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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 22, 2019, 07:17:24 AM »
Dangit now I want one for the Tahoe.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 20, 2019, 12:35:30 AM »
Making some sample wood for my entertainment center in the living room



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D.O.T. / Re: Need a new flag.
« on: January 16, 2019, 06:43:40 PM »
are you stuck on 5x8 and what are you wanting to spend for one?
5x8 is what we have been getting. That's what the pole was designed for. Price doesn't really matter if it's a good quality product.

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D.O.T. / Re: Need a new flag.
« on: January 16, 2019, 05:35:27 PM »
I want a 5x8 American flag.

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D.O.T. / Need a new flag.
« on: January 16, 2019, 05:34:36 PM »
We have a flag on top of one of our bins about 90 ft up. It keeps getting torn up. Where can I find a good heavy duty flag that will stand up to our winds? Most flags don't last more than a couple weeks.

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CIEMR / Re: Another Black Woman Getting it Right!
« on: January 13, 2019, 05:36:34 PM »
Worked for me. I'm going to share it.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 11, 2019, 04:58:34 PM »
Trying to get the rest of the corn out today. I somehow threw out my back and blew out the zipper on my coveralls within 5 minutes of each other. So I'm stuck lining up trucks and running the auger tractor. this last little bit is going in flat storage.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 10, 2019, 02:01:27 PM »
Love the old conventional Petes, SS is by far better than chrome, just needs TLC.

When I did that we had several V12's with straight pipes.

Funny I just watched Blackdog last night!
The whole truck needs a good shining up. It's been a couple years. Farm life is hard on them.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 10, 2019, 02:00:10 PM »
Good looking old skool Pete man.  That old York bin in the background brings back some memories also. When I was a kid those were the  hot ticket.

Now a days it's changed a little
Thoes old bins load slow. We put this together on the other side of the road over the past couple years. Four 20,000 or so bushel bins 2 over heads and then the two 75,000 bushel bins. We don't have a dryer though. Talked about it, budgeted for it. Found out how much it would cost to hook into the natural gas line 3 miles away. Decided we didn't need it so bad after all.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 10, 2019, 12:09:03 PM »
It's a 379 long hood. I mainly pull a 50 ft grain trailer and a 48 ft side dump. Occasionally I pull a 53 ft drop deck flat bed and a detachable low boy. We are working on the pusher right now. The bolts came lose and egged out the holes. You can see the shiny part where the arm works back and forth. They quit making this style so no parts available. We have come up with a plan. I will post more on that later.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 10, 2019, 08:41:01 AM »
Just gotta eye ball it.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 10, 2019, 07:17:29 AM »
Put some new chrome on my Pete. The old stacks were all rusted out and cracked at the bottom. Went stainless steel this time. The lowest door I have to go through is 13 ft so I cut them off at 12ft 8.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 08, 2019, 07:31:00 AM »
more like sea of dead!  or Tweaker Beach now, I fly a lot over there and some places are not good places to be.

That's too bad. I have always wanted to see the Salton sea and boondock at the slabs. I guess since I read the book Into the Wild.

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Bug-Out Bag and Camping gear / Re: How do you tell time?
« on: January 07, 2019, 07:32:01 AM »
I haven't worn a watch since I got my first cell phone.  I don't miss it either. I have been thinking it would be nice to have some kind of wind up pocket watch.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 05, 2019, 11:15:00 AM »
I got yelled at because my chickens dug up the wife's flower bed. Today the boys and I are putting up an electric fence.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 01, 2019, 05:27:20 PM »
Happy new year guys

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: December 31, 2018, 06:04:56 PM »
We had the funeral today. It's been raining all day. Made it miserable filling the hole.


