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  1. I saved a little life, so far, with the help of a friend this morning. But that life did a lot of his own saving first. It's beginning to become a running joke in our FD that we are in the business of saving cats. We even successfully performed TWO "cat stuck in a tree" calls in the last year or two. This morning I had a hand in my fourth cat rescue. It was a ripping monster fire at an old country church that had been converted into residences. By the time we got there, it was blowing out most of the sides. There was no saving it. One of the residents only escaped narrowly with the help of a passerby. About an hour in, we had it controlled enough to force some exterior doors to hit some fire inside. So I'm in with two guys from my company, and I hear over all the noise this high pitched squeal. I thought it was in the nozzle and my buddy points at the floor. Up to his chest in water is a miserable looking cat just sitting there, that has been in this building throughout the ordeal, waiting by the door. He was in too rough of shape to challenge me so I picked him up and handed him off. Colleague handed him off to the ambulance on scene. The paramedics gave him oxygen and laid him on the seat of the ambulance. I'm told he just laid there and cried and twitched. I just called the vet and he's alive. It's so remarkable that something survived that, between the fire, things collapsing, the smoke and then all the cold and the water. Vet says his temperature was 88 when they got him. I'm told that's very low. It must have been lower when I got him. It was below freezing and we were putting water on it all night long. I don't like cats generally, but this little guy fought so hard for his life, it's impossible not to admire. The situation, to put it nicely, at that residence wasn't good. I think there's a decent chance he doesn't get claimed or owners can't/won't pay for his care. I just called the vet and instructed them that he's not to want for any care whatever. He fought hard enough already, I refuse to let him die on account of human whim. I might end up taking in another freeloader, but I don't really have a choice as I see it. Rural volunteer firefighting so often means failure. We often can't save structures, lives or property because we start from behind so to speak. It feels really good to save SOMETHING. I know some of you guys are firefighters, so I wanted to share.
    34 points
  2. November 17th in my Ag Sales Class down here at West Texas A&M I did a sales presentation (or pitch) with the Case IH 2150 Early Riser Planter. The Ag equipment sales side of things I have been interested in since I found IH films back in 2014-2015. Who knows, Ag Sales might be a future career. The project started in September when we could pick a product of our choice. I chose the Early Riser because I already knew some about it since IH first introduced the Early Riser in 1980 and the Cyclo Air in 1971. There was a CaseIH dealer east of Amarillo where I spoke with a salesman so that was fun and he helped me some through the project. We had assignments to turn in over the ensuing weeks. To get ready for the presentation I brought in my CaseIH 2000 series brochure from 2020 and an IH Early Riser foldout brochure from 1984 (which came out of the FarmallLand USA Museum). In my collection I didn’t really have a full brochure of the Cyclo Air planter so I went to eBay and bought the brochure you see below, from 1976. I thought these two older brochure would be great visuals to show the reliability of air power in planters. Of course I spent more time in the 2020 brochure since I was selling a 2150. For the actual presentation we had one person as a “customer” that was actually a sales rep in the industry (equipment for my group). When I asked about his operation after sitting down at the table he made up the scenario of just taking over the farm and didn’t know anything about planters. My plan turned out even better than I hoped during the presentation because I used my older brochures to talk about where the 2000 series planters originated from and how accurate they are in seed placement and population. Then of course I talked about all features and benefits of the 2150. We could present for 5-6 minutes but could go up to 10 which is probably what I did. I had a lot of fun with it! Anyhow, since you all here speak this language I thought some may find it interesting.
    18 points
  3. I was putting my pickup back together and it was starting to get dark. I was irritated because it gets dark so early. I looked west to see how much time I had left and saw this sunset. Sometimes I get in too much of a hurry...
