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Posted July 29, 2013 - 07:31 PM

Some days are super busy! Glad you got through without a major breakdown!



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Posted July 29, 2013 - 07:53 PM

Sweet corn is in, but too late & too tired to deal with it tonight. Tomorrow will be busy as well.  Gotta go with daughter to our bank to get a student loan after morning milking, then change a trailer tire to go get some hog panels to build some extra calf stalls....and pick likely a couple hundred ears of corn.


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Posted July 30, 2013 - 02:59 PM

Finally had time to read and catch up on the last 10 days posts. Glad to hear the calves are coming along well and I know you will figure out where to put them all. Hope your corn is as tasty as the corn I left you. Where the tomatoes any good?



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Posted July 30, 2013 - 03:20 PM

Finally had time to read and catch up on the last 10 days posts. Glad to hear the calves are coming along well and I know you will figure out where to put them all. Hope your corn is as tasty as the corn I left you. Where the tomatoes any good?

 

Tomatoes are GREAT!  Thankee!  Not tasted our home grown corn yet, but will tomorrow.  Will be hard to beat the corn you gave us for sure!  Picked 3 full lick tubs  today....likely around 5 bushels.



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Posted July 30, 2013 - 03:30 PM

Good to hear yours is in. We're putting up all ours tonight when I get home. around 40 dozen ears I guess. Half will be on the cob and half will be cut off.



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Posted July 31, 2013 - 06:06 PM

As always milked this morning.  Shucked 4 bushels of corn, & Teresa got 2 bushels taken off the cob & in vacuum bags in the freezer.  I went to town & got 3 cattle panels to build 4 temp calf stalls.  Got 3 cut, bent ends to form hinges, and one installed with calf in it.  Have another heifer calf to go in a 2nd one tomorrow once installed.  Doesn't sound like a busy day, but it has been.  Then did afternoon feeding.  Both our butts are dragging.


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Posted July 31, 2013 - 06:21 PM

Doesn't sound like a busy day, but it has been.  Both our butts are dragging.

Not a busy day?!? Sounds like it to me. Hang in there, Daniel. You have a lot on your plate.



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Posted July 31, 2013 - 07:48 PM

Hey, I've got a bunch of panels down here! You're welcome to grab a few!

Daniel, I hope the first butt catches up to the second one real soon! Get a good nights rest!



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Posted July 31, 2013 - 10:01 PM

As always milked this morning.  Shucked 4 bushels of corn, & Teresa got 2 bushels taken off the cob & in vacuum bags in the freezer.  I went to town & got 3 cattle panels to build 4 temp calf stalls.  Got 3 cut, bent ends to form hinges, and one installed with calf in it.  Have another heifer calf to go in a 2nd one tomorrow once installed.  Doesn't sound like a busy day, but it has been.  Then did afternoon feeding.  Both our butts are dragging.

 

I knew you would get a plan together for the new calves. Glad to hear your corn is going in the freezer. :thumbs:



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Posted August 01, 2013 - 08:39 AM

....  Got 3 cut, bent ends to form hinges, and one installed with calf in it.  .

 

 

I'm curious on how you did that, needing to make couple stalls out of the metal panel myself.

These the heavy wire panle correct or more like gate panels?



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Posted August 01, 2013 - 08:45 AM

I'm curious on how you did that, needing to make couple stalls out of the metal panel myself.

These the heavy wire panle correct or more like gate panels?

 

I'll snap some pics for you & post by noon.



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Posted August 01, 2013 - 10:17 AM



I'm curious on how you did that, needing to make couple stalls out of the metal panel myself.

These the heavy wire panle correct or more like gate panels?

 

Got 2 more stalls set up, and pics.  These are cattle panels, I think 50" tall, by 16' long.  Squares in panel are 4x8" at bottom 2 runs, then 6x8" square above that.  At Southern States Coop store, they were just below $20 each....not bad at all!  I cut the wall panels of the stalls 8 feet long, with the fronts 4 feet across.

 

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I just curled the wire of the front head panel around the wall panel to form a hinge.

 

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 I cut a hold out for the calf's head to reach through to drink.  I am going to make wire hoops for the 2 gallon plastic pails to hang in.

 

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I am using these mini clips to lock the head panel to the next one.  They only had 2 of this style clip, so I need to get more.  I bought other types, but these work best.

 

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3 installed, one in use.  The ground to the rear of the new stalls was soft, so I hauled in gravel with the MF1655D's loader.

 

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Tight fit, but this is one of the many reasons I love this loader outfit...gets into tight spots with ease!  Yeah, I know....need to repair/replace that barn support pole!  :D

 

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Posted August 01, 2013 - 10:56 AM

Very short video clip showing how I can squeeze this outfit through tight spots.  Kinda dark, but just a bit to the left of the manure spreader wheel is a barn support pole.

 


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Posted August 01, 2013 - 01:45 PM

4th wire stall is installed, and all bedded & ready for calves.  Now I just need to find some small pails & pick up some number 9 wire for the pail hanger hoops.



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Posted August 01, 2013 - 01:49 PM

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I didn't see anything wrong this this beam, it's still sitting on the footer. :D  

 

Very nice job on the pens Daniel. Should work very well for you. :thumbs:


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