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Posted January 12, 2015 - 04:25 PM

Does look a bit damp there! Hope you are staying dry! Sounds like it's about roofing time!


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Posted January 13, 2015 - 09:45 AM

Since they pinned this at the top I keep missing your updates!

 

I'm amazed how much punishment you take and keep pushing onwards.


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Posted January 13, 2015 - 11:03 AM

Vet check went well, a couple cows with issues, but nothing out of the expected.  My feet sure got cold, but warming them for a bit, then after lunch, heading down to the calf barn to give more shots, dehorning, and turning some little bulls into "un-bulls"   :D

 Bulk feed delivered early this morning plus 26 bags of feed put in the back of my truck to unload down to the calf barn also.  

Tomorrow I have an appointment with a dermatologist.  I've had a blemish spot on my cheekbone appear a few months ago that has changed abruptly a week or so ago.  Time to make sure it isn't something bad.  I've had enough bad to suit me.


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Posted January 13, 2015 - 11:04 AM

Good old rainy day, so pulled the tire from the Cat loader. They are tubeless rims, but the 3pc rim is sealed with an O-ring, and once rust makes pits, it's difficult to stop leaks. So as each gives problems, I switch to tubes. I cleaned out the lock ring groove & the ring itself, then coated with rust converter. Just got back from town fetching a tube, so will install it in a few minutes.

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I know what you mean about getting the o-ring to seal on those rims. I've tubed all 4 on our Gallion 15 ton crane now. Each time one went flat, I went and bit the bullet for a tube and now they are always up.
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Posted January 13, 2015 - 11:06 AM

Glad to hear your getting that spot looked at. Hope it's nothing.
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Posted January 13, 2015 - 11:12 AM

I know what you mean about getting the o-ring to seal on those rims. I've tubed all 4 on our Gallion 15 ton crane now. Each time one went flat, I went and bit the bullet for a tube and now they are always up.

 

Only one wheel on the Cat loader hasn't been tubed at this point.  Never had one go down once tubed.   Tubes are $68 each, but worth it not to deal with bead leaks.


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Posted January 13, 2015 - 11:13 AM

turning some little bulls into "un-bulls"   :D

 

 

Wrist workout!

 

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Posted January 13, 2015 - 11:22 AM

Wrist workout!

 

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Yep, except my banding tool is aluminum.  Back when they made things out of metal!


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Posted January 13, 2015 - 12:01 PM

I remember when I was young visiting a friend's farm. They would spend a few hours "de-bulling" some bulls. Old fashioned way though, sharp knife, tray and some of that purple antibiotic crap. There was some old cogger there, he always took home the "cuttings" for that nights dinner :(

 

When I bring the blue bander out for the goats, you can almost see the fear in their eyes :D


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Posted January 13, 2015 - 02:21 PM

Calf work is complete for now.  Fence must be repaired in 3 or 4 spots & an extra string of wire added to a complete section of fence.  Then the breeding age heifers have to be separated & put back with the bull where the fence will be fixed. 

  Rest of the day is relaxation time till feeding time rolls around.  Been a good day.....nothing broke, no cows went down, and all tires are up!  :thumbs:


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Posted January 13, 2015 - 02:41 PM

Sounds like a good day.


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Posted January 13, 2015 - 03:00 PM

Just balanced the farm checkbook.  That took the air out of my tires!  :(   Oh well, still have my head above water, albeit barely!  Time to make another pull from our rotating operating loan.  I do have 8,000 bushels of corn waiting for price to come up a bit, then I can pay most if not all the operating loan & cost of putting out the crop this spring.  Gonna be a tight year no matter how I cut it.


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Posted January 14, 2015 - 11:41 AM

Nothing more depressing than seeing how little you made.


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Posted January 14, 2015 - 11:50 AM

Just balanced the farm checkbook.  That took the air out of my tires!  :(   Oh well, still have my head above water, albeit barely!  Time to make another pull from our rotating operating loan.  I do have 8,000 bushels of corn waiting for price to come up a bit, then I can pay most if not all the operating loan & cost of putting out the crop this spring.  Gonna be a tight year no matter how I cut it.

 

Sadly most of the time balancing the accounts is a bit depressing even for those of us  without  farms.....


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Posted January 14, 2015 - 01:31 PM

Back from the skin Dr.  Place on my cheekbone was pre-cancerous, so they just froze it.  The bill about knocked me over....just shy of $32!  I was expecting in excess of $100 at least.  Then at the hospital finance counselor, they said when I took my paperwork in today that I would likely qualify for 100% forgiveness on my remaining bill!  Finally things are going my way!  I didn't even ask about this, but the guy said for me to bring my financial records in for him to look at.  I'll know for sure within 10 days.

  Just got off the phone with Brian (TD&H), and he's doing awesomely good!  Now to get my other sister declared cancer free and things will really be rolling down a better road!  :thumbs:


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