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  1. MTO I learned long ago patent date may not have connection with build date. Mike I can only guess but assume it is post WW2. Because he and his dad bought a new John Deere hillside combine in 47 and several years latter bought another and did a lot outside harvesting. But he had no interest in mechanics or equipment. He was a horsemen/cowboy cattleman. His brother was the family mechanic and liked anything mechanical. I have a Proto ratchet that a newer version of Plumb. The name change is the only difference I see. i don't use the Plumb sockets until I really need a thin walled socket. And then very carefully.
  2. ๐Ÿ™ Hope your in shape for that milestone day coming soon. At least pacing ๐Ÿ˜‰ is not part of the birthing process anymore.๐Ÿคฃ
  3. So are they museum pieces? Since you implied that you did not buy them in 1914,but you are so sure of the year. So you teased are they yours? One of my prized things is dad's Plumb 1/2 inch drive set in the original box.
  4. Praying for all of you. Long way till it's back too normal a lot of times. Local hay trucker feel of the top of a load tying it down. They put him in a coma for a long time,was several years before he could drive again. Hoping this is much faster healing.
  5. ray54

    Bar names

    There is a little burg that is not really a town with The Longbranch and the Loading Chute which as has real good food. I don't know if this Longbranch came with the TV show or not. The fair grounds has the Watering Hole. And up the road at the San Miguel Mission(from Spanish days) there is the Elk Horn. And with literally 100's of winery's there is Grave Yard Sellers next to a old country cemetery that is still used.
  6. By looks of the straps you been showing them off for years.Do you have the rowels nice and loose ๐Ÿ˜‰ so you can jingle and jangle a nice tune??? ๐Ÿคฃ
  7. ๐Ÿ™For your friend and his family. ๐Ÿ™ For you to have the right thing to say.
  8. Ok you have convinced me,๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜ต but......but .......$700. Until my almost 20 year old Craftsman 19.2 batteries and tools fail. ๐ŸคฃMaybe they will be even better in a few years.
  9. The old California Vaqueros idea was, If you could not do it horseback it did not need doing. Don't mow the weeds until they are dead and dry,only do it once a year. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I know not so easy where it rains all summer.
  10. Shop built bare root tree lifter.You can see the U shaped cutter that is under the tree roots,the fingers sticking out the back pushes them up more. A neighbor has a very old U under cutter a old time family used in tree nursery. Probably pulled with horses when new. Then a Cat 22 and finally IH TD 9. Now the old under cutter has been revived again. Made to bolt up to a small V ripper frame. Pulled with a Fiat built New Holland crawler with 3 point.Used to remove grape vines. After cutting roots a dozer with brush rake piles them to burn. The new bare root vine have about a foot of root,and about the same above ground. So any tractor will be high enough to not cause damage to the new vines. Just trees need to be cut at 2 to 3 feet deep and have the clearance under tractor to clear 4 or 5 foot tale trees.
  11. ray54

    Stu's pics

    So he has other things to bat back and forth with his co host. They did a show on her home of Moline IL and JD. Her dad was in management at Deere.
  12. My dad always started with corn flakes, then a plate of bacon, eggs, and toast. My wife eats cold cereal and milk any time of the day. I am a got to have breakfast guy, but I have eaten about any leftover in the refrigerator for breakfast. My wife liked to leave for her teaching job at 5.30 after the kids were in high school. They were not into breakfast,so as soon as they were all out of the way,I got breakfast. If no leftovers that suited my taste, would scramble all manor of things with eggs and toast,or fry up potatoes and bacon. Pizza, and many different casseroles were good breakfast food in my book.
  13. Completed Valentine's day giving today by hauling in to more rusted out water troughs,๐Ÿ˜‰ and filled them composted BS.๐Ÿคฃ Very poor dirt in the yard of the house here. We both grow different vegetables just cause we like to. They grow much better where gophers cannot get to them and barn and corral need a bit of cleaning anyway. For years when we lived in a different house I got a rose bush to plant for Valentines day or our anniversary which on Monday will be 41 years. But there is not many places to plant more at this place.
  14. Atila I agree with you on taking money out of campaigns. County Supervisors races here are going to cost $200,000 plus. And a lot of the money coming from out of the area people wanting to sell ground water or grow cannibals. But also tired of Tom Steyer and Bloomberg each having 4 or 5 commercials per hour on all TV stations. They have it to waste, could stop them spending their own money.
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