Comments on: March Madness http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/03/17/march-madness/ farm blog, farming blog, country blog, country living blog, livestock blog, rural lifestyle blog Fri, 26 Jul 2013 14:50:13 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.2.1 By: Coursbo http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/03/17/march-madness/comment-page-1/#comment-3404 Coursbo Sun, 25 Mar 2007 02:11:43 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/03/17/march-madness/#comment-3404 Joel, How many poultry houses are you planning. Somewhere I missed that. <a href="http://blogriculture.blogspot.com/" rel="nofollow"> Agriculture in America - Dedicated to the Rural way of Life></a> Joel,
How many poultry houses are you planning. Somewhere I missed that.

Agriculture in America – Dedicated to the Rural way of Life>

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By: Kevin http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/03/17/march-madness/comment-page-1/#comment-3345 Kevin Fri, 23 Mar 2007 11:41:05 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/03/17/march-madness/#comment-3345 Joel, Family and Friends Well, the UCM/CMSU Mules lost by 5 last night in overtime, so they are out of it. Those damned birds are still in it, I am just hoping the UCLA Bruins get them plucked! The big news is Tubby Smith announced he is leaving for Michigan, I hope he does well there and Kentucky gets a good coach to replace him. Joel, are you planning on planting any field crops this year or are you going to concentrate on the hay, stock and custom work you've been doing? I know, depending on what happens with the chicken op, you might have other things to keep you busy. Well, keep at it! Joel, Family and Friends
Well, the UCM/CMSU Mules lost by 5 last night in overtime, so they are out of it. Those damned birds are still in it, I am just hoping the UCLA Bruins get them plucked! The big news is Tubby Smith announced he is leaving for Michigan, I hope he does well there and Kentucky gets a good coach to replace him.
Joel, are you planning on planting any field crops this year or are you going to concentrate on the hay, stock and custom work you’ve been doing? I know, depending on what happens with the chicken op, you might have other things to keep you busy.
Well, keep at it!

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By: Hillbilly Willy http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/03/17/march-madness/comment-page-1/#comment-3344 Hillbilly Willy Fri, 23 Mar 2007 10:45:06 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/03/17/march-madness/#comment-3344 Joel, My Team bit the dust last night. But click on the <a href="http://hillbilly-willy.blogspot.com/2007/03/march-madness-sent-you-monk-e-mail.html" rel="nofollow">link</a> Click on the Link beside the Monkey. It will show how I feel about the game. As always keep up the good blog. 10-4 Willy Joel,
My Team bit the dust last night. But click on the link Click on the Link beside the Monkey. It will show how I feel about the game. As always keep up the good blog.

10-4 Willy

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By: Hillbilly Willy http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/03/17/march-madness/comment-page-1/#comment-3276 Hillbilly Willy Thu, 22 Mar 2007 02:25:51 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/03/17/march-madness/#comment-3276 Joel, Enjoyed your blog on March Madness. Your thought on Kentucky basketball are well taken. Kentucky has been one of my favorite teams for several years. I live in Arkansas and root on the hogs. But click on the link for my blog <a href="http://hillbilly-willy.blogspot.com/2007/03/willy-sent-you-monk-e-mail.html" rel="nofollow">March Madness</a> . See if you can tell where I graduated! 10-4 Willy Joel,
Enjoyed your blog on March Madness. Your thought on Kentucky basketball are well taken. Kentucky has been one of my favorite teams for several years. I live in Arkansas and root on the hogs. But click on the link for my blog March Madness . See if you can tell where I graduated!

10-4 Willy

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By: Alex Shalman http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/03/17/march-madness/comment-page-1/#comment-3266 Alex Shalman Wed, 21 Mar 2007 21:44:03 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/03/17/march-madness/#comment-3266 Hey there. I found your site because it was being advertised, via google adwords over there. Not sure that it relates to my topic though. Regardless, I looked over some of your articles and you've given me a new look at farm life. You make it seem fun =) Hey there. I found your site because it was being advertised, via google adwords over there. Not sure that it relates to my topic though. Regardless, I looked over some of your articles and you’ve given me a new look at farm life. You make it seem fun =)

