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Forum: Conversations 09-19-2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 549
Posted By hunter88
Hard to keep up with the weather. Yesterday...

Hard to keep up with the weather.

Yesterday morning I was fishing, almost no wind and before 9 am it was already too hot and humid. By 10:30 a stationary front moved far enough south a north wind...
Forum: Conversations 09-16-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 549
Posted By hunter88
Ok guys, this is a little too early to be talking...

Ok guys, this is a little too early to be talking snow and freezing temps.

Well for some of us anyway. :D

92 yesterday, about 15 degrees above normal, but at least night time temps aren't bad...
Forum: Conversations 09-14-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 549
Posted By hunter88
Hauled home load two of oak firewood yesterday....

Hauled home load two of oak firewood yesterday. Found out they left some more wood behind a garage they were working around. So I still need to go down one more time. This time around all that is...
Forum: Conversations 09-12-2018, 08:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 549
Posted By hunter88
So much for not thinking about firewood since...

So much for not thinking about firewood since it's hot again. My sister called and the tree people she hired were there today working on the big oak tree by the drive, taking off the branches. So I...
Forum: Conversations 09-12-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 549
Posted By hunter88
The heat is going to make a return. Thought the...

The heat is going to make a return. Thought the AC days were done for this year, but some 90 degree days are coming so I may have to run the AC yet. Not sure if the east coast hurricane has the...
Forum: Auto/Truck/Other Transportation 09-11-2018, 01:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 352
Posted By hunter88
This probably won't help, but when you said Jeep...

This probably won't help, but when you said Jeep it made me think.

Many years ago I had a Jeep with engine problems. Back then I was told the aluminum block allowed anti freeze to get in the oil....
Forum: Conversations 09-10-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 549
Posted By hunter88
If in Omaha and have the time hit the zoo, it is...

If in Omaha and have the time hit the zoo, it is one of the best in the country.
Forum: Conversations 09-09-2018, 09:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 549
Posted By hunter88
Well I bought firewood today. Have never bought...

Well I bought firewood today. Have never bought firewood but decided some hardwood would mean a lot less wood needed if burning soft cottonwood and soft maple all winter, which is what I have access...
Forum: Conversations 09-09-2018, 12:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 549
Posted By hunter88
October weather is usually pretty good in...

October weather is usually pretty good in Nebraska. We have had to cancel Halloween a time or two over snow storms, but that was before global warming, so you shouldn't have to worry now. ;)
Forum: Conversations 09-08-2018, 04:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 549
Posted By hunter88
Sun is out and it looks like we'll have a chance...

Sun is out and it looks like we'll have a chance to dry out some. Some soybeans are starting to yellow a bit, and some corn is starting to brown, so fall is coming fast. Going to have to start on...
Forum: Conversations 09-05-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 549
Posted By hunter88
Well it seems the rain will let up for a day or...

Well it seems the rain will let up for a day or so. Still a 20% chance this afternoon, but at least a break before another decent chance on Friday.

Bucket on my back deck has 5" of rain in it from...
Forum: Conversations 09-04-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 549
Posted By hunter88
Had a little off and on rain yesterday, then...

Had a little off and on rain yesterday, then about 9 last night it started raining lightly but steady, and kept it up all night. Weatherman last night said 80% chance today, so it looks like some...
Forum: Conversations 09-02-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 549
Posted By hunter88
Lots of rain last night, and enough lightning...

Lots of rain last night, and enough lightning Nebraska never got a chance to play their football game. After a 3 hour delay it was clear there would probably be lightning in the area for many more...
Forum: Conversations 08-31-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,610
Posted By hunter88
Looks like we're in for some rainy weather the...

Looks like we're in for some rainy weather the next few days. Today looks dry, but starting tomorrow there will be at least a 50% chance of rain every day for the next 4 or 5 days. One local station...
Forum: Conversations 08-30-2018, 12:46 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,610
Posted By hunter88
Well, the boat worked great, but the fish didn't...

