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    Re: Bought my first 8n

    I've always thought the N series were some of the most iconic utility tractors to ever come out of Highland Park. Look forward to your progress.

    Joe
  2. Thread: I liked it

    by Marveltone
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    Re: I liked it

    Colorful and fun!

    Joe
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    Re: Theft hits home.

    UPDATE!

    Today, we were transferring goats to a newly enclosed pasture. The old one has been pretty much browsed over and drying up due to lack of rain. The new one is on lower, damper ground...
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    Re: Theft hits home.

    At least we're protected from Manitoba!
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    Re: Theft hits home.

    Just flagged down a Border Patrol vehicle to inform the officer of the theft. He wrote down my name and phone number and said he'd spread the word. Up here, the Border Patrol is the only regular...
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    Oh, trust me, if I catch whoever it is, it will...

    Oh, trust me, if I catch whoever it is, it will take all I have to NOT bag & tag the vermin. I just finished stringing a cable and padlock across the entrance. If I get the chance, I'm going to buy...
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    Theft hits home.

    Aaarrrrgh! I've been borrowing a tractor from my uncle to finish haying (long story) while I gather parts and equipment to fix mine. He lent me his Allis Chalmers D14, which had a quick hitch...
  8. I use zip-strips and bungees... But then again,...

    I use zip-strips and bungees... But then again, I'm cheap!

    Joe

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    Re: Dusty nose question?

    Just ordered three Wolfsnouts for me and my family. I'll give my report once they've arrived.

    Joe
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    Re: Low Acreage Haying

    I fall in the crazy hobbyist category. This year I put up 230 square bales, which is way more than I'll need for my goats. Most of it's what we call wild hay; grass, clover and weeds. The goats...
  11. Codename: Firebrand. Sent from my XT907 using...

    Codename: Firebrand.

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    Evening mowing. 385277 Sent from my XT907...

    Evening mowing.


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    No funding by any agency. This is just a hobby...

    No funding by any agency. This is just a hobby and educational experience. I'm currently just working with a two acre plot, as it's small enough to fail without hurting too much. I have an...
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    I wonder how that would work for plowing? Sent...

    I wonder how that would work for plowing?

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    Re: Duals... Opinions?

    No can do. The previous owner put the wheel weights on the inside of the wheels. They are way too heavy for me to budge... way past the capacity for my loader. I'd have to drain the fluid first.
    ...
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    I will have to check the disc a bit closer. My...

    I will have to check the disc a bit closer. My rear tires are 16.9-30 bias, filled with calcium chloride and inflated to 7psi.

    Joe

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    That's last year's photo after a test run right...

    That's last year's photo after a test run right after a rain shower, but shows part of the problem. Most of the field I'm fighting with is just fine. One end is heavy, rich and moist, the other end...
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    Re: Duals... Opinions?

    Ryan, no offense taken at all. I'm not worried so much with this year's crops, as it's too late to plant anything by now. I'm just knocking down weeds at this point. I am more concerned with...
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    Re: Duals... Opinions?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnQD-2FRFkg
    Now this looks promising. The question is where to get them stateside?

    Joe
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    Re: Duals... Opinions?

    Any idea what a good, slightly smaller companion size to my current 16.9-30 set-up would be?

    Joe
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    Re: Duals... Opinions?

    They're R1. Pretty beefy too!384296
    R3 are next to useless in high-traction applications. They'd never lock up good enough to pull a 12' disc through less than ideal conditions. Add any moisture...
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    Re: First pair of bibs!

    I feel extremely fortunate that my 17 year-old daughter loves shopping in the thrift store. She loves walking out proclaiming that she got two "new" outfits for under $2.00!

    Joe
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    Duals... Opinions?

    Okay, here's the deal...

    My Fordson Major Diesel is my main (biggest) tractor for ground engaging work, such as plowing, discing, planting, etc... and as such, it's ballasted accordingly with...
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    Re: First pair of bibs!

    Insulated bib outerwear? Yes, but only in the coldest weather. Farmer/engineer type overalls? Not on your life! I like being able to reach my thick leather Carhartt "utility belt". Bibs are not...
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    Re: What is your favorite "CARRY" tool

    JB Weld?

    Seriously, I carry my Leatherman everywhere, unless I'm dressing up. In that case, my trusty Schrade Uncle Henry Stockman pocket knife slips into my pocket.

    As far as my "other"...
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    Re: New Member in Minnesota

    Ja, about 600 yards close, don'tcha know! :thumbsup:

    Joe
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    Re: New Member in Minnesota

    Všlkommen from the north border!

    Joe
  28. Re: Are there Ford Tractor folks in this forum?

