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
8683 replies to this topic

#6196 KennyP ONLINE  

KennyP

    FORDoholic

  • Super Moderator
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 2253
  • 28,418 Thanks
  • 39,668 posts
  • Location: Collinsville, Oklahoma

Posted July 31, 2015 - 06:43 AM

Yes it was. Better than our fairgrounds has ever had. I think the abbreviation was KTPA sanctioned?

"Kenny's Tractor Port"? News to me! :rolling:

 

Glad you had some fun!


  • olcowhand and Craig. have said thanks

#6197 olcowhand ONLINE  

olcowhand

    Red Tractor Nut & Diesel Addict

  • Staff Admin
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Sponsor
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 20
  • 35,608 Thanks
  • 29,834 posts
  • Location: South Central Kentucky

Posted July 31, 2015 - 04:14 PM

Bush hogged most of the day until I dropped a front tire into a small wash.  Downhill, so the Massey 1100 can't back up.  I'll need help to pull it backwards, so I left it & waled to the house.  It'll sure still be there in the morning!   Then I went & picked up my new fan clutch for the Cherokee.  Old one was shot...turns way too easy when I took it off & it was still hot.  The new one doesn't coast not one bit when I shut her down.  Pretty sure the fan clutch is shot on my F250 also.  Both original clutches, the Cherokee's being 17yrs old, and the truck's 18yrs old.  I suppose they did pretty good.  Need to go mow around the silage & manure pits now.


  • Craig. and KennyP have said thanks

#6198 olcowhand ONLINE  

olcowhand

    Red Tractor Nut & Diesel Addict

  • Staff Admin
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Sponsor
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 20
  • 35,608 Thanks
  • 29,834 posts
  • Location: South Central Kentucky

Posted August 01, 2015 - 10:47 AM

Dad came down this morning, so had him give me a pull getting the Massey 1100 & bush hog out.  No problem at all.  Then I found a vacuum leak on my 97 F250.  Got that sealed up & unloaded the 22 2x6's off the truck rack.  I let the engine run while unloading to bring up the temps so I could check for fan clutch slip when it was shut off.  Man is it's fan clutch completely shot!  It's fan spun for a few seconds after shutting down the engine.  It's way worse than the Cherokee's clutch was.  There goes another $60!

  Gonna go visit Teresa's Dad today.  Might finish bush hogging the field later in the evening.


  • Craig., KennyP and Cvans have said thanks

#6199 Cvans OFFLINE  

Cvans

    Tractorholic

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Member No: 5412
  • 4,480 Thanks
  • 5,011 posts
  • Location: Eastern SD.

Posted August 01, 2015 - 10:56 PM

Now that you don't have milk cows and their associated needs to deal with are you starting to get caught up or are you just making more work for yourself elsewhere? 


  • olcowhand, Craig. and twostep have said thanks

#6200 olcowhand ONLINE  

olcowhand

    Red Tractor Nut & Diesel Addict

  • Staff Admin
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Sponsor
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 20
  • 35,608 Thanks
  • 29,834 posts
  • Location: South Central Kentucky

Posted August 02, 2015 - 07:03 AM

Now that you don't have milk cows and their associated needs to deal with are you starting to get caught up or are you just making more work for yourself elsewhere?

Slowly getting caught up on more critical jobs, but as on any farm there's always more to be done. Need to repair a break in the frame of our batwing mower to clip the larger pasture fields, and some barn roof repairs. Wednesday my vet is coming to pregnancy check 21 heifers. Once that's done I need to move at least a dozen more in with the bull.
  • MH81, Alc, Craig. and 3 others have said thanks

#6201 KennyP ONLINE  

KennyP

    FORDoholic

  • Super Moderator
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 2253
  • 28,418 Thanks
  • 39,668 posts
  • Location: Collinsville, Oklahoma

Posted August 02, 2015 - 07:07 AM

Sounds like plenty to keep you busy!


  • olcowhand and Craig. have said thanks

#6202 toomanytoys84 OFFLINE  

toomanytoys84

    Aaron

  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 45129
  • 8,240 Thanks
  • 5,077 posts
  • Location: Ohio

Posted August 02, 2015 - 09:36 AM

Always something broken. I feel your pain on a much smaller scale. Always something broken at my house. Big or small always a project looming!

