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#826 UncleWillie OFFLINE  

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Posted April 10, 2013 - 12:12 PM

Don't be throwing that nasty R word around like that. I am growing webbed toes as it is.



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Posted April 10, 2013 - 03:39 PM

Rain... heck.. I would be happy with rain.. That would mean its above freezing.. Send some water this way please.. I hope your plowing goes well..


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Posted April 10, 2013 - 04:01 PM

Finally finished the last field needing chisel plowing.  This is the 2745 with the 7 shank chisel plow mounted.  Dad is in background getting ready to take off with the disc.  Dad is 87yrs old and goes & goes!

 

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Dad pulled the disc behind me with the other Massey 2745

 

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Had some visitors on the lower end of the field.

 

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To the right is my son's shed where we set up for plow day last fall.  Waaay in the background is our dairy operation.

 

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 Another of the same shot above with less zoom.

 

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A shot while on the move.

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Posted April 10, 2013 - 04:40 PM

Thanks for sharing the pictures Daniel, always enjoy seeing pics of your farm operation. :camera:


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Posted April 10, 2013 - 04:50 PM

Great pics! Good to see your Dad still at it!


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Posted April 10, 2013 - 04:59 PM

Thanks for sharing the pictures Daniel, always enjoy seeing pics of your farm operation. :camera:

 

Been a while since I posted any farm life pics, so figured I needed to work on my quota.  Till now, not much to take pics of.


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Posted April 10, 2013 - 04:59 PM

Thanks for the pics.

So, in pic # 599, all the buildings in the back, behind the shed, are the dairy operation?


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Posted April 10, 2013 - 05:01 PM

Thanks for the pics.

So, in pic # 599, all the buildings in the back, behind the shed, are the dairy operation?

 

Yes, and my house top is between the 2 trees showing above the machinery shed just to the right of center.



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Posted April 10, 2013 - 05:04 PM

Great pics.


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Posted April 10, 2013 - 05:11 PM

Thanks Daniel,  I enjoy seeing how your operation works.  Your Dad is amazing!!!


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Posted April 10, 2013 - 05:18 PM

That's a big footprint, that your operation leaves on the ground. I bet you put

on more than 10,000 steps a day.


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Posted April 10, 2013 - 05:30 PM

That's a big footprint, that your operation leaves on the ground. I bet you put

on more than 10,000 steps a day.

 

Quite a few steps Will, and I can feel it right about now too! At the point I took these pics, I am at the north end, and from here south, we have about 1 1/2 miles of road frontage (280 acres), and to the rear of the farm, we have about 1/3 mile frontage against a highway.  Then out to Dad's, we have another 70 acres, with about 1/2 mile side road frontage, and 1/4 mile highway frontage.

  Before I got my first 4 wheeler, about 1990, much of the fence fixing on the hills, and all getting in cows, and carrying sick newborns to the barn.....done by foot!  Many of our pasture hills are too steep for trucks/tractors unless good & dry.  I've spread fertilize on all of them, but conditions have to be right, otherwise you go sliding to the bottom, which has happened a few times.  NOT fun!


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Posted April 10, 2013 - 06:03 PM

Always enjoy seeing family farms, glad your Dad is still actively participating :thumbs:


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Posted April 10, 2013 - 08:12 PM

Daniel, great seeing those pics, thanks for posting them.  Your Dad is amazing!


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Posted April 11, 2013 - 02:02 PM

Don't be throwing that nasty R word around like that. I am growing webbed toes as it is.

 

 

Rain Rain Rain  !!!  But still dry in your neck-o-the-woods.  Took another delivery of giant lego blocks, and James is going after the FINAL load as I type.  We will have bought & set over 600 of these 4,000lb blocks in the last couple years.  At full price, that much concrete would cost $60,000.00.  But we have about $12,000.00 in the block, and $6,000.00 in haul charges.  Not bad at all, and we'll never have to worry about silage pit walls ever again!!  Heck, one Harvestore silo capable of holding 50-60% of our total pit capacity would cost us around $175,000.00.

  We'll have all the blocks set except 4 tomorrow.  The last 4 blocks will go to build an unload ramp for the first pit sometime in the summer.


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