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Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading Today, 11:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 303
Posted By barnetmill
Suggestions on the safes. Make them bigger than...

Suggestions on the safes. Make them bigger than the doors and put them in place prior to putting the walls up. In more urban settings thieves have stolen tow trucks to snatch safes out of business...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading Yesterday, 10:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 303
Posted By barnetmill
I never did it. But I was thinking of just...

I never did it. But I was thinking of just building a basic shelter and have an RV that I would drive up there that had the kitchen and bathroom in it.
The shelter would be a simple room with...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 08-21-2019, 11:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 547
Posted By barnetmill
ImStillHere ImStillHere is offline Wrong Side...

ImStillHere ImStillHere is offline
Wrong Side of Heaven

Older story.....

We had heavy rains in 92, several ranchers had dammed up a seasonal creeks. They had them for years, and no issues...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 08-21-2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 547
Posted By barnetmill
I would be careful about using fill dirt since at...

I would be careful about using fill dirt since at least where I am at in NWFL, the fine particle portion of our fill dirt is the prime ingredient problem sediments that have high affinity for many...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 08-19-2019, 06:49 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,289
Posted By barnetmill
Could the bull have jumped that fence. A friend...

Could the bull have jumped that fence. A friend my as a boy was chased by bull once. he jumped a fence so did the bull. IIRC he ran into a pond and the bull stopped.
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 08-13-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 232
Posted By barnetmill
I have an Anna apple and it is resistant to our...

I have an Anna apple and it is resistant to our diseases and low chill. The Joy apple from just fruits and exotics is another self fertile apple, but I think the anna tastes better. The joy is...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 08-11-2019, 10:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 255
Posted By barnetmill
Could they be something like this. Wakulla...

Could they be something like this. Wakulla Multiplier Onion They are out of stock at the moment and I suspect if you email them you could get more information. Location: Just Fruits and Exotics...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 08-09-2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,289
Posted By barnetmill
Some states have harsh penalties for cattle...

Some states have harsh penalties for cattle rustling.
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 08-08-2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 232
Posted By barnetmill
For the deep south where i live (NW FL) there are...

For the deep south where i live (NW FL) there are disease resistant self fertile apples. I suspect the same is true for most places in the USA. I suggest that you do more searching to find a...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 08-02-2019, 09:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 709
Posted By barnetmill
I have read that sometimes mulberry to osage. ...

I have read that sometimes mulberry to osage. actually there is the possibility of grafting between it and other members of the family, Moraceae.
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 08-02-2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 709
Posted By barnetmill
Yes it is used for rootstock for che and maybe...

Yes it is used for rootstock for che and maybe some other things.
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 07-29-2019, 04:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 709
Posted By barnetmill
I have two varieties of thornless honey locust...

I have two varieties of thornless honey locust growing. They are said to be most attractive to bees. Bass Pecan Nursery in MS sells them.
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 07-29-2019, 04:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 709
Posted By barnetmill
How are they growing for you. Sounds interesting.

How are they growing for you. Sounds interesting.
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 07-29-2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 709
Posted By barnetmill
Coastal texas, louisiana, mississippi, alabama,...

Coastal texas, louisiana, mississippi, alabama, northwestern florida. mostly zone 8b-9a.
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 07-28-2019, 06:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 318
Posted By barnetmill
thanks for the options. I have never liked...

thanks for the options. I have never liked internet storage options since I do not want other people to have control of my data, but the other options look good.
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 07-27-2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 709
Posted By barnetmill
Osage orange north gulf coast area??

Anyone one in the northern gulf coastal area growing osage orange. I thought it might be an interesting tree to grow.

apparently they will grow in the Florida
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 07-13-2019, 01:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 252
Posted By barnetmill
That is the european chestnut and it is the...

That is the european chestnut and it is the American Chestnut, Castanea dentata, that is going extinct.
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 07-13-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 252
Posted By barnetmill
They have supposedly just added just one gene,...

They have supposedly just added just one gene, but does it have other impacts/ That is what they are looking at I am sure. If it does not grow the same it is not worth while. They are going allow...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 07-12-2019, 08:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 252
Posted By barnetmill
GMO American Chestnuts??

I came across this article as click bait. https://psmag.com/ideas/most-controversial-tree-in-the-world-gmo-genetic-engineering?utm_source=pocket-newtab
We are indeed entering a brave new world. ...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 07-06-2019, 06:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,941
Posted By barnetmill
A bullet that completely misses the target is not...

A bullet that completely misses the target is not worth so much no matter what the caliber other than the noise or flash. Even .22 pistols have killed charging black bears with brain shots.
I say...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 07-06-2019, 04:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,941
Posted By barnetmill
Most do not realize just how well a 9x19...

Most do not realize just how well a 9x19 parabellum will penetrate with right projectiles and that is important. Mine hold between 15 and 16 rounds relative to the magazine capacity giving you more...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 07-06-2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,941
Posted By barnetmill
I do not recommend people encounters either and...

I do not recommend people encounters either and prefer to have a gun when in public.
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 07-06-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,941
Posted By barnetmill
Having a gun is not a guarantee that you will not...

Having a gun is not a guarantee that you will not be hurt, but honestly your chances for survival go up in contrast to being barehanded.
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 07-05-2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,941
Posted By barnetmill
Statistics need to be examined. Most gun related...

Statistics need to be examined. Most gun related homicides are suicides. But you are concerned with murders: If you deal drugs, live in a place where there is drug dealing, or have problems with...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 07-05-2019, 06:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 796
Posted By barnetmill
That point is a little north above Crestview, fl....

That point is a little north above Crestview, fl. just a little south of the AL border.
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 07-05-2019, 06:50 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,941
Posted By barnetmill
Seriously friend complacency is not a good thing...

