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  1. Remember - three years ago right now, we were wondering if we'd be allowed by our government to celebrate Independence Day. And lots of people went along with being told they couldn't. Think about that for a minute. No wonder it's being called the "summer holiday" instead of Independence Day. Keep in mind that Christmas is now often referred to as the "winter holiday". Let's not let them capture another tradition.
    8 points
  2. I haven't posted very often but your determination is awesome. Many in this day and age would have simply given up. But you did have a good cheering section in your corner. My prayers have been with you the whole journey and will continue for some time. God Speed!
    8 points
  3. Glad you're back Zach. Keep up the fight. Even slow progress is still progress.
    8 points
  4. Emily is obviously an outstanding gal.
    8 points
  5. Red trucks and tractors in our local parade
    7 points
  6. I would have tried that’s for sure. But for her to juggle her job and the kids house, the farm insurance financial and then my staff in the hospital all I can say is I am very fortunate to have someone so tenacious and knowledgable
    7 points
  7. .....The Northburn Station......one of several iconic South Island Stations....I don't have a spare 33 to 35 Million Dollars , or I would be tempted to buy it....although the Homestead / HQ area is not included in the sale..... 13, 177 Hectares in total ...around 35 thousand acres....running Merino Sheep and Cattle... Pinched these pics off Real Estate Brochure.....My favourite sort of country.....!!!!! ..imagine the feral deer numbers on there .... Mike
    6 points
  8. you should say your bar higher on my account lol. Oh and Emily you are spot on. I have to get better due to the contract. I signed with Perdue Farms two weeks before this happened. The turkeys keep coming it will all work out. I am 100% sure of it.
    6 points
  9. Happy 4th everyone!! I found an app that fades in an image to a picture so I’ve tried it with several wheat harvest photos. I took the first in July 2021. CaseIH 7250, 1996 New Holland Versatile 9482, and Parker 1000 bushel grain cart. Second is from July 1971 of my great-grandpas harvest. Gleaner F he bought in 1970 and IH A-160 truck he bought new in 1957. Not long after he put the grain box with stock racks on it. Last is an International push mower my great grandpa (same one) bought new around 1974. I started it up for the first time today since last August and mowed a few passes with it. Fun stuff for sure!!
    5 points
  10. My oldest son's boss owns this old truck. Son used his afternoon off yesterday to clean this old girl up. Pretty good for one that sits outside 365 days a year. It was loaded with kids and buckets of candy for the parade in Parkville this morning.
    5 points
  11. My father and some of the nephews have taken antique tractors to the county parade for a number of years. With me working third shift and doing hay I haven’t gone. This year I’m on normal sleep schedule and hay was done early so I finally got to go. We had to get there a full hour early just to get a decent parking spot. First jacob on the farmall 100, dad on the 200, Braden on the 300 and Adam on 300 utility. The dairy princess float was right behind them. It was best part of the parade!
    5 points
  12. It's a great day for America or USA. I wonder what our Founding Fathers think of what is happening with the leadership of this country. If they were here I believe there would be leaders,politicians and others in prison awaiting trial and punishment like Benedict Arnold for treason
    5 points
  13. I pull a levee disk to form the levees. They come in several forms. Below's a pic of one of mine when I bought it. The tarp is part of a flow control structure. You use it to control the water level. They are also called spills (the water spills over). I pump water from abandoned underground coal mines. This is very unusual. I'm probably the only farmer who grows rice with mine water. Most rice is irrigated with surface well water. Thx-Ace
    5 points
  14. I sold a few things including my little New Holland TC45D I've had for years and bought a new Case IH 70A at the local dealer. I bought it with the intention of light bush hogging here around our house, and maybe up at farm some. A little light loader work and just general chores. I haven't ever had a new tractor before so I was pretty excited about it. Hopefully it serves me as well as the little New Holland did.
