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  1. Request for thoughts and prayers.

    Prayers... Sid
  2. milk price for jan.

    In ordinary times I would agree with this, however I don’t think this is ordinary times. Take a look at cow prices for example, when cow prices take a drastic downturn than how much equity does that erase from your balance sheet? When the best of farms are on the razors edge trying to grow their farm as quickly as possible and than you lose 50% (?) of your equity because of a “ correction “ in cattle prices, that’s going to make a lot of bankers nervous. Nervous bankers aren’t your friend any business let alone the dairy business. Just my 2 cents Sid
  3. National Farm Machinery Show

    That’s what I thought you meant
  4. National Farm Machinery Show

    For spectators?
  5. Frozen septic lines

    If you make an adapter to go from a garden hose to an air hose, you will use less water, but it’s harder to push because it likes to coil up on itself, tie it to a drain snake. Or, better yet, let the “ experts” do it!
  6. Why, when you’re cold and in a hurry...

    Boy, am I glad I’m not the only one that’s found something to be so simple turn into a major challenge! Now, if only I can get my socks on...🤪
  7. Why, when you’re cold and in a hurry...

    Double post- please delete
  8. Been meaning to change my pickup oil for awhile now but been putting it off waiting for a chance to be able to put it inside to do it. Well, today wasn’t that bad a day weather wise so I decided to deal with it, after all what’s it going to take- 1/2 hour at best? Boy was I ever wrong! I drove the truck up on blocks so I can get my butt under it with winter bibs and coat on, managed to get the filter changed with out too big a mess, but my hands were getting cold so I went over to my outside furnace and warmed them up while checking the wood supply. So far so good, this is where things went sideways. I couldn’t find my 9/16 wrench which managed to grow legs on me, so in my haste I grabbed a pair of vice grips, I mean who wants to waste time looking for a wrench?( hindsight here!) So I managed to get the oil plug loose without too much boogering of the head up, and proceeded to take the plug out thinking this is going good, I’ll be done in no time now( mistake number 2) Grabbing the drain pail to catch the oil , I managed to get my head in the way and took an oil facial over the side of my face and glasses, all the while still fumbling with the oil pail and plug. Still optimistic that it wasn’t that bad, yet... I managed to contain most of the remaining oil in the pail, and thought I might as well squirm out from under here and get cleaned up and find a proper wrench to put the plug back in with. This is where things went sideways-fast! I washed up, and grabbed the proper wrench and stumbled upon a piece of plywood I can use for another project/repair. So I grab it with one hand, holding the wrench and plug in the other... or so I thought. I have spent an hour and a half looking for that stupid oil plug! Finally gave up and went to the auto parts store to buy one only to find there are six different plugs for that truck, and wouldn’t you know the one I need isn’t the one I took...grrr! Now, I’m sitting here looking for the old plug while my loving wife has gone to exchange the new one for another new one in hopes it will fit. Ill be damned if I can find that stupid plug, It’s like it vanished into thin air or something... What a day this has turned into... Sid
  9. Been meaning to change my pickup oil for awhile now but been putting it off waiting for a chance to be able to put it inside to do it. Well, today wasn’t that bad a day weather wise so I decided to deal with it, after all what’s it going to take- 1/2 hour at best? Boy was I ever wrong! I drove the truck up on blocks so I can get my butt under it with winter bibs and coat on, managed to get the filter changed with out too big a mess, but my hands were getting cold so I went over to my outside furnace and warmed them up while checking the wood supply. So far so good, this is where things went sideways. I couldn’t find my 9/16 wrench which managed to grow legs on me, so in my haste I grabbed a pair of vice grips, I mean who wants to waste time looking for a wrench?( hindsight here!) So I managed to get the oil plug loose without too much boogering of the head up, and proceeded to take the plug out thinking this is going good, I’ll be done in no time now( mistake number 2) Grabbing the drain pail to catch the oil , I managed to get my head in the way and took an oil facial over the side of my face and glasses, all the while still fumbling with the oil pail and plug. Still optimistic that it wasn’t that bad, yet... I managed to contain most of the remaining oil in the pail, and thought I might as well squirm out from under here and get cleaned up and find a proper wrench to put the plug back in with. This is where things went sideways-fast! I washed up, and grabbed the proper wrench and stumbled upon a piece of plywood I can use for another project/repair. So I grab it with one hand, holding the wrench and plug in the other... or so I thought. I have spent an hour and a half looking for that stupid oil plug! Finally gave up and went to the auto parts store to buy one only to find there are six different plugs for that truck, and wouldn’t you know the one I need isn’t the one I took...grrr! Now, I’m sitting here looking for the old plug while my loving wife has gone to exchange the new one for another new one in hopes it will fit. Ill be damned if I can find that stupid plug, It’s like it vanished into thin air or something... What a day this has turned into... Sid
  10. Well Water Bladder Tank Issues

    You should be able to just replace your tank without getting into anything else, whether to go bigger or smaller would be up to you though. One thing I’ve heard is to set your pressure around 3psi lower than your cut off switch- idk why but I think it has something to do with fighting your cut off switch/pump Are you sure your calculation is right? Seems to me IF your 82 gallon tank served you fine you could just switch it out with another 82 gallon tank. Sid
  11. The Passing of a Forum Member

    The sudden losses are the hardest ones, so sad reading this. Been there, done that as my brother was 19 when he passed. My condolences for you and your family
  12. 20 Most Important Red Tractors

    Can’t forget about the hydrostatic tractors
  13. Weather sayings and other quotes.....

    Yup! I’ve heard that one too!
  14. Roller Crimper

    Jeff, try this link. The JD with the White planter in the second video is what we used on tall rye. Sid http://blog.uvm.edu/cvcrops/category/no-till-2/
  15. Older hybrid reliability?

    My wife leased a new Acadia and is pulling mid to high twenties to low thirties and she doesn’t baby it. I know it’s not what you asked, but these newer vehicles are getting better every year...