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Re: Borrowed neighbors bull

Post by TCRanch » Sat Oct 27, 2018 7:02 am

A sincere "thank you" and simply returning the favor goes a long way - that's what makes good neighbors. That said, one of our neighbors bought me a pair of goat skin work gloves after I took care of his cattle for a week. One of the most thoughtful gifts I have ever received! Who, in the world of farming/ranching, doesn't always need good gloves?



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Re: Borrowed neighbors bull

Post by ddd75 » Sat Oct 27, 2018 7:14 am

Son of Butch wrote:
bball wrote:He's a heck of a good guy. Also has 3 older hog barns that he raises hogs in. Foul smelling business.

Nose blindness.
Had a cousin raised on a hog farm and he honestly didn't know hogs smelled until he went away to college and returned. Mink farming is worse, the oils get in your skin and won't wash away for weeks. Combined with nose blindness can be very embarrassing.


i went in a 1100 hod house with just piglets and when I came home I had to shower and change all my clothes I stunk so bad.. Just for a few minutes standing in there.

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Re: Borrowed neighbors bull

Post by Son of Butch » Sat Oct 27, 2018 7:21 am

ddd75 wrote:
Son of Butch wrote:
bball wrote:He's a heck of a good guy. Also has 3 older hog barns that he raises hogs in. Foul smelling business.

Nose blindness.
Had a cousin raised on a hog farm and he honestly didn't know hogs smelled until he went away to college and returned. Mink farming is worse, the oils get in your skin and won't wash away for weeks. Combined with nose blindness can be very embarrassing.


i went in a 1100 hod house with just piglets and when I came home I had to shower and change all my clothes I stunk so bad.. Just for a few minutes standing in there.

Yep, then skin a few and even when you think you got it all out of your clothes and off yourself, days later the woman in line next to you at the grocery store will beg to differ. :)

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Re: Borrowed neighbors bull

Post by Bestoutwest » Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:07 am

Son of Butch wrote:
bball wrote:He's a heck of a good guy. Also has 3 older hog barns that he raises hogs in. Foul smelling business.

Nose blindness.
Had a cousin raised on a hog farm and he honestly didn't know hogs smelled until he went away to college and returned. Mink farming is worse, the oils get in your skin and won't wash away for weeks. Combined with nose blindness can be very embarrassing.

My son hates the smell of dairies, but I tell him it’s just the smell of money.
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Re: Borrowed neighbors bull

Post by bird dog » Sat Oct 27, 2018 1:09 pm

TC has a good idea. The value of the gift doesn't matter but buying something really nice that someone usually won't buy for themselves is the best gift.

Oh by the way, A Texas Fence tightener would be a good gift. They are very handy in the right situation like when a tree falls on the fence. My mother in law gave me one years ago and I thought it was a gimmick but I love the little tool.

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Re: Borrowed neighbors bull

Post by bball » Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:30 pm

Son of Butch wrote:
ddd75 wrote:
Son of Butch wrote:Nose blindness.
Had a cousin raised on a hog farm and he honestly didn't know hogs smelled until he went away to college and returned. Mink farming is worse, the oils get in your skin and won't wash away for weeks. Combined with nose blindness can be very embarrassing.


i went in a 1100 hod house with just piglets and when I came home I had to shower and change all my clothes I stunk so bad.. Just for a few minutes standing in there.

Yep, then skin a few and even when you think you got it all out of your clothes and off yourself, days later the woman in line next to you at the grocery store will beg to differ. :)


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Re: Borrowed neighbors bull

Post by greybeard » Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:10 am

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ChrisB wrote:Or you could make a donation in their name to the Human Fund. ;-)

Ha yes Costanza was brilliant...or i could name a star after them. :lol:


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Re: Borrowed neighbors bull

Post by BigBear » Sun Oct 28, 2018 6:59 pm

We do something similar by borrowing a bull from the neighbor. He always brings us his best and always fanatic calves. He always tells me I’m doing him the favor by feeding his big a$$ in the middle of winter. I have borrowed many things from the neighbors and a homemade pie sure goes straight to the heart. Wife loves to make pies so I put her on the case when I need it. I have used the pies for everything from borrowing equipment to hunting permission. Every old farmer loves a homemade pie!
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