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8 hours ago, 806 man said:

 Terracotta tiles or planking? I think I have you beat with oldest drainage designs

Oh we HAVE pulled up cedar planks wrapped in chicken wire sonny so dont be getting all "my drain is older than yours" on me!??

But your land was under water 120 years ago so you got me there.

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On 5/7/2021 at 6:43 AM, TroyDairy said:

Oh we HAVE pulled up cedar planks wrapped in chicken wire sonny so dont be getting all "my drain is older than yours" on me!??

But your land was under water 120 years ago so you got me there.

Yeah well there is a reason we don't let your type on the island. Knowing how you are you would blow the bay dikes up and flood everybody.

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7 hours ago, 806 man said:

Yeah well there is a reason we don't let your type on the island. Knowing how you are you would blow the bay dikes up and flood everybody.

I was thinking... it did cause discomfort.  Our N fields were a lake till the 1920s and it was drained.  An s of the road we find "sea shells" in the peat sone.

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2 hours ago, TroyDairy said:

I was thinking... it did cause discomfort.  Our N fields were a lake till the 1920s and it was drained.  An s of the road we find "sea shells" in the peat sone.

Dikes on the delta were mostly done by 1870's. I have original Federal papers for 1 piece which is dated 1872. Photo's of guys hand digging the ditches. All the old sloughs on the island (Dry,Brown,KeeKee,Davis,Hall) had dikes, by 1950 all slough's/ditches had tide gates installed at the bay. Been **** for the last 30-35 years with the Friendly's out west. AKA "Chicken Little Tribe" trying to flood the entire island.

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Brother in law got a $20 toy lazer with a item he bought on Amazon. 

This was taken from my father in laws field by my tedding niece apx 2 miles away and 900' elevation.  Thing shines 5 miles in to canada.  With Binoculars you could see the spot on barn roof.  I can see why people get in trouble with them.  And why it was snuck into my pocket....?

 

 

Well the video wont work.  She has vid of the green beam dancing on the hood of a 8400 in the field she is running.  2 miles away.  Its the size of a sharpie marker.

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1st cut done!  

No order..

1st time in new to me mower.  Learning curve.

 

The old IHs..... old farmers farm stead.  We helped truck some grass for custom guy.  He is out in the old Cat v8 massey with a 55 chisel and a ancient spike harrow.  There is a 1586, 986, 1026, 966, McCormick combine, and a IH something in that lean too.  All get used.  Also a 40s Ford school bus and 50s bus sitting there too.  I should stop an visit.  Bet he has neat stories. 

 

We can sure grow cats.  3 litters mixed and ma are all shaing them.

 

If you dont pay attention you will hook the bunker panels and smash it...and have to repair it with a extra one all while chopping at the same time.

Took her to the creek to see on the pumpers progress and she found fun

 

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On 5/13/2021 at 9:46 PM, TroyDairy said:

The old IHs..... old farmers farm stead.  We helped truck some grass for custom guy.  He is out in the old Cat v8 massey with a 55 chisel and a ancient spike harrow.  There is a 1586, 986, 1026, 966, McCormick combine, and a IH something in that lean too.  All get used.  Also a 40s Ford school bus and 50s bus sitting there too.  I should stop an visit.  Bet he has neat stories. 

When I saw all the old iron I thought maybe you where hanging out at Fred's barn.

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7 hours ago, 806 man said:

When I saw all the old iron I thought maybe you where hanging out at Fred's barn.

Lol...that would take multiple pic and site visits!  Choppys place

 

Speaking of taters.....your seed getting planted at uncles.

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On 5/18/2021 at 5:10 AM, TroyDairy said:

Lol...that would take multiple pic and site visits!  Choppys place

 

Speaking of taters.....your seed getting planted at uncles.

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Nope GE would never do that.

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Busy biz

This jersey calf was 2+ weeks overdo.  Id est 130 140#

She was helping me when brother was gone and was scraping dry cows.  She thankfully too the initiative to get a cow in whom was starting.  She went to swing the gate and didnt realize it was at the end of its swing.  Bounced back and broke her glasses and gave her her 1st black eye!   She got off barn floor went to tell mom in tears then went back and finished scraping.  I was proud.

