Coffee 6-22-13

Re: Coffee 6-22-13

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Sat Jun 22, 2013 5:07 pm

I'm On Fire wrote:You know now that you say their burrow is under my deck. Very close to my house.

Think I could pour gasoline down their hole and drop a match in it? ;)

Finely ground black pepper could work too. Get one of those big bottles and dust the hole up really good 8-)
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Re: Coffee 6-22-13

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sat Jun 22, 2013 7:26 pm

Hi all,

Boy am I late but just as I was sitting down this morning to post a friend called and offered me 10 row behind the dugout seats at the National's game. Needless to say we hit the road and although the Nats lost, any day at the ballpark beats doing "stuff" around the house. The sun was brutal although it was only 80* there was little to no breeze off the river making it that low into the stadium. I'm inclined to prefer the cheap seats higher up and over by third base and the open end of the ball park.

I'm having critters eating my blueberries. Yesterday I had a good handful almost ready to pick and today they are gone. Bummer, I'm going to locate my berry nets and get them out so it doesn't happen tonight. The bees are doing well and require little to no attention from me. I just make sure they have water and are exhibiting the signs of a "queen right" hive and let them go on their merry way. It's been 3 weeks since I solved my queen issues and went into either hive. It looks like I'll have a good honey surplus come fall.

I hope everyone is enjoying the first weekend of summer, don't forget the sun screen. Take care, Lisa
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Re: Coffee 6-22-13

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Jun 22, 2013 8:00 pm

Baled up 500 square bales with my neighbor & another 100 for myself--had my young Amish neighbor put them in the barn for me--50 more bales & I'm set for next winter--ya can't hate that ;) It was an outstanding day :)
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Re: Coffee 6-22-13

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Jun 22, 2013 9:11 pm

Fred! Bring me a couple hundred bales? OK? OK!
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Re: Coffee 6-22-13

PostBy: samhill On: Sun Jun 23, 2013 8:07 am

My neighbor finally got his first cut all in (he may need a bigger barn), he did get one of those kicker things so it cuts down on the bailing time. I tore my left rotator cup & bicep so I sure can't help much, I'm thinking I maybe should have taken better care of the original equipment when I had the chance. Hope everyone has a good productive weekend, gonna be a warm one in these parts.
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Re: Coffee 6-22-13

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Jun 23, 2013 9:27 am

Since last Monday, I've had a doe bringing 2 fawns--fresh born-- through my lower pasture--this AM I saw her down between my fence & the road not being able to get up--she had been hit by some A-hole that didn't stop to see if she was dead & if not, finishing the job if needed, which is SOP out here--I sadly had to put a 45 in her head & called a friend with a lot of kids to come & get her--I'll get a couple steaks out of it--but a sad way to start any day. I'll keep an eye open for the 2 fawns & figure what plan B might be--hopefully some other Doe will take them in. Not real likely, but I've seen it happen :(
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Re: Coffee 6-22-13

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Jun 26, 2013 10:04 am

Well, if it makes you feel better Fred ... this one time I was going to shoot a possum after he burned a hole in my lawn doing circles for 4 hours non stop. Not because of the lawn, but I was thinking to put him out of his misery. Well, I decided not to play God that day and the little guy got up and disappeared a couple hours later. So I felt good that I spared him. A day later, I found him splattered all over the road. :| Oh well - I tried I guess! :lol:

Wow this coffee is like mud ... and stale donuts .. aww crap! It's Wednesday!! Guess I'm a little late to the party.

That is a SWEET car you got there Greg!! Got to love that ethanol - eats carburetors for lunch. :x I wish I had never sold my El Camino. Miss everything about that car. Don't know what I was thinking when I sold it, but money was pretty tight that year. That paid for all my coal for the past 2 seasons, and will pay for this one as well.