I've been helping a buddy who has a small farm. 100 beef cattle. Every night I go over to help him do drywall on his new 2 story pool barn upstairs and we spend an hour or more fixing fencing. Chasing down a few escaped calves. Fixing random stuff before we even get started on drywall

Edited by toomanytoys84, August 02, 2015 - 10:29 AM.

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

#6203 oldedeeres OFFLINE  

oldedeeres
  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 14008
  • 5,848 Thanks
  • 3,191 posts
  • Location: Rivers End, Saskatchewan

Posted August 02, 2015 - 12:04 PM

You're singing my song brothers. I think I need new definitions for "spare time" and "retire".
  • olcowhand, Craig., KennyP and 1 other said thanks

#6204 Craig. OFFLINE  

Craig.

    Ronald Craig

  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 1842
  • 881 Thanks
  • 763 posts
  • Location: Indiana

Posted August 02, 2015 - 04:23 PM

You're singing my song brothers. I think I need new definitions for "spare time" and "retire".


LOL

#6205 olcowhand ONLINE  

olcowhand

    Red Tractor Nut & Diesel Addict

  • Staff Admin
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Sponsor
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 20
  • 35,608 Thanks
  • 29,834 posts
  • Location: South Central Kentucky

Posted August 02, 2015 - 04:59 PM

Took off on a day trip.  Hit 3 peddler's malls from Somerset to Harrodsburg, then stopped at Old Fort Harrod State Park.  From there home through Lebanon, then highway 289 over to highway 210 to home.  Found myself a good used Matco shop creeper with adjustable angle bed.  Very heavy built, and will make it so much easier on my neck when working underneath as I won't have to hold my head up like before.  Took 9 hours, but had a good time.  Teresa found a couple items, but it wasn't about buying anything, rather just a getaway.  All the grass is mowed already, so no yard work to do now even.  Been a nice day.

  Had I known ahead of time where I'd end up going, I'd have shouted at SupplySergeant (he lives around Harrodsburg) so I could stop by his place & visit his family.  I just kinda took off, then went as the road & breeze took me.


  • Craig., KennyP, Cvans and 3 others have said thanks

#6206 KennyP ONLINE  

KennyP

    FORDoholic

  • Super Moderator
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 2253
  • 28,418 Thanks
  • 39,668 posts
  • Location: Collinsville, Oklahoma

Posted August 02, 2015 - 05:06 PM

Sounds like a productive day!


  • olcowhand said thank you

#6207 HDWildBill OFFLINE  

HDWildBill

    Freedom is not Free. Thank those in uniform for your freedom.

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 6354
  • 8,700 Thanks
  • 8,555 posts
  • Location: Ga

Posted August 02, 2015 - 05:22 PM

Love those type of day's.  Just get out and enjoy where every the wind and road take you,  plus you have your best friend with you! :thumbs:


  • olcowhand and oldedeeres have said thanks

#6208 camdigger ONLINE  

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

Posted August 03, 2015 - 05:47 AM

".........  I just kinda took off, then went as the road & breeze took me."

"Free as the breeze and I drive where I please..." I think there is a song there somewhere. Hope you enjoyed your freedom
  • olcowhand said thank you

#6209 olcowhand ONLINE  

olcowhand

    Red Tractor Nut & Diesel Addict

  • Staff Admin
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Sponsor
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 20
  • 35,608 Thanks
  • 29,834 posts
  • Location: South Central Kentucky

Posted August 03, 2015 - 06:59 AM

I never feel free, as I'm a worry wart. Always have junk on my mind. But I always like to take Teresa out when I can and if she has a good time then I do too. I hope to get to at least one tractor show this fall.
That's more for my enjoyment! ;-)
  • Craig., KennyP and oldedeeres have said thanks

#6210 KennyP ONLINE  

KennyP

    FORDoholic

  • Super Moderator
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 2253
  • 28,418 Thanks
  • 39,668 posts
  • Location: Collinsville, Oklahoma

Posted August 03, 2015 - 07:16 AM

I hope you can make it to a show!


  • olcowhand said thank you




Top