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Forum: Food and water 07-12-2020, 09:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 213
Posted By RobertSWMissouri
Will Victorio berry screen / Elderberry ?

Does anyone know if the berry screen for the Victorio Juicer / Strainer will process elderberries ?

I was going to try this year, thinking that if it would take blackberry seeds out it would...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 07-09-2020, 08:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,208
Posted By RobertSWMissouri
We do have relatives or close friends of...

We do have relatives or close friends of relatives who ask to come out (not much now), for DAY trips... to WORK. If they come, they WILL WORK. I save all the hard hot jobs like firewood and brush...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 06-24-2020, 09:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 287
Posted By RobertSWMissouri
1,000 to 1,500#/ acre is the 'book' answer, the...

1,000 to 1,500#/ acre is the 'book' answer, the couple times I grew them it was just at 900 #/Acre.

Guess: if grown in the garden at least 1,500#/ac. ?
100' row is just under 1/2 of a line...
Forum: General Discussion 06-23-2020, 08:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 486
Posted By RobertSWMissouri
Just had our second repair in 5 years on an...

Just had our second repair in 5 years on an electrolux french door bottom freezer. The first repair was the sensor over the ice cube holder, dropped down a little, ice hit it and broke.... repair...
Forum: Books, Movies & Stories 06-15-2020, 06:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,473
Posted By RobertSWMissouri
Ditto on would love to see more...

Ditto on would love to see more...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 06-15-2020, 06:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 482
Posted By RobertSWMissouri
I just use 2x4 wire, cut it down (I have some old...

I just use 2x4 wire, cut it down (I have some old 5' tall) to 2.5' tall, and make a circle around the trees in the chicken yard, and in the areas around the chicken yards for when I let them out to...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 06-15-2020, 06:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,053
Posted By RobertSWMissouri
I only found out last year that there are...

I only found out last year that there are improved var. of American persimmons.. MUCH larger, Fewer seeds, that have been also selected for better taste. I cut down 6 4 to 8" dia. wild persimmons...
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 06-13-2020, 01:20 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,604
Posted By RobertSWMissouri
Good question Country Boy, how long a hose do I...

Good question Country Boy, how long a hose do I want ? I was thinking the 'hydrant' somewhat close to the East end of the house (house is 12 to 18 wide, earth sheltered, 78 feet long, only the...
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 06-10-2020, 07:37 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,604
Posted By RobertSWMissouri
Hose roller sounds like a very good idea. No way...

Hose roller sounds like a very good idea. No way to dial back the pump though, I HAVE to run enough volume through it to keep from over pressure or burning up... no pressure control, no air tank etc....
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 06-09-2020, 07:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 860
Posted By RobertSWMissouri
What you put on the surface (and can dig in a...

What you put on the surface (and can dig in a little around the plants) will help.. but not as fast as you might like. I would use a liquid (Organic, use liquid fish, non-organic, Miracle grow),...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 06-09-2020, 07:16 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,428
Posted By RobertSWMissouri
As the cost has gone up, I have quit buying via...

As the cost has gone up, I have quit buying via mail, but would sure like the option. I may have less selection from a hatchery 50 miles away so it's really a toss up as to cost. I can see anyone who...
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 06-09-2020, 07:12 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,604
Posted By RobertSWMissouri
Suggestions for what size / type etc. ? I...

Suggestions for what size / type etc. ?

I have an irrigation pump pulling river water, with 2" lines run pretty much all over the farm with irrigation quick connect fittings. I have been thinking...
Forum: Food and water 06-09-2020, 06:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 791
Posted By RobertSWMissouri
We have 2, work well (once in a while a can will...

We have 2, work well (once in a while a can will hand up), use for the items we only store a case or two of. Work well for that.
Forum: Firearms General Discussion 06-08-2020, 06:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 176
Posted By RobertSWMissouri
Works well with Hornaday's equiv. ammo

I love this Sig.,

ran several box's of Hornaday's equiv. ammo through this without any problems at all.
Forum: Food and water 06-06-2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 694
Posted By RobertSWMissouri
Depends on how FINE the whole wheat is ground:...

Depends on how FINE the whole wheat is ground: what I can buy, 2/3's to 3/4'ths whole wheat. When I drag out the Dynamat grain mill and set it fine, 100% whole wheat.
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 06-02-2020, 06:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 785
Posted By RobertSWMissouri
Used to use sawdust.... now WIDER path's, and...

Used to use sawdust.... now WIDER path's, and white clover/grass. Run the mower through and a quick weed eat and done.
Forum: Health, Fitness and First Aid 05-18-2020, 06:58 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,482
Posted By RobertSWMissouri
As others have stated, deficits in essential...

