tony in ca.

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About tony in ca.

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    Fresno,Calif.
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    Family, Farming, Letter & hundred series tractors & equipment in particular, and, all things I.H.in general
    With a fondness for 50-60's I.H. L.P.'s
    Member: I.H.C.C.Chapter #14, Calif.& National I.H. Collectors.
    Member: Edge & TA Branch #8 & 209
    Member: Volunteer Committee World Ag Expo. Tulare, Ca.
    Member: Volunteer Committee Calif.Farm Antique Equipment Show. Tulare, Ca.(C.A.F.E.S.)

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  1. Ladies and Gents, Just watched a U-Tube Video by Mark Dice exposing claims by the liberal sect that "White milk" helps make white people stronger but Black people cannot drink it because they are lactose intolerant more then white people ! Troy , Don't mean to keep you up tonight but , Holy Sh+t What next ? Google u-tube Milk Racist by Mark Dice ,I believe , and be entertained.! What next with these FN' idiots ? Tony
  2. Ladies and Gents, Just watched a U-Tube Video by Mark Dice exposing claims by the liberal sect that "White milk" helps make white people stronger but Black people cannot drink it because they are lactose intolerant more then white people ! Troy , Don't mean to keep you up tonight but , Holy Sh+t What next ? Google u-tube Milk Racist by Mark Dice ,I believe , and be entertained.! What next with these FN' idiots ? Tony
  3. Thank you ,Sir. I think we are moving forward now ! After many Tums , Red Wine, and buying many I.H. boat anchor heads we are seeing the light. Actually sellers have been good on standing behind their product. Tony
  4. Fellas ! WE FINALLY HAVE A HEAD THAT THE MACHINE SHOP SAYS IS CHERRY ! After four heads we have one ready to go on . David was sympathetic got right on it and got her painted . Hopefully Bob and I can get her on and running on Therapy Wed. Guys ,the part # is same as mine however casting # is J is that a 1964 casting ? Not sure if I am figuring right. Tony
  5. Yes its rough , Farming has always been a tough thing to do . However , we do it because we have a fire in the belly to farm. Like I told my kids ," You need that fire in the belly to farm ,if you do not have it do not waste your time" They are doing other things BTW RCB, talking about using used equipment , I totally agree, I was at our local salvage yard last week , I know the guys there pretty well , They told me how busy they have become because people are wanting to repair their older tractors because their new ones are giving to much trouble & the cannot keep them running. Has to do with the tier 3-4 crap. Shoot Guys ! Our old restoration Red tractors may become worth a fortune as farmers bring them back to field. Tony
  6. X2 Tony
  7. Figure out what you would make off farming that land this year and add 10% or more for your trouble . Figure every penny you have in it already and add to above and tell them FINE BUY MY LEASE FOR X amount if they complain farm it for the year and they may lose their sale. You are in the drivers seat & don't let friendship get in way because they are not thinking of you! Tony
  8. It will be done ! Best to you Bill & your neighbors. Tony
  9. Fellas, What I think I am reading in all of this is the pain of change. Not realizing time stops for no one. As life long Farmers I believe we have all experienced it. My first experience was in 1962 my Dad was a Dairyman ,Cows made him ,it was all he knew. He had a flat barn ,stanchion, no pipeline ,milking 135 cows back then in cans. He used Surge milker machines He had a milker and we did all other along with my mother relieve milked. The milk inspector told him one morning that he had two years to convert to Milk tank & pipline . He was approaching 60 of age , I was a Sophomore in HS the oldest, he sat me & my mom down and asked ,Do we build a new barn and expand to accommodate the expense. I informed my Dad that I hated the cows. He was devastated but said okay then I will sell cows and we will go into farming. he did that in 1965 in 1967 he died in- expectantly. For many years on my own I thought I had done the biggest mistake of my life letting him sell the cows. Point I am tying to make is that we were milking 135 cows 52 YEARS AGO and had to change then and we still have guys milking 35 cows trying to live and prosper on it? Come on, your time, life ,Family & effort is worth more then that. Remember , when you reach retirement age you don't want to have to be in barn twice a day. You'll either need to be larger enough to have seasoned workers or own enough land to either sell or rent to supplement your SS. My wise widowed old diseased Uncle use to tell me ; "Tony remember when you get old no women worth her salt will want you if you only have SS. If you have more then SS they will line up to bring you meals. and they all want to marry you " lol. Time to think in larger more business like manners. Another point! I started farming Cotton , Hay, Blackeye Beans , raised cattle ,corn etc. Was great when I started but in time with commodity prices I could not make it on the land I was farming 600 Ac at the time . I thought what the H+ll do I do? Do I expand or grow more intensive crops ? I decided to expand from within. Higher value crops per acre, started with Almonds in 1973 the average almond grower had 40 -60 Ac. I decided to purchase little by little the land I was renting and plant it into Almonds ,big investment waiting 3-4 years for a crop. I did it 20 acres at a time took me from 1973 to 2003 to plant my 320 that I owned into Almonds . Today ! The Average Almond grower size is 500+ acres. Point , I did not want to change from Cotton And row crops but time dictated it, my Almond acres treated me real well, but guess what! now if I was in my 50's I would be looking at doubling my acres and get in to processing but I am to old. So to sell Out I can't sell to Joe little farmer because the orchard is to valuable, so Who buys it? The 10,000 acre Almond grower that is in processing also, that can pay me cash! Wake up guys! times change no matter how you do not want it to! . Time stops for no one.! You have to farm in the 21st century and look forward not back ! Believe you me I have to fight myself because looking back we tend to only have Euphoric Recall . Best to all of us, lovers of Ag life! Tony
  10. WELL ! I was not thinking of organic dairies . WE have one out here fairly good size , I believe its called Organic Pastures Dairy . He has been in business for years with good facilities and yet it seems yearly he is being shut down by Feds or has some kind of recall. When I was on the Almond Board we dealt with the health department enforcement arm of feds . Salmonella is bad stuff and they mince no words or rules in getting compliance and they do not want outbreaks on their watch. Pasteurization in milk is pretty much a necessity IMHO . In the Almond industry we past a rule that all Almonds sold "Whole Natural" have to have a process equivalent to pasteurization in milk . Our process is called plasticization (SP) its a quick heat process. I was thinking of small dairies with bottling facilities like in old days that would serve perhaps some ritzy urban areas of Whole food shoppers. I can visualize a little truck delivering fresh from the dairy milk, chocolate milk & ice cream like in the old days. What goes around comes around and these pointy head elites would be thinking they invented this trend. I think there is one or two in Tulare that feature the family's name on their exclusive products & ice Cream and one for sure that manufactures their own ice cream and has several stores scattered in malls. Tony
  11. I would not be surprised as most dairies get so large ,that. Few boutique dairies could fill gaps. However, I would think that inviromental and gov.regulations would be a big factor in discouraging it. tony
  12. You Guys Just have to Darn much fun in Ohio ! Got an Idea can we bring that plowing crew out here to Cali. So they can share their fun ? But I can see Why ! I have met several of those MEN and they are the BEST ! Nice video , Thanks, Tony
  13. There Sure Are ! Tony
  14. Sorry For Your Loss. Prayers for you and Her family Tony