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by Brute 23 (Posted Mon, 23 Oct 2017 09:24:16 GMT+5)
What makes me mad is the government doesn't just make a line item on your taxes that says "welfare" or X per cent to the needy. They try to hide it and screw up good programs like SS by piggy backing welfare programs in them.

The government purposely hides and slides in all this stuff so the average person doesn't know whats going on. It's just really not that complicated to tell the truth... The problem is they have to work hard to hide the mess and deception.



Hello from Mississippi
by msplmtneer (Posted Mon, 23 Oct 2017 09:20:48 GMT+5)
Howdy and to the board



Store bought Salsa
by slick4591 (Posted Mon, 23 Oct 2017 09:17:51 GMT+5)
He!! on the Red is the best I can find around here.



Scary experience
by midTN_Brangusman (Posted Mon, 23 Oct 2017 09:08:05 GMT+5)
cowgirl8 wrote:midTN_Brangusman wrote:Oh here we go again with the big time rancher speech
Word of advice. Don't dish it out if you can't take it. Move along.

Yes mam I cant take it, I'm just a poor hobby cattle farmer. I will move along.

Thank you your highness



Something we found in the back pasture..
by Bright Raven (Posted Mon, 23 Oct 2017 09:07:14 GMT+5)
cowgirl8 wrote:Bright Raven wrote:What species of tree? The pictures are small. I cannot enlarge them. Are you selling the slabs or keeping them for yourself?
It's a post oak. I want 2 slabs and if the rest come out ok we'll sell them.

Put some thought into how you want to use that burl. You have a very nice one and post oak have good qualities. You may not want to slab it. Think about a sculpture.





Another view of big burl
by Bright Raven (Posted Mon, 23 Oct 2017 09:01:43 GMT+5)
Here is a burl for the record.




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Rental Ground & Corn Surplus ?
by Till-Hill (Posted Mon, 23 Oct 2017 08:55:46 GMT+5)
Still going wild down here Steve. Heard of some $250 acre rent on some coming out of CRP that really should be in the program. Steep, road terrible coming out and only other option is going thru 3 different parcels to get crop out. Young guys pushing hard down here with the BTO (really wanna be BTO is what they are)



Can't keep water in the pond
by mdt192 (Posted Mon, 23 Oct 2017 08:53:59 GMT+5)
Hello all.

On the home place, we have a pretty large pond that has a lime stone bottom. It had always held water really well for years until about 10 years ago it started getting lower and lower. Nowadays, it keeps a small puddle in the deepest point, and it only started holding there when we dug it out with the dozer.

Any suggestions what we could do to increase water retention?

Thanks in advance.



Soil Sample Results
by 1982vett (Posted Mon, 23 Oct 2017 08:22:42 GMT+5)
herofan wrote:TexasBred wrote:As for the original poster, I'd find me another fertilizer dealer. He's trying to rob you. Sure hope he's not a friend.

So, are you saying there is no way that 30 acres of fescue and orchard grass could require $4,000 worth of fertilizer and lime?
What does your pencil say. More fertilizer doesn?t necessarily mean you will get closer to your 2 cow per acre stocking rate. What I?d be more interested in is what your p&l pencil says.



Angus Heifer bull ideas
by Tbrake (Posted Mon, 23 Oct 2017 08:13:29 GMT+5)
I was curious why some have commented negatively to comrade? I just bred several heifers too him, and until now I have never seen anything negative. Not impressed with his results?



Dodgers vs Astro's
by Cross-7 (Posted Mon, 23 Oct 2017 08:12:18 GMT+5)
The Dodgers could give Kershaw extra rest by using him in Games 2 and 6, but they'd have more flexibility in how they'd use him over the rest of the series by giving him the ball in Game 1. It's doubtful that they'll try pitching in Game 4 on three days' rest, but using him in Game 5 would allow him to potentially pitch in relief in Game 7. Roberts didn't talk about the rest of the rotation, but it seems likely that Yu Darvish will pitch in Game 2, followed by Rich Hill and Alex Wood.

I still think I'd use Kuechel in game two and Verlander in game three.
If it goes seven then you can use them again in six and seven



Mineral Quality
by ClinchValley (Posted Mon, 23 Oct 2017 07:36:05 GMT+5)
How much is a bag of that? IMO I would give it a try.

I get our's at the Washington County (Johnson City), TN Co-Op. Not sure of your location, but they have the best mineral selection i've seen around my area. I believe i pay 17-18 dollars per bag. We have been using Purina 315N. They have quite a few choices.



Storing DDG's
by jedstivers (Posted Mon, 23 Oct 2017 07:34:04 GMT+5)
ddd75 wrote:So you just have them dump it in front of the shed, then push it in with a loader?



what size trailer are bringing it? 38' ? or full size?


thanks
No. The trailer backs into the shed and unloads.
They are prol 53' trailers.
When I ever build a real comitity shed it will have a concret floor and a apron out front so I can take any kind of trailer. Either back in with a live floor or end dump or dump a hopper bottom on the apron and push it in.
Will also be big enough I can mix a weeks worth and unload it inside. Load as I need it all week.



new building
by bball (Posted Mon, 23 Oct 2017 07:33:08 GMT+5)
ddd75 wrote:D2Cat wrote:"i'll be buying my gates. i got a pretty good place."

Isn't there a manufacture in your state that sell them all over? I see a load at the sale barn every once in a while.


there's a few in ky that sell pretty nice stuff. I go through "JL GATE" .. they have great gates / different grades / great prices.















Thanks all for the comments.
They've delivered to my place a couple times. Very happy with their products. Barn looks great! But you need more concrete!





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