Thanks, Miss @Baymule! How did you find a picture that looks so much like me?
Today my Beautiful Gal and I continued working along the edge of the pasture. I was using the grapple to pick up what we cut down yesterday, while my Beautiful Gal was using the pole saw to continue trimming or...
For what it's worth, chicken fried steak is one of my favorite meals: chicken fried steak, milk flour gravy, pan fried potatoes, hot bisquits, and sweetened tea. That is what I had for my birthday present this year.
Mr. @Bruce, sir,
Ouch! That was an expensive backup! OK, how about we share a Zinger™ award?
Regarding the charger, I never found it, but I discovered that the battery is 12V, so an ordinary car charger will work.
Senile Texas Aggie
More fun with the lopper/tree shear. I wish Mr. @greybeard was still on the forum. He would give me a Zinger™ award for sure. Since he is not, then I expect you, Mr. @Bruce, or you, Miss @Baymule, to award it to me. I have definitely earned it. Here is why:
After trying out the tree...
Miss @B&B Happy goats,
What a touching story! I agree with Miss @Baymule -- your heart is as big as Texas! :hugs This is one of the reasons you are among my favorite folks on this forum.
Senile Texas Aggie
Regarding the frozen ground, buying a tamping/digging rod may help you. Here is one at Ace Hardware: https://www.acehardware.com/departments/lawn-and-garden/gardening-tools/digging-tools/74414
Senile Texas Aggie
Well, I thought I would let everyone know how working with the lopper/tree shear has gone. Before I do, I need to tell this Texas Aggie joke, as it will illustrate what happened when I tried using the tree shear.
A man decided to start selling firewood. Since he worked a lot of hours at...
Congratulations on getting the job! Your suffering from the witches at your current job is over! I think Miss @B&B Happy goats is right! Pretty soon you will be the store manager, then after that the regional manager! Say, if I shop at your store, will you not add a surcharge to the bill the...
I was not on the forum yesterday, so just caught up. I am happy that your son's surgery went well. As everyone else said, I hope he follows the doctor's orders and stays off the hip.
Regarding the girlfriend, I have no wise advice. But like Miss @Baymule said, have backup...
Holy cow, Miss @farmerjan! It seems to be one thing after another for you and your son. Just when things were starting to look up, then this happens. I so much wish there were something I/we could do to help you. :hugs
It is a giant lopper. A tree could fall towards the tractor. Although the tool has a bar that diverts the tree away from the operator, it's not foolproof. I had one tree start falling toward me, but the bar diverted the tree away from me. But that is something I will need to be aware of...
The rain held off long enough for us to try out the tree shear. It certainly makes quick work of limbs and small trees. Less often will we need to bend over to cut trees. I was a bit disappointed to see that it had problems with trees over about 3" in diameter. It is rated to cut trees...
Mr. @High Desert Cowboy,
Boy, you have had a rough time lately! I hope your recovery continues to go well.
If I read your story correctly, it seems that all of your chickens have been accounted for. If so, that is a good thing! Your wife needs a medal for her having picked up the pieces...
I know I haven't posted much on my journal lately as to the goings on around the farm. We have been working along the edges of the pasture, cutting down brush and small trees and cutting off overhanging limbs. I keep forgetting to take "before" pictures, so I will simply take the "after"...
I am so glad you are finally getting your fence done! Did the fencing guy actually suggest asking forgiveness instead of permission, or did he simply not say no when you suggested it? Either way, I know this has got to be a relief for you. Now you will have much better...