Comments on: Proud Dad http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2008/05/31/proud-dad/ 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 Doe-Nim http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2008/05/31/proud-dad/comment-page-1/#comment-28837 Sue Doe-Nim Sat, 14 Jun 2008 20:07:38 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2008/05/31/proud-dad/#comment-28837 Ack! Surgery in your front yard. It's clear that I need to say in the city. I'm a total wuss. Looking forward to henhouse pictures. Ack! Surgery in your front yard.

It’s clear that I need to say in the city. I’m a total wuss.

Looking forward to henhouse pictures.

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By: joelw http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2008/05/31/proud-dad/comment-page-1/#comment-28825 joelw Sat, 14 Jun 2008 11:36:09 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2008/05/31/proud-dad/#comment-28825 The confederate flag isn't considered offensive in my area. I'm sure we could all have a long winded discussion on that subject, but this really isn't the place for it. That's the great thing about the USA we all have the freedom to express ourselves. The horse is on the groud so the vet can perform her surgery. She is gelding him. He is sedated and could barely stand if he wanted to. The nests in the chickenhouses are sloped so the egg rolls to the front where there is a belt that carries them to a table. I'll get a pic up soon. Glad you like the blog and thanks for the comment! The confederate flag isn’t considered offensive in my area. I’m sure we could all have a long winded discussion on that subject, but this really isn’t the place for it. That’s the great thing about the USA we all have the freedom to express ourselves.
The horse is on the groud so the vet can perform her surgery. She is gelding him. He is sedated and could barely stand if he wanted to.
The nests in the chickenhouses are sloped so the egg rolls to the front where there is a belt that carries them to a table. I’ll get a pic up soon.
Glad you like the blog and thanks for the comment!

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By: Sue Doe-Nim http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2008/05/31/proud-dad/comment-page-1/#comment-28690 Sue Doe-Nim Sun, 08 Jun 2008 22:33:13 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2008/05/31/proud-dad/#comment-28690 City girl here (dressage rider - does that count for anything?) and otherwise total housewife. I\'ve been following you for a while now via google reader and I\'ve got a few questions if you don\'t mind. What\'s up with the Confederate Saddle pad? Is it not considered offensive in your area? (this is a genuine question and not meant to rile anyone up) Why do you have the horse on the ground? Is it part of training that I\'ve never seen before? When you\'re collecting chicken eggs is it back breaking labor or do you set their nests up a little higher so you aren\'t stooping all day? Would you post a picture? I really do enjoy your blog, our lives couldn\'t be more different and I think that\'s why I enjoy it so. City girl here (dressage rider – does that count for anything?) and otherwise total housewife.

I\’ve been following you for a while now via google reader and I\’ve got a few questions if you don\’t mind.

What\’s up with the Confederate Saddle pad? Is it not considered offensive in your area? (this is a genuine question and not meant to rile anyone up)

Why do you have the horse on the ground? Is it part of training that I\’ve never seen before?

When you\’re collecting chicken eggs is it back breaking labor or do you set their nests up a little higher so you aren\’t stooping all day? Would you post a picture?

I really do enjoy your blog, our lives couldn\’t be more different and I think that\’s why I enjoy it so.

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By: paintsmh http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2008/05/31/proud-dad/comment-page-1/#comment-28622 paintsmh Thu, 05 Jun 2008 13:14:43 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2008/05/31/proud-dad/#comment-28622 Up here we joke that it will only truly be cold if the Buffalo Bills win the Super Bowl, and until then it is just chilly. Up here we joke that it will only truly be cold if the Buffalo Bills win the Super Bowl, and until then it is just chilly.

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By: joelw http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2008/05/31/proud-dad/comment-page-1/#comment-28619 joelw Thu, 05 Jun 2008 10:21:06 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2008/05/31/proud-dad/#comment-28619 paintsmh, Okay now that's cold! I won't complain about 10 anymore. You folks probably wear a t shirt when it's 10 outside. I can take the heat, but I can't stand the cold. paintsmh,
Okay now that’s cold! I won’t complain about 10 anymore. You folks probably wear a t shirt when it’s 10 outside. I can take the heat, but I can’t stand the cold.

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By: paintsmh http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2008/05/31/proud-dad/comment-page-1/#comment-28603 paintsmh Wed, 04 Jun 2008 13:26:17 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2008/05/31/proud-dad/#comment-28603 We often get into negative in the double digits in the winter. Think our coldest was -19 last year. Water lines that are in the house freeze it gets so bad. We often get into negative in the double digits in the winter. Think our coldest was -19 last year. Water lines that are in the house freeze it gets so bad.

