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Posted November 17, 2015 - 02:27 PM

LOL Agreed!

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Posted November 17, 2015 - 05:35 PM

They are still up at the feeders, and look pretty content.  I'm still on guard for problems, but they will likely stay up tonight.  There is only one spot that truly worries me, so I may go back & add another string of barb wire through that section Thursday.  Supposed to rain buckets all day tomorrow.  Though as anyone who has dealt with cattle know, even the very best fencing won't keep them in if they really want through. 2 more days will tell the tale.  The worst part is my land backs up to a very busy highway, and that's what scares me.


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Posted November 17, 2015 - 06:32 PM

Its been forever since I've been back there, b4 they straightened out 210. But I thought it was way to steep 4 them to get to 210. Need to go 4 a walk back there again.

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Posted November 17, 2015 - 06:37 PM

Its been forever since I've been back there, b4 they straightened out 210. But I thought it was way to steep 4 them to get to 210. Need to go 4 a walk back there again.

 

The fence in question is on the hwy 210 side of the field the "Love Tree" is in.  What I plan to do is move the fence from the woodline & put a whole new fence in there next year, then from the bottom of that line back to the highway above the creek (the small creek).


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Posted November 17, 2015 - 06:57 PM

Oh ok I c!

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Posted November 17, 2015 - 08:26 PM

Are these more dairy heifers Daniel, or are you working on your beef herd?


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Posted November 17, 2015 - 08:35 PM

Are these more dairy heifers Daniel, or are you working on your beef herd?

Dairy heifers.  As long as he wants me to raise heifers for him and it's profitable, I'll just do this, and may not start a real beef herd, other than breed the 2 Angus heifers I have.  If they have heifers, then a small beef herd will be started. Feeding his holstein heifers is a predictable profit to where I'm not rolling the dice.  


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Posted November 18, 2015 - 08:00 AM

My dad had an old cow, way before I was born, that ended up in the neighbor's garden for a few days in a row. Dad looked at all the fence, all was attached, nothing looked bad. So the last day he went to put her in, he hid back where he could watch her, she went over to a fence post, leaned on it, laid the fence over, then out she went. Fence post popped right up back into place like nothing was broke, she was a smart old girl.


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Posted November 18, 2015 - 08:43 AM

All the heifers were awaiting silage this morning!  Looks like things may just go smoothly.  Rain moving in now.  The door guy is on his way to install Teresa's new garage door & opener.


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Posted November 18, 2015 - 10:41 AM

Raining cats and dogs! The garage door guys have to be getting wet installing the door. Factory didn't send a panel with windows, so they will switch out the plain one when it comes in.
I'm down at the shop cleaning up the Case 570 brakes. Brakes are good, but dirty due to the oil seepage drain hole being stopped up. Will replace return springs and boots.
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Posted November 18, 2015 - 10:42 AM

Glad you have something inside to do!


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Posted November 18, 2015 - 02:39 PM

Good to hear the cows are behaving and not working you to death.
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Posted November 18, 2015 - 03:19 PM

Good to hear the cows are behaving and not working you to death.

So far so good, thank goodness!  They are all still up eating, and appear content as ever.

  I finished getting all the Case 570 brake parts ready to go back together.

 

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Likely go get the springs & boots tomorrow, but I better call today to see if they are in stock.  I also got the John Deere JS40 self propelled mower (bought at school surplus auction) running today after a carb cleaning.  She runs strong with no smoke.  Now I'll have to get a new gas cap and a pair of rear drive wheels, as the sidewalls are worn through on these.

  Rain has passed, and now the wind has gotten up.  May get a few sprinkles in a while from a small line behind the large rain area.


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Posted November 18, 2015 - 03:28 PM

 

  Rain has passed, and now the wind has gotten up.  May get a few sprinkles in a while from a small line behind the large rain area.

 

That's cause you sent all that junk north. I'm gonna be soaked by the time I get to my car leaving work in a few mins.


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Posted November 18, 2015 - 06:04 PM

Good to hear the cows are behaving and not working you to death.

It's all that good food he puts out for them! He'll have to drag them out when the time comes!


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