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  1. FarmerJamie

    Meat Grinder Recommendations

    Long story short, looking to purchase a meat grinder. Have looked online at Lehman's and Cabela's. I don't have a hard and fast budget, want something I can pass on to one of the kids. The options are overwhelming We often see expensive cuts of beef on sale that would make great ground...
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    Advice, please...curio cabinet repair

    Need some advice. Clumsy move years ago busted out a side piece of glass in a curio cabinet. Finally, got a new pane of glass. Problem is, I can't figure out how to reattach the rubber strips previously tacked in to hold the glass in place. I can't find a tool in my tool box. My brain is...
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    FJ's New Construction Checklist

    So I thought it might be fun to start the "wish list" for the possible new homestead, with an eye towards a simpler lifestyle. Open discussion welcome. Land is the big variable, but there will be space for critters and growing stuff, we have a handle on that. My focus is the house...
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    Holiday Traditions...

    This isn't a vent, rant, or sad post....just processing some thoughts as this year and decade draws to a close.... My kids and their SOs will be spending the afternoon here tomorrow to celebrate our Christmas it just got me thinking on how not only by generation, but by year things change, no...
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    Farm-Raised Fish Operation

    The son and I had a really good thought-provoking discussion last week. About five years ago, while he was in high school, he helped author, submit, and get approval for a grant to build a hydroponics lab, including including raising fish in the system. I think he is "eyeing" utilizing an...
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    Memorial Day weekend 2019

    I wanted to say thank you to everyone who gave their lives for this country and the families who love and miss them. Part of my 2019 reboot is stepping up my volunteer work. Our group posted close to 3,000 flags the past 3 days. Today's cemetery used to be a big event, with multiple groups...
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    Orange Dreamsicle cheesecake

    Base recipe. Replace sugar with swerve, use SF jello. I made my own whipped cream Updated crust recipe posted shortly. https://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/a22217179/creamsicle-cheesecake-recipe/
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    Anxiety Treatment Options?

    Any suggestions for options dealing with anxiety? Stress is out of control. Insomnia and the like. I am praying and trying to let it go. I am trying.
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    Winter Storm Harper

    Heavy snow predicted here over the weekend. Prediction models flipping back and forth just 12 hours to go. Anyone in the lower Ohio Valley get any snow yet? My southern wife is excited about her first "real snowstorm" :D
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    I really do hate cancer

    For you old timers who remember KCSunshine. Her husband passed away today from liver cancer. It's been a terrible year of suffering. I had the privilege of meeting them about 5 years ago, they are wonderful folks. For those of you so inclined, please include them both in your thoughts.
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    Church Cook/Recipe Books

    I looking to rekindle a hobby I started decades ago.... Collecting cookbooks assembled and published by churches or civic groups. I remember my grandmother leading a group of ladies at church to create one in the seventies. So many memories. I started picking up copies from other places on...
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    Resume' Advice for Farm Kids

    @BarredBuff - are you paying attention, young'in?
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    Medical Devices

    So an annoying little storm front blew through late afternoon/early evening with nothing more than high winds and a few microbursts. Just enough to topple some trees in the county and generate moderate power outages. I opened this thread because I really didn't see another thread discussing...
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    Round bales of hay

    Now that it is actually light in the morning/evening on the way to/from work, it struck me how much hay I see sitting the fields in round bales, just rotting away. My grandfather would take a sickle bar mower to the wheat field after it was combined, using every stalk of straw he could. I...
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    They won't leave me alone!

    They keep trying to pull me back. Lolol
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    Mobile Access Popups?

    I am reviewing my Andriod phone security. Reading forum entries, about every second read, I get a variety of 'you have won" popups. Doesn't happen on other sites. Just curious if there is a site configuration change needed. thanks @sumi
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    Do you know what this is?

    I do. :D
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    Today's eclipse...

    NE Ohio at the height of Today's event. We didn't have the fancy gear so we improvised
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    Expecting the Unexpected

    I wasn't certain which section to post this, but this seemed like the best spot. The local news story (link below) got me thinking. Seasonal weather is a real challenge to our self-sufficiency goals or ambitions. Here in Ohio, the previous winter resulted in little to no peach crop in the...
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    Native American Members?

    I remember years ago there were a couple of Native Americans here. Or maybe not, it's been a long day. :) Anyways, I have been struggling with something personal for over a year now, and I think our Creator spoke to me through a bluebird today. The context is not something I want to post in...
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