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  1. Road trip myself. Heading out tomorrow for the granddaughter's basic graduation Ft. Jackson SC else we could have met up and had a cup. What part of Iowa?
  2. Wall Street Journal had an article some years back where they said there were more herbicides by volume applied in the city of Chicago than all the ag land in Illinois. I don't doubt it either. I knew a guy who lived in a high end Chicago suburb and the neighborhood had contests for the greenest and cleanest lawns. If you have the money, dropping a few hundred every couple weeks is no big deal. Spray the entire 1/2 acre lawn because you saw 2 dandelions.
  3. Not mine, but dad's 560 gas. As I've said many times on here, put it on a hard pull and it would burn valves before the end of the day. I think it was #1 hole, but not sure. I remember dad saying one time it was down that there were engineers from Illinois looking at it and couldn't figure it out. I don't know why he kept it as long as he did and just didn't find a deep hole for that POS. But on the flip side, I loved that tractor. But then, I never used it for heavy tillage like dad did. And no, he never over worked it.
  4. If you are taking I-90>I-29>I-80. Wave when you go by.
  5. Been down that hill many times at Chamberlain. Western Iowa/Eastern Nebraska on one side, and Dakotas, Wyoming, Western Nebraska on the other. Ya gotta see it to understand.
  6. IHRon, when you get to the ranches out west to load, take some pictures. Of the ranch and the loadout chutes/corrals etc. Always like to see good cattle handling setups.
  7. Yep, this time of year, drive past any place along I-80 that has diesel and you'll find a half dozen pots fueling up. IHRon, a couple questions..... Do you guys run together on the interstate? I usually see the pots running 3 or 4 in a group. Dad usually got 2 or 3 loads every fall. They were packed in there. Do those trailers get top heavy when loaded? They are taller than they are wide, and I always wondered if you got white knuckled when going around corners at 70+mph.
  8. It was mentioned above a rendering truck. I have a friend who has a welding shop and much of his business is welding stainless steel. So naturally he does a lot of work around meat. Mostly packing plants, but also a couple rendering plants. He said he was installing some equipment at a rendering plant once and at break time most of the guys were drinking their coffee and eating cookies/snack/etc. while sitting on a swelled up cow etc. Finish their break, and go back to work. I've got a tough stomach, but not sure if it's that tough.
  9. Cat....Same thing here. The guy who installed the septic tank put in a 90 elbow instead of two 45's so when the tank gets full the 90 plugs from house to tank. Septic guy pumped the tank empty, dropped his ladder in , climbed in, ran a snake from the tank to the 90 and opened it up. Just stepped out of the way when it came loose. Climbed out, sat down and drank a cold beer. I guess it is all what you get used to.
  10. "never had a problem before" "don't need a safety rope, this will only take a minute" Not highjacking.... but add PTO's to this list as well. (I've see the result of what happens when someone gets hung up in a PTO shaft). At least in a grain bin you don't have to walk around picking up pieces. Just imagine an on farm IED. Nuff said. Reminds me of a T-shirt I saw years ago..... "It's not that life is short,.....dead is really long"
  11. https://www.vanderbrinkauctions.com/auction/muscle-car-heaven-the-coyote-johnson-collection-auction/
  12. Neighbor and his son stopped in early one morning. Seems the kid took out a 100 feet of fence at dad's place. Said he swerved to miss a deer. I think there were some beverages involved prior to missing the deer. Neighbor is 2 years younger than me. We knew each other all during school. He just grinned and said we were young once too. The kid bought brand new steel posts, stretched the wire banjo tight. Repaired it himself. He was brought up right.
  13. Pickled the zuccini this weekend. Zuccini/red/orange/green bell peppers/onions,/ I had a couple poblano peppers so threw them in too. Turned out pretty good. Next batch I'm going to throw in some celery and red pepper flakes. Never tried adding jalepeno's. Don't mind the heat, just never cared for the flavor.
  14. Usually I'll see something that sounds interesting and if it has a recipe I'll try it. Unless the wife says...."Don't even think about it". Some stuff turns out ok, some not so good. Some sounds better than they taste. I'm probably batting 80/20. Some stuff turned out ok, just not something I'd cook to often. I like deserts (my favorite) ... because I'm Type II diabetic (go figure) I like to try different versions of baked beans. I've tried dozens. My best baked beans don't use a recipe. BBQ, just enough shredded beef to know it's there, shot or so of vinegar. Never the same twice. Salads and different types of potato dishes are fun. Meats I leave up to the wife. Pickles because I love them. I have a great cucumber/onion/pepper recipe that is easy to modify to your taste (add celery/ green beans/ red pepper flakes for some heat, whatever sounds good) and the best part you don't cook them and can actually freeze them. Daughter in Law is giving me some zuccini (sp) . Am going to try pickling some. Not crazy about zuccini bread. Also love to make Date and Walnut bread but nobody likes it but me. Which is fine because it leaves more for me. (warm with lots of butter) Used to get cream from our neighbor and I'd make different flavors of butter..... honey cinnamon on toast... chive/garlic on warm Italian bread, drizzled with just a bit of hot peppered olive oil goes great with steak. .
  15. Ok, you guys started this....... Who on here likes to cook? I enjoy cooking and trying new stuff, but I'm a recipe cook. In other words, I need a recipe to follow. Years ago, one of the guys' wife was a certified chef. She knew all the reasons why you used certain ingedients, or certain spices, and she knew why you used certain combinations. I wish I knew that stuff, but I don't. I enjoy canning also. It always seems that when I cook, I never start out with a big enough bowl, and then end up switching to a bigger one, and then another one, etc.
  16. dads706

    Dry ice....

