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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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    Literature, History, Ford Tractors, A little hunting and fishing.

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  1. A couple of bucks with locked horns get freed. https://www.liveleak.com/view?t=CCRPO_1573510755
  2. She's my rep. Cry...
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
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    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. ;(
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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!
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    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.
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    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. 😄
  11. Worth reading. https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-08-17/zombie-deer-disease-rears-its-ugly-head-canada-issues-stark-warning-about-always
  12. I assume this is for target practice? If so I guess what ever you are comfortable with. I use a good pair of ear muffs that I keep in my puckup for work. As for hunting with ear plugs/muffs on, I cant imagine doing that. I hunted in the woods for many years and shot more deer after first hearing them than seeing them. I suppose if you hunt in open country that would be different.
  13. Looks really good Wm. Was looking at your earlier posts on this and still think it's odd to see a plot or field that's not full of rocks and stones. This will be my second season of not plowing, discing and seeding my plots. The rye I put in 2 years ago after a burn off did well last fall after I bush hogged it off and disced the seed back in. I will do that again in a few weeks so there's fresh growth this fall. Next spring I will start over - plow and disc then seed with a commercial 'big rack' mix of some sort. Also, I used to bush hog other grassy areas once a year - mostly for brush control. This year I mowed in late June and will do it again the end of August to promote extended plant growth into the fall. Next year If I get this tractor I'm rehabbing finished I'll have 3 tractors to use. One on the bush hog, one on the plow and one on the disc. Maybe I will have to find another one to pull the cultipacker. A guy doesn't want to spend too much time changing implements. 😁
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    I liked this.
  15. Just looked them up online but will get the handbook soon and look it over again. We can take two deer again this year. Wahoo! 99 days till the opener. I guess I'd better start getting ready. 😉