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  1. jwstewar

    Prayer request for our forum rock, Jim.

    Wow, I haven't been on in awhile. I'm so sorry to hear this. Jim was always there to lend a hand for anyone that needed a word of advice.
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    My new Dishwasher is "Wi-Fi" enabled ... WTF?

    Our dishwasher is a Bosch...it is 12 years old, we bought it because it was the quietest one made at that time. It is quiet. It gets dishes reasonably clean. It has the top controls, but it has an LCD screen on the front to tell you how long before it is done. But get this one, it doesn't have...
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    Oh no...I'm a tree hugger

    Our electric bill runs us about $400 per month, give or take. We have about 4600 SQ FT of finished living space including the basement. We also have the detached garage and 2 barns. We have a new heat pump with a gas furnace back-up. Propane tankless water heater and cooktop. Double wall oven is...
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    Repower old cement mixer

    I have an old cement mixer. I've probably had it 15 years. It is probably from the 30s or 40s. When I bought it, the guy plugged it in and it ran. I brought it home, plugged it in and the smoke immediately escaped out of it. So I've never actually used it. We got rid of our above ground pool...
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    Automatic waterer in barns

    We are building a new barn for our bucks. I've run the water line and put a frost free hydrant in. Looking to add automatic waterers. What I did in the current barn, I have a water line that I ran to the milk room that is heated (and cooled). From there I ran that out to the barn area to all of...
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    Rant: Livestock we sold

    As most of you know we raise goats. We used to do dairy and meat goats. We made the decision on July of 2016 we were going to get out of the meat goats, but we weren't going to give them away either. So we were gradually selling them down. We continued breeding, etc as normal. We had them down...
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    Bad tool day

    We are in the process of building a new barn for our "boys" (our dairy goat bucks). It will be 24x48. We screwed around all summer and now we've gotten a late start on it. A couple weeks ago we started putting the posts in the ground. Considering it is just me, Monica, and the kids, this is...
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    New to me truck

    We've been needing and wanting a new truck for awhile. Used trucks are hard to find that are decent and a fair price. So I looked at a couple this weekend and finally bought this one home last night. It has the L5P Duramax w/ 445 HP and 910 Ft. lbs and the Allison. It is a 2017 w/ 14k miles...
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    Overlooking the simple solutions

    We use automatic waters in our barn for the goats. Have a total of 5 of them, 4 for the smaller stalls and a large one for the larger area. They started out working great, but then they got to the point they started leaking where the float valve goes through the edge of the container (galvanized...
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    New Air Compressor

    I've been wanting a new air compressor for awhile. I've been using a 33 gallon Crapsman since 2003. Still works, but getting louder and louder especially at the top end. Combined with the fact it isn't keeping up with the air flow how we are using it now, I decided it was time to upgrade. I do...
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    Sears

    No, this isn't another thread about how Sears is dead.:sad: but actually a couple decent experiences. We were looking for a new mattress and box spring in full size for our youngest daughter (8). We went to the typical places - Original Mattress Factory, Mattress Firm, Sleep Outfitters...
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    Samsung washing machine

    I've got a strange one going here. We have a Samsung washing machine. Purchased it Nov. of 2007 (one of the first big things we purchased after the house fire), started using it May of 2008. We have had an issue with the softener/soap dispenser since new and had it worked on under...
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    You are gonna suck up all the sun....

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/nc-town-rejects-solar-farm-due-unscientific-concerns-article-1.2464816 North Carolina town rejects solar farm because citizens think panels will 'suck up all the energy from the sun' BY Alfred Ng NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Sunday, December 13, 2015, 9:15 PM...
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    Tough Couple of Weeks at the Flowering Goat Farm

    It has been a rough couple of weeks here on the farm. We have goats, yes, they are livestock, but since they are shown, they are worked with a lot more and become more like pets. So that being said, it started on Nov. 16th. We had a Nubian doe that was hurt when we got her. She had a hurt leg...
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    Rough trip home last night

    When I went out to the parking garage from work last night, I saw a large green puddle under the car. I knew that wasn't good.:sad: It is a 2000 Honda Accord w/ 2.3 ltr, 4 cycle with almost 260k on the clock. I started the car and called Monica and warned her that she may need to get the...
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    Heat for a Room in a barn

    I know there a lot of folks with experience with this, so I figured I would ask here. We built a new barn last year that is 36x54 for our goats. Now we are getting ready to build a milk parlor in the barn. It will be 12x14 with a 4" concrete floor under the floor will be plastic and Styrofoam...
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    Jim Inman

    I know there are lots of folks (OK, some) that are here from the TBN days. For those that don't visit TBN any more, there is thread over there where Jim Inman (jinman) has passed. Jim seemed to be a nice fellow that tried to help everyone. He is one of the folks that helped me choose the tractor...
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    A couple of firsts yesterday.....

    I did a couple of things yesterday that I had never done before. Totally one of those screw up type days. Glad that neither one of them was major and no damage. As some may know, we have goats. We've been raising them for a few years now and bought a new one back in the spring. Part of the deal...
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    Had a scare the other night

    Tuesday night when I went to bed at 11:00 I had a pain in my chest bone. For whatever reason I took a couple of aspirin for the pain and went to bed. At 1:00 the pain was so severe it woke me up. Felt like Mike Tyson had just punched me in the center of my chest. I got up and took 2 more aspirin...
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    Had an issue with our Heat Pump

    A couple of weeks back, Monica and I weren't feeling well and the house was chilly so we turned the heat on. Heat pump came on and was working fine. We got to feeling better (sort of) and the outside temperature warmed back up so we turned the heat back off. Over the weekend it got cold outside...
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