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Oh wow! A tractor! Our tractor is small, 23 HP, but it has been a life saver here! That tractor will make a HUGE difference in the work load on your farm! It will make a lot of things much easier. What a find!

Sounds like Eli Dog is going to be just fine. What about giving him turmeric in his feed? It is great for inflammation, I take it when my knee hurts and I can feel it reducing the pain in less than 30 minutes. I buy the powder in a 1 pound bag at the health food store for under $9.

Does it get confusing having a dog and son with the same name? LOL
 

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Oh wow! A tractor! Our tractor is small, 23 HP, but it has been a life saver here! That tractor will make a HUGE difference in the work load on your farm! It will make a lot of things much easier. What a find!

Sounds like Eli Dog is going to be just fine. What about giving him turmeric in his feed? It is great for inflammation, I take it when my knee hurts and I can feel it reducing the pain in less than 30 minutes. I buy the powder in a 1 pound bag at the health food store for under $9.

Does it get confusing having a dog and son with the same name? LOL
YES! We are trying to call him Esau instead but he's not buying it, so we are sticking with the name.

I'll try the tumeric....they were giving him joint supplements every day but I didn't see that it was doing him a bit of good.
 

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Massie's are a great work tractor. We have a small one, a few years newer than that one in the picture.... and smaller than that one and it is great for tedding with the non-hydraulic arm tedder, and little stuff... in fact DS is putting in a new seal because it has been leaking oil.... it was another of the pieces of equipment that DS got from the estate of the friend... he set it up before he passed away so his wife would have an extra "income check" every month... and the interest was low... many of the pieces had been used and abused... he was not much on maintenance... so we have had to do some serious work on a few pieces... but overall, it was a good deal. The ford 4600 and 6600 tractors were both part of that deal.... and I use the 4600 all summer with the wheel rake for the hay....
Hope you get it and it runs as good asthe ad says it does. You will not be sorry if it is halfway decent....
 

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Just tack Dog after Eli, so your son doesn’t come running when you call the dog.
I used to lease a barn, the barn owners had a free roaming dog named Jake, then I started babysitting and giving riding lessons to the kid next door... also named Jake, so then we had Jake Dog and Jake Kid which worked well.

Also, when I was a kid we went to a church that did a yearly mission trip to a reservation in SD, well, one year we ended up with way too many guys named John. We then had St John (the only adult one), then 2nd John, 3rd John, and Biscuit (who was also named John)
 

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Oh wow! A tractor! Our tractor is small, 23 HP, but it has been a life saver here! That tractor will make a HUGE difference in the work load on your farm! It will make a lot of things much easier. What a find!

Sounds like Eli Dog is going to be just fine. What about giving him turmeric in his feed? It is great for inflammation, I take it when my knee hurts and I can feel it reducing the pain in less than 30 minutes. I buy the powder in a 1 pound bag at the health food store for under $9.

Does it get confusing having a dog and son with the same name? LOL
Bay, we didn't even get to see the tractor....one of those bad FB people who didn't even show up to the meeting place then messaged later that he got called out to work that morning and couldn't make it. We traveled an hour and a half, used a quarter tank of gas, waited around at a gas station in a cellular dead zone trying to call and message this guy~the gas station he said to meet him at by giving him a call when we got there~ and even used the phone in the gas station, then on our way home he messaged this lame story.

I told him I didn't buy that story (I have a feeling he sold it to someone else~after he had committed to us to see it~ because they got there first but didn't want to admit he had done so), as anyone with any common courtesy, having been called out to work, could spend 5 seconds to tap out a message on FB about that change in plans. He didn't like being called out on his lie and called me everything but a white woman, so got reported to FB for his abusive language and failure to meet up when selling an item on marketplace.

As the Lord says~"A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil; for of the abundance of his heart his mouth speaketh." So the filth and anger that came out of that man's mouth was a good indication of what kind of person we would have been dealing with. I look at it as God's way of saving us from possibly buying something from someone so dishonest and inconsiderate....we would have regretted it, I'm sure, so I'm not too disappointed....angry at first, due to a wasted day, wasted gas and wasted expectations, but after thinking about it, I was relieved.
 
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Got my Blade Ice in the mail today...supposed to be a blade coolant and lubricant combined. Not sure if that will work as effectively as having those two things separately, but it's worth a shot.

Have been mowing the big field with my old Cub Cadet and am quite proud of the old girl for doing so well...it was pretty high grass/weeds/briars/etc.

Here ya go, Bay....shows how high that field got before we even turned around. It looks like a lot of grass, but it's not lush, thick and good stuff....just sparse hay type grasses, some clover but a lot of just plain ol' trash. This field hasn't been grazed for 25 yrs or more and brush hogged once per year since then, so lots of bad things have been allowed to thrive...but we are still oh, so very thankful for it! Soon enough we'll have it looking more lush.

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Sheep seem to be liking it well enough....look how much bigger Big Red is than the girls! :D

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Dog's are thriving, still growing and Pinky Pie has reached her lanky grow out stage while Blue is finally showing meat on his ribs, having passed his 2 yr mark. Pinky is still just 8 mo. old.
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Rose is about as filled out as Rose gets...she always looks like a milk goat. Can't wait to see the lambs she and Red produce! He's just the sweetest guy to these girls...saw him with his head laying on Shine's neck, just standing there broadside to her, not trying any breeding or anything, but just like he was giving her affection. There's a fella who knows how to get a gal to ovulate! :D =D

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Here's a funny....in the worst possible soil that only grows a thin layer of moss, Blue had been using a certain place as his toilet while he was tethered for awhile. That patch of grass/hay is the most lush, deep green and varied patch on our whole place. Where nothing used to grow we got several different types of grasses and even wildflowers.

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You can see the grass on either side is thin and even nonexistent all around this patch. Just need those dogs to fertilize the whole place like that!
 

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So...was walking the paddock this evening and was quite surprised by what the sheep are eating. What looks to me to be just weeds and rank, tough grass seems to be quite delectable to the flock. For this I am very grateful!!! Was shocked to see them actually eating those plants more than things I thought they would prefer. Can't beat that!
 
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