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Re: [trinity-users] screen blanker ???

From: "William Morder via trinity-users" <trinity-users@...>
Date: Tue, 23 Jun 2020 09:43:17 -0700
> > >
> > > This is the same stuff usually found on the ground behind the male
> > > of the bovine specie.
> >
> > Stinks just as bad, no matter what the gender of the dumb brute
> > described. Likewise for the end-product of the equine family. They all
> > stink.
> >
> > Bill
> Maybe Bill, but you've obviously never smelt a 40 acre feedlot with 200
> head of beef on it on a -20F morning in February '44.  You can't even
> see thru it. With 2 perches that totalled 4300 lbs in the other side of
> the barn, there was no comparison, the equines were tolerable. Raised in
> Iowa farming country, I'm quite familiar with both. And I've forked
> plenty of the output of both from the barn to the spreader.  Those 2
> perches could do more in a days time in terms of tons moved than the
> best of the case tractors we also had. I was plowing the west 80, with a
> case LA w/4 16" bottoms on the plow, a field which had a windmill fed
> watering tank in the middle of it and got too close to the tank and
> buried it all in the mud. Daddy swore, whistled up that pair of perches,
> made a new 2x12 oak double-tree, and hooked them to that tractor with
> about 80 ft of 1/2" log chain so they'd be on solid ground. Daddy knew
> horses,and never abused them so they'd do whatever he asked. I pulled
> the hitch pin to leave the plow, Daddy went tsk tsk, the middle of that
> chain came up in the air, and that 8,000 lb tractor was back on dryer
> land shortly, gave then some sugar cubes, time to blow, and went back
> after the plow. Those perches dug two ditches deep enough to drag their
> bellies, but they got the job done. Yet they were gentle enough a 10 yo
> boy could ride either bare backed.  We had saddles and a riding horse
> too, but no saddles that could be thrown onto those 2. Gentle Giants. I
> remember them well 75 years later.
> > > > > Cheers, Gene Heskett

My daughter used to work on a pig farm in Iowa, and I remember that I could 
not get within a mile of the place without getting sick. And she brought the 
smell home, and couldn't get rid of it even with showers, baths, soaps, 
perfumes, etc. Now that's what I call stink.