Jump to content

Nominations for Tractor of the Month
Garden Tractors and Parts on eBay



Photo
* * * * - 22 votes

Life On & Off My Farm - Life Changes


  • Please log in to reply
8699 replies to this topic

#5626 UncleWillie ONLINE  

UncleWillie

    wabbit wangler

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 10399
  • 12,767 Thanks
  • 7,703 posts
  • Location: Gaston county, NC

Posted May 03, 2015 - 10:58 AM

Dan'l....saw these when I was making a short trip yesterday to pick up a tractor for a fella in the UK.

 

 

Mabey you could raise a couple of these rascals  :D :D :D

You been driving past my house again?


  • olcowhand, Craig. and KennyP have said thanks

#5627 olcowhand ONLINE  

olcowhand

    Red Tractor Nut & Diesel Addict

  • Staff Admin
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Sponsor
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 20
  • 35,653 Thanks
  • 29,840 posts
  • Location: South Central Kentucky

Posted May 03, 2015 - 11:41 AM

Left harbor freight, now Teresa is in Meijer. Next stop Lowe's.
  • Craig., KennyP and SupplySergeant have said thanks

#5628 KennyP ONLINE  

KennyP

    FORDoholic

  • Super Moderator
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 2253
  • 28,508 Thanks
  • 39,733 posts
  • Location: Collinsville, Oklahoma

Posted May 03, 2015 - 01:23 PM

Good luck in the shopping spree, Daniel!


  • olcowhand and Craig. have said thanks

#5629 trowel OFFLINE  

trowel

    Summer.

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Member No: 5127
  • 4,819 Thanks
  • 4,533 posts
  • Location: ma.

Posted May 03, 2015 - 05:43 PM

Sounds like my kind of places to shop !


  • olcowhand and Craig. have said thanks

#5630 bbuckler OFFLINE  

bbuckler
  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 59269
  • 2,087 Thanks
  • 1,890 posts
  • Location: Killeen,Tx

Posted May 03, 2015 - 06:38 PM

Hope you get a good box and maybe find a new weed-eater. I  switched to Stihl equipment a few years ago and I can't kill neither the gas blower or the weed-eater, bought both used and still running strong after 5 years.

I worked on a bunch of stihl weedeaters couple weeks back the parts are cheap.


  • olcowhand and Craig. have said thanks

#5631 olcowhand ONLINE  

olcowhand

    Red Tractor Nut & Diesel Addict

  • Staff Admin
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Sponsor
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 20
  • 35,653 Thanks
  • 29,840 posts
  • Location: South Central Kentucky

Posted May 03, 2015 - 08:01 PM

Got the 40V Kobalt weedeater, but when I got home and opened it up, the ear the shield attaches to was broken off.  It was all scratched up too, so I think it was used.  I went to my nearest Lowes & they took care of it & gave me another.  I checked it out before leaving their lot.  It has plenty of power for what I need.  Way more than my  old 18V  Craftsman!  When I was checking out a 30ish fella said they were a great item, and after using I agree.  


  • Craig., KennyP and trowel have said thanks

#5632 trowel OFFLINE  

trowel

    Summer.

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Member No: 5127
  • 4,819 Thanks
  • 4,533 posts
  • Location: ma.

Posted May 03, 2015 - 08:06 PM

Sweet, new tool, always good.


  • olcowhand and Craig. have said thanks

#5633 Cat385B ONLINE  

Cat385B

    Therapy CAT

  • Senior Member
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 8002
  • 11,753 Thanks
  • 8,922 posts
  • Location: MN

Posted May 03, 2015 - 08:09 PM

I did your old kind of shopping yesterday, Daniel. Went with my friend in SW MN to pick up his four new Black Angus bulls. That was a large check he wrote out.

Miss it yet?

Hahahahahaha

And my friend (Rob) got told his new tractor won't be in until July. AGCO plant in Jackson, MN has laid off production for 10 weeks because of excess inventory, but JD still has a 4-6 month wait.

image.jpg
  • olcowhand and Craig. have said thanks

#5634 olcowhand ONLINE  

olcowhand

    Red Tractor Nut & Diesel Addict

  • Staff Admin
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Sponsor
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 20
  • 35,653 Thanks
  • 29,840 posts
  • Location: South Central Kentucky

Posted May 03, 2015 - 08:16 PM

I did your old kind of shopping yesterday, Daniel. Went with my friend in SW MN to pick up his four new Black Angus bulls. That was a large check he wrote out.

Miss it yet?

Hahahahahaha

 

 

Not a bit, not a chance of it......ever!


