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    Re: Blackpowder people?

    Virginia's starts 11/1 for two weeks. Usually at height of rut....my favorite time in the woods.
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    Re: Small Food Plot

    Good luck and look forward to your pictures. Food plots are the closest I come to gardening/farming and really enjoy seeing a good cover crop or bean crop come in.
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    Re: Popular siding for barn. Thoughts?

    I'm in the process of having a 24X24 garage built with a board and batten exterior. Instead of pine, I'm having cypress installed. Cost a little more but builder says it will hold up better than pine...
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    Re: Hello from va

    Welcome to TBN...lots of good folks and good info here.
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    Re: New Member From Windsor, Va.

    A Route 460 bud! Live in Williamsburg and have a place in Lunenburg. Welcome...lots of good folks and info here.
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    Re: Getting ready for deer season.

    I never thought I'd see the day Virgina would allow Sunday hunting. Thanks to those that finally were able to get the annual Sunday hunting bill out of Lee Ware's "death chamber" in the House and...
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    Re: Another Good Snake

    Couldn't agree more! Well done to you and the snake!!
  8. Re: For those retired....what do you enjoy most?

    :laughing:
    "She, who must be obeyed" has declared that the freezer is nearly empty...and it takes a minimum of four deer or 2 deer and 1 bear to refill! Seriously, I'll just enjoy being at the cabin...
  9. Re: For those retired....what do you enjoy most?

    I'm 61 and will retire October 3 of this year. It is strickly coincidence that deer and bear bow season starts October 4th!
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    Re: Barn forum?

    There is a pretty good, and very active Garage forum at: The Garage Journal Board - Powered by vBulletin

    (yankee....didn't see your post before adding mine!)
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    Re: Grease zerk problem/question

    Know this is a very old post, but wanted to advise TYM folks that when I had some warranty work done on my tractor, I advised them this was a continuing problem. As it turns out, the inside...
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    Re: No fel no problem

    I'll join the chorus here and advise you to get the FEL. I only have 30 acres of good hunting land and bought my first tractor (2-WD Bolens with no FEL) to bush hog trails and keep the food plots...
  13. Re: Does anyone ever find missing parts off their tractor?

    Twice over the last three years I managed to drop my cell phone while mowing trails. Both times I found it in one piece! Don't know how that happened!!
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    Re: Loose frame bolts

    This issue is not unique to LS tractors...my TYM T233 had several loose bolts when I changed the oil last fall (about 100 hours total on it). Didn't have any leaks but will make sure to recheck all...
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    Mowing Re: Overheats While Mowing

    As ozley said, there is a screen in front of the radiator that gets clogged easily when mowing. I clean mine 2X day when mowing my trails. Easy way to clean is use a leaf blower from the engine side...
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    Re: Any boaters here?

    386097 Have a 76 Columbia (30') beater that we sail in York River and Chesapeake Bay. Has a gas, 30HP 4Cyl "Atomic 4". Easy to work on.
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    Re: Where does your tractor sleep?

    385603Sadly, for the last three years it's been under a tarp parked under the back porch. But within a few weeks, she'll have home fit for a queen! This is what her new digs looked like Wednesday 8/6!
  18. What breadtrk said, X2! Has worked very well for...

    What breadtrk said, X2! Has worked very well for us on our food plots.
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    Re: Food Plots?

    In Virginia, food plots are perfectly legal. Throwing corn, etc on the ground before a hunt is not. Guess the difference is the deer have 24/7 access to a food plot but not "bait".
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    Rotary Cutter Re: Used Brushhog Advice

    Buying a used bush hog is like buying a used car. Everyone has a history and everyone is different. If at all possible (and you may have) see it operate hooked up to a tractor....listen for noises,...
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    Re: What do you pay for diesel?

    This weekend I paid $3.55 for "off road" diesel in Petersburg, VA....about 15 cents cheaper than the taxed road diesel
  22. Thread: G152

    by vabiker23518
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    Re: G152

    Welcome Cliff to TBN....great source of info here. My first tractor was a G152 and it was a trooper. Finally sold it and got a 4 WD w/FEL TYM that has been good, but I doubt it will be around as long...
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    Re: TroyBilt Junior Carb Issues

    My apologies for not getting back sooner. I let it sit for several months until the "boss" had some tilling she wanted done. I took the "new carb" off and tried the old...didn't work. For some...
  24. Re: For those retired....what do you enjoy most?

