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Posted December 13, 2010 - 07:24 AM

Hit 39 yesterday, woke to 17 this morning. Oh, & here comes the snow.

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Posted December 13, 2010 - 08:43 AM

-25 right now. Overnight low was -31. Predicted high is -19. Looks like the warm weather is going to get here faster now. They're saying -9 with snow by Wednesday.

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Posted December 13, 2010 - 03:08 PM

Its 11 Fahrenheit here and very windy. Wind chill is about -5
Brrr!!

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Posted December 13, 2010 - 03:40 PM

Today here,it is 61 F,or 15 C.

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Posted December 13, 2010 - 05:50 PM

Today here was -10C

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Posted December 14, 2010 - 05:11 PM

Started out today @ 10 F, about 2" overnight. Plowed 4 times at work & it could use it again. Probably got a foot to 14" today. Whiteout conditions, now for the drive home LOL

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Posted December 14, 2010 - 06:04 PM

Woke up to 3 F this morning. Many have colder temps than this, but it's plenty cold enough when milking cows.

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Posted December 14, 2010 - 06:11 PM

The barn is always warm though, olcowhand. ;)

It made it up to about -9 C here today. Nice.

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Posted December 14, 2010 - 06:16 PM

The local station is reporting a current temperature of 24F with an overnight low of 18F and a wind chill near 0. Current wind chill is in the low teens. Too cold too soon in our area but we aren't the only ones suffering. Would at least like a little snow so we can play with the tractors.

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Posted December 14, 2010 - 06:20 PM

The barn is always warm though, olcowhand. ;)

It made it up to about -9 C here today. Nice.


Not really war, but it is less cold. The bad part is getting stuff started. The Cat loader we load silage with has an engine heater, but the radiator hose type. It just doesn't keep the engine hot enough. Left charger on the batteries and the heater on all night, and still had to use my 950amp jump box to get her to fire up this am.

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Posted December 14, 2010 - 06:41 PM

It was around 5 f this morning.Had a doc appt and the trucks door was froze up so had to take the wifes.

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Posted December 14, 2010 - 06:50 PM

Yeah, diesels are nasty in the cold. Something I know a couple of guys do is run them almost out of fuel before parking them for the night, then put in warm fuel just before they start them in the morning. Of course that leaves you with 5 gallon cans of diesel in the basement or the warm part of your shop. The other thing is to run synthetic oil. I don't think I've ever seen one without a block heater up here, and they still cause problems.

As for the barn...my grandfather used to have creamery with 26 Holsteins, and my uncle used to milk 54 holsteins. Those were small operations by today's standards, I know, and the cows were all in stansions. It was always warm if you stood between the cows, but once you stepped out across the gutter you quickly realized just how draft an old barn is.

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Posted December 14, 2010 - 06:56 PM

I try to keep the furnace in the parlor down low. With having to have insulated bibs & sweatshirts on, having it warm in the parlor can become hot with the cows in there along with the layered clothing. I have to go out to push the cows into the parlor, so layered clothing is a must. I use insulated bibs with sweatshirts, as I can simply pull up the sweatshirt sleeves to clean the cows & apply the milkers, then pull the sleeves down while going outside. Much easier on the system if I can keep my temp regulated better than getting warm, then cold repeatedly.

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Posted December 14, 2010 - 07:05 PM

Ah, milking parlours. That would change the dynamic of the barn quite a bit from the old stansion method. There's a big difference between having cows all jammed in close together in a line and free-stall with a milking parlour.

My dairy knowledge is about 30 years out of date, you see. We also fed chop and hay, not silage, but my understanding is that's a regional thing more than a tech thing.

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Posted December 15, 2010 - 09:33 PM

It made it up to about 34 here today. Thank God! My washer fluid lines froze up on me 2 days ago (good to -25F my a$$, although the wind chills were close to that) and they finally thawed today for the ride home from work. Down into the upper teens right now. It's supposed to be in the low 30's tomorrow as well.




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