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Offline Sláinte Mhaith

Re: Meanwhile in Canada 🇨🇦
« Reply #1200 on: October 10, 2019, 09:25:24 am »
Is ek die enigste een hier wat opgewonde raak met die weer?

Die sneeu en koue?  Ek sal ook nie te veel omgee om daar te woon nie.
 

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Re: Meanwhile in Canada 🇨🇦
« Reply #1201 on: October 10, 2019, 09:32:13 am »
“Hulle” se dit doen meer skade om dit in die garage te parkeer
https://www.google.ca/amp/s/www.theglobeandmail.com/amp/globe-drive/culture/commuting/how-to-prevent-your-car-from-becoming-a-hot-mess/article4613831/

Interessant.  :thumleft:

Met al die tegnologie wat in julle huisbou ingaan sou mens dink hulle sou al ander planne maak om karre te kan stoor.
Oorskot hitte van die huis om die sneeu te smelt en kar droog te maak en drein om water weg te vat en area droog te hou of selfs net 'n afdak sodat daar minder sneeu in die oggend op die ruite is.
Maar soos jy se dit werk seker net makliker om die 10min in die oggend te spandeer op die ruit en die voertuig na paar jaar te vervang as om garage planne te maak.

 

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Re: Meanwhile in Canada 🇨🇦
« Reply #1202 on: October 10, 2019, 10:37:59 am »
Dit is tans 23 grade in my kantoor in die fabriek hier in die Karoo. Ek sit met 'n fleece baadtjie aan en kry koud. Nee dankie en strekte  :biggrin:
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada 🇨🇦
« Reply #1203 on: October 10, 2019, 12:09:20 pm »
Dit is tans 23 grade in my kantoor in die fabriek hier in die Karoo. Ek sit met 'n fleece baadtjie aan en kry koud. Nee dankie en strekte  :biggrin:

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Re: Meanwhile in Canada 🇨🇦
« Reply #1204 on: October 11, 2019, 05:41:15 pm »
Enjoy your coffee inside the cab while your chevy warms - https://www.amazon.com/Ice-Shield-Universal-Magnetic-Windshield/dp/B01N0PU2QT/ref=asc_df_B01N0PU2QT/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=312123707036&hvpos=1o1&hvnetw=g&hvrand=17589138045200652534&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=&hvtargid=aud-799711277694:pla-567977311587&psc=1&tag=&ref=&adgrpid=58868508141&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvadid=312123707036&hvpos=1o1&hvnetw=g&hvrand=17589138045200652534&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=&hvtargid=aud-799711277694:pla-567977311587

I flip my windshield wipers up off the glass the night before, remote start in AM, then you MUST turn on the 'Recirculation' switch, max hi air conditioner, you do NOT want fresh outside air entering the cab while attempting to defrost the ice adhered to the glass.  Then I use a spray bottle filled with 2:1 Isopropyl : H2O.  The mixture melts the ice and away you go.

Or

Build a heated pole barn for your bakkie!
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada 🇨🇦
« Reply #1205 on: October 11, 2019, 10:18:10 pm »
Pole barn ....it’s on my list. But I priced it out, and after the 8 foot pilings for the frost, the engineered trusses for the snow load and screener chips and gravel I am pretty close to building another regular garage.

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Re: Meanwhile in Canada 🇨🇦
« Reply #1206 on: October 11, 2019, 10:19:30 pm »





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Re: Meanwhile in Canada 🇨🇦
« Reply #1207 on: October 12, 2019, 03:03:51 am »
No Amish pole barn contractors in SK? 

I agree, if a poled barn is as much as a traditional stick built garage, I'd definitely choose garage.
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada 🇨🇦
« Reply #1208 on: October 12, 2019, 03:42:27 am »
No Amish pole barn contractors in SK? 

I agree, if a poled barn is as much as a traditional stick built garage, I'd definitely choose garage.