Well, the boat worked great, but the fish didn't cooperate. It is that time of year when fishing gets tough, just too much live bait swimming around the lake for them to take a lure.

We did pick...
Forum: Conversations 08-29-2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,610
Posted By hunter88
Got my boat back and ready to hit the lake this...

Got my boat back and ready to hit the lake this morning to do some fishing.

Took it in to get the carb cleaned, it was thought the float was sticking. But when I picked it up yesterday he said it...
Forum: Conversations 08-28-2018, 12:49 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,610
Posted By hunter88
From the local paper, a little about my friend. ...

From the local paper, a little about my friend.

https://fremonttribune.com/news/area-residents-remember-chuck-folsom/article_ecf22b77-57bf-5ea6-a9de-2a29049b1e39.html#tracking-source=home-top-story
Forum: Conversations 08-26-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,610
Posted By hunter88
In the late 70s I spent a few years in Arkansas...

In the late 70s I spent a few years in Arkansas and managed an apple orchard. I always enjoyed the fall and making cider. We started with just a small homemade press, and then moved up to a big...
Forum: Conversations 08-25-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,610
Posted By hunter88
They found Chuck about 1 mile downstream from...

They found Chuck about 1 mile downstream from where they found his car. It appears he went into the water filled ditch and couldn't get out so he tried taking the ditch to the river looking for an...
Forum: Conversations 08-24-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,610
Posted By hunter88
After a few nice cool days, it looks like we're...

After a few nice cool days, it looks like we're headed back for the heat again. It's been nice having the AC off and the windows open, but low 90s this weekend will mean the AC is going back on.
...
Forum: Energy 08-23-2018, 07:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 151
Posted By hunter88
In my case I wouldn't gain much. The batteries...

In my case I wouldn't gain much. The batteries and inverter are all outside the camper, so shutting off the inverter or flipping a switch between batteries and inverter would still mean going outside.
Forum: Conversations 08-22-2018, 10:46 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,610
Posted By hunter88
I don't think so. I saw him about a month ago and...

I don't think so. I saw him about a month ago and we talked for a bit. I asked him what he was doing and he said just getting everything in order and getting ready to die.

I didn't think too much...
Forum: Conversations 08-22-2018, 08:55 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,610
Posted By hunter88
Odd happenings today. I've talked about the...

Odd happenings today.

I've talked about the guy that owned the ground where we hunted, and him selling it to someone else who doesn't want us to hunt there.

Well yesterday the guy that sold the...
Forum: Conversations 08-22-2018, 12:21 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,610
Posted By hunter88
I got to thinking about the rod and reel today. I...

I got to thinking about the rod and reel today. I thought it might be possible it belonged to a kayak fisherman, most have their spare rods in the vertical position behind them. Today I wondered if...
Forum: Conversations 08-21-2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,610
Posted By hunter88
Not a lot of fish, but a few of decent size. ...

Not a lot of fish, but a few of decent size.

Water was up a little, but not much drains into this lake so it didn't go up a lot. The rain and cool north winds of 30 mph yesterday did drop the...
Forum: Conversations 08-20-2018, 08:49 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,610
Posted By hunter88
Looks like 3 inches of rain should about do me....

Looks like 3 inches of rain should about do me. Luckily the heavier rain was just off to the east a bit. Omaha itself got 6 inches of rain today, and counting last night it was over 8 inches.
...
Forum: Conversations 08-20-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,610
Posted By hunter88
Well still raining hard this morning. I have one...

Well still raining hard this morning. I have one of those decorative back yard ponds, and it was down 4 or 5 inches before this started, but this morning it appears full. The pond does drain an area...
Forum: Conversations 08-19-2018, 05:42 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,610
Posted By hunter88
Well the forecasted rain started this morning has...

