50 hour service

We are now geared up to do a 50 hour service on our Mahindra 4wd 4025 tractor.

 

This is an awesome unit. Some people say was it really worth buying? Our answer is was doing without? Followed by If I had to rent the equipment every time I use it to do what I do with it then it makes at least 2 payments a month for itself!

 

Well we changed the oil, oil filter, greased, changed hydro/suction filter, checked torque on bolts, topped off fluids, etc. I am glad I changed the engine oil. It was some what clear yet, but smelt burnt. There was a little bit of stuff on the back of the oil plugs. There is 2 oil plugs on the 4wd 4025 and both must be removed to drain all the oil. It took just a pinch over 2 gallons of oil. Extremely very simple and easy to service.

Quote by Thomas Jefferson

Let the farmer forevermore be honored in his calling; for they who labor in the earth are the chosen people of God.

-Thomas Jefferson

 

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Happy New Year!!!

Happy New Year everyone. Hope you enjoyed last year and got your new years resolutions on the way.

Merry Christmas!!

Merry Christmas to all! Hope Santa brought you what you wanted.

Wonderful video!

Wanted to share this video with all of you this Christmas!

 

Portable North Pole

This has got to be the neatest thing since sliced bread. You go to this website fill out the information. It will ask things like your kids name, age, what they are getting for Christmas and create a free video of Santa talking to your kid. Have fun and enjoy!

Portable North Pole

NOW THIS IS A REAL EDUCATION

This is something I got off one of the forums I hang out on and wanted to share.

 

NOW THIS IS A REAL EDUCATION

Us older people need to learn something new every day…
Just to keep the grey matter tuned up.
Where did “Piss Poor” come from? Interesting history.
They used to use urine to tan animal skins, so families used to all pee in a pot.
And then once it was full it was taken and sold to the tannery…
if you had to do this to survive you were “Piss Poor”.
But worse than that were the really poor folk who couldn’t even afford to buy a pot…

They “didn’t have a pot to piss in” and were the lowest of the low.

The next time you are washing your hands and complain because the water temperature

Isn’t just how you like it, think about how things used to be.
Here are some facts about the 1500’s
Most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May,
And they still smelled pretty good by June.. However, since they were starting to smell,
brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide the body odor.

Hence the custom today of carrying a bouquet when getting married.
Baths consisted of a big tub filled with hot water.

The man of the house had the privilege of the nice clean water,
Then all the other sons and men, then the women and finally the children.
Last of all the babies.
By then the water was so dirty you could actually lose someone in it.

Hence the saying, “Don’t throw the baby out with the bath water!”
Houses had thatched roofs-thick straw-piled high, with no wood underneath.
It was the only place for animals to get warm, so all the cats and other small animals
mice, bugs) lived in the roof.
When it rained it became slippery and sometimes the animals would slip and fall off the roof.
Hence the saying, “It’s raining cats and dogs.”
There was nothing to stop things from falling into the house.

This posed a real problem in the bedroom where bugs and other droppings
Could mess up your nice clean bed.
Hence, a bed with big posts and a sheet hung over the top afforded some protection.

That’s how canopy beds came into existence.

The floor was dirt. Only the wealthy had something other than dirt.
Hence the saying, “Dirt poor.” The wealthy had slate floors that would get slippery

In the winter when wet, so they spread thresh (straw) on the floor to help keep their footing..
As the winter wore on, they added more thresh until, when you opened the door,

It would all start slipping outside. A piece of wood was placed in the entrance-way.

Hence: a thresh hold.

(Getting quite an education, aren’t you?)

In those old days, they cooked in the kitchen with a big kettle that always hung over the fire.
Every day they lit the fire and added things to the pot. They ate mostly vegetables

And did not get much meat. They would eat the stew for dinner, leaving leftovers

In the pot to get cold overnight and then start over the next day.
Sometimes stew had food in it that had been there for quite a while.
Hence the rhyme:
ôPeas porridge hot, peas porridge cold, peas porridge in the pot nine days old.”

Sometimes they could obtain pork, which made them feel quite special.
When visitors came over, they would hang up their bacon to show off.
It was a sign of wealth that a man could, “bring home the bacon.”
They would cut off a little to share with guests
And would all sit around and chew the fat.
Those with money had plates made of pewter.
Food with high acid content caused some of the lead to leach onto the food, causing lead poisoning death.
This happened most often with tomatoes,

so for the next 400 years or so, tomatoes were considered poisonous
Bread was divided according to status..
Workers got the burnt bottom of the loaf, the family got the middle, and guests got the top, or the upper crust.

Lead cups were used to drink ale or whisky.

The combination would sometimes knock the imbibers out for a couple of days..

Someone walking along the road would take them for dead and prepare them for burial.

They were laid out on the kitchen table for a couple of days and the family would gather around

and eat and drink and wait and see if they would wake up.

Hence the custom; ôholding a wake.”
England is old and small and the local folks started running out of places to bury people.
So they would dig up coffins and would take the bones to a bone-house, and reuse the grave.
When reopening these coffins, 1 out of 25 coffins were found to have scratch marks on the inside and they realized they had been burying people alive.
So they would tie a string on the wrist of the corpse, lead it through the coffin and up through the ground and tie it to a bell.

Someone would have to sit out in the graveyard all night (the graveyard shift) to listen for the bell; thus, someone could be,
ôsaved by the bell” or was “considered a dead ringer.”

And that’s the truth.

Now, whoever said history was boring!!!
So get out there and educate someone!

Share these facts with a friend.

Inside every older person is a younger person wondering,

“What the heck happened?”

We’ll be friends until we are old and senile.

Then we’ll be new friends.

Smile, it gives your face something to do!

Surprise Chicks

We went out to do our normal routine and found this hen. We thought a predator of some sort had got her. We looked and she was just outside the chicken pen when we turned them all out that morning and seen a baby chick. We ran around the pen to investigate and started counting. OMG! She has 8 babies! Everyone here on the farm was so excited. It really was a gift from god. We just had some chickens attacked by predators and then we got Surprise Chicks!

 

So we rounded her and the chicks up and got some food to the new momma. She was starving!

 

I guess free ranging chickens can lead to surprises.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yesterdays Gift

Well here is a wonderful gift we received yesterday. Weighed 200lbs field dressed. Took it right down the road less than a 1/4 mile to be processed. Doesn’t get much better. Looking forward to some great sausage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is a great quote

“…when the last individual of a race of living things breathes no more, another Heaven and another Earth must pass before such a one can be again.”
William Beebe

 

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