Seriously friend complacency is not a good thing to have when you life is on the line. Yes most bears will flee, but there is always the possibility of one that will not. But it is big boys rules...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 07-04-2019, 07:32 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,941
Posted By barnetmill
An electric fence is what I am thinking since at...

An electric fence is what I am thinking since at the moment I have dogs which could get hurt in a fight with bears if the bears stand their ground. If I kill a bear to save the dogs I could be...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 07-04-2019, 07:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 796
Posted By barnetmill
I would check out on how the russians do it in...

I would check out on how the russians do it in the north. But of course zone 9 in FL is more conducive to winter gardening than is Wyoming.
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 07-03-2019, 08:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,941
Posted By barnetmill
usually bears will run from dogs, except when...

usually bears will run from dogs, except when they do not.
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 07-03-2019, 08:25 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,941
Posted By barnetmill
I hope you have some heavy buckshot loads or some...

I hope you have some heavy buckshot loads or some other effective backup available for backup. black bears are capable of attacking.

unfortunately in FL the state FWC would really get on you...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 07-02-2019, 10:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,941
Posted By barnetmill
If I got an electrified fence it would help out a...

If I got an electrified fence it would help out a lot for sure.
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 07-02-2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,941
Posted By barnetmill
Bears have become a real problem in my area of...

Bears have become a real problem in my area of NWFL and while the endangered state of FL status has been lessen, it is easier to kill a human in self defense than a bear relative to the way FWC gets...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 06-29-2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,082
Posted By barnetmill
P. Betulaefolia is what most nurseries use for...

P. Betulaefolia is what most nurseries use for asian pear rootstock. Moist is not the same as water logged soil. The part of my soil that is not water logged is moist for long stretches when it...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 06-28-2019, 11:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,082
Posted By barnetmill
Pears, including asians should not be planted on...

Pears, including asians should not be planted on water logged soils. Moist soils with good roots stock should be ok, waterlogged no.

I am not saying it can not be done, but pears are not wet...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 06-27-2019, 06:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 979
Posted By barnetmill
a 14 year drought following multiple other...

a 14 year drought following multiple other droughts is hard to prepared for https://www.learner.org/exhibits/collapse/chacocanyon.html
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 06-25-2019, 11:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 820
Posted By barnetmill
I have thought about plant kudzu, but pulled back...

I have thought about plant kudzu, but pulled back from doing so because it could get away from me and take over.
Are there any varieties that are better for human consumption than others.
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 06-25-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 820
Posted By barnetmill
Read somewhere that kudzu was edible. Is Kudzu...

Read somewhere that kudzu was edible. Is Kudzu related to soy beans and other similar legumes since it is attacked by the same stinkbug?
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 06-25-2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 339
Posted By barnetmill
Did some quick searching and found claim for one...

Did some quick searching and found claim for one hibiscus being hardy to zone 7, but 10 and 11 seem to be best.
So looks like a bit of research is needed to pick the right one for my area of NW...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 06-25-2019, 08:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 339
Posted By barnetmill
For people in temperature areas like the USA it...

For people in temperature areas like the USA it certainly helps to mention hardiness zone for new plants.
I live in a reasonably warm area, but it is zone 8b and we do have winter. We are usually...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 06-23-2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,082
Posted By barnetmill
Persimmons grow wild on my place like weeds, but...

Persimmons grow wild on my place like weeds, but like the drier better drained up land areas and I get 60 inches of rain per year. They do not grow in the wetlands naturally next to my creek. ...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 06-23-2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,082
Posted By barnetmill
i wonder about persimmons for water saturated...

i wonder about persimmons for water saturated soil. Paw paws might be better assuming at least the upper foot of the soil is above the water table.
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 06-22-2019, 05:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,082
Posted By barnetmill
Cranberries ?

Cranberries ?
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 06-18-2019, 11:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 692
Posted By barnetmill
Like everything else food prices are a mixture of...

Like everything else food prices are a mixture of supply and demand and what ever the big agribusinesses can manage relative to pushing up prices.
I would think with the gradual increase of wealth...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 06-18-2019, 12:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 832
Posted By barnetmill
Part of the county maintained street in front of...

Part of the county maintained street in front of my a house as it ascends a hill interrupted an underground water flow. The seepage was causing little sink holes to form under the pavement. They...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 06-16-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 42,282
Posted By barnetmill
My experience with store bought unrefrigerated...

My experience with store bought unrefrigerated eggs is that some how fruit flies get into to them and they spoil. I buy when they are cheap the thin shelled jumbo size for my dogs. I quit eating...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 06-14-2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,983
Posted By barnetmill
They are said to make excellent firewood also. ...

They are said to make excellent firewood also. but I would suggest grafting and working the trees to cultivars that will do better for you. But first you need to know which varieties would be more...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 06-14-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,983
Posted By barnetmill
New diseases and new versions of old diseases are...

New diseases and new versions of old diseases are traveling the country.
I do grow some Asian pears that have the low chill hours needed for our region NWFL. Some are susceptible to fireblight. ...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 06-14-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,983
Posted By barnetmill
I have very poor soil and normally do not...

I have very poor soil and normally do not fertilize because I never get around to doing so. Sometimes over application of fertilizer is not good. Also sometimes pruning will help and I assume your...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 06-14-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,983
Posted By barnetmill
planting seeds for many fruits is a crap shoot as...

planting seeds for many fruits is a crap shoot as to what you will get. I do not know how cherries are. Many citrus will breed true from seeds in being like the parent that produce the orange. ...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 06-03-2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 872
Posted By barnetmill
dandelions for survival?

Apparently dandelions are a very useful plant

Below are links to a youtube video on the Dandelion
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyePMeGE3CI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyePMeGE3CI...
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