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#1 toomanytoys84 OFFLINE  

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Posted August 22, 2016 - 03:27 PM

Like it or not it's coming. Since I've been off(and now relatively pain free) I've been getting ready for winter

Heat taped the new outside spigot
Filled both oil tanks
Changed both filters on tanks
Changed filters in the furnace
Insulated the basement that wasn't yet(paid local teenager and I supervised)
Got the septic tank pumped(those lids suck with snow on the ground)
I am going to rent a blown in insulation machine and hit the attic with a good layer. Probably hire the same kid. Good worker and good direction taker.

Any of you guys getting ready?

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Posted August 22, 2016 - 03:55 PM

I moved my snowblower the other day...does that count? :)
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Posted August 22, 2016 - 03:56 PM

I just picked up a plow for the Economy tractor that I'm putting back together. This will be my plow machine this winter. For the most part, it's been too hot and humid to really get into the get ready for winter mode. It looks like the humidity is lifting, and it wasn't bad at all today. The cooler weather will bee here shortly, and the Almanac is predicting a cold and snowy winter. September is when I really start gearing up for the winter, but the sooner the better! Not being prepared can cause a whole lot of aggravation.
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Posted August 22, 2016 - 03:57 PM

Not ready to think about that list quite yet.
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Posted August 22, 2016 - 03:59 PM

I washed my LGT 165 Ford with snowblower a few weeks ago.

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Posted August 22, 2016 - 04:00 PM

What's winter?


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Posted August 22, 2016 - 04:11 PM

I want to check on attic insulation specially since local utility offers rebates on it. I have never looked in the attic since I bought my house (1989) but utility company ( electric) send me messages saying I am among the most energy efficient in the area. Bought a High Efficiency furnace a couple of years ago. I suppose I should give my snow blower a tune up but since I live in FL in the winter my daughter will have to run it. I do make sure she has a couple of good snow shovels at hand.


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Posted August 22, 2016 - 04:52 PM

Like it or not it's coming. Since I've been off(and now relatively pain free) I've been getting ready for winter

Heat taped the new outside spigot

Yada, yada

Have you raked the leaves yet?

Checked the specials on long underwear?

Bought tickets for the little lady to go stay with her mother???


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Posted August 22, 2016 - 04:53 PM

Have you raked the leaves yet?

I have NO trees on my 2 acres. I remedied that when I first moved in!

I have plenty of long underwear. Honestly I only prefer the thermal shirts.

My mother in law lives 5 miles down the road so it wouldn't do me much good.

Main reason I am doing this now as in 2 weeks the 60+ hour work weeks will start again and I was informed in 3 weeks I will be in Illinois for 7 days on 3 days off till the end of November.

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Posted August 22, 2016 - 05:52 PM

I have NO trees on my 2 acres. I remedied that when I first moved in!

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NO Trees ? ? ?   What is wrong with you. :poke:  
Got to have trees to produce oxygen, you know the stuff your lungs remove from the air to keep you alive.  16 years ago when we bought the place it had 4 trees on it.  Today we have over 150 trees and bushes that we planted.  The fall leaves don't make any difference as in Ag country you have corn husk as well as leaves.  That is why they make bag units for mowers.  Makes great bedding for the 6 goats all winter.  Our house seldom gets any sun on it due to the shade of the trees.  Increases the value of the property when/if you want to sell down the road. 


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Posted August 22, 2016 - 07:43 PM

NO Trees ? ? ? What is wrong with you. :poke:
Got to have trees to produce oxygen, you know the stuff your lungs remove from the air to keep you alive. 16 years ago when we bought the place it had 4 trees on it. Today we have over 150 trees and bushes that we planted. The fall leaves don't make any difference as in Ag country you have corn husk as well as leaves. That is why they make bag units for mowers. Makes great bedding for the 6 goats all winter. Our house seldom gets any sun on it due to the shade of the trees. Increases the value of the property when/if you want to sell down the road.


I hate trees. Clogged you gutters. Leaves all over. Scatter limbs after a winder storm. I'm the Grinch of trees.

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Posted August 22, 2016 - 07:59 PM

Will be putting my cyclone rake behind my Toro 327 Groundsmaster this weekend. Need to fix the ignition system on it too. Going to drag the 1050 diesel out and throw chains and a blower on it than too. Toro gets a plow in late October, V plow goes on truck as needed.

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Posted August 22, 2016 - 08:00 PM

Saw a study someplace, said an acre of grass produced more oxygen than an acre of trees. I'll see if I can find it.  Don



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Posted August 22, 2016 - 08:07 PM

I can understand now why getting ready for winter is important with 60 hour weeks ahead of you. I got plenty to get done before fall. I got two hitches to finish, I want to run a new under ground service to my shop, install the stuff I bought that cost me a fortune last winter to install my wood stove in my shop, end of the year gardening & you'll love this....plant about 18 trees.

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Posted August 22, 2016 - 08:33 PM

Well the 212 has the ags an wheel weights on all I have to do is get the better seat on it an hook the plow up. The cub will get the plow pike always an if the 300 is is done in time to till I'll add a plow to that as well so with 3 gts with plows I should be set if not I have a shovel. In Sept I'll be calling to get the new boiler checked out an tuned if need be also need to get the septic pumped this year. After the last tilling of the garden I'll bury it it fresh cow poo an let it set till the spring tilling.




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