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  1. NH3 is all that is used here. Maybe a little side dress Urea. But ZERO liquid as the main source. My renter will dribble some liquid micro nutrients with a splash of starter at planting but just enough to give it a quick start. (partly due to the fact that his SIL is the area agronomist/chemical guy)
  2. Doesn't look like she knows much about tractors. Looks more like dairy to me. Though not sure how long that udder would hold up. Of course it may have already been 'enhanced' just for the show ring and not actually for daily use.
  3. Good gawd the thought of it is gonna give me worse nightmares than watching the news........
  4. My gut tells me that could be a very expensive UBER ride.
  5. Anybody have one, or can provide me some info? Or just the Ford F-150 Platinum in general. I'm not real crazy about anybody's hybrid vehicles. The wife may be slipping to the dark side. (I've owned 2 Ford trucks..... #1 is probably still running somewhere, and #2 was a happy day when it left my sight)
  6. We have the largest (and it is expanding) Menards distribution center as well as their door manufacturing plant. 2 shifts and sometimes 3. The last I heard, they were offering $15-$20 starting per hour to drive a fork lift, and can't get any takers.
  7. Kind of off the thread, but if you want to see what this looks like, go to Mexico City sometime.
  8. Only 1,269 more days..... (poof)
  9. The wife's truck is a 2017 High Country. Just turned 12k on the odometer. Has never had a snowflake hit it and has probably been rained on twice. Have enough other vehicles that it sits in the garage from Oct-April. Told her today that with the price of used vehicles it would probably sell for more than we paid for it. That may not have been the thing to tell her. She is now in the..."maybe we should see how they would trade on a new one" mode. Probably will go looking in the next week or two. It could get scary and painful. Oh well, it's her money. I kinda like my '82 GMC farm
  10. Drove past a mid-sized Ford dealer this morning..... wife asked if they were closed.... I looked and where they usually had 25-30 pickups..... they had 2...yep 2.
  11. Plex-i-glass will turn yellow. Lexan is stronger and will stay clear. Lexan is used in greenhouses. Pricey, but anything worth it always is.
  12. What happened the last time was that some of the BTO's and wanna be BTO's forward contracted new crop at big dollars, then ran cash rent sky high to pick up more land. They then milked the residual fertilizer for a year. When prices came down they re-figured cash rent so they could keep the land, or just walked away and let somebody else apply build it back up.
  13. Lorenzo, surely they aren't farming that unless the buyer already had a bunch paid for.? I assume it is under a pivot. I've seen $12,500 1/4 mile from me. That was when corn was $8. I was offered a poor 80 a mile from me just the other day. He told me to make an offer. I'm afraid if I offered what it was worth the guy would probably never speak to me again. My guess is it will easily bring north of $10. And that is this month. Next month may be altogether different. I'd like to have it, but it will take a lot of work and $$ (mostly $$) to get it in shape.
  14. What are these rakes called? I'm dozing 1/2 acre of trees to make an orchard and plan on mowing it as well. I'd like to maybe find one to rent to clean up the sticks etc that will be left behind from the dozing/chain sawing/stump burying/brush burning.etc. Thanks
  15. dads706

    Rocks

    Not trying to rub it in to you rock pickers, but in my part of Iowa, the only way to get a rock is to go somewhere and buy one. The only rocks I have ever picked were the ones I picked while on vacation to bring home for the wife's flower gardens. Dad had a well drilled back in about 1960 or so...... 80 feet or so before they hit water, and the only thing between the grass on top and the water below was 80 feet of dirt.
  16. According to Iowa Fish and Game, that is a dog. Don't you know what a dog looks like?
  17. Youngest son said that the majority of the new Mack's are all coming with some sort of automatic transmission in them (it sounds like some sort of power shift) because nobody can shift anymore. They have one fleet owner that usually has one truck in the shop getting clutch or transmission repair. They just keep rotating. Fix one and bring in another. He said that some drivers they won't even let drive around the lot for fear of them hitting something. They will make them part the truck and the mechanics will move them where they need them. And never ask them to back up!! The storie
  18. These were the standard for manure spreaders in this area. I think every farmer had one or two. We had one that was always parked next to the hog house (farrowing) and the other one was used for hog finishing and cattle barn. If I had a dollar for every pitchfork full I pitched into them.
  19. 50 years. The woman is a saint. She has had 101 reasons to send my azz packing.
  20. We all know about dimensional lumber...... but, 3/4" Oak plywood is $70 a sheet and going higher. I have a bunch of 3/4" Birch that I bought when it was $42 a sheet and I thought I was getting screwed then. Now it looks cheap. Twisted/cracked/used landscape timbers (railroad ties) are $25 a piece.
  21. Glad someone added the above....... I grew up on the stuff that you could either drink it or use it to patch the roof, fix leaky cattle tanks, etc. Why would anyone ruin good roofing tar by adding cream or sugar? Tried Bailey's a time or two and all that does is ruin both products. I've been inside a Starbuck's ONCE. I ordered 'black coffee', and I think they had to find someone who knew what I was talking about.
  22. Lorenzo, you forgot to add that they would break into your shop, steal the tools you used to build the chicken coop. As well as anything that can be used to cook meth.
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