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#6331 Robert Webb OFFLINE  

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Posted August 24, 2015 - 01:29 PM

Daniel, Do you cows walk leaning to one side when they are on flat ground?  I would if i had to walk on those hilll all day long..........lol  Thank God that most of mine is relatively flat compared to yours.  It is sloped pretty good down towards the creek but not even close to yours.


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Posted August 24, 2015 - 02:27 PM

Daniel, Do you cows walk leaning to one side when they are on flat ground?  I would if i had to walk on those hilll all day long..........lol  Thank God that most of mine is relatively flat compared to yours.  It is sloped pretty good down towards the creek but not even close to yours.

 

It's a wonder they don't Robert!  :D   Been working at the 40 acres left to hog.  I could have finished it today, but I'd had enough banging around on this rough ground, so I'll finish after lunch tomorrow when the dew is gone.  I got the worst of it done, but need to run to town for some more fly control & a new electric fence box.  Had 4 large heifers out this morning, but got them in easy.  Welded up the batwing this morning good enough to finish this year's hogging.  I need to take the one wing completely off to fix it right this winter.

  Here's a few pics from today.

 

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Posted August 24, 2015 - 02:30 PM

I gotta get the hood back on this Massey!  :smilewink:


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Posted August 24, 2015 - 02:43 PM

I gotta get the hood back on this Massey!  :smilewink:

Nahh, this way it looks like Mater's country cousin!


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Posted August 24, 2015 - 03:08 PM

Pretty soon you will be posting pictures of plow snow! :poke:


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Posted August 24, 2015 - 03:19 PM

GREAT NEWS! Went to Southern States to get supplies and asked Clint, the area manager about the possibility of my getting on as spring temporary help. I was shocked when he immediately said "consider it a done deal"! He said I was perfect for the job and was happy I asked. He even said he'd be sure to work days off for my spring plow day! The pay is good and it'll give me some security. It will last till sometime in July. Not sure when it'll start...will depend on weather of course. I am stoked! I should be up to the work easily by then. I am good friends with everyone who works there and know we'll get along great.


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Posted August 24, 2015 - 03:32 PM

That sounds great Dan!
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Posted August 24, 2015 - 04:00 PM

I can't say it enough how good it made me feel when he snatched me up the instant I asked.  My son could have had this job this spring, but wasn't ready to take on the long days due to not being able to see my grandson Case hardly at all.  I'm ready come spring!  This will give me more money to buy some beef to utilize all my pasture, and if it were to turn full time, which they told Josh it would if he did well, then I would have affordable health insurance.  I'm not counting chickens before they hatch, but it could end up full time, which I'd have to consider.  

  Sometimes I can feel kinda down, but this has made my self worth rise a few notches....and it feels good.


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Posted August 24, 2015 - 04:13 PM

Good to hear things are looking up some!  Sure hope it all works out for ya.


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Posted August 24, 2015 - 04:15 PM

It sounds good, we will be praying that it work out for you.


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Posted August 24, 2015 - 04:54 PM

More work ahead, but at least I'll know I'm bringing home $'s when I'm there working. Sometimes you work your tail off on a farm & never make a dime for your efforts. I'm not afraid to work, and work it will be as I'll still tending this farm plus outside work, but it's far easier on me to work than to worry. And he'll make it possible to have my plow day too, and that kind of thing is important to me.
Been putting away some equipment, and all tractors are under roof now, grain auger pulled to the side, and now gonna mow where the auger has been sitting.
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Posted August 24, 2015 - 06:33 PM

I gotta get the hood back on this Massey!  :smilewink:

Extra cooling.

 

 

 

Congrats on the extra job.


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Posted August 24, 2015 - 06:44 PM

Sounds good, Daniel! I hope it works well for you!


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Posted August 24, 2015 - 07:10 PM

I was ok on money for a while, but I can't wait till it's all gone to start making more.  Plus getting more income will boost social security, and mine is low right now due to we've always gotten by on as little as we could, so my social security base is low.....too low to get by on come retirement time.  

  Been mowing and putting out lick blocks for the heifers.  Went to weed-eat, but both batteries are dead.   Thought with 2 batteries that Teresa would always keep one charged.  I figured wrong.   :smilewink:


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Posted August 25, 2015 - 12:44 AM

Glad to hear life is coming together after the health issues and big changes you've made. Would it be possible to make enough off a cow/ calf operation on the land base you have?

As far as the dead batteries, are you sure it was not her way of controlling how much you take on? After all, you had to wait a while for the batteries to charge, right?
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