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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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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: November 04, 2018, 05:58:05 PM »
I remember seeing the big saguaro catus when I was long haul trucking. It's on my list of places to go see them again. But this time not just through a windshield.

I didn't get any jerky made. Had my nieces birthday party today. I did manage to pick up a 94 Nissan Pathfinder. Talked him down to $400. Funny clunky noise in the rear. He said that's just the exhaust. Ok. Muddy driveway and I didn't feel like laying in it. When I got it home I crawled under. The frame is all rotted out. It will still make a good run around vehicle. It runs great.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: November 03, 2018, 06:45:43 AM »
Well it rained so I guess I get the weekend off. Have to go to a friends kids birthday party. Its raining so everyone will have to stay in the house. I can't wait.

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I have seen a few different versions of this. I have never seen one in action.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: October 28, 2018, 09:44:59 AM »
Thanks!

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Actually I do have a couple pot belly pigs coming. My brother has a bunch for sale for $10 apiece. He's saving me 2 males. We are going to cut them than fatten em up. I have to make a separate pen for them first.


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: October 28, 2018, 08:43:06 AM »
Got to spend the  afternoon with my granddaughter. I got a hold of Her mom and she agreed to come hang out with us. My son don't have anything to do with them thankfully his ex don't take that out on us. We don't get to see her very often but almost every time we ask to see Ava they meet us someplace. I took the familty to an exotic animal auction yesterday. I thought it would be fun for the boys and Ava to see all the different animals.

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So earlier this spring my buddy and I are sitting around in his garage drinking beer and got some pork bellies on the smoker. We get to talking about how the goat and sheep market is starting to boom around here with all the new immigrants moving in. Neither of us had ever eaten goat before so we decided (against my wife's better judgement) to go buy a goat and fatten him up. Problem was he had a name before we got home. So now Bob is our pet. He is castrated so he's no good to breed. Hes just there. All alone.

A couple months go by and this other friend of mine has this young sheep. I see on Facebook she looking to get rid of her. I shoot her a message. She says $50 and I will have the kid drop her off.  Within a couple hours her son is here with a trailer. I didn't tell my wife until he got there that I bought Bob a friend. She was not thrilled but OK because our beloved Bob has someone to play with.

Tulip the sheep is of breeding age now so I thought if I'm going to breed 1 I just as well have 2. I loaded up the family yesterday and wet to the exotic animal auction. I passed up a couple real nice young sheep but ended up with a nice older ewe already bread and ready to pop for $75. I threw some bedding down in the trailer and off we go. It was dark when we got home last night so I left her in the trailer. I didn't want her in a new place in the dark. She already had a stressful day. Got her some grain and water. As I am sitting here typing this I am waiting for the sun to come up so I can check on her and get her put away.

The only thing I know about sheep is they give wool and say Baa. Looking at the paperwork last night it turns out I bought a different breed of sheep. This one is a Katahdin sheep. I guess you don't have to sheer these. They are only raised for meat. Tulip is a Hampshire. The typical white body black face type sheep you think of when someone says sheep.

We will see how this plays out. New mamma is really big. She has at least 2 in her if not triplets. I have a decent barn but its not real big. If it don't work out sharing a barn with Bob and Tulip I will evict the ducks and she can have their house.

This is Bob and Tulip. Don't have any pics of the new girl yet. Nor does she have a name. I'm thinking Hetty. From NCIS Los Angles. Shes a spunky old girl.




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D.O.T. / Re: What the heck?
« on: October 26, 2018, 09:03:35 AM »
Dr Evil is behind this.

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CIEMR / Re: “Refugees” from south america
« on: October 25, 2018, 07:25:43 AM »
I bet they make it here before the hurricane. Either that or they will use the hurricane to their advantage. They will get stuck in the middle of it and it will be all Trumps fault.

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CIEMR / Re: Get it off your chest / whats bothering you
« on: October 23, 2018, 07:06:43 PM »
I have to say I am a little worried about this hoard of people headed to the border. Will Trump cave and let them in or will there be blood shed.

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General Vehicle Related Discussion / Re: 1986 K5 Blazer
« on: October 18, 2018, 07:02:37 AM »
Also could be pinion bearings :cry: Get the rear axle up on jackstands and have the wife accelerate then let off the gas and listen near the pinion support. Deceleration noise is typically loss of preload and bearings buzzing while the pinion gear runs in an "off" spot on the ring gear coast side.

Am i the only one that finds that method a bit odd....?

- put rear axle on jack stands

- stick entire body under said vehicle

- have WIFE put it in drive (and hope its not reverse)

- smash gas pedal (pray shes not pissed at you or been watching too many murder tv shows)

- then listen for noise with head next to axle

?


Thats how I found the vibration on my pickup.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: October 16, 2018, 07:12:27 PM »
Got the new door in the duck house. Then had time to get some steel up on it. Just needs a little trim. Running around getting little stuff done before harvest starts Thursday.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: October 16, 2018, 08:20:27 AM »
It's kind of ironic the guy that burned most the houses down is in jail now. Somebody burned his house down.

