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    Re: What Size Battery--Ford 2600

    Try NH parts- they list cca and battery types for some of their tractors.
    Measure your battery dimensions, where the +, - posts are, look and see if your current battery has the info you want on...
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    Re: holes in side of bucket?

    When that bucket fills from water because of a heavy rain when it was left out, use them for the sump pump lines,,,,I know, you didn't choose the front sump bucket pump option, wtg!:D:laughing:
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    Re: holes in side of bucket?

    1st two were to calibrate their hole saw, 3rd was to then do a test drill.:D
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    Re: I wonder if I can make this work

    I think a backblade would work well, but not for me! I am so stiff that it is hard to turn and look over my shoulder. If I need to, I stand at an angle resting one hand on the seat, the other on the...
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    Re: I wonder if I can make this work

    Yeah! 8-12 predicted for us!
  6. Re: Athol Machine Company 5" vise, one rugged bugger

    That's a nice vice- rugged!
    I used to work in Templeton at the colony. On the way home one day I stopped at the local scrap yard looking for steel. On the ground I found a buttress thread screw...
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    Re: I wonder if I can make this work

    I like your set up. Simple and straightforward. Have you thought of replacing the two mount pins in the bucket in the bucket with a straight rod passing through the holes? It would make it a little...
  8. Re: 48" vs 60" deck - which is better for a wooded, hilly lot?

    You might consider chains. I used to leave them on my sears gt5000 all of the time when I mowed- too many rough spots and slopes and mud.
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    Comparison Re: Home Stand By Generators

    Same around here- it is how I know the power is still off! But we are out in the country. The noise is not a problem, I hear ours theirs, they hear mine and so on. Like the lawn mower or chainsaw.
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    Re: Disconnect cable prevent battery drain ?

    Solar powered trickle charger?
  11. Re: opinions on this 48" bush hog rotary cutter wanted

    Seems good. I paid 500 for mine- tow along.
    Tractor supply sells a 4' for 899. 400092400092
    CountyLine® Rotary Cutter, 4 ft. W - Tractor Supply Co.

    The one you have there looks great.
    Good Luck
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    Re: I wonder if I can make this work

    It depends on how good you are with your bucket I think. A plow is easier to start with. Last year I didn't use my 7' plow, just used my 5' bucket. It was faster because I didn't have to do the clean...
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    Re: shower base removal

    I just bought an electric jack hammer from Amazon and used it to break up an old chimney foundation. Very effective. That was outside use. Really careful, would work inside with a chisel bit.
    ...
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    Re: What's for supper???

    -Get hungry just looking!
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    Re: Small horse/hobby farm

    I have 19 acres, two horses and a 30 hp tractor. I do everything with it- dirt plow, harrow, snow plow, push gravel, push trees, move the horse trailer around, etc.. It is useful for cleaning the...
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    Re: New Holland/Ford Compact Tractors

    Good interview: Cat, Deere, CNH

    Today, New Holland has exited the heavy side of the business in North America to focus on compacts only, and Kobelco is no longer part of CNH. But Gasparri refuses...
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    Re: How did I ever survive beyond childhood?

    In the 1950's in an older car my sister got 3 stitches in her head from hitting the metal dashboard when my mother hit the brake. Of course - before seat belts and before plastic dashboards, let...
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    Re: Got embarressed refilling Viagra

    Nothing like having to ask an elderly lady at the college pharmacy for condoms that are kept on the other side of the counter!
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    Snow Re: Warm Up Time -tractor not you.

    I never add anything to the diesel fuel. I buy at the same pump in town that sells diesel for the semis and diesel cars/trucks on the road. If they adjust the fuel for winter use (probably do around...
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    Re: New Holland/Ford Compact Tractors

    I read on Wicki that John Deere acquired Case New Holland in 2013. Has anyone else seen that. I haven't been able to find another reference online.
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    Re: New Holland/Ford Compact Tractors

    I use this analogy. JDeere is a rebadged Harley. Kubota is a rebadged Honda. Hew Holland is a rebadged Suzuki.
    Who in their right mind wouldn't buy a Harley or a Honda before a Suzuki?
    It is snob...
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    Re: Retiring in Aiken South Carolina

    Summer high temps- is that a factor for yourselves and horses? Elevation might help there, or the coast.
    Good luck on retirement and the move. We just retired this summer. I can deal with cold, it...
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    Re: I wonder if I can make this work

    When I use my plow mounted on the bucket- I used to depend on the shoes to not dig up the gravel drive. The shoes never stayed adjusted. Then I started tipping the bucket forward, changing the angle...
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    Re: Cinder block culvert

    I used rock loosely placed and covered that with landscape fabric for a drainage ditch. It tended to ice up and stop the flow in the winter. I finally put in a 20" corrugated pvc culvert. Much...
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    Snow Re: Warm Up Time -tractor not you.

