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Posted July 25, 2015 - 11:32 AM

Grad to hear you finally got it all cleaned up. That's some of the roughest work you can do is shoveling molded grain out of a grain bin.
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Posted July 26, 2015 - 01:18 PM

Remember the little old 10'x12' wooden bins? Tied together with wire two feet off the floor and again just about chin high on a five foot ten inch man? If the heat and dust didn't get you the wires would. My shins flinch at just the thought of shoveling grain out of them, and then the danger of tripping and falling into the auger? Yikes!! The things we didn't do to earn a living.


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Posted July 26, 2015 - 02:43 PM

I'm glad to hear this is done. Not a job I would want!


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Posted July 26, 2015 - 07:22 PM

What do you do with the bad corn?  Just dump it somewhere?

He uses it in his back hills operation that he keeps quiet from the revenuers!


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Posted July 27, 2015 - 06:02 AM

Rain here this morning. Was only 20% chance but turns out 100% here. Had intended to get the 56 rolls of Sudex hay in, but we'll see. Depends on how much or how long it rains. Can't load out corn either.
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Posted July 27, 2015 - 06:07 AM

I'd be happy with a cloud or three!


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Posted July 27, 2015 - 07:55 AM

I feel your frustration with the rain. Seems like were lucky if we go a day without rain / thunder lightning etc:. Every low spot has standing water in it. Wonder if its ever going to dry up enough for the farmers around here to make some good hay. I feel bad for everyone of them who are struggling to get crops in etc;. 


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Posted July 27, 2015 - 09:48 AM

Well, the rain kinda split & most went south of me.  So Dad drove the bale wagon & we got all the hay in.  Bad thing is, a piece of metal on the hay wagon needed welding, and before I got up to the shop, Dad pulled the hay wagon up close to the new shop to weld it.  Thing is he never seems to watch behind him anymore & hung the wagon into the corner of the shop.  Destroyed the white corner trim & buckled the red metal.  I think I can get the red to lay flat again, but the trim is done.  Then as I went to air a low tire, I saw he bent the tongue bad again, and it's been bent too many times, so this time I'll have to build one from scratch.  Frustrating!

  Anyways, a few phone calls to make, and small things to attend to.


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Posted July 27, 2015 - 01:22 PM

I feel your pain with the rain, had 5acres+/- get rained on sat. night.


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Posted July 28, 2015 - 05:46 AM

Woke to thunder and heard pouring down rain. Good thing we got the hay in, cause it's came a flood.
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Posted July 28, 2015 - 06:05 AM

Glad you got the hay in. But the rain will help towards another cutting!


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Posted July 28, 2015 - 08:54 AM

One of my neighbors has kept up with our neighborhood July rainfall totals.  So far we stand at 10.1".  But he's 2 miles from me, and down here we've had some gully washers that missed him and dad's house.  He lives next to Dad.


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Posted July 28, 2015 - 09:04 AM

It started raining here last night and my 1/2" puddle is full. Bad for the haying but is the first good rain we've had so far in July. Anyone who got the first cut off early may have a decent 2nd. cut coming if the rain keeps up. Hay is scarce up here in Sask. this year, even where I live where we generally have more than enough.


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Posted July 28, 2015 - 05:34 PM

Now the AC is barely working in my Jeep Grand Cherokee.  Not low on R134, as the compressor never cycles...pumps continuously.  But the air inside is just barely cool & won't truly cool the inside.  Seems to be getting worse.  My gauge set's high side line looks rough, so I can't check high side pressure, but while compressor is running the low side read 70psi, which is a bit high.  I'm kind of thinking my low side line's built in orifice is blocked or damaged.  Have to repair the gauge hose to check high side to be sure compressor is building enough pressure.  Heat index hit 103 so I came inside.  I'll work on it when it's cooler.  Then just a few minutes ago Dad called & his house AC isn't working right, but good enough for today.  Gotta go out & check it in the morning before it gets sweltering hot.  Just put a new fan on the unit just before my surgery, and Dad said the fan wasn't running all the time, so it may be kicking off it's heat breaker.  Always something.  I spend all my time trying to keep things going to where I can't make any cash flow happen.  But then again, I haven't figured out how to get the cash flowing yet!  I'm still a bit slow from the surgery anyway.


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Posted July 28, 2015 - 06:24 PM

I wouldn't know how to act with working AC in a vehicle. I am going to try to figure out how to handle it when I get Spooky back together. Brand new AC parts that have been stashed for years are going on it.


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