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    Anyone else have an unusually large number of hummingbirds this year?

    Further update to my above post. The birds have just gone crazy and we have had many new birds show up today. A new feeder my wife just put up was emptied of a half cup of food in just a few hours. For the first time, we saw two birds at a feeder at one time. The other three feeders are also...
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    Kubota F series

    I have a Grammar seat on a different brand mower and it is wonderful. My back hurt awful with the old seat but with the Grammar it's zero pain. If you buy a new mower and the seat is an option, get it.
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    Kubota F series

    On the Kubota trans whine, I found that Kubota brand SUDT2 gives me less whine in my B7800. Some do and some don't so if not using it, try on your next fluid change.
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    Anyone else have an unusually large number of hummingbirds this year?

    We've had enough birds lately that the wife put up an additional feeder to go with the other three. We don't have crowds like the guys in the Pacific Northwest but we are now getting lots of activity. Also, the migration south will begin in a month or so and in the past we have had lots of...
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    Anyone else have an unusually large number of hummingbirds this year?

    All of a sudden the tide of birds has turned here and we've had many dozens of visits the past week. They do not look like the birds of last year, however, and I can only recall one I believe I saw last year. Most of the birds are an emerald green color and there are lots of this year's green...
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    Need help with purchase of weight distribution hitch

    Toyota Tundra, 10,200 max trailer weight.
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    Need help with purchase of weight distribution hitch

    Good advice that I don't fully understand but will measure today and start figuring things out. One trailer is an 18 ft HD hauler and the other is a 12 ft HD dump.
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    Need help with purchase of weight distribution hitch

    That looks pretty nice. So it’s basically quick to put on and take off?
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    Need help with purchase of weight distribution hitch

    I need help buying a weight distribution hitch. I don't tow much anymore but do tow 10,000 lbs every now and then with a 10,200 lb max rated vehicle. Usually I haul 7500 lbs for trips up to 50 miles. My neighbor has convinced me I should have a weight distributing hitch but, which one? After...
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    How agriculture works thread

    Around here, the number of zero or near-zero till acres jumps every year. It definitely is a trend.
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    New Car

    This is still a great photo. Ovrszd has that knack and fabrication skills.
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    Dog pics

    Our Springers love theses little pools on hot days. They are low cost and last for several years.
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    Dog pics

    Dogs protect family and the people that protect them. I've seen it many times. I doubt any stranger could approach that child.
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    Dog pics

    Yesterday was perfect for my Springers with a long day outside playing, a peanut butter snack, car ride for 20 miles with their heads out the window and a good bath followed by belly rubs.
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    Dog pics

    Great looking dog. A long eared Springer? Here's mine, right after a haircut.
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    Anyone else have an unusually large number of hummingbirds this year?

    Well, you've done a great job and it's paid off. Good habitat and good food is pretty attractive.
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    Anyone else have an unusually large number of hummingbirds this year?

    We live on flat farm ground of the midwest. Before we got here there was nothing but corn and soybeans everywhere so we cut out a few acre home site and I planted maybe 500-600 tress. Most were shelter belts--spruce- along the perimeter but lots of cedars and the evergreen types. Some maples and...
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    How agriculture works thread

    Amazing video. I wonder if the TIER4 tractors with their forced regeneration cycles have started many crop fires? The big fear around here is corn stubble, meaning the stuff left after the harvest. it is very flammable and a fire in that is hard to put out because of the residual corn stalk...
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    How agriculture works thread

    In the old days of 10 years ago the straw sat sunbaked in the field for a few weeks and then was begrudgingly baled into small squares and almost given away to get rid of it. Some burned it in the fields if they could. These days we have much shorter wheat varieties to deal with so straw...
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    Anyone else have an unusually large number of hummingbirds this year?

    Do you often get that many birds at one time? I had to look for a minute to count them all. We're the next state over and have only had two birds a couple of times. Maybe they're all related?
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    Anyone else have an unusually large number of hummingbirds this year?

    Great setup. If I was a hummingbird, that's where I'd go.
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    Anyone else have an unusually large number of hummingbirds this year?

    After two boom years with zillions of birds we only have a handful this year. Mortality or bird flu, let's hope things improve next year.
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    What else do you do with forks besides lift pallets?

    That is one heck of a versatile machine.
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    How agriculture works thread

    Those are some serious slopes.
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    What is your favorite Quote or Saying?