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: December 30, 2018, 10:36:12 AM »
It's been an interesting trip so far. We are hoping the rest is uneventful.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: December 30, 2018, 10:35:07 AM »
Made it down to Kentucky a couple days ago with a few problems. We brought the car trailer to bring the rest of my mother in laws stuff hame.The wife's Tahoe is a poor choice of tow vehicles. The trailer is real heavy anyway but it just didn't pull worth a darn. I ended up throwing some sand tubes on the front. That helped some but not great. A combination of P rated tires and driving through pouring rain the whole way. The only thing on the trailer is some plywood I used to make sides and a couple suitcases. We are not bringing back anything real heavy. Just lots of big stuff. I am going to have make sure I have plenty of weight up front.
My wife's uncle had a severe heart attack and passed away. Nobody can afford a funeral so a few of the men in the family and I went and dug the grave by hand. It was a rough go but we got all but a foot before dark. A few guys are going back this morning to finish. This Kentucky dirt don't shovel like back home. We have Clay too but no rocks. I got an education on how to use a pick ax.
We are having Christmas today and going visiting friends. Then load up the trailer. We are heading back home the day after New year's day. It's been an interesting

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I understand the many benefits to fuel injection but I like stay with good old carburetion.

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I think it should have had a taser in it also.

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D.O.T. / Re: 2018 merry Christmas
« on: December 25, 2018, 11:55:48 AM »
Merry Christmas!

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: December 23, 2018, 08:23:42 AM »
Everyone in the house finally got over the flu or what ever that was we all had. Today we go to my moms for Christmas. Then we start packing up to go to Kentucky. We are heading out the day after Christmas day. My wife's uncle is going to take Zane and I out for the free youth deer hunt on the 29th. If we cant get any deer here maybe we can bring home a nice mountain deer.

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Tires, Wheels, and Suspension / Re: Steel wheels or Aluminum?
« on: December 21, 2018, 07:22:01 AM »
 I have always been a fan of the white spoke wheels.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: December 15, 2018, 08:02:55 PM »
Doc gave a flu test. The one where they swab the inside of your nose.  It came back negative.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: December 15, 2018, 07:04:15 PM »
I caught a virus a few days ago and just can't shake it. I lay in bed all night shivering and can't sleep. Then today had to keep a towel around to wipe the sweat off. Body hurts so bad I cant hardly move. It feels like worse than the worst hang over I ever had. Doc gave me some pretty good pain killers. They help to get me to sleep but only for a few hours at a time.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: December 12, 2018, 07:31:53 AM »
We have 200 big round cornstalk bales to get picked up in the field before it warms up. Problem is there is too much snow to get around out here with the semi. So we built a goose neck hitch to go on the 3 point of the tractor. This way we can use the 30ft goose neck flatbed.  Its going to take longer but we will get it done.  Again no pics because my camera is still broke. I found kiosk in the mall that will fix it but he had to order parts.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: December 08, 2018, 07:11:43 AM »
We put a winch on the drop deck semi trailer and to haul a broken down RV for someone. The winch we borrowed goes in a receiver hitch so we made one that slips in the stake pockets up front.  Found out we need bigger than a 12 ton winch. It worked but just  No pics. I broke the glass over the camera on my phone. All my pictures look like a fog.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: December 04, 2018, 08:05:43 PM »
Here is another story that gives more details.
https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/qvqzgw/power-plant-steam-is-making-it-snow-in-nebraska-norfolk-seward-lincoln

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: December 04, 2018, 08:03:41 AM »
We are not quite as bad down here jon
Are you getting any of this "man made" snow? It just missed us.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: December 02, 2018, 12:14:54 PM »
Sounds like a lot of fun. Problem is when I go to events like that I spent way too much at the snack bar. Just can't say no to the nachos and hot dogs!

We got a few inches of snow. Its heavy wet stuff. Not too cold out. In the teens. It's just a pain. Makes everything not work right feeding cattle and getting stuck in it. The snow plow went by at least. Now it's still coming down slowly and blowing.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: December 01, 2018, 12:58:31 PM »
I have a smaller meat slicer. A bigger one would be better but this works good enough. I use it for jerky also, It works best if the bacon is about half frozen. At the very least it has to be in the fridge overnight.

https://www.williams-sonoma.com/products/chefs-choice-food-slicer/?catalogId=86&sku=647912&cm_ven=PLA&cm_cat=Google&cm_pla=Electrics%20%3E%20Food%20Processors&msclkid=e95b262412d8185661d97a26d9f7989e&adlclid=ADL-218c1d5a-1371-465b-b495-7efad8d2d76b

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: December 01, 2018, 07:43:07 AM »
the bacon is resting in the fridge till tomorrow when it will receive smoke and heat... :beercheers:

You ever try making beef bacon? I have some beef belly in the freezer waiting for me to. Supposedly you make it the same as pork.

