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Old 05-23-2015, 11:11 AM
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Thanks for the new pics Ted - practical farm warming gifts is right!
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Old 05-23-2015, 11:24 AM
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Yep, winters can be 'challenging' around these parts but the benefits far outweigh a couple of months of cold. Small towns, good people, a good small farmer attitude, help without asking, very low homeless population in the few cities, relatively inexpensive, not huge meth problems, low taxes, lotsa fun stuff, hell of a party in Sturgis, fishing, hunting, great schools, work for anyone who will do it and lets just say that you're more likely to hear of a cop shooting th bull then cappin a black thug whos parents say he was raised right...

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Old 05-24-2015, 11:41 AM
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One of the farm warming hens is earning her keep!

We may be Poverty Flats, but we eat.

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Old 05-24-2015, 11:51 AM
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The gift that keeps on giving!

To me that is a good sign of a prosperous future for your farm.
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Old 05-24-2015, 12:15 PM
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I couldn't agree more, Stan.
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Looks like you are Livin' the dream! Congratulations! Even if I am a little jealous!
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A farm egg! Looks like a good start to this homestead...
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Old 05-24-2015, 11:18 PM
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Default New toy at Poverty Flats

Thanks all for the kind words.

**UPDATE**
Poverty Flats has a new toy to play with and maybe get some work done.

1941 Farmall H with a DOALL loader. The tractor is parade ready... Lol thats unfortunate...

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Old 05-24-2015, 11:56 PM
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Nice looking tractor. Those old IH Tractors will last forever if given a little TLC.
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Old 05-25-2015, 11:38 AM
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Awesome tractor! Looks like the perfect size for your property. And with a loader - since I've had the loader for my tractor I don't know how I ever lived without it.

A narrow front would never work around here however.....
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A little Poverty Flats update...

We are now two, aka SHE MARRIED ME! Now it is Ted n Renee.

The picture is of my latest FarmTek order.... Wanna guess what I am doing with it lol.

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Wow - a new farm and a bride all within a couple days - congratulations again!

My first thought with the gear in the pics is nursing and feeding goats - or weaning calves.
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Wow! Congrats on your marriage! You are truly at the beginning of a wonderful adventure!
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Thanks guys!

The new supplies are for bottle feeding calves.

More soon.

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Congrats on the new bride!! I wish you many happy years together.
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Congratulations on the new bride and farm. Both are hard work but the rewards are out of this world. Enjoy!
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Congrats on the wedding! Finding the right person is even more important than finding the right homestead. Wait, did I just say that? Anyway, best wishes and welcome to Mrs. Green Alien! Can't wait to hear about all your adventures, and keep the pictures coming!

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OMG SUE, DID YOU REALLY SAY THAT OUT LOUD ON A PUBLIC FORUM..? LOL.

Thanks all. More coming.

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Old 06-18-2015, 11:15 AM
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Default Hay coming down!

We finally have what amounts to four dry and hot enough days to start making hay! I decided, rather than hay it myself, to give equal shares to a young amish feller who just got married and is trying to make his own start. So yesterday he showed up and here is the starting result.




Someone asked about pictures of inside the barn... this will get ya started. Lot of work to do in here yet, but it is useable.




(that's my 14 year old nephew Hunter, hiding in the sun...)

NO! The barn support posts are not leaning lol. That is just a weird camera angle!

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Old 06-18-2015, 11:51 AM
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Thanks for the great pics!

Nice that you made a deal with the Amish guy - I'm sure he appreciates it. I think I would do the same instead of buying all the hay equipment even though I love tractors and such.
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