Merlin is FINALLY able to do some regular work! (Pix now!)

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Merlin is FINALLY able to do some regular work! (Pix now!)

Postby Hengy » Fri Jul 19, 2013 9:24 am

I am loving life!

My wife and I are moving into our "forever home" back on the Hengelsberg Homestead. It is kind of surreal in reality because we are moving into the house that was the "Hengelsberg House" for years until my grandmother died about 15 years ago. While the house itself sits on about 0.75 acres, we also have free use of another 0.75 acre lot next to the house which is owned by my uncle. The house itself is built like a brick $h*thouse and there is not a single crack in the plaster anywhere in the place. We are so excited to be back in the world of home ownership, and the fact that we are back on family ground is even better for us...

The great part is that Merlin gets a weekly workout now that we have a fair amount of ground to mow. I am still figuring out the right "pattern" to get the most efficient mowing path around the place. Since there are a fair amount of trees there, there is a fair amount of turning that needs to be done to make it happen, but boy does this tractor know how to mow! I am going to have to "tighten up" the mower a bit over the Winter months, though. (Woods 59) While mowing across the slight slope, the high side tends to tip lower to the ground while the downhill side rides high. I think that some bushings will help to tighten things up a bit and keep the mower a little more even to the ground while I mow. I love mowing the field and Merlin really shines while doing that. Never bogs down at all despite the fact that the grass is really thick field grass... Love this Cub...it just hums along and keeps on going...

It is just a great time for us here on Hengelsberg Hill...

Mike
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Re: Merlin is FINALLY able to do some regular work!

Postby TJG » Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:22 am

congrats on the homestead. it sounds like a dream come true for the entire family. life doesn't get much better!!

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Re: Merlin is FINALLY able to do some regular work!

Postby John(videodoc) » Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:45 am

:applause:
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Re: Merlin is FINALLY able to do some regular work!

Postby Denny Clayton » Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:47 am

Congrats on your move to Hengelsberg Hill!
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Re: Merlin is FINALLY able to do some regular work!

Postby stods » Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:04 am

Good luck Mike
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Postby Winfield Dave » Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:44 am

Congrats Mike on becoming a permanent PA resident !! :{_}:
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Postby Stanton » Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:58 am

Glad to hear it. Be careful and enjoy!
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Re: Merlin is FINALLY able to do some regular work!

Postby PVF1799 » Fri Jul 19, 2013 12:03 pm

That's awesome - Nothing like a heritage homestead to live on.

Hooraaaaa :applause:
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Postby birddog » Fri Jul 19, 2013 5:58 pm

Sounds great Mike and the best to you and the family.
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Re: Merlin is FINALLY able to do some regular work!

Postby Rudi » Fri Jul 19, 2013 6:50 pm

Michael:

As Ricky says:

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so where are the pics of this Henglesberg Hill and what it looks like :?: :?:
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Re: Merlin is FINALLY able to do some regular work!

Postby farmallcub49 » Fri Jul 19, 2013 8:53 pm

Mike,

Glad you are back home, there is nothing better to be back to your roots with family.

Ditto to what Rudi said.
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Re: Merlin is FINALLY able to do some regular work!

Postby Bill Hudson » Fri Jul 19, 2013 8:58 pm

Happy days are here again!!! :) :)

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Postby pharmerphil3 » Sat Jul 20, 2013 5:29 am

Congratulations Mike on settling in the family home! However, I second Rudi’s request, let’s see some photos of your new spread!! :{_}: :{_}:
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Re: Merlin is FINALLY able to do some regular work!

Postby pickerandsinger » Sat Jul 20, 2013 4:18 pm

Nothin better than a Home and Partner you're happy with.....Absolutely Nothing....Congrats....Dave
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Re: Merlin is FINALLY able to do some regular work!

Postby mikeintn » Sat Jul 20, 2013 9:03 pm

That's just great Mike, we are so happy for you, and Merlin :D
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