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Post by sweetandsour » Thu Jan 07, 2021 1:20 am

Speaking of bales, when I was in high school, baling hay in the summer, I could sling a 60 lb bale of hay 15 ft up and onto the top of a loaded trailer. There's a trick to it. I couldn't do it now, nor would I want to. Even for the $.10/bale that we were earning, x 1000 or 1500 bales, wasn't too bad for a long days' work.
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Post by FredS » Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:03 am

sweetandsour wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 1:20 am
Speaking of bales, when I was in high school, baling hay in the summer, I could sling a 60 lb bale of hay 15 ft up and onto the top of a loaded trailer. There's a trick to it. I couldn't do it now, nor would I want to. Even for the $.10/bale that we were earning, x 1000 or 1500 bales, wasn't too bad for a long days' work.
We had a hay bale throwing contest every year at our county fair. They'd use a fork truck with a pallet on it and raise it 6" or so after each round. Alden Bradly won it three years in a row. Alden was a 6'-2" guy that weighed maybe 180 lbs. Every year a couple football players from KU would show up thinking their brute strength could beat the lanky farm boys. They were wrong.
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Post by coco » Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:06 am

The cat says that she is radically Eastern Orthodox with respect to the Christmas tree. It should stay up year-round so that she can climb in it.
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Post by joegoat » Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:33 am

I was once able to throw bales from any height and any distance on the wagon and get them on the hay elevator, strings up every time.
If I was at the top of the elevator, it was accuracy and speed one needed. You have to grab the bale as it drops from the elevator before it hits the floor and toss it up the stack or slide it across the floor to get it as close to the stacker without hitting him.

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Post by joegoat » Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:36 am

coco wrote:The cat says that she is radically Eastern Orthodox with respect to the Christmas tree. It should stay up year-round so that she can climb in it.
We have a picture of our calico in the tree. She was still a kitten and had found a branch about half way up to perch on and peer out at us.
Thankfully, they've lost interest in climbing it and are just interested in the ornaments. The bottom two feet of our trees have been bare for three years now.

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Post by joegoat » Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:48 am

I need to start playing the pipes more frequently to get back up to snuff. I found a band in my area and may look to join when they start meeting again. I do miss playing in a band.

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Post by Tatanka » Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:00 am

CodeMonkey wrote:
Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:54 pm
I used to be able to carry two bales of sugar (60 lbs. each) on my shoulder. I only weighed 125 pounds at the time. I couldn't carry one now.
Funny, in a sad kind of way, how strength and energy decrease with age. I did say "in a sad way!"
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Post by FredS » Thu Jan 07, 2021 1:04 pm

joegoat wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:33 am
You have to grab the bale as it drops from the elevator before it hits the floor and toss it up the stack or slide it across the floor to get it as close to the stacker without hitting him.
What fun is that?

Throwing hay bales on to a trailer or on a stack in the barn certainly teaches one early the physics of a moving objects tendency to stay in motion and how to use momentum to your favor. And you apply thermodynamics while you learn not to stack in front of the barn doors or windows until you absolutely have to so as not to block the breeze. Oh, and don't stack too close to the light bulb.
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Post by Fainn » Thu Jan 07, 2021 1:16 pm

I'm on Day 3 of a diet. I apologize in advance for being pissy for the next few days.
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Post by joegoat » Thu Jan 07, 2021 1:52 pm

FredS wrote:
joegoat wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:33 am
You have to grab the bale as it drops from the elevator before it hits the floor and toss it up the stack or slide it across the floor to get it as close to the stacker without hitting him.
What fun is that?

Throwing hay bales on to a trailer or on a stack in the barn certainly teaches one early the physics of a moving objects tendency to stay in motion and how to use momentum to your favor. And you apply thermodynamics while you learn not to stack in front of the barn doors or windows until you absolutely have to so as not to block the breeze. Oh, and don't stack too close to the light bulb.
Great way to grow up!

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Post by gaining_age » Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:21 pm

Fainn wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 1:16 pm
I'm on Day 3 of a diet. I apologize in advance for being pissy for the next few days.
I'm not on a diet and I probably need to apologize too...
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Post by gaining_age » Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:22 pm

gaining_age wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:21 pm
Fainn wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 1:16 pm
I'm on Day 3 of a diet. I apologize in advance for being pissy for the next few days.
I'm not on a diet and I probably need to apologize too...
Or even worse... my wife may be right about it and I need a diet too.
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Post by Hovannes » Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:36 pm

I took down the Christmas lights this morning,
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Post by Fainn » Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:48 pm

joegoat wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:48 am
I need to start playing the pipes more frequently to get back up to snuff. I found a band in my area and may look to join when they start meeting again. I do miss playing in a band.

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Post by Hovannes » Thu Jan 07, 2021 5:42 pm

I found this on line:
http://www.militarymuseum.org/A%20Camer ... Obispo.pdf
I attended a class there about 20 years ago.
What a great little Army post camp SLO was! :chili:
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Post by DepartedLight » Thu Jan 07, 2021 5:49 pm

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Post by DepartedLight » Thu Jan 07, 2021 5:51 pm

Hovannes wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 5:42 pm
I found this on line:
http://www.militarymuseum.org/A%20Camer ... Obispo.pdf
I attended a class there about 20 years ago.
What a great little Army post camp SLO was! :chili:
My aunt and cousins that are now also in NC used to live in SLO when I lived in Santa Maria.

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Post by joegoat » Thu Jan 07, 2021 6:08 pm

Fainn wrote:
joegoat wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:48 am
I need to start playing the pipes more frequently to get back up to snuff. I found a band in my area and may look to join when they start meeting again. I do miss playing in a band.

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DepartedLight wrote:
Hovannes wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 5:42 pm
I found this on line:
http://www.militarymuseum.org/A%20Camer ... Obispo.pdf
I attended a class there about 20 years ago.
What a great little Army post camp SLO was! :chili:
My aunt and cousins that are now also in NC used to live in SLO when I lived in Santa Maria.

Do we have a dancing old guy with a walker emoji?
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Post by Fainn » Thu Jan 07, 2021 9:33 pm

joegoat wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 6:08 pm
Fainn wrote:
joegoat wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:48 am
I need to start playing the pipes more frequently to get back up to snuff. I found a band in my area and may look to join when they start meeting again. I do miss playing in a band.

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Bagpipes?
Indeed!

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It's on the list. Maybe I can at some point.
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