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Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
« Reply #5325 on: November 23, 2022, 07:50:06 AM »
The best pic from last week's vacation at the farm.  Cousins calves he is wintering lined up at the bunk.


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Looks great. Love to see those calves chowing down.

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Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
« Reply #5326 on: November 23, 2022, 06:10:06 PM »
Bet you love chowing down on them even more.  :D
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Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
« Reply #5327 on: November 24, 2022, 10:27:37 AM »
With no cats at the cat ranch the rodent population is out of control.

This guy decided to take a swim in the dogs water bowl overnight but somehow drowned?


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Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
« Reply #5328 on: November 25, 2022, 06:30:32 PM »
There is an old water trough by a pen that is no longer in use that started leaking mad water over the weekend while I was out at the cat ranch trying unsuccessfully to find pheasant.

I took it apart and it looks like the "stop cap" on the end of the water pipe in the trough had split (was down in the teens at night) and was spraying water out like a fountain.

It was the night before I left and I couldn't find an individual water turn off for that trough so I'm going to have to replace the cap on the pipe when I'm out there over Thanksgiving weekend. I turned the water well for the house/pens off before I left so we don't have a monster electric bill due to the pump running 24/7.

My dad is currently in the middle of a 2 week long cruise and does not have cell service so I couldn't ask him what to do.

How would you rank ben ji's city boy farm decision making abilities?

(Important side note, there are no cows or other animals currently out there that would need access to the other non broken water troughs)
Felt like a real farm person when I fixed this today.

Old cap and new cap, no water is leaking now.


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Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
« Reply #5329 on: November 25, 2022, 06:32:57 PM »
Also there is an extension cord that runs to that trough from a nearby building to power the "heater" which I found out today is a light bulb....yup, a generic light bulb with an extension cord is all the heat that baby needs.

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Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
« Reply #5330 on: November 25, 2022, 06:36:41 PM »
Who is ready for some more abandoned farmhouse porn? I present this place which I found hiking in search of pheasant.


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Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
« Reply #5331 on: November 25, 2022, 06:37:49 PM »
An old timey wood cattle ramp!


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Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
« Reply #5332 on: November 25, 2022, 06:37:51 PM »
Nice work, Benji.

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Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
« Reply #5333 on: November 25, 2022, 06:42:08 PM »
Fixer upper, 1 bathroom no basement.


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Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
« Reply #5334 on: November 25, 2022, 07:16:31 PM »
Benji, let me know if you want to kill a nice whitetail.
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Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
« Reply #5335 on: November 25, 2022, 07:40:15 PM »
In my younger years, we were drilling an oil well in western KS and found an old house about a half mile away.  We were slow drilling so we had some free time, but since we worked the morning tower which was 11:00 pm to 7:00 am it was dark.  We had a spotlight and went into this house.  The next thing that happens is I fell through the rotten floor and landed in the basement.  When Tim got done laughing, he lay down flat on the floor and lowered his belt for me to grab hold of which I did and climbed out.  That morning we went by the house after our shift was over and all four of us went in the house.  We didn't spend much time in there because we saw a big old timber ratter crawling around in there.  Needless to say, we kept the eff away from that old house. :ohno:
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Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
« Reply #5336 on: November 25, 2022, 07:41:09 PM »
Benji, let me know if you want to kill a nice whitetail.
There are plenty out at the cat ranch, saw more deer than pheasant out here. Watched this big boi fight with another younger boi over some female...if I had a rifle instead of a shotgun it would have been easy pickings.

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Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
« Reply #5337 on: November 25, 2022, 07:42:18 PM »
ENHANCE


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Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
« Reply #5338 on: November 25, 2022, 07:53:46 PM »
In my younger years, we were drilling an oil well in western KS and found an old house about a half mile away.  We were slow drilling so we had some free time, but since we worked the morning tower which was 11:00 pm to 7:00 am it was dark.  We had a spotlight and went into this house.  The next thing that happens is I fell through the rotten floor and landed in the basement.  When Tim got done laughing, he lay down flat on the floor and lowered his belt for me to grab hold of which I did and climbed out.  That morning we went by the house after our shift was over and all four of us went in the house.  We didn't spend much time in there because we saw a big old timber ratter crawling around in there.  Needless to say, we kept the eff away from that old house. :ohno:
Yeah, I'm afraid to go into these old houses for that exact reason.

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Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
« Reply #5339 on: November 25, 2022, 08:02:42 PM »
There's no real reason to go in those rotten, nasty SOBs.  :thumbs:
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Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
« Reply #5340 on: November 25, 2022, 08:16:41 PM »
Cousin plowed and disced terraces this week while I got the drain tiles in shape for the winter.   CRP buffer is next on the list.


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Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
« Reply #5341 on: November 25, 2022, 08:22:06 PM »
Love the look of those plowed-up terraces.

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Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
« Reply #5342 on: November 30, 2022, 08:02:36 PM »
Well eff guyz, I may be getting grounded from the farm for doing too much cleaning AGAIN.

I had a Buddy coming out on opening weekend to look for those mystical pheasants and decided to clean out the second bedroom upstairs to make it not look like a hoarder lives there...my mistake




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Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
« Reply #5343 on: November 30, 2022, 08:06:37 PM »
I now definitely remember moving this heavy ass POS out to the junkyard area by the incinerator where I put all the junk from the garage when I cleaned it out last year....I doubt that HAM radio has run in at least 25 years but at least it hasn't rained (lol at rain out in NWKS) since I put it out there so he can't blame me if it doesn't work.

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Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
« Reply #5344 on: December 01, 2022, 01:12:25 AM »
i enjoy how quickly it went from being "old" to "antique"

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Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
« Reply #5345 on: December 02, 2022, 03:13:39 PM »
Cat ranch seeing some weather today


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Re: Ask Steve Dave Farm And Cow And Ranch And Tractor And Truck Related Questions
« Reply #5346 on: December 02, 2022, 03:20:41 PM »
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