Tuesday, February 25, 2014
|Protect the Harvest|
Well as you read on my blog last week I was going to the Indiana Beef Cattle Asso. annual meeting. Our speaker was Forrest Lucas who raises cattle in Mo. among other This is his passion to work and speak up for Protect the Harvest he has also spent millions of dollars for this cause. There are two groups that don't wants us to kill for food or clothing also tell us how to raise our animals. They buy their way into political arena with money you give them when you support the HSUS and PETA. They will run timely ads at prime time so children feel sorry for those poor little animals and want you to send money. Support your local Human Society of your county. The HSUS only spends money on their cause and it isn't taking care of any animals . Go to the www.ProtectTheHarvest.com read what they are doing. Spread the word we need your support for our cause as Farmers and Hunters.
Thursday, February 20, 2014
Too big to be a bird but he helped himself to what was on the ground. All of the animals are hungry. Driving down to Paragon the other day there were Raccoons walking through the snow looking for food.
I am glad to see the weather break but all our side ditches are full of water. One of these days the weather will change will we be ready?? Can't wait I am ready
Farm report slow the elevator cancelled our loads for this week. I think we had another calf pretty
quiet. Take care until we meet again.
|Red Finch he is back|
|The cardinal is back at the window you can see it was snowing and cold|
|The bird has a lot of feathers missing and it has been this way for 2 months all through the freeze maybe some one can tell what may have caused this .Joni James my go to gal knows all things about birds|
|Red-Bellied Woodpecker male|
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Then in November I repotted them and placed them in the refrigerator to chill for 6 weeks. After that brought them out to warm up and this one is the first of 4 that will bloom.
Farm report: we have 2 calves in the barn borne to heifers, for those who don't know a heifer is a termed used to describe a female cow who has not had a calf before. I sure am hoping for no more sub zero temperatures. The sunshine is great if we could have some everyday it would be wonderful.
Take care, until we meet again be careful and be kind to each other.
Sunday, February 9, 2014
|The person will be sucked into the grain|
In my last blog I talked about a grant that the Community Foundation of Morgan County received from The Smithville Charitable Foundation to purchase ResQTubes and safety training. Yesterday we brought in SATRE Safety & Technical Rescue Association George Lovell and Don were the trainers for the day. These pictures help explain what is going on with the fire fighters and rescue personal this is the part that is not finished. The fellows are not certified to rescue anyone with these ResQTubes by OSHA standards so they now need rope training and enclosed safety training As you can see there are ropes and harnesses on each person who are around the grain.
We will continue to raise money to get the training and ropes and harness to get these fire fighters certified. We are not the only occupation that uses rope rescue or confined space rescue. Companies that do plastic injection molding and company that handles flour or powders.
If you know of someone that can help us get this training or your company does such training please contact us
All is well on the farm wanting the snow to melt as we will start calving soon frozen ground is better than snow. We have been known to unroll corn stalks for bedding just being a farmer and taking care of the animals. Until we talk again take care and be safe
|He is in up to his waist in corn|
|They are sliding the tube that comes in 4 parts around the person sucked into the grain|
|They fasten the tube and start removing the grain from around his body|
|The grain bin that is used for this training This is the top of semi|
|Hydraulics cylinder to raise the top frame as seen below|
|These instructors are fire fighters when not on the road Nice rig|
Monday, February 3, 2014
Hoping for no snow but I don't want ice either guess I will take what ever comes my way. Take care until next time.