    This is how I think of it also - re warm up. I plug in all of the time, just easier on the tractor, but the transmission oil is still sluggish and needs warmup time.
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    Re: Portable Generators

    --Looks like a nice product. $550 - 650. Pricey. Transfer switches at the time were also pricey. If utility companies want them, they should install them. Rate payers already cover all of there...
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    Re: Portable Generators

    I guess it would behoove utilities to cut trees + limbs more frequently. The majority of the outages were caused by those. After the last 5 day ice storm in the 90's we went a number of years without...
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    Re: Portable Generators

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    If I am careful, I have no problem do I. You are always worrying about liability, and approaching life as a lawyer or an insurance broker. You don't build your own place unless you think it out...
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    Re: Put my Chains on Today

    My chains went on yesterday. At least there was not snow on the ground like there has been the last two years as I kept putting it off. I just lay out the chains on the ground, tire at a time. I...
  30. Thread: Cold hands

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    Re: Cold hands

    I use a close fitting goatskin glove like Justin. Then over that I pull on another glove for warmth, lined or unlined. I can get alot of close work done with just the goatskin gloves.
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    Re: Portable Generators

    Such arrogance- have you done anything to earn it?

    ....... My 5500 watt generator does one side my house panel. It covers the pump, fridge, freezer, lights, one room elec heat. The power goes out....
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    Re: Portable Generators

    unless you have a short
  33. Re: YAJCMT: Yet Another Jinma Chipper Modification Thread

    That is a nice bit of work you are doing there- chipper is a useful tool!
  34. Thread: NH TC26DA

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    Price Check Re: NH TC26DA

    Bit steep, but a new LS same size is going to cost a bit more, and this tractor is like new with those hours. I think you are doing ok.

    - FEL or a plow blade? 4X4 No fel drops the value, 2wd...
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    Re: New Holland 1925 package

    I paid 9300 for my 2003 NH TC30 two years ago. 620 hr 4wd, FEL. 30 hp, shinaura engine, gear tractor. It is a good tractor, no problem. 500 bought me a used bush hog.
    How many hours and what...
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    Tire Selection Re: Should i use wider tires ?

    Don't add water alone to your tire if the ground freezes during the year. Around here we use beet juice (non toxic in case of spillage) or calcium chloride salt mix.
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    Re: Made a Pickaroon

    I've seen them, but never used one. I depend on my pulp hook for getting the pieces I want. The tip is blunted with a hammer for better grabbing. Wood does not slip off. Use a torch or forge to heat...
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    Re: Freeze protect water tub: aquarium bubbler?

    Tank heaters work great, either the floating ones or the ones that sit in the bottom of the tanks. If the temps get to -20F, and/or there is a super harsh wind -sometimes you have yo beak up the...
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    Re: Fuel Price Dropping

    China has contracted for the oil. At any rate the oil is sold on the world market- prices set there as well. It doesn't make NA energy independent- that would only happen if we had closed borders,...
  40. Sticky: Re: Colors Changing: Let's See Some Fall Photos of Your Compact Tractor

    This was on the third, we had an inch or two the night before. Fall colors are turning bleak and white!
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    Re: Vertical storage of brush cutter

    I leave my bush hog outside. It is rugged, greasy, and heavy as all get out. It is a tow unit, not a 3 pt unit.
  42. Re: Half of the Tappet Brothers has passed, Click and clack

    Started listening when they first hit the air and talked about working on VW bugs- swapping engines etc. Always enjoyed them!
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    Re: New guy from Maine

    Welcome from just nw of Bangor. Good to have you here!
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    Re: What size tractor should I buy?

    Good prices:
    RCO Tractor - Compact Tractors and Utility Tractors from LS Tractor USA and Yanmar of America on Sale Now!

    LS tractors + financing
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    Re: Longest power outage?

    Thursday we just ended 5 days without power due to the rain followed by snow storm we had last weekend. The leaves were still on the trees and with snow- bent down and took a lot of wires and...
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    Re: Reconditioned tractors

    Is that a 35 year old tractor? I didn't know that. I've never seen a Yanmar in person.
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    Re: Reconditioned tractors

    Who knows, but Northern Tool sells a 49 hp with FEL for $20000. This is 12,300 for 40 hp, and it is a yanmar. If I had cash to play with, or was a mechanic it might be a good deal. Tractorhouse...
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    Re: Consumer Reports drops 7 vehicles

    Buy the booklet in town!
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    Re: Consumer Reports drops 7 vehicles

    I have always done well paying attention to consumer repair reports. Cars, trucks. I've been using them since the 1980's. It has helped me avoid wasting money. _ looked for the circles to be the...
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    Re: New member from Canada

    Welcome, good to have you with us. That snow blower looks pretty handy! We've just had our first storm, plenty of use for a snow blower, and you are north of us!
  51. Re: Planting rye on horse pastures for winter?

