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  1. Jesus wept......and you have the temerity to whine about geriatrics....??.. ...you should be bloody pleased there are few good folk on this site who have yet to lose their cognitive ability to transcend this tuneless sycophantic dirge ....dirge which no doubt is propagated by a ''higher power'' which reduces the dim witted amongst us.....to the level of an early left wing homo erectus.... ...Yes Runner ...a good bloke whom I could talk firearms all day, to....very sad to you sinking to the depths of ''musical '' depravity....and you realise there are others on this site with the same affliction Sad.... ...Wether or not these unfortunate victims of the dirge , can get back up or not...is any bodies guess Mike
  2. ....some time ago...Ace.....you contemplated pulling the pin on the Red Power site......given the above comment...and considering your current state of mind...I think you should re consider those thoughts..... Your friend Mike
  3. yeah...come on down to New Zealand ...and have a good time hunting here...come and sit around a camp fire and I can introduce you to the smell of silver beech smoke and billy tea..... Mike ....and show you my anvil ...and some American axe's.....and my American lever firearms......and my Chinese made Milwaukee battery powered tools...sigh
  4. Australia has some big trees...still upright over in South Western Australia....I don't about any other place..We have some huge trees i n NZ....and whats left of the native indigenous are protected....or...there is a major hurdle to over come to fell any of these remnants ..pictured is the humble ''Monterey Pine'' an insipid apology for a conifer in its Southern California home.... but in New Zealand they bloody grow like weeds ...anywhere...and this no doubt is an old planting/....perhaps 120 yrs old but it is massive...this down at the Rainbow Station ''wet' farm Mike
  5. ..is the word ''would'' significant , Lance ??? ,,,so pleased to have caught up with him....in 2015 Mike .
  6. Gheez Ace...what ever gave you that blasphemous thought ???? pensioners have feelings to, you know..... I am totally politically correct..... ...a traditional conservative..not some new age ''woke '' wanker...so I believe I would fit in with any of you good ol' hillbillys.... Mike
  7. ...our neighbours D2 has a twelve volt starter , Ray......works a treat .. ...won't cut it on the old D7 though..... Mike
  8. ...couple of points there Art.....you have made the presumption that I may be ''stalling'' in respect of learning a language that the English Linguistic help create for 13% of our population...this many years gone..... Well..you are 100% correct I belong to the older..Conservative group of Kiwi's.....We have a cartel of Socialist hags pushing their unwanted agenda on the peasants....ideaology that has only destructive and divisive accord ...which seems to be the new 'normal'' in all our respective countries...This agenda in respect of so called indigenous people is tearing our little country apart....These left wing clowns here have re written our history...to make it all warm and fuzzy...so you cannot read about the early Maori getting a protein boost from a neighbouring tribe..."'eats...roots and leaves '' was the axiom that defined early ''homo erectus'' in New Zealand ( NB) I am just over this bullshit Art..the entitlement of various sectors.. so many useless young people....you cannot voice your displeasure in the media any longer..or the '''hate speech '' police'person' will bash your door down.....anyone wanting a ''partner'' needs to check the prospective partners plumbing set up....The health and safety brigade that has gone nuts...this constant brain washing about the flu..the climate ...petrol running at north of $11.00 NZ per imperial gallon...after the socialists in a breathtaking blow to the peasants killed our oli refinery and shut downour oil wells and gas fields etc etc etc ....no doubt about it..the Venezuela 'blue print '' is the way forward for the socialists ...and now the Maori language is all over the TV..and could be made compulsory in schools..this at a time where our education standards have declined alarmingly Mike NB.....that 'quote' applies to tthe ground bird called the Kiwi.....however in the '' roots...eats and leaves'' order...which , of course is no longer socially acceptable..applied to the ''early settlers ''...For the non Australasians here.....it translates to exchange body fluids ...then feast upon the luckless victim...............