Milker meeting.  Guys need to sign deal for coop saying they were taught not to do x or y.  Good group we have now.

8 eagles and 2 turkey buzzards(ugly as sin) are bickering over a dead coyote 

This on watched me cut 2nd fearlessly

Starting to water.  Ugh.  Less than 3" since April 1.  Should be 7 to 9.

Sealed the ollld blacktop hoping to save it for another 30 years

2nd cutting. Every foreguess was cool and overcast.  Annnd was 25mph wind and 65.  So got dry.  Be good feed though.

Bees!  They love the yellow i guess

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We get honeybees all over the corn meal pile like that, the first thing in the spring before any flowers come out.

Good on your girl for sticking with the job, despite.

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Well this is getting crazy.  107 today.  Many degrees over the day record and even anytime of year records.  Huge high psi ridge is stuck over the Cascades and no sea air can get in to cool us off.  Once a 1000 year event a meteorologist claimed in story i read.  Cows are not impressed.  10# off already, cancelled vet day so they could just rest and drink.  Grass isnt happy either...fescues hate over 80...with humidity we were 110.  5am it was 75.  Never seen this.  Riding the 4 wheeler felt like in a oven.  80s fore casted for Thursday with near 100 yet tomorrow.  If we were made for this its one thing but when you rare break 85 for a few days a year it stinks.

Went to move reel and heard a hiss.  Front tire were rotten when we got it and they gave up yesterday.  Thankfully dealer had 2 in stock!

Mom and dads 50th anniversary.  Treated whole family to resort condo thing inland.  Snapped a few pics on my coffee run one afternoon.  That is the Columbia Basin.  Grows dang near anything.  Good water (Grand Coulee dam) and good dirt with lots of sunshine.  We had good time at pool and in the Columbia river jet ski renting.  All 4 of us an families made it for 1 full day. 

Cherries are on here heavy!  And sweet!

Getting dry

Farhers day car show.  Great time

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Took kids on little trip inland.  Found old ghost town/museum and explored a bit with friend when getting coffee one morn.  Tough people made this area their home 

Champion reaper/cutter.  Thats 1800s.  Why a spud digger is up here at 3700'?  The hay loader was beautifully restored.  Most was IH genetics.  This Pete was at a "derlic" shop in this town of 26.  That fella had some cooool stuff sitting along the only street.  The tractor with iron wheels is a Fagola.  I never knew they make tractors, assuming its the same co whom made trucks.  It had that Nash emblem on rad but a serial plate clear as day for fagola.  The long tongue thing is a horse powered baker.  On end was a hitch and she would walk in circles stepping over beam.  I have never seen nore heard of such a thing.  3 wire it appeared.  Obviously hand twist.  Looked like a good was to lose a finger.  Dry high land so things are in decent condition.  Few old buildings have been saved and are open.  Pretty neat little trip from campground.  Molson Wa

 

This dodge....tilt hood.  Stock?

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Wow.  That old stuff sure is clean from rust yet.  All of that would have turned back to dirt long ago around here.

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Nice pics. Thank you. The sulky two way plow is certainly interesting. The hay press or baler looks like it may be IHC. The beam would be lowered to the ground so the horse could step over it easier. It is a slow process as the plunger only makes one stroke for each trip around for the horse. There's no real danger while tying the bale. Probably more danger in stuffing the loose hay into the chamber. 

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Hello Troy, i see you have a Kuhn tedder, how many pods? are they popular around you? we have a 4 pod size, the only thing i dont like is on the road, the small wheels , much over 15 miles an hour and it sways,

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6 hours ago, 12_Guy said:

Nice pics. Thank you. The sulky two way plow is certainly interesting. The hay press or baler looks like it may be IHC. The beam would be lowered to the ground so the horse could step over it easier. It is a slow process as the plunger only makes one stroke for each trip around for the horse. There's no real danger while tying the bale. Probably more danger in stuffing the loose hay into the chamber. 

I found a few YouTube vids of a exact model of this one.  Slow but prob got more hay stacked in X area than loose.