    I think Soundguy has or at least has had a 2000. I just don't know if it's the older series or newer. Give the guys a day or two to respond. I'm sure you'll find all the info you're looking for.
    ...
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    Re: Why do you live where you live?

    The frozen northern border of Minnesota is home. Well, actually, I grew up all over the country from coast to coast, so I don't feel like I really have a "home" per se. I moved to Minnesota to go...
  30. Re: Are there Ford Tractor folks in this forum?

    I'm not what you'd call an expert, but I drive two older blue tractors... One Japanese and one British. :cool:
    I agree with James, Soundguy knows his Fords!

    Joe
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    Re: TODAYS SEAT TIME

    Mowed the ditches between the woods and the ag fields to keep the brush down. Lots of popple (Quaking aspen), balm of Gilead (Balsam poplar) and tamarack (American larch) trying to take over. I got...
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    Re: Wet behind the ears mountain man.

    :welcome:

    Joe
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    Re: ?? About goats

    We have 9 goats in our pasture at the moment. I constructed a high-tensile electric fence, 5 ft high, 6 strands, with the bottom strand 6" off the ground, with 6"-6"-6"-12"-16"-16" spacing from the...
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    Hey, those Triceratops can be a real nuisance. I...

    Hey, those Triceratops can be a real nuisance. I almost hit one on the way to work last week!

    Joe

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    Re: FRESH eggs??

    Our chickens free range throughout the spring, summer and fall. The eggs during that time are indeed deeper colored and tastier. A few months ago we traded a dozen eggs for some bread from a woman...
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    Re: A bit of silence at Minnesota Hill.

    Thanks, everyone.

    Elmer's family has decided to not have a funeral. He'll be cremated, with his ashes spread on his land in Alaska and on Minnesota Hill. There will be a celebration of his life...
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    Re: Too much rain too often

    Another wet spot up by the northern border. We finally got a break from the rain, so I took the week off from work to put up hay before it starts raining again. So far, the week has had a stellar...
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    Re: Looking at old grain trucks... Need help.

    She's a purty one alright! Restoration job or all original?

    Joe
  39. Re: Your Hayin' Rigs: Let's see 'em and let's hear about 'em!

    Here's my hodge-podge assortment, as it is. Fordson Major pulling either a Cockshutt 315 7' sickle mower or a John Deere 1209 mower-conditioner, depending on conditions. I rake with my Ford 1510...
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    A bit of silence at Minnesota Hill.

    Things are a bit quiet up on the hill. My wife's (Bonnie) foster brother, Elmer Dahl passed away on July 6th at the too young age of 60. This has hit my wife hard, as she was an only child, and...
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    Look up the serial number. It should be stamped...

    Look up the serial number. It should be stamped in the engine block on the right hand side, if I remember right. Match that number with the Fordson listings on tractordata.com. This will give you...
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    Re: Looking at old grain trucks... Need help.

    It's still the original 6V system. I want to pull an equipment trailer with it, (Less than 20 miles round trip on county roads.) so I'll need it to run a brake controller as well as the LED trailer...
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    Re: Looking at old grain trucks... Need help.

    Today, we looked under the truck while it was still on the trailer and it's easy to see. We found that the main brake line from the master cylinder to about midway back has a hole rusted through. ...
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    Re: Looking at old grain trucks... Need help.

    UPDATE!

    Today, my friend called and said it's time. I hooked up my trailer, called my dad and drove 50 miles to the old farmstead. We puttered around and quickly found that only one truck was...
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    Box Scraper Re: Bought a box blade

    That's a pretty hefty unit! Now, get us some pics of you dirtying it up. :thumbsup:

    Joe
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    Re: Look what followed me home today

    Isn't it fun finding old stuff and sprucing it up? You got a couple good deals... cleaned up real nice!

    Now make them work. :thumbsup:

    Joe
  47. Thread: Ford 1710

    by Marveltone
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    Re: Ford 1710

    Check to see if they're milky. This would indicate water. If they're clear, I'd run it.

    Joe
  48. Re: Hillsdale Township (Michigan) man killed trying to free bulldozer

    Some horizontal rolling load, yeah, but not the snatching an immovable object from a sticky mud hole load. That's a whole other level of force. A proper shackle is still much stronger for that kind...
  49. Part of the problem is the practice of hooking a...

    Part of the problem is the practice of hooking a chain/strap/rope to a ball. Balls are designed to carry a vertical load, not horizontal. I carry a clevis to put in my drawbar for such operations. ...
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    Re: Rain Rain GO AWAY

    I hear you! We're plenty wet up at the Canadian border also. My road is still flooded, i haven't been able to plant anything in my field, and I'm praying for enough dry weather to cut hay next...
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    I like my Mucks also. Very comfortable. Joe ...

