Message from SuperTomPerry -RI in MacGuyver - Skills & Academics #farming


2018-08-11 17:07:53 UTC  

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2018-08-15 02:21:27 UTC  

This is a 6 cylinder diesel air compressor. We use it for blowing the grain and dust out of the combines after we're done. It's probably the worst job on the farm.

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2018-08-15 02:23:55 UTC  

Here's a picture for scale. He hasn't started yet. Once the air is on you're almost constantly surrounded by swirling clouds of dust.

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2018-08-15 18:01:25 UTC  

I thought I'd mention that this is the appropriate PPE for running a 170 psi air wand to blow grain dust. The old man won't wear it because he's too stubborn but real Chads wear PPE.

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2018-08-15 20:12:28 UTC  

Nice t-shirt

2018-08-15 22:16:41 UTC  

@Deleted User fitness is the most important PPE

2018-08-20 17:31:38 UTC  

My coworker lives in a town so small that he was able to get the city to shut down the water to the whole town rather than have them dig up his yard. I love rural life.

2018-08-20 20:31:23 UTC  

I don't get it

2018-08-20 21:23:49 UTC  

@John O - his street shutoff got buried due to some earlier street work and so when the city came to replace his water meter they told him they would have to dig up his lawn to shut the water off to his house. He replied, "There's no way in hell that you're digging up my lawn for a 15 min meter swap." So he got them to shut off water to the whole damn town. It was a really funny story. Maybe it doesn't translate into text very well.

2018-08-20 21:30:06 UTC  

Oh, got it

2018-08-26 22:23:03 UTC  

Taking the dogs out for a ride in the golf cart.

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2018-08-28 22:42:14 UTC  

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2018-08-28 22:42:39 UTC  

Getting ready to plant winter wheat.

2018-08-28 22:58:03 UTC  

I drive the red one

2018-08-28 23:15:44 UTC  

Also if you guys aren't looking for farm work, at least occasionally, you're messing up. I'm literally being paid to drink free beer right now. I told my boss I'd punch out but he said don't worry about it.

2018-08-28 23:16:40 UTC  

That's sick

2018-08-28 23:22:58 UTC  

It's not the best paying job, and it's dangerous as hell, but I love it.

2018-08-28 23:35:24 UTC  

Other than @Deleted User do we have any farmers? I feel like it's the quintessential European occupation. If you haven't eaten something that you've grown yourself you're messing up!

2018-08-28 23:39:28 UTC  

Also buy Bigs sunflower seeds. That's where these are going, probably, but anyway I'm to drunk to keep posting so I'll talk later.

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2018-08-28 23:40:51 UTC  

I was sober when I was driving and took that picture.

2018-08-28 23:41:39 UTC  

@Der Seeteufel - SD good to know

2018-08-28 23:42:49 UTC  

@Der Seeteufel - SD I've eaten my own vgtables but from my garden, nothing like what you guys have lol. Little Rhody aint got that kinda land.

2018-08-28 23:46:10 UTC  

My father owns two quarters I'm planning on farming myself but that's a tiny farm around here. I'm probably going to have to share crop a lot and drive truck on the side, but I'll be dammed if I don't give my children more land than I started with.

2018-08-29 00:26:57 UTC  

@Volkmom ☝🏻

2018-08-29 02:02:44 UTC  

My family has a farm. My step father and mother are the main care takers and the rest of us pitch in when we can. I grew up on a different bigger farm. The current one is 60 acres 40 of that is wooded though. The farm I grew up on was 150+ acres.

2018-08-29 12:06:55 UTC  

@JesseJames my Voo owed 100 acres off jepson lane I'm middle/Portsmouth RI but sold the farm in 1990,

2018-08-29 12:46:07 UTC  

My dream is to one day purchase what is left of the car I grew up on. A lot of it has been developed but we sold the house with 50 acres so i would love to have it.

2018-08-29 13:04:39 UTC  

@JesseJames yea I get that

2018-08-30 19:30:48 UTC  

@Der Seeteufel - SD if you need some farming equipment fixed, my grandpa runs a machine shop with pre WWII equipment. Old man wisdom. DM me if you ever need the info.

2018-08-30 23:38:47 UTC  

@Sam Anderson thanks man. We repair pretty much everything ourselves and have a pretty well stocked shop, but if we ever need some custom machining on some of our older equipment I'll think of you.

2018-08-31 21:14:03 UTC  

We fixed one of the hydraulics on this old beast today. Turns out it just needed a new o ring

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2018-09-01 09:34:03 UTC  

Those things are handy

2018-09-06 17:23:02 UTC  

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2018-09-06 17:23:35 UTC  

Cleaning up the seed wheat.

2018-09-06 22:42:23 UTC  

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2018-09-06 22:45:03 UTC  

I love my job!

2018-09-06 22:47:48 UTC  

That's sweet. Take it into the city on the weekend and make some extra cash haha

2018-09-06 22:48:46 UTC  

I should turn it into an uber.

2018-09-06 22:52:15 UTC  

Only problem is that it only does about 5mph and the closest city is 25 miles away.

2018-09-06 22:54:26 UTC  

Haha yeah, that's a little problem

2018-09-07 05:05:03 UTC  

That's only 5hrs.