Comments on: Crazy Weather http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/12/11/crazy-weather/ 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: Sue http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/12/11/crazy-weather/comment-page-1/#comment-28286 Sue Wed, 21 May 2008 18:39:36 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/12/11/crazy-weather/#comment-28286 Hi!! I also grew up on a farm--a dairy farm in Ohio. My husband farmed with his Dad--also on a dairy farm where we raised our children. I really enjoyed reading your blog. Due to having 2 back surgeries and now being on disability, my husband and I have opened up a website store--http://www.ugottaluvem.com where we sell many different designs of wind spinners, which are made of stainless steel and guaranteed never to rust. We have tractors, farm animals, dogs, wildlife, and many others--please check us out. Hi!! I also grew up on a farm–a dairy farm in Ohio. My husband farmed with his Dad–also on a dairy farm where we raised our children. I really enjoyed reading your blog. Due to having 2 back surgeries and now being on disability, my husband and I have opened up a website store–http://www.ugottaluvem.com where we sell many different designs of wind spinners, which are made of stainless steel and guaranteed never to rust. We have tractors, farm animals, dogs, wildlife, and many others–please check us out.

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By: joelw http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/12/11/crazy-weather/comment-page-1/#comment-23360 joelw Wed, 13 Feb 2008 22:29:09 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/12/11/crazy-weather/#comment-23360 Ann, We are hanging in there. We're pretty tough and just generally take things as they come. Thanks for the comment! Ann,
We are hanging in there. We’re pretty tough and just generally take things as they come. Thanks for the comment!

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By: ann http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/12/11/crazy-weather/comment-page-1/#comment-23029 ann Wed, 06 Feb 2008 16:21:55 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/12/11/crazy-weather/#comment-23029 I hope everything is going better for you sorry to hear what has happen to you but thing will get better for you and your kids god has a plane for your family everything will work out I hope everything is going better for you sorry to hear what has happen to you but thing will get better for you and your kids god has a plane for your family everything will work out

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By: joelw http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/12/11/crazy-weather/comment-page-1/#comment-21571 joelw Sun, 23 Dec 2007 21:40:42 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/12/11/crazy-weather/#comment-21571 Kyle, Glad to have you reading! Hope you enjoy the blog. I hope you can achieve your goal of owning a big farm someday. Pretty cool web site you got there! Joel Kyle,
Glad to have you reading! Hope you enjoy the blog. I hope you can achieve your goal of owning a big farm someday. Pretty cool web site you got there!
Joel

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By: Kyle http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/12/11/crazy-weather/comment-page-1/#comment-21558 Kyle Sun, 23 Dec 2007 14:50:55 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/12/11/crazy-weather/#comment-21558 Hi Joel! I am 12 years old and I live on a small hobby farm in MD. I have been following your blog for a while and I think it is great that kids still get to grow up on farms. Although we only have about 35 acres, I wish to have a farm like yours one day! Good luck and Merry Christmas! Kyle PS Check out freewebs.com/comptonfarms which is our farm website that I run! Hi Joel!

I am 12 years old and I live on a small hobby farm in MD. I have been following your blog for a while and I think it is great that kids still get to grow up on farms. Although we only have about 35 acres, I wish to have a farm like yours one day! Good luck and Merry Christmas!

Kyle

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Check out freewebs.com/comptonfarms which is our farm website that I run!

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By: joelw http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/12/11/crazy-weather/comment-page-1/#comment-21545 joelw Sat, 22 Dec 2007 23:15:38 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/12/11/crazy-weather/#comment-21545 I like the idea of a spreader behind the tractor because I can load it and let someone else deal with it. I was thinking small tractor because I'd like to have a small tractor with a backhoe. I'm on the lookout for a smaller dump truck too. My fear of the skid steer is it would only get used at cleanout. Hope you and yours have a Merry Christmas! I like the idea of a spreader behind the tractor because I can load it and let someone else deal with it. I was thinking small tractor because I’d like to have a small tractor with a backhoe. I’m on the lookout for a smaller dump truck too. My fear of the skid steer is it would only get used at cleanout.
Hope you and yours have a Merry Christmas!