    18 points
  4. Cody vol fire dept band making Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture it's own. 😳😉😂
    18 points
  5. On Oct. 7 our son who works for us was injured when his truck fell on him while he was repairing a leaking fitting on the air bags. He was able to get his phone and called. momma and I set a new speed record getting to him. He was taken to the Med center then flown to Vanderbilt. Seven cracked ribs in his back and six cracked vertebra and spleen was bleeding. He stayed 4 days and was released. No lifting over 10lbs. he went home would not come here. Momma cooked breakfast for him every day and friends brought him dinner and supper. I went to feed his cows but the guy who runs the feedlot we work for fed for him every day until he was able to get around. I contacted everyone we had projects going on for and explained what happened, every last one of them said no problem even though I knew some of them were in a bind to get them finished the projects affected their living. A girl who has been a helper on the pipeline for the last 6 years called my wife on Wednesday after the accident and said her job was ending that day and she was heading home and would be here Friday to work until our son was better. Her father who was sons welder foreman and used to work for me and her brother and uncle came by every evening to help. The Dairy who we do a lot of work for offered to send 2 of his hands for a week to help out even though I know he is short handed. The guy who owns the diesel shop we do a lot of work for offered to come and get his truck and fix it. The guy who owns the factories we work for called and said I can send people, money or what ever you need. In about 2 weeks he was able to come back to the shop and work from a chair at the tables. For the last couple of weeks he is getting around better and his helper (she) watches over him not letting him do something stupid. Momma has decided she will be here as long as she wants to. As some of you know we lost our youngest son to cancer when he was 2-1/2 years old in 1992 and you can imagine how momma took this. Friends of hers called and texted ever day numerous times and that really helped. So yes there are still a lot of good people in this world, they go about doing their jobs every day but when the need arises they step up to the task and then disappear back to their world as if nothing happened. They don't do it for the notoriety or chest thumping, they do it because they think its the right thing to do. Both sons and family were here for supper yesterday, made us very happy.
    18 points
  6. Took advantage of the 50 degree day and moved a bunch of diesels to the shop before the cold weather sets in. I'm in the process of putting lights up and had to snap this picture while on the scaffolding. Closest is the 856 custom. Needs 3 point arms, tach, fuel and temp guage. Needs the steering valve looked at, gets hard to steer at idle. Also going to slide the rear wheels out. 28" on center is just too close.... Next is my 806 standard. Needs a bunch of fuel leaks fixed, oil leaks, new seat. Bunch of lost motion in all the steering pivots need welded up. New front tires and rims. Also needs a better exhaust pipe. 3394 needs a seal in front right planetary. Radio hooked up, oil change, new hydraulic couplers. Dad's 806 with the cab is getting a bunch of smalls painted and cab interior work. Under the plastic is a Super M-TA diesel. It's owned by the guy I bought this farm site from, he wanted to leave it there to work on it over the winter. Stuffed full and it's not even December.
    16 points
  7. Ive struged in the winters to keep fencing. On a whim i applied to run a state snowplow. Got the job...start next week...will be the first full winter ive worked in years.
    13 points
  8. Was cruising through MB Cats old threads this morning and came across this one, 350 tractor with I think he said 881 combine cab running a snowblower
    11 points
  9. Late November in Northern Mn and it was sunny and nearly 50 degrees today. Beautiful day to be out. I didn’t get quite as much done as I wanted to as this was mostly elm so it didn’t split worth a darn. I figure more than a third but less than half a cord. Still felt good to be out in the sun and get a sweat going. I’ve gone to blocking splitting and stacking right in the woods. Let it dry over the winter and pick it up the next summer. That way I just use the 4 wheeler most of the time instead of firing up a tractor all the time. So there are stacks like this all over the place. Just need to remember where they all are.
