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Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 08-09-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,360
Posted By cranky1950
How would you be able to eat them y'kknow being a...

How would you be able to eat them y'kknow being a mammel and hostile organism and all?
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 08-09-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 27,955
Posted By cranky1950
The big problem will be keeping moisture out of...

The big problem will be keeping moisture out of it for long term storage. Look what happens to quickcrete even with the plastic middle lining of the bag.
Forum: Food and water 08-09-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,758
Posted By cranky1950
If you're storing food without electricity you...

If you're storing food without electricity you won't be storing ground meals anyway and why would you want to destroy the B vitamins in your grains by overheating them? All you gotta do is soak in...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 08-09-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 16,657
Posted By cranky1950
Ummmmm, y'know how iff'n you don't feed the dog...

Ummmmm, y'know how iff'n you don't feed the dog for a coupla 3 days? Don't worry about picky eaters, it's MZBs that should have you ****ting your pants(ies?).
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 08-09-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,608
Posted By cranky1950
Here golden bantam is blight waiting to happen, I...

Here golden bantam is blight waiting to happen, I had much better success with the True Gold hybrid of Golden Bantam.
Forum: Food and water 08-09-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,758
Posted By cranky1950
It's easier to thow stuff in the freezer for a...

It's easier to thow stuff in the freezer for a month or 2.
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 08-09-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,271
Posted By cranky1950
Right m now mebbie an hour a week, during...

Right m now mebbie an hour a week, during planting and setip maybe 60 hours over a months period of time. Putting the garden to bed will take about 10 hours more. I don't own any labor savding...
Forum: Food and water 08-09-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,758
Posted By cranky1950
I usta rush to kneejerk on threads like this,...

I usta rush to kneejerk on threads like this, I've come to believe that the posters just want attention, and Darwin should be left alone to do his work. The proper information is all over the web if...
Forum: Food and water 08-03-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,933
Posted By cranky1950
If you do not have a retreat or a good bugin...

If you do not have a retreat or a good bugin loction, canning is ultimately useless to you. Your best bet is to build transportable food stocks. literally a ton of canned food will not be easy to...
Forum: Food and water 08-03-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,078
Posted By cranky1950
Um your point is? Oat meal tastes like...

Um your point is? Oat meal tastes like cardboard, if you roll and dry it thick enough you will have paper board.
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 08-03-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 23,207
Posted By cranky1950
You prep mossy oak depends

You prep mossy oak depends
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 08-03-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,949
Posted By cranky1950
I dunno seems to get pretty crazy in the...

I dunno seems to get pretty crazy in the perpetual road work in Knoxville and Nashville. Me I just go to work early and leave early to aviod traffic. Still hate getting stuck in back of a tractor on...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 08-03-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,949
Posted By cranky1950
Gets really claustrophobic when you go back don't...

Gets really claustrophobic when you go back don't it. I'm good for a couple of days too then I have to leave or start driving over things. Geez what all usta be a 10 min ride now takes 30, it...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 08-02-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,015
Posted By cranky1950
Looks kinda like this one ...

Looks kinda like this one

http://sabian.org/images/alice15a.jpg
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 08-02-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,712
Posted By cranky1950
You need one of these. ...

You need one of these.

http://www.ihcubcadet.com/BobsPage/Crawler.jpg http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjP-FVvE73s
Gotta love a machinist with more money than brains. :)
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 08-02-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,609
Posted By cranky1950
Also if there is any possibility of your food...

Also if there is any possibility of your food crossing state lines, you have to register with the FDA as a food processor and mark and keep a history of your production batches for recall should the...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 08-01-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 857
Posted By cranky1950
Wish I could. I had the same problem at the...

Wish I could. I had the same problem at the beginning of the month.(I got weird looking corn to prove it too). I hope you get some rain soon.
Forum: Food and water 08-01-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,833
Posted By cranky1950
We've been heree for 25 years I don't even want...

We've been heree for 25 years I don't even want to think about moving. But Hick is pretty much doing it the right way. I'd be sorely tempted to empty the buckets and refill them at the new location...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 08-01-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,170
Posted By cranky1950
Hey Doc, I usually cover my pile with...

Hey Doc,

I usually cover my pile with visqueen to control moisture. Prevents too much evaporation, and also prevents a rain storm from cooling the pile.
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 08-01-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 857
Posted By cranky1950
It's Raining

The river is already at flood stage and the weatherguessers predict 50% chance of rain between now and thursday. Soon the news trucks will converge on the one house in town that floods (if nothing...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 08-01-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,286
Posted By cranky1950
I would also consider that he owns his equipment...

I would also consider that he owns his equipment outright and last year was an especially good year for whatever he was farming. Sometimes despite your best effort all you can do is say thank you.:)
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 08-01-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,614
Posted By cranky1950
A lot depends on the area surrounding you. If...

A lot depends on the area surrounding you. If you have neighbors growing suash, you'll never get rid of them, and if you live in the southeast if you live in the garden you may thwart them now and...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 08-01-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,286
Posted By cranky1950
Dayam, Willie and John Cougar are not gonna be...

Dayam, Willie and John Cougar are not gonna be happy about this.
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 08-01-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,286
Posted By cranky1950
Connect a velke to the back of this baby and...

Connect a velke to the back of this baby and you'll have the cleanest fence lines around....
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 07-28-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,030
Posted By cranky1950
Yeah exactly. I read somewhere that the main...

Yeah exactly. I read somewhere that the main benifit of hugelkulture seemed to be the spongy wood that was holding subsurface moisture. Given my limited space I really was not gonna be able to make...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 07-27-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,030
Posted By cranky1950
I needed soil to fill the boxes, so I rototilled...

