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Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading Yesterday, 03:03 PM
Replies: 898
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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 Yesterday, 08:00 AM
Replies: 1,348
Views: 70,662
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: 1,348
Views: 70,662
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: 1,348
Views: 70,662
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
Replies: 1,348
Views: 70,662
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
Replies: 1,348
Views: 70,662
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
Replies: 1,348
Views: 70,662
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
Replies: 1,348
Views: 70,662
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
Replies: 1,348
Views: 70,662
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
Replies: 1,348
Views: 70,662
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
Replies: 1,348
Views: 70,662
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: 1,348
Views: 70,662
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: 235
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: 1,348
Views: 70,662
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: 597
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
Replies: 1,348
Views: 70,662
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: 1,348
Views: 70,662
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
Replies: 1,348
Views: 70,662
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: 1,348
Views: 70,662
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
Replies: 1,348
Views: 70,662
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: 1,348
Views: 70,662
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: 1,348
Views: 70,662
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: 257
Views: 39,411
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
Replies: 1,348
Views: 70,662
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.
...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 04-30-2019, 08:06 PM
Replies: 1,182
Views: 81,444
Posted By FarmerChad
Sciatica sure is fun. I had to stop driving with...

Sciatica sure is fun. I had to stop driving with a wallet in my rear pocket...

I have had the same trouble with acorn squash. It seems to be a very slow germinator, for whatever reason.:o:
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 04-30-2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,225
Posted By FarmerChad
I don't know if this makes you feel any more...

I don't know if this makes you feel any more optimistic, but the wood chips are pretty safe. I know i read this somewhere, but couldn't guess at this point where that might be. Anyhow, here's why....
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 04-30-2019, 02:46 PM
Replies: 1,348
Views: 70,662
Posted By FarmerChad
Of course I remember you! Long time no see.:D: ...

Of course I remember you! Long time no see.:D:

I suppose it depends on the bush bean in question. The Roma II beans pretty much stand up on their own accord. They might eventually get a little...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 04-29-2019, 08:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,225
Posted By FarmerChad
In my experience and experiments with the wood...

In my experience and experiments with the wood mulch that I can get for $20 a truck load, it's a world of difference in the long run. Soil is made, the wood breaks down curtesy of Mother Nature and...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 04-29-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 1,348
Views: 70,662
Posted By FarmerChad
https://i.imgur.com/1vvoVval.jpg Just a...

https://i.imgur.com/1vvoVval.jpg

Just a point of interest. This is the new sprinkler that I mentioned earlier. Also, these are Buttercrunch lettuces. Doing very well in the city compost, I might...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 04-29-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 1,348
Views: 70,662
Posted By FarmerChad
You always have interesting thoughts on my...

You always have interesting thoughts on my troubling topics at hand. :D:

In general I agree with the statement about wholesale eroding my profits. But, I can also only move so much product thru...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 04-25-2019, 08:43 PM
Replies: 1,348
Views: 70,662
Posted By FarmerChad
Thursday Market The market was kinda slow. I...

Thursday Market

The market was kinda slow. I still made more then last week, so that's a plus.

Now, here's where it gets interesting. A very small, local grocery store is seriously interested...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 04-25-2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,264
Posted By FarmerChad
Certainly no radish expert, but some folks use...

Certainly no radish expert, but some folks use them in place of potatoes in a recipe. Or say 50/50 with potatoes.
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 04-25-2019, 03:22 PM
Replies: 1,348
Views: 70,662
Posted By FarmerChad
Some much need tasks accomplished today. Although...

Some much need tasks accomplished today. Although it got up about 83 degrees today, it's been cloudy. It's been very pleasant to do chores outside. Had a couple sprinkles, but nothing to take cover...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 04-24-2019, 09:01 PM
Replies: 1,348
Views: 70,662
Posted By FarmerChad
Hey, give it a try. What's that worst that can...

Hey, give it a try. What's that worst that can happen?

Being Busy

This morning I woke up feeling under the weather. The idea of standing on hard concrete, for a few hours, while peddling plants...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 04-22-2019, 08:03 PM
Replies: 1,348
Views: 70,662
Posted By FarmerChad
Yes, yes I have. I realize it's not for...

Yes, yes I have.

I realize it's not for everybody. It's all about how you like to grow, and what your goals are. I have never noticed any issues with fungal disorders or diseases when there is...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 04-20-2019, 09:02 PM
Replies: 1,348
Views: 70,662
Posted By FarmerChad
I will answer all your questions with one, very...

