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  1. Yep, family gets helped out and I never expect payment. Sometimes I get paid, sometimes I don't, and I don't care either way. If she really wants to look at it as payment on the loans, tell her it's done in lieu of interest. If that's not good enough, then.. oh well. At least you don't have to pay interest to a bank.
  2. I bought a snap-on lithium ion 18 volt when I was in college for half-price through the tools for school program (or whatever it was called, I don't recall the exact name). Ended up selling it for more than I paid for it, then felt lost without it for about a year and a half, and just a few months ago picked up a Milwaukee FUEL 18 volt.. I love this thing more than my old snap-on!
  3. Kinda makes me wonder about the people I heard about that were supposedly planting a few weeks ago..
  4. We have an old paddle style butter churn.. big glass jar with what almost looks like an old, hand-crank drill on top of it. I need to get it out and use it again..
  5. The plant manager where I work is an old farm kid at heart, and he got really excited when he heard I was fixing up an old Deere combine.. he told me that, back in the day, his dad had an old Deere swather with a gas engine, and it always ran hot. Apparently, his dad bought a factory heater, but installed it behind the cab so it didn't actually heat the cab, and all he had to do to keep it cool, even on the hottest days, is run the heater cranked up. Apparently, all it needed was that itty-bitty extra cooling area.
  6. I really debated whether or not I should update this, or just let it go.. I do hate to be the kind of person who starts a project, posts about it, and then drops the post, never to mention it again. (Speaking of which, I'm still working on the BN that I'm restoring on my grandfather's memory, I'm just at a spot where I need some technical/machining help from my uncle and other grandfather, and they've been busier than I've ever seen them for the past few months, so they haven't had time to help.) update 1: I freely admit, I am slowly beginning to love eBay more and more. Yeah, the part was expensive, and it does have a small ding of it's own, but.. I'll probably never see another one NOS ever again. So, I found one of a few major things that are banged to ****.. (the others being the steps that go to the engine-deck, the end of the unload auger (missing the nice spout), and the ends of the cutterbar. (Those aren't bent bad, I could probably bend them back with a torch and a little know-how.. I'm just unsure if I want to try.) update 2: I bought an electronic ignition kit and a high-performance coil, since I intend to just do it once and do it right. I also plan to rewire the entire combine now, and get any electrical issues taken care of before they appear.. update 3: just when I'm gearing up to get serious about working on the combine, it snows as gets cold.. dangit.
  7. When I was a kid, we were so poor all we could afford to eat were pancakes, and the pancakes were so thin, they only had one side. Of course, that was nothing compared to the chicken farmer just up the road.. He was so poor, his toilet paper was only half-ply! I remember one time, in an effort to save more money, he began mixing his chicken feed in a 50/50 ratio with sawdust.. It didn't really work out too well for him, though. Half his chickens laid eggs with splinters, the other half laid eggs with knotholes!
  8. Hooray! Be safe!!
  9. Nice legs.. After all, most other stools would have collapsed, by now.
  10. You guys are in my prayers, sorry for your loss.
  11. Someone told me that Boreson guy is married to the heiress of Lays potato chips, and every year she tosses some cash at him for tax deductions.. course, I could be thinking someone else.. wasnt one of his big articulated tractors involved in an accident a few years back? If my memory serves me correctly, some idiot didn't use the transport locks on a field cultivator when going from field to field, and it unfolded/fell/something-like-that on a little old lady in a ford ranger? edit: found a link.
  12. Praying
  13. I agree.. with my eyes not being all that great, I'm personally worried about my ability to plant straight when I start hobby farming.. I've never run anything bigger than the two row planter in my grandparent's sweet corn patch, and I did pretty darn ok with that, but, it's a small planter and a small plot of ground.. I'd much rather know everything's straight when it goes into the ground. Tillage and everything else, I'm not worried about doing myself.. who knows, when I actually start farming, I might find out I'm not half bad at planting, but until the day I know for sure, I'm going to worry.
  14. Hmm.. seems like a good planter tractor, to me..