Oh What A Day!....and not good
Posted August 03, 2010 - 03:41 PM
As others have stated... If I was closer I'd offer a helping hand.
Hoping and praying for you and your family, Daniel
Posted August 03, 2010 - 04:37 PM
Posted August 03, 2010 - 04:37 PM
Posted August 03, 2010 - 07:12 PM
Posted August 03, 2010 - 09:19 PM
30 loads is a lot of silage.
Keep up the good work.
Not sure what kind of iron you are doing this with but if I got 30 loads in tandem Badger Northland wagons I would work about 7-8 hours. 20'x70' vertical silo Half full.
966 binder and a 600 Gehl with a 4" screen.
All our larger operations up here are now using trench silos as you are..
I have a 6500 cow operation a couple of miles to the east of me and another 3500 cow operation a 1/2 mile more to the east.
The 6500 cow operation is also partnered with a new operation about 40 miles to my southwest that is going to have a capacity of 10,000 head.
At present they are at 8500 head at the Rosendale Operation.
These Guys have web sites.
WOW Farming up here is not like it was when I was younger.
Posted August 04, 2010 - 08:02 AM
The old IH T340 hi-lift dozer I bury them with blows ALL the heat back into me, so could hardly breathe while burying these cows. There is now NO dead animal pickup service in our county. There is only one company in this area now, and they won't pick up nything unless county fiscal court signs a county wide contract. Fiscal court will be getting an ear full soon enough.
Posted August 04, 2010 - 10:47 AM
But, I am in about the same position as your son. Though I am much younger, my mom in my eyes is wacko, I mean like REALLY wacko, I call her the witch.
I dont even want to see her anymore because of it, but now my dad is making me go. So now I wont get much time to work on my sears dangit.
But, I do have one more trick up my sleeve. *evil grin*
Posted August 04, 2010 - 09:57 PM
The heat index reached almost 115 today. And my 2745's AC was running low on R134, so ended the day on the warm side.
Dad feels even better today, but I told him he's NOT coming back working until this intense hot spell has passed. My friend's dad was the exact same age when he got pneumonia. His dad went to the doc, but didn't follow the doc's instructions. I attended his funeral. I'd rather bust my hump HARD to do this 1 man short than risk losing Dad prematurely.
And good news.....no dead cows today to bury!
Edited by olcowhand, August 04, 2010 - 10:05 PM.
Posted August 04, 2010 - 10:18 PM
Also glad to hear your dad is paying heed to your "grounded orders" during this hot spell.
Take it easy, and wishing you the best.
Posted August 04, 2010 - 10:45 PM
Posted August 05, 2010 - 07:50 AM
See you guys later!
Posted August 05, 2010 - 08:03 AM
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Posted August 06, 2010 - 07:40 AM
Daniel, you are a true man of steel. I never heard of anyone working as hard as you do everyday.
There are tons that work much harder. How would you like working blacktop, roofing, or laying block? And steel workers....talk about heat!! My job is hard, but not the hardest my any means. Getting tractor & chopper greased & ready for another day of it. Not near as hot today...only to 90F. The heat comes back in force Monday. Expecting 97 Monday, 100 Tuesday & Wednesday, coupled with severe humidity. Oh how I look forward to more.