Ultradog

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Ultradog last won the day on January 23 2019

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About Ultradog

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  • Birthday 07/04/1953

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    Twin Cities MN
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    Carpenter
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    Literature, History, Ford Tractors, A little hunting and fishing.

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  1. Well, I must have Alzheimer's or something because I don't see a name. Or is the original post you are referring to the one that was deleted?
  2. So what did he do? If you'd rather say at least tell me his name so I can do some searching about it.
  3. Seeing the thousands of patriots in Richmond VA on the news makes me proud. Wish I could have gone. Just a thumbs up to them all and wishing godspeed to them from Minnesota.
  4. Ultradog

    2019 in Review

    I sat in my blind for a total of 6 days and never saw a deer. Not one! Hunted at the lake property the last day and saw nothing there either. My hunting pal Mike saw does and fawns but no bucks all season. He finally took a doe - a very large one, on the last day so we got a little venison. My plots were a big failure this year. A big part of why I didn't see anything. Looking forward to starting over on them in 2020. I finally finished our new garage. Had the final electrical inspection Dec 3rd and the final building inspection the next day. Passed both no problem. Still have to paint the doors. And after 4 years of collecting hard to find parts I finally got started on my 4200 Ford. It is in a hundred pieces right now. It was a gasser with Ford's infamous Select O Speed - (power shift) transmission. It's going back together as a diesel with an 8 sp crash box. And, after 6 years of marriage I still love my wife. No photos of deer or wife to share but here's the new garage and a before picture of the tractor. Happy New Year to you all!
  5. Ultradog

    Lost-a sad post

    I am truely sorry Dave. My lovely wife has lost a lot of loved ones in her life. Her first husband died 12 years ago. Then an older brother and her second husband 7 years ago. In the last 5 years, both parents and 2 more brothers. The last one unexpectedly in March of this year. Plus a couple of her friends have passed of late. Somehow she keeps her head up and a smile on her face. I wish you would talk to her. She is wise in the ways of losing those she loved and continuing her day to day. Perhaps she could impart some of this 'wisdom born of tragedy' to you. If not, she has a sympathetic ear and a kind tongue.
  6. A couple of bucks with locked horns get freed. https://www.liveleak.com/view?t=CCRPO_1573510755
  7. We brought my friend's Ford 545 tractor up to the land yesterday and set this stand up on stilts. I thought the color blended in pretty well with the surrounding leaves. The loader has forks on it so I moved about a dozen trees that blew down in some straight-line winds we had. Piled them in big piles at the edge of the field and will let them rot down. Awesome tractor! It will pick up a whole tree like it's a match stick. The rifle opener is 3 weeks from today. After all the rain we've had it was a beautiful day to be outside.
  8. I screwed up this year. I had meant to bush hog the rye down then disc the seed back in but missed the timing. The seed fell and rotted before I could get up there. I bush hogged it anyway but won't have much for plots this year. Timing is everything and that's hard from 120 miles away.
  9. Ultradog

    Bacon

    I did some remodeling for a family a while back. They had a little plaque in the kitchen with this written on it. We used to get sow belly or fresh side pork as we called it then. I loved the stuff. Wife and I were at Costco a week or so ago and they had fresh side pork there. I wanted some but it was very expensive. Like twice the price of their bacon. You wonder why as it doesn't need any processing/curing, etc. We didn't buy any. ;(
  10. Just got home from Vermillion, SD. Went to my wife's 45 year HS reunion. Don't tell her I said this but Boy was that boring! I played the good husband and kept a happy face. Sure am glad to be home.
  11. I spent both Sat and yesterday working on vinyl siding the new garage here. Have 3 sides done now. Just need to do the front and will start on that today. I didn't side all day. I split the transmission off from the rear end of this tractor and tore into the PTO. Someone has been here before and didn't put a thrust washer back in properly. That damaged a couple of shim washers and a circlip. I looked up the part numbers at New Holland online and will order them and a couple of seals on Tuesday. Parts will cost about $150 so not too bad. Have the exteriors pressure washed and degreased now. Will get some sanding and priming done and they will be ready for paint and reassembly. I wouldn't want to have to do this wrenching stuff for a living but do enjoy it as a form of stress relief. Nothing to do with hunting tho but that's always in the back of my mind.
  12. My wife mentioned last night at dinner that the young guy she works with that I let bow hunt at my lake property asked her when is a good time to call me. It must be getting on to that time. I guess he wants to go up and set a couple of trail cams this weekend. This will be his 3rd season up there. He has my cell # so she said call anytime. The first two years I wrote and signed a permission slip. I told her a month ago if he asks to tell him to just GO - which she did. But he's respectful and will likely call me anyway - if only to yack a bit. If my relatives who are all around me up there and keep an eye on things ask any questions just have them call me. I'm glad to have someone hunt there. Last year he took a nice doe and was pretty happy with it. I think bow season starts 9/14 so I'll bet he's getting antsy. The seasons are coming fellas. I say bring it on!
  13. Ultradog

    Friday Check-in

    I came up by myself this time to do some bush hogging. Am doing the hard parts. I usually have someone with me and they want to drive the tractor so I put them on the easy stuff. Those have been done twice this year but the rest of it needs mowed too. If you don't mow it once a year the forest takes over and you lose your clearings. This area used to have a lot of small dairy farms and many small areas around the alluvial hills and swamps were farmed. Now I'm just trying to hold back what little I have from the forrest but I know that ultimately I will lose the battle. I came up prepared. Brought 8 gallons of diesel, some dinner and two pale ales and sat in the deer blind to eat. Doe and a fawn came out for about an hour. Summer is over here. Night time temps probably wont reach above mid 60s again this year. I hope you all have a good weekend.
  14. Ultradog

    What....

    Despite my exposure to noisy machinery in my lifetime I think I still hear pretty well. Much better than my wife for sure (folk fiddle player all her life) and the guy I hunt with too. There are studies out there that compare hearing loss in men vs women. Of course men have more loss due to greater exposure to noise. What I always thought was interesting is how men vs women differ in the ranges of hearing loss. Women tend to lose it in the lower ranges and men in the upper ranges. I've always thought it was a darwinian form of self preservation or maybe a gift from God. Old women can't hear the low pitch grumbling of their husbands and old men can't hear the whining and high pitched screeching of their wives and children. 😄