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#911 Post by jack t ripper » Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:59 pm

You could make a $Trillion growing MJ.
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#912 Post by jwilkerson » Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:23 am

Got 21 bales off the 87 acres in these two pastures ... that's been up as high as 104 back in 2013 ... but with the cattle on it the past 3 years, they've kept in "mowed down" pretty well. And got another 4 bales off the front 5 "human area" ... so total bales this year off our 120 acres ... is 121 and the avg being at least 1750.
Next we will hay about 60 acres of the new land ... and then on to about another 300yds of other pastures to hay. We're actually "on schedule" so far this year ... we just finished a 4 day maintenance stand down and did some needed repairs.

This equipment needs constant maintenance during haying season to stay up and running. And using it for haying is the easy part, keeping it running without spending a zillion dollars is the interesting part. Between myself and 2 neighbors, we just did a major repair on one of the swathers wheel supports for $183 in parts ... would've cost $2k if we've brought the Kan Equip repair truck out here.
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#913 Post by chijohnaok » Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:19 pm

Hey Wilkerson,

If your family ever gets hard up for money you might want to consider this as a side business:

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#914 Post by jwilkerson » Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:46 pm

Heading out to finish cutting a couple of fields yesterday.

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If we go back to the 18C in terms of energy consumption ... the hay operation will be very different. Now, two people hay ~600 acres in their spare time over a mostly a 3 month period. It would take dozens of people to get that done and moving the hay around at the scale we do now would be a full time job for at least 2 people and several horses and wagons.
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#915 Post by chijohnaok » Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:10 pm

Yes, that is how harvesting hay was done in the 18th (and 19th century) is many parts of the US.

For my father, that was still how they were doing it in the rural village that he grew up in Transylvania back in the 1940s and 1950s. And that is STILL how some there continue to do it today.

Those clambering for a 100% carbon emission free US in 10 years (or was it 12 years) are going to be pissed when they can’t get their fresh organic Mexican avocados during the middle of January.
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#916 Post by jack t ripper » Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:43 pm

Any plan to be "carbon free" has to contemplate the economically useful lifespan of EXISTING vehicles and infrastructure designed to run on carbon fuels or produce them...otherwise there is a massive capital cost,
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#917 Post by chijohnaok » Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:05 am

jack t ripper wrote:Any plan to be "carbon free" has to contemplate the economically useful lifespan of EXISTING vehicles and infrastructure designed to run on carbon fuels or produce them...otherwise there is a massive capital cost,

The AOC’s of the world have apparently not thought about that.
Or/and
They plan on using OTM (other people’s money) so that “massive capital cost” doesn’t bother them.

Also recall that in that initial draft of the Green New Deal Plan they were talking about phasing out air travel. The lifespan of some planes already built would extend past their intended carbon free target date.
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#918 Post by jack t ripper » Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:19 am

There are 30 year old 747's in service. Boeing has a 7 year order queue. Much of that money has been spent. Even if you told EVERY worker at Boeing and Airbus they were all fired in 7 years it would be 2057 until you got all the pressurized airliners out of service. The C-47 might last 100 years.

Boeing and IH and John Deer are some of the export titans of the US economy. What happens when you tell the voters of Washington state their entire economy is fucked? What about Hawaii? Is anyone going to spend 4 weeks sailing there on a clipper ship? Maybe 2000 a year. That's about 1 hr worth of tourism for Hawaii.

It's a wet dream for a bartender.
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#919 Post by jack t ripper » Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:26 am

There are places like Nigeria and Saudi where you just turn a tap and the oil flows out the ground under pressure. Do you think they are just going to stop pumping oil because there would be an instant "black market". You would need 10 million blue-helmeted UN Carbon Police (UNCP) and they would need 500 canvas powered frigates to stop the oil pirates.

It is the stupidest idea since putting Sean Spicer on DWTS.
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Re: Zoombie Redoubts

#920 Post by Anthropoid » Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:33 am

Full-fledged, psychically paralyzing guilt actually functions BETTER through stupidity.

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