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    Could it be the vibration that is killing them? Might move it.
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    Saga on, Al...enjoying the play by play!
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    CurSedVoyce replied to a thread Murphy Switches. in Gear Forum
    Like Minds :lol:
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    17 Hours Ago
    YUP! Excellent way to try new ropes.
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    :thumbup:
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    I bought one of those short spools from Tree Stuff, 90 meter, recent. Got a 10.5 mm line that came in real handy on the oaks and crane. I had a few 200 footers, a 150, and retired one of my shorties. Just needed one. And at a real low price, it fit the bill. Like Sam pointed out. All set up in a bag for the fly....
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    20 Hours Ago
    USPS could get it there sooner.
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    21 Hours Ago
    Or the 900 JDJ.
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    1 Day Ago
    Jim...good stuff in those videos...thanks for the show. Back in the mid 60's I spent a bit of time on my cousin's south GA farm. We helped with the hay...I remember he would say he had to "tett" the hay...this is similar to the tetter they had. They made square bales that were monstrous to me. I weighed 75 pounds...I realize now the bales were 75 pounds. I always wondered why I had trouble throwing them up on the trailer..."hauling hay" they called it. Hot, hard work.
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    Used to love raking hay as a kid. Me and my cousin out in the field all day. Glad I never made a career out of it though. Peaceful.
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    pantheraba replied to a thread Wedge Belts in Gear Forum
    Well said, Bounce. It is these gems and pearls that pop up once in awhile that are cool to see. Good share, Gypo.
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    1 Day Ago
    I wish. Just a 1086. Been looking for a 14 for years.
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    1 Day Ago
    Thats about it Butch. The really clever guys take the cows to the hay, rather than taking the hay to the cows. There is not any water in the field where we were making hay today, so we have to haul it off. We are working hard to change that though. We have another 40 thousand feet of pipeline to put in. Plus a 30,000 gallon cistern to feed the whole system. After that is done I will have flowing water to every acre on the place. As far as predators go, we have coyotes, eagles and the occasional mountain lion and very rarely a wolf. Coyotes are the biggest threat. No bears though! That day was pretty nice Mick. Some 20 below F days with sun and no wind are great.
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    1 Day Ago
    This whole country was small squares back in the day Mick, before that it was loose hay. I dont think much hay was made with a scythe, this country was not settled very early. Late 1880's I think. Some mechinization even then. They would cut a field with a team and mower. Then come along with a buck rake. The buck rake would gather hay and then dump it. The hay was then pitched onto wagons and hauled to a stack where workers would make the stack. Some folks had what they called an Over-shot. It loaded the wagon mechanically. A big sheep outfit out here was sold in pieces back in the 60's. Grandpa bought some loose hay stacks from them. Some of them would have been over 10 years old, but the hay inside was still green. Grandpa had switched to round bales by the time I came along. I have seen some videos and read some articles about farming in the UK. Very interesting indeed. One thing I could not get over was all the damn mud. When I dream Butch its sort of like watching a movie. If the dream is unpleasant or too weird I change the channel. I posted this earlier this year, but this is how we convert valuable hay into cow shit. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/K9o2o7O6CoE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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    1 Day Ago
    Ha! I have the weirdest damn dreams.....so I am always waking up and wondering WTF was that all about? That and I sleep on my sides, and my shoulders get sore so I only get about an hour per side.
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    I used to be the same Butch. Now that I have to make all the decisions I have no trouble passing the time. I guess each bale would be worth about 80 bucks. Hay is being advertised for 130 bucks a ton or so. Each bale weighs about 1150 pounds. The terrible drought we are in has risen the price of hay. Normally up here it would be worth from 65 to 85 bucks a ton.
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    Burnham, when I was a kid I used to go nuts from a half a day's tractor driving. Then after while I got a satellite radio. That helped pretty well. Anymore I dont even listen to the radio. All day long I am trying to solve problems. My mind is whirring around all day long. Weather, prices, marketing, costs, plans, tactics, kids, family, life......you name it. They say when you have a big decision to make or a problem to solve you should sleep on it. I dont sleep worth a shit. I dont sleep on it.....I farm on it.
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