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17 minutes ago, Baradium said:

You have any desire for a Hol-Car genset with an air cooled Wisconsin 4cyl prime mover?   

May be, give me a text,  

 

ex-military unit? One lung?

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3 minutes ago, AKwelder said:

May be, give me a text,  

 

ex-military unit? One lung?

4 cylinder.    It looks pretty darn old, but also looks like it's not military and probably very low hours.   My guess is it's a 5000 watt or 5500 watt unit, I have only seen pictures. I'll send a text

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peonies are coming up

 

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Mailman brought my shipment from Webb's so i could put the sickle mower back together, between that and the garden tractor i mowed the ditches, and got it cleaned up.  We have turned dry now, very dry, and hot.   i think we may have hit a record of 92 yesterday, so things are changing fast.  let me see if i can get some more pictures

 

 

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AKwelder,  here's a bit of what went on yesterday with us.  We had to close the road for a while due to the visibility from the smoke.    I ended up driving the Transtar II firetruck on this one.  You can see it in the facebook video (the lower of the two videos).    I ended up getting repositioned shortly after this video towards the head of the fire on the south end of the road where we concentrated on making sure it didn't make it across the highway. 


 

 

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Dang there buddy, glad it came out alright,

 

thank you for your service

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And we are getting rain, so that should make things better.

 

but now they are saying 1-1/2 inches.  Weather guessing, 

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4 hours ago, AKwelder said:

And we are getting rain, so that should make things better.

 

but now they are saying 1-1/2 inches.  Weather guessing, 

I had a lot of plans to get things done today, but after picking up the 4 bottom plow I won at the auction, I'm soaking wet and not sure I'll get anything else actually accomplished.   I need to grow something I can harvest in the rain....

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16 minutes ago, Baradium said:

I had a lot of plans to get things done today, but after picking up the 4 bottom plow I won at the auction, I'm soaking wet and not sure I'll get anything else actually accomplished.   I need to grow something I can harvest in the rain....

Yep, I ran the disc on some ruts yesterday.  Now I couldn't even get the tractor onto that ground it got so wet.  What a swing, forest fires on Friday, BBQ at the neighbors last night and the fire service was going overhead for some fire, and it is drowning today

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1 hour ago, AKwelder said:

Yep, I ran the disc on some ruts yesterday.  Now I couldn't even get the tractor onto that ground it got so wet.  What a swing, forest fires on Friday, BBQ at the neighbors last night and the fire service was going overhead for some fire, and it is drowning today

 

Yeah, weather here is crazy.  There's not really an in between.  Either we're soaked or extreme fire danger.   

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Going fishing gents, dip netting on the Copper River,  see ya in a few days. 

 

 

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fishing photos

 

Loaded and ready to leave

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Pictures of the road

 

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first catch

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Diner

 

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Dip netting in the canyon

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Fish Wheel

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Salmon Roe

 

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Up stream view on a nice day

 

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yours truly 

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From the Bow

 

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Copper River Valley

 

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Home with a few

 

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My boy helping assemble the new smoker

 

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out of order, but the bridge when we left, 35 mile sustained winds and all heck was coming un-corked

 

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The miss cutting and smoking reds

 

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we have 14 pints of smoked salmon in the pressure cooker as i sit and write this, the smoker has more going and the we cut up the kings into nice pieces and vacuum packed them for freezing.  A very Long few days, but a blast. hope you all enjoy 

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39 minutes ago, poor farmer/logger said:

Wow you guys won't go hungry for a while anyways lol. Nice little break for you I'm sure. 

Those smokers sure make some tasty meals. Pellets are sure expensive here though. 

It sure was fun, we still were good for 60 fish each but time and the weather had run out.  

It sure is hard to spend that much on a smoker, but they work and I would have spent more by the time I had built something.  We are already thinking about doing some ribs and a few other things

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1 hour ago, ihfarmer1586 said:

Looks like a riot, I'm only a little jealous...  Nice way to get some healthy food for your family! 

Sure was, and your right, it was great food.  

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1 hour ago, Baradium said:

That is nice, but it is not for me.

 

 

you get the tiller home yet?  Or is it still to wet?

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And that was posted direct from my phone.  AWESOME, thank you BJ

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My uncle called, asked I was on my way home

 

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sigh.  He is not hurt but

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6 minutes ago, AKwelder said:

My uncle called, asked I was on my way home

 

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sigh.  He is not hurt but

Talent right there...

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2 minutes ago, mader656 said:

Talent right there...

He called his buddy and the had it up off its side when I showed up. I requested they stop while I recorded the moment. 

 

Its back on its tracks now, we are letting it sit overnight for fluids to get back where they belong. 

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