Some people may recall a little incident I had with a portable auger knocking me off the top of a feed bin almost 2 years ago. We pulled said auger out of the fencerow this afternoon, greased it up, and put the pto shaft back on. (It was converted to electric for the feed bins). It turns! (a little wobble with the bit of a bend in it, but not too bad.) The plan is to use it to get the corn out of Cousin Bob’s bin. He usually sells it and their truck just sucks it out, but if I get it from him, my truck doesn’t do that. So… reincarnation number 4 or so for this old auger. It was originally from Willowtree Farm across the road. He gave it to us when I started keeping pigs in Blackstock, cause that’s what he thought it was worth! (I did try giving it back to him after it fell over with me, but he didn’t want it!)
We will have to see just how many more rotations it can endure!
(I have to start getting some multi-media in this blog thing, so check back for a picture, and see if you can detect the “bend”)
apparently, Ken’s blog is too boring a title, so we’ll try out a different one! (all other suggestions accepted) Although daily updates could be a little monotonous, my life’s not THAT action packed.
One (not so little) pig delivered tonite. Jenna came to help push him off the truck. A good ending to an otherwise gray and drizzley day.
Finally, All the corn is harvested. The ground froze well overnite, and we were able to tow the truck into the field and get it back out again. Thanks too, to Willowtree’s trailer that we borrowed, which didn’t even need a tow! It is pretty cool to have the bins full at this time of year. Ususally we’ve fed out half of the crop by now. This looks to be the highest corn yield we’ve ever had.
After a full couple of days, I can finally rest my leg and relax a little, mostly because Brother-in-law Grant is shipping pigs for me! What a guy! (I haven’t told him I’m off to a leafs game tonite, but that is relaxing on the leg I’m sure!)
You gotta love it when you blow up a flat tire, and it stays blown up! Got the pigs fed, and the rest of the red clover on after breakfast. Now it looks like it will freeze again tonight enough that I might get that last field of Corn Combined after all. It’s all about crossing that creek to get to the field. Time will tell…
Hope I spelled that title correctly! Just had a bit of a melt down on the blog front. Tried to copy a backup of the blog data and lost all my previous posts. Now I know what not to do!!
Having now recreated an entire blog setup from scratch, I really know what I am doing!