Well the forecasted rain started this morning has hasn't stopped since. Light, then heavy, then light, and then heavy. From the looks of the radar it should keep it up for a while yet. Tonight and...
Forum: Conversations 08-18-2018, 09:35 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,610
Posted By hunter88
Looks like rain is coming, and we can use it....

Looks like rain is coming, and we can use it. Should start tomorrow and last through Monday with maybe 2" or 3" in some locations.

Now nice part is after the rain comes through it looks like temps...
Forum: Conversations 08-16-2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,610
Posted By hunter88
Got a little rain last night, wasn't a lot but...

Got a little rain last night, wasn't a lot but anything is good.

Started my fall wood cutting by taking down a dead tree before it had a chance to go the way it wanted to go. Got it all cut up,...
Forum: Conversations 08-13-2018, 09:32 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,610
Posted By hunter88
Another day in the 90s, weatherman says that is...

Another day in the 90s, weatherman says that is 13 days in a row with above normal temps. But tomorrow it all changes, with some rain and cooler temps. Long run it says mid 80s which doesn't sound...
Forum: Energy 08-12-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 151
Posted By hunter88
Yep don't want to take them down more then 25%. I...

Yep don't want to take them down more then 25%. I figure if that continues as my normal usage, give or take a bit, and stay one night a week, or maybe two on occasion, the 100 watt solar panel kit...
Forum: Energy 08-11-2018, 07:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 151
Posted By hunter88
Inverter question

Looking for help from our local expert. :D

I picked up an inverter 1500 watt surge, 750 watt running.

I have it outside near the batteries, and from there I have it hooked to the main power...
Forum: Conversations 08-10-2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,610
Posted By hunter88
Bass Pro purchased Cabelas, so it's all the same...

Bass Pro purchased Cabelas, so it's all the same now, though it appears they are keeping them separate while sharing some products. The Cabelas here now carry the same boats as Bass Pro.

I've...
Forum: Conversations 08-10-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,610
Posted By hunter88
Setanta, hope things work out for you. Like they...

Setanta, hope things work out for you. Like they say, you can choose your friends but not your family.

It's been pretty typical August weather lately, hot and dry. I did mow yesterday, so if it...
Forum: Conversations 08-05-2018, 07:45 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,610
Posted By hunter88
Actually the guy that bought the land is the guy...

Actually the guy that bought the land is the guy that farmed the ground for the previous owner. He deer hunted on ground on the other side of the river. The land on this side I took care of for the...
Forum: Conversations 08-05-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,610
Posted By hunter88
Setanta, sorry to hear about your situation. It's...

Setanta, sorry to hear about your situation. It's so sad when all someone wants is to be left alone, but that can't happen.

Since we're at August I thought it might be time to think about cutting...
Forum: Conversations 08-01-2018, 09:36 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,610
Posted By hunter88
After a couple of weeks of nice temps and decent...

After a couple of weeks of nice temps and decent humidity it appears we're heading back to normal summer conditions. Might try to get out to fish tomorrow evening since I left the boat at the lake....
Forum: Conversations 07-31-2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,048
Posted By hunter88
Well the fishing is going to have to get a lot...

Well the fishing is going to have to get a lot better, the last couple weeks it's been the pits.

Water temp was about mid 80s up to 90, then a cool spell has dropped water temps to 76, 77. The...
Forum: Conversations 07-31-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,048
Posted By hunter88
Yesterday was move the camper day, and I got...

Yesterday was move the camper day, and I got lucky getting a spot close to the water in a nice small cove just off the main lake. The bank is nice and flat here so I'll be able to beach my boat right...
Forum: Conversations 07-28-2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,048
Posted By hunter88
County fair started today, and like clock work it...

County fair started today, and like clock work it rained. Only this time instead of being by the outside arena for my daughter showing her horse, it was inside watching my granddaughter show her...
Forum: Conversations 07-23-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,048
Posted By hunter88
Well got my windows removed and everything done...

Well got my windows removed and everything done for that project.

