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Title: Happy Fourth!
Post by: Paul M. on July 04, 2009, 11:55:33 AM
Happy fourth of July, y'all. Enjoy the fireworks and our nation's freedom.
-Paul


Title: Re: Happy Fourth!
Post by: Santa Fe buff on July 04, 2009, 03:48:44 PM
I'll try, but the rain since 1 am and the storms overhead that might stay overnight kind of mess things up... Still, this is a day to celebrate freedom, my Uncle Tommy is coming out along with other relatives.

Joshua


Title: Re: Happy Fourth!
Post by: SteamGene on July 04, 2009, 08:50:42 PM
The best thing to do:  find a document that begins "When in the course of Human events..." and ends "...our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor."

Gene


Title: Re: Happy Fourth!
Post by: jettrainfan on July 04, 2009, 10:44:52 PM
Well, not the best i ever had, went to a parking lot across the street from my local hobby shop. Brought my dog with my mom and watched from their. Berea was slow when i was their. 1 train in a hour! Explains why it was busy last week.OK 30 minute fire work show, but the finale was too short. 20 seconds?! Overall good.


Title: Re: Happy Fourth!
Post by: Santa Fe buff on July 05, 2009, 11:00:37 AM
It was a fun day after all, my friends came over, and the family came. Me and Uncle Tommy discussed about his new TS2009 he ordered for 13 dollars more than he should have. Then, I slept over with my friends, and before that, we actually caught the fireworks that go off. What a display, and we got free parking, you could see them shooting them off in the distance, and they were going off right over our heads. Amazing.

Joshua


Title: Re: Happy Fourth!
Post by: Jim Banner on July 05, 2009, 01:36:19 PM
I hope everybody stateside had a great fourth.  In honor of our American friends, we found room on our flag pole for the Stars and Stripes yesterday, right under the Canada flag and over the Saskatchewan flag.  I wanted to post a photo but the wind never cooperated.  Calmest day we have had all year.  But that was good weather for the fire works last night.

Jim


Title: Re: Happy Fourth!
Post by: BestSnowman on July 05, 2009, 04:07:45 PM
We had my parents over for a parade and some burgers, it rained throughout the parade and moved our grilling inside to the george foreman grill (not the same but we survived).

Mid afternoon the skies cleared up and we were able finally grill some brats for supper and then watched the worst fireworks show of all time. It started a little after 10pm and by 10:12 we were back inside (and we had waited a while to see if it was actually over).

Lousy weather and fireworks aside it was a good day spent with family.


Title: Re: Happy Fourth!
Post by: Jim Banner on July 05, 2009, 06:28:32 PM
Up here in Canada we have many ways of dealing with bullies, brats and bad boys but barbecuing them for supper is not one of them!   :D

Jim


Title: Re: Happy Fourth!
Post by: Stephen D. Richards on July 05, 2009, 06:49:26 PM
I don't know Jim, just don't cook as long!   ;D   Stephen


Title: Re: Happy Fourth!
Post by: BestSnowman on July 05, 2009, 09:16:29 PM
Up here in Canada we have many ways of dealing with bullies, brats and bad boys but barbecuing them for supper is not one of them!   :D

Jim

Bullies and bad boys tend to be a bit tough, but a quality grilled brat is excellent :)


Title: Re: Happy Fourth!
Post by: rustyrails on July 05, 2009, 09:29:41 PM
Wifey insists on fixing the brats when we have them.  The last time I grilled one for her she said it was the wurst brat she'd ever eaten.   :-\
Rusty.


Title: Re: Happy Fourth!
Post by: Yampa Bob on July 06, 2009, 01:37:39 AM
No time off for us, we spent the weekend baling hay. With all the rain, we're about a month behind schedule. We're not complaining, best hay crop we've had in 20 years. 

Hope everyone had a fun and safe holiday.  8)


Title: Re: Happy Fourth!
Post by: Joe Satnik on July 06, 2009, 11:29:59 AM
Bob,

Wudya feedin wit yer hay?

Joe


Title: Re: Happy Fourth!
Post by: SteamGene on July 06, 2009, 05:27:00 PM
Brats either eat or are eaten, depending on the pronunciation. 
Gene


Title: Re: Happy Fourth!
Post by: Yampa Bob on July 06, 2009, 11:06:30 PM
Joe

We sell the hay to other ranchers who don't have their own hay fields. We also do custom baling or share crop with those who have hay fields, but no equipment. 

It's like any contracting business, those who don't have equipment pay those who do.  8)


Title: Re: Happy Fourth!
Post by: OkieRick on July 06, 2009, 11:38:21 PM

Hey Bob!  Tell these good people how much good hay sells for.  We had 10 ton of prarie hay (square bales) hauled and put in the barn for $3.00 a bale.  Alfalfa was untouchable. 

The best part of hauling hay was finishing.


Rick


Title: Re: Happy Fourth!
Post by: Yampa Bob on July 07, 2009, 12:46:12 AM
Rick,

Our hay is classed "Premium" alfalfa/grass mix. Latest USDA market for our area is: Small squares - $275/ton, or $7.50/bale.  Large round bales (1200 lb) like we make - $160/ton.

I'll send you some pictures. 


Title: Re: Happy Fourth!
Post by: OkieRick on July 07, 2009, 11:15:52 PM


All that for cut grass.  Can you imagine not being able to smell the fresh cut and baled hay in clean air?  Yep, that has to be one of God's finest combinations.


Rick


Title: Re: Happy Fourth!
Post by: grumpy on July 08, 2009, 12:36:15 AM
Where do you find clean air. The air in this world is so polluted from greed even the tops of the Himalayas are surrounded in polluted air.
Don