    11 points
  10. It's that time of year Santa is coming 14 tractors all with lights.
    10 points
  11. Because the Twilight Zone quit filming................. Awwww, he's got his daddy's nose😂
    10 points
  12. Good news. I believe your support network says as much about you and your family as it does about them .
    10 points
  13. Well redpower fourm that is. I don't know after the political b.s and the fall out from that and the coffee shop being taken down I decided to take a break. Occasionally lurk and try to keep up with some happenings. But definitely missed some big ones. 2021 just flat out sucked mainly because of the weather put up alot of late low quality 1st cutting. Left alot of 2nd 3rd and 4th cutting hay in the field because we didn't get weather to make it and ground was to wet to graze it but did get a good amount of it. Had to buy some feed to get by. Idk just put me down in the dumps pride might have been hurt a touch. 2022 has been like a 180 with everything. Have gotten alot done, some projects that were put off for years and got alot caught up from the year before. Funny how that works One of my favorite photos I did take this year. Got a 5 minute shower while packing in a new seeding. Half hour later dried out and dust was rolling again. Was dry and cold most of May then got wet second week of June but was lucky and got most of our corn planted and enough first cutting haylage for summer feed. Dried out mid June so was able to get new seedings in around June 20th. Backwards to normal but it worked well
    9 points
  14. Sometimes What happens in Vegas Follows you home from Vegas😆
    9 points
  15. Man...not gonna lie. This was kinda the dream all along. Sitting in my shop. With my dog. Cooking on the fireplace. Making a mess.
    9 points
  16. We do thanksgiving on Friday, I decided with the fried Turkey we needed fried sweet potatoes, so far i am getting good reports from the kitchen, I am doing 5 gallons of potatoes. had to bust out the Coleman lantern to finish up, got Waylon cranking, cold beer . Been a good afternoon, not much small talk as it’s cold out.
    9 points
  17. Finished another tonight. This is a Plumb Boy Scout hatchet. I put it on an NOS handle that had red paint on it and I think it turned out looking just fine. Most of the original finish was still on the handle. Polished the poll minus a deep mark it already had in it from a previous life. Ready for work!
    9 points
  18. The University of Guelph here in Ontario was formerly the Ontario Agricultural College and apparently back in the day they started keeping a copy of ag related advertisements. Their archives department at the library lets you view these collections, you can't check them out like books but I did convince them to let me scan them. There is 25 boxes crammed with IH brochures, sales bulletins, catalogues, probably somewhere around 20 000 pages of stuff, just roughly guessing by the fact that it took me 3 hours to get through the first half of the first box. The box I looked at was tractors, hundred series through 04/06 series, and I wasn't able to skim through every box but theres stuff on tractors back to pre letter series up to 66 series where it seems to get a bit more spotty, there's multiple boxes on trucks, many boxes on implements, there's some construction stuff, stationary engines, combines, cream seperators & fridges... you get the idea. I know the literature doesn't turn everyone's crank but to me this was quite the find. Not sure how much of it I will find the time to scan but it doesn't seem like they have any intention of getting rid of any of it... i asked. Quite a few of the smaller ads 2 pagers/4 pagers are "International Harvester of Canada". Not sure if the actual publication differed at all from the US version or maybe they just changed "who" it was from. The biggest oddity I came across so far was a 2 page ad for a 404 Lo-Boy , didn't know those existed but a google search brought a few up. I would imagine this ad for them hasn't been seen by many so thought I would share. I'm not sure when i'll have a chance to go look at some more but I'll extend the offer to you guys on here, if there's an ad you'd like to have a digital copy of, send me a PM and eventually if i come across it i'll scan it. Can't guarantee they have it all, as I said it seems to get spotty after 56 series stuff, but there sure is a lot. They've got all this stuff hiding in the basement, probably barely ever sees the light of day so it might as well be shared to the people who will appreciate it.
    8 points
  19. Update: meet Sparky, as I call him. The vets named him Fireball. He was hypothermic and his whiskers are singed. He had fleas and probably worms. But he's eating and drinking and today the vet says he was ready for discharge. He's a funny little cat. Very affectionate. He's all vaccinated now. Current cat is not a fan yet. We'll see how this plays out. The vet himself had expressed interest in adopting him, so if my little b-word-cat doesn't leave him alone I'm going to let them take him. He doesn't need that in his life.
