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Posted April 27, 2015 - 12:41 PM

You could raise these guys. Meet the Valdese Bull. He is in a lot of commercials and shows up at  fairs and openings. He is gentle as a kitten, but can knock you crosseyed accidentally with those horns.

 

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Posted April 27, 2015 - 02:39 PM

My cattle guy Brad called a while ago.  He's coming to get one load late this afternoon.  I decided to just sell all the bull calves as it would be hard to do a fair split with the various weights of them & all.  It's cash money too, so that will help out right now.  Josh & I have things mapped out & we're good.  We'll end up much happier & with much less stressful lives.  I told him years ago it would happen by or before I could draw social security, but this neck thing kicked up the date for sure.  Today was the least stressful day for quite a while now.  Yesterday was tough, but nerves are calming & things will be fine.  He didn't take the job, and I can't say I blame him.  I really hoped he'd stay on a month or 2 anyway while I was awaiting surgery to get lots of things reorganized.  His plane tickets for his June 10 day trip weren't refundable either, so now he & his family can go drive through the Redwood Forests as they had planned for a while now.  Then he looks for work in earnest.  But the guys at the coop told him they understood the circumstances & for him to check back with them when things calm down.


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Posted April 27, 2015 - 02:55 PM

Maybe you and Teresa can do something 'special' with a few dollars!


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Posted April 27, 2015 - 04:57 PM

I had to catch up, wow! Lot of changes for sure. I went through something similar over the last year and a half, my mom and I were partners in an upholstery, interior design shop for 37 years. Mom's health was getting worse, cheap furniture (junk), was taking a lot of business, then in fall of 2013 I started feeling bad, then worse then couldn't get out of bed some days. Had hyponutremia. Yeah, I'd never heard of it either, it's a very serious low sodium condition. I spent time in the hospital and after a long recovery and short bout with pneumonia, during which time mom had another stroke and was staring her 91st birthday in the eyes. So we closed the shop, mom moved in with us, I took 6 weeks off, then went to work as service manager of a small car dealership owned by my best friend. Least stress I've had in 40 years!

You're gonna be fine, you'll love the changes and you'll do great!


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Posted April 27, 2015 - 06:35 PM

You could raise these guys. Meet the Valdese Bull. He is in a lot of commercials and shows up at  fairs and openings. He is gentle as a kitten, but can knock you crosseyed accidentally with those horns.

 

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This guy is always at Luckenbach,TX for photos. He is Great for kiddos to climb all over all day long. These are my 2 girls with 2 girls from the 4H Interstate Exchange group last summer. My 2 are in middle and right standing in front of the bull.

 

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Posted April 27, 2015 - 06:43 PM

Daniel, Everything will work out , and GOD will provide a way for you and the whole family, just put your Faith in Him !!


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Posted April 27, 2015 - 07:52 PM

Daniel, Everything will work out , and GOD will provide a way for you and the whole family, just put your Faith in Him !!

 

Things are looking really good now.  I have 2 years income between the heifers and land lease that will keep us all going fine except for health insurance, which I have to find a cheaper source.  I'll just have to take things one step at a time.   Only a bit over 8 years before I qualify for medicare. Long as I'm alive, things will find a way.


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Posted April 27, 2015 - 07:54 PM

Oh, and Brad, my cattle guy may not get here tomorrow after all for the rest of the milk cows.  He'll try his best though.  I already told the milk truck driver tomorrow would be the last day, so we may just dump the milk after if it's just gonna be a day or 2 longer.  If a week, we may ask them to come by a while longer.  I REALLY hope he can get them tomorrow though!


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Posted April 27, 2015 - 07:55 PM

Me too.


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Posted April 27, 2015 - 08:59 PM

Got a lot done today, so headed up to my bro-in-law Fred's place to visit this evening.  He hooked up his plow & turned his garden.  I got to make a couple passes before I left.  He still had his lift chains on his loader bucket from moving some stuff with the loader.

 

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Posted April 27, 2015 - 09:56 PM

His arm looks better than the last time I saw him!


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Posted April 27, 2015 - 10:52 PM

Fred's plow looks as if it's set un-level, low on left side from rear of tractor??

 

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Posted April 28, 2015 - 05:13 AM

Glad you got out of the yard and got to turn some dirt! I agree with Brian on the plow, doesn't look right.


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Posted April 28, 2015 - 05:21 AM

Can't sneak anything by that guy Daniel !!


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Posted April 28, 2015 - 05:24 AM

Fred's plow looks as if it's set un-level, low on left side from rear of tractor??

 

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It could be off some.  We just hooked it up & took off.  It plowed real nice.


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