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By: joelw http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2008/05/31/proud-dad/comment-page-1/#comment-28602 joelw Wed, 04 Jun 2008 10:53:21 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2008/05/31/proud-dad/#comment-28602 paintsmh, How cold do the temps get at night there? Diesels today are pretty efficient at starting cold. I've never had a problem with any of mine, but it seldom gets below 10 here. Sure is nice when you have the truck plugged up too. Just jump in and you have warm heat right away. Probably the best pulling gas engines I know of are the Chevy big blocks. I would have considered a 454 or an 8.1,but they are rare here. Truck shopping will wear you out. I did a lot of internet shopping before deciding on a truck from Michigan. Jim, I'd say with gas prices climbing the truck prices will have to come down to sell. Then again maybe not. GM is closing truck plants and Ford has slashed production so the ones out there now may be the only ones left before long. I've had the 96 ton Chevy 3500 4 wheel drive flat bed for sale ($5000) for a week or so now and lots of tire kickers but no real offers. Squares here are bringing $4 to $4.50 in the field. I'm shopping square balers! Jane, The internet and TV aren't helping me keep help. I can't seem to get anyone to stay besides a good friend and my mom. The TV was put in because we wanted the kids to stay down here some and it's cheaper than a babysitter. These farms are a lot to keep up with, but I enjoy it. Send us some pics of your place to musablog@yahoo.com or start a flickr page. I love looking at pics of farms! Thanks for the comment! Glad to have you reading! paintsmh,
How cold do the temps get at night there? Diesels today are pretty efficient at starting cold. I’ve never had a problem with any of mine, but it seldom gets below 10 here. Sure is nice when you have the truck plugged up too. Just jump in and you have warm heat right away.
Probably the best pulling gas engines I know of are the Chevy big blocks. I would have considered a 454 or an 8.1,but they are rare here.
Truck shopping will wear you out. I did a lot of internet shopping before deciding on a truck from Michigan.

Jim,
I’d say with gas prices climbing the truck prices will have to come down to sell. Then again maybe not. GM is closing truck plants and Ford has slashed production so the ones out there now may be the only ones left before long.
I’ve had the 96 ton Chevy 3500 4 wheel drive flat bed for sale ($5000) for a week or so now and lots of tire kickers but no real offers.
Squares here are bringing $4 to $4.50 in the field.
I’m shopping square balers!

Jane,
The internet and TV aren’t helping me keep help. I can’t seem to get anyone to stay besides a good friend and my mom. The TV was put in because we wanted the kids to stay down here some and it’s cheaper than a babysitter.
These farms are a lot to keep up with, but I enjoy it. Send us some pics of your place to musablog@yahoo.com or start a flickr page. I love looking at pics of farms! Thanks for the comment! Glad to have you reading!

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By: Jane http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2008/05/31/proud-dad/comment-page-1/#comment-28584 Jane Tue, 03 Jun 2008 15:48:35 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2008/05/31/proud-dad/#comment-28584 I\'ve enjoyed reading your blog. The pictures amaze me. I can\'t believe yall have internet and TV and all that stuff in the houses. Pretty nice. Maybe if I did that stuff we could keep help? We have old houses and the equipment is crazy to upkeep. Augers make me cuss at least once a week. Our adjustments were off with the curtains and pulled our system out of the ceiling. Craziness! Seriously, good luck. It is a lot of work but chickens are fun at times. Our Cobbs are a trip but production is good and hatchability is even decent. Don\'t burn yourself out. I\’ve enjoyed reading your blog. The pictures amaze me. I can\’t believe yall have internet and TV and all that stuff in the houses. Pretty nice. Maybe if I did that stuff we could keep help?
We have old houses and the equipment is crazy to upkeep. Augers make me cuss at least once a week. Our adjustments were off with the curtains and pulled our system out of the ceiling. Craziness!
Seriously, good luck. It is a lot of work but chickens are fun at times. Our Cobbs are a trip but production is good and hatchability is even decent. Don\’t burn yourself out.

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By: Jim http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2008/05/31/proud-dad/comment-page-1/#comment-28573 Jim Tue, 03 Jun 2008 00:47:17 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2008/05/31/proud-dad/#comment-28573 glad to see everyone back to the blog after the break down. It must be the time to look for trucks we started looking for a beat around the farm truck and they are way hi do these folks think they have gold mines? any way went to our first hay sale today the prices where way low we only got 2.75 a bale for 75 pound average bales but i will say our bales were not very good so i think we did ok. go kayler. good to hear thing are going so good things are starting to go better hear too so to speak. well gotta eat dinner see yall later. god bless you all. glad to see everyone back to the blog after the break down. It must be the time to look for trucks we started looking for a beat around the farm truck and they are way hi do these folks think they have gold mines? any way went to our first hay sale today the prices where way low we only got 2.75 a bale for 75 pound average bales but i will say our bales were not very good so i think we did ok. go kayler. good to hear thing are going so good things are starting to go better hear too so to speak. well gotta eat dinner see yall later. god bless you all.

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By: paintsmh http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2008/05/31/proud-dad/comment-page-1/#comment-28567 paintsmh Mon, 02 Jun 2008 19:04:16 +0000 http://blog.mahindrausa.com/2008/05/31/proud-dad/#comment-28567 Kevin, we are already plugging in five tractors all winter. The added cost for a pick up isn't worth it. And diesel is rapidly approaching 5.50 a gallon, with gas still just over 4. And we have two wonderful dealers up here that are great about finding us work trucks. Where I am is almost all farm country. So everybody needs real working pickups. The problem is more them having enough to satisfy everybody. Kevin, we are already plugging in five tractors all winter. The added cost for a pick up isn’t worth it. And diesel is rapidly approaching 5.50 a gallon, with gas still just over 4. And we have two wonderful dealers up here that are great about finding us work trucks. Where I am is almost all farm country. So everybody needs real working pickups. The problem is more them having enough to satisfy everybody.

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