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By: Kevin http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/12/11/crazy-weather/comment-page-1/#comment-21540 Kevin Sat, 22 Dec 2007 20:34:36 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/12/11/crazy-weather/#comment-21540 Joel, I think you have the right idea about the manure/litter spreaders. Our feed delivery man used to have a turkey operation and used a large manure spreader on the back of his 7000 Ford. (Sort of dates how long ago that was!) Plus he used a smaller tractor with a loader for getting the litter and manure out of his sheds. (Turkeys around here were raised in open fronted barns, more like machine or hay storage sheds, and were put on open range for part of thier grow out. His breeding operation was done in a low enclosed building, due to the size of some of his tom turkeys part of his system included semen collection and arificial insemmination.) You might want to invest in an older state or municipal dump truck or two ton with a hoist. Whatever excess litter you have, you might want to compost and then sell by the ton or truckload. It can add a little extra income to what you might have normally just given away to get rid of. You might want to look at some of the websites for skid steer loaders to get an idea of the different implements you can use with it. I know that they offer rough cut and finish mowers, post hole diggers, tree spades, tree/brush shears, backhoes, etc. If you could find one at a reasonable price you might be able to use it mow the lawn, plus do other jobs both on the farm and as a contractor. Hope you and the family have a great Christmas! Kevin Joel,
I think you have the right idea about the manure/litter spreaders. Our feed delivery man used to have a turkey operation and used a large manure spreader on the back of his 7000 Ford. (Sort of dates how long ago that was!) Plus he used a smaller tractor with a loader for getting the litter and manure out of his sheds. (Turkeys around here were raised in open fronted barns, more like machine or hay storage sheds, and were put on open range for part of thier grow out. His breeding operation was done in a low enclosed building, due to the size of some of his tom turkeys part of his system included semen collection and arificial insemmination.) You might want to invest in an older state or municipal dump truck or two ton with a hoist. Whatever excess litter you have, you might want to compost and then sell by the ton or truckload. It can add a little extra income to what you might have normally just given away to get rid of. You might want to look at some of the websites for skid steer loaders to get an idea of the different implements you can use with it. I know that they offer rough cut and finish mowers, post hole diggers, tree spades, tree/brush shears, backhoes, etc. If you could find one at a reasonable price you might be able to use it mow the lawn, plus do other jobs both on the farm and as a contractor.

Hope you and the family have a great Christmas!
Kevin

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By: joelw http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/12/11/crazy-weather/comment-page-1/#comment-21468 joelw Thu, 20 Dec 2007 00:35:42 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/12/11/crazy-weather/#comment-21468 Niki, Thanks for the comment. I hope you enjoy the blog. It would seem to me you've taken quite a bold action yourself. I'll be checking in on your blog from time to time. Make sure you check back. Good luck on your projects and Merry Christmas to you and yours! Joel Niki,
Thanks for the comment. I hope you enjoy the blog. It would seem to me you’ve taken quite a bold action yourself. I’ll be checking in on your blog from time to time. Make sure you check back. Good luck on your projects and Merry Christmas to you and yours!
Joel

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By: Niki http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/12/11/crazy-weather/comment-page-1/#comment-21430 Niki Tue, 18 Dec 2007 15:49:29 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/12/11/crazy-weather/#comment-21430 Congratulations on your bold action. Good luck and Merry Christmas. Congratulations on your bold action. Good luck and Merry Christmas.

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By: joelw http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/12/11/crazy-weather/comment-page-1/#comment-21358 joelw Mon, 17 Dec 2007 00:15:10 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2007/12/11/crazy-weather/#comment-21358 The cost share here has remained the same for atleast 2 years now. 80% is pretty good, but your right I need to get on it before it gets away. A skid steer will run circles around a small tractor, but the tractor would have all year use whereas the skid steer would be strictly for cleanout, on average once a year. I don't have to worry about reaching the truck or buggy. My 6000 will reach higher than a skid steer. I could be loading with the 6000 as fast as someone else cleaned it out or vice versa. I would like to have a litter buggy or two instead of a truck. That way I can load it and they can spread it with their tractor or I could spread for a fee with mine. I would rather them take the responsibility for where it is being spread. Thanks for the comment! Glad to have you reading! Check back regularly, I'm sure I'm going to have lots of questions about this poultry business. Merry Christmas! Joel The cost share here has remained the same for atleast 2 years now. 80% is pretty good, but your right I need to get on it before it gets away. A skid steer will run circles around a small tractor, but the tractor would have all year use whereas the skid steer would be strictly for cleanout, on average once a year. I don’t have to worry about reaching the truck or buggy. My 6000 will reach higher than a skid steer. I could be loading with the 6000 as fast as someone else cleaned it out or vice versa. I would like to have a litter buggy or two instead of a truck. That way I can load it and they can spread it with their tractor or I could spread for a fee with mine. I would rather them take the responsibility for where it is being spread. Thanks for the comment! Glad to have you reading! Check back regularly, I’m sure I’m going to have lots of questions about this poultry business. Merry Christmas!
Joel

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