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April 1, 2022 at 8:18 am #48614
Welcome to April everyone!
April 1, 2022 at 12:33 pm #48632Anonymous
April 2, 2022 at 10:08 am #48663
Yeah, that is about right.
April 2, 2022 at 7:28 pm #48690Anonymous
Great day today in weather and work accomplished.
We moved the compost bins and added a leaf compost bin. Did some cleanup. I got an old hot water heater free to make feeders out of. Checked the cattle and caught up on keeping records.
Oh snakes are out so watch where them fingers are going
I’m hearing rumbling about oil and filters becoming short supplied. How bout y’all? Hearing or seeing anything?
I saw this. It’s supposed to be funny but I’m not laughing
April 3, 2022 at 10:58 am #48703
Sunny but cool day yesterday.
Did yard work, picked up branches that had fallen (the big ones that could wreck the lawn mower).
Today, it is snowing again right now. But, melting as soon as it hits the ground. Supposed to turn to rain here shortly. Glad I already walked the dog.
April 4, 2022 at 10:52 am #48751BarrensHomeyParticipant
Used my wife’s battery powered chainsaw to go to work on the hugelkultur pile. Li Batteries don’t charge well or last very long after a winter stored away in the cold, but the loose branches are getting under control. Will the batteries recover as the weather warms up?
April 4, 2022 at 10:53 am #48752Anonymous
During the cold I tend to bring them inside. I know my phone is often inoperable because of the cold if I don’t keep it next to my body while working and hunting.
April 4, 2022 at 12:16 pm #48754
They dont do well in the heat either. Batteries stay inside, and in a cooler, vs a tool box.
April 11, 2022 at 6:37 pm #49005
This week was dentist week and I need a root canal. And yes the tooth has been hurting like all heck.Nice to be reminded on how much tooth pain impacts your decision making. Elderlies have 2 weeks worth of food for storm season, so halfway there. It took 2 weeks for things to get back to normal with Irma and now with supply chain and cost issues, I am ramping it up to 4. For first aid, I’ll get instant ice packs, so thats also on the list.I think they are ok for other first aid supplies.
I am on dollardays’ email list and they have bulk clothes. The sock inventory looked decent and reasonable. If you need socks, it may be worth a look
April 12, 2022 at 9:27 am #49024Anonymous
It’s been busy. Had it not been for advanced medical care I woulda lost my wife last week despite my best efforts. Grim reality if we lose that care as many across the pond have discovered through war or natural events.
Planted lettuce today cause it can take cool weather which is still a possibility though right now it can’t decide if the tornados will put out the wildfires or what’ll happen next
Its dry here. Too dry
My niece and husband hatched out their first chicks yesterday. Pretty proud of them as they’ve come along and are embracing the lifestyle. These will be butcher chickens, the regulars are for laying. The hogs are bout ready for market and the steers are doing good. We will be planting the big family garden soon. I got her started on canning last weekend.
y’all stay safe
April 12, 2022 at 9:22 pm #49048
Whoa Matt, I am glad she is ok.
Decent Medical care is something thats part of my relocation binder. All is good in the boonies until you need to get to a level 1 trauma center.
April 14, 2022 at 9:40 am #49115Anonymous
It wasn’t trauma but rather infection from kidney stones it turns out. She went from “my back hurts” to me saying “what I’m doing ain’t working” in 24hrs and she was septic.
It’s the little things that’ll get ya. Without the advanced care it woulda been another 24hrs then death. That’s the reality of life without advanced care. Even now it’s me administering IV antibiotics a few weeks then surgery
On a brighter note I got in my mulberry collection netting 14×14 with 1/4 holes
I tried a tarp last year. It rained a lot and I ended up with soup often.
April 13, 2022 at 3:12 pm #49083Anonymous
Well my homemade feeder from the air compressor is working well
I picked red buds to make jelly
Cleaned up a burn pile the previous owner had left in the pasture. Don’t need this in my tires or cattle
Need some rain hopefully without the tornadoes
April 15, 2022 at 9:18 am #49157
didnt know you could eat redbuds either! looks good, wish I had a tree, they are pretty. good thing you did clean up that mess, shame owner left it…..stay well and safe….
