Farming 
Getting the bales stacked.  Same type of machine, different people doing the job.  It's going to take a few days but the job will get done.  If I tried to do it myself I estimate I would be at it 3 weeks getting them all stacked.  This machine will finish in a few days.  Taken 7/12/2007.
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Getting the bales stacked. Same type of machine, different people doing the job. It's going to take a few days but the job will get done. If I tried to do it myself I estimate I would be at it 3 weeks getting them all stacked. This machine will finish in a few days. Taken 7/12/2007.(Sarpy Sam)
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The tractor and baler.  This is only my second season using this big baler and I am still getting used to it.  It's quite the outfit.  Taken 7/2/2007.
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The tractor and baler. This is only my second season using this big baler and I am still getting used to it. It's quite the outfit. Taken 7/2/2007.(Sarpy Sam)
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We started on the last field and I had to take a picture.  I planted this grass/alfalfa stand last year and wasn't even sure i got a stand it was so dry.  This year the alfalfa is 4 feet tall and the Pubescent Wheat grass is over 5 feet tall.  I have never seen, nor cut hay this good before.  It's making a windrow of unbelievable proportions.  Lots of feed for the cattle.  Taken 7/4/2007.
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We started on the last field and I had to take a picture. I planted this grass/alfalfa stand last year and wasn't even sure i got a stand it was so dry. This year the alfalfa is 4 feet tall and the Pubescent Wheat grass is over 5 feet tall. I have never seen, nor cut hay this good before. It's making a windrow of unbelievable proportions. Lots of feed for the cattle. Taken 7/4/2007.(Sarpy Sam)
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We finally dried up enough to get some hay chopped down the other day.  It's really nice to get the haying started.  We were lucky over the weekend and didn't get some of the wicked weather, hail, that was just north of us.  Now if it will just warm up enough to dry the hay out we will get rolling.  Sixty acres down, over 800 more to go.  Taken 6/16/2007.
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We finally dried up enough to get some hay chopped down the other day. It's really nice to get the haying started. We were lucky over the weekend and didn't get some of the wicked weather, hail, that was just north of us. Now if it will just warm up enough to dry the hay out we will get rolling. Sixty acres down, over 800 more to go. Taken 6/16/2007.(Sarpy Sam)
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An old combine my Grandpa used many, many moons ago.  He always said the thing he missed most when he bought the place in Livingston was the farming.  Sounds pretty nutty to me.  I don't like the farming.  Taken 8/14/2006.
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An old combine my Grandpa used many, many moons ago. He always said the thing he missed most when he bought the place in Livingston was the farming. Sounds pretty nutty to me. I don't like the farming. Taken 8/14/2006.(Sarpy Sam)
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Baling the last of my "hay."  This very mature hay barley finally got put in the bale.  Still high in nitrates but I have to get it off the field.  Taken 8/12/2006.
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Baling the last of my "hay." This very mature hay barley finally got put in the bale. Still high in nitrates but I have to get it off the field. Taken 8/12/2006.(Sarpy Sam)
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Here is the hay stacking machine standing up a stack.  The bales are 3x3x8 and they make a very impressive stack when done.  Taken 7/1/2006.
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Here is the hay stacking machine standing up a stack. The bales are 3x3x8 and they make a very impressive stack when done. Taken 7/1/2006.(Sarpy Sam)
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Over the weekend the guys I hired to do the stacking showed up and got the hay stacked for us.  Pretty impressive machines they used.  Taken 7/1/2006.
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Over the weekend the guys I hired to do the stacking showed up and got the hay stacked for us. Pretty impressive machines they used. Taken 7/1/2006.(Sarpy Sam)
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Another piece of old equipment that sits over at the Williams Place.  I am not sure what it is.  maybe somebody could tell me.  Taken 6/12/2006.
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Another piece of old equipment that sits over at the Williams Place. I am not sure what it is. maybe somebody could tell me. Taken 6/12/2006.(Sarpy Sam)
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An old thresher with trees growing up around it in the Williams place.  Since this is down by the old Williams cabin I assumed he used it in his day.  The cattle seem to enjoy it for a scratching post now days.  Taken 6/12/2006.
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An old thresher with trees growing up around it in the Williams place. Since this is down by the old Williams cabin I assumed he used it in his day. The cattle seem to enjoy it for a scratching post now days. Taken 6/12/2006.(Sarpy Sam)
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Finally was able to bale again after the big storm.  These big bales laying out in the field are a really strange sight to me when I am used to seeing small ones.  It takes some getting used to.  Otherwise the new baler is working great.  It takes under half the time to bale that I am used to.  Taken 6/12/2006.
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Finally was able to bale again after the big storm. These big bales laying out in the field are a really strange sight to me when I am used to seeing small ones. It takes some getting used to. Otherwise the new baler is working great. It takes under half the time to bale that I am used to. Taken 6/12/2006.(Sarpy Sam)
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I seeded some grass last year in some old fields and this is the stand I got.  Damn it's nice.  I've always heard how hard it is to establish a grass stand but this was real easy.  Just used an old grain press drill and seeded it deep.  Did the same thing this year on another field and it looks like I got a good stand there too.  We will see next year when, and if, it fills in.  Taken 6/7/2006.
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I seeded some grass last year in some old fields and this is the stand I got. Damn it's nice. I've always heard how hard it is to establish a grass stand but this was real easy. Just used an old grain press drill and seeded it deep. Did the same thing this year on another field and it looks like I got a good stand there too. We will see next year when, and if, it fills in. Taken 6/7/2006.(Sarpy Sam)
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The new baler arrived the other day.  Boy is it a massive and complicated piece of machinery.  I've spent two days setting it up and getting myself familiar with how it works.  The dealer is supposed to send somebody out to help get it running when some hay is ready to bale.  I have everything set up to hook up the computer system that comes with it but I decided to let the dealer's man do that.  If he blows it up, the dealer can pay for it then, not me.  It will be interesting learning how to run this monster.  Taken 6/2/2006.
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The new baler arrived the other day. Boy is it a massive and complicated piece of machinery. I've spent two days setting it up and getting myself familiar with how it works. The dealer is supposed to send somebody out to help get it running when some hay is ready to bale. I have everything set up to hook up the computer system that comes with it but I decided to let the dealer's man do that. If he blows it up, the dealer can pay for it then, not me. It will be interesting learning how to run this monster. Taken 6/2/2006.(Sarpy Sam)
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Loading big square bales, I bought them last year, to feed to the cows.  Taken 12/10/2005.
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Loading big square bales, I bought them last year, to feed to the cows. Taken 12/10/2005.(Sarpy Sam)
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My Great-Grandpa used this drill when he was on the place.  My dad talks about taking a turn behind it too.  That was many, many moons ago.  Taken 10/13/2005.
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My Great-Grandpa used this drill when he was on the place. My dad talks about taking a turn behind it too. That was many, many moons ago. Taken 10/13/2005.(Sarpy Sam)
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