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#4831 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted January 23, 2015 - 07:09 AM

Kenny, I think you likely read this thread more than anyone else, so I can't leave you out of anything!  :smilewink:

 

 

I don't think I've ever known a dairy farmer who doesn't try to work himself to death.  Its part of the job. 

 

 

He has to have a thread to post on to make sure he keeps well ahead of you while you both race towards the 30000 barrier!  :D

 

Ben W.

It's a very interesting thread as there is no telling what Daniel will be doing from day to day! I have put in my time on a working 'farm' and know there is always something going to break/go south to make a change in what was planned!


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Posted January 23, 2015 - 09:07 AM

Now that last is an understatement if ever I've heard one!!!


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Posted January 23, 2015 - 09:17 AM

Work shop is looking great Daniel. Glad to hear your good spirits in your replies even though we know you are stil hard at it.

 

how do all those calves fit into the scheme of things? Sell the males ? Keep the heifers as future milkers? Sell them all?

I know you need to have calfing to get cows to produce milk, just wondering what you then do with all those calves.


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Posted January 23, 2015 - 09:33 AM

Usually we sell all baby bulls right away.  But with lower herd numbers, we decided to feed a few out to a few months old.  ALL heifers stay to add to the milking string.  Ugg....gotta go give 45 shots again.


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Posted January 23, 2015 - 06:02 PM

Daniel is getting snow right now. The weather channel had a pic from Elizabethtown and it didn't look good!


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Posted January 23, 2015 - 06:30 PM

Daniel is getting snow right now. The weather channel had a pic from Elizabethtown and it didn't look good!

 

Calling for less than an inch, but still, people will crash all over.  So many don't have the sense to slow down.  I'm off tomorrow, so let it snow!


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Posted January 23, 2015 - 07:30 PM

E-town looked like there was more than that on the ground. Glad you got the shop closed in!


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Posted January 23, 2015 - 08:37 PM

Calling for less than an inch, but still, people will crash all over.  So many don't have the sense to slow down.  I'm off tomorrow, so let it snow!

 

In my book, an inch is worse than a foot because people still think they can go like a madman in an inch, while a foot seems to keep the fools inside.

 

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Posted January 23, 2015 - 09:11 PM

In my book, an inch is worse than a foot because people still think they can go like a madman in an inch, while a foot seems to keep the fools inside.

 

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Then it's gonna be havoc on the roads!  Things are white on the ground, but road temps are still warm enough to melt most of it.  But temps will dip into the 20's tonight, so any roads not treated may have some black ice later, light snow layer, or both.


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Posted January 23, 2015 - 10:08 PM

Y'all be careful around there. If you think it's crazy there, you should see these folks around here when we get a little ice. They think it's just wet and drive like idiots. Usually shut down all the roads around here, makes it easy for me to get anywhere without the crowds.


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Posted January 24, 2015 - 07:47 AM

Man, you got some snow, I'm 2 hours north, just got some coldness. 

 

Need some warmth....gotta change water pump in the wife's Liberty today 


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Posted January 24, 2015 - 09:08 AM

Well their forecasts were on the light side.  We got a good 2" snow.  Nice & bright out!  Not even had my 1st cup of coffee & giving weather reports!  :D


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Posted January 24, 2015 - 10:18 AM

Snow pics.  Nothing big, but snow.

 

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Posted January 24, 2015 - 10:21 AM

Just enough to make things wet. Glad the Sun is out, but probably rather bright out there!


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Posted January 24, 2015 - 11:39 AM

Been out straightening my old little shop.  Amazing what you find when you take the time.  I bought a couple sets of welder helmet "cheat" lenses months ago & lost track...found!  A new roll of Gorilla duct tape....found!  My only used once auto fuel pressure gauge....found!  These were the highlight items, among many many other "lost to clutter" items.  Having a nice day just puttering around out there.  Oh, also found the New Holland chopper's pto to tractor shaft "lock repair kit".

  I'm sure I will rediscover more before the day is done.


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