As others have stated, deficits in essential fatty acids and other nutrients can impair memory, replacing can allow for repair. I suggest you look into two different things:
1. The Nunn study and...
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 05-17-2020, 08:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 557
Posted By RobertSWMissouri
why frame out walls ? That's a lot of lumber =...

why frame out walls ? That's a lot of lumber = cost. Just nail (ring shank galv.??) 2x6 treated bottom board then 2x4's every 2-3 feet horizontal on the outside of the 6x6's and screw the metal to...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 05-15-2020, 08:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,246
Posted By RobertSWMissouri
Love the Victorio, tomatoes, apples and pears are...

Love the Victorio, tomatoes, apples and pears are all I have ever run through it. Half the prices, no noise, and it does NOT take any muscle to turn the crank. I have moved to a KitchenAide for bread...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 05-06-2020, 07:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 659
Posted By RobertSWMissouri
I tried them, found out needed to be varmint...

I tried them, found out needed to be varmint proof, put extensions on all 4 corners to hold a hot wire about 3" out from the 'tractor' and 3" up from the ground. Used an extension cord to bring...
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 05-04-2020, 06:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 926
Posted By RobertSWMissouri
What brand is that BunkerBuster ? I know the pro...

What brand is that BunkerBuster ? I know the pro models are very pricey, I have seen "cheap" one's in the $70-150 range, and wondered how they worked in real life.
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 05-03-2020, 07:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 926
Posted By RobertSWMissouri
I have the Stihl file guide, the only one that...

I have the Stihl file guide, the only one that really works for me... I found a supplier who makes this for Stihl and it was about $10 cheaper if I remember. Works GREAT to sharpen a saw... unless I...
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 05-03-2020, 09:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 926
Posted By RobertSWMissouri
Marley's chain saw sharpner ???

I just had an ad pop up for:

https://shopmarleys.com/products/chainsaw-teeth-sharpener?fbclid=IwAR3QLSvgu0NTTachZeKcsN6Jjz5SadRjwtXIIUxs9hkfMhsW7vPwQeu-xf8

This looks WAY TOO EASY, I can see...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 05-01-2020, 08:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,205
Posted By RobertSWMissouri
SW Missouri: My 2 3-year old females look great,...

SW Missouri: My 2 3-year old females look great, did get nipped by the last frost, lost the outer 1/4 of the leaves ? My male died last spring, planted TWO More late summer, both grew a little....
Forum: Food and water 05-01-2020, 08:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 670
Posted By RobertSWMissouri
Any advice ? We have a Kitchen aid pro stand...

Any advice ? We have a Kitchen aid pro stand mixer, have not made our own sausage in years, but like the idea that we could.... and I see a lot of choices. I 'assume' metal is better, but ???
...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 04-17-2020, 07:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 396
Posted By RobertSWMissouri
Enough light question ? I use 1/2 of a white poly...

Enough light question ? I use 1/2 of a white poly 55gal. drum, put a gallon jug of water on each side of the plant, one plant per 1/2 drum in them and put one over each of the tomatoes and peppers a...
Forum: The Tech Zone 04-15-2020, 06:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,271
Posted By RobertSWMissouri
Was talking with my son-in-law a few weeks ago...

Was talking with my son-in-law a few weeks ago about a fire pit.... he has new smart phone. About a hour later he get's some ad's trying to sell fire pits... listening to what you say when it's just...
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 04-11-2020, 06:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,301
Posted By RobertSWMissouri
How about a 2-holer composting ? We built one...

How about a 2-holer composting ?
We built one set into a slope, each side opened into a 4x4x4 concrete block 'pit' (concrete floor in the pit), more importantly 6" PVC 30' up in the air for lots of...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 04-05-2020, 08:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,255
Posted By RobertSWMissouri
Which is why you have at least some raised...

Which is why you have at least some raised beds.....
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 04-05-2020, 08:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 536
Posted By RobertSWMissouri
Dragon's Tongue has always done better for me...

Dragon's Tongue has always done better for me than any other; flat pods are yellow with purple markings.
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 04-04-2020, 06:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 242
Posted By RobertSWMissouri
I Katahdins, and culling is the best thing to do....

I Katahdins, and culling is the best thing to do. I never keep a ewe that will not RAISE to weaning how every many lambs she has; triplets are great IF she can raise them lambing out on pasture AND...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 04-04-2020, 06:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 728
Posted By RobertSWMissouri
"Gardening when it counts" by Steve Solomon ...

"Gardening when it counts" by Steve Solomon

Know WHEN to plant (hint, here is SW MO MOST of the cool season crops need to go in EARLY to do decent, but make MUCH BETTER fall crops / over winter...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 04-03-2020, 07:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 390
Posted By RobertSWMissouri
Surround (clay) ? ...

Surround (clay) ? https://amesorchardandnursery.com/apples/
Forum: Food and water 04-03-2020, 07:26 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,294
Posted By RobertSWMissouri
Adapter idea ? 30 years ago, I used a 400gal....