    Great Thread! I'm retiring October 1st (second time) Retired from USN in 2000 and will retire from second career this year! Looking forward to hunting season (bear and deer) and the transAmerica bike...
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    Re: Saddest Hole My Kubota Ever Dug

    Wonderful tributes to beloved pets. Losing one is almost like losing a blood family member. Thank God for dogs!
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    Re: Butterfly Bush appears dead

    Ditto here in Virginia too. Ours always grows to about 8' tall and we cut it back to the ground each fall. This year its really thin and only about 4' tall so far. Guess the cold played havoc with...
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    Mowing Re: ENGINE RPM WHEN MOWING

    If you look back, there are many threads on this subject...I think the general concensous is as Gary said...most run at full PTO speed. That said, Im usually about 300 rpms less than full PTO, unless...
  28. Re: T273 - Another broken driveshaft/input shaft

    myyazz, as one who also suffered a failure on my T233, I always read posts on this issue and saw your recent article....now I'm worried...again! Are you still under the 5 year power train warranty?...
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    Re: Would you do this?

    Lord have mercy! Darwin award winner at work!
  30. Re: STOP THE ANNOYING POPUPS, tractorbynet!!

    Agree with everyone else here...never had a pop up at work (suh...shouldn't read this at work, right?) and at home. You need a better firewall!
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    Re: High vs low range.....whats your policy?

    I don't have a BX, but general rule for me is: when moving from point a to point b, I use high range. When cutting grass, plowing, moving materials with FEL, etc I use low range.
  32. Re: HST Fluid coming out of transmission filler plug - TYM 273

    I have the T233, which is very similiar; thankfully haven't had the issue but look forward to hearing what the ultimate solution is. Do you have a dealer close by? Here in the states TYM has a 5 year...
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    Re: Mammograms and Deer Ticks

    Wife and I took a short walk down one of my trails to check the trail-cam Friday. Was shocked when got back to the cabin as we both had about 10 ticks on our socks/legs. Thankfully, we weren't out...
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    TroyBilt Junior Carb Issues

    I have a (I think) 1990 Troybilt Junior that belonged to my Father and I've had it 20 years. I've rebuilt the carb about 4 times over the last 10 years; as it was getting long in the tooth, I...
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    Oil & Fuel Re: Oil change problem

    Wow Mac...now why didn't I think of that! Will have to do the same!
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    Oil & Fuel Re: Oil change problem

    I have the T233, which has the same engine and I've had the same problem. I remove the skid plate that protects the bottom of the oil pan...there are four bolts that need to be removed. Once the...
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    Re: Camping: Any campers here?

    In my 60 years I've camped in about everything. My favorite, however, is to "bike camp" for 3-4 days on rail trails,etc being self contained with a small tent. That said, the wife much prefers to...
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    Re: John Deere submarine

    Just because you can do something, doesn't mean you should! I'd hate to be the 2nd owner of that tractor!
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    Re: ?? チbout bees

    Have you tried a google search for "bee keepers in XXXX(your area)? Here in Virginia there are many clubs that have monthly meetings, and offer courses for new and wantabee keepers!
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    Re: Building Inspector vs. Pole Barn

    What county in VA are you in? Hopefully NOT Lunenburg!
  41. Re: Are tractors registered like a vehicle?

    In Virginia, NO....and as David says " Don't give them any ideas"! Please!
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    Re: New Member from VA

    Welcome from Lunenburg County, VA! Used to live in your neck of the woods in Grottoes.
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    Re: New Virginia member

    Welcome from Lunenburg County! Good ideas/info here!
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    Re: New TYM owner...

    Welcome Lunk. I have a smaller T233, but it's been a workhorse for me. Lots of TYM owners on here to learn from each other....good luck!
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    Re: Hi from VA

    Welcome fellow Virginian, you've come to the right place!
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    Re: pruning apple trees

    I'm no expert and only have 7 trees. However, if you do a google search there are some great references out there. Some state extension schools have great websites on how to trim fruit trees. Good...
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    Re: 273 broken frame

    Happy to see TYM management on the board! A good sign.
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    Re: 273 broken frame

    Oh man, I'd forgotten that too! I just went over three years too!
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    Re: Goodbye Piers

    And don't let the door hit you in the rear on the way out! Really, a anti-gun Brit preaching every night about guns? should have been gone years ago.
    But I really don't have strong feelings on...
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    Re: Were They Really the Good Old Days?

    As one who is approaching "golden age" (I'm sixty) I remember paying 32 cents average for a gallon of gas. I've seen gas wars where the price was 15 cents/gallon! And I remember being excited to earn...
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    Re: End of ethanol?

