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#5011 olcowhand ONLINE  

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Posted February 16, 2015 - 12:45 PM

Couple more pics.  Haven't had a snow this big since 1994.

 

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Posted February 16, 2015 - 01:04 PM

Keep it there. 


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Posted February 16, 2015 - 01:13 PM

You guys can have fun in all that snow
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Posted February 16, 2015 - 01:16 PM

I'm glad we finally got some type of precip around here. It's been way too dry!


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Posted February 16, 2015 - 01:22 PM

Looks like we dodged the bullet and getting just rain right now.  All the frozen stuff is hitting up further north in the mountains.


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Posted February 16, 2015 - 03:55 PM

Looks like we dodged the bullet and getting just rain right now.  All the frozen stuff is hitting up further north in the mountains.

 

Bill, It must have went north of both you and I as it didn't get cold enough like they thought for s to get ice/snow here either, just rain.


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Posted February 16, 2015 - 03:56 PM

That's a pretty big snow for that part of the country Daniel. Hope Y'all don't have any real issues because of it.


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Posted February 16, 2015 - 04:03 PM

The Sun is out here, Daniel! If it moves through fast enough, you might have nice bright sunshine reflecting off the snow tomorrow!


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Posted February 16, 2015 - 04:03 PM

Likely 11 to 12" out there and still snowing.  Been 2 hours on the Cat loader clearing the drives, but had to come in to warm up.  The loader's heater blower is out, so I'm an ice cube with the temp at 15F.  Funny how that loader heats me like an oven in warm weather, but doesn't share the love in winter time!  :wallbanging:    I think I have things cleared enough to feed silage, so may not push anymore till tomorrow.  Not sure if I'll take the silage wagon down to the pit or bring the silage to the wagon.  Things are pretty slick and the last thing I need is having to pull the MF1100 & wagon up that grade.  Feeders are all full of snow, so Josh is scooping them out.  Drifts a couple feet deep, 3' in spots.  Spots of roofs have 18" of snow drifted, and wind still drifting it deeper.  I have piles of snow everywhere 5' deep from the loader work.  Looks like another hour or so of snow to come.

 I did work in the shop some earlier in the day, and got 75% of one inside gable metal sheeted.


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Posted February 16, 2015 - 04:10 PM

I65 is closed at E-town due to cars off the road everywhere on Muldrough Hill.  Things are gonna be shut down pretty much through tomorrow road-wise I think.  Most business have closed, or never opened today.  My milk tank can hold almost 4 days milk, so if they can't get here tomorrow, I'll be fine till the next day.  Even if I have to dump some milk, our coop covers it with pool money accumulated just for such cases.  

  My feet feel like ice cubes, but I'm putting some foot warmers in my boots before going out again.  The pouches once you open to the air they start making heat.  They last quite a while.


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Posted February 16, 2015 - 04:18 PM

"Toasti-Toes" they're called.  I bought them 2 years ago on clearance for 25 cents a pair.  They still work!  :thumbs:   Peel & stick to bottom of socks.

 

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Posted February 16, 2015 - 04:22 PM

About the same up here in Harrodsburg. It's looking like I won't be able to get out tomorrow either. Not sure what I'm going to do if the governor calls out my Guard unit, I have essentially zero chance of getting to the armory!


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Posted February 16, 2015 - 04:35 PM

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It has started here


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Posted February 16, 2015 - 06:17 PM

My Toasti Toes didn't stay toasty long.  Just too darned cold I guess, plus they are old warmers.  I am flat worn out, mostly from getting so bloody cold.  I was at my limit when I finished feeding.  Couldn't feel my feet, and hands and face chilled to the max.

  It will take at least 2 more hours to get snow cleared tomorrow.  Have to go back over most of what I did today, but won't take as long.  I know I'll sleep well tonight & go to sleep early.

  Before pushing snow tomorrow morning, I'm gonna get the loader's heater going.  I looked closer at it tonight & found the wires were torn going to the fan.  Won't take long to rig a temp wire.

  Our corn bin roofs & some of our building roofs have almost 2' drifts on the SE sides.  I don't think I've ever seen drifts on our roofs that deep.  I would have taken more pics, but I was too cold to care!  :D


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Posted February 16, 2015 - 06:24 PM

I had peeled the "Toasti Toes" off my socks & laid them on my computer desk.  They were cool.  But just noticed they were very warm again, so tucked them inside my socks to get that heat!   Guess the cold just overpowered them.


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