Category Archives: Machines

Dump Score

A Stihl weed wacker! It looked complete and had compression so I brought it home. Checked for spark and it had it. Put some ether in the cylinder and it fired up briefly. It won’t keep running which I think … Continue reading

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New Snowmobile: 1992 Arctic Cat EXT 580

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Debaling

The round bales we bought are really tight and it got to be hard to pull hay off as I got in to the center of it.  I worked for a long time with a pick axe and a long … Continue reading

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Misc.

The plants we planted yesterday don’t look so good, and we don’t know why.  The stems are still looking okay, but the leaves are shriveled and/or brown.  It’s almost like they froze, but it didn’t get below freezing last night.  … Continue reading

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My First Time Was Awesome!

Yes – I’ve never done it before, can you believe it?  Sunday I did it for three hours and this afternoon for over an hour. OK – that’s about as far as I can take that.  This is a family … Continue reading

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More Mowing

Today I mowed some of the really tall grass on the other side of the barn and along our road.  At first I found it hard to maneuver the tractor with the sickle bar, so I ended up missing spots … Continue reading

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Sickle Mower

We’re considering getting horses next year so we’ve been thinking a lot about our facilities, where we can have pasture land, etc.  Our field is badly overgrown, so I wanted to get a sickle mower to cut it down.  I … Continue reading

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Update

This is going to be brief and maybe I’ll flesh it out later. I was sick and seriously lacking energy for quite a while which meant that most farm projects and pretty much everything else was put on hold. The … Continue reading

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Motorcycle Progress

My speedometer now works.  The little rod in the front wheel that turns the square cable wasn’t turning, so I took the front wheel off to see what the problem was.  I was expecting to find a stripped gear, but … Continue reading

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New Sandbox!

There are some old tractor tires out in our field.  Two of them are really big and somebody made them into flower beds a long time ago.  Every time we ride by on the 4 wheeler, I tell Delia that … Continue reading

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