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  1. Chic Rustler

    A new journey into homesteading "pic heavy"

    it's hot in Texas and we are super busy at work, but im super busy at home too. seems I always need to mow, garden and can. so far we have put up around 300 jars this year. most of the staple crops are winding down, but we have winter squash on the vine and I'm hopeful we get a decent harvest in...
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    Frustratedearthmother's Journaling Journey

    it's supposed to be 100 all next week here. work is going to be hectic for sure.
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    What did you do in the garden today?

    not much to do. picked some things and watered as much as I could. it's a hot day in Texas!
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    New Member Introductions - Questions

    you will fit right in here. WELCOME
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    Frustratedearthmother's Journaling Journey

    hope you get to feeling better soon.
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    WHAT ARE YOU CANNING TODAY?

    you have never eaten ranch style beans? they should be on every shelf in America. black label it says ranch style beans with a smiling face they were invented right here in my hometown
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    2,4-D Temp Limitations

    I've never heard of any temp limitations with 24d. my father in law usually mixes it with round up and adds a sticky additive and sprays fields with it all the time. just know that it sticks around a while. in the soil, in the hay, even in the manure after the hay has been eaten and it will...
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    WHAT ARE YOU CANNING TODAY?

    ranch style beans. hope they taste as good as they look
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    WHAT ARE YOU CANNING TODAY?

    baked beans
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    WHAT ARE YOU CANNING TODAY?

    BlackBerry jelly
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    Frustratedearthmother's Journaling Journey

    I suspect you are probably right
  12. Chic Rustler

    I love living in the country

    kids are always griping and trying to be lazy. gotta whip em into shape.
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    Frustratedearthmother's Journaling Journey

    you guys need some woodchips. lol It's been a week since we had rain and there was none in the forecast so I watered heavily today.....and then it started raining. haha
  14. Chic Rustler

    Coronavirus Concern Up

    I'm not wearing a mask or taking a vaccine.
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    Coronavirus Concern Up

    I don't watch much news, but i heard yesterday that the gov is shutting Texas down again. I guess the bars were first. wonder how far this will go. I say they shut down walmart and homedepot this time and let the small businesses stay open.
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    finally got around to it

    1/2 ID
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    finally got around to it

    I use a hand bender like this...
  18. Chic Rustler

    finally got around to it

    that's 1/2 inch emt electrical conduit that I bet in the shape I need. easy enough. 90 in the center and two 45s on the ends
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    finally got around to it

    not too bad.
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    finally got around to it

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