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Posted January 29, 2016 - 11:42 AM

Did you get to see them carving?  Pretty interesting to see the skill they have with the chain saws.  There is a town just over the boarder in Al about an hour from me.  In the summer and fall they have all these stores with arts and crafts.  There used to be one with a Chain saw carver and you could watch him as he carved different things. 


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Posted January 29, 2016 - 02:03 PM

Did you get to see them carving?  Pretty interesting to see the skill they have with the chain saws.  There is a town just over the boarder in Al about an hour from me.  In the summer and fall they have all these stores with arts and crafts.  There used to be one with a Chain saw carver and you could watch him as he carved different things. 

From a distance.  We could have walked closer, but it started raining pretty good, and no covered walkway.


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Posted January 29, 2016 - 04:07 PM

Looking like the heifer will make it.  She darn near got up a while ago.  Gave her more food & water, and a shot of Banomine which is like a supercharged aspirin in shot form.  Got the new hydraulic hose on the Cat loader, then installed a new key switch.    Just need to put the side panel back on & she'll be done till the next problem.  Going to go see if I can get the heifer up now, then finish the loader.


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Posted January 29, 2016 - 05:30 PM

Loader is finished this go-round.  Heifer still couldn't quite get her legs under her, but she's eating & drinking, so there's hope yet.


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Posted January 30, 2016 - 08:09 AM

No hope now....the heifer died last night.  


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Posted January 30, 2016 - 09:19 AM

Sorry to hear that!



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Posted January 30, 2016 - 09:19 AM

But I did get silage fed without any problems with the Cat loader!  :thumbs:   


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Posted January 30, 2016 - 09:32 AM

That's a plus! Glad something went right!


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Posted January 30, 2016 - 10:00 AM

Sorry to hear about the heifer
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Posted January 30, 2016 - 10:37 AM

Out removing the top line of boards from the feeders.  These were to prevent the large cows from stretching their necks as they ate and wasting feed over into the feeding tractor alley.  Not needed for the smaller heifers and stick out to where sometimes a tire clips them.  Plus many were getting in poor shape.  After lunch I'll get my hydraulic impact & scissor jack to straighten the lock tubes where the large cows bent them slowly over the years.


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Posted January 30, 2016 - 11:13 AM

Sorry about the heifer, glad other things are going right.
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Posted January 30, 2016 - 11:52 AM

How does one easily clean egg off his face?? I'm a bit embarrassed.  Teresa told me the heifer was dead, and granted it did appear dead looking out to the field.  I took the tractor out to get it out of the field, and found she was alive.  She hadn't moved a muscle till I drove beside her.  I helped her get sat upright, then watered & fed her.  After a few minutes she took off to eating/drinking.  I gotta find a way to get her inside the barn where she can stand a better chance of survival, which is slim at this point.  The field she's in is sloped, and I'm wondering if the payloader will crab downhill if I try rolling her into the loader bucket.  I need to try by tomorrow night, as rain may get here.  I think I'll wait till tomorrow as the sun is shining & ground is drying fast.  Gonna hit 60F today & tomorrow, so she's good where she is for now.  


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Posted January 30, 2016 - 04:55 PM

I am beat!  I broke the shafts out of 2 scissor jacks straightening the cow head-locks today.  I wanted to finish all them, but the one remaining scissor jack is MIA and I'm too tired anyway.  I got 55 repaired, and just need 49, so all is good for the upcoming preg checks the vet will be doing this coming week.   The locking pipes were bent enough that the smaller heifers could lower their head and slip their heads free.

Gonna be a busy week.  Monday I have a Dr checkup, Thursday at lawyer's office finalizing deed, and completing our wills.  Then one day will be the vet check.  


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Posted January 30, 2016 - 05:29 PM

Think you better check for a pulse before declaring them dead! Glad she is still surviving!

 

 

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Posted January 30, 2016 - 08:34 PM

Zombie cow?


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