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Posted June 23, 2016 - 08:08 AM

Nice looking boxes! 


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Posted June 23, 2016 - 10:14 AM

Good idea on the tool boxes - it would probably be a good idea to make sure the tools in them are covered by some sort of insurance (home, auto or separate policy) depending on what all you are going to store in them -  you never know when mother nature or someone looking for a way to make a cheap dollar may throw you a curve ball.


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Posted June 23, 2016 - 11:14 AM

I wasn't operating the sprayer. Just driving the nurse truck and pulling the rig to the fields and helping refill. I'm in the shop today cleaning up and getting ready to put in an grain auger bearing. It's hot, but breezy, so not too bad.
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Posted June 23, 2016 - 06:29 PM

Just when I got the auger bearing in, one of the Coupe sprayers rolled in with the end boom on the right side broken clean off.  Lots of torching, bending, and welding with heat index around 105 and stifling humidity, but finished it by 4:30.  The young fella who does the spraying tries his best to help, but it's not help.  He went to take off a hose clamp & had to ask which way to turn it......really, he didn't know!  :wallbanging:   The worst part is that he makes more per hour than I do!  His family must have some kinda pull, as he can't even drive the truck to pull the sprayer till he's 21, which is July of 2017.  Till then someone has to accompany him to drive things there.  But then someone needs to be there to turn screws when needed.   :(   He's a great kid though.  

  Got home and had to get my bred heifers up to keep 2 getting close to calving up at the barn till I can get them sold.  Got all 26 sprayed for flies too.

  FINALLY it's raining!  Been terribly dry for the last couple weeks.  Corn was twisting and late planted beans weren't even coming up, and then some had to replant hoping for rain.  It's coming down pretty good, and sorely needed.


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Posted June 23, 2016 - 06:36 PM

Sounds like you need to train him to be useful. 


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Posted June 23, 2016 - 06:38 PM

Just when I got the auger bearing in, one of the Coupe sprayers rolled in with the end boom on the right side broken clean off.  Lots of torching, bending, and welding with heat index around 105 and stifling humidity, but finished it by 4:30.  The young fella who does the spraying tries his best to help, but it's not help.  He went to take off a hose clamp & had to ask which way to turn it......really, he didn't know!  :wallbanging:   The worst part is that he makes more per hour than I do!  His family must have some kinda pull, as he can't even drive the truck to pull the sprayer till he's 21, which is July of 2017.  Till then someone has to accompany him to drive things there.  But then someone needs to be there to turn screws when needed.   :(   He's a great kid though.  

  Got home and had to get my bred heifers up to keep 2 getting close to calving up at the barn till I can get them sold.  Got all 26 sprayed for flies too.

  FINALLY it's raining!  Been terribly dry for the last couple weeks.  Corn was twisting and late planted beans weren't even coming up, and then some had to replant hoping for rain.  It's coming down pretty good, and sorely needed.

I just hate help like that!


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Posted June 23, 2016 - 07:00 PM

Sounds like you need to train him to be useful. 

I helped him try to weld.......I don't get paid enough to do that!  It was painful to watch!  :rolling:


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Posted June 23, 2016 - 07:30 PM

Forgot to mention my blunder when getting the heifers up with the Honda 450 Foreman.  I had to change directions, so let it roll backwards and turning, not looking closely.  Back right wheel dropped in a hole and I flipped it pretty much upside down.  Was slow enough that I had time to get out of harms way & stay on my feet.  Gave me a good twisting action, but all is ok.  I got her righted easily enough.


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Posted June 23, 2016 - 08:25 PM

Sounds like you need to train him to be useful.


Sounds like if he helps him become useful the kid will be his boss!
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Posted June 24, 2016 - 05:57 AM

Sounds like if he helps him become useful the kid will be his boss!

That doesn't sound like a good situation!


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Posted June 25, 2016 - 01:16 PM

Slow Saturday.  Mixed, loaded and tendered 2 spreader buggies and worked the retail dock.  My repair to the sprayer boom must be holding strong, as young Mason has been spraying non-stop since, except for some sleep last night.  We closed at noon, and I passed them spraying fields on my way home.  My cattle guy Brad sent his son to get the 2 closeup heifers.  We made the deal & they're headed to his place.  Prices have dropped a lot since my last heifers sold, but I took his offer.  I don't want to be dealing with heifers calving on me.  Still wasn't but a $175 per head drop, so not devastating.

Milk prices have tanked.  Brad is only getting $13 and change after haul bill per 100lbs of milk.  That isn't break-even earnings.  I am SO glad I'm out of the dairy business!  I've been through the cycle of low prices 10 times for every 1 time of good prices, and the low cycles last way longer than the high.  


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Posted June 25, 2016 - 01:28 PM

Glad thew day went well and you are home to 'play'!


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Posted June 25, 2016 - 01:36 PM

Glad thew day went well and you are home to 'play'!

Too hot & humid to play.  May go to town in a bit for some needed items, and some Famous Recipe chicken!  I need to do some mowing, but it will wait till evening.


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Posted June 25, 2016 - 01:47 PM

That could qualify for playing!


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Posted June 25, 2016 - 02:32 PM

.  May go to town in a bit for some needed items, and some Famous Recipe chicken!  

 

Oh great!!!   Now I'm HUNGRY!!              


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