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1 hour ago, pt756 said:

Hello Troy, i see you have a Kuhn tedder, how many pods? are they popular around you? we have a 4 pod size, the only thing i dont like is on the road, the small wheels , much over 15 miles an hour and it sways,

Pretty pop.  The Vermeer (lely) ones are kinda King with most dairies but over priced imho.  They do nice job but 30k!  We do grass here so its a heavy workout for a tedder.  Krones tedder is too light (great rotary rakes though) they skip over rows and cant pick it up.  The Claas kinda fizzled too.   Their other stuffs good equip.  Dont even look at fellas.  Junk.  Kuhn always had good presence here.  The IH dealer always has sold em.  Mines a 7501gh (iirc) and weve been very happy.  It has 8 baskets but is same width (25') as most 6 baskets.  I juuuust get 3 windrows from the 15' mower if we mow with the shield 1 pin off of totally flat.  See how there is 6 arm that are shorter?  Most have 5 thats are longer.  Makes it very smooth operating.  Grabbing smaller bites but still moving at 10 +/-  mph.  This particular one is 3pt and dbl fold.  Kin have same model with the road kit and its 2pt and has 17" rims, like a caddy sorta to get it off ground.  This one..Its too heavy for the 684 even.  You have to pick ot up up off the ground to lock the swing mechanism or else when folded up it will hit tires.  The 684 will be so light on front you cant turn.   Maybe if it was a straigh axle...?  The 1066 is perfect.  Even a hydro 70/666 size would be nice.  540 pto so set to 1900 2000 rpm 4l or 1H and away you go.  

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15 minutes ago, TroyDairy said:

I found a few YouTube vids of a exact model of this one.  Slow but prob got more hay stacked in X area than loose.

I think the primary use was to facilitate shipping and storage of hay to customers who had horses in town and in cities. Farmers probably didn't start baling their own hay until later when the baling process was faster and more automated. Baled hay was easier to handle and took up less space than loose hay for city horses. Not all that different than today I suppose. 

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So Troy, are you still so hot? what about soil moisture? We were very dry till about 2 weeks ago, seems that every rain went around, then we got 2 or 3 inches, however i did see some corn on compacted ground just starting to curl, question about PPD.s are they deducting from your milk check? last month around here there was about 1.50 a cwt taken off, legalized stealing ,

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14 minutes ago, pt756 said:

So Troy, are you still so hot? what about soil moisture? We were very dry till about 2 weeks ago, seems that every rain went around, then we got 2 or 3 inches, however i did see some corn on compacted ground just starting to curl, question about PPD.s are they deducting from your milk check? last month around here there was about 1.50 a cwt taken off, legalized stealing ,

Iirc we are bout same with ppd thievery 

Normal july now.  High 70s low 80s but yes very dry.  4" +/- since may 1st.  Should be 10".  Well at uncles is hissy... slurping some air we are sure.  10 has o rain and we planted alot of new seeding which is getting dry.  Can't keep up even with 3 guns

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that hay loader is almost twice the width of any I have ever seen. see something new every day, I guess.

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On 7/13/2021 at 5:32 AM, ny bill o said:

that hay loader is almost twice the width of any I have ever seen. see something new every day, I guess.

It was 7' id guess.  Wagon was restored too.  Looked field ready.

New grass seeding on a fall limed field.  Its 8 days old!

Berry chopper spraying for a chink moth some idiot brought to USA 4 years ago.  They lay egg in ripe fruit...so bit a pretty blueberry and theres a grub inside!

These 2 ding bats.  Rut from reel and they felt they  needed cooling, it was 70 today

 

2 older (7 and 8 grade) had amini fastpitch league last 2 weeks.  5 dbl headers.  Last game the played each other.  Was basiclaly 7 to 9 graders from local school teams.  Was quite fun to watch.  Mines on 3rd there.   Other one was in rt fieid. 

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Hello Troy, if i understand your post, that was planted 8 days ago? if so it sure looks nice, that doesnt happen in central wis, the best we can do is seed our alfalfa , clover grass and so on and hopefully 40 to 60 days later harvest a light hay crop. or a lot of seeding is put in with a nurse crop, oats, triticale and peas, so you end up usually with a overripe nurse crop with new seedings mixed in, still tested 14 percent protein , seems that when the perfect harvest date is close we end up with rain making the fields to soft,

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