    4 points
  15. https://wattsupwiththat.com/2023/07/03/the-myth-of-replacing-fossil-fuels/
    4 points
  16. Working today with my sidekick because Mom is working today too. She is good help especially when you pay her in ice cream. I think when we all make it back home later this afternoon we are going to take it easy and get in the pool. I need to haul some cattle to some new pasture but with the heat today I think it will wait until tomorrow. Happy Independence Day.
    4 points
  17. Happy 4th hope everyone remembers why we have the day off. This was out display for the 4th the last few years. We were taking one of the 450’s and Carryall to a parade this morning but got rained out this morning now just home working on getting my 125 cub going I’ve had for a couple years it’s all original got it from the original owner.got it running gotta check the charging system next
    4 points
  18. I respectfully disagree with parts of your opinion, but the right to do so and voice my own is part of the wonderful freedoms we enjoy via the sacrifice of many starting as far back and the revolutionary War. Many were lost fighting for those freedoms and did not get to come back either. In the end each of us must do as we feel right. Happy independence day everyone.
    4 points
  19. I personally am appauled that we have allowed the freedoms so many died for to be twisted and turned into things that are so evil, wrong, distasteful and literally embarassing to our country. It hurts me to think what we have abused in our freedom and independence. I have two friends that served and said they would never serve again for our military but they would fight for their family and friends because of what is going on. I am afraid they may be right we will likely end up fighting for our own lives and own families together to survive vs any power out country has had. I apologize to all of the families and those service that we have most certainly offended and embarassed. While I celebrate the Independence we have I mourn all we have lost.
    4 points
  20. she is too young to have to put up with his stuff she had to do down there. I’m thankful she did it.
    4 points
  21. Here are more photos: our cub with cultivator (has plows also) Farmall A Farmall B with exhaust lift, and plows. I need to fix the exhaust lift cylinder, as I think that would be cool. no it’s not a Super C like the logo says. 200 but is taller then normal, was originally purchased to swath peas with a bar mower on the Palouse (front spindles are longer then standard). Farmall H Farmall Super H (I think) Farmall M (narrow) Farmall M (wide front, but I believe the axle is from an H or something else, as I had to replace a spindle) Farmall 400 these are all running tractors, but future projects. Several are used more then parade tractors.
    4 points
  22. Used my Cub Cadet 147 and 6x12 utility trailer to haul a load of kids in a parade today. I may be biased but if a tractor isn't in the parade it isn't a parade. Happy independence day!
    3 points
  23. NO !!! and not even a little sick or it got worked out of you. Dont miss bus either as its only 2 mile walk "dont be late" AND it did have hills, 400' elevation difference BOTH ways
    3 points
  24. Laurel montana for the day did the big parade this morning claimed a good spot for fireworks tonight
    3 points
  25. Ok,I understand.I didn't mention a political party,person or persons.I just made a oberservation. Enjoy our day and our freedoms.Take care everyone.
    3 points
  26. I don't think it's going down,just as I said a great day for USA.What else I said was equally important.I am patriotic like anyone should be of their country whatever country they live in.
    3 points
  27. Tell me just how efficient wind energy is. A good share of the blades are being made in third world nations shipped by the cheapest method possible to the United States, loaded onto at least 7 oversized trucks, with a minimum of 2 pilot vehicles for each truck. Set on nearly 1,000 tons of concrete, which I am sure was hauled by the most efficient trucks, stood up with a minimum of 2 cranes, all for a life expectancy of 20 years? Doesn’t add up using my calculator. Then again I’m just a dumb farmer/rancher turned truck owner.
    3 points
  28. No July 4 parades around here
    3 points
  29. I cringe every time I hear someone say "I just want them to have everything I never had". What a horrible thing to do to your kids.
    3 points
  30. Happy Independence Day, that is celebrated on the 4th!! I pray that you all take time to reflect on the sacrifices that have been made so that we can all enjoy our freedom!!