    Nope, cooking isn't really an option either. Grandma says.... "she'll survive without it" ...
  17. dads706

    Dry ice....

    Doctor, I understand, but it's gotta be this way.
  18. dads706

    Dry ice....

    The oldest granddaughter is graduating from basic in September. She mentioned in a couple letters how she has been craving her grandma's xmas chocolate cake/ mint choc chip ice cream roll. Grandma and I are going to be there for her graduation and I thought about surprising the little turd with it. But the wife and I are going to make a road trip out of it and will take 3-4 days getting there. (Ft. Jackson , SC) so no real way to keep it frozen even if I stop every so often and keep the ice replenished in the cooler. So I thought maybe dry ice, but have never been around the stuff. Does anyone have any experience / knowledge, etc? I'm familiar with liquid nitrogen from when we AI'd the cows, but that isn't an option and it and food even if the food is sealed may not be compatible. Thoughts anyone?
  19. There is a law that says you can only eat ice cream on days that end in 'Y'. I have type II diabetes, but will on occasion fall off the wagon. Schwan's or Blue Bunny Chocolate Chip. But me and ice cream is like an alcoholic and bourbon. I can't just eat a couple dips. Nope, I have to have a heaping bowl. And the bigger the bowl the better.
  20. Wally World used to sell Maglite flashlights. I've got about a half dozen, and I bought a couple for the boys. They are pricy, but heavy duty, and industructable. I've wacked a few snorty cows across the nose and the light never flickered. Stopped in tonight to get one for the wife's new truck. What the H..!! Nothing but cheap plastic junk. I think Bomgaar's carries them. Maybe TSC. Oh well, there is always Amazon...
  21. Just when you thought it couldn't get any crazier...or dumber....or more insane https://www.foxnews.com/politics/san-francisco-board-adopts-new-language-for-criminals-turning-convicted-felon-into-justice-involved-person But then they might tell us they would sell Greenland as long as we guarantee to keep California.... (no offense Tony)
  22. The Montana Department of Employment, Division of Labor Standards claimed a small rancherwas not paying proper wages to his help and sent an agent out to investigate him. GOV'T AGENT: "I need a list of your employees and how much you pay them." RANCHER: "Well, there's my hired hand who's been with me for 3 years. I pay him $200 a week plus free room and board. Then there's the mentally challenged guy. He works about 18 hours every day and does about 90% of all the work around here. He makes about $10 per week, pays his own room and board, and I buy him a bottle of bourbon every Saturday night so he can cope with life. He also sleeps with my wife occasionally." GOV'T AGENT: "That's the guy I want to talk to - the mentally challenged one." RANCHER: "That would be me."
  23. Sat down in front of the TV at noon and was watching President Trump answer questions from reporters. Naturally they were all trying to get his attention to answer their question.... beginning of rant..... they were trying to get his attention....."Mr. Trump", "Donald", "Excuse me" .........left , right , Dem or GOP, like him or not..... he is our president and should be addressed as such..... Mr. President. end of rant
  24. If you can cut it early it makes good hay. Problem is, it grows so darn fast and then it gets tough and maybe sour, and they won't eat it. It grows here alone the creek bottoms. It doesn't like tillage or dry soil I don't think. It likes the wetter ground. At least here. When I had the cows I had a small area of it on some rented pasture. I was rotational grazing so I would overload that patch with cows as soon as it got a foot tall and they would eat it to the ground. As long as the BIL was growing corn/soybeans it wasn't an issue, but as soon as he quit, it took off along the creeks. Maybe try discing the heck out of it in the spring and then spray it with (????)
  25. Hiller. Yep they can get snorty if you catch them on a bad day. I had a bull that was grazing the BIL's corn stubble one winter. He was the only one in that corn field. Since they are herd animals, that may have been the problem. I took the 4-wheeler to round him up. He wanted no part of me. It's a good thing I was not on foot. He was usually good dis-positioned. Don't know what got into him that day, but he was on the hunt. The worst I saw, wife's uncle had a bull get out into the neighbors corn. He called and wanted some help before he did to much damage to the corn. He'd have been better off leaving him there and paid the crop damage. It was about 95 degrees and I'm sure that contributed. Uncle had a new Chevy truck, That bull came charging out of the corn field, head down and hit the passenger door. Backed up and did the same to the front fender, which buckled it into the tire so the truck wouldn't move. By the time he was done, I think the only straight piece of tin was the roof. When he finished, he headed up the lane and back home as if nothing happened. Those two were just pissed off for one reason or another. In high school a classmate had a dairy with a MEAN Holstein bull. I understand they are notorious anyway. But I remember telling that he got out once and the neighbors wouldn't help get him in. They just don't know their strength. I had a 16' gate made out of 2" pipe. I also had a Simmi bull that turned it into a U. And all he did was scratch himself. He just kind of leaned into it and kept scratching. I ended up driving over it with the 1256 to straighten it. Still got the gate and remember it every time I open it.
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