Looks like the weather is going to be very nice for the next week or 10 days, at least temperature wise. Low 80s or even upper 70s...
Forum: Conversations 07-20-2018, 07:17 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,048
Posted By hunter88
Not bad weather for late July, mid to lower 80s,...

Not bad weather for late July, mid to lower 80s, and 60s at night. Humidity isn't too bad so I can open the windows of the bedroom at night.

Decided to take some windows out of my patio room/sun...
Forum: Conversations 07-15-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,048
Posted By hunter88
A break from the heat coming tomorrow, more...

A break from the heat coming tomorrow, more importantly a break from the humidity. Low 80s and low humidity will be a nice change from what we've had lately.

Need to contact my internet provider...
Forum: Conversations 07-12-2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,048
Posted By hunter88
Had to go back Tuesday to get my boat that I'd...

Had to go back Tuesday to get my boat that I'd left by my camper. Told my buddy if he wanted to give it a try we could fish evening for a couple hours. It was 95 with a heat index of around 102, but...
Forum: Conversations 07-10-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,048
Posted By hunter88
Considering the cost of some lures, a guy could...

Considering the cost of some lures, a guy could make some good money, or pick up some good lures doing that.

I can't believe what some charge for their lures. There is a squre bill crank bait that...
Forum: Conversations 07-09-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,048
Posted By hunter88
This lake is loaded with brushpiles. If fact a...

This lake is loaded with brushpiles. If fact a new lure I just painted yesterday, I lost to a brushpile already today. At least I got to catch one fish with it before I lost it. Have to paint a...
Forum: Conversations 07-08-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,048
Posted By hunter88
Weather has been stuck in a decent pattern for a...

Weather has been stuck in a decent pattern for a while now. Sunny, upper 80s low 90s, light winds, and lower humidity, so not too bad. Sounds like Monday the humidity comes back and the temps move up...
Forum: Conversations 07-05-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,048
Posted By hunter88
Storm went through last night just after sundown....

Storm went through last night just after sundown. 60 mph winds and driving rain ruined more then one fireworks show. I'm sure a lot of people weren't happy, but it was one of the quietest 4ths at bed...
Forum: Energy 07-04-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 163
Posted By hunter88
Thanks, I was kind of thinking it would be a 10...

Thanks, I was kind of thinking it would be a 10 to 1 ratio, but just wasn't sure.



So the TV that normally pulls .45 amps plugged in at home, will pull 4.5 amps each hour from the 12 volt...
Forum: Energy 07-03-2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 163
Posted By hunter88
120v to 12v conversion UGH

Ok, I get most conversions, but when planning to run something that's 120 volt on 12 volt by use of an inverter, I get lost. Hopefully someone could help.

I have two different TVs One is 55 watts,...
Forum: Conversations 07-03-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,048
Posted By hunter88
Looks like the heat is here for almost everyone....

Looks like the heat is here for almost everyone. Sunday wasn't too bad here, so I headed to the lake in the afternoon and spent the night at my camper, planning on some early morning fishing. My...
Forum: Conversations 07-02-2018, 09:39 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,048
Posted By hunter88
I feel the same way about consuming red meat. At...

I feel the same way about consuming red meat. At this late date in life not sure if it affects my physical health, but it sure helps my mental health and tastes so good.
Forum: Conversations 06-30-2018, 09:39 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,320
Posted By hunter88
Stayed inside most of the day myself. Went to...

Stayed inside most of the day myself. Went to town in the morning to pick up a few things I needed. Want to head to the lake tomorrow after the bad weather is over, so needed a couple things if I was...
Forum: Conversations 06-29-2018, 08:40 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,320
Posted By hunter88
Well the heat is back, with a heat advisory...

Well the heat is back, with a heat advisory through tomorrow.

Moved my camper to a new spot this morning, everyone has to move to a new spot each month. Hope to stay there more this month, but all...
Forum: Conversations 06-27-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 168
Posted By hunter88
I'd say so far my summer has gone pretty good,...