    I'd be very suprised if this were true....not seen a word in print anywhere. That said, I hope its true! Sick of the ethanol problems with my small engines and especially my boat!
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    Re: Air Filters - Outer & Inner

    My little T-233 has the two filters also. I make it a point to use the leaf blower to blow out the outer filter regularly...the inner filter is clean as if new after 150 hours.
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    Re: Nearly tore the roof off!

    I'm feeling alot better today; thought these things only happended to me!
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    Re: Thought I saw "SPARKS" !!

    Yes I'd agree. I don't have a snow blower, but often see sparks from my lawnmower in the evenings (I actually wish I could cut some grass about now)
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    Re: A few signs of an early Spring...

    Here in Williamsburg, VA I saw daffodils this weekend! Mind you, we've had two weeks of freezing temps and 5" of snow on ground. I was shocked to say the least!
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    Re: Food Plots 101

    While I agree with the comments, a cultipacker is pretty expensive. for my food plots, I took a section of chain link fence and loaded a few rocks on it. After broadcasting seed by hand, I just run...
  57. Re: At what age should your kids be independent?

    I guess I'm just lucky, or my ex-wife and I am lucky...four kids. Youngest now 25. Each and everyone graduated college with no babies before marriage. The two that have children are both married. No...
  58. Thread: Battery

    by vabiker23518
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    Re: Battery

    Here in VA we normally don't get super cold temps, but this January has been different. Several consecutive days of subfreezing temps. As my tractor is only covered by a tarp and kept under the back...
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    Re: Hunter-found-dead-in-safety-harness

    At my place in Lunenburg County VA, I always use a harness. I also carry a "foot strap", a knife and a cell phone.
    I'd try to call 911 first.
    If that doesn't work, I'd deploy the foot strap around...
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    Re: BX24 oil too clean

    Peter, I purchased a 1976 Bolens G-152 back in 2006, and every oil change it turned black the first hour! In 2010 I purchased a new TYM 233 and change the oil every fall (usually less than 50...
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    Re: How often to grease?

    I'd think you'd be safe following the guidance in your manual. That said, I try to grease mine after each use, as it only gets used an average of once a month (it's at my county cabin) when I'm...
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    Re: Alcohol.....80,000 will die

    took the words right out of my mouth!
    I don't want to be like the guy that gave up women, dancing, drinking and smoking...he lived to 85 and hated every day of it!
  63. Re: Do you have a horn or other audible on you tractor?

    My little, but mighty, TYM T233 has a dinky little horn installed...not loud but fun to push! Grandkids love it.
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    Re: How to attract wildlife to game cam?

    Thomas beat me to it...I place my trail cams at my food plots. Also, if you have natural "choke points" on your land, thats a good place to hang one.
  65. Re: Where do you carry your gun on your tractor?

    When I carry, its a Dan Wesson .357 wheel gun on my waist with a nylon holster. Thankfully, haven't needed it, but nice insurance!
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    Re: Has Agriculture Reached Its Peak?

    You know, we always get these academic reports.
    Remember the theory of peak oil from the 70s? We were supposed to be out of fossil fuels by now. And where are we? 2013 was the biggest production...
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    Re: 273 broken frame

    Due to same frame as my T 233, I'm looking forward to seeing the pictures too! On a side note, when I changed my oil this fall, I went around and checked all the frame bolts for tightness...was very...
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    Re: New member from Virginia

    Don't know uppey, but welcome to the forum from a fellow Virginian...someone will!
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    Re: Duck Dynasty

    I dropped an email on A&E too; seems the only people that don't have 1st Amendment Rights anymore in this country are Christians!
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    Re: How many of us are coupon shoppers?

    I NEVER pay retail if I can get around it....don't mind using coupons at all!!
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    Re: QUESTION: Turf Tires, what are good at?

    I'm with dodge man on plowing. I had a Bolens G152 with turf tires and it was terrible at plowing. Don't know if I should blame the 2-WD or the turf tires it had. My current TYM233 (4 WD) has the...
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    Re: How many engines do you own

    Some impressive numbers so far. I have enough:
    2006 Toyota Tacoma
    2009 TYM Tractor
    1977 Columbia Sailboat with a 30 hp Atomic four gas engine
    1964 Gravely L8
    Lawnmower
    Pressure Washer ...
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    Re: Newby from VA

    Welcome from Lunenburg, VA
  74. Thread: TYM

    by vabiker23518
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    Re: TYM

    Welcome from a fellow 233 owner (no back hoe however)
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    Re: Hello from Victoria, Australia

    Welcome from "near" Victoria, Virginia...small town "invented" in 1880s as the central point along the Virginian Railway for it's maintenance, roundhouse, etc. Named for Queen Victoria, naturally!
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    Comparison Re: What to buy T293 HST or T353 HST

    Probably the 353 for your application...I have the smallest TYM, the 233 and its been fine for my 30 acres of trail cutting/bush hogging and food plot maintenance.
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    Re: FEL and 4WD - How necessary?

