


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Posted January 08, 2015 - 04:42 PM

Hogzilla fired after just a little while with the block heater plugged in.  I had it with tiller mounted in the calf barn to mix the bedding, but no more mixing...gotta be cleaned out completely.

 

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Took a while to fire the Massey.  Engine warmed well with the block heater, but battery wasn't enough to kick it over.  Even with my jump box, she tried hard, but wouldn't catch.  Then I put my wheeled battery charger on it at 40 amp charge and she fired right off!  Parked it down in the farm shop & leaving the waste oil heater running set to 50 degrees, and a 2 amp charge on the battery.

 

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And in case you noticed more open floor space, I spent 3 or 4 hours yesterday cleaning up the shop.  Way more open space.  Still needs lots more, but this is good enough for now.

 

I got silage fed early, so I'm retired for the day!   :D


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Posted January 08, 2015 - 04:54 PM

Bet it'll fire off in the morning! It'll get spoiled being treated like that, but you depend on it to run. So a little babying is good for it.


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Posted January 08, 2015 - 05:29 PM

Glad a few things are going good! Always nice when the tractors cooperate.


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Posted January 08, 2015 - 05:35 PM

Once things get piled so high on the "to do" list, I'll get overwhelmed, kinda depressed, then the next stage is myself getting tired of hearing myself complain.   Then it's time to get the list whittled down.....today was that time.  I milk morning & night tomorrow, so I have to hit it hard if I hope to get it done.  Only getting down to 20F tonight, so tomorrow won't be so cold....the high is going all the way to 21F!  :smilewink:   


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Posted January 08, 2015 - 05:53 PM

We've had a 20-25MPH wind from the South all day. Settled down, but comes back from the NW tomorrow about the same speed.


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Posted January 08, 2015 - 05:56 PM

Gonna be breeze of 10 to 15mph tomorrow here.  Not an issue anyway really, as I'll be on the inside of the barn most of the time, and when I'm outside, it'll just be for a minute or so at a time and I'll be in the cab of the Cat loader.  When I clean this barn, I simply push it out into a big pile away from the barn & let it compost.  The little Massey will push from the side areas inside the barn so the Cat can push it out from the center.


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Posted January 08, 2015 - 11:09 PM

Daniel ,you have had a few really tough days. I understand getting down as I get that way sometimes myself. It has been a long week for you and still have days left in the week. Make sure you get some rest when you can and don't get too wore out.



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Posted January 09, 2015 - 09:10 AM

Woke to 25F, now it's 19 and dropping.  Getting ready to clean the barn, soon as I get some breakfast.  Had a heifer down the lane sneak up & have a calf on me before putting her to the dry field.  Got her & calf captured this morning soon as I finished milking chores.


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Posted January 09, 2015 - 12:27 PM

Breaking for lunch, well over half done even including putting in new sawdust.  Fun getting to use the little Massey & FEL, and getting something important done at the same time!

 

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If you notice a couple posts a bit crooked, that was damage done trying to wiggle into the right side with the too large Cat loader.  That's why I use the small Massey over there now.  And yes, the post repair is another job needing to be done.


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Posted January 09, 2015 - 01:56 PM

I see your helpers standing in the door. Love that little Massey.


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Posted January 09, 2015 - 04:12 PM

If all of us were as busy as you we sure would accomplish alot more.

I think the last two days I have watched probably 8 hours of tv a day.....between funeral showings and such. Getting ready to leave for another one.

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Posted January 09, 2015 - 04:26 PM

I see your helpers standing in the door. Love that little Massey.

 

Those nutty heifers drove me crazy all day long.  No way to keep them away from the barn.  They would come in & jump around like they were on springs. Teresa had to stand guard at the end of the barn while I hauled in the sawdust with the Cat.

 I finally got the job done though.  Been going solid all day except for a 1/2hr break for lunch.  Now I have 15 minutes to rest up before milking.   Yep, gonna be extra tired tonight, but knocked a big item off my list!  I'm off tomorrow unless something goes mighty wrong.

  That little Massey may not be worth it's weight in gold, but it's close!  No way I could do without it! 


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Posted January 09, 2015 - 04:29 PM

Oh, and my Uncle Russell, Dad's brother is in the hospital with blood clots in his lungs!  Like I said, it's on both sides of my family.  He's doing good though, and not as bad as the clots I had.  He's 82 or 83....can't remember exactly.  He's a tough bird, so I expect he'll heal up fine, at least I pray he does.


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Posted January 09, 2015 - 04:30 PM

Good day Daniel, if I had known you only had 30 minutes for lunch I wouldn't have called you. Sounds like you got a great day today, enjoy your day off tomorrow. :thumbs:


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