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@  endrow : (30 August 2016 - 02:18 PM) About a month ago a couple of small independent bottling Dairies for terminating contracts with Dairy Farmers and I saw firsthand now where they are dumping tanker loads of raw milk in manure pits because they have nowhere to go with it.
@  PaMike : (30 August 2016 - 12:00 PM) Endrow you gotta come down here to Fox Meadows Creamery if your wife thinks DQ is expensive. I guess its the whole farm to plate concept though..
@  purdue_boile... : (30 August 2016 - 10:50 AM) We are well aware of Dilly Bars as well - stock up on several boxes of them when they are buy one, get one free!
@  endrow : (30 August 2016 - 10:32 AM) We still have a DQ and I know what a Dilly bar is.. Burger King and McDonald's is down over the hill to and they are getting into ice cream cones between Mc D ,Wendy's or Burger King. One of them off quite often be running special with a cone for $0.50. The wife would rather buy a box of Turkey Hill ice cream from the store and eat home. She says the DQ is to pricey r anymore and won't go there
@  PaMike : (30 August 2016 - 08:42 AM) Sorry, I ment DQ...
@  PaMike : (30 August 2016 - 08:42 AM) We have DW in PA. Not that many though. Its never called "dilly bar" though...
@  stack em up : (30 August 2016 - 08:27 AM) I'm not sure? I figured everyone everywhere had one. I mean, we have them in most every town so I feel everyone should have one. It's their God given right as Americans! Maybe I should run for Prez on that platform!
@  mlappin : (30 August 2016 - 08:26 AM) Had a local DQ just in the next town, now we have to drive to the county seat if we want a Blizzard.
@  deadmoose : (30 August 2016 - 08:23 AM) How regional is DQ?
@  stack em up : (30 August 2016 - 08:12 AM) Apparently just you and I do moose! That's a damn shame
@  deadmoose : (30 August 2016 - 06:37 AM) Stack, I thought everyone knew what a dilly bar is?
@  Shetland She... : (30 August 2016 - 05:52 AM) 53ยบ and mostly clear here in srn NH. Today should become sunny with a high in low 80s.
@  Bruce Hopf : (29 August 2016 - 11:24 PM) When I drove past him, when he was in the hay, as I was cutting it.
@  Bruce Hopf : (29 August 2016 - 11:23 PM) LOL luke strawwalker, had a, most the same thing last year, while cutting hay, with the hay bine. As I was cutting hay, seen this thing, going along, where I had just cut, couldn't figure out, what it was, till I noticed, it was a Skunk. He was a small one, a d he had no tail, clipped it off, a
@  Bruce Hopf : (29 August 2016 - 11:19 PM) LOL, L
@  luke strawwa... : (29 August 2016 - 10:42 PM) So, I guess after a nuclear war, there'll be three forms of life left-- cockroaches, groundhogs, and skunks... Later! OL J R :)
@  luke strawwa... : (29 August 2016 - 10:41 PM) SO, 24 hours later, and I'm out baling the field. Again approach the skunk zone and so I'm on the lookout for him. Surely after a possible run-in with the drum mower, being run over by the tractor, I mean the tire was right on top of his body-- only his tail, hind legs, and sprayer were sticking out from under the tractor tire!, and being run over by a hay rake at full speed, the little SOB has to be barely clinging to life... right?? He probably crawled under a windrow out of the sun to die... and I sure don't want to bale him up in my old roller-throat round baler... So I'm on the lookout. SO, I baled up a few windrows and I'm looking around and voila, there he is... Again, he had hidden under the windrow and I had just ran the baler right smack dab over him, so now he's survived the baler pickup teeth barely touching the ground as well... I moved on to another part of the field and about fifteen minutes later, I see the thing scampering by, loping down the county drainage canal bank heading for the fenceline, cross the road, and into the woods on the other side...
@  luke strawwa... : (29 August 2016 - 10:37 PM) Next day, I'm out raking. I get to the same part of the field, and smell the lingering stink of eau de skunk, and just hold my breath and keep working. I make a pass or two and I'm looking for his bloated little corpse which should have been picked over by buzzards by this time-- don't need him in the windrow and SURE don't need his carcass getting stuck in the press roller of the round baler and having to pick it out with a hay hook... I make a round or two and get into the thick of the stink and I'm looking and watching the rakes to see if his carcass is tumbling out in the windrow with the hay, but nothing yet. I make a round and look back, and the rake evidently went right over him-- "AHA, there he is... good, he's not in the windrow-- he can lay right there between windrows and rot..." Then the little SOB gets up and starts loping off... Now I was raking some short prairie grass hay, so I had the rake teeth lightly touching the ground on the rolabar rakes... and I'm raking at 6 mph and the SOB SHOULD have been impaled by the rake tines! But he's loping off apparently unscathed...
@  luke strawwa... : (29 August 2016 - 10:33 PM) Few years back I was cutting hay in the pasture. I smell the unmistakeable stink of skunk and start looking around, but I don't see anything. Then I make a corner and see the little SOB skampering for the uncut patch in the middle of the field. He seems to be sorta stumbling and screwed up, so I think I might have sent him through the drum mower... could have lopped off his legs "at the knees" and he's trying to get away. I make the corner and the next corner and I'm still looking for him, but don't see him. I'm now back making the third corner of this triangle part of the field and I look down from my open station Ford 5610S pulling the Zweegers drum mower and I'm looking straight "down the barrel" of the SOB, tail up, as the front tire (1100x16 four rib) goes right over him IN THE TURN and I close my eyes, figuring what's coming next. I straighten out of the turn and miraculously, no spray-- maybe he was out of ammo already?? Anyway, I figured "well, an 8000 lb tractor just went over him, he's done for" and continue cutting...
@  stack em up : (29 August 2016 - 09:56 PM) Boss and Boy are asleep, nice and quiet out here save for some ewes bellaring out in the pasture. And the frogs croaking. God I love the farm!

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