    How about "This is why we can't have nice things"? I got that infrequently and usually after I broke something or did something stupid.
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    Post current Made in the USA tools here

    One maker of tools that makes mostly (all?) USA tools is Klein Tools. They used to be hard to find and concentrated in commercial sales but recently have seen their tools it the big box stores. I think it was either Lowe's or Home Depot. https://www.kleintools.com/catalog The nipper and pliers...
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    The Resting Place.

    Paul Sorvino, age 83 of severe asthma. Scene from Goodfellas:
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    Post current Made in the USA tools here

    Things don't always have to come from the USA to be great. Maybe they just have to NOT come from China? Below is a great pair of locking-type pliers that are made in Germany and are the finest I've ever seen. They are probably the best in the world. They are called pipe pliers but if you grip...
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    What is your favorite Quote or Saying?

    . “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it” George Santayana, 1863 -1952)
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    How agriculture works thread

    Wow, what a slope to combine on. I never knew that was possible.
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    What is your favorite Quote or Saying?

    My own quote is that "Life is series of moments in time".
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    What is your favorite Quote or Saying?

    We do not remember days, we remember moments. Cesare Pavese
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    How agriculture works thread

    I believe ag and commodity prices are in a decades long bull market but still can'r resist ag jokes. For example: The farmer had just won $2 million in the lottery and when asked what would do with all those winnings replied "I guess I'll just keep farming till it's all gone".
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    What is your favorite Quote or Saying?

    Everybody takes a beating sometime... Henry Hill in Goodfellas.
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    How agriculture works thread

    We were getting extremely dry until a day ago. Then we got 2.25" early in the day and 2.20" later in the day. Then we got another .62" the next morning or a record rainfall. The parched crops and laws instantly rebounded with corn growing a few inches overnight. Now we've got another inch or so...
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    The Resting Place.

    The Godfather street scene with Sonny beating up Carlo is a classic.
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    The Resting Place.

    James Caan. Age 82. Plays a tough guy better than a tough guy.
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    Dog pics

    We used to live in a very rural cold area and winter required the dogs--all six--stayed in our huge kitchen with warm wood stove as long as they behaved. One Thanksgiving morning I was in the attached garage and I heard a commotion in the kitchen louder than I can describe. When I opened the...
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    Dog pics

    Nothing is better than a dog feeling safe in a forever home.
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    How agriculture works thread

    There are plenty of those huge, tracked grain carts around here. They do hold a LOT of grain and you should see them going down the road. They often block both directions of traffic.
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    Anyone else have an unusually large number of hummingbirds this year?

    Very quiet for the last couple of weeks. It's hard to remember from year to year but it's definitely quiet at the feeders this year. I hope they recover going forward. We miss all the HB activity.
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    Dog pics

    It was a cool morning so time for a 12 mile ride around the block. High speeds, ears flapping in the wind and a smile parsing their lips. They couldn't be happier Springer Spaniels. The big one is 12 and the little dog is one year old. .
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    Dog pics

    Me too. Always give a good dog a good treat and I know you're about to.
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    What is your favorite Quote or Saying?

    That's it
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    What is your favorite Quote or Saying?

    It's not my favorite saying but as kids in the olden days we all parroted this popular commercial. LSMFT
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    Towed Cultipacker Vs. 3-Pt. Lift Cultipacker - Advantages / Disadvantages?

    I've always wondered if that would work as a low-buck option--and it does. Great video.
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    Towed Cultipacker Vs. 3-Pt. Lift Cultipacker - Advantages / Disadvantages?

    Yes, 3PT is easier to transport but does a mediocre job. Pulled type is harder to transport but does a great job. I sometimes let customers choose which type and show pictures of the jobs each type does. So far, 100% went with the extra cost of the pull-type. It takes me an extra trip--and...
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    Towed Cultipacker Vs. 3-Pt. Lift Cultipacker - Advantages / Disadvantages?

    In the 10 years this thread has been out, I've worked a lot with larger size cultipackers and cultimulchers and have learned the towed ones put more weight to the ground and do a better job at packing than a three pt hitch model. I've worked with 1000 lb versions up to maybe 8,000 lbs. The...
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    What is your favorite Quote or Saying?

    Things I learned in business over the years are "Never assume" and "There are no coincidences".
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    Comparison The Bitterness of Poor Quality Remains Long After the Sweetness of Low Price is Forgotten

    When I moved here I had to have an old, but cherry farm truck "inspected" by a dealer. Not for safety but rather comparing VIN numbers and registration accuracy. No big deal but I had to wait a few minutes. The conversation with the owner's son shifted to the new Thunderbird coming out since...
 
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