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  1. This is my latest one with the new forge battery. I haven’t used it a whole bunch yet but happy with my purchase so far. I have 2 of the 2nd gen 1/2” m18 impacts as well. They’ve been excellent tools. 5 years of trouble free use.
  2. I liked this post but I must say I’m jealous at the same time lol. I was thinking we had around 1/2” of rain bit I went for a drive today into Melfort to pick up some parts and groceries. Safe to say it was a lot more then that. There was actually water running in the ditches and a lot of the low spots had standing water in them like a downpour in June. Talked to the guys in Melfort at Thomas motors(Polaris dealer) and they had 1.5 inches there. Heard talk of a inch in other places. Not a flake of snow fell 😢. Grid roads were actually dry and not even icy today. Highway was wet and when I came home I could tell it was starting to freeze. Could feel it was slippery under foot while driving.
  3. Still raining. Yard is muddy and icy all at the same time. Virtually no traffic going on the road by home today.
  4. It really varies on the river here with ice on the river. Closer to the forks it’s still about half open. Maybe more after this warm weather. It’s been raining since about 4:00 this morning. Looks more like June out the front window then dec.
  5. Yea I’m not really sure what’s pushing prices down. Just no one buying I guess. Hopefully the New Years brings some promising prices again. Time will only tell I guess. Calling for a chance of snow tomorrow now so maybe things will finally look a little bit white. Got the last of my snowmobile trails cleared a couple days ago so that’s ready for snow anyways. Still have my old sled torn apart. Waiting on parts yet. Pulled the starter out of it tonight. Brushes are worn and one of the magnets let loose. Time for a new one I guess. Spent a lot of money on the older sled this fall so hopefully it’s good for a while now again. Was in picking up some stuff from a friend of ours the other day and spied a socket set I’d been looking for. Gave me a good deal so I grabbed it to go along with my new impact. Never used any of their sockets before so hoping they stand up.
  6. No I didn’t even really look to tell you the truth. Skimmed through the listing yesterday and looked like some cheaper stuff but I didn’t got back through today at all. With grain prices falling daily we’ll just hang tight for now I think. Our old junk will go another year if it has to lol. (Least I hope it will lol) Hopefulky that cold passes quickly. Been good here so far. Last cold I had was when Covid went though a little over a year and a half ago. Thankfully never slowed us down much at all.
  7. Yea I don’t know what to make of these markets anymore. Down a buck a buck a bushel from what I sold 2 weeks ago. Seems like there’s no rhyme or reason to it anymore just randomly moves. One day it’s up 50-60 cents then the next it’s down 80. My concern is that come jan 1 it’ll drop a bunch more and won’t recover. That’s what happened last year with wheat. Still sitting on some because if it.
  8. Still waiting here. Cooled off a little bit the last week but nothing to exciting yet. Hasn’t even hit 0°F yet. Almost 40 for the high on Tuesday they’re saying now. Still nothing for snow, at least nothing to get excited about. Long term forecast only shows a inch or two. Not sure we’ll get a white Christmas this year. Doesn’t look promising for snowmobiling for the next 3 weeks anyways.
  9. Our best ones the handles have gotten rotten. Have a couple of longer ones and one metal stihl one that work but they’re kind of a pain to use too with the longer length. The nice short ones were easier to handle.
  10. Still use our saw tooth tool once a year usually. Used to be twice but we don’t cut as much anymore.
  11. Our Morris rod weeded is probably a prime example of that. Everyone had one at one time here but now they get sold for scrap price or less. Lots have been cut up and salvaged for the steel in them and hyd components. Don’t have any pics of ours but it’s still here. Last time I used it was probably 20 years ago. I was never a believer in it but some swore by them.
  12. They have to be pretty bright to show up like this in person. I have seen it though. Maybe not the red so much but definitely the bright neon green. The long time exposure on the camera definitely makes them appear brighter. Still makes for some nice photos though. It’s just that for the people who don’t understand it, it makes them think they missed out on the greatest thing on earth. It was neat to see the red colors again though. Haven’t seen them in ages.