April 15, 2022 at 11:03 am #49164Anonymous
I just got done making the jelly. Let it sit and see if it sets up and I actually have “jelly” or a drink 😂
This is my first jelly. Wife usually does it but she’s down and I need to learn.
April 16, 2022 at 7:46 am #49190
sorry about your wife…sure hope she’s doing better!!! how’d your jelly turn out? Good wishes, and God bless…HAPPY EASTER to yall!!!
April 16, 2022 at 8:07 am #49192Anonymous
its a little runny. Even tried to fix it last night but I don’t think it’s set up like it should. Tastes great but I’m thinking maybe I didn’t get something right in the jelling process
April 15, 2022 at 10:44 am #49163
THAT is what you meant by the air compressor feeder! Now I get it!
We had a light frost this morning. Might even get a dusting of snow Sat night.
April 17, 2022 at 9:12 am #49235Anonymous
Happy Easter to those that celebrate and those that don’t have a great day too
April 18, 2022 at 8:37 am #49262Anonymous
Spring planting day! Getting them seedlings in the ground. The start of real tornado season, allergies but the end of wildfires IF we ever get rain 😂
April 18, 2022 at 8:45 am #49263
nice gloomy day & chance of rain. cold front coming so tomato plants still inside in Back porch.Went to BOL for the weekend,no phone ,no internet,took Motor home parked in the field, i had a nice time, Mowed a lot of grass, just rested .Got up yesterday morning watched a Beautiful Sunrise.,never know if it might be my last, now back in richmond,va 100.s of e-mails, several spam phone calls, cat was happy im home.
have a great Day to all.
April 19, 2022 at 9:57 am #49305
I harvested my first tomato yesterday. We are getting some rain, but not much. Rainy season officially starts in May.
April 20, 2022 at 10:32 am #49334Anonymous
Got both gardens planted. Backs sore 😂
I think garden math = chicken math
April 20, 2022 at 11:28 am #49338
Well yesterday was interesting.
We got 5-6 inches of snow. Power was off and on all day. I quit resetting the digital clocks after the second outage.
Got another 4 inches of snow last night. Temps in and around the low to mid 30s so it is the heavy wet kinda snow. Lots of down tree limbs.
April 20, 2022 at 1:20 pm #49351
glad power back on . No snow on my side of mountains . high today 58 cool.
take care all.
April 21, 2022 at 3:55 pm #49397
Going to be out of office starting tomorrow till next Wed.
Going to see family.
See ya all then!
April 21, 2022 at 4:14 pm #49399Anonymous
April 22, 2022 at 10:43 pm #49450Olivia GreenParticipant
Cost of some things here in SW WA.
At WINCO 32oz Zoi yogurt; 8-21 2.78, 11-21 3.65, 12-21 3.21, 1-22 2.88, 2-22 2.88, 3-22 3.21, 4-22 3.21
Safeway brand bacon 7-21 3# package $8.97
4-22 same size pkg $17.97
Costco regular gas 11-21 $3.299, 12-21 $3.279, 1-22 $3.469, 1-22 $3.499, 2-22, $3.469, 3-22 $4.329, 4-22 $4.139
I believe that here on the ‘left’ coast things are not very different than ‘usual’. Maybe to keep those more liberal happy. For a while at the grocery store no packages of 6 avacados in the mesh bags. And in the bin section salted peanuts disappeared for about 5 weeks.
The cost of all fresh meats has gone up a lot. But don’t eat much so coasting on what is in the freezer. If/when i run out have canned tuna, chicken, beef, Spam.
take care.. olivia
April 23, 2022 at 7:35 am #49462Anonymous
Thx for that report
I grabbed a bag of chicken wings one day and it was $8 and there were 9 wings in it. 😠
April 23, 2022 at 11:48 am #49475
$1.64 for celery, and this was at Walmart, crazy.
