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#7201 UncleWillie OFFLINE  

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Posted February 02, 2016 - 02:33 PM

 

I know your intentions are good but it if you don't take it easy they are going to be lifting you onto a gurney. I hate to think what it took to get those chains under that cow. 

 

Well he already has the loader rigged up for that.


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Posted February 02, 2016 - 03:14 PM

I used a small pipe and slipped the chain hook into it, slightly pushed it under the heifer, then sat on the ground & pushed it all the way under her with my foot.  Working as smart as I can.   That said, I lifted her again a little while ago & she wouldn't even attempt holding her weight.  Tomorrow may be her last day.  I can work myself to death and it'll make no difference if she's given up.  Been there & done that many many times.


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Posted February 02, 2016 - 03:29 PM

 

Have you ever thought about raising Chickens?

 

 

nasty creatures although not as bad as turkeys. If it weren't for the love of fresh eggs, I wouldn't have mine.


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Posted February 02, 2016 - 05:18 PM

Feeling weak, so figured my blood sugar had dropped.  But it was 97, so that's not it.  Maybe I just used off my lunch.  I ate pretty light, so that may be all it is.  

  Raising chickens isn't an easy business.  Dad did it for several years way back when in our present calf barn/old shop.  It was a true chicken barn where Dad raised 5,000 at a time.  It can be worse than dairy farming.  If a virus gets in, you can lose the whole lot of chickens.  I've had enough surprises, so I'll pass on chickens. 


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Posted February 02, 2016 - 05:19 PM

Tornado warnings in western KY near Central City.  No threats near me yet and hope it stays that way!


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Posted February 02, 2016 - 05:23 PM

 I've had enough surprises, so I'll pass on chickens. 

 

Dang, no chickens huh? Let's see, I understand the fur market is going to go through the roof next fall. That leaves you plenty of time to get in on it. Wonder how many Mink you can get in a stall? And wouldn't the wife look good in a new coat! 

Just try'n to help. 


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Posted February 02, 2016 - 05:25 PM

Dang, no chickens huh? Let's see, I understand the fur market is going to go through the roof next fall. That leaves you plenty of time to get in on it. Wonder how many Mink you can get in a stall? And wouldn't the wife look good in a new coat! 

Just try'n to help. 

Oh Chris, I know you're trying to help, and I truly appreciate it too. :thumbs:    If only there were a magic wand! 

Getting ready to eat a big bowl of chili, so that oughta make me feel better!


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Posted February 02, 2016 - 07:32 PM

 her.

  When we got home, the new starter for the Cat loader was on the back porch.  Excited to have it till I opened it and it is NOT the starter I ordered.  Looks similar, but the ad stated 10.4mm mounting holes, and these are 15mm.  Plus the starter gear is 1 3/4" across, and the correct one should just be a shade over 1 1/2".  I called them & they will send a pickup slip, and exchange, but insist it has to be the right one.  I told them I'd send pics to prove it is not.  Before I do, I'm going out & remove the bad starter to get the OE numbers off it to appease them.

  Back home & back to normal!  :wallbanging:   Could be worse though, so I'll live with it.

 

These people just sent me a return authorization and said I had to pay return shipping.  So I went through ebay & filed a "not as described" claim & asked for a refund.  Then they asked for pics, so I obliged.  I have enough sense to know what will fit and what won't, and after I sent pics, they linked me to a prepaid printable UPS shipping label.  I tried to tell them!   :smilewink:

  Oh, and I said earlier it was a genuine Denso starter.  That was due to the misleading ad.  It was not a Denso starter at all.


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Posted February 02, 2016 - 07:33 PM

I knew you could get it handled. Way to go..
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Posted February 02, 2016 - 09:13 PM

Getting ready to eat a big bowl of chili, so that oughta make me feel better!

 

 

That's the same meal I had tonight and it WILL make you feel better. Can't say that for the people around you.  :smilewink:
Glad your getting the starter thing straightened out.

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Posted February 03, 2016 - 11:12 AM

Well, the heifer was going to check out today, but she darn near got up when I put the shock prod to her.  If she's gonna get up, I can't be the nice guy.  It's either bully her to get on up, or call it quits.  I will lift her again with the tractor later today.  Also, I feel so much better than I did yesterday.  :thumbs:


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Posted February 03, 2016 - 11:18 AM

Did you split the relaxer pill in half?  Any damage from the storms?



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Posted February 03, 2016 - 12:03 PM

Did you split the relaxer pill in half?  Any damage from the storms?

No, took the whole pill again, but no weird side effects this time.  Feel so much better today too!  No damage I can see except the OLD small original shop lost a couple shingles.


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Posted February 03, 2016 - 12:41 PM

 Let's see, I understand the fur market is going to go through the roof next fall.

 

man, if I could only get those two pet chinchillas we have to breed, they hate each other.


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Posted February 03, 2016 - 01:30 PM

Also, I feel so much better than I did yesterday.   :thumbs:

 

That's sure good to hear.  :D

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