    8 points
  20. For some reason I don't think changing the name to White power will go over very good.....
    8 points
  21. Amazing that you get deer to live that long Bitty. You need more Amish out that way like we have here. Took this one yesterday opening day. Considered a big rack around here. Nice 8 pointer there were a few people after him in archery season. My first buck in 7 years and a first on opening day is
    8 points
  22. A cowboy named Bud was overseeing his herd in a remote mountainous pasture in Montana when suddenly a brand-new BMW advanced toward him out of a cloud of dust. The driver, a young man in a Brioni® suit, Gucci® shoes, RayBan® sunglasses and YSL® tie, leaned out the window and asked the cowboy, "If I tell you exactly how many cows and calves you have in your herd, will you give me a calf?" Bud looks at the man, who obviously is a yuppie, then looks at his peacefully grazing herd and calmly answers, "Sure, why not?" The yuppie parks his car, whips out his Dell® notebook computer, connects it to his Cingular RAZR V3® cell phone, and surfs to a NASA page on the Internet, where he calls up a GPS satellite to get an exact fix on his location which he then feeds to another NASA satellite that scans the area in an ultra-high-resolution photo. The young man then opens the digital photo in Adobe Photoshop® and exports it to an image processing facility in Hamburg, Germany ...Within seconds, he receives an email on his Palm Pilot® that the image has been processed and the data stored. He then accesses an MS-SQL® database through an ODBC connected Excel® spreadsheet with email on his Blackberry® and, after a few minutes, receives a response. Finally, he prints out a full-color, 150-page report on his hi-tech, miniaturized HP LaserJet® printer, turns to the cowboy and says, "You have exactly 1,586 cows and calves." "That's right. Well, I guess you can take one of my calves," says Bud. He watches the young man select one of the animals and looks on with amusement as the young man stuffs it into the trunk of his car. Then Bud says to the young man, "Hey, if I can tell you exactly what your business is, will you give me back my calf?" The young man thinks about it for a second and then says, "Okay, why not?" "You're a Congressman for the U.S. Government", says Bud. "Wow! That's correct," says the yuppie, "but how did you guess that?" "No guessing required." answered the cowboy. "You showed up here even though nobody called you; you want to get paid for an answer I already knew, to a question I never asked. You used millions of dollars worth of equipment trying to show me how much smarter than me you are; and you don't know a thing about how working people make a living - or about cows, for that matter. This is a herd of sheep. Now give me back my dog.
    8 points
  23. Me and my kids didn't get a buck yet, today was rifle opening day. First two were a buck shot a few miles away, it spent time on a landlords property bordering close to where it was shot. Next three are all at the landlords farm , an 8, 10 and 12 with one G3 broken off early in velvet they have his sheds from last year. I saw a total of 16 deer between morning and afternoon sits today but no shots fired
    8 points
  24. A friend of mine was pulled over on interstate 55 in Missouri, running 70, pulling a honey wagon home. The trooper was concerned about the tires on it, they walked back to look at them and they were rated for 225mph. Old airplane tires. The trooper told him to have a safe trip home and left.
    7 points
  25. Nephews 15 year old son. O no that's one of those evil black rifles!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    7 points
  26. It would technically be an 88 series ....
    7 points
  27. After taking this scientific test..........I think the "dad" is strong in me😄
    7 points
  28. I got a message from the neighbor last night that they got an 11 point. He saw it Saturday with a doe but he didn't shoot because my stand (that I wasn't in at all that day) was in a straight line with it (450 yards from my stand) .... It is 22" inside spread and goes about 155"! I'm glad he got it. He is probably back to teaching today as his brother showed me it . I didn't hunt there that day because of the wind direction was wrong....
    7 points
  29. Sadly, common sense is in short supply today. It can be passed down from father to son but it is not automatic. Parents need to parent!
    7 points
  30. But only occasionally home? Take your chances
    7 points
  31. 1&2 Adding grouser bars to a new logging excavator 3&4 removing bolt from log processer. The hardest bolt I ever got out, it took 3-1/2 hrs. No room.
    6 points
  32. Probably, as long as it doesn’t have the all powerful, miracle performing catalytic converter installed on it.
    6 points
  33. 102 is as wide as you will find
    6 points
  34. That’s how you clean all of the grain out of the corners
    6 points
  35. I just figured that was an Extreme Hillside model? 😁
    6 points
  36. Shoe....?! I would be prone to grabbing the shotgun for a spider of that size.
    6 points
  37. Looks similar to sickel section rivet tool.
    6 points
  38. Another beautiful day, too bad we have a long drive from the farm home back to temporary home. Did manage to get this maple cut up that got topped in a wind storm this summer. Helper is poking his head out.
    6 points
  39. 6 points
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