  13. Anyone else watching the northern lights tonight? Apparently they were out real bright this morning. Was cloudy last night so we couldn’t see them then at all. Coming down from the shop tonight they were out so I grabbed a few pics on my way down.
  14. All of our prices north of the border are down 3-4 dollars a bushel too. Seems people aren’t hungry anymore. China is buying from Australia again is one thing they’re blaming it on here.
  15. The DuPont overhaul always scares me a bit. I’d almost prefer to see it in its working clothes. It does Appear to be in decent shape but I agree it is a bit high. Prices have been going up though. You know the old saying though, a fool and his money are soon parted.
  16. Well how can a group of grumpy old guys on the internet compete with that ehh 😂😂 Good to hear he’s keeping well. Tell him I say hi.
  17. We’ve had a little bit of work done in shops and have some private guys that run their own shops do some work for us. Overall we haven’t had any bad experiences. I do pretty much all of our repair work but I must admit as I get older I’m getting tired of it. Need a bigger shop so I can spread the workload out into the winter more. It all gets crammed into the summer months usually and doesn’t leave much time for anything else. This summer was worse with the major combine repairs. My brother was traveling down to Arizona about 20 years ago with his mid 90tys Toyota 4 runner. He got out into the middle of no where and the serpentine belt started to go I think was the problem. Got to a major center where he could get one and the shop tied to convince him that he needed a water pump too. Said nope just change the belt. Many thousands of kms later he sold it with the same water pump on it yet still running strong.
  18. Haven’t heard from Dale in Quebec lately either. @Qc.Can.IH man Maybe @Hot Plug has kidnapped him on some adventure again lol.
  19. My brother has his all set up that way. Uses it for YouTube if he needs it for when he’s working on something. Makes viewing a little easier. Hows the snow situation so far? Nothing to speak of here yet. Keep hoping but so far nothing to get excited about. No snowmobiling yet.
  20. We’ve lost some of older well established trees the last few years too. We did something similar too in our yard. Along the grid road we had thousands of little spruce pop up. We managed to keep the rm mowers out of them for a few years and then the road construction was going to start so we took the v ditched and made 3 trenches west from the shop where they cleared out the 100 year old maples that we’re getting well past their age. Took the skid steer bucket and dug out a bucket full of trees at a time then separated them with a spade and filled the v ditch partially back in. They really took off. They were around a foot tall when we moved them and now they’re pushing 15-20 feet. That was almost 20 years ago now already though. Seems like just yesterday. I like to think the v ditch helped to shelter them a little bit and hold some extra water when it rained or the snow melted. Not sure if it made a huge difference or not but figured it couldn’t hurt. Overtime it’s all leveled out again and you can’t even tell anymore. Need to pull some caraganas out before they take over though.
  21. So do you buy seedlings to plant for future crops or grow your own? Up here we’d be 10-15 years to grow a white spruce to that size from a seedling. Haven’t had the best of luck growing our own. Currently have a pot in the house with 15-20 small volunteer trees coming from seeds that drifted into the flower pot on the deck. They’re 2-3 inches tall now. The death rate seems very high with them though. Awfully sensitive it seems.
  22. Bit of a art to get them all shaped up nice and even too. Not sure where the local shops get their trees from around here. I know there used to be a tree farm along the one highway but he gave up and the trees have gotten to big now. Didn’t help that highways came through and expropriated some land to twin the highway. Not sure they ever did come to a fair compensation for the trees he lost. Not sure if they were able to move some or not.
  23. Oh I deserve it Mike. I should’ve known better that night. Trust me you’re not the only one who reminds me on occasion lol. It’s all good though we can all laugh about it now. We’re talking about doing the same trip this winter again if the snow ever comes that is. Pretty bleak looking outside right now. Still hauling firewood home though so making the best of it.
  24. I haven’t tried the cherry flavored diesel to see if it has any better additives yet might have to look into that 😂😂 no carbon tax on the red fuel so it’s cheaper so far lol. Still stupid expensive for what it is though. Paying 1.45/l give or take a few cents now.
  25. Ooff that doesn’t look Like fun. If that was our dirt there’d be nothing left of the seat cushion from being puckered up all the time lol. Hopefully the end is in sight you’ve had a tough fall with mud and down rice.
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