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Well!! You're no fun! --- :lol:


Grandparents had a stone lined well, right outside the back door to the kitchen, basically. Rope & bucket were used...alas, no handle & roller. Dropped it in and pulled it up! There was a big nail on the wall to hang the bucket. Heck, a pipe & hand pump would have given "running water" in the house! 😁 I have a hand pump, no shallow well....it sits, unused.
Your well might be nice to use for watering the garden and or animals. If the pipe at the bottom of the well isnt clogged up, which seems to be a common problem when they don't get used often.
 

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I don't have a shallow well. Don't use the hand pump or anything. it sits. My well is 500+ ft deep and has a powerful pump....great pressure, etc. Have underground pipe run to supply various spigots all along....plus a mobile home at the back of the property. I'm tapped into a huge aquaifer.
 
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Got rumor that a old wind damaged wooden barn is about to be knocked over and set ablaze. I asked it I could have the tin. Owner said take all you want. So one of my sons and I set out to tear off tin. Now I have some old tin to put a lid on my stalls. Cost? Nothing. But I got to hang out with my son and do a little work :)

Here's some pics

Hay loft
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South side
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North side
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West side
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East side
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Absolutely wonderful for you but a TOTAL CRIME to tear down such a barn. What I wouldn't give to have a barn like that on a piece of property.... as would so many on BYH would love to have something like that. There is alot less damage on that one than on so many here.... makes a farmer like me cry....
Can you imagine the tonnage of loose hay that was stored in that barn????? and the number of small sq bales that it could hold with that high gambrel roof? and the care and consideration that went into building it?
 

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We have the remains of a really interesting barn out here. It's a shame it wasn't saved, because it's truly unique. Seems there were a couple of guys that had been in the shipbuilding trade that decided to come out west for gold. They ran out of money here in the Klamath Basin, and struck a deal with a local farmer to build a barn for him, for enough money to get to California. So they built a barn. But, being shipbuilders, they built the barn like an upside down boat-- really different shape for a barn. I'll try and get a pic of it for y'all.
 

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So... Mr Bailey who WAS going to cut my fields for hay said he doesn't need the hay. But for $18.00 an acre and the rights to hay next year he would bush hog it for me. And he must think I just fell off the turnip truck. Of course I said no way Jose.

So I went and talked to John John who hayed my fields at our old house. After 7 years I don't even know John's last name but he and his son are both named John so some people call him John John. I do know he's a preacher, also so others call him Preacher John. He came out took a quick look and said "anyone in their right mind would be foolish not to cut this for hay" so John and his son John are coming next week to make hay \o/.

The only thing I want at this point is for the fields, which are shoulder deep now to be cut. So I can sit on my barn roof and shoot a couple of deer. John John said this will be the first cutting, it's thick and is going to make a lot of rounds. He asked me if I needed any? I said no I already have 6 rounds that were left here and no animals beside chickens and turkeys. So take it all John, please take it all.

I am curious though how many rounds it will produce for him.
 
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