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Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 08-16-2019, 06:58 AM
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Posted By FarmerChad
Ya' know, I really dont know what the results...

Ya' know, I really dont know what the results would be. The crust style im planning on is NY style. Its pretty darn thin. Im not sure if prebaked would have too much advantage. Perhaps I can explore...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 08-15-2019, 07:31 AM
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Posted By FarmerChad
Oh I appreciate any and all ideas. :D: I did...

Oh I appreciate any and all ideas. :D:

I did think about that, and it was part of the initial idea. Two problems though.

1. Cookie sheets are not always consistent size, nor same baking...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 08-14-2019, 03:22 PM
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Views: 75,386
Posted By FarmerChad
I understand about time constraints. I dont own...

I understand about time constraints. I dont own any animals, other then the house Cat, but I couldnt imagine what my schedule would look like then. Seems like you have a plan, and that plan works for...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 08-13-2019, 07:56 AM
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Posted By FarmerChad
Im glad you think so highly of me.. :D: ...

Im glad you think so highly of me.. :D:

Sometimes we have to just look around and see what we have that can solve a problem. As I said up above, I know a couple places where I could go to pick up...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 08-12-2019, 03:25 PM
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Posted By FarmerChad
I dont know where time goes.. I do know I dont...

I dont know where time goes.. I do know I dont have much of it, right now.:)



If I have enough Cherry Tomato's, then yes, they go to the Market. But honestly, me and the wife have been scarfing...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 08-06-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 1,215
Views: 85,543
Posted By FarmerChad
Glad to hear they are still going strong! ...

Glad to hear they are still going strong!

Better Boy and Celebrity have never done well for me either. Never. Interesting observations on the Homestead. I do recall the year I grew them, I had a...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 08-04-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 1,215
Views: 85,543
Posted By FarmerChad
Couple questions for ya.. On the eggplant,...

Couple questions for ya..

On the eggplant, what would you say is the average size?

If i recall, you mentioned about trying some tomatoes closer to your house, to avoid the Nematodes? Maybe im...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 08-04-2019, 08:34 AM
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Posted By FarmerChad
Pretty much two options. New York style, or West...

Pretty much two options. New York style, or West Coast style. I figured NY was where its at.





Well, ill admit that i have struggled as a produce farmer. Some years are good, some are bad....
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 08-03-2019, 06:56 PM
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Posted By FarmerChad
I have no doubts ill sell more. 3 Markets a week,...

I have no doubts ill sell more. 3 Markets a week, I was asked by an uncountable quantity of customers about Cream Cheese. I like the fact that the cream cheese comes prepackaged. The packs look like...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 08-03-2019, 01:55 PM
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Posted By FarmerChad
Im tell'n ya, we have the worst internet service....

Im tell'n ya, we have the worst internet service. Finally able to get back on.



Thats one of my problems. I sell plants in the Spring. Every week customers come by to tell me how great they...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 08-01-2019, 07:29 AM
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Views: 75,386
Posted By FarmerChad
You have effectively ran into the Summer Glut....

You have effectively ran into the Summer Glut. This happens when your customers own gardens start to come into production. They essentially have no use for your product, no matter how great it is. I...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 07-29-2019, 03:11 PM
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Views: 75,386
Posted By FarmerChad
Stock Piling Parts One of the most common...

Stock Piling Parts

One of the most common comments about anything we own that is mechanical, stockpile parts. You never know when your going to need them. That rings true for me too..

Last Fall...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 07-29-2019, 08:41 AM
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Views: 75,386
Posted By FarmerChad
Tomato review and update. Although I haven't...

Tomato review and update.

Although I haven't mentioned it much, I do still have tomatoes growing out in the high tunnel. Which is pretty much a miracle considering I haven't been watering or doing...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 07-29-2019, 07:54 AM
Replies: 1,215
Views: 85,543
Posted By FarmerChad
The cool spell has been a blessing, that's for...

The cool spell has been a blessing, that's for sure. Beautiful zinnias by the way.:)
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 07-27-2019, 01:29 PM
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Posted By FarmerChad
So I haven't had much time to post about this...

So I haven't had much time to post about this weeks Markets. Here's the run down..

Tuesday was rained out. It started thundering and lightning early Tuesday and I just called it off. We had some...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 07-26-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 510
Posted By FarmerChad
Been a couple years, but I believe 1gph on each...

Been a couple years, but I believe 1gph on each bag. 36 bags. These dripped several times per day, due to having 2 tomatoes per bag.
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 07-24-2019, 05:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 510
Posted By FarmerChad
I will agree in general about this. But I think...

I will agree in general about this. But I think the quantity of nutrients your storing gives you a little leeway. I was storing and mixing in the 300 gallon tank. Clearly, it's translucent. Not dark...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 07-23-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 510
Posted By FarmerChad
I used Masterblend from Morgan County Seeds. It's...

