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Skagit Farmer

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About Skagit Farmer

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    LaConner, WA
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    Outdoors, Farming, Fixing up old equipment

    79 International 884
    67 Farmall 706 310 German Diesel
    64 Farmall 706 gasser
    39 Farmall H
    43 Farmall H
    47 Farmall H
    42 Farmall A
    44 Farmall M
    36 Farmall F-12

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  1. Got a 1967 Farmall 706 w/310 diesel. Clutch has serious slippage so I'm gearing up to split and replace. Not my first rodeo with this kind of work, but first with this tractor. I would like to have parts here so when I get started I can get 'er done. In searching for parts it appears there are several designs in clutch discs. Thought I might get some opinions and/or recommendations on which would be considered "best". Thanks.
  2. When you incentivize certain behaviors you will get more of them. I will guarantee that when it was announced that the medical business will receive more money for deaths coded as "Covid" there were meetings in every hospital and medical system in the country where they directed all the doctors who work for them to code as many deaths as "Covid" as possible. The number of deaths is greatly inflated. There is a difference between dying "from Covid" and dying "with Coivid".
  3. I have come to the conclusion that the word "Safety" is the most dangerous word in the english language.
  4. "Yesterday my wife and my mother who work for different school districts received a letter essentially forbidding them to leave their houses over thanksgiving, no travel, no celebrations with people outside your household, no dining out etc." Or what?
  5. Here on the left coast it seems the idiocy starts in California and then the governors of Washington and Oregon, not to be outdone, rush to prove they can be just as stupid as the governor of California. It's like a contest. By the way we are celebrating Thanksgiving with the family and Christmas too despite the dictates from the dim bulb in Olympia.
  6. My wife is from Wisconsin, all her family is there. I'm lifelong resident of Washington State, which is where we reside. Her niece had a baby 7 weeks ago. She is currently working from home due to the virus BS. She is telling my wife that by Wisconsin law she HAS to put her new child in day care if she is working from home. Is this true???? She has to put her newborn child in daycare because she is working from home? Her employer has no problem with her tending to her baby while working. I'm sorry, if this is true I am aghast, even here on the left coast I've never heard of such a thin
  7. A neighbor a couple miles down the road has had a big 4x8' Trump sign in front of their property. I drive by it all the time and it has been vandalized several times. Spraypainted, smashed, etc. They replaced the original one as it had been damaged beyond repair. Two days ago I drive by and the new sign has had a rope tied to it and pulled over and destroyed. As I went about my business I kept thinking about it and on my way back home I did something I have never done before. I stopped at their place, knocked on the door, told them I'm sorry they are having to put up with this BS. I kno
  8. For 35 years I worked in the oil industry. We used respirators (masks) often. Because of this I have taken every class that for respirator use that exists. Every year I had to wear a respirator and be hooked up to a machine that measured how effective certain masks were on me personally. Any paper or cloth respirators were actually forbidden in the facility I worked at because they had been proven to not be much better than no respirator at all. Now this was all to protect me from particle sizes much larger than a virus particle. Everything we are being told about the effectiveness of pa
  9. Agree, except the public health departments are under the direction of the politicians. Politicians have discovered that they can implement their agenda, which they otherwise would not be able to, by using "public health mandates". By using these mandates, their state constitution, the United States constitution, laws, rules and regulations are rendered null and void. Witness gun violence being declared a public health hazard, racism is a public health hazard, etc. They have found the "magic wand" to get what they want and I expect it to be used more in the future.
  10. Shortages, bare store shelves, get in line in the hope you can get what you need. Not the America of plenty I grew up in. The politicians overreaction to the virus has turned us into what we used to see in the old Soviet Union.
  11. A month ago I bought 3/4 T&G plywood subfloor - $28.00 a sheet. Needed 6 sheets of 3/4 CDX to finish project last week - $46.00 a sheet. A month ago Doug Fir 2 x 4 x 8' - $4.00. Needed a few more so called lumber yard to check price, now $6.00. Took an hour to get to yard, price went up to $7.00. Price gouging.
  12. I wear bibs nearly every day. I like the striped Key bibs but they seem to wear out fairly quickly. May have to go back to Carharts as they last a lot longer.
  13. Oven cleaner. Most brands of oven cleaner are basically Sodium Hydroxide. Sodium Hydroxide is very effective in tearing apart organic molecules, which is what most stains in the shower are. Have used it many times in our shower and tub for bad stains. I would advise testing a small area first. Also do not get it into your eyes! Major eye damage will result.
  14. Roger on the weather. I've got 2 fields that are headed out. Would still make some good hay, but if it goes another couple weeks won't be worth much.
  15. Chickens are easy to raise. They don't care about fancy, the fancy coops are for the owners to look at. We usually have between 10 and 15 hens depending on the season and mortality. Our coop is 6' x 8' and is big enough for that many birds. Outside fenced area is 15' x 20'. I think one nesting box per 2 hens is plenty. A 2x4 running along one side of the coop about a foot off the ground will give them a perch to sleep on. Now when they are of laying age you will get about one egg per hen per day, so take that into account. A dozen eggs per day is a lot of eggs, unless you are a big eg
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