    You aren't overgrazing are you- that would take it down and after a point- not much would come up.
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    Re: Hi Y'all - New Here

    Welcome, good to have you with us!
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    Re: Reconditioned tractors

    The price is worth hiring someone to go through it and fix.
  54. Re: Can anybody identify this plow or manufacturer?

    That is the plow I use for my TC30 - 7', when I am not using my bucket.
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    Re: 11000 confinement pigs die in fire

    That is a shame. What a loss to experience.
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    Re: Gjord.New here

    Good to have you on board - welcome!
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    Re: Same Frame Size?

    RCO Tractor - America's #1 LS Tractor Dealer - Compact & Utility Tractors on sale now!

    J-Series « LS Tractor USA
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    Re: A Drinking Problem

    I read once that the people who can't hold their liquor early on, learn to regulate their alcohol consumption so as to avoid feeling sick, embarrassing themselves, etc. They quit drinking earlier in...
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    Re: Pulling with the Drawbar

    The really heavy loads pull better from a lower angle to avoid your front end getting light and the wheels coming up off the ground - big logs sticking on a rut etc. Then use the low drawbar hookup....
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    Re: A Drinking Problem

    Orezok - I like that - "Don't let the bastards grind you down." on the avatar!
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    Re: A Drinking Problem

    Around here- you see guys walk out with a six pack, and other guys with a 30 pack - just a few beers to relax with - right.
    Some drink, some don't. My father started each morning with some wine,...
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    Re: Buying vs. Hiring

    I'm cheap with how I do things. Hire out the foundation and septic -they will do the job right. Use your Uncle's dozer to clear the land before hand. Get the house built. The bank will be happy with...
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    Re: How does your garden grow?

    Kaci Hickox assures police chief she's not planning to go into town
    ....At 9 a.m. Saturday, a white sport utility vehicle driven by Fort Kent Police Chief Tom Pelletier rolled into the driveway of...
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    Re: How does your garden grow?

    Never seen any like this before! You guys are good at what you do!
    Today, it is snowing- inch on the ground and windy. My wife grabbed our celery last night as it was getting dark.
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    Re: Honeymoon Safari to South Africa

    My plan!.......My complaint: - the anti-anti hunter statement is absurd. I've met plenty of hunters who are fools and don't know what they are shooting. One idiot tried to turn in a goat at a deer...
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    Re: Why are "newer" vehicles so hard to work on?

    I had some brakework done on my 2003 Silverado lat spring by a local shop. It ground when I went in and it ground when I left. I went back a week later and they couldn't find anything. So I took it...
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    Re: How does your garden grow?

    Turnips are tough and like cool weather- good luck!
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    Re: How does your garden grow?

    Tonight it is 33F. Tomorrow night some snow perhaps and Sun night high 20's. We got the last of the potatoes out- small and just sitting, two cabbages and turnips- let them go- so they are big. They...
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    Re: It's a sad day

    That is too bad. One starts the day hopeful for what will be accomplished. No one need another of life's little lessons. Good luck. Get a new one if you can.
    I had a dodge pickup throw a rod through...
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    Re: Holz Hausen-Dry Wood In Three Months?

    Around here, people like wood boilers because they don't worry about the creosote build up with the very short stack chimney. So if they burn green, or pine, or poplar it does not concern them the...
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    Re: Look behind you.

    The pedestrian always has the right of way. Yes you need to look. If you hadn't been creeping- you would have run her over. Then what. She was bringing it on to herself- her carelessness, but you...
  72. Rear Blade Re: Broken box blade - worth fixing? and if not what to get?

    :DI figured he would ship it to me in Maine!:D:laughing:
  73. Thread: New old truck

    by tcreeley
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    Re: New old truck

    Looks really nice!
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    Re: bx1500 sitting idle for 6 years

    Put the pic in your avatar, and it can't more than so many KB or it won't load.
  75. Rear Blade Re: Broken box blade - worth fixing? and if not what to get?