  • Craig., KennyP, trowel and 1 other said thanks

#5635 olcowhand ONLINE  

olcowhand

    Red Tractor Nut & Diesel Addict

  • Staff Admin
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Sponsor
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 20
  • 35,653 Thanks
  • 29,840 posts
  • Location: South Central Kentucky

Posted May 04, 2015 - 10:27 AM

Hauling poo today.  Ground FINALLY dried & got firm enough.  Will take 2, maybe 3 days, but we wanna pump absolutely as low as we can.  I doubt I'll ever use the pit for manure again, so eventually what little manure that is left will completely break down, leaving it pretty much a normal pond.  May end up raising some nice catfish in there!  :thumbs:


  • Craig., KennyP and oldedeeres have said thanks

#5636 camdigger ONLINE  

camdigger
  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 70250
  • 678 Thanks
  • 234 posts
  • Location: Central Alberta

Posted May 04, 2015 - 02:01 PM

Wow! Big changes Dan!

Sounds like you've been forced into the same decisions my Dad made by choice 35 or so years ago. His go forward plan was to cross his dairy animals with Angus to get an easy calving herd with good milk production. He had cows another 20 years, by which time my brother had joined him and started his own herd of purebred Angus.

Good luck with all the Doc visits and the coming surgery.

Edited by camdigger, May 04, 2015 - 02:02 PM.

  • olcowhand and Craig. have said thanks

#5637 olcowhand ONLINE  

olcowhand

    Red Tractor Nut & Diesel Addict

  • Staff Admin
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Sponsor
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 20
  • 35,653 Thanks
  • 29,840 posts
  • Location: South Central Kentucky

Posted May 04, 2015 - 02:10 PM

Called it a day at 3pm.  My neck has had all I care to give it till tomorrow.  Tomorrow should finish it handily.  I started spreading over the dry cow fields which total maybe 8 acres.  Think I'll drill in some Sudex or other sorghum type into this for some fast growing rolled forage.  Makes great hay.  Then come Fall after it's last cutting, I'll drill in some higher quality hay for the next year.  Feels good to get off the tractor.


  • Craig. and KennyP have said thanks

#5638 olcowhand ONLINE  

olcowhand

    Red Tractor Nut & Diesel Addict

  • Staff Admin
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Sponsor
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 20
  • 35,653 Thanks
  • 29,840 posts
  • Location: South Central Kentucky

Posted May 04, 2015 - 02:14 PM

Actually, till my neck got to aching, I enjoyed hauling the poo.  Almost sad that it's likely the last pumping, but I'm sure I'll get over it.....ok, over it now.  :smilewink:   I got out the door at 7 this morning.  Got all the tractors topped with fuel & oils, and everything greased.  Then mowed where the tractors & tanks were before Dad & Josh showed up at 8:30.  The slower pace we have now will make what tractor work I do MUCH more enjoyable here on out.  Maybe I'll start farming in a suit like Oliver Wendell Douglas!  :bigrofl:


  • Craig., KennyP, HDWildBill and 1 other said thanks

#5639 SupplySergeant ONLINE  

SupplySergeant

    Eggman's Dad

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Member No: 45293
  • 1,084 Thanks
  • 658 posts
  • Location: Harrodsburg, KY

Posted May 04, 2015 - 02:23 PM

 Maybe I'll start farming in a suit like Oliver Wendell Douglas!  :bigrofl:

Do you have a suit? I figured you had "dress" and "work" overalls!


  • olcowhand, Craig. and KennyP have said thanks

#5640 camdigger ONLINE  

camdigger
  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 70250
  • 678 Thanks
  • 234 posts
  • Location: Central Alberta

Posted May 04, 2015 - 02:23 PM

Actually, till my neck got to aching, I enjoyed hauling the poo. Almost sad that it's likely the last pumping, but I'm sure I'll get over it.....ok, over it now. :smilewink: I got out the door at 7 this morning. Got all the tractors topped with fuel & oils, and everything greased. Then mowed where the tractors & tanks were before Dad & Josh showed up at 8:30. The slower pace we have now will make what tractor work I do MUCH more enjoyable here on out. Maybe I'll start farming in a suit like Oliver Wendell Douglas! :bigrofl:


In all seriousness, it is not at all unusual to see a Turkish farmer wearing a suit jacket while driving his tractor. For that matter, it is not unusual to see a tractor or five parked in front of the local Tea house either.... My family and friends aren't always impressed when I tell them they need to upgrade their tractor operating wardrobe...

Edited by camdigger, May 04, 2015 - 02:24 PM.

  • olcowhand, Craig. and KennyP have said thanks




Top