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#4771 Craig. OFFLINE  

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Posted January 15, 2015 - 07:24 PM

27 posts, I'd a been wiped after 2 or maybe 3 lol

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Posted January 15, 2015 - 07:31 PM

27 posts, I'd a been wiped after 2 or maybe 3 lol

 

I was too, but the job still has to get done.  I didn't say I didn't take quite a few couple minute breaks.  :D


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Posted January 15, 2015 - 07:32 PM

I know the fence post feeling. Several years ago a neighbors house burned and they had nowhere for their two dogs to stay so we built a pen on our property. We had cleaned up an old horse farm and had about 300 feet of fence and a bijillion posts. After we were done I was wiped out and their were three of us driving post and taking turns.


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Posted January 15, 2015 - 07:58 PM

I was too, but the job still has to get done.  I didn't say I didn't take quite a few couple minute breaks.  :D


LOL no you didn't

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Posted January 16, 2015 - 08:14 AM

27 posts, man my shoulders would be toast. Gotta be careful with my driver too, home made by my father out of 2 1/2" or 3" steel pipe and he put handles on it across the top. Turn it 90* in the wrong and you wake up a 1/2 hour  later lying on the ground where you knocked yourself out. :hitting_self_roller:

 

 

How far apart to you put wood posts in? I have always went 3 metal then a wood, 3 metal etc.


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Posted January 16, 2015 - 08:50 AM

We usually go all steel till a corner or turn. Much of our fence is where you can't get a tractor with digger, so it's steel or hand dig. I choose steel. :-)
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Posted January 16, 2015 - 09:08 AM

Just got in the house from milking.  Right off I had a problem.  The auto-wash for the milk pipeline had a water solenoid stick and ran water through the hot water heater all night!  What a terrible waste of water & electricity.  4500 watts solid all night long.  Valve unstuck, but gotta keep an eye on it.  Likely just a bit of mineral under the valve, but still....I'll watch it.  

  If nothing comes up otherwise, I'll be stringing barb wire till milking time this afternoon.


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Posted January 16, 2015 - 12:12 PM

Halfway down this 1/8th mile stretch of fence.  Will get it finished today, then on to some minor spot repairs the first of next week.  A sunny view today.

 

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Posted January 16, 2015 - 02:34 PM

Hate to hear about the water heater problem Daniel. I get upset when I have things go wrong and it wastes energy or supplies. Unfortunately it happens. Good luck with your fence project. Great to know your health is allowing you to do so much after the scare you had last year.


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Posted January 16, 2015 - 03:04 PM

Hate to hear about the water heater problem Daniel. I get upset when I have things go wrong and it wastes energy or supplies. Unfortunately it happens. Good luck with your fence project. Great to know your health is allowing you to do so much after the scare you had last year.

 

Wash system valve is holding fine now.  I didn't quite finish the fence as I ran out of fence clips and being I milk in a while, I'll finish it next week.  Just didn't feel like the rough 4 wheeler ride to get back there again.   The sun popped out today, so it's too greasy in the field to take the truck this afternoon.

  Yes, energy is coming back, as well as stamina. Good hearing from you George! 


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Posted January 19, 2015 - 10:27 AM

It's either quiet at the Farm, or Extremely busy :thumbs:


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Posted January 19, 2015 - 12:37 PM

Was wondering the same thing. Think I'll give him a call on my way home tonight if nothig changes today.

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Posted January 19, 2015 - 12:48 PM

All is well in Ball Hollow!  Saturday I just did the standard milking/feeding chores.  Sunday was my day off, so we went out for breakfast, then I tinkered with GT's when I got home.  Started a few tractors to jog the engine & charge the batteries.  My friend Shannon came to look at the Allis 620, and he will be buying it if he can gets the cash rounded up.  Today was milking this morning, then to a Dr appointment to check my blood thinning.  They were out of test strips, so they had to draw blood & Doc will call me with results.  Now it's back to fence repairs in a few minutes. 


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Posted January 19, 2015 - 12:54 PM

Ok good all is normal lol
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Posted January 19, 2015 - 01:01 PM

Sounds like a good day so far in Ball Hollow !!


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