Message from SuperTomPerry -RI in MacGuyver - Skills & Academics #farming
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.
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.
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.
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.
I don't get it
@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.
Oh, got it
Taking the dogs out for a ride in the golf cart.
Getting ready to plant winter wheat.
I drive the red one
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.
It's not the best paying job, and it's dangerous as hell, but I love it.
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!
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.
I was sober when I was driving and took that picture.
@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.
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.
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.
@JesseJames my Voo owed 100 acres off jepson lane I'm middle/Portsmouth RI but sold the farm in 1990,
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.
@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.
@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.
We fixed one of the hydraulics on this old beast today. Turns out it just needed a new o ring
Those things are handy
Cleaning up the seed wheat.
I love my job!
That's sweet. Take it into the city on the weekend and make some extra cash haha
I should turn it into an uber.
Only problem is that it only does about 5mph and the closest city is 25 miles away.
Haha yeah, that's a little problem
That's only 5hrs.