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  1. Tulare Fair ,Exposing the young to old school Ag

    You guys seem to have that down. You could take that show down the road. I know the president of the San Luis Obispo county Agriculture Education group.
  2. Mystery Machine

    Hay stop making fun of ALL my equipment. Just got rid of a JD 100 chisel plow about 4 years ago(traded a 20 shank straight cross for a IH 55, 15 shank) that was all cables and pulleys.Still have a Glencoe cultivator that is all cable lift,as well as old JD that has rock-shaft in the center and cables out to he wings. I come from a poor area in some regards.Not many years ago that guys gave up old horse drawn spring tooth all tied to a big beam to make 20 to 40 cultivators,anything that folded was looked at as modern. I have spent a day or 2 cussing the Glencoe to get it level,one trick I just learned a few years ago. Cordless impact wrench to really tighten the cable clamps,you would have it pretty good and hours or even a day later cable would slip and change it again. Oh I was not offended by anyone's comments,and was not trying to offend any else with mine. Just that a poor man has poor ways. And know clue what brand it mite be.
  3. Dad used to pull these out

    They were part of the life cycle of the heal fly.The ones I was a around any way. Dad had a horse with a warble coming in it back where the saddle sat. Had to stop riding him for several months. Some time in the mid 60's dad started using pour-on insecticide on all cattle,ended the problem. You had to be careful to us it so the grubs where in the right stage to not cause trouble. Local ag college bought a herd bull from out of state and didn't consider that and killed the grubs when they were near the spine and the bull was paralyzed. They hoped he would get better,but I don't know that he did.
  4. IH Tractors on Montana Farm

    If Tony can get back to report on the little local to him cotton I would be interested in his take on the crop. I was in his general area last week and not many cotton fields compared to the old days.But not a open bowl to be seen. I can remember the whole area smelling of defoliant at the same time raisins where being picked up off the drying paper. The raisins where about how I would of guessed but cotton way late. Well back to the main show,enough of the southern stuff for now. Well maybe one more little note from down here. The San Joaquin Valley was very full of smoke as well. The main entrance to Yosemite Park was closed just up the hill from where I went because of it.
  5. Sticky fingered women

    Look out for the grandma's. Local smaller construction company lost 1 million over 11 years to a book keeper 68 years old. Could serve 16 years if convicted of all charges.
  6. What is a FARMER?

    That would be in the U S. That is off the top of my head so I should say I don't remember how long ago I read,and could off a bit. But from one of the major farm magazines,and shocked at how high it was.
  7. Anybody have guineas..?

    Gee i didn't know how luck I have been,spent 30 years around pea fowl and never once had them attack.Very noisy and not something I would really want but everybody to there own ideas. The ranch had tin nailed to several large oak trees so the raccoons,bobcats,and foxes couldn't get to them. The population would go up and down greatly,not uncommon for a hen to hatch a dozen chicks. I think the reason to keep them was to discourage rattlesnakes. Which I think they did.
  8. Texas

    Snowflakes even Texas has to have a few. Me, me,me,me some more. Only way they think,so pitch those out and take me now.
  9. Congratulations ,may your lives keep getting better.
  10. Sorry-----i never noticed the first lady's shoes

    I am waiting to hear how Trump caused it to go around over Texas 3 times.
  11. farm sales tax california

    City,county,special district(school,cemetery,etc,etc)all can have special sales taxes,if people vote for them.We have plenty of Fruits,Nuts,Snowflakes,and plan freeloaders that all vote for any tax that is on a ballot. So sales taxes are all over the place town to town. I will at least will say THANK YOU for helping. The state just wants to know if there is any money in our pockets, then send it to Moon Beam in Sacramento, sure your not holding out on us.Never enough never a thank you.
  12. IH Disk needs ID

    I agree it looks to be the same frame as the King Kutter disk,but no knowledge of the real manufacturer.
  13. Back in 83 all the west(left)coast media kept talking about the "La Nina"and it was going to wash us away. My attitude was "you bet" let me see it. It was one of the wettest in my 60+ years. So maybe I need to pay more attention,no I think it has been the one and only time they been right. So some are going to be cold some warm. Everybody report back in spring and we will sort it out and know where it was hot or cold.
  14. TD6 Dozer/Loader

    Your progress looks amazing to me Chris. Several ideas that may be of us to you late as I am. If you have a Cat dealer close,a lot of times there grade 8 bolts and other hardware is the same price as grade 5 else where. But from other forums, some dealers chase away the small sales by pricing them very high. But they have been the best you could get,but more Cat parts are made in China too. Your air cleaner is a Donaldson and the internal parts and cups where on other engines,and may still be available from them. For the greasing of track rollers we need the recondition from the operator manual, as I believe IH used 50 or 100 hours between lubing. So 5 gallon bucket to fill your bucket gun could be many life times of grease. But yours could be the 8 or 10 hour verity. Another piece of information I would like verified is if you need to be careful to not damage the seal by over greasing. Because a 00 grease can be purchased one tube a time and be put in with regular grease gun. But a regular grease gun puts out much more pressure than a bucket pump. Hope this helps and not just muddies the waters.
  15. What is a FARMER?

    Better not get to far into the numbers cause most of us would get pushed out to the almost farmers. I think I have seen 10% of farmers produce 90% of the food on something of that nature. The world would not starve without most of us. Kind of humbling to know we wouldn't be missed. For Jaa600 Some years ago( but the way my brain is going who knows,it my be 20),the average cow herd was around 30 head. It made me feel like I was in the big time as I had more than twice the average. Because of dry years and mostly rented land my cow numbers have been from 40+ to 80+ in the 20 years always trying for 100 calves but may never get there. Kind of amazing how the Lord has kept me doing what I love for almost 40 years. Planted my first crop in 78. I am wondering if my grain farming is behind me. I have not gone and bought my powerball ticket and it takes more than the 15 minutes I have to get to a store.