I needed soil to fill the boxes, so I rototilled about 8" deep and dug out the soil, then filled the void with wood chips,then mixed 1/3 compost,1/3 soil, and 1/3 vermiculite. then put that mix over...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 07-27-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,949
Posted By cranky1950
Having gone through this, my process for dealing...

Having gone through this, my process for dealing with a hurricane to board up early, load the camperand go where the hurricane ain't gonna be and sit and watch tv and drink beer in a/c and come back...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 07-27-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,639
Posted By cranky1950
Learn to live your garden, the Gaia does not...

Learn to live your garden, the Gaia does not reward a bull*****er.
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 07-27-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,476
Posted By cranky1950
Hey Sarge, Mine are doing great. No real...

Hey Sarge,

Mine are doing great. No real problems, good yield. Only problem I had was I ran out of money to build trellises and the romas ended growing on the ground, but it hasn't caused any...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 07-27-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,045
Posted By cranky1950
So which corner post setting process did you...

So which corner post setting process did you finally use? :)
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 07-27-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,030
Posted By cranky1950
A few Musings

I played a few garden games this spring some payed off others were pretty dismal. Pictures will come later we just had a front come through and it's pretty dank and wet out there.

Interplanting...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 07-20-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 24,707
Posted By cranky1950
I think any paint under ground will eventually...

I think any paint under ground will eventually delaminate that's why they use creosote and pressure treating. and spray that black gunk on concrete. paint would be way cheaper if it were actually...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 07-20-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 24,707
Posted By cranky1950
If you read the datasheets instead of 3rd hand...

If you read the datasheets instead of 3rd hand internet chatroom misinformation you'd know that only cca uses arsenic and that is mostly not used anymore. and still once any arsenic leeches out of...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 07-20-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,108
Posted By cranky1950
:) Austrailan Pine, good stuff burns like oak...

:)
Austrailan Pine, good stuff burns like oak sends a sledge flinging back at your head on the first stroke of a maul. :)
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 07-20-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 24,707
Posted By cranky1950
Creosote, pressure treating leeches out and the...

Creosote, pressure treating leeches out and the damn nematodes eat the wood. I see that happening to my garden squares. you'll lose about 1/32 - 1/16 inch off the surface a year without something the...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 07-19-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 24,707
Posted By cranky1950
Hey Kev, It depends on how much moisture...

Hey Kev,

It depends on how much moisture your soil gets in the desert it don't much matter. If your ground is pretty damp, concrete will hold moisture and the post will rot at the concrete. ...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 07-19-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,571
Posted By cranky1950
they seem well made, but to me if I can afford...

they seem well made, but to me if I can afford one I might as well just a well hire a lawn service. You can build yourself up a hell of a garden tractor for those bucks. On the other hand half the...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 07-19-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,675
Posted By cranky1950
As mom would say "Oh bless your heart"...

As mom would say "Oh bless your heart" :)
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 07-19-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,644
Posted By cranky1950
about the only good thing about living in town is...

about the only good thing about living in town is that I don't have critter problems, there's just too many cats around. I came home yesterday and the cat was knoshing on a rabbit kit, so she's...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 07-06-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,412
Posted By cranky1950
Why don't you buy a bunch of wood matches and...

Why don't you buy a bunch of wood matches and hang a match box holder near the stove and light your self starting stove with a match?

Bering old can be fun I guess. We had the pilot light turned...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 07-06-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,703
Posted By cranky1950
I usually keep seeds 4-5 years then deep six...

I usually keep seeds 4-5 years then deep six them. the american seed packets are so inexpensive it's not really much of a loss. I've kept some heirloom stuff for 8-9 years and they sprouted so...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 07-06-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,703
Posted By cranky1950
Uh, I start from my stockpile of american seeds...

Uh, I start from my stockpile of american seeds in paper pots sitting in thrift store cookie sheets?
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 07-06-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,382
Posted By cranky1950
Unless they look really different from other...

Unless they look really different from other string bean I can't see how you could name them. If they taste good why look a gift horse in the mouth? If they're green and all.

My pole beans have...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 07-06-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 1,605
Views: 210,016
Posted By cranky1950
We dry some and make sauce from the rest. ...

We dry some and make sauce from the rest. Skinning is too much like work, that is why God gave man the sqeezo. Two or three time though the sqeezo and all the skins and seeds are in one bowl and...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 07-06-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,703
Posted By cranky1950
Nah, over wintering is more grief than I am ready...

Nah, over wintering is more grief than I am ready todeal with. I usually grow whatever bonnie is selling for $1.75 a 4 pack. usually better boy and roma. this year I was ambitious and started some...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 07-06-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 1,605
Views: 210,016
Posted By cranky1950
Things are coming in dribbles, getting a squash...

Things are coming in dribbles, getting a squash or 2 every coupla days, got 2 roma tomatoes yesterday. Looks like they'll be some corn. Getting some but not a lot of string beans. nothing in amounts...
Forum: Food and water 07-04-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,523
Posted By cranky1950
Read the owners manual.

Read the owners manual.
Forum: Food and water 06-29-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,263
Posted By cranky1950
Yeah it does. They crown, on a high output burner...

Yeah it does. They crown, on a high output burner (like is necessary to keep a few gallons of oil hot) the aluminum is very thin an gets very hot at the junction of the flame and the surface of the...
Forum: Food and water 06-29-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,263
Posted By cranky1950
Ummmm-- Don't turn the fire up to high, like...

Ummmm-- Don't turn the fire up to high, like maybe between med and high. Put an oven or cooling rack over the burner to support the bottom of the pot.

It's not that aluminum is too soft, it's...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 06-28-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,024
Posted By cranky1950
Hey Doc, Good to see you're back to...

Hey Doc,

Good to see you're back to wallowing in dirt.
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