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#781 HowardsMF155 ONLINE  

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Posted March 28, 2013 - 07:25 PM

Whew, Daniel, sounds like an exhausting day!



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Posted March 29, 2013 - 08:13 AM

I forgot to mention, when I went to feed silage yesterday afternoon, I almost never got the loader started.  The evening before when I went to fill it with fuel, just as I headed to the fuel tank, the loader started running out of fuel.  It died when I reached the pump, but started after a couple attempts & seemed fine.  I guess there was still air in the pump when I went to feed yesterday & had to ether it a few times before she took off.  

  Today has started on a better note.  Nothing has went wrong at all so far.  I hope this is the trend for the day.

  Soon as I wolf down some breakfast, it's "POO TIME" !  Just hoping to lower the pit a foot or so, as it's approaching FULL.  Don't need to worry about it flowing over.


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Posted March 29, 2013 - 10:47 AM

HUmmmm bragging that nothing went wrong yet then saying you are going to the poo pit is asking for trouble.



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Posted March 29, 2013 - 02:19 PM

HUmmmm bragging that nothing went wrong yet then saying you are going to the poo pit is asking for trouble.

 

Yep, maybe so, but we just quit manure hauling for the day, and not a single issue with anything!  Dad mans the pump to fill us up, and he gets tired by 3.  We had enough pumped that a monsoon would be needed to top off the pit again, so I called the manure done for now.  We covered most all the ground that was firm enough to carry us anyway.  I have a few minutes break before milking chores begin again.  I'm already beat, and I have a few hours left.  Gonna be a 13hr day today.


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Posted March 29, 2013 - 02:54 PM

Glad you got the "poo" spread and the pit lowered. Don't need an overflow! Glad the tractor evened out for you too. Hope the rest of the day goes smoothly!



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Posted April 01, 2013 - 03:49 PM

Milked this morning, then helped Josh take his bed off his pickup to put in a new fuel pump.  easier than pulling the tank.  He makes me feel pretty good about my strength at 54.  He's 6' 1" and built strong, but when I lifted my side up, he was grimacing & groaning about the weight!  

  After that, I got my 96 stalls bedded with sawdust.  Then he got back with the new fuel pump, and it runs again!  Now to feed silage.


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Posted April 01, 2013 - 03:55 PM

Milked this morning, then helped Josh take his bed off his pickup to put in a new fuel pump.  easier than pulling the tank.  He makes me feel pretty good about my strength at 54.  He's 6' 1" and built strong, but when I lifted my side up, he was grimacing & groaning about the weight!  

  After that, I got my 96 stalls bedded with sawdust.  Then he got back with the new fuel pump, and it runs again!  Now to feed silage.

So, am I reading this right?

After Josh bedded the 96 stalls, he got back with the pump?

So, you where leaning on the truck, the whole time waiting? :poke:


Edited by IamSherwood, April 01, 2013 - 03:56 PM.


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Posted April 01, 2013 - 04:42 PM

So, am I reading this right?

After Josh bedded the 96 stalls, he got back with the pump?

So, you where leaning on the truck, the whole time waiting? :poke:

 

" I " got my 96 stalls bedded thank you!  :mad2:  ........ :smilewink:   And NO, I was NOT leaning on the truck the whole time!  :wallbanging:   :rolling: 



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Posted April 01, 2013 - 04:50 PM

Ah ha, I thought I read that wrong. :smilewink:  Thanks for clarifying that. :smilewink:



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Posted April 01, 2013 - 07:58 PM

Sounds like a good day.



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Posted April 01, 2013 - 08:00 PM

Sounds like a good day.

 

Not bad at all.  Just got back from taking Teresa out for Chinese buffet!  


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Posted April 01, 2013 - 10:02 PM

How many cows you milking if you don't mind me asking? What for pit do you have? A Slurry Store, Cement Pit, Lined Lagoon? There are plenty of manure storage units around here right at the edge of over flowing. It won't get dry enough to even attempt getting into a field here in Pa. I'm afraid to even step in to one to spread fertilizer!

 

You just gotta love farming!! :D

 

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Posted April 02, 2013 - 08:45 AM

How many cows you milking if you don't mind me asking? What for pit do you have? A Slurry Store, Cement Pit, Lined Lagoon? There are plenty of manure storage units around here right at the edge of over flowing. It won't get dry enough to even attempt getting into a field here in Pa. I'm afraid to even step in to one to spread fertilizer!

 

You just gotta love farming!! :D

 

Jason

 

72 milking right now.  Earthen lagoon.  Will begin hauling again tomorrow.  Some fields are still way too soft, but we have a couple we can spread on that are rolling land.  All our flatter fields are still way too soft.


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Posted April 02, 2013 - 09:34 AM

Bet the first few feet into the lagoon walls are very 'rich'. How many years has that lagoon been there, Daniel?



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Posted April 02, 2013 - 10:31 AM

Bet the first few feet into the lagoon walls are very 'rich'. How many years has that lagoon been there, Daniel?

 

Been right at 23 years now.  We used to have a smaller lagoon at the upper end of the lot, but a few years after putting in this larger one, I finally just dozed it in after emptying it.  

 

  Today I am putting in a second run of clear roofing on the shop.  A turkey hunting friend just came by to scout, and he helped Josh & I set the bed back on Josh's truck.  MUCH easier with 3 sets of hands than just 2.


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