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CIEMR / Re: Get it off your chest / whats bothering you
« on: October 16, 2018, 08:11:51 AM »
....

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: October 16, 2018, 08:03:48 AM »
You live in the good part of Ky. Eastern Ky is a little different. People there will rob you blind. If someone don't like you they simply burn your house down. The place is littered with the remains of burned houses.

 Cops, lawyers, doctors and dentist and judges are all corrupt. Everyone has their hand out. You have a back ach and your elbow hurts? 2 separate appointments. You need 3 teeth pulled? That will be 3 seperate appointments.

I don't know if they are still there or not but there were a while bunch of drug addicts living under a bridge in Clay county. They just made thier own little town under there.

Now having said that I love it there. We plan on having a retirement home there. Where is yet to be determined. We have plenty of time before retirement.

That is why we sold my wife's house. It would have sat empty so many years we would have to doze the whole lot when it was time to move back. That and it's in a place we do not want to be in. That is sad because it's where she was born and raised in Owsley county.

Everyone down there says there are 2 Kentuckys. Even as an outsider I can see that.



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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: October 15, 2018, 07:34:02 AM »
We got about an inch of snow Sunday morning. Kids couldn't get outside fast enough to play in it. Jasper was out there in his Pajamas. One of our heifers got a double prolapse Saturday night.  Had to get the vet out. That was fun in the dark. Have to make a call to the butcher this morning. Going to fill another freezer.

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CIEMR / Re: Get it off your chest / whats bothering you
« on: October 12, 2018, 07:40:05 AM »
I hope this never happens again but I know it will. When it happens again. I will take the child to the hospital. They will alert the authorities. Then It will be out of my hands.

This is where we are.  I cant even it bring it up. He gets all mad. He sees it as the kids fault. The dog did nothing wrong. They just got too close to her. After his stroke his mind did not rewire right. We are just stuck. If we touch that dog I'm afraid he will kick us out. Then everything we worked for is for not. On the other hand I have to hope my kid or my niece or anyone else wont get bit. The dog has arthritis. We did get him to take her to the vet and get her some meds for that. Her demeanor has changed since. I know how that works though. He will quit taking his own meds sometimes just because he thinks he don't need them. Will he do that with the dog too?

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CIEMR / Re: Get it off your chest / whats bothering you
« on: October 10, 2018, 07:36:00 AM »
You guys make a good point.

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Firearms / Re: Internet gun buying. Newbie
« on: October 10, 2018, 07:34:04 AM »
I am not the gun expert you guys are. I go through a dealer. I recently found a Savage .270 at a big box store for $400. I almost grabbed it but I gave my guy a call. He ordered the exact same gun for me plus 2 boxes of shells he lock tighted the scope AND sighted it in for me. Price $405.



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CIEMR / Re: Get it off your chest / whats bothering you
« on: October 09, 2018, 01:06:57 PM »
I'm in a catch. I didn't have 2 nickels to rub together when I started here 17 years ago. The man has done so much for me and my family. Took us in and made my brother and I partners. We can't jeopardize everything by taking care of the dog but can't allow it to keep happening. Like I said above. We are in agreement here that it happens again the dog is gone and nobody knows where it went.

Don I really feel you. I don't know exactly how you feel but it's close. She never bit that bad just nips but drew blood.



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CIEMR / Re: Get it off your chest / whats bothering you
« on: October 09, 2018, 11:07:51 AM »
From what i recall jon, you are an actual partner of that business right, and not just a hired hand?
Yeah but the boss is still the boss. He don't have any family. That dog is his baby.

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CIEMR / Re: Get it off your chest / whats bothering you
« on: October 09, 2018, 07:29:51 AM »
 This is Rant part of the forum? Well here it goes...  Hearing about Dons granddaughter re lit a fire inside me. The dog here on the farm has bitten all my kids, all my brothers kids, a friends kid and the neighbor. Drew blood a couple times. Yet my boss refuses to see that she is a problem even though he witnessed it more than once. We will all be in the office talking, the dog will come in and bite A kid for who know what reason. Then he says you guys just need to keep the kids away from her. Um No.  I live here. I am not making my kids stay inside all the time. No kids allowed in the shop now? No I don't think so. We have been very careful around her but I know it will happen again. She came real close to disappearing last time it happened. The next time will be the last.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: October 09, 2018, 07:19:23 AM »
I'm sorry to hear that Don. I cant imagine how you felt.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: October 05, 2018, 07:15:27 AM »
Yea You would have to cold smoke it first. I think some people can cooked chicken but I never have. I like to cold pack it raw. It cooks in the jar during the canning process.

This is basically the same way I do it.

http://prepared-housewives.com/diy-canned-chicken-pressure-canner/

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