Speaking of which, if I were a betting man I would be buying coal NOW. With obama going on this enviro-kick this past week, you can bet your bottom dollar coal will be going WAY up this year. :mad:

Just did my 5th brake job in 57k miles on the Silverado. First 3 done under warranty, as it pulsated right off the showroom floor. Way to work, GM! :roll: I did the last set in '11, but the braking power SUCKED. After 12k miles and 2 years of that, I went with EBC yellows & their premium OEM style non-slotted/drilled rotors. Even not broken in yet, with only 1/3 of the pad contacting the rotor in the 4 miles I've driven it, it already stops better! For some reason that truck did not like Wagner Severe Duty brake pads. Have the same set in the Marquis, and it'll put you through the windshield! Go figure ...

Some pics of the projects this past week. Had a nightmarish Crapsman LT1000 tractor that kept shearing flywheel keys. Exhaust glowing cherry red ... melted the hood & headlight wiring a bit, LOL. Retarded timing will do that. Then, the valves were out of adjustment, causing the compression release to be non-op which bound up the starter nearly every time. Then, there was this violent deck vibration that I could not fix. All the bad bearings were replaced, and the good ones greased. Blades straight as an arrow and balanced to a T. Well ... whaddya expect from a Crapsman .... Also pulled about 7 bushels of hay out of the transmission, and fixed some major oil leaks on that Briggs 17. Owner mows in the city, so that thing is good 'nuff, as they say.
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Re: Coffee 6-22-13

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Jun 26, 2013 11:04 am

Thanx John:)--story on the FORD?????---UPDATE--another doe with an older fawn has adopted the 2 baby's & all is well that ends well.
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Re: Coffee 6-22-13

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Jun 26, 2013 11:35 pm

Good to hear the little deer has found a family. Oh, and looks like I forgot some important info in my post there! In a hurry that day ... :o

I got her running like a champ. New condenser got her running, new regulator kept it running without killing the battery, new wiring to the coil kept it RUNNING, and a new start button and solenoid made it run. 8-)

Got a real rich condition after hot - it's real tough to start once you shut it down. Got to play with the mixture screw a bit more I guess.

Shot some vid of the sloooow test drive. :D Just left in in 3rd, part throttle.
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Re: Coffee 6-22-13

PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:19 am

That's what we're talkin about---NICE Make sure the choke cable is workin properly John--pretty simplistic riggin, don't ya think?
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Re: Coffee 6-22-13

PostBy: Freddy On: Thu Jun 27, 2013 6:49 pm

<making fresh coffee>


Good doe story FFred... we had a similar one here some years back. A tiny doe was motherless. We took her in for a day, then put her on the deer trail out back.... within a day she was adopted and lived a long happy life.... she never forgot us. Gosh.... I just went looking for the pictures...they're not in the computer as it was before digital cameras! Here's a scan of Marty & the little critter. Marty looks so young! And...tomboyish....she's really a sexy babe :) LOL Sorry.... LOL
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Re: Coffee 6-22-13

PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:01 pm

Nice Freddy. I think the fawn has Marty's eyes ;) :clap: toothy
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Re: Coffee 6-22-13

PostBy: Freddy On: Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:12 pm

Here's one for you mechanics.... I spent almost all day to replace an air filter in the John Deer. I found the air filter canister all afloat, The bracket that holds it was broken. It bolts to the back of the cylinder head. The book says "remove battery, battery case, firewall, fuse panel, tailpipe, muffler, air filter bracket". Yaaaa, well.... no. The muffler is not coming off without two people and lots of acetylene. So, I fought to remove the four bolts in tight limited space. The bottom bolts would not actually come out. They came completely loose.... one twelfth of a turn at a time... but they stayed in the holes until the bracket was lifted out. OK... now repair weld the bracket and the photo is trying to get the bolts threaded back in. while holding the pound bracket and canister up, lower it with the two lower bolts balanced in place, then holding each bolt with 12" long needle nose pliers, turn the bolts by wrench to get the started, then completely in. Fingers will not fit to turn the bolts. Arghhhhhhh!

PS... awful perception in the picture! You may have to come see it in person.
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Re: Coffee 6-22-13

PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu Jun 27, 2013 8:59 pm

Just remember Freddy, tomorrow is always another day with a new perspective. ;)
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Re: Coffee 6-22-13

PostBy: titleist1 On: Fri Jun 28, 2013 8:39 am

Now ya know why that guy sold it....it was time to change the air filter and he wanted no part of that project!! :lol:
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