Glenn's Underground Cabin Update

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glenn kangiser

That's what my neighbor mentioned - especially with the other neighbors fences that are to the north of me.  I have to fix his fences that join my property just to be able to let my little cows out.

JF is a CHP officer - young kid with a nice family and farm on the side.  He offered to let me use the bull for a couple months as needed as he has to move it in a couple weeks.  I have known his dad since shortly after I moved here and did a remodel for his MIL on a store basement.  He thought it would be best if I borrowed the bull due to the fence deal and the other neighbor with lots of cows.  I will trade Bobcat work probably.  They need a pond.

I appreciate the help from Whitlock and you, John.  I am only a new cowboy and have done little with cows since helping my uncle in Oregon from about 9 to 16 years old.  

[deadhorse]
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glenn kangiser

I was thinking, Cattle Drive by the Marshall Tucker Band, but have not been able to find it, Scott.... :)
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OK, Houston, we've got a problem..... [waiting]


One of my heifers can take a leak from it's belly button....... [noidea'


Talked to the lady I got it from and between the two of us and a few of us, we remember that they did cut two baby bulls last year - made steers...  just a statement was made that they were bringing my heifers and we assumed that was so... guess we were all a bit forgetful and the little guy with the black eyes is a steer too.  So I got one heifer and two steers....

I'm still a cowboy...   [deadhorse]
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Redoverfarm

I would say that since you are from CA that you can still let the bull in with those.   ;D


dablack

I almost spit out my coffee this morning when I read that. 

:)

Bishopknight

Congrats on becoming a cowboy Glenn! Nice looking Heifers!

I liked the rammed earth example you showed also.  [cool]

glenn kangiser

Quote from: Redoverfarm on October 06, 2010, 06:28:27 AM
I would say that since you are from CA that you can still let the bull in with those.   ;D

... hopefully he's a WV type bull and only goes after the girl....... [waiting]


:)



John, since California public schooling, Pelosi, Boxer and Feinstein, our good California bulls don't know what to think..... [noidea'
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Quote from: dablack on October 06, 2010, 07:45:24 AM
I almost spit out my coffee this morning when I read that. 

:)

I try..... and sometimes I have my moments..... [waiting]

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Quote from: Bishopknight on October 06, 2010, 08:21:07 AM
Congrats on becoming a cowboy Glenn! Nice looking Heifers!

I liked the rammed earth example you showed also.  [cool]

Thanks, BK.  Heifer and steers ...or whatever, as they say in California, eh? John..... [ouch]

I forget where I posted the rammed earth but it must have been from my Garage project which pretty well goes through the whole thing - nothing fancy but I did learn a bit about it there..... and it's still standing.  To my credit I do vaguely remember doing it.... [idea]

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Got near a couple hundred more feet of fence done today ... and one gate.  About a hundred more feet and three more gates and I will have the perimeter enclosed.... except for fixing the neighbors old fence.  About a half mile or so that shares a property line with my property line.  His fence is pretty well the worst fence in the county.

Actually there is a little more of mine on the north side that needs fence but it is not in the current area I am going to worry about - maybe another 3 acres or so there.  It is enclosed over to my sawmill.

Woke this little feller up today.  He wasn't too amused by my fence building activity.



Nice little California Brown.  Size wise... stretched out he could span the palm of your hand. :)
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Nearly all of my primary fencing - perimeter and second corral are done now.  I went to check the neighbors fence I share last night and found a fallen oak limb on it, so have to repair it.  I cut the limb up for wood - some of it was a foot in dia.

I had the herd in the new fenced corral yesterday to see how they would do.  They were romping like dogs when they first got in there.

The big guy, Beefsteak  (Whitlock calls him Freezer Burn) is getting bigger.  We are going to grain him for 120 days per Sassy's cousin's advice in Nebraska.  I like well marbled steak.  [hungry]



No more problems with fence crashing since it got electrified.  The new section is not hot wired - maybe they will leave it alone since their training and it is a big area too.
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Somehow I think I may have accidentally locked this topic.

My touch pad is very sensitive on my computer and sometimes it does things I did not authorize....  [ouch]

I guess that shows you how much being sensitive is worth...... [waiting]

OK - back to free for all mode.......  :)

On another note...

