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Offline bjrogg

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Re: Life on the Farm
« Reply #1080 on: February 26, 2024, 08:27:24 am »
I did manage to get my HHB and my Osage bow pretty well finished up.

Kinda lost track but I think 7 coats of Tung Oil. Then a leather handle wrap

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« Reply #1081 on: February 26, 2024, 09:34:20 am »
Looks great BJ.  :)
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« Reply #1082 on: February 27, 2024, 04:47:40 am »
Nice ! Great lookin' Bows Bob. -  (=)
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Re: Life on the Farm
« Reply #1083 on: March 01, 2024, 01:54:46 pm »
I been a pretty busy week. Half my sonís family is at the State FFA convention and the other half is at our place.

Iíve been taking care of his cattle and keeping an eye on things.

Some of you might remember what the feed pile looked like when we finished filling the bunker.

It was out past the protein building. Itís back aways now. Hope thereís enough left till itís time to fill again.

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« Reply #1084 on: March 01, 2024, 01:59:50 pm »
The mixer feed cart has a scale on it.
First I put 2,500 lbs of silage in. Silage is the whole corn plant chopped up into small pieces. It provides some roughage and nutrition.

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« Reply #1085 on: March 01, 2024, 02:05:50 pm »
Then I put in the protein and minerals. This is a mix of soybean meal and mineral supplements. The other ingredients have some of the cattleís requirements but they need these to supplement it.

I take the scale up to 3,040 lbs. adding 540 lbs of protein supplement.

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« Reply #1086 on: March 01, 2024, 02:08:57 pm »
Then I add the high moisture shelled corn. This is the grain of the corn. Itís seeds if you will. They are a good source of protein and energy for the cattle.

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Re: Life on the Farm
« Reply #1087 on: March 01, 2024, 02:10:42 pm »
I put the shelled corn in until the scales goes up to 6,220 lbs. thatís enough for this batch.

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« Reply #1088 on: March 01, 2024, 02:13:42 pm »
Then I unload the mixer cart into the feed bunk for the steers. They are usually happy to see me anytime, but especially when I bring them feed.

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« Reply #1089 on: March 04, 2024, 02:45:51 pm »
Nice looking bows, Brian!  Is that one on the left a bull snake (or whatever you call em out there)?  I have a couple of nice ones that will each cover a whole bow.  Nice not having to look for matches!   ;D
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Re: Life on the Farm
« Reply #1090 on: March 05, 2024, 08:42:34 am »
Nice looking bows, Brian!  Is that one on the left a bull snake (or whatever you call em out there)?  I have a couple of nice ones that will each cover a whole bow.  Nice not having to look for matches!   ;D

Thanks WB

Itís what we call garner snake. They are harmless to humans and are beneficial predators.

I donít kill them but if I find a fresh roadkill I pick them up

Bjrogg

PS I found this one in my house one morning. My wife wasnít as careful with the one she found. Strange thing Iíve been living in this house for over thirty years now. I ve had five garners and five bats. All at different times. Unfortunately for the one my wife found it didnít survive the garden hoe. Itís on a bend through the handle HHB
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« Reply #1091 on: March 05, 2024, 08:57:58 am »
Weather has been warm or cold here. Yesterday was a beautiful day and I had my planter ready to try out the new vacuum fans we installed.

Everything seemed to work perfectly

My nephew has a food plot and I planted 18 rows in it. Kinda early but itís going to be interesting to see if they grow

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Re: Life on the Farm
« Reply #1092 on: March 05, 2024, 09:00:58 am »
Days are definitely getting longer and sun is getting stronger.
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« Reply #1093 on: March 06, 2024, 09:28:52 am »
Beautiful snake bj, looks like the one I found in the wood pile at ElmHall. ;) Yep days are getting longer again and weather is settling into Spring here also.  :)
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« Reply #1094 on: March 06, 2024, 01:32:54 pm »
I agree pappy. They really are pretty snakes. My wife doesnít think so though, canít see why.

Spring is almost a nasty word around here. We really try to get the most out of the nice days because we know we are still going to be getting a bunch of nasty ones. Usually a lot of cold dreary days with an icy cold wind off the lake.

Iím really feeling it today. Damp, chilly and windy. My body feels so stiff itís hard to move

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