I'd say so far my summer has gone pretty good, though it's been a lot hotter then I'd like.

This year for the first time in many years I did not put in a garden. The last couple years I'd gone...
Forum: Conversations 06-25-2018, 11:38 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,320
Posted By hunter88
That's true, lol.

That's true, lol.
Forum: Conversations 06-25-2018, 10:22 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,320
Posted By hunter88
Terri I raised my potatoes in raised beds, and...

Terri I raised my potatoes in raised beds, and didn't think I had too bad of results.

My beds were about 4' wide and I had 2 rows of potatoes. I made two ridges of dirt about 4" higher then the...
Forum: Conversations 06-25-2018, 04:21 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,320
Posted By hunter88
Well, made it through my family get together...

Well, made it through my family get together yesterday with no rain and decent temps. Which is fortunate because today we are back in the rain again.

Lot's of places got rain last night, though I...
Forum: Conversations 06-23-2018, 08:49 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,320
Posted By hunter88
After plenty of rain we've had a couple of days...

After plenty of rain we've had a couple of days of nice cool dry weather, though it has been cloudy. Gave me a couple days to get some fishing in. Today I had a rod snap in half when I was setting...
Forum: Conversations 06-20-2018, 04:44 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,320
Posted By hunter88
Yes I would be glad to give you some rain. ...

Yes I would be glad to give you some rain.

Had a couple inches the other day, and then last night around 10 pm it started again, finally stopping around noon today. Fortunately the long spell...
Forum: Conversations 06-19-2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,320
Posted By hunter88
Cooled off with some rain, though some areas got...

Cooled off with some rain, though some areas got too much rain. My sister lives about 12 miles south of me and said yesterday she got 4.5 inches, while I had less then an inch.

Thought about...
Forum: Conversations 06-18-2018, 12:27 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,320
Posted By hunter88
Actually many of them have little metal balls...

Actually many of them have little metal balls inside of them. They make a nice rattling noise that is a fish attractant.

Now the soft plastics I use, like plastic worms or plastic crawdads have a...
Forum: Conversations 06-17-2018, 06:57 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,320
Posted By hunter88
I buy the bodies, they are plastic. I wanted...

I buy the bodies, they are plastic.

I wanted to get into painting the bodies, but I didn't really want to get into all the work of making wooden bodies.

As Tim said the favorites seem to snag...
Forum: Conversations 06-17-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,320
Posted By hunter88
Thank you.

Thank you.
Forum: Conversations 06-17-2018, 12:12 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,320
Posted By hunter88
Will be another hot one today, but it looks like...

Will be another hot one today, but it looks like relief is on the way next week. Normal temps and chances of thunderstorm almost every day next week.

The private lake where I camp and fish is...
Forum: Conversations 06-16-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,320
Posted By hunter88
Looks like it's going to be a hot and windy...

Looks like it's going to be a hot and windy weekend with temps around 100. Left the AC on all night last night, which is the first time I've done that this year.

Might be a break coming the middle...
Forum: Conversations 06-14-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,320
Posted By hunter88
After a couple decent days it looks like the heat...

After a couple decent days it looks like the heat will be coming back. Mid 90s starting today and they say 98 both Sat and Sun. The private lake I fish at is having a small bass tournament on Sunday....
Forum: Conversations 06-11-2018, 09:16 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,320
Posted By hunter88
Big thunderstorms just came through. Got some pea...

Big thunderstorms just came through. Got some pea and marble size hail, but sounds like others got it a lot worse.

With the cold front coming through, it's suppose to be nicer the next two days....
Forum: Conversations 06-10-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,320
Posted By hunter88
The last couple days we've had showers come...

The last couple days we've had showers come through late overnight and real early morning. Woke up about 4 am to thunder and now at 7 am it looks like it's winding down. Though it doesn't look like...
Forum: Conversations 06-07-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,320
Posted By hunter88
Been back in the heat, and it appears after today...

