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Posted January 27, 2015 - 05:05 PM

Better to them tell you what needs to be changed now before they show up to hang the doors up. I bet you enjoyed having Case helping you around the place today.  :thumbs: 


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Posted January 27, 2015 - 05:42 PM

Yep, need a pro to take a gander at it ahead of time for the doors.  Had to go out & feed the calves as Teresa's Mom is just now waking up, so she'll be quite a while getting home & will be wore out when she does.  Teresa usually feeds the calves.  Needed to place a couple more hay rolls too.


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Posted January 28, 2015 - 07:06 AM

A frosty morning at 19f. Frosty in another way....milk price dropped another 4 bucks per hundredweight since just 2 weeks ago. In 6 months we've went from $28 to $18. Quite a kick in the gut. Expect it to drop more yet. Survival mode!
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Posted January 28, 2015 - 08:34 AM

 

In 6 months we've went from $28 to $18. Quite a kick in the gut. Expect it to drop more yet. Survival mode!           

 Do you know what  cause of the drop ?  That's seem like a lot .


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Posted January 28, 2015 - 08:36 AM

Dang it man!


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Posted January 28, 2015 - 08:41 AM

China stopped importing milk for the most part. When we lose exports, we lose big. Not looking good at all
HUGE trade imbalance with China!
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Posted January 28, 2015 - 11:59 AM

I am drinking as much milk as I can.


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Posted January 28, 2015 - 04:58 PM

I am drinking as much milk as I can.

 

Good, cause as you know drinking more does your body good....(and good for me).   :smilewink:


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Posted January 28, 2015 - 06:30 PM

Raisin Bran and MILK sounds pretty good about now!
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Posted January 29, 2015 - 11:28 AM

Wow, been a busy day for my brain!  Milked the cows, then figured what all metal trims & 2x4's I need to finish out the shop.  After 45 minutes of measuring & head scratching, I had that figured up.  Then I double checked my door opening sizes to call the garage door guy.  Called him & he'll be installing about mid next week.  Then I measured needed metals to rebuild the other side of the milk parlor's head rail system.   Called my farm supply guy to see if our new rubber tire scraper was in yet, and it'll be in right after lunch.  So after I eat a bite, I'll head 25 miles to my roof supply, give him my measurements of trim needed, then head 25 more miles to my steel yard, then come back & hopefully my trim will be ready, stop at Lowes & pick up hardware & lumber, then go pick up the manure scraper.  Gonna be running flat-out all afternoon.  Packing all the running into one day.


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Posted January 29, 2015 - 12:33 PM

Larry,trusses are set at 3 feet. Leaving metal working tools at the old shop will help keep down clutter in this shop.

    With the snow load we get up here, and no valid insurance available for it, we can't get away with any more than 24" between trusses. Again, don't ask me how I know.  Experience is a harsh teacher, lol.


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Posted January 29, 2015 - 04:38 PM

I hope you got all your running done today so you can quit slacking off around there and get something done productive !! :poke:  Sounds like you had a very busy day and are probably not done yet. Hope all went well in town and you got everything rounded up.


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Posted January 29, 2015 - 04:43 PM

He's probably out tip-toeing through the cow turds!


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Posted January 29, 2015 - 04:52 PM

I hope you got all your running done today so you can quit slacking off around there and get something done productive !! :poke:  Sounds like you had a very busy day and are probably not done yet. Hope all went well in town and you got everything rounded up.

 

 

He's probably out tip-toeing through the cow turds!

 

Just now got home.  Still have to feed silage, but finally got the running done.  All metal interior F channel, trim work, and roof edge trim on trailer, along with 40 ten foot 2x4's, 2 boxes different type nails, a filter for my shop vac, a 7' wide rubber manure scraper, 20' of 5" channel iron, 13' piece of 2 1/2 square thickwall tube, and 18' of 3" wide 5/16" strap.  Gotta get out the door.


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Posted January 29, 2015 - 05:19 PM

That's a nice batch of supplies!


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