We have a few Hutterite colonies, but by the looks of things they won’t be wasting their time with pole barns

https://www.google.ca/amp/s/thestarphoenix.com/news/local-news/alberta-hutterite-colony-buys-tisdale-area-farm-for-26-5-million/amp

Thats R93,000/ha  :eek7:
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada 🇨🇦
« Reply #1209 on: October 12, 2019, 05:12:37 am »
No Amish pole barn contractors in SK? 

I agree, if a poled barn is as much as a traditional stick built garage, I'd definitely choose garage.

We have a few Hutterite colonies, but by the looks of things they won’t be wasting their time with pole barns

https://www.google.ca/amp/s/thestarphoenix.com/news/local-news/alberta-hutterite-colony-buys-tisdale-area-farm-for-26-5-million/amp

Thats R93,000/ha  :eek7:

I hadn't ever heard of Hutterites, I wonder if they suffer from the same medical issues that plague Amish in America, deformities, downs syndrome, etc.?

The buyer got one helluva deal compared to prices here.  The 8,000 acres would be worth more than that here, so it makes it appear to me like the buyer got a free 4,000 square foot farm house, all outbuildings, and farm equipment for free!
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada 🇨🇦
« Reply #1210 on: October 12, 2019, 09:04:35 am »
What about just building an A-frame roof (steep pitch for most of the snow to slide off) - something like 6 or 8 tar poles on each side - open sides, front and back - like a carport. Won't that work?
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada 🇨🇦
« Reply #1211 on: October 12, 2019, 02:27:43 pm »
What about just building an A-frame roof (steep pitch for most of the snow to slide off) - something like 6 or 8 tar poles on each side - open sides, front and back - like a carport. Won't that work?

A-frames, imo, are too energy inefficient for northern climates as all the heat rises to the top, although snow removal isn’t required!
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #1212 on: October 13, 2019, 06:01:23 pm »
Soaking up the last little but of fall before winter sets in








My new neighbours.


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Re: Meanwhile in Canada 🇨🇦
« Reply #1213 on: October 13, 2019, 07:41:16 pm »
It must be cool watching your new neighbours.  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Meanwhile in Canada
« Reply #1214 on: October 13, 2019, 07:46:15 pm »
It must be cool watching your new neighbours.  :thumleft:
They “bugle” this time of year. Thats a pretty cool sound.

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Re: Meanwhile in Canada 🇨🇦
« Reply #1215 on: October 13, 2019, 09:29:30 pm »
Well I never imagined that they would sound like that. Pretty cool.


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Re: Meanwhile in Canada 🇨🇦
« Reply #1216 on: October 14, 2019, 12:17:15 pm »
I found this story on the internet today. Seems the timing was just right.

Why we shoot deer in the wild:
(A letter from someone who wants to remain anonymous, who farms, writes well and actually tried this)
 
        I had this idea that I could rope a deer, put it in a stall, feed it up on corn for a couple of weeks, then kill it and eat it.  The first step in this adventure was getting a deer.  I figured that, since they congregate at my cattle feeder and do not seem to have much fear of me when we are there (a bold one will sometimes come right up and sniff at the bags of feed while I am in the back of the truck not 4 feet away), it should not be difficult to rope one, get up to it and toss a bag over its head (to calm it down) then hog tie it and transport it home.
 
       I filled the cattle feeder then hid down at the end with my rope. The cattle, having seen the roping thing before, stayed well back.  They were not having any of it.  After about 20 minutes, my deer showed up-- 3 of them.  I picked out a likely looking one, stepped out from the end of the feeder, and threw my rope.  The deer just stood there and stared at me. I wrapped the rope around my waist and twisted the end so I would have a good hold.
 
      The deer still just stood and stared at me, but you could tell it was mildly concerned about the whole rope situation. I took a step towards it, it took a step away.  I put a little tension on the rope, and then received an education.  The first thing that I learned is that, while a deer may just stand there looking at you funny while you rope it, they are spurred to action when you start pulling on that rope.

