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Posted March 11, 2013 - 09:14 AM

Rain Rain Rain this morning.  Hoping it stops by noon as I have a cow/calf to get in, and two baby heifers in the hospital pen where they were born that need moving to the calf barn.  Will do some more dismantling in my old personal shop also.  



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Posted March 11, 2013 - 09:27 AM

Rain Rain Rain this morning.  Hoping it stops by noon as I have a cow/calf to get in, and two baby heifers in the hospital pen where they were born that need moving to the calf barn.  Will do some more dismantling in my old personal shop also.  

I have the same here...

 

Looking at the radar, it looks like it's going to rain all day. It's showing rain all the way from the Gulf up to Canada.



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Posted March 11, 2013 - 11:07 AM

Please keep the rain to yourself. We have had plenty here.



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Posted March 11, 2013 - 11:24 AM

Please keep the rain to yourself. We have had plenty here.

 

Unless a miracle happens & it breaks up, then you're gonna be getting more!



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Posted March 11, 2013 - 11:26 AM

Just finished tearing out part of my old work bench & have it installed in the farm shop.  Still raining, so I may move the rest of the bench, in hopes the rain will stop to move the calves.  If it doesn't stop raining, then I'm just gonna get soaked.  I may still have at least part of a rain suit somewhere.



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Posted March 11, 2013 - 11:29 AM

We're supposed to get some this afternoon.  Today is basically a computer day.  Working on a friends computer reinstalling the OS.  Hope you are able to stay dry Daniel, guess getting wet at times comes with the territory.  :smilewink:



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Posted March 11, 2013 - 01:19 PM

I hope Y'all don't get all the Hail we got out of that system. We had a solid layer of marble size hail on the ground around 2AM Sunday morning.

 

Maybe it will slack off and let you get the calves moved. :thumbs: :thumbs:



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Posted March 11, 2013 - 03:40 PM

No hail, but the rain hung on quite a while.  Got all 3 calves in nice straw bedded stalls, and all momma cows where they need to be.  Also got the rest of my old work bench pulled out, and all installed in the new shop.  Still need a couple braces added under the new bench location.  Now time to feed silage.


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Posted March 11, 2013 - 06:55 PM

Unless a miracle happens & it breaks up, then you're gonna be getting more!

Dang it I don't have quite enough tarps to cover the whole property.



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Posted March 11, 2013 - 07:01 PM

Dang it I don't have quite enough tarps to cover the whole property.

 

Grab more tarps....it's knockin on yer door!



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Posted March 11, 2013 - 07:18 PM

I parked the BlueOx on the high ground. Should make it.



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Posted March 15, 2013 - 02:20 PM

No time for pics, as I have way too much to get done today. First I did the morning milking, then I got the Allis 620 out with my Massey 53" tiller attached and shallow tilled all the area beside our silage pit next to the road to get it leveled & ready to sow some fescue grass seed.  Got it all done, Allis doing a great job.  It was pretty muddy in a few spots and those monster wide ags got her right through it.  The fronts plowed in the mud, but the wide 15.5's never even sunk at all, just staying right on top pushing the front tires through.  Got the grass sowed before the next 3 days of predicted rain.  Got all the 90 cow stalls bedded with fresh sawdust too.  

  Have a fresh heifer Josh had to pull calf from while I was gone day before yesterday.  Put her in with the cows to milk & she was good on her feet.  She got stupid when I went to put her in the parlor, spazzed out & went down.  Got her up & back in the hospital pen, then moved 2 new baby calves in with her to keep her milked.  The mean ole B won't take the calves & I may have to take them right back out.  Nutty as she is, I'm not sure how I'll get her milked out now.  Oh well, gotta get back out the door.  So much work piles up when I'm just gone 2 days!!!!



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Posted March 15, 2013 - 03:36 PM

Put the mean heifer in the trim table headlock.  The bottom side rail is quick remove, so after tying the heifer's leg to the rail, she had no choice in the matter....calves suckled till they got their fill.  Tomorrow will be easier, as I can put her in, secure her, then walk away & let the calves do their thing.  They were pretty stupid at first & I had to help them find their way around.  Tomorrow will be very easy compared to today.  Also, I put a divider panel up to keep the calves away from her for the night.  She was head butting them hard before.  Time to go milk the herd now! 



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Posted March 15, 2013 - 04:46 PM

Put the mean heifer in the trim table headlock.  The bottom side rail is quick remove, so after tying the heifer's leg to the rail, she had no choice in the matter....calves suckled till they got their fill.  Tomorrow will be easier, as I can put her in, secure her, then walk away & let the calves do their thing.  They were pretty stupid at first & I had to help them find their way around.  Tomorrow will be very easy compared to today.  Also, I put a divider panel up to keep the calves away from her for the night.  She was head butting them hard before.  Time to go milk the herd now! 

Was beginning to sound like ground beef to me!

My 1st wife grew up on a dairy farm, and I helped a lot too. I can remember many times my ex-FIL would get so mad at the cows I though he was going to know them in the head!



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Posted March 15, 2013 - 05:46 PM

Put the mean heifer in the trim table headlock.  The bottom side rail is quick remove, so after tying the heifer's leg to the rail, she had no choice in the matter....calves suckled till they got their fill.  Tomorrow will be easier, as I can put her in, secure her, then walk away & let the calves do their thing.  They were pretty stupid at first & I had to help them find their way around.  Tomorrow will be very easy compared to today.  Also, I put a divider panel up to keep the calves away from her for the night.  She was head butting them hard before.  Time to go milk the herd now! 

There is something satisfying in bringing a balky animal to heel :cowboy_shooter: 






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