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TBF 147 :: The Not How To Episode, Other News, and a Hard Lesson Learned


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tbfconcreteIt is story time! Plans were made, forms were formed, rock was moved, compactors were used, rain came, snow came, everything became muddy, even more rock was moved, concrete was poured, and in the middle of the night the concrete was covered with plastic/tarps/straw. Actually it sounds pretty easy when it is summed up in one long run-on sentence! Honestly though, it was a big week on the farm to get everything ready for concrete and then eventually for the pour. And while there is still plenty of work to do in order to get everything finalized I thought it would would be fun to share the story of the big cement project. The most important thing though is to recognize the awesome help that I had! None of this would have happened without my wife, my uncle, my cousin, and my neighbors … so, sit back and enjoy (I hope) the story.

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These days I’m rocking LaCrosse Brand Alpha Range Boots (that’s the link to the LaCrosse website) … you can even pick them up on Amazon (affiliate link)! They are by far the most comfortable mud boots that I have ever owned. I love the gusseted back because I like to tuck my insulated bibs into the boots, and did I mention the are super comfortable! Check out the links if you are looking for some good boots this winter, and I’ll share more as I see how they stand up to to the life of an Iowa pig farmer.

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  • George January 5, 2017, 10:29 pm

    This is a stressful life you all lead, pouring concrete the night before a freeze after waiting all autumn. Hope you don’t have to repeat this hard lesson. Are you finding the concrete useful? Are the waterers working as expected? Where do you get your water from? Well?


  • Julian April 21, 2017, 10:57 am

    I am still on the chapter 76 of your podcasts, I am enjoying them a lot. I would like to ask you, did you stop broadcasting podcasts? Or are u only taking a break on this? Thanks for sharing all this useful information! Greetings from Argentina!

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