I will answer all your questions with one, very accurate word.

"Randomly"

I just tossed the seed, then scattered it as I raked it into the soil. To improve air flow, I'm going to buy a couple...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 04-20-2019, 04:44 AM
Replies: 1,348
Views: 70,662
Posted By FarmerChad
Yeah, I'm curious too.:D: Generally...

Yeah, I'm curious too.:D:

Generally speaking, most folks in the gardening world are ready. I think. But, a lot of them are conservative when it comes to actually planting out. My peak of plant...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 04-20-2019, 04:32 AM
Replies: 1,182
Views: 81,444
Posted By FarmerChad
Can't say that I have ever seen one like it....

Can't say that I have ever seen one like it. Grant it, I generally avoid work that involves a hoe. Would much rather lay down mulch, and pull the occasional errant weed. But interesting none the...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 04-19-2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 1,348
Views: 70,662
Posted By FarmerChad
This morning, I decided it was time to prune the...

This morning, I decided it was time to prune the mater plants.

https://i.imgur.com/dVvUs3Il.jpg

Starting to get a little bushy. These are growing at a steady pace. I want to keep them pruned,...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 04-19-2019, 06:22 AM
Replies: 1,348
Views: 70,662
Posted By FarmerChad
Thursday Market Leftovers It wasn't a...

Thursday Market Leftovers

It wasn't a complete dud, but a far cry from last weeks Market. Sometimes it comes and goes. That's a fact that you have to face. Most of the folks that were coming,...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 04-19-2019, 05:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 600
Posted By FarmerChad
Couple of my favorites, The local hardware...

Couple of my favorites,

The local hardware store

NESeed

Totally Tomatoes

Harris Seeds
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 04-18-2019, 05:17 PM
Replies: 1,348
Views: 70,662
Posted By FarmerChad
Well much to my surprise I had 72 Cucumbers to...

Well much to my surprise I had 72 Cucumbers to transplant earlier. This year I went with Straight 8s. I put 4 plants per 15 gallon pot. I have 5 pots left unplanted, so I'll sow some seeds directly...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 04-18-2019, 07:35 AM
Replies: 1,348
Views: 70,662
Posted By FarmerChad
Somehow I forgot to share this picture, last...

Somehow I forgot to share this picture, last nights dinner. Nothing important, but a great way to end the day..

https://i.imgur.com/O0m3Ep5l.jpg

Pork Chops dusted with seasoned flour, then pan...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 04-17-2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 1,348
Views: 70,662
Posted By FarmerChad
Well the Market ended on an uptick. Each week I...

Well the Market ended on an uptick. Each week I bring home more cash, so I can't really complain too much.

Now that warm weather is upon us, time to get at it. Still have some clean up work to...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 04-17-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 1,348
Views: 70,662
Posted By FarmerChad
Business finally decided to pick up a little....

Business finally decided to pick up a little. Worth my time to come down here. Talked to a few interesting folks. Sometime making new contacts makes up the difference.
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 04-17-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 1,348
Views: 70,662
Posted By FarmerChad
So, I've been busy this week. I'll post pictures...

So, I've been busy this week. I'll post pictures later (hopefully). Let's say it involves shoveling 2 tons of compost. Just trying to get everything ready and going. Hopefully tomorrow morning I can...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 04-15-2019, 07:24 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,449
Posted By FarmerChad
Exact-a-mundo. I think CA. wants rural folks to...

Exact-a-mundo. I think CA. wants rural folks to register their wells. All for the good of course. :rolleyes:



You make several good points. People are getting by, but that's about it.
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 04-14-2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 1,348
Views: 70,662
Posted By FarmerChad
https://i.imgur.com/QU36b1Sl.jpg The...

https://i.imgur.com/QU36b1Sl.jpg

The Buttercrunch is popping up. All 5 trays are showing good germination. Out of all the lettuces I tried this year, the Buttercrunch has been my hands down...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 04-14-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,449
Posted By FarmerChad
And to think, all those small family farms that...

And to think, all those small family farms that applied for the grant money to build greenhouses. I'm sure the .gov would be more then happy to go thru the docs, to find out exactly where all these...
Forum: Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 04-14-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 1,182
Views: 81,444
Posted By FarmerChad
That's pretty much what I tell my customers....

That's pretty much what I tell my customers. Don't disturb the roots.:thumb:
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