  9. ...Sorry !!.....it was a direct start on diesel.... 817 engine , I guess ??.....about mid sixties as I recall....I would have been in my early twenties.....thus the excitement factor would have way exceeded the ''specification'' detail.... Mike
  10. ..might have done a bit more hard graft than the Big Guy..Jeeper...suspect he may have been kept in the dark and feed fecal matter you know..like a Toads Tool..... Mike
  11. ....a 1937 Chevrolet..with a NZ made steel bogie's used as a logging tractor circa 1944 at Mamaku central North Island..... Mike
  12. ......I read this this morning....just want to add my 🙏 and support for another old friend on the Red Power "family " site , Rick .......this problem is endemic ..everywhere...so wishing you the best ..for this unwanted battle.... Mike
  13. ...I trust that shot wasn't wasted ?? ....did you have a cardboard 'cut out' of your favourite ''infamous pensioner '' to shoot at ??? ..other wise ...very good ... Mike
  14. ..absolutely....I have a half inch and a three eighths one ..Both have worked for me for many many years....and...most importantly....they have the legend ..''.Made in USA '' on them...that alone, my friend , is the very first reason to purchase them .... Mike
  15. ....back to trucks ..an early Republic truck, with solid rubber tyres..carting log's ...well one at a time Photo taken in 1927 in the upper half of the North Island NZ The truck / jinker unit featured a sliding draw bar !!! Mike
  16. ..no worries there....sadly the very old colour slides have sort of darkened a lot over the last fifty plus years.... Mike
  17. Jeeper...you mentioned the British Navy and 'mast' timber....well the same illustrious outfit also 'raped' thousands of New Zealand's Kauri trees for their masts...These trees just grew in the top half of the North Island...and as such what with the Poms and their ships and the demand from the huge fires in San Francisco (?) in the early 1900 's there is only remnant Kauri left ...... Couple of pics of IH equipment being used in yesteryear for logging.... ............and if you notiiced those pictures I posted recently re the trip down into the Marlborough Sounds ...there is still a huge steam winch ...abandoned years gone ...high up on the top of a ridge between two large bays....and part of the tram line down into one of those bays..the old winch hauled logs up then they hurtled down into an area and were loaded on to a barge .... I have not seen this !!! but the manager of the property assures me this stuff is all there..doubt if my legs want to claw my way up to that ridge... !! Mike
  18. ..no real four legged predators down under...however mature wild pigs will start cleaning up the 'afterbirth'...then graduate to eating the new born lambs...so there is always good keen young pig hunters to eradicate those particular animals ...can't offer any suggestions re the 'ultra sound'.... all the female sheep and cattle are scanned......seem 's to be a very quick and efficient process...usually be the female vet's...I have watched one lady scan the cattle ...as fast as we can push them through to the head stall ..she has them scanned...wears a special head gear in which is a screen and other data....so she looks at that seconds after introducing the ''probe '' thingy into the animal...probe is removed and on to the next animal..that quick....guess it is exactly the same for you blokes...as in the farmers (!! )...very quick etc but vets always cost big dollars... Mike
  19. ...sheep heading ..'out the back ''
  20. ...yeah...that sounds good...with your intensive care of your ewe's....that lambing percentage is quite possible... If you ''scanned '' the ewes...you would know exactly what to expect !! There are three big flocks of sheep on this place It is actually three big farms in total ..plus a smaller one... The big outfits are called 'Stations',,,and each place runs about 3500 breeding ewes plus replacements...The lambing this year (spring, just gone....).. came out at 141%....and remember there is a lot of ''rough' country on this place...just on 2200 acres for the sheep and cattle plus another vast amount for 'run' cattle only NZ used to have over 70 million sheep..now Asians ....pine trees and Social Govt's that number is well under 50 million....and...the big issue is ''coarse breed wool '' is waaaay out of favour with all the world...Arguably , the best fibre of all for ''you name it...wool will do it ''...but it actually ''costs'' the Station's to shear the sheep... The blokes who own the very high ..as in elevation ...and dry, high country Stations, run Merino sheep...a very fine wool and that is worth the dollars.....The likes of where I work...it is the lambs that fetch the dollars...last year averaged $158.00 NZD's at around 40 lb carcass weight ..on the hook... Apologies for boring the socks of you.....its raining down under today...thus no seed drilling...again......... Mike
  21. ...this seems to be a site to deviate slightly on...in respect of the content !! I have a lot more truck pictures to come...as I un-scramble hundreds of 35 mm slides picture of an AD7 Fiat (Allis ) that I had for many years...dragging some questionably ''legal '' native logs from our property...some years ago.....I used the timber to line out the inside of our house...at the time t'other pics are the D7 and the Cat 930 loader tearing down our sheds after a major flood in 1976...(no talk of globull warming back then.....) Mike
  22. You certainly have packed some ''learnings '' into your farming life, Ace...from neat old trucks...rice production and interesting associated machinery...and your stock management is obviously very evident...... ...so by implication ...and from your experience with the ''robe V the zipper '' ....have you had many issues of scrotal mange.,,,,,,,,,,, ............I am , of course, referring to your herd sire...... Mike
  23. hobbyfarm...on the Stations , where I 'work ' pregnant ewes....all are scanned and the ones with triplets are separated out into their own paddock prior to lambing ...this year there 150 ewes in that mob...most all triplets survived... you will do well to achieve 200% lambing ....but I guess on a well managed small mob, that is quite possible...problem with big mobs of several thousand....it is easy to miss a a ewe with a problem..or locate a ''miss-mothered '' lamb so as with any live stock operation....there is always ''dead stock'' for many and various reasons .... Mike
  24. happy birthday to all the luminaries named above... November has proved to be a very popular bd month !!! Mike
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