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Posted May 15, 2013 - 07:23 AM

You start with a LARGE fortune  :D :D :D

that could be said for any industry!!!

 

How's that 620 till? I sure have been enjoying the 36" tiller I got for the kubota! SO MUCH easier than running a reartine.

 

What kind of corn did you plant?



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Posted May 15, 2013 - 08:39 AM

You start with a LARGE fortune  :D :D :D

 

 I hear ya!  :wallbanging:    :rolling:  :smilewink:



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Posted May 15, 2013 - 08:44 AM

 

 

How's that 620 till? I sure have been enjoying the 36" tiller I got for the kubota! SO MUCH easier than running a reartine.

 

What kind of corn did you plant?

 

 

Like the tiller isn't there!  I'm pulling my widened Massey 4250 tiller.  It's now a 53" cut so as to completely till my tracks.  I might end up actually using the 32" Bush Hog tiller (if I ever get it finished)  so I can till between rows instead of getting my arms pulled out by my Troybilt.  So danged many rocks it jumps like mad.

  Planted Peaches & cream.  In 2 or 3 weeks I'll plant the rest of my corn, and may go with Serendipity, which is similar to Peaches & Cream.


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Posted May 15, 2013 - 11:55 AM

You start with a LARGE fortune  :D :D :D

My Dad always said if he hit the lotery he was going to buy a farm and farm 'til the money ran out!


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Posted May 15, 2013 - 11:58 AM

Hang in there bigD. It will probably get worse before it gets any better. :dancingbanana:


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Posted May 15, 2013 - 12:22 PM

Hang in there bigD. It will probably get worse before it gets any better. :dancingbanana:

 

Always does!  Got my small fields (patches) of hay raked & in an hour it'll be ready to roll.  Won't make more than 20 rolls if that much.  More trouble than it's worth.  The 6 acre field we'll likely plant corn in.  Too poor a stand to let it go.  



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Posted May 15, 2013 - 05:16 PM

Sorry the hay won't be that productive! Maybe the second cutting will be better!



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Posted May 15, 2013 - 09:11 PM

Made around 20 bales.  Didn't check the counter & Dad hauled them in as I baled.  Thinking we'll plant corn in there asap as we'll be seeding a 30 acre field with alfalfa this Fall.  Got the cows milked, then took the evening off to do absolutely nothing!  Josh & Teri are back from their honeymoon, so tomorrow night I do NOT milk cows!  :dancingbanana:   I let them borrow our Cherokee for the drive, and now they've decided they are going Cherokee hunting.  


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Posted May 15, 2013 - 10:39 PM

Glad to hear your up for some down time. :thumbs:  Those Grand Cherokees are hard to beat when traveling. We wore one out in the late 1990's.



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Posted May 16, 2013 - 04:14 AM

That is all good news to hear, Daniel. Glad you got the evening off!



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Posted May 16, 2013 - 08:20 AM

Glad to hear your up for some down time. :thumbs:  Those Grand Cherokees are hard to beat when traveling. We wore one out in the late 1990's.

 

This one has 196,000, miles on it & runs like new still.  No adding of any oil between changes.  Woohoo....... no milking cows for  21 hours!  


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Posted May 16, 2013 - 08:22 AM

Now what are you going to do with all that time? Sleep? Chill?



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Posted May 16, 2013 - 08:26 AM

Now what are you going to do with all that time? Sleep? Chill?

 

No milking cows till tomorrow morning, but I'm not off the clock.  May use the Massey w/FEL & clean some calf stalls this morning.  Sleep.....oh heck no.  Too much to do round here.  Now Saturday morning I'm gonna sleep real late, maybe 8am!!! 


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Posted May 16, 2013 - 04:41 PM

Man, I am whipped again tonight.  Got all my calf stalls cleaned out.  Even moved calves already in stalls to freshly cleaned & bedded ones so everything was fresh.  Was time to wean 4 calves, and one of them was completely nuts.  I got in there to tag it's ear & it went berzerk....literally.  It was climbing the walls, and when it wasn't doing that, it was kicking like a mule!  Caught my shin good, so I exited the stall stage left!  Then I got a rope & from the next stall roped her to the post.  Got her moved to the group pen & it ran full bore into the 2x4 pen sides & busted one loose & got out.  Spent half an hour just dealing with this nut, but she finally calmed down.  I made note of her number & if she stays this way she'll never see the inside of my milk parlor!   Took 3 manure spreaders piled high, but finally got done & the floor of the barn all cleaned up.  My Massey w/FEL kept having engine issues, and died just as I was almost done.  Carb/fuel issues....again!  But I got her running decent and finished up.  Afterwards & removed the FEL because I'm sick of dealing with this blended gasoline & all the problems it causes.  My Yanmar diesel is finally going in!  Not gonna be an overnight thing, as I've got all it's usual work all caught up & there is still corn to plant & a jillion other things to do, but it won't be running again until the diesel is in there!  


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Posted May 16, 2013 - 04:49 PM

That calf needs to go to market! Good luck with the Yanmar install!






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