Category Archives: Equipment

Christmas 2017

December 24, 2017 – So, the week begins. Christmas Day – Sorted through old boxes of stuff in the front guest room. Setup two sets of “LAN” shelves in the grain bin and moved a lot of stuff from the … Continue reading

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The New Water Well

Dad’s shallow well pump finally quit and we have also had trouble with it loosing prime due to decay in the well tip and screen. Rather than replace it, and still have only the low capacity shallow well, we hired … Continue reading

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July 4th, 2015 Work Week

Ted had pushed up the rotten stumps along the barn yard fence, leveled the old burn pile location and mowed the fields. There are many blue berries (50% ripe), figs (beginning to ripen) and sand pears that are not ripe. … Continue reading

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2015 Memorial Day Work Holiday

This was Piper’s second trip to the farm. Age 3 years, 4 months. Have been very worried about her there in a warm month and snakes. So, about 30 minutes after arriving she saw two birds flitting about near the … Continue reading

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New Fence, Piper & Other Improvements – Nov. 2014

Installation of the 4-rail fence along the road, Piper for her first visit to the farm, arrival of the artic vortex, and selling the combine made this week a memorable, very cold experience.

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Thanksgiving Weekend, 2011

This was an abnormal Thanksgiving as Mary and I spent Thanksgiving day in Houston with Kelley, Rocky and Rocky Sr. Jeff joined us later in the day.  A nice day but not the same as this day has been for … Continue reading

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Cleaning up the barn area

Worked on cleaning out the pole barn of many years of dropped implement parts and bent bolts and things that Dad did not need at some moment and did not get around to putting away–although he never had a good … Continue reading

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Replacing Water Pump on the little tractor

Peggy and Frank had picked up the water pump with houses and belt for the MF210 from Southern Tractor. After we unloaded the car I began working on the little tractor to install the pump.  It was very hot as … Continue reading

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Little Tractor Down

The day began with adding antifreeze to the little tractor (a Massey Ferguson 210) as it overheated yesterday. It again overheated this morning but not so bad that I could not get it into the barn. Once there I discovered … Continue reading

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