    My first tractor was a used Bolens G-152; 2 WD and no FEL. It worked ok, but I decided after a few years to go 4WD and FEL. Purchased a TYM 233 and love it. Does everything I need. Also, it has...
  78. Thread: camping

    by vabiker23518
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    Re: camping

    I'm just now 60; wife and I bike/camp on rail trails a bit. The self inflating pads (they only are about 2" wide) are the best for us as they don't take much room or weight much. Still, don't get a...
  79. Re: Kubota L2900 gst glowplugs not working

    I don't have a Kubota, but I'd first check the relay. They are prone to failure and a lot easier to swap out than the plugs.
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    Re: Share your Canning Photos

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    I've had venison butchered/frozen for years. This year, I asked my wife for a canner and jars for my birthday, and after taking a small buck this fall, decided to can it. Results, as they...
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    Re: so who hunts.

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    Here in central Virginia I like to hunt deer, and an occasional bear. Seen lots on the trail cam, but have only seen/taken one deer since bow season started October 1st.
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    Re: Rolled my 425

    Glad to hear you weren't hurt.
    How/what happended?
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    Re: What's your favorite Honey?

    My FAV is any that someone gives me!
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    Re: New guy from VA

    Welcome Japody! Have a place in Lunenburg and live in Williamsburg...you are in God's Country! Love it down there.
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    Re: Hello from Virginia

    Welcome from Lunenburg Cty, VA
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    Re: TC18 - Subcompact - Best way to sell

    Ditto what knuckey said...take several pictures and post on your local craigslist. Post your phone # and enable the email response (hides your actual email address) so people can get in touch with...
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    Re: Black bear in your climber.

    Amazing footage, not sure I'd have been so cool.
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    Re: Hello from central Virginia

    Welcome from Lunenburg County, VA. Lots of good ideas/answers here!
  89. Thread: new in va

    by vabiker23518
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    Re: new in va

    Welcome from Lunenburg Cty, VA! Have an Aunt and Uncle that live on Lee Rd in Goochland! Pretty country up there.
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    Re: Bow Hunters

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    View of my turnip and rye food plot this past Saturday (opening day in VA) with crossbow. I have used a compound bow in past, but at 60, I've gotten to the point I don't like to stand up in a...
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    Re: Oil overfill question

    If it indicates just over the line, I wouldn't worry about it.
  92. eBay/Craigslist Re: Anybody else notice an uptick in scams posted on Craigslist for tractors?

    Haven't been looking for tractors on Craigslist recently, but when I have looked, the scams are there! Pretty obvious when you look. As others said, if you can't physically meet/see the tractor and...
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    Re: Gas Prices Falling???

    Paid $3.04 in Petersburg, VA this weekend for regular...as Brin said, its STILL $2.00 too high!
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    Re: 273 Drive shaft - Me too!

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    This is what half of mine looked like after it broke on my T233.
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    Re: Glow plug light

    Cocur with MURPH...mine comes on initially and then goes off. And stays off while running. May be a short...would have it looked into so you don't burn them up!
  96. Re: Thinking of building a log home in Georgia

    One thing I neglected to mention is how quiet it is! Those thick logs really keep it quiet and are lovely to look at. Helps with heat and A/C too!
  97. Re: Thinking of building a log home in Georgia

    I had a log home constructed in 2009 for my land. It was from Old Virginia Log Homes. Had a local builder ready the foundation. OVLH came and erected the entire home in two days. Then the local...
  98. Re: Planning new House. Back porch faces North. Your opinions ???

    At my cabin, the back porch faces North. When built in 2009, it wasn't a covered porch. We had alot of snow that winter, and I had snow/ice on the porch for over two months (here in southern...
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    Re: Drag behind disk

    If you have access to some chain link fencing (as small as 4'X4') you can make a drag harrow for free; I did. Don't have any pictures, but I just put some heavy rocks on it and drag it over the food...
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    Re: Share Your Home & Property Pictures Here!

    Purchased 27 acres in Lunenburg County VA about 10 years ago. Started with a tiny shed, and in 2009 had a log cabin built. Great deer and bear hunting in this part of Virginia!
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