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Looking Like Winter Today

Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 12:04 pm
by Silver
Woke up to a foot of snow and no power this morning. Yesterday it was 14C (57F), which was good because we had a few liner loads of cattle at the salebarn so it made for great sorting / weaning / shipping weather.
Got a genset down to the replacement heifers this morning to power up the water system to the corral and another hooked up to my pellet stove and internet so now I think its time to hole up for the day and stare out the windows.

Re: Looking Like Winter Today

Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:03 pm
by Big Muddy rancher
We got the wind, getting a bit of rain now to be about a inch of snow by morning. We can sure use the moisture but I'm not ready for a foot of snow.

Re: Looking Like Winter Today

Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:00 am
by gcreekrch
Warm and sunny here the last couple days. Windy too.

Bella Coola and Kitimat flooding.

Re: Looking Like Winter Today

Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:38 am
by George
30+F this morning but up to 54+F now - - - nice and sunny - - - 300 more acres of corn and harvest will be done - - - hopefully by tomorrow night. My son and daughter-in-law are reall go getters! We had about 2,300 acres to start with.

I love having the equipment all pressure washed and in the barns before the weather gets bad!

My wife thinks I'm crazy but I park the skid steer in the garage in the basement all winter so when I go feed it is about 50+F , starts good, no ice to scrape and the heater starts working before I get to the first gate! Sure makes feeding round bales easy!

As I get older I try to work easier!

Re: Looking Like Winter Today

Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:06 pm
by Denny
Storm is headed here have a broken water line digging it up with the skid steer in sand ground kept caving in on me have two sets of trailer ramps laid down to walk out on and have the problem found now to just repair it after lunch. A backhoe would be nice.

Re: Looking Like Winter Today

Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:24 pm
by Silver
Power came back on this morning after about 36 hrs being off, went to the corrals to shut down the generator and plug the pump back in to line power. Plugged it in and the pump was seized; loud hum but wouldn't turn. So installed new pressure pump. Seems like there is always something.
Denny, I know lots of folks frown on having extra iron around but I sure have no regrets about buying that John Deere track hoe. It has a million uses around here. Didn't cost much more than a Wheathart Heavy Hitter and is a whole lot handier on the fence line. The bucket holds a full bundle of posts so once the line is strung you can push a half mile of posts in the ground in well under 2 hours.

Re: Looking Like Winter Today

Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:24 pm
by George
Denny wrote:Storm is headed here have a broken water line digging it up with the skid steer in sand ground kept caving in on me have two sets of trailer ramps laid down to walk out on and have the problem found now to just repair it after lunch. A backhoe would be nice.


I would come help you but it is just to far - - - the tool rental agencys around here will rent a backhoe for about$200.00 per day - - - if you have much to do it might be worth it. I rented one for the house in Ft. Drum Fl. - - - lined up the projects I had and completed them in one day.

I am going to run new water lines to the barns - - - I put them in in 1972 and 100# test black plastic was the best you could get then - - - I am replacing with 200# test - - - should out last my grandkids! I have fixed 4 leaks this year and now have 2 more so I decided it is just to old to keep in service ( my wife probably says this about me )

My son bought a backhoe like new for the skid steer at auction for $1,500 - - - I have used it a couple of times and it works fine but if my JD is available I get along much better!

Re: Looking Like Winter Today

Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:26 pm
by Faster horses
Wow, George. At first I thought you posted "My son bought a skidsteer like new at an auction for $1,500". I thought, gee, I'd give him
$2000 for that. :lol: :lol: :lol:

Then I read it again... :oops:

Re: Looking Like Winter Today

Posted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:08 am
by Denny
Silver wrote:Power came back on this morning after about 36 hrs being off, went to the corrals to shut down the generator and plug the pump back in to line power. Plugged it in and the pump was seized; loud hum but wouldn't turn. So installed new pressure pump. Seems like there is always something.
Denny, I know lots of folks frown on having extra iron around but I sure have no regrets about buying that John Deere track hoe. It has a million uses around here. Didn't cost much more than a Wheathart Heavy Hitter and is a whole lot handier on the fence line. The bucket holds a full bundle of posts so once the line is strung you can push a half mile of posts in the ground in well under 2 hours.


yeah a trac-hoe is on my needs list we rented one for a week last year got alot done for the $1000 it cost me.

Re: Looking Like Winter Today

Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 2:11 pm
by 4Diamond
16° here this morning, I guess we can have Indian Summer now.

Re: Looking Like Winter Today

Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:39 pm
by Saddleup
72 degrees yesterday..... that WAS our indian summer, having trouble making 40 degrees today... and sounds like winter is on its way. :cboy:

Re: Looking Like Winter Today

Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:29 pm
by cow pollinater
I don't think the weather itself knows what comes next here. In the last three days we've went from eighty seven to twenty one and were back into the high sixties today. I guess my vaccination program is working as my weaned calves are taking it in stride.