Thursday, January 31, 2019
Tom, the farmer.
I did laugh at Myra's comment about the pillows that are placed carefully to appear casual or thrown. That is our temporary bed with 8 or 9 pillows. LOL My girl just delivered the last of the coffee. She sees me here on three pillows with the laptop actually on my lap and cannot move. LOL
I never realized the laptop got so warm (hot).
I have a friend down the road, Tom an old man (82) retired farmer from New York. He loves to talk farm, and I enjoy listening and learning. Yesterday he told me his son had just called to say it was cold. BTW he had sold a cow for meat. It dressed out 1000 lbs of beef. (Me remembering my dad killing his largest hog ever and it dressed out 500 pounds ) The beef ended up over all selling for $3.30 a pound after slaughter and (hanging 2 weeks) then cut up and vacuum packed.
They also just sold 600 bales of hay to someone in South Carolina for horses. He tells me horses will not eat hay that has chemicals and they do not use any so their hay is in big demand. Just another bit of information I know you are dying to learn. Hay requires 12% moisture. His hay balers test the hay as it is being baled and adds water as needed. I asked how many tractors planters and balers he had. "'bout 26 I think, we are down some." From our talks before, each tractor is in excess of 100K
If you met Tom on the street you might think he needed a job, you would never know he is a millionaire several times over. LOL He and his wife are wonderful people. They only come down for a couple months.
Tom told of a farmer in NC who taught him something about coyotes. BY buying a jack (jackass) and letting it run with the cows, you never lose a cow or calf to coyotes. For some reason the jack has a hate for coyotes and kills or runs them off.
That is my transferred education for today. I am guessing this is about 300 words.