John Denver was wrong

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by dacjohns, Nov 5, 2010.

  1. dacjohns

    dacjohns People Cracker Upper

    Life on the farm is NOT kinda laid back.

    Share your "farming" mishaps or misfortune. Raising chickens, gardening, and all kinds of farming type areas are welcome.

    My latest. Picked up a large, 4' long 28" or so diameter, piece of pecan tree with my tractor bucket. Very heavy. One of the front wheels caught a root while I was backing up and turning putting a lot of stress on the steering mechanism. Now I have a bent steering linkage, think of the front wheels being pigeon toed now. I can't remove the bent linkage so I can replace it. Time to call for some mechanical help from my brother-in-law.
     
  2. Orchid

    Orchid Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 10, 2010
    North Central MN
    John Denver obviously never had to bale hay when he was down to his last shear pin with thunderheads coming over the horizon. [​IMG]

    He apparently hasn't tracked loose horses through two foot deep snow at -20º F.

    I can almost guarantee his manure spreader never broke down with a full load on board.

    The only time I've ever "laid back" on the farm was when the electric fencer knocked me flat. [​IMG]
     
  3. danielle82

    danielle82 A Good Egg

    Apr 27, 2009
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    Quote:omz so sorry about that, but when I read I lol'd
     
  4. FarmerJamie

    FarmerJamie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:...when out in the field farthest from the tractor shed on a 10 degree day with a 20 mph north wind.

    or getting up at 3 am because the cows ran through the night pasture fencing during a thunderstorm
     
  5. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

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    SO glad I don't have a BIG farm right now...sounds rough, and I aint in the mood today [​IMG] My most dangerous chore is catching a rooster who doesn't want caught [​IMG]
     
  6. wolftracks

    wolftracks Spam Hunter

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  7. Orchid

    Orchid Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 10, 2010
    North Central MN
    Quote:...when out in the field farthest from the tractor shed on a 10 degree day with a 20 mph north wind.

    or getting up at 3 am because the cows ran through the night pasture fencing during a thunderstorm

    Oh yeah. True story. Five years ago my horses were still at my parents' place. Dad calls at 2 a.m., the horses are out. Big deal, right...except it was -40ºF in January. What horse gets bored at -40 at 2 a.m. and picks the gate lock?! Mine, apparently.
     
  8. charmed one

    charmed one Show Me State Gal

    Quote:[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] You made me snort! Hahahaha!
     
  9. dacjohns

    dacjohns People Cracker Upper

    Quote:Trying to catch a rooster can make a good story.
     
  10. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Ha! He obviously has never worked 400 head of cattle before!
     

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