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By: Kevin http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/03/17/march-madness/comment-page-1/#comment-3260 Kevin Wed, 21 Mar 2007 19:23:38 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/03/17/march-madness/#comment-3260 Joel, Family & Friends, Too bad the cats lost! I was really looking forward to the birds have thier tailfeathers pulled out! (Kansas City is only 50 miles from Lawerence KS, so we hear all of the KU sports news, even though the majority of KC is on the Missouri side! We've got lots of KU, MU & KState alum in the area, but the last two get second fiddle mention on the TV.) My alma mater, the UCM Mules will be playing this afternoon in the Division 2, Elite 8 tourney. Around 5 PM Central time. Hopefully everything will go well for them, but once they get into this round you never can tell. Savanah another good source for information on Gardening and Farm Life are some of the various websites and magazines out there. As to on farm butchering most folks only butcher small animals unless they live to far from a processing plant. No matter what animal you have to butcher the main thing is getting them killed quickly and humanely, next is getting them bled out, and then the entrails and skin removed and the carcass cooled. (I hope I didn't gross anyone out, or step on Joel's toes. After all this is "his house", so to speak.) Take care, and keep at it! Eventually it will all get done. Joel, Family & Friends,
Too bad the cats lost! I was really looking forward to the birds have thier tailfeathers pulled out! (Kansas City is only 50 miles from Lawerence KS, so we hear all of the KU sports news, even though the majority of KC is on the Missouri side! We’ve got lots of KU, MU & KState alum in the area, but the last two get second fiddle mention on the TV.)
My alma mater, the UCM Mules will be playing this afternoon in the Division 2, Elite 8 tourney. Around 5 PM Central time. Hopefully everything will go well for them, but once they get into this round you never can tell.
Savanah another good source for information on Gardening and Farm Life are some of the various websites and magazines out there. As to on farm butchering most folks only butcher small animals unless they live to far from a processing plant. No matter what animal you have to butcher the main thing is getting them killed quickly and humanely, next is getting them bled out, and then the entrails and skin removed and the carcass cooled. (I hope I didn’t gross anyone out, or step on Joel’s toes. After all this is “his house”, so to speak.)
Take care, and keep at it! Eventually it will all get done.

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By: Mary http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/03/17/march-madness/comment-page-1/#comment-3241 Mary Wed, 21 Mar 2007 12:57:24 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/03/17/march-madness/#comment-3241 Joel, I absolutely love your blog. I've added it to my favorites so i can see what's going on out on the farm. You undoubtedly have to be the luckiest man living. Three great children, living on the farm . . . how does it get any better than that? :) Joel,

I absolutely love your blog. I’ve added it to my favorites so i can see what’s going on out on the farm.

You undoubtedly have to be the luckiest man living. Three great children, living on the farm . . . how does it get any better than that? :)

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By: joelw http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/03/17/march-madness/comment-page-1/#comment-3220 joelw Tue, 20 Mar 2007 23:45:40 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/03/17/march-madness/#comment-3220 Kevin, Didn't work out for those wildcats did it? I modified the starter and all is well. Noticed the truck needs an alternator belt too though. This week I'll pick it up and try to get me a toolbox for the back of it. I've got tools everywhere and I'm going to lose them if I don't put them up. Shelly, Big Red, that's cool! The kids call my truck Old Blue. Tree farming is what my greta uncle Pete used to do. Pine beetle pretty much wiped every pine in these parts out though. If I can ever find time I hope to do a timber stand improvement on the woodland here. Thanks for reading and keep checking back. Char, I'll choose the farm over the factory any day. It's a shame that a lot of folks have had to take a factory job just to keep the farm. Thanks for reading and keep checking back. Savannah, Is Colombus really that bad? My neighbor James retired as a machinist in Colombus and came back home. Yes we kill some of our own animals.The big things like cows and most pigs we take to a local slaughterhouse, but we have done our own pigs, chickens, rabbits, etc. There's really not any wrong way to kill animals so long as it is quick and does not cause suffering and does not hurt the meat. There are different techniques like stunning, shooting, and bleeding out. I didn't know there was a wrong way to ride a horse either. Most folks mount from the left side of the horse (if you are standing behind it your left). You'll find that when you sit on the horse if you lean back a bit it is more comfortable. One bit of advice would be to keep your feet from getting into the horses flanks as this usually makes them go (flanks are the area just in front of the rear legs). I get up a lot of mornings at 5 am, but since I've been on this crazy swing shift I do sleep some during the days on weekends since I work all night. To me the perfect schedule would be to go to bed at dark and get up a little before daylight. Planting seeds isn't a science either. Most people make the mistake of planting too deep. A lot of plants only need the seeds planted 1/4 inch deep. The biggest thing to remember is surround yourself with folks that know how to do the things you want to learn and just watch and learn. You'll find everyone has their own little ways. Good luck and keep checking back. It might not be a bad idea to pick up a copy of the late Carla Emery's The Encyclopedia of Country Living. http://www.carlaemery.com/ David, Glad to have you reading. Hope you enjoy! Kevin,
Didn’t work out for those wildcats did it? I modified the starter and all is well. Noticed the truck needs an alternator belt too though. This week I’ll pick it up and try to get me a toolbox for the back of it. I’ve got tools everywhere and I’m going to lose them if I don’t put them up.