    3 points
  31. Depends which way your looking
    3 points
  32. In Congress, July 4, 1776 The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.--Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world. He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good. He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them. He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only. He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures. He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people. He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within. He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands. He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary powers. He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries. He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance. He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures. He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power. He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation: For Quartering large bodies of armed troops among us: For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States: For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world: For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent: For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury: For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies: For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments: For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever. He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us. He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people. He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation. He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands. He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions. In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people. Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our Brittish brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends. We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.
    3 points
  33. I've never run out but it's gotten low. At my main pump it's 55 feet to the bottom of the shaft. My pump is set 3 ft off the bottom to avoid sucking up shale. This is a 12 inch turbine pump set in an 18 inch casing. It is capable of pumping 2500 gpm but that would really stress my 12 inch underground pipeline. I have another backup pump station (at another location) that is over 100 feet to the bottom. However the hole is only 8 inch so I can't pump as much. The pump is about 3/8 mile away but the layer of coal is tilted significantly compared to the surface. This pump is actually not functional at the moment. Before I start pumping it is slightly artisan because I'm at the bottom of a deep valley. It drops as I pump. When I quit pumping it slowly rises. It typically drops to around 15 to 20 feet by the end of the summer. When the leaves fall and we start getting wet the water rises rapidly. Thx-Ace
    3 points
  34. 4x4 left hand drive with a dump bed. Handy handy handy. I prefer this way more than the 6 wheel Gator we had or the rattle can Bobcat side-by-each that my dad has. Parts for this model do seem hard to come by though.
    3 points
  35. I have been waiting for the right thread for this article. https://www.msn.com/en-ca/money/other/green-trudeau-government-betting-billions-on-uncertain-technological-breakthroughs/ar-AA1aZGt6?ocid=hpmsn&cvid=e577dde60df84dc68e3fab22adec803c&ei=42
    3 points
  36. Nice to know that when they agreed to stay together "in sickness and in health", that they meant it. Evidently many people don't.
    3 points
  37. Last fall Gordon Oughtred was murdered at his farm south of Brantford. I never met him but he was well known and owned an Allis dealership close to the one I worked at He was the 1973 Grand National 9,000-lb. Super Stock champion with his Allis-Chalmers Two-Twenty, "Canadian Hauler." this is an excellent article https://ntpapull.com/pullresults/images/Puller_2015-06_Oughtred.pdf
    2 points
  38. Well little update with work. Ended up putting the old park lever back in that 5288. Couldn't get the newer lever to work. Ordered a second lever in to verify that we didn't get a defective part. Like maybe I've said before it looks like to me that some one is cutting the teeth to far down on the newer levers where it's not grabbing the gear properly. But any ways. Spent some time helping out another tech on a 1245 planter. Took it out on our back lot and did some mock planting while checking out some hydraulic pressures and what not. Got it straightened out. Went out on a 245 Magnum and replaced cartridges on 1 and 2 remotes. Also got some new tools I ordered in. Bluetooth transducers from transducers direct. For 0-5000 psi. Just have to download an app and your good to go. Pretty neat vs carrying a bunch of gauges a hoses. Hope everyone has a good Independence day!
    2 points
  39. I heard a good quote the other day that I need to try to remember. Don't remember the exact words, but it went something like....."History repeats itself because we never teach the truth when we teach history. We teach it the way we want it to be." ...... a very true statement.
    2 points
  40. If you study history you know that each of the signers were signing their own death warrant. But yet EACH AND EVERY ONE signed. Yes they had the option to step away, but not a single one did. Paul Harvey has a good piece on the signers of the Declaration of Independence. Those men had courage and commitment that the rest of us can not understand. I have seen this a dozen or more times, yet it still makes my eyes water each time.
    2 points
  41. We’ve planted Garst and then Syngenta for years and they no longer give out packets of sweet corn. It’s nice to see that Pioneer still does.
    2 points
  42. I'll bet you'd have done it for her.
    2 points
  43. Can't keep the truth buried. It will always find its way to the surface God Bless America
    2 points
  44. Grandfather on T-340 pushing up bunk silo and smta taking it back out
    2 points
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