Adapter idea ? 30 years ago, I used a 400gal. stainless steel bulk milk tank in my water supply (gravity), I just crimped down a short piece of stainless pipe that I already had (with the special...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 04-02-2020, 03:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,773
Posted By RobertSWMissouri
Nothing is better than soap and water... but NOT...

Nothing is better than soap and water... but NOT PRACTICAL at times. If you HAVE to go some place (gas station, get gas (outside pay) for the tiller as you did not have stored) you are sill touching...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 04-02-2020, 02:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 242
Posted By RobertSWMissouri
I try really hard NOT to have bottle lambs.... ...

I try really hard NOT to have bottle lambs.... almost always the rare "bummer" lamb can be grafted onto another ewe using a head gate (if both are 1 day old / first day of lambing, 3 days in head...
Forum: DIY - Do It Yourself 03-31-2020, 06:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 533
Posted By RobertSWMissouri
I have put up many gutters over the years. The...

I have put up many gutters over the years. The last 2 I put up was two building about 30 years ago... 5 years ago I replaced them with seamless gutters. Yes more expensive, but no seam drips / need...
Forum: Food and water 03-30-2020, 05:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,172
Posted By RobertSWMissouri
2011 Yeast: Just made a batch of bread, from...

2011 Yeast: Just made a batch of bread, from yeast I just pulled from the freezer. Expired April, 2011. 1# bag, from Sam's club, in original pack and a zip lock. Worked great, used usual amount.
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 03-30-2020, 05:00 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,607
Posted By RobertSWMissouri
Shiitake, spinach, kale, comfrey, radish,...

Shiitake, spinach, kale, comfrey, radish, cilantro. Chinese cabbage, bok choy and lettuce just about ready. SW Missouri.
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 03-28-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,278
Posted By RobertSWMissouri
Chickens will tear up the ground; we tried a...

Chickens will tear up the ground; we tried a chicken tractor but did not work well for us. What has worked is a solid, slab-on-grade well insulated / well vented house with lot's of glass on the...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 03-27-2020, 07:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,255
Posted By RobertSWMissouri
SW Missouri: Potato planing day is "St. Patric's...

SW Missouri: Potato planing day is "St. Patric's Day" = most years here in this valley my potato's will get frosted, I add a week to that; for the last 10 years I have been planting then I hear the...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 03-23-2020, 11:42 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,396
Posted By RobertSWMissouri
Planting early: Plant covers.

Last frost date here is April 20, but we are down in a valley, it's really at least 2 weeks later for us most years.

One year I tried 1/2 a plastic barrel to sit over the plants... worked well. ...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 03-23-2020, 08:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 710
Posted By RobertSWMissouri
I bought one of these: ...

I bought one of these:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07PBNCX5G/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

to start EARLY plants (peppers to prune and still get large before time to...
Forum: Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum 03-20-2020, 07:26 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,391
Posted By RobertSWMissouri
It was 'required schooling' that all of my kids...

It was 'required schooling' that all of my kids growing up knew how to kill, skin, gut, and cook a squirrel.
Forum: Food and water 03-18-2020, 06:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 816
Posted By RobertSWMissouri
We used the Sawyer on a trip out west a couple...

We used the Sawyer on a trip out west a couple years ago, never noticed any taste issues.
Forum: Polls and Surveys 03-16-2020, 07:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,077
Posted By RobertSWMissouri
45#, BUT, IF I have to carry it, it will be JUST...

45#, BUT, IF I have to carry it, it will be JUST until I can reach a spot where I can pare it down. Will not need winter gear in the summer for example. I tried having 'winter' bag, and a 'summer'...
Forum: Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 03-16-2020, 09:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,117
Posted By RobertSWMissouri
No, just have a physical location for each item,...

No, just have a physical location for each item, and if use one from the front, order one (or put it on the shopping list to buy the next time it's on sale). I know myself well enough to know I would...
Forum: Food and water 03-15-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 645
Posted By RobertSWMissouri
For MOST of the country, RO is NOT NEEDED. Some...

For MOST of the country, RO is NOT NEEDED. Some places it IS, depends on what contaminates are in the water. If not sure for your area, TEST your water.

For MOST of the country, a simple whole...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 03-09-2020, 09:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 314
Posted By RobertSWMissouri
Lot cheaper than I expected...... If you use...

Lot cheaper than I expected......

If you use the makers web sites for how many to put down per sq. ft. - AND more are cheaper, my cost for enough for 4,000 sq. ft. (2,000 sq. ft. garden + I did...
Forum: Coronavirus 03-04-2020, 07:30 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,230
Posted By RobertSWMissouri
NeilMed makes a sinus rinse bottle that I like...

NeilMed makes a sinus rinse bottle that I like better, some people like the bottle, some like the netipot

Sterile water (boil in stainless steel) AND be SURE it's the right strength: ...
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