Been back in the heat, and it appears after today it will be that way again for a while.

Heavy storms last night but fortunately they missed here, just some light rain. The storms were odd in that...
Forum: Conversations 06-04-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,320
Posted By hunter88
The 30 day rule only lasts from May through...

The 30 day rule only lasts from May through August. You can only use the same spot once in those 4 months.

So with three of us in the same area, and it's now June, we could swap for July and...
Forum: Conversations 06-03-2018, 09:49 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,320
Posted By hunter88
Yeah the heat has been way above average this...

Yeah the heat has been way above average this year. If your son likes the mountains I could see why the Omaha area wouldn't suit him very well. Now if he went out to the far western part of the...
Forum: Conversations 06-02-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,320
Posted By hunter88
Setanta we've had the same problem with breaking...

Setanta we've had the same problem with breaking records. Two out of three days over Memorial Day weekend broke records, which they said made it the hottest Memorial Day weekend on record. Yesterday...
Forum: Conversations 05-30-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,095
Posted By hunter88
Some thunderstorms came through yesterday and we...

Some thunderstorms came through yesterday and we got some much needed rain. It doesn't take many upper 90 and 100 degree days in a row to dry things out.

Got off the lake about 2 pm because it was...
Forum: Conversations 05-28-2018, 08:50 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,095
Posted By hunter88
Well broke another record today as far as heat is...

Well broke another record today as far as heat is concerned, this time from 1895.

So in April we broke an 1875 record for cold, and in May it's an 1895 record for hot.

Pulling the camper out to...
Forum: Conversations 05-26-2018, 09:53 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,095
Posted By hunter88
100 today, broke the record from 1912. In April...

100 today, broke the record from 1912. In April we broke records from the 1800s for cold. Guess this really is the year of no spring.

Hit the lake at 6:30 this morning and was off by 10:30. I'll...
Forum: Conversations 05-24-2018, 09:30 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,095
Posted By hunter88
Looks like it's going to be a hot Memorial Day...

Looks like it's going to be a hot Memorial Day weekend. Our normal high this time of year is 77, but this weekend they're calling for 94 and 95 for highs this weekend.

Got my camper licensed today...
Forum: Conversations 05-23-2018, 08:04 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,095
Posted By hunter88
Was buying some fried Okra the other day and the...

Was buying some fried Okra the other day and the guy behind the counter wanted to know what Okra tasted like.

If asked again, now I'll know what to say. :D
Forum: Conversations 05-22-2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,095
Posted By hunter88
My daughter has Nubians. She hasn't really...

My daughter has Nubians.

She hasn't really used the milk for drinking, but I had to try some once. She has made cheese a couple times to try it, but her big thing is goat milk soap. She makes all...
Forum: Conversations 05-21-2018, 10:00 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,095
Posted By hunter88
It was cloudy cold and rainy all weekend. High on...

It was cloudy cold and rainy all weekend. High on Sunday was mid 50s. So in light of the conditions I decided to bake a rhubarb pie.

Thought about making rhubarb ice cream, but I didn't have any...
Forum: Solar 05-21-2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 745
Posted By hunter88
Yes, but sometimes we have to overthink things,...

Yes, but sometimes we have to overthink things, and complicate things, before we can come to the simple answer. :D
Forum: Solar 05-21-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 745
Posted By hunter88
Thinking this over, for what little need I'd have...

Thinking this over, for what little need I'd have for major power, and overall costs, I'd be better off buying a 3500 watt generator. The cost would be the same as the 100 watt solar kit along with 2...
Forum: Solar 05-21-2018, 09:52 AM
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Views: 745
Posted By hunter88
If the battery or batteries wouldn't be able to...

