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  1. 1 hour ago, sandhiller said:

    I have strung monofilament fishing line around the rafters. 

    Birds can't see it and fly into it.

    Scares em and they won't come in. 

    Works for quite awhile until dust and spider webs make it visible. 

    never heard if that! will remember that one!

  2. 17 minutes ago, MTB98 said:

    Excessive nitrogen can be harmful. Too much N causes plants to produce biomass and underproduce root systems and decrease yields. 


    how does a man of your intellectual capacity manage to have the time to navigate the pages of a forum dedicated to a line of farm equipment that went bankrupt 40 years ago? 

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  3. 38 minutes ago, sandhiller said:

    It is easier when you don't have a bunch of yahoo's that think they know cattle getting them stirred up. 

    Cows get to know you and your voice and will be calmer. 


    fil is the cattle whisperer. typically goes twice as easy if he stays out.

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  4. 6 minutes ago, sandhiller said:

    Catch pen into a crowd pen/tub into a alleyway into a chute and you are working cattle by yourself on your schedule. 

    I generally do my fall cows by myself or one helper to bring them up 

    Take my time, cattle stay calm. 


    last line i am learning

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  5. 1 minute ago, hobbyfarm said:

    Guess it depends on how many cattle you intend to run through it also.  There is a big difference between running 50 head through it vs 500.  The more head obviously the more efficiently needs to play into it. 

    I like an auto catch headgate.

    agreed. we won’t have a large quantity of cows, especially compared to what a lot of you guys have.

    my problem is scheduling help and weather and cows at the same time. we got jack spit for handling equipment now, so it takes 3 or 4 adults and a kiddo or two to get anything accomplished. FIL is getting older and our kids are only ones to show interest in it. i may be over extending it by buying equipment to save me the headaches of schedule conflicts.

    example, cows need to be vaccinated but could t pull it off because everyone busy this weekend. 

    so next weekend will be 30 degrees cooler and muddy. this is hypothetical but could be very accurate

  6. 8 hours ago, twood1954 said:

    I am in the process starting shop build after first of the year if everything goes as planned.  I wonder if anyone has set a couple length of I-beams in concrete floor as point to tie to straight things.  When I was kid the old black smith had beams in floor and would weld fasten hooks to it and uses jack to bend things.  Just looking for suggestion and maybe pictures.  Thanks in advance for help. 

    i’ve seen people have large D rings poured into concrete to run chains to and pull things

  7. 3 hours ago, vtfireman85 said:

    Is this a secret project?… looks covert. 

    the feed being unloaded into dump trailer was a sunday night around 230 in the morning lol.

    and the electrician on the job sucks so lights aren’t there yet. got closer last night—13 exhaust and tunnel fans wired 4 heaters and around 24-30 lights. i’m not sure.

    got controller wired in somehow and it actually works.


    do to covid or whatever reasoning there is for a wire shortage, My OCD will have to take a backseat because the wires going to fans are any and all colors. 

  8. 16 minutes ago, bitty said:

    That's an awesome buck. Congratulations to Luke 

    he is tickled pink. first deer he short may be his biggest. the second may hold record for smallest. 

    he felt really bad about second one but i feel his pain when they are alone it’s hard to judge size, especially 9 year old.

    his mom got to witness it all. this is text i got after Emily tried her best 😂


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  9. we relocated a bunch to a guys house who was mortified of heights and didn’t want to get on his roof a couple octobers ago…..

    must’ve been a hundred people stop in and ask how much he lived our current leadership….. 

    he doesn’t lol

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