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  1. Troy I was looking through my old photobucket files and came up with this Minneapolis Moline Uni combine. Enjoy!!
  2. Those two Jersey's look nice!!! Don't blame the cow for dropping a bull calf. It's the Sire's fault .
  3. Troy, Minneapolis Moline devolved the uni system and sold it for several years. Combine, corn sheller, corn picker, forage harvester, hay bailer and manure spreader were all available with the MM uni. Apparently sales were disappointing for MM so they sold the system to New Idea.
  4. What's that green stuff out in that field??? Wait could that bee a green pasture field??? It's been so long since I've see bear ground.
  5. Thanks Troy, you very well summed up and confirmed what my thoughts were. Looks like you have a fine heard of cows.
  6. Troy do you suppose that with breading the butterfat content of the average Holstein has been brought up to near that of the average Jersey? With more Holstein's in the country I can see where there would be more potential for breed improvement.
  7. Dad was a dairy man, he loved his girls. Not real big but we were Grade A right to the end. I helped with the heard till I got out of farming in 1984. Dad also sold the heard and went out of the dairy business at that time. Hard times had hit and changes were needed in order for the farm to servive at all. About a month after dad sold out the President announced the Dairy Heard Reduction Program. Just dad's luck. We had 10 stantions along the west wall of the barn and another 5 along the south wall. Milked around 40 head of Jerseys with 3 De Leval pail milkers and 2 extra pails to change over to. Carried the milk up from the barn about 30 yards to the milkhouse to strain into the bulk tank. I can still recall the Christmas morning that my sister Susie and I got up 2 hrs before dad to suprise him. We were finishing up before he got to the barn. That is a Christmas presant a dairy farmer will never forget. My Grandpa Schlegel told my dad when he was young that he kept cows to teach him patience. Years later Dad said the same thing of me....
  8. That is quite an impressive straw stack Gary. It reminds me of what I have always heard about thrashing days in our community. My dad always told that grandpa was the one who operated the stacker when they were threshing. Once in a while someone would make claim that Roy {grandpa had a lazy man's job} When that was said Grandpa told the gang that anyone could run the stacker that wanted to and he'd do any other duty that needed to be done on the crew. That said, some one would respond, No Roy you stay on the stacker. You make good tight stacks that don't blow away and shed water real well. What little I know about thrashing I have picked up thrashing oats for fun with a cousin, and at a thrasher man's reunion or so. In both cases the stacker was left unattended. So I don't really know if it was vital to some one constantly tending the stacker or not. Dad also told that the community thrashing ring blamed Grandpa for breaking it up. Grandpa was the first member of the ring to go out and buy a new fangled combine.
  9. Here's a photo from Guy Fay and Andy Kraushaar's "Farmall Letter Series Originality Guide" Showint "The Jar" on a Super W6 TA Diesel. I thought you guys would enjoy it while discussing The Jar. None of our tractors ever had The Jar either. But I'm starting to wounder if there are more of them around now then ever, thanks to our reproduction parts suppliers making them so available.
  10. Loadstar, if you look at the truck at the right hand side of the photo that Gary posted, it too has a tarp over the hood. wonderful photo Gary .
  11. Roger, Matt, and Bill sum The Reaper up very well. One of the best quality posters on the forum.

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