I used Masterblend from Morgan County Seeds. It's a 3 part so you will also need Calcium Nitrate found at most Feed Stores and Epson Salts. Other stuff you might/sorta need to make life easier..
...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 07-23-2019, 06:14 AM
Replies: 1,215
Views: 85,543
Posted By FarmerChad
If I recall, you got all the Jupiter Seeds I had....

If I recall, you got all the Jupiter Seeds I had. :D:
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 07-22-2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 1,215
Views: 85,543
Posted By FarmerChad
I had interesting results with pruning peppers...

I had interesting results with pruning peppers myself, last year, I think. It seems like it's more variety dependent then anything.

Ah, Jupiter. One I vowed I would never grow again. :D:
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 07-22-2019, 03:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 483
Posted By FarmerChad
That's painting with a broad brush. There have...

That's painting with a broad brush. There have been studies that focused on Arsenic, which is what most folks think of. Trouble is, arsenic doesn't migrate very well. Most plants don't absorb it very...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 07-22-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 483
Posted By FarmerChad
Boiled Linseed Oil, White Latex Paint, or sheet...

Boiled Linseed Oil, White Latex Paint, or sheet plastic. I don't worry about treating mine. Never have bothered.
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 07-21-2019, 07:43 PM
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Views: 75,386
Posted By FarmerChad
https://i.imgur.com/D72reUMl.jpg We made it...

https://i.imgur.com/D72reUMl.jpg

We made it to the beach, and back. We ended up at Wrightsville. I'm going to tell you now, it's got to be a hidden gem. Very few people, very quiet, no touristy...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 07-21-2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 510
Posted By FarmerChad
I'm no expert, but over the years I have tried a...

I'm no expert, but over the years I have tried a few types of hydroponics with indifferent success. Most of it was well documented here:

https://www.survivalistboards.com/showthread.php?t=689106
...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 07-20-2019, 08:33 PM
Replies: 1,378
Views: 75,386
Posted By FarmerChad
Sounds like you had a great day, as I did too....

Sounds like you had a great day, as I did too. Sounds like your well on the way to a good Market Season. Just remember the ups and downs we have discussed in the past.

I'll give you the secret to...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 07-19-2019, 03:01 PM
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Views: 75,386
Posted By FarmerChad
Indeed it is. The texture is very smooth, with a...

Indeed it is. The texture is very smooth, with a tight crumb. the Semolina gives the bread a natural buttery flavor.

Last Nights Market

Another thunderstorm and another disappointing night. All...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 07-17-2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 918
Views: 67,912
Posted By FarmerChad
T-posts, and string. All around the perimeter. ...

T-posts, and string. All around the perimeter.

Two bits, your flowers look good. As far as the roofing material, maybe birdhouses?
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 07-17-2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 1,378
Views: 75,386
Posted By FarmerChad
Dang, I wish I would have seen that recipe way...

Dang, I wish I would have seen that recipe way back in my Keto days. FarmerChad does like nachos. :D:

Anyhow, I have considered GF breads. I talked to a couple pro bakers who specialize in them. I...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 07-13-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 1,378
Views: 75,386
Posted By FarmerChad
Today's Market Home now, with my feet...

Today's Market

Home now, with my feet propped up. Just had pimento cheese and bacon on a leftover Onion Roll. Very tasty.

Today's Market was good, but it always is. I didn't sell out, but...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 07-12-2019, 07:58 AM
Replies: 1,378
Views: 75,386
Posted By FarmerChad
Last Night Market So yesterday was the...

Last Night Market

So yesterday was the Thursday Market, which runs from 4-8 PM. Thunderstorms and wind were being called for. I think an 80 percent chance? Some Vendors cancelled, some only stayed...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 07-10-2019, 01:59 PM
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Posted By FarmerChad
Last Nights Market So last night I had the...

Last Nights Market

So last night I had the opportunity to try out the Tuesday Market that so many Vendor friends have told me about. Long story short, it's was a bust. I was told that it was...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 07-09-2019, 12:12 AM
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Posted By FarmerChad
Believe me, I have been doing a good bit of...

Believe me, I have been doing a good bit of research the last couple weeks. I just had a feeling the KA wasn't going to go on much longer. Besides, I require a larger amount of dough then any KA on...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 07-08-2019, 06:19 PM
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Views: 75,386
Posted By FarmerChad
New Mixer Update So the Bosch Universal...

New Mixer Update

So the Bosch Universal Mixer arrived at about 245 today. By 3 I was prepping for mixing. I opted for a quadruple batch of bagel dough. According to my math, converting grams to...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 07-08-2019, 01:32 PM
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Posted By FarmerChad
It's overrated. :) I get caught up the first...