The big guy - Beefsteak, was so upset and mooed every five minutes day and night when I allowed the other two to go down the hill to the spring and kept him in, so I let him go with them.  They make a round or two a day coming back for grain and a few flakes of hay.  I will cut down on the hay soon as I have to buy it and the grass is starting to come in fast now.

Sassy's cousin said they are considered a calf up to two years or so and I will have a lot of grass until June or July so maybe will let him grow a while more and do the weed eating as he fattens up.
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Redoverfarm

I saw that Glenn and was going to send you a PM but I thought you put something there that you were holding in reserve or didn't want anyone to see.   ;D

We are sensitive too.   [rofl2] 


steveastrouk

Quote from: glenn kangiser on October 24, 2010, 09:43:12 AM
Somehow I think I may have accidentally locked this topic.

I've been furiously searching for something you could take offence at.....

Steve

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Steve, you have to keep looking, but please, be gentle.... I'm feeling vulnerable right now..... :(



John, I delete that stuff right away, before  (many of) you get to see it... and believe me, I have put some of it there too..... [waiting]
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Busy week - got a loft put in over the pantry, then got called to work in the Bay area, then had international students tour the house after we took them to Yosemite.


Loft pix soon after I get a bit more done.    (Some of the pix below clickable for short videos).








JT from Korea and Alex from California stayed at our house while the rest came up for a tour. 

I coaxed a few comments from JT....










...and a word from Alex




JT has been studying the cabin to learn  to build his own house in Korea after he retires and hopes to get time to bring some of his engineering friends here to do a bit of hands on work before going back to his country.  As always - our house is their house. :)


Jenny from Hong Kong got into a discussion with me on world events, government, ways to cure the situation of the American people (she would love to help us solve our problems with our economy if it was possible).  She is a business major.

I asked her why we see such high quality people from her country on these visits. 

She explained that to be considered to study in America you must be in the top third of the class.  Then that top third of the class is taken and the top third of them are the ones that get to come here to study.  She was not bragging - just answering my question and I must say I agree with her answer.  She said they also have their dropouts but we don't see them.

 

Jenny will be keeping in touch from Hong Kong as she goes on from college  to cure the problems of our international relationships.  We will not be forgetting her and the others.





We were so engrossed in conversation climbing to the top of the falls I did not even notice we went up over 300 steps until the way down. [ouch]




I also picked up Tokie from Vietnam...dang puns.........and got a pix with Bora (Korea) at the top of the falls....

Tokie is a special friend and stays in touch via e-mail regularly.







Here's to the best of the best if you ever happen to read this.  You are always welcome here at the underground cabin.  Our house is your house.  :)



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  Careful President Obama will make you a Ambassador to the world Glenn,   :o   come to think of it,, ???     that might not be a bad idea. I'll mention it next time I see Barack  ;)
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glenn kangiser

Thanks, PEG, and put in a good word for me would you?

I need all of the help I can get.... :)
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ben2go

It's a great and wonderful thing that you're doing.I too wish them all the best.


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To me it is a privilege just to be able to meet these students who have come so far to study and be future leaders.

They are in a position that they don't have to spend time with us, in fact it takes a large effort and lots of planning on their part to be able to get here.  

It is so nice that they want to.   :)
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Sassy

It's always a lot of fun & a neat learning experience.  The kids are so nice & very focused & mature for their ages.  It's great that hopefully we can bridge the gap the political leaders have caused & bring understanding & cooperation with the future leaders of the various countries they represent!
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ben2go

When I was a pilot and aviation line service tech,I got to meet a lot of people from less fortunate areas of the world.It's a real wake up call.They don't have much of a choice but to mature fast, so they can help take care of themselves and family.Few of them make it through school with help.Most have to go it alone and they are stronger more responsible adults,IMHO.

glenn kangiser

Several of the students have already contacted me back.  We are exchanging some pictures of the trip.  Many times they are a bit amazed that I am slightly computer and tech savvy.  In general most of the are very tech savvy- cell phones - e-mail - social networking etc.

Raieda from Bangladesh speaks like a California girl and has been here only about a month and a half.  I asked her how she learned to speak English so well - did they speak it a lot in her country.  She said, no - she learned it mostly from cartoons and shows on TV.  Amazing.

I hope to get more done on the loft this week but a friend called and said he has a bull for me to borrow, so I have to get the trailer ready and pick it up this afternoon.

On another note, the pressure relief valve arrived for the Bobcat and fixed that problem so I am back in digging business and can work on some of my other projects now too.  :)



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