Jon, heres what i was told about beef bacon.



"Nate,
Yes, I make beef bacon.  The most commonly used cut is the naval plates, a cut from the belly.  Purchase with the skin removed, cure as if it were pork belly.

The fat of the naval plate is important for the flavor and for frying, just don't fry until crispy, leave flexible.  Great flavor.

Bob"


That matches up with the info I found. I would like to try to make it here before Christmas but I doubt I will get to it. I will document the process when I do it.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: November 30, 2018, 07:37:46 AM »
the bacon is resting in the fridge till tomorrow when it will receive smoke and heat... :beercheers:

You ever try making beef bacon? I have some beef belly in the freezer waiting for me to. Supposedly you make it the same as pork.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: November 22, 2018, 09:47:06 AM »
It's always my job to make the turkey. Salt and pepper, lay some home cured bacon on top.(black pepper and garlic flavor). 2 quarts of home made chicken stock in the bottom. Got the mini fridge stocked.

 I'm hiding out in the basement kitchen out of the way of the women upstairs. It won't be long before they invade my oven. Too bad I already have my duck in there. They  will just have to wait!

I put the duck on a rack over top of a quart of chicken stock. I put some extra garlic in the stock and a couple Bay leaves.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: November 22, 2018, 09:39:51 AM »
Nate are those fatties?
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Yes, those 2 round delicious logs of pure gluttony are 3 lb fatties rolled with bacon.

And the pan next to them are raw almonds that i put a spicy seasoning on.


Did you use your home cured bacon? There is no substitute. Worst thing I ever did was cure my own. Store bought sucks now.

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Faith Discussion / Re: Prayer Request thread
« on: November 21, 2018, 01:33:04 PM »
Sorry for your loss

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: November 21, 2018, 01:29:07 PM »
I really don't know what brand it is. I walked I'm the store, pointed at at the rack and said I want that one. I do know it cost $150. The guy said he's been selling them like crazy. It works great. I will be putting one on my planter tractor later.
With the size of that roof you could put two or three up there.  What brand did you buy ?


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: November 21, 2018, 06:47:56 AM »
Installed a 50 inch LED light bar on the combine. The last combine had LED headlights. This one has halogen. Compared to LED they suuuck!

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D.O.T. / Re: I salute this Cowboy!
« on: November 20, 2018, 07:35:03 AM »
That's awesome.

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Tip of the Day! / Anti freeze colors
« on: November 18, 2018, 11:25:50 AM »
 This might get a little windy but all these colors are a bit confusing. I would like to clear the water so to speak. I am partly color blind so that just adds to the confusion.

We have a small fleet of trucks and a bunch of equipment old and new. It seems like they all take a different antifreeze. We had yellow, purple and red. Accidentally bought a case of pink once. I had a Mack at the time so I called Mack. Their oil and coolant supplier had just been there and informed the shop that that all colored is the same. As long as it says EXTENDED LIFE. You can put red in purple and pink it don't matter but it MUST say EXTENDED LIFE. Over the past couple years I asked a couple different mechanics the same question expecting conflicting answers. They all backed up the story I got from Mack.

OK fine. So we bought a 55 gallon drum of red for the new stuff and a drum of green for the old. This has been working out for us very well for the past few years. Until now. We are out of green so I had the boss order another drum. We purchase lubricants and coolant through Cenex CO-OP. They can't get green anymore. Its yellow. But not extended life yellow. This yellow is compatible with green and the orange Dex-cool only. Are you confused yet? Isn't Dex Cool extended life? I thought it was.  Anyway so, now in our shop, yellow is the new green. The fun does not stop there. Not when you throw John Deere in the mix. We have 2 pieces of equipment under warranty. We must use the exact fluids that Deere says to use or risk not being covered by warranty. Guess what color the coolant is. Yellow. But not the new new yellow, its the old new extended life yellow. These 2 yellows are not compatible.

