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  1. sunsaver

    Hi, Folks! I didn't know this forum still existed. I just found my old password in a notebook...

    Hi, Folks! I didn't know this forum still existed. I just found my old password in a notebook and it worked! Anyhow, i just wanted to say "hi" to any old friends still here, and want to invite everyone to subscribe to my Youtube channel and to "InventorJohnGay" on Patreon. Thanks...
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    Battery bank ???

    As long as you can arrange them in groups of 12 or 24 volts, you should be able to use them for solar power. Are they marine batteries? What's a tow motor? If they can handle deep cycling they should work well for solar power.
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    Sunsaver, Livining Off-Grid In Suburbia- Happy Taconight America!

    I used to get the hiccups all the time, until i realized (after about the first twenty people) that i can cure hiccups. Since then i never get the hiccups (about 15 years since ilearned that hhiccups are psychosomatic to the breathing motor function of the brain. Any one who knows how to...
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    Sunsaver, Livining Off-Grid In Suburbia- Happy Taconight America!

    Good morning, or i guess i should say that every morning that i wake up is a good morning considering all the times i tried to drink myself to death with vodka but only succeeded in getting a hangover. That's the theory at least, that alcoholics are secretly suicidal. I thought i was just having...
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    Fast fruits...

    Garden huckleberry from Burgess. Its an annual seed that makes a tomato-like plant in the nightshade family. You have to add sugar and lemon juice to get the good berry flavor, similar to blueberries. One plant will make a pie by fall unless you have a very short growing season. The blue-black...
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    Pot size for Basil?

    I don't think pot size matters. Just loosen up the roots so they can spread out into the new soil. Rootbound plants have to be watered and fertilized much more often. It's better to have a pot way too big then a plant that needs to be watered twice a day.
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    friut tree planting question

    I second this motion. Recommended spacings are usually based on root length and have nothing to do with how rich the soil is or how well the plants will do. For example, asparagus roots can be layered on top of eachother with the crowns as close as four inches apart, not the recommended one and...
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    Sunsaver, Livining Off-Grid In Suburbia- Happy Taconight America!

    My nieghbor thinks he is a shepherd in the highlands, directing a workingdog with a family secret whistlecode: "Tweet twitter,' a pause, then "Tweet tweet!" I'm thinking 'yeah, i saw that episode of Nova on PBS too. You're not some Dog Whisperer you know?" A snarky thing to think. All quite now...
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    Sunsaver, Livining Off-Grid In Suburbia- Happy Taconight America!

    Title: Off-Grid 101- The Basics. Outline: 1. The Basics of Survival 2. Living, lighting, and off-grid entertainment 3. Sustainable Gardening for the Home Kitchen Orchard 4. Alternative Energy and the Electronic Arts Additional chapters added as needed. Preface: I can only write about my...
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    Sunsaver, Livining Off-Grid In Suburbia- Happy Taconight America!

    Slow day today. Only two customers all day. But i sold enough plants to ensure that Senoir El Gato gordo and The Monkster will be able to eat real meat with me tonight. It's Taconight in America, folks! Saturday is always Cinco de Mayo in this country, even if there isn't any "to-kill-ya" on tap...
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    Sunsaver, Livining Off-Grid In Suburbia- Happy Taconight America!

    Thanks, So lucky. I enjoy writing in my journal, and i usually just read other journals and troll the latest topics. I don't often offer any commentary, except maybe to say hi on other journals. The exception is when i think i am an expert on that particular subject, in which case good-luck...
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    Solar Laptop Charger?

    My new little netbook from BestBuy uses a charger that is 19volts x 1.2amps equals 22watts. I would use a 50watt panel (double my usage requirement as a general rule of thumb) with an El Cheapo brand inverter from InvertersRus.com or an outdoor goods supply, thats if all i wanted was to plug my...
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    Sunsaver, Livining Off-Grid In Suburbia- Happy Taconight America!

    A squirrel less than ten paces away. Cat and squirrel with locked gazes, a deadly game of staring showdown: who will look away first? I whistle the spaghetti western tune from "Shoot Out at the OK Corral". The mood is set. All that's missing is sound of a rattlesnake or the somber tolling of a...
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    Sunsaver, Livining Off-Grid In Suburbia- Happy Taconight America!

    i was asked about my coffee can stove: A zip stove is used by campers, hikers, hobos, or by anyone who needs to cook or re-heat food, boil water for drinking, or other emergency use. Take a coffe can, whelch's grape juice, or any large tin can and burn it in a fire to remove the plastic liner...
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    Sunsaver, Livining Off-Grid In Suburbia- Happy Taconight America!

    Thanks LazyD! Missed you too, Wonderwoman! Im still busy working out the bugs of the new calculator, re-finding my favorite websites. just the pleasure of high-speed wifi is so awesome, like the days of early radio and the birth of commercial advertising. You can sing about frosty ohs, so long...
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    Sunsaver, Livining Off-Grid In Suburbia- Happy Taconight America!

    Good to see you too, DL! Great to have my online journal back. No more scribbling down ideas on scraps of paper like Emily Dickenson, destined to organize them into a hoarder's pile, or leave gabarge of paper thoughts scattered all over a maniac's desk. No more texting myself essays. If i loose...
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    Sunsaver, Livining Off-Grid In Suburbia- Happy Taconight America!

    Hey trim, hey lovin! Great to hear from yall again! Im so happy to be back online that i could virtually dance! The garden is looking great today, albeit a bit dry. So here we go again with more from where i left off: A very frustrating week is in progress, that is if we define progress as...
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    Sunsaver, Livining Off-Grid In Suburbia- Happy Taconight America!

    Haven't been here in a while, but i finally got a new computer, so no more trips to the library for now. Now i can write as much as i want without a time limit. I have been getting pms from some folks wanting me to post to my journal on SS more often, so im back on here to get yall up to date...
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    Asparagus bed

    My experience with Mary Washington is that it's the smallest and most fiberous of all the commercially sold asparagus crowns. All varieties grow as well as weeds in north Louisiana, but I pulled up all of my Mary Washington and put it in the compost pile. My asparagus beds are mostly Jersey...
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    80 watt panels on sale right now

    An 80 watt panel could run a 60 watt box fan, or a 60 watt light bulb, or a small TV set, for as long as the sun is shining on it. All you need is an inverter to convert the 12volts DC into 120volts AC. This is a simple example, but after all, solar power is not exactly rocket science. The total...
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