    I like my Mucks also. Very comfortable.

    Joe

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    Welcome from Minnesota. Joe Sent from my...

    Welcome from Minnesota.

    Joe

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  53. Re: Is this right? I can tow MORE with a bumper pull than I can a Gooseneck?

    I got a 20ft, 14,000 lbs bumper pull to haul anything from firewood, to my roughly 7400 lbs Fordson behind my '05 Ram 2500CTD. With proper load placement, wagging the tail is a non-issue. I...
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    Re: Smartphone Photo of the Day

    Had a little fun with some digital filtering. This is my daughter looking at the flooded road that leads to our farm.

    Joe
  55. I live on a hill. Lowering all implements not...

    I live on a hill. Lowering all implements not only safeguards against falling hazards, but also extra parking brakes.

    Joe

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    Re: Tearing into the old W4

    This one was a bit of a surprise. My wife's father passed away before we met (we've been married 23 years) so I never knew him. He was a country preacher and farmer who never had the money to...
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    Sounds like I'm the lightweight of the bunch. My...

    Sounds like I'm the lightweight of the bunch. My mowing rig consists of a 54" RC pulled by ~ 19-20 PTO HP. I ordered my RC with the slip clutch because I originally didn't want the bother of...
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    Re: Tearing into the old W4

    You've got that right! One of the clutch springs is completely shot. The housing around it is completely corroded away. The disks are also shot. Good thing clutch kits are readily available.
    ...
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    Tearing into the old W4

    The time has come to start pulling stuff off our 1946 McCormick W4, in an effort to get it back into running condition. We know the clutch needs to come out, seeing as it's stuck. We pulled off the...
  60. Thread: Ford 1710

    by Marveltone
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    Re: Ford 1710

    The Synchromesh is, in my opinion, the better transmission. It has the range selector on the hump and the shuttle shift on the column.

    The stick on the bottom is your range selector. The tractor...
  61. Re: what is the trick to a box blade or box scraper?

    I'm not familiar with your tractor, so I'm likely wrong, but it sounds like your lift needs adjusting.:confused:


    Now that sounds like the way to go! Post pictures of your build.:thumbsup::cool:...
  62. Thread: Ford 1710

    by Marveltone
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    I'd jump all over that! Joe Sent from my...

    I'd jump all over that!

    Joe

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    Re: B.F Avery Photos

    Oops! You're right. The grille should have been a dead giveaway.

    Joe
  64. Re: Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    For full point value, it should have been a minivan. :D

    Joe
  65. Re: what is the trick to a box blade or box scraper?

    Draft control, hydraulic TNT, and laser guided machine control are all wonderful tools, and I'm sure they'll all make grading and leveling easier, but for many of us, the financial outlays for this...
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    Today's seat time was a bit brief. I think I...

    Today's seat time was a bit brief. I think I went 60-80 ft. Found a wet hole. I guess I'll let it rain on it some more.

    Joe

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  67. Thread: Joining TBN

    by Marveltone
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    Re: Joining TBN

    :welcome:

    Joe
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    Re: B.F Avery Photos

    Looks like an R. They were made in 1950-51. My dad has one, although not as polished.

    Joe
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    Awesome job! Thanks Muhammad! Joe Sent...

    Awesome job! Thanks Muhammad!

    Joe

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  70. Buying Advice Re: Old utility tractor vs. newer compact tractor?

    mo1, sounds like a lot of guys are trying to talk you into hydrostatic drive. My mower has hydro, but all three of my tractors have gears, including the one with the loader. With 12 forward gears...
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    Re: A wee too much tractor

    Our renter uses a Versatile 875 with triples. Our land is so soft and spongy and tends to have wet spots that like sucking up tractors. He said he hates getting stuck because all the other farmers...
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    Re: Added a Thumb

    Thanks! Yup, 36" of grabbing goodness. I like your thumb/forks mash-up. I can see where that can be a very handy combination. And the extra mounting base gives you tons more usefulness with the...
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    Re: Added a Thumb

    I had to make an elevated mounting bracket to get everything matched up the way I wanted. We stacked wood blocks to get everything lined up and matched up where we wanted. We then measured the...
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    Re: wood beam driveway grader spotted

    Guys, this is not BCP's float. He saw the ad on Craig's List, and thought it would be interesting to share it here. I think it's a cool idea for people who can't afford or find grader blades, and...
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    Re: New problem TBN app Android

    Same here, right after upgrading to Android 4.4.2.

    Joe
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    Re: Finally! Time to rebuild my Farmall H

    I have a '46 W4, which is mechanically almost identical to the H. I'm hoping to tear into it this summer also. Can't wait to see and hear your progress.

    Joe
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    Re: Turf tires for Field Mowing.

