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#1 Team_Green OFFLINE  

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Posted January 10, 2014 - 02:23 PM

What are your goals for spring or summer?? Go for a ten mile pedal bike ride? Got for a 100 mile motor bike ride? go for a 1000 mile car ride? BBQ the perfect steak?? 

 

Mine is to get back on my pedal bike outside. I have been on my trainer down stairs..


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Posted January 10, 2014 - 02:30 PM

I had to read the Title 3 times because I thought the first word was something else.

 

Was worried you had been indoors too long!! :rolling:


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Posted January 10, 2014 - 02:32 PM

Build a Root Cellar, so I can grow more potatoes. 

I have about 25 pits from Native Iowa White Peaches and hope to start that many trees.  They are native to Iowa and when I was kid there were several on every farmstead. Now only OLD TIMERS (Like Me?) even know what I'm talking about. They were small,white and about the size of a good plum 2" diameter and a Freestone. And the Sweetest peach I have ever ate. Had peach butter made with some on my rolls for Christmas dinner. Took me back to my childhood.


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Posted January 10, 2014 - 02:48 PM

Work job, pay bills, mow lawn, prune fruit trees, finish DB super 3, finish Handyman, go to fair and show tractors, finish generator, mow lawn some more, work some more, pay off more bills and then, mow the lawn again :rolling:

 

Oh, and do a few cool thing inbetween.


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Posted January 10, 2014 - 03:11 PM

I skipped lawn and landscape improvements this past year (we moved in, in fall of '12), in lieu of putting on a new roof (spring), and new flooring in the house (fall).  So, as soon as the weather breaks, I plan to make the new loader earn it's keep by moving somewhere in the neighborhood of 10-12 yards of 1-2" stone & around 5 yards of gravel.  I have a few more bushes to yank out, and significant wash-out repair to make to one of my slopes in the lawn...holes 2-3' deep!

 

I also got caught this fall by early snows and cold, and never made my rounds with the tiller to turn a few gardens I normally help with.  I'm 3pt tiller shopping this now, and hope to transition to a 540pto tiller vs the belt drive GT tiller I've been beating on for the past few years.

 

I've warned my wife, that when spring hits, I'll be outdoors quite a bit! :rocker2:   (She'll be 7 months pregnant by the time our ground thaws, so I'll need to escape!)


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Posted January 10, 2014 - 03:20 PM

I had a lot of goals, but since everything changing in my life now I'm not sure what I can do.

 

I wanted to restore a JD110 or something, I wanted to cut down some trees, I wanted to redo the duct work in my house, install the new wood burner, and do quite a few improvements around the house.  But now, I don't know whats going on.  Kind of depressing.


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Posted January 10, 2014 - 03:45 PM

Just be able to be outside without a coat!


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Posted January 10, 2014 - 04:07 PM

Going to be a busy spring. Have to open the garden and put some big amounts of manure in it, Have the 48 M deck to finish rebuilding for the Homelite. Picked up a Troybuilt Pony LT over the winter that needs some TLC. That will be the main mower giving the 40+ yr old tractors a rest from mowing. Rebuild the deck on the Sears Custom 10XL . Got some driveway work to do. Like Josh I have a muddy drive in the spring. About 20 yards of gravel to be moved with my GTs.. No end loader but a few dozer blades, a box blade and a rear angle blade to get the job done. Finish wiring the big garage and build the next shed for next winter. Finish getting the 1942 Allis Chalmers WC running and fix the front wheels.  Other than that I don't have much to do other than regular yard work and gardening . The other stuff should take me into may and then have the rest of the spring into summer to play....... Hoping to get to Buckley this year with the GTs. for the show.  Thanks. Roger.


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Posted January 10, 2014 - 05:07 PM

I had to read the Title 3 times because I thought the first word was something else.

 

Was worried you had been indoors too long!! :rolling:

 

:bigrofl:  :bigrofl:  :bigrofl: 

 

You are pretty funny Brian.

 

Come to think of it, I'd look forward to one in the Spring.


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Posted January 10, 2014 - 05:09 PM

Of a more serious note, I need to make a better garden this spring.  I'm going to make it smaller and only plant what has done well in the past.  I'm going to try to start all my plants from seed in the basement.


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Posted January 10, 2014 - 05:09 PM

Just be able to be outside without a coat!

thats what I think Kenny


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Posted January 10, 2014 - 05:44 PM

Work on lots of projects and get better prepared for next winter(more fire wood). Good Luck, Rick

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Posted January 10, 2014 - 07:11 PM

Spring break in Gulf Shores, Alabama!   :dancingbanana:


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Posted January 10, 2014 - 07:13 PM

SURVIVE!  Plain & simple.  Anything fun will be a bonus.


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Posted January 10, 2014 - 07:25 PM

Like TG, I plan to be on my bicycles  a lot more, helps clear the noggin in between tasks. Even if it is a quick jaunt to the grocery store or Kiddo's school, it just plain 'ole makes me feel better.

 

One of many  other spring plans will be to continue working on the landscaping around the rivershack here, I have yet to finalize the rock garden area around our holding tank, whick happens to be one of the first things I see driving up to the house. Currently, it is a loosly arranged pile of field stones from 10 to 400 #.  

 

I guess that means I'll have to finish re-working the loader even earlier in spring LOL !


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