Post by tylercheesey on May 21, 2020 21:01:38 GMT -6
Great granpa recently passed away, leaving nan to run the farm. His passing wasnt sudden he had been ill for a while so she was prepared.
She grows fruit and veg, makes many farm fresh products to pay the day to day bills and has been getting by so far.
Today she rang me in tears, saying the bank is taking the farm from under her!! Gramps suffered dementia and Alzheimer's and unbeknown to nan had not been paying what needed to be payed. He had ran up debts everywhere, $2.5 million worth.
I refuse to let this happen so I am going to get the farm profitable and pay the debt. I know there are about a dozen dairy cattle, 10 sheep and some chickens. A few decent fields, which are very overgrown and not been worked for a few years. Everything is small old and worn, I think the biggest HP is 60-70, so it will be a struggle for me as a modern farmer. Nan said there is a neighbour Stephan who was close friends with gramps. He owns a piggery and has some slightly less antique equipment that he will let us use if needed. Which is great as gramps never grew crops, only grass. If we can get some crops going g it might increase the income. Still need to do grass as the cattle and sheep still need food and there is very little feed in storage. Anyways that's it for now. I will let y'all know how I go with the progress. Cheesey farmer out
Post by tylercheesey on May 21, 2020 23:59:46 GMT -6
After a cracking breakfast from nan I found an old Bizon combine + header in a locked shed. Spent all day trying to get her going but failed. After an even better dinner by nan I was decided to post it for sale online for $20,000. I can't get it going and as far as I know there are no arable fields pop owned to use it on so that seems best. Goodnight fellow farmers, Cheesey farmer out
Post by tylercheesey on May 24, 2020 4:36:13 GMT -6
Woke up to an alert on my phone from the online site I put the harvester up for sale on, the dealer are going to buy it for $20,000 which has already been transfered to my account. They will be round shortly to pick it up. Great start to the day, will keep you all updated. Cheesey farmer out
Post by tylercheesey on May 24, 2020 5:54:22 GMT -6
On further inspection of the farm I found a Ferguson TE 20 with frontoader arms and matching 3 ton tipper in the grain silo shed. Also spotted a ferguson 5 furrow plow. As well we have a Fiat 6566 with a whopping 66 horses, Fortschritt T088 manure spreader and Rosteselmash KT10 mixer wagon. For grass work there is as follows, Kuhn FA 367T mower SIP Favorite 220 tedder with windrow flap Gallignani 5690s3 baler with ceren 08 stacker SIP Pionir 20 forage wagon.
As far as stored material, Have a very small amount of silage and grass in silos, 10 small bales each of hay and straw and a shed full of manure.
Have one each cucumber, lettuce and tomato greenhouse. 2 each of olive, apple and olive trees. So I guess that's what manure is for. Still have some time before I need to get to work on grass so I'm going to try to get some work from other local farmers to make some money. Catch you later, Cheesey farmer out
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