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  1. CloverKnollFarms

    How important is financing/buying from a dealership?

    Yeah, the L has the largest discount at $2400 with a CASH purchase. $400 for any SINGLE implement. Not valid with any finance offer. Sounds like they gutted it
  2. CloverKnollFarms

    How important is financing/buying from a dealership?

    I only see a $2400 discount on an L series with the NCHA? Where is the 20%? It is also not available with any finance offer
  3. CloverKnollFarms

    Who rides motorcycles?

    I rode about 200 miles yesterday… man I just love this triple cylinder powerplant. Ive never owned a bike this long…(9 years)
  4. CloverKnollFarms

    Barn sticker shock. WOW!

    My 40x60 with concrete was $80k…. Amish built Planned to sell some of the investments that fared so well over the past 5 years, but then the recession hit, and I didn’t want to solidify those losses. We decided to just cash flow it, and luckily had a blessed year. After electrical and driveway...
  5. CloverKnollFarms

    New Tractor Sales Are Declining

    Force majeure. This is how UAL pilots lost their pensions, leaving 60 year old professionals broke. Unions don’t have to agree.
  6. CloverKnollFarms

    New Tractor Sales Are Declining

    I read an article two days ago stating that holiday purchasing is already taking a hit. Energy prices are rising again, quickly… I think the soft landing hopes are dashed. They were really lies being told to a public that they thought would buy in long enough for the midterms. Like the lie...
  7. CloverKnollFarms

    New Tractor Sales Are Declining

    The currency may be comparably more valuable… but that doesn’t mean anything when the cost of everything has outpaced it, and your investments are down 25%… Real wages are down. That’s all you need to know, and everyone feels it. Our citizens are becoming poorer by the day, and all we discuss...
  8. CloverKnollFarms

    Jobs Market isChanging

    No. Our new hire pilots have either a HS diploma, or some college, plus their commercial ratings. I myself, have a HS diploma. I completed all of my aviation schooling at home studying, or renting an aircraft to learn maneuvers for my flight tests. No “formal” training. I’ll be at $275/hr...
  9. CloverKnollFarms

    Self powered rotary cutters.

    So you don’t run over 3’ tall grass before cutting, or saplings, etc. it handles really well. The offset is adjustable, you can tow it directly behind if you like, but I much prefer the offset like the old haybine
  10. CloverKnollFarms

    Jobs Market isChanging

    Our new pilots start at $90/hr if voted in Top Senior Captains $275/hr
  11. CloverKnollFarms

    Jobs Market isChanging

    Airline Pilots. Actually the group complaining the most, the First Officers, are seeing a 90% increase. I’m seeing a 64%. Its been a bizarre recovery from Covid
  12. CloverKnollFarms

    Jobs Market isChanging

    Our industry is going through a real upheaval. Next week we vote on a 64% pay increase. No give backs. Ive been here for 20 years and never seen such a thing. Probably 30% of the employees think it’s too little.
  13. CloverKnollFarms

    Tiny house as a first home solution for my son?

    Is it less expensive if you cannot eventually sell it?
  14. CloverKnollFarms

    New Tractor Sales Are Declining

    They are also predicting historically low GDP gains for years to come. This will be a long lived downturn. 2023 will be the beginning. Unless you believe some pundits who say “there is nothing to see here, this is the best we have ever seen”.
  15. CloverKnollFarms

    Ready for winter?

    Put my bees to bed
  16. CloverKnollFarms

    New Tractor Sales Are Declining

    I’m all in with cash… Im so glad I waited this out
  17. CloverKnollFarms

    New Tractor Sales Are Declining

    Our dealers are stocked to the gills with tractors. Maybe next year I will buy. Our new labor contact is going to bring a 50% pay increase, and I have a feeling most folks wells will be drying up at that same time… It will be a good time to buy Inflation is raging. Rates are going up, and...
  18. CloverKnollFarms

    Small Apiary Barn Build

    Also, these bees are non sugar fed, and not treated with chemicals, so we charge a premium, for a premium product. One full frame is worth $150
  19. CloverKnollFarms

    Small Apiary Barn Build

    A full frame contains between 8-12 pounds of honey
  20. CloverKnollFarms

    Small Apiary Barn Build

    I had estimated a harvest of about 100 pounds this fall… after todays inspection of two of the seven colonies, Im revising that to 180-200 pounds. These bees had a wonderful year. The new shop will be buzzing with extracting and bottling soon, as well as building more equipment for the 2023...
  21. CloverKnollFarms

    Small Apiary Barn Build

    We love them. Easy to work with
  22. CloverKnollFarms

    Small Apiary Barn Build

    Yessir. Painting a few today
  23. CloverKnollFarms

    Small Apiary Barn Build

    The last piece was delivered last night!
  24. CloverKnollFarms

    Pole Barn Lighting Options

    My concern about the cheaper LEDs was RF interference with my door remotes etc. Ive read of real issues with those??
  25. CloverKnollFarms

    Pole Barn Lighting Options

    I used Hyperlight, lighting. Very impressed with the output. These are rated for wet conditions too, though the barn is bone dry. I will have to wait on any longevity claims.
  26. CloverKnollFarms