It's overrated. :)

I get caught up the first of the week. I'll admit though, I didn't go to the Sunday Market, yesterday. Told the wife I didn't have it in me. We went out of town for the 4th....
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 07-08-2019, 10:04 AM
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Posted By FarmerChad
Yeah, $455 later. :rolleyes: Anyhow, the...

Yeah, $455 later. :rolleyes:

Anyhow, the Heavy Duty KA is about 15 to 20 years old. I faintly remember my wife finding a good deal on it, on Black Friday one year. Its turned out a lot of product...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 07-07-2019, 08:50 PM
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Views: 75,386
Posted By FarmerChad
Sad News.. I meant to post earlier about...

Sad News..

I meant to post earlier about this, completely forgot. One of the best kitchen helpers I ever had..

https://i.imgur.com/TD7cYRAl.jpg

Friday evening I was mixing bagel dough when...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 07-07-2019, 06:33 AM
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Views: 75,386
Posted By FarmerChad
I was thinking along these lines, but never did...

I was thinking along these lines, but never did embark on that. I ended up just tossing the bread into the woods.



Time is always an issue. When I first started seriously considering baked...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 07-03-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 1,378
Views: 75,386
Posted By FarmerChad
They are mighty tasty. I ended up eating 3...

They are mighty tasty. I ended up eating 3 yesterday. :D:

Oddly enough, I'm using the hi-gluten bagel flour. That's what the NY Baker said to use. You would think they would be horribly tough and...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 07-02-2019, 08:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 309
Posted By FarmerChad
Congrats. My tomatoes were running behind a good...

Congrats. My tomatoes were running behind a good bit, all the way down here in the triad.

Have a happy 4th.:thumb:
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 07-02-2019, 02:25 PM
Replies: 1,378
Views: 75,386
Posted By FarmerChad
They really take the bread to the next level. ...

They really take the bread to the next level.



Not sure if your serious. :D:



Oh, I have to try my hardest to stay out of them. It's a challenge. :D:
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 07-02-2019, 06:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 843
Posted By FarmerChad
Thats my problem. I have hoards of wild...

Thats my problem. I have hoards of wild blackberries on my property. And they ain't worth squat. Maybe juice them and make syrup?
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 07-01-2019, 11:13 AM
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Views: 75,386
Posted By FarmerChad
Finally, some time to update and post pictures. ...

Finally, some time to update and post pictures.

Here's the run down. Monday and Tuesday are days where I get caught up on chores around the property. Also, recipe development on those days....
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 06-26-2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 1,378
Views: 75,386
Posted By FarmerChad
Good afternoon! Don't worry, I'm still...

Good afternoon!

Don't worry, I'm still above ground. I've been so busy, so obsessed, I have barely had time to do much of anything else, but go to the Markets. My bread/bakery business has really...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 05-14-2019, 07:58 AM
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Views: 75,386
Posted By FarmerChad
So Much To Do Been a bit since I posted....

So Much To Do

Been a bit since I posted. Just been really busy.

Saturday's Market was quite busy. Even with the threat of bad weather looming, customers were out in droves. Sunday's Market was...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 05-09-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 1,378
Views: 75,386
Posted By FarmerChad
Live From The Thursday Market At the...

Live From The Thursday Market

At the Thursday Market. The original Thursday Market. It's crazy slow, and not that many Vendors here. I'm thinking 8 PM won't come soon enough.
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 05-07-2019, 07:53 PM
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Views: 75,386
Posted By FarmerChad
It's exciting times in the garden! ...

It's exciting times in the garden!

https://i.imgur.com/6CScmt4l.jpg

The first signs of tomatoes! This is "Jasper". "Tommy Toe" I noticed today has a couple. "Eva Purple Ball" hasn't shown yet,...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 05-06-2019, 05:24 AM
Replies: 1,378
Views: 75,386
Posted By FarmerChad
Yesterday's Sunday Market wasn't super busy, but...

Yesterday's Sunday Market wasn't super busy, but well worth the time to go for a few hours. The weather was pretty crappy. Thunderstorms in the area, and on and off rain showers really slowed the...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 05-04-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 1,378
Views: 75,386
Posted By FarmerChad
Sounds like fun! Never know what goodies you...

Sounds like fun! Never know what goodies you might find.



Thought about whole heads. Really depends on the customers and the Market that your in. If I was going to do whole heads, I would...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 05-01-2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 40,420
Posted By FarmerChad
Let me be the first to welcome you back to your...

Let me be the first to welcome you back to your gardening thread!

Does seem like, for now at least, perennials are the way to go. Nothing wrong with that.
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 05-01-2019, 08:26 AM
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Views: 75,386
Posted By FarmerChad
This morning,bright and early, it was time to...

This morning,bright and early, it was time to start harvesting some lettuce.

https://i.imgur.com/nSkXT8El.jpg

For the best flavor, harvest in the morning, before the sun warms it up.
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