The moral of the story here is make darn shure you know exactly what coolant your vehicle has in it. Take a paint pen and write it down under the hood. Read your labels before purchasing coolant.  I have a feeling this "new yellow" will be popping up around stores before long if not already. Although I seriously doubt you will find any John Deere extend life yellow coolant in any vehicles. Thank goodness you can avoid that confusion. Just remember, extended life goes with extended life.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: November 13, 2018, 07:56:49 AM »
There were a bunch of guardian angles at work yesterday morning. My kids bus was in a near miss accident yesterday morning. A semi truck ran a stop sign. The bus driver said she got stopped just inches from the semi. The truck didn't even slow down. One of the students recognized the truck as one of her dad's trucks. She called her dad and the driver was fired immediately. Knowing the owner you would not want to be anywhere around when that happened. He is a real hot head anyway and this person almost took out the bus his kids were on.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: November 13, 2018, 07:17:03 AM »
Hoping all goes well with the corn. Do you sell local to mill or feed lot, or have to ship it out to corn juice factory.

We use some on our small feed lot. We sell a bunch to another feed lot down the road. The rest goes to an ethanol plant.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: November 12, 2018, 07:18:36 PM »
Well there was some moaning and groaning and sigh or two with a bunch of excuses. As soon as he left for the veterans day program at the school we took off.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: November 12, 2018, 07:30:41 AM »
Didn't do a darn thing all weekend except watch all the trucks go by the house. Everyone is out combining corn except us. Over a week ago we got rained out on beans and the weather has not been cooperation at all to finish them. I tried getting the boss to change over to corn last week but he started getting really agitated with us so I dropped the subject. This is starting to get a little ridiculous. Fine he is 72 years old. If he don't want to be out there in the cold he can stay home. That is not the case with him. If he don't want to do it that means we cant do it either. 

We will see what happens today. We are moving equipment home and changing over to corn. He will either be onboard or get mad. We (my brother and I and hired hand) talked it over Friday. If he don't want to do anything today then we need to take the initiative and do it ourselves. No matter what he says. Yea we are in a partnership bu he is the boss and he has the checkbook but we are all tired of sitting around with our thumbs up our you know where watching everyone else in the country work.

I am worried about the boss. All week he has looked like crap. Shuffling his feet when he walks and started drooling again. Hes tired. He falls asleep at his desk while you sit and talk to him. Yet he sets his alarm to get up 4:30 am because he thinks he need to be up. Its not unusual to see him driving around the farm at 2 or 3 am. Ive gotten up to use the bathroom and seen him. When asked what he was doing he said he was washing clothes and forget his handkerchief at the shop. I didn't question that. I have talked to him about getting something to help him sleep but He will absolutely not take any medication. He has a blood pressure pill to take and thats it.

Sorry that turned into a rant.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: November 08, 2018, 07:13:55 AM »
I'm just glad I don't have cable.

Its on regular TV too. I think its funny because the husband in the video reminds me of me with my first wife.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: November 08, 2018, 07:11:52 AM »
The weather has not been cooperating at all with harvest. A few guys are going but a lot of them have tearing up axles and transmissions. So we ave just been farting around in the shop. Wife is in full "I told you so" mode. What I thought would be a quick fix and flip is not looking good. Put a new starter in the Pathfinder and it still does the same thing it did before. I'm going to change out the relay to day and see what happens.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: November 06, 2018, 10:45:22 PM »
Happy birthday Nate.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: November 06, 2018, 10:44:52 PM »
Chased a ground issue in my Peterbilt. All the chicken lights came on with the dome light when I open the door. Crazy. Wrestled the starter out of my new tinker toy the Nissan Pathfinder. That was fun. Not really.
Most importantly I got out and voted.


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: November 05, 2018, 07:05:57 AM »
Looking at another burb. Its a 85 3/4 diesel less than an hour away. Sounds crazy but it solves many issues.

https://goldcountry.craigslist.org/cto/6721845817.html?lang=en&cc=us

Not too bad for 1500. If you show up with $100 bills you might get it for 1200.

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