    Take it to a welder, wouldn't be much trouble for him to fix. He'd probably cut the bent pieces off and weld on new. Or sell it for cheap and buy a new one.
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    Re: 24hp tractor at northern tools

    I looked at the NT tractors, LS tractors and finally bought my 2003 TC30 (gear) for less than all of them. Had 629 hours when I got it. It is very reliable. One issue with temp sensor (replaced it) -...
  77. Sticky: Re: Colors Changing: Let's See Some Fall Photos of Your Compact Tractor

    And this one also from Baxter St. Park:
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  78. Sticky: Re: Colors Changing: Let's See Some Fall Photos of Your Compact Tractor

    My area was not as nice as that when I got the pic- just hit it right before the leaves fell, with the sun shining.
    This is one of Baxter st Park from a few years ago.
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  79. Sticky: Re: Colors Changing: Let's See Some Fall Photos of Your Compact Tractor

    About 2 hours north, Borestone Mountain gave us a great hike and view. These pics are from when I was up to hiking -8 years ago.
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    In school we had a teacher who had just come from...
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    Re: tips for nailing wet wood

    I've built quite a bit with green spruce. I never had trouble with warping, I've used 12", 8", 6", 4" x 1" and 2".. I always use either 2 or three nails across. The sap would spit as you nailed it....
  81. Thread: Fraud victim

    by tcreeley
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    Re: Fraud victim

    I've got a small cheap expresso maker I grabbed one day on sale. It does ok, not as good as a restaurant, but good strong black coffee. My wife hates it so I rarely use it now. But it is there ready!
  82. Thread: LS 25hp

    by tcreeley
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    Re: LS 25hp

    Nice tractor!
  83. Re: pros and cons to running a 4WD tractor in 2WD

    Whenever a wheel starts to slip, it goes into 4wd. To save wear and tear I like 2wd. All winter, even with chains I use 4wd- always in and out of deep snow.
  84. Thread: Fraud victim

    by tcreeley
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    Re: Fraud victim

    I grind coffee daily. Good taste. But I am a snob when it comes to coffee- only gevalia- just tastes too good - whichever I choose. I used to like flavored, but since I began with gevalia (free...
  85. Buying Advice Re: I just signed the paper on a house with 14+ acres, need advice

    I think I misunderstood you when you said -yard. I read lawn- that's what people say up here. The way you use yard, it is what I'd call a field or meadow.

    I think you know what you want- I'd go...
  86. Buying Advice Re: I just signed the paper on a house with 14+ acres, need advice

    For mowing the lawn I'd get a zero turn mower, from a cheaper sears on to an exmark.
    I'd also get a 30+ hp tractor with 4x4 and a front end loader. You can buy good used ones as well as new. Asking...
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    Re: tractor data .com

    Look around on : Capacities and Specs | FarmallCub.Com
  88. Thread: Fraud victim

    by tcreeley
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    Re: Fraud victim

    I tried postum for a while trying to end my coffee habit, got tired of the taste. Black coffee was better, just had to drink less of it to prevent the shakes and headaches around noon after my 8th...
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    Re: Life on the farm

    Wonderful pics! It is what memories are made of. Thanks for sharing them- reminds me of our old dairy farm.
    Here is one of my sister showing her Guernsey Blueberry at the local county 4-H show....
  90. Re: Mahindra 2810 is making a load squeal/grinding sound

    Check the fluid level in your front axle?
  91. Re: Fun with class 8 trucks (grain truck repair)

    Like it!
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    Buying Advice Re: TC45D...Going to look at one this week.

    Good luck, sounds great!
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    Re: bar/chain oil vs used engine oil?

    Around here, a lot of people use drain oil. Drain oil runs through faster which is a pain. Sometimes people just don't want to shell out the few bucks to buy a gallon of bar/chain oil. They might not...
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    Re: What grease gun are you using??

    I use the adjustable right angle fitting on grease guns all of the time. I also have two sized taper tips to use when I have an odd zerk that is too small for my grease gun, or the zerk has broken...
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    Re: Wearing a sleep apnea mask?

    Lately I started buying Dynamic Health Organic Tart Cherry Juice from Walmart online. The 16oz bottle is full of concentrated cherry juice. I have some every night and I sleep better- no more coming...
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    Re: What's for supper???

    Delicious!

    Lately I've been cutting back on salt to lower my bp. It helps, so I am relying more on what we cook from the garden. My wife made a red cabbage (1/2) stew, red onions. carrots, celery,...
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    Re: Sad reminder of the importance of welding

    I used to joke with my students when they were going for their license - let me know when you have it so I can keep off the road!
    The key is "calculated risk". How much risk do you like? I used to...
  98. Re: Breakaway trailer kills father of two... kids injured.

    My first trailer, my Turnbow bumper pull, we took our 7 yr old Morgan to a carriage driving clinic in NH - smaller roads, highway, steep curvy hills. When we got there we discovered that we had...
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    Re: Sad reminder of the importance of welding

    I had an acquaintance a while back, good man, tell me that when he had built himself a cherry picker for his truck to grab and load logs, he tacked it all together. Then he had a friend who was a...
  100. Re: Breakaway trailer kills father of two... kids injured.

    I sold an old Turnbow horse trailer years ago. The new owner had it for a few weeks. He bought a nice shiny 2" chrome ball for his truck. Hauling it one day, the ball split and the trailer broke free...
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