    Pole Barn Lighting Options

    Well, I went with (8) 27000 lumen UFO lights. I’d say that is sufficient
  27. CloverKnollFarms

    Small Apiary Barn Build

    Just moved in. The lighting, (8) 27000 lumen lights, is perfect! Also loving the dust collector.
  28. CloverKnollFarms

    Small Apiary Barn Build

    Yes, for beekeeping mainly. I build every hive and frame from raw lumber
  29. CloverKnollFarms

    Small Apiary Barn Build

    Look up Boulder Designs. It’s a “rock” made of concrete, color, and the engraving you choose.
  30. CloverKnollFarms

    Small Apiary Barn Build

    Well, I now have to move in saws, drill press etc. I have a lot of tools to move over. I also need to hang the two 50’ drop cords and the air line for my pneumatics. We are basically complete aside from the landscape which has a custom made rock going out in front of the porch. Functionally...
  31. CloverKnollFarms

    Real Estate Days on Market?

    There is no reason this won’t be as bad as the 70s. In terms of actual policy, and where we are as a nation/world… there is no tangible reason this shouldn’t end up just as bad.
  32. CloverKnollFarms

    Small Apiary Barn Build

    And after a month of waiting… we have light!
  33. CloverKnollFarms

    Real Estate Days on Market?

    None of this should be a surprise
  34. CloverKnollFarms

    Real Estate Days on Market?

    The government is here to help, with zero down mortgages for minority groups. You can’t make this stuff up!
  35. CloverKnollFarms

    Small Apiary Barn Build

    No power, but still a great storage barn
  36. CloverKnollFarms

    Small Apiary Barn Build

    Duke Energy is the worst. Been waiting three weeks for a line to be run for power… now they say they cannot procure a transformer. You may be able to build a barn in 10 days… but getting power to it, well… that’s another story.
  37. CloverKnollFarms

    Small Apiary Barn Build

    I have an uncle with a couple, he has front entrances, but he loves them
  38. CloverKnollFarms

    Self powered rotary cutters.

    After three years of use, mowing over small trees, branches about 100 acres of grass… I pulled the blades to put an edge onthem, and they looked new. This thing is HEAVY duty
  39. CloverKnollFarms

    Self powered rotary cutters.

    Here is a link. Family designed, owned… the owner offered to bring one by the property after a garden show, to let me put hands on it. https://kunzeng.com/product/rough-cut-mower-acrease-model-mr55be/
  40. CloverKnollFarms

    Self powered rotary cutters.

    I have the Kunz Acrease 57” rough cut mower. It’s a beast, 27hp… I considered the cheaper ag store models… but this thing is much beefier. I mow 5 acres, once per month, seven months of the year…
  41. CloverKnollFarms

    Small Apiary Barn Build

    You can sell it for $10/lb, or just leave it for the bees, as they do in nature
  42. CloverKnollFarms

    Small Apiary Barn Build

    The electrical was inspected on the 5th… Duke Energy still has not gotten a meter up. So, my fall beehive builds will be finished at my old shop 😒
  43. CloverKnollFarms

    Y'all Been Checkin' Lumber Prices?

    You probably have a lot of cash saved up in that case!
  44. CloverKnollFarms

    Electric vehicles during a disaster

    In a test, the Ford Lightning EV pulled a 6000lb travel trailer, a whopping 88 miles before needing to be charge. 😂 They also need 12 hours on 220 to recharge. Sounds amazing!
  45. CloverKnollFarms

    Electric vehicles during a disaster

    More timely… a coworker and I were traveling for a training event… he got a call about a family emergency… his Tesla was at 15% as he had planned to charge that evening. He couldn’t leave to go home, he had to park and charge, and wait to drive 200 miles.
  46. CloverKnollFarms

    Y'all Been Checkin' Lumber Prices?

    Indeed. We built a pole barn this year with cash as well… meanwhile I have coworkers lamenting their $4000/mo mortgages. 😳 They also drive new cars… etc. My newest is a 2007, but a $500k paid off property has been my greatest accomplishment. I don’t need a pretty depreciation piece, if it...
  47. CloverKnollFarms

    Real Estate Days on Market?

    Nothing to see here… remember, inflation is a figment of the imagination. We are stronger than ever. Many are saying we have not seen the end of the real estate pullback. Americans are now carrying more debt, than ever before. Ever before. To think that will not creep into every economic...
  48. CloverKnollFarms

    Y'all Been Checkin' Lumber Prices?

    My rate has been zero since 2014… and will remain so 😂
  49. CloverKnollFarms

    What causes a circle of dead lawn grass?

    Necrotic ring spot. Good luck. I moved and got a new lawn The fungus is most active this time of year, so you won’t see it most of the year. It’s a real pain to rid yourself of. At our old home, I treated and tried all sorts of management practices, but it came back most years, and tended...
  50. CloverKnollFarms

    Problem with Bald-faced hornets

    I just used Raid hornet spray. Killed them quick. Ripped down the nest.
 
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