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Author:  remrogers [ 01 Jun 2017, 21:04 ]
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Author:  doc9013 [ 02 Jun 2017, 15:32 ]
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Hard to tell from just one angle, but some type of homemade kiln ?

Author:  remrogers [ 02 Jun 2017, 17:28 ]
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No, sir. Not a kiln. It is all cast iron and looks the same from both sides..

Author:  doc9013 [ 02 Jun 2017, 21:35 ]
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Well Rem, I'll have to have a beer and think on it. Get back with you later. :wink:

Author:  remrogers [ 03 Jun 2017, 10:16 ]
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Only one beer? I wonder; Does your hog squeak?

Author:  trappintime [ 03 Jun 2017, 17:38 ]
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That there is a warming oven for Watermelon. :roll:

Author:  doc9013 [ 03 Jun 2017, 21:51 ]
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remrogers wrote:
Only one beer? I wonder; Does your hog squeak?


I usually quit thinking after one. My hogs don't squeak , they squeal.

OK , maybe a place to put homemade bread while it cools ?

Author:  remrogers [ 04 Jun 2017, 00:55 ]
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Not a bread cooler or a warming oven, but it is called a watermelon.

Author:  Sac Creek [ 05 Jun 2017, 14:56 ]
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It's a hog oiler. They are filled with oil and hogs rub up against them. They spin on the axis and oil comes out the holes. If I remember correctly grandpa just used motor oil and a little kerosene mixed together, oh and coal tar to keep shoats from chewing on each other.

When I was real little he had lots of sows on dirt lots. He built a modern (concrete floors) farrow to finish facilities in the early 70's. Sows having pigs on dirt can get real interesting, they can get pretty mean. I wasn't allowed in the sow lots by myself until I was 8-10 years old.

Jeff

Author:  trappintime [ 05 Jun 2017, 17:58 ]
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When did you oil them?


When they started to squeal?


Just wondering. :lol:

Author:  Sac Creek [ 05 Jun 2017, 21:22 ]
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trappintime wrote:
When did you oil them?


When they started to squeal?


Just wondering. :lol:


:D :D :D :D :D

Author:  remrogers [ 06 Jun 2017, 00:15 ]
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Yes it is. This one is a "Watermelon" made by Columbia.
It’s easy to idealize the small farm of the early 1900s as a haven of pastoral bliss.
The reality, however, can be a bit less charming. Hog lice, for instance, presented a significant problem for farmers. Severe infestations caused sores and hair loss. And in the days before vaccinations and antibiotics were common, hog cholera also posed a very real threat. In years of severe outbreaks, Midwest farmers faced potentially devastating losses.

Against that backdrop, the hog oiler made its debut.

Interesting story here: http://www.farmcollector.com/equipment/ ... -insurance

Author:  Swamp Rat [ 06 Jun 2017, 08:32 ]
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Live and learn, all we did was pour burnt oil in their muddy wallows. The rest they did on their own.

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