Got a dehydrator, returned it cause the temps were in 10 degree increments. Didnt say that in the description. An all stainless steel one arrived today; even though it was smaller the weight difference was significant. This one has temperature increments in 5 degrees. I think the only ones with 1 degree are the excalibur and cosori. And finding this one took some digging as Amazon pushes their recommended products.
Found fresh turkey for 99 cents a pound, but alas only picked up one because of space.
April 23, 2022 at 9:21 pm #49489Anonymous
Well spent the evening in the storm shelter. It went from ”oh that’s not too bad” to “oh sh” quick. The funnel never dropped but was visible.
needed a bracket for the tractor to pull the aerator because the hitch wasn’t the same height. Nothing to be had in current supply chain so I made one.
It ain’t perfect but it’ll do.
Garden and critters are coming along well. Hope the rain will help.
April 23, 2022 at 11:33 pm #49493Olivia GreenParticipant
that is actually goreous.
April 24, 2022 at 8:14 am #49500Anonymous
April 24, 2022 at 10:26 am #49505
Glad the storm passed you & no damage.Hitch looks impressive “Nice job”
April 24, 2022 at 11:23 am #49508Anonymous
April 25, 2022 at 10:34 am #49539Anonymous
Nothing like spending weeks growing seedlings and planting to have them snapped in half during a micro downburst 😠
fortunately we had a few more that I could plant
April 28, 2022 at 12:11 pm #49617
And, we are back!
Had a good trip visiting with friends and family.
Spent two days on the beach, and a day on the golf course. Only lost 3 balls!
Down side, some/most of the seedlings I started indoors, well as it has gotten warmer, they dried out and some died.
So, I gotta start over.
April 28, 2022 at 6:04 pm #49627
Glad you had a nice trip Crowbar. Bummer to you and Matt regarding the seedlings
Noticed that more people are wearing masks again down here. Dont know if they are snowbirds carrying on a habit from up North or something else
The great American shrinkflation has struck again.I purchased 2 loaves of cinnamon raisin bread, with different best buy dates. One was larger than the other.
Tyson canned chicken. Weight 15 oz. Weight drained 7.5 oz
David the Good just released a book “The South Florida Gardening Survival Guide. YAY.Thank you David.
Quote from his headline( which is absolutely true)
“Ah, sunny South Florida, where the days are long and warm and all the dirt looks suspiciously like beach sand”
We have rain for the next couple of days, so testing my new dehydrator is out. But there was a sale on butter, so I’ll be making ghee.
April 28, 2022 at 7:48 pm #49633Anonymous
Some of the older folks are wearing the mask again . They can’t help but feel they need to do something because of what they hear. They are so conditioned to listening to the authorities and news they’ve forgotten they were the hippie rebels.
April 30, 2022 at 8:13 am #49686Anonymous
Closed out this busy month by helping my niece and her husband an AR. Got it sighted in yesterday and made sure it’s running good.
Then we built a down n dirty chicken tractor to get the meat chicks moved outside and maintain separation from the laying flock.
Made plans to hatch out more for me and the neighbor to increase and replenish our layers. Trying to keep up food security and lower food cost.
Got me a case of poison oak on both arms from getting down on all fours to work. Didn’t realize it till it was too late. 😠
April 30, 2022 at 9:35 am #49688
with a sterilized knife, scrape the blisters open gently, dot with clean cloth to dry, then pour clorox on them. dab the clorox on them for few more days, should go away fast….husband used to be highly allergic even to the smoke of burning poison ivy, got all over body, couldnt wear a thing….and old I mean OLD friend did exactly that to him and it went away in couple days…..
April 30, 2022 at 6:27 pm #49697Anonymous
So we decide to buy all our feed for the cattle, till butcher time, to save money. I go to Atwood’s and they’ve got one bag of creep and no finisher. Then go to tractor supply and they’ve got one bag.
We are going to feed store Monday
Welcome to Amerika
May 2, 2022 at 2:35 pm #49780
Do you have enough land/space to mob graze?
May 2, 2022 at 3:25 pm #49782Anonymous
we got it all this morning
as soon as I get that hay when they cut in two weeks I’ll breath easier. I’ll be working a second corral pasture this week and planting alfalfa which will just be the icing on the cake
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