    I've been running turfs on my field mower for three years. The rear tires are the original from almost 30 years ago, and the fronts got replaced three years ago due to mostly age related air loss. ...
  78. Re: Attaching Brush Hog on 3pt what kind of top link do you use ?

    Another solid top link user. My RC also has the pivoting connection point, which works well enough. I'm not mowing a golf course with my RC, so the occasional scalp is no big deal.

    Joe
  79. Re: Hello from the tropics of Minnesota. John Deere 5410

    Welcome from the opposite end of the state.

    Joe
  80. Thread: Box Blades

    by Marveltone
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    Traction Re: Box Blades

    Over the three years I've had my box blade, I've learned the key to smoothness is to keep it slow, plus one hand on the steering wheel and one hand on the lift, so those micro-adjustments can be made...
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    I have a 20', 14,000 lbs PJ bumper pull. Very...

    I have a 20', 14,000 lbs PJ bumper pull. Very solid build and tracks very nicely. I'd buy another PJ without reservation.

    Joe

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    Re: Front Remote Conv and Thumb Build

    Looks awesome! Now the fun part... finding out how many things you can grab with it. :thumbsup:

    Joe
  83. Thread: New Member

    by Marveltone
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    Re: New Member

    :welcome: You've come to the right place.

    Joe
  84. Here in Minnesota, we've had rain almost every...

    Here in Minnesota, we've had rain almost every day of the month. I wish we could send some of it your way. Stay safe.

    Joe

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    Re: First Time Haying

    It hardly matters where you get them from. If they fit, and you like the price, get them. I tend to try my loal Fleet Supply store first, as their prices are usually better. If they don't have...
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    Buying Advice Re: An older farm utility tractor or ...??

    I started out with the John Deere riding lawnmower with a tiny trailer to pull behind, then got the '85 Ford 1510 (is that considered older or new?) with the loader and rear blade as a package deal...
  87. Re: What's your dog's name and how did you name it?

    Our two dogs are both Great Pyrenees. We gave them good Scandinavian names. The smaller one is Mina, short for Wilhelmina, a town in northern Sweden where my wife's grandparents came from (also the...
  88. Re: Ford 1510 Question, what is this pedal for?

    From my manual:
    "To operate the differential lock, depress and hold down the pedal until the lock is positively engaged. It is best to engage the differential lock while the wheels are turning...
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    My daughter and I went exploring this afternoon....

    My daughter and I went exploring this afternoon.

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    Traction Re: PLOWING PASTURE

    We need more information on your plow set-up. How deep were you plowing? That Ford 4000 should be able to pull up to 4 bottoms in the right soil.

    Joe
  91. Big Bill work clothing are made in the U.S. and...

    Big Bill work clothing are made in the U.S. and Canada. I have one of their flannel shirts. Very well made with dense, heavy flannel and strongly sewn buttons. I plan on buying more of their...
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    Re: Camping: Any campers here?

    We've enjoyed both glamping (glamour camping, rv's, et al) and camping (tents) and both have their place. Either way, we get to get out of our daily routine, catch some new scenery, meet new people...
  93. Re: Share Pics of People Hauling or Towing Something Wrong

    Ummm..... Missing something? Not my picture, but a good one nonetheless.

    Joe
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    My Family's Expanding!

    It is with great joy that I announce the engagement of my oldest son, Paul, to his sweetheart, Tara. She has been an incredible calming influence on a guy who thought he was going to turn the music...
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    My pull-behind Kewanee disc is fairly heavy and...

    My pull-behind Kewanee disc is fairly heavy and has 16" blades, which, when used for their intended function as secondary tillage work great. While I'm still new to field work, my experimental runs...
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    Re: who uses the TBN app??

    Well, to be honest, most of my browsing is done on my 18.5" laptop, with the page zoomed up to 150%. (Yes, due to aging eyes.) The smartphone app is for those quick updates when I'm not near my...
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    I just d'loaded the TBN android app a couple...

    I just d'loaded the TBN android app a couple weeks ago. While it's not as smooth as the desktop version, it allows me to check in and respond. Still getting used to the interface. Perhaps someone...
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    The foundation is poured concrete with about a 6"...

    The foundation is poured concrete with about a 6" rim to rest the logs on. The cabin was originally built on the dirt, but was jacked up in the late 60's or early 70's and given the cement floor.
    ...
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    Last batch just arrived. Three more for a total...

    Last batch just arrived. Three more for a total of seven kids. We can relax a little bit and get back to a schedule.

    369323

    Joe
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    Re: More babies on the farm!

    Thanks, we love it up here! That Victorian-era screen door in the first photo is now on our screen porch. The red screen door came from our other house in town.

    Joe
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