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Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Sourland, May 7, 2017.

  1. May 26, 2019
    greybeard

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    I wondered that myself. The galvanize stock tanks I use have drain plugs, so do the poly tanks. Usually tho, on the galvanized tank, I just dip out about 1/4 of it (if it's full) and then tip it over on it's side and go to work with the pressure washer.
     
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    Baymule

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    It has a drain plug, have never used it.

    Today we went to a high school graduation in Fort Worth at the Convention Center right snack dab downtown. 600 kids. Our friend's daughter wanted us to come, she is high functioning autistic and it was important to her. We left here at 11:00 AM and got back at 7:00PM. We gave her a gold cross necklace, she loved it. It was a good day.
     
  3. May 26, 2019
    Mini Horses

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    Helped DD move a HUGE tree trunk and a lot of big limbs, cut into 4 & 6 ft lengths. Used tractor!! Took some moves but, got it done! Out of way to drop another was goal. Bush hogged some under brush while back there, for easier work area.

    Then mowed for a while, mainly the chicken field. Came in mid day for lunch & a nap. Back out late day to bush hog and that was my farm day. :D I did scare up a little fawn, still spotted, in the back field. I left the far corner, where it ran to. I'll get it tomorrow after the doe collects that fawn tonight. Couple rabbits and a turtle appeared, unharmed... but moving on! It's late to see a fawn that young this time of year. :idunno At least it got up and ran. I would have been upset if it had been hit.:rolleyes:

    Good day -- worked on my "farmer tan". :lol: Was low 90s but a little breeze, humidity not bad either. Love using my tractor. Now, a shower & to bed.
     
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    Baymule

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    Sounds like a darn good day to me! I bet you scared that poor fawn half to death. Mom will take care of it and move it out of reach of you and your tractor!
     
  5. May 26, 2019
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    Sounds like a great hot day!
     
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    It was 96° here today....not a cloud in the sky.....it was so hot that Gabbie went out, did her business, and went straight back to the door.....;).....my days work was monitoring the AC....making sure it worked Properly.....:)
     
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  7. May 27, 2019
    Alaskan

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    I still have my big feather bed, and 2 quilts, on my bed.

    It is getting warm enough though... that I can kick the feather bed to the bottom of the bed halfway through the night.
     
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    Mini Horses

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    Gosh -- could not do Alaska. Cold & snow are not part of my comfort zone.:D It's 72 here right now. Very nice out. "They" say we may get scattered showers today -- the heat & humidity kind, mostly late day & short lived. Haven't felt humidity issues last few days, so :idunno BUT -- I could use some rain!! Been dry and pretty warm for last 10 days with no rains. Looks like another 3-4 days before any seems to be a "for sure". It would sure help these just mowed fields to recover. Meanwhile, the heat is helping kill out the unwanted stuff. What regrows will be the goats delight to mow down. :D The new cut makes them work more on the honeysuckle -- that is slowly taking over!!

    Now that kids are older, the does will take them into the back fields and not be so stressed to return them to their barn safety. And, the kids are less sleep anxious...as a group, they can easily deforest a fence line!!! Today we will play "pied piper" and visit an area needing their attention. I threw several big limbs for fresh leaves to them yesterday. 5 minutes and all leaves GONE.:D =D They are serious eaters.

    The 2 bucks, that I recently included a corner of "stuff" into their field, have completely cleared it. Good job, guys. :clap
     
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    Baymule

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    Happy Memorial Day.

    I will celebrate today in memory of my Daddy, World War 2 Navy veteran and my big brother, Viet Nam Marine veteran. I miss them. I celebrate them both.

    I celebrate all veterans today and active duty members of all branches of our Military. Today and every day, I can enjoy life because of the sacrifices our men and women have made. Thank you to all who have made and kept our country safe and free.
     
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    Mini Horses

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    100X over!! My dad survived a sinking ship at Pearl Harbor because he had been taught how to make water wings from blue jeans! He kept those jeans the rest of his life. :love Many of the younger generation just do not realize how those veterans, many who gave it all, made our lives free today! Sadly.

    The fawn is still out there :( Will give it until tonight, then get it to a rescue. Probably a young, FF doe who is too scared to come back or has been in a tragedy. But, I don't THINK she'd bring it back into a field I just cut and I don't feel another spotted has come in. I did still leave a nice area for it to hide and have seen it in there. Sad, really. It needs milk. Against the law to maintain one in VA unless licensed to do so. There's a unit near me. Will call them later today for advice and assistance. Hoping all goes well for the fawn.
     
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