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Kids look great, you raised some advanced genetic birds there that are texting, dad said they were the dumbest but I'm starting to wonder 🤔

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12 minutes ago, hardtail said:

Kids look great, you raised some advanced genetic birds there that are texting, dad said they were the dumbest but I'm starting to wonder 🤔

one of three turkeys left door to control room open…

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i feel dumb adding this, because I was in a wheelchair during the entirety of it. While I was in the hospital, one thing I did to occupy my mind was figure out a way to winter cattle in the one turkey barn that we had. I wanted to set it up to minimize people needed to do anything, as that is our Achilles heel currently. With the help with several foreign members, got a rough idea grown up and a couple fellas that were off due to weather got it taken care of. I know there’s a lot of things I will have to adjust and tweak, but the cows are up there and still alive after a week.. 

this was a project that I honestly gave up on because I didn’t want to do it without being there and helping. But with the temperament of certain other individuals around here, that was not an option. Even though it has never been an option before, it HAD to be done. That is the topic for other days, and will be titled how to deal with temper tantrums of a father-in-law. The pictures aren’t real spectacular, it’s not really that exciting, just keep in mind it was a building that really didn’t have much other use besides, something like this.

The one thing I am proud of about it, is that most all stuff is reusable. 

in no pressure areas, used closely spaced rebar and - or feed tubes.

 

again, building is 40x700 w/20 head of cattle.

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So turkeys going in some barn(s) and cattle in the other?

How long does it take to finish turkeys?

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5 minutes ago, hardtail said:

So turkeys going in some barn(s) and cattle in the other?

How long does it take to finish turkeys?

we get them about five weeks old I believe. They go to the processor at around 20 weeks I believe.

When we get them they’re 4 r 5 pounds maybe, and when they leave, they’re closer to 45.

Cows ended up in a barn that would have otherwise been torn down because it was too old to be renovated.

this is the first calf from Luke’s 4H heifer.

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On 2/11/2024 at 3:17 PM, Cool1566 said:

It is definitely good to see you posting about this project again Zach! 
How are you doing these days? Hopefully you are doing great. 

still slow going. working on walking and strength building. A lot has changed since I’ve come home for sure, not nearly as worried about permanent deficits as I was before. Just a matter of strengthening through the weakness, which test all facets of patience

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7 hours ago, zleinenbach said:

still slow going. working on walking and strength building. A lot has changed since I’ve come home for sure, not nearly as worried about permanent deficits as I was before. Just a matter of strengthening through the weakness, which test all facets of patience

Glad to see ypu back on here and that things are slowly but in forward gear for you. 

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eclipse day brought getting a project knocked out. ran a 6” tile on north end to hopefully drain that side.

since i’m not able to help this year Luke is showing sheep instead of cattle on 4-H. he made the pen in old brooder house and took door off for light/air

clean(er) control room

semi trailer gone!!

filling in between buildings is working great!

 

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Looks like a nice piece of property with the ravine running past, great views, get the water to drain there and I see deer are coming up to check things out

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9 minutes ago, vtfireman85 said:

 

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oh that i dunno about.. i think it’s a 943? or 953? i’m not really sure

the tree company burying wood chips there, that’s theirs.

those wood chips, by the way, will burn underground . for a long time lol

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