That deer EXPLODED.  The second thing I learned is that pound for pound, a deer is a LOT stronger than a cow or a colt. A cow or a colt in that weight range I could fight down with a rope and with some dignity.  A deer-- no Chance.  That thing ran and bucked and twisted and pulled.  There was no controlling it and certainly no getting close to it.  As it jerked me off my feet and started dragging me across the ground, it occurred to me that having a deer on a rope was not nearly as good an idea as I had originally imagined.  The only upside is that they do not have as much stamina as many other animals.

A brief 10 minutes later, it was tired and not nearly as quick to jerk me off my feet and drag me when I managed to get up.  It took me a few minutes to realize this, since I was mostly blinded by the blood flowing out of the big gash in my head. At that point, I had lost my taste for corn-fed venison.  I just wanted to get that devil creature off the end of that rope.
 
     I figured if I just let it go with the rope hanging around its neck, it would likely die slow and painfully somewhere. At the time, there was no love at all between me and that deer.  At that moment, I hated the thing, and I would venture a guess that the feeling was mutual.  Despite the gash in my head and the several large knots where I had cleverly arrested the deer's momentum by bracing my head against various large rocks as it dragged me across the ground, I could still think clearly enough to recognize that there was a small chance that I shared some tiny amount of responsibility for the situation we were in. I didn't want the deer to have to suffer a slow death, so I managed to get it lined back up in between my truck and the feeder - a little trap I had set before hand...kind of like a squeeze chute.  I got it to back in there and I started moving up so I could get my rope back.
 
     Did you know that deer bite?  They do!  I never in a million years would have thought that a deer would bite somebody, so I was very surprised when ..... I reached up there to grab that rope and the deer grabbed hold of my wrist.  Now, when a deer bites you, it is not like being bit by a horse where they just bite you and slide off to then let go.  A deer bites you and shakes its head--almost like a pit bull.  They bite HARD and it hurts.
 
    The proper thing to do when a deer bites you is probably to freeze and draw back slowly.  I tried screaming and shaking instead.  My method was ineffective.
 
    It seems like the deer was biting and shaking for several minutes, but it was likely only several seconds.  I, being smarter than a deer (though you may be questioning that claim by now), tricked it. While I kept it busy tearing the tendons out of my right arm, I reached up with my left hand and pulled that rope loose.
 
   That was when I got my final lesson in deer behavior for the day.
 
    Deer will strike at you with their front feet.  They rear right up on their back feet and strike right about head and shoulder level, and their hooves are surprisingly sharp... I learned a long time ago that, when an animal -like a horse --strikes at you with their hooves and you can't get away easily, the best thing to do is try to make a loud noise and make an aggressive move towards the animal.  This will usually cause them to back down a bit so you can escape.
 
   This was not a horse.  This was a deer, so obviously, such trickery would not work.  In the course of a millisecond, I devised a different strategy.  I screamed like a woman and tried to turn and run. The reason I had always been told NOT to try to turn and run from a horse that paws at you is that there is a good chance that it will hit you in the back of the head. Deer may not be so different from horses after all, besides being twice as strong and 3 times as evil, because the second I turned to run, it hit me right in the back of the head and knocked me down.
 
    Now, when a deer paws at you and knocks you down, it does not immediately leave.  I suspect it does not recognize that the danger has passed.  What they do instead is paw your back and jump up and down on you while you are laying there crying like a little girl and covering your head.
 
    I finally managed to crawl under the truck and the deer went away.  So now I know why when people go deer hunting they bring a rifle with a scope......to sort of even the odds!!
 
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada 🇨🇦
« Reply #1217 on: October 14, 2019, 01:13:53 pm »
 :laughing4: thanks for that  :biggrin:
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada 🇨🇦
« Reply #1218 on: October 14, 2019, 03:26:26 pm »
Eina! Fokkers! Eet hulle!  :lamer:
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Re: Meanwhile in Canada 🇨🇦
« Reply #1219 on: October 14, 2019, 03:33:33 pm »
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