Shelly,
Big Red, that’s cool! The kids call my truck Old Blue. Tree farming is what my greta uncle Pete used to do. Pine beetle pretty much wiped every pine in these parts out though. If I can ever find time I hope to do a timber stand improvement on the woodland here. Thanks for reading and keep checking back.

Char,
I’ll choose the farm over the factory any day. It’s a shame that a lot of folks have had to take a factory job just to keep the farm. Thanks for reading and keep checking back.

Savannah,
Is Colombus really that bad? My neighbor James retired as a machinist in Colombus and came back home. Yes we kill some of our own animals.The big things like cows and most pigs we take to a local slaughterhouse, but we have done our own pigs, chickens, rabbits, etc. There’s really not any wrong way to kill animals so long as it is quick and does not cause suffering and does not hurt the meat. There are different techniques like stunning, shooting, and bleeding out. I didn’t know there was a wrong way to ride a horse either. Most folks mount from the left side of the horse (if you are standing behind it your left). You’ll find that when you sit on the horse if you lean back a bit it is more comfortable. One bit of advice would be to keep your feet from getting into the horses flanks as this usually makes them go (flanks are the area just in front of the rear legs). I get up a lot of mornings at 5 am, but since I’ve been on this crazy swing shift I do sleep some during the days on weekends since I work all night. To me the perfect schedule would be to go to bed at dark and get up a little before daylight. Planting seeds isn’t a science either. Most people make the mistake of planting too deep. A lot of plants only need the seeds planted 1/4 inch deep. The biggest thing to remember is surround yourself with folks that know how to do the things you want to learn and just watch and learn. You’ll find everyone has their own little ways. Good luck and keep checking back. It might not be a bad idea to pick up a copy of the late Carla Emery’s The Encyclopedia of Country Living.
http://www.carlaemery.com/

David,
Glad to have you reading. Hope you enjoy!

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By: David Armstrong http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/03/17/march-madness/comment-page-1/#comment-3210 David Armstrong Tue, 20 Mar 2007 14:14:47 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/03/17/march-madness/#comment-3210 Great blog, I will be a regular reader Great blog, I will be a regular reader

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By: Savannah http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/03/17/march-madness/comment-page-1/#comment-3191 Savannah Mon, 19 Mar 2007 20:12:30 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/03/17/march-madness/#comment-3191 Hello, My name is savannah and i'm an anthropology student at Ohio state university. I grew up in a small town in West Virginia. Now i live in columbus, Ohio (in my opinion, the armpit of the united states). So, I went to a central american country, and silly me, I fell in love with a farmer. Now i'm probably engaged, since I told this guy i'd marry him. I'm goin to live on his family's farm in september. I dont' know one thing about animals or farming. so i'm readin what you write to learn a thing or two, so i wont' make a complete fool of myself. I have some questions for ya. Since i'm a woman, i'll be cookin and planting, and killing chickens and cleaning. do you kill your own animals? or do you sell them? if you kill them, how do you kill a cow or chicken? how do you ride a horse? They kill their own animals. It is completely out in the middle of nowhere. How early do you wake up in the morning? How do you plant seeds? Oh, lord have mercy on my soul! because i don't know what i've gotten myself into. Hello, My name is savannah and i’m an anthropology student at Ohio state university. I grew up in a small town in West Virginia. Now i live in columbus, Ohio (in my opinion, the armpit of the united states). So, I went to a central american country, and silly me, I fell in love with a farmer. Now i’m probably engaged, since I told this guy i’d marry him. I’m goin to live on his family’s farm in september. I dont’ know one thing about animals or farming. so i’m readin what you write to learn a thing or two, so i wont’ make a complete fool of myself. I have some questions for ya. Since i’m a woman, i’ll be cookin and planting, and killing chickens and cleaning. do you kill your own animals? or do you sell them? if you kill them, how do you kill a cow or chicken? how do you ride a horse? They kill their own animals. It is completely out in the middle of nowhere. How early do you wake up in the morning? How do you plant seeds? Oh, lord have mercy on my soul! because i don’t know what i’ve gotten myself into.

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