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Jon f mn

05-14-2018 11:20:06




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And I lose every year. My dc always wants to pick rocks, but I don't. It always begs, please, just one bucket of big ones. I say no, but she persists with "please, just one bucket full". I say, but I don't LIKE to pick rocks"! Then she usually comes back with the please please please, just one bucket full, just so we can post a pic on YT! So I give in, but it's always a lie and ends up being hours of work and many buckets full. Lol. I did put her to work on a couple other jobs too, just to get even.

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L.Fure

05-15-2018 15:48:49




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 Re: Same argument every year in reply to Jon f mn, 05-14-2018 11:20:06  
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My uncles farm was like that, full of rocks. He would hook a hay wagon to his JD model A and let the youngest child hold onto the steering wheel while the tractor and wagon made its way through the field. The rest of us kids would toss rocks onto the wagon bed. He also had a plow graveyard. He bought up every three bottom plow he could get his hands on. Whenever he would run into a large rock it would bend the plow beams, ruining it. He too had a DC with an old New Idea loader on it that was used to dig the big ones out after he ruined another plow.

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Brokengun

05-15-2018 07:11:26




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 Re: Same argument every year in reply to Jon f mn, 05-14-2018 11:20:06  
Good grief! I am glad we dont have rocks like that in our fields. Looks like if you saved enough of those stones you could build a hobbits mansion.



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FastFarmall

05-15-2018 19:03:36




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 Re: Same argument every year in reply to Brokengun, 05-15-2018 07:11:26  
When u got rocks like that, all that means is you got heavy soil !!!



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Don Rudolph

05-14-2018 19:12:44




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 Re: Same argument every year in reply to Jon f mn, 05-14-2018 11:20:06  
Jon, Those are what my good neighbor used to call "implement busters" as in, "We only pick the implement busters, the small ones can go to seed for next years crop." I can't believe the old timers used to have enough time (and kids) to stack the stones along the line fences, we are glad to just get them hauled off the fields. I shouldn't say this but I makes me feel a bit better knowing some other people have stones to pick too. Don

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Bruce from Can.

05-14-2018 18:32:57




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 Re: Same argument every year in reply to Jon f mn, 05-14-2018 11:20:06  
Gee , a nagging tractor.... You could have told the old DC , rocks are out there , go help yourself !



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flatpkr

05-14-2018 15:14:54




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 Re: Same argument every year in reply to Jon f mn, 05-14-2018 11:20:06  
We picked rocks with what was called a “stone boat”. Anyone ever heard of one.
Jim



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55 50 ron

05-14-2018 17:58:52




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 Re: Same argument every year in reply to flatpkr, 05-14-2018 15:14:54  
I have heard of the "stone boat" and I've used one. They are low down - slide along the ground on small runners and you can roll the rocks right on. This was in the days before mechanical pickers. Dad used ours in winter for hauling manure "by pitchfork", fork it on and fork it off.



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flatpkr

05-15-2018 06:14:26




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 Re: Same argument every year in reply to 55 50 ron, 05-14-2018 17:58:52  
When I was kid we did all the stone picking by hand, throwing them onto a wagon or rolling the big ones onto the stone boat. Our stone boat was just a heavy sheet of steel about 4’ x 8’ with a chain on one end to hook to the drawbar. You wouldn’t want too many stones in a front end loader on an SC or DC as it would be hard to steer. Then if the ground was soft the front end would plow in when trying to steer. Would need some good brakes to help steer.
Jim

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L.Fure

05-14-2018 14:01:33




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 Re: Same argument every year in reply to Jon f mn, 05-14-2018 11:20:06  
They say that the frost keeps pushing the rocks to the surface. If that were true there would be a lot of coffins on top of the ground each spring.



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Jon f mn

05-14-2018 14:39:06




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 Re: Same argument every year in reply to L.Fure, 05-14-2018 14:01:33  
Coffins are burried under the frost line, or they would cone up.



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L.Fure

05-14-2018 18:41:37




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 Re: Same argument every year in reply to Jon f mn, 05-14-2018 14:39:06  
We've had frost below six feet a few years that I can remember. If you want to know how deep the frost is, just ask a grave digger.



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Fixerupper

05-14-2018 12:56:03




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 Re: Same argument every year in reply to Jon f mn, 05-14-2018 11:20:06  
A rock is the only breed that propagates during the winter months. By spring the offspring are fully grown and ready to pick.



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55 50 ron

05-14-2018 12:02:06




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 Re: Same argument every year in reply to Jon f mn, 05-14-2018 11:20:06  
I'm not a bonafide farmer, but have friends who are and they would be very happy with your dry fields. I'm an hour south of the Twin Cities and it's WET everywhere around here. Wow you have some rocky ground. I always heard that anywhere there are rocks the soil is good.



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Ande

05-14-2018 11:59:40




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 Re: Same argument every year in reply to Jon f mn, 05-14-2018 11:20:06  

My "DC" is the same, its always looking for work.



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Mckerrow630

05-14-2018 17:38:37




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 Re: Same argument every year in reply to Ande, 05-14-2018 11:59:40  
Well back n the day my dad told us. If we could only find that mother rock we would nt have to pick rock every year!!!! Never found her........but almost every year we would start out with a well let's just say small stone! Hour later we boy's have unearthed a Volkswagen!!! Know it's time for the 700 and log chains to pull it onto the stoneboat!!!Jon, your dc would bust her bra trying to get her out. My dad would just shake his head. Know you boy's can find dirt to fill the hole hee hee. God bless

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gusbratz

05-17-2018 05:32:02




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 Re: Same argument every year in reply to Mckerrow630, 05-14-2018 17:38:37  
an old car hood makes a good stone boat.



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