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    Thanks for the explanation. Sorry if I seemed like I was prying, I was just curios. Dad worked for the Forest Service one summer outside Augusta Montana. A big flood came through and they spent summer rebuilding trails. That would have been 61 or 62. I thought it might have been something like that.
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    Happy birthday FJR and RBTREE!
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    Cool pics and story. What's the story with the trails and cabin? Why are you doing the work? Who's owns all that stuff?
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    Might be worth a shot. At least you could kind of judge the viability of the relationship if you worked the summer for him. Depending on how that worked out you could decided if you wanted to stay or leave......before you sold your plow business. Right now I am trying to come to grips with the whole balance deal. I would love to be less busy, being able to spend more time with the family.
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    Do you need the job Justin or are you just stir crazy?
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    Although, hows it gonna look when I go apply for food stamps next week with a new SUP board on top of the car?
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    Thats a good point.
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    You are hardcore Cory. Went from drinking Bud to PBR, now its on to Old Milwaukee. Everything is going hen shit again this year. If it rains someday, I might could afford one. Still on the list.
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    It was safer to barberchair the tree than to climb it?
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    Could it be the vibration that is killing them? Might move it.
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    USPS could get it there sooner.
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    Or the 900 JDJ.
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    I wish. Just a 1086. Been looking for a 14 for years.
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    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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    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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    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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    A cutthroat Richard boy caught on Fathers day.
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    She is still going to school?
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    Stig you are a roustabout!
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    Boy looks concerned Deva.
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    Why not apply for citizenship....like 40 years ago?
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    FireFighterZero replied to a thread New project in Chainsaws!
    Nice looking saw. I have a pail of carb cleaner in the shop. Might be bad for plastic though.
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My name is Jim Conrad, I am 30 years old and just getting started in sawyer work. I have completed the Montana Saw qualification course for wildland fire work as an entry level sawyer. I am a self employed farmer/rancher and work part time for the State fighting fire. Looking to learn! I am married to a Kiwi from New Zealand and have two kids, a daughter that is five and a son that is two.
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