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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Winter Work

Not a whole lot happening on the farm this time of year. Below normal temperatures, miserable wind chill factor are not conducive to working on old vehicles but I did get the 39 fired up and warmed up enough to do it's 30+ year engine oil change. A little overdue for sure. The video was a little long so I made it a "two parter". This is part one. 
Progress on the 52 Merc is slow as it is parked outdoors and subject to the slings and arrows of outrageous weather. There were snow flakes blowing into the spark plug holes this morning as I worked on un-sticking some of the valves.
Got the flax hauled out last week. No need now to worry about it heating in the bin or having to plow snow for a day to get the truck in there. Plus the ground is frozen solid now so now danger of getting stuck. 
Not such good news on the wheat though. Fusarium and vomitoxin levels tested high and it graded feed. So I guess we struggled through the mud to raise a crop that will sell for 1980s prices. Maybe I need to invest in a grain burning stove?


2 comments:

  1. Thanks for reminding me I need to go stir my truck load of flax again. Today I spread slug bait with the four wheeler with temps just above freezing. You would think the slugs would be too cold to eat vetch. Would rather work on the Merc.

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  2. Good hobby, and so much cheaper than chasing women!

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