If the battery or batteries wouldn't be able to handle the 625 watts for the coffee pot for 3 or 4 minutes, then there isn't much else I'd need the inverter for. I could get by with my small 7" TV...
Forum: Solar 05-20-2018, 09:58 PM
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Views: 745
Posted By hunter88
It appears my best bet would be to just work off...

It appears my best bet would be to just work off a battery and smaller inverter.

I have a 100 watt inverter. During a power outage I ran a fan behind my wood stove, 35 watts, plus my router and...
Forum: Solar 05-20-2018, 05:52 PM
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Views: 745
Posted By hunter88
For an update. I pulled the camper over by...

For an update.

I pulled the camper over by my barn and plugged it in. The built in radio worked along with the lights inside and out. Did not turn on anything major that I will not use. The...
Forum: Solar 05-20-2018, 11:03 AM
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Views: 745
Posted By hunter88
I posted some of this in the conversation...

I posted some of this in the conversation section, but I will repeat it here.

I have no plans to use the furnace, air conditioner, or fridge. I had hoped there would be enough power in two...
Forum: Conversations 05-20-2018, 10:22 AM
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Views: 3,095
Posted By hunter88
From what I understand this Windows 10 update...

From what I understand this Windows 10 update caused problems only with people that either had two monitors hooked up to their computer or were mirroring their monitor to a TV, which is what I was...
Forum: Solar 05-19-2018, 06:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 745
Posted By hunter88
Proper connections

I am about to set up a camper at a lake for the summer where there is no power. My plan was to bring batteries back and forth to charge, but then thought maybe I'd just set up a solar panel to charge...
Forum: Conversations 05-18-2018, 11:42 PM
Replies: 100
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Posted By hunter88
Don't have to buy a laptop after all. A friend...

Don't have to buy a laptop after all. A friend sent an e mail covering my problem. Most solutions I didn't understand, but there was one about having two monitors and an update. I have my computer...
Forum: Conversations 05-18-2018, 10:13 PM
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Views: 3,095
Posted By hunter88
Looks like I'm buying a new laptop. My tower...

Looks like I'm buying a new laptop. My tower seems to have a problem. It did a windows update while I was gone this morning. When I got home the screen was black and the only thing I could see was...
Forum: Conversations 05-13-2018, 12:40 AM
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Views: 3,095
Posted By hunter88
After close to a week of 80+ degree weather, it...

After close to a week of 80+ degree weather, it got cold again. Cloudy and rainy the last two days with 60s for a high yesterday and 55 for a high today.

About have the camper ready to take to the...
Forum: Conversations 05-11-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,095
Posted By hunter88
Thunderstorms came through overnight and gave us...

Thunderstorms came through overnight and gave us some much needed rain. Was planning on an early morning run to the lake, but with the storms just leaving the area the winds are gusting over 30 mph,...
Forum: Conversations 05-09-2018, 08:47 PM
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Views: 3,095
Posted By hunter88
Well as feared we did go from winter to summer....

Well as feared we did go from winter to summer. Been mid to upper 80s, which is way above normal. Spent 3 or 4 days on the lake fishing and have the sunburn to show for it.

Got the floor braced...
Forum: Conversations 05-06-2018, 08:16 PM
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Views: 3,095
Posted By hunter88
Now Annie, are you trying to tell us you're tart...

Now Annie, are you trying to tell us you're tart enough on your own you don't need any help from the rhubarb. :D



Nothing like scooping snow one week, and getting a sun burn the next.
Forum: Conversations 05-06-2018, 08:13 PM
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Views: 3,095
Posted By hunter88
1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries 1 1/2...

1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1 cup cider vinegar
1 small sweet onion chopped
1/4 cup ketchup

Combine everything except ketchup in saucepan cook over medium...
Forum: Conversations 05-06-2018, 05:42 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,095
Posted By hunter88
Have a recipe similar, amounts differ some, but...

Have a recipe similar, amounts differ some, but uses cranberries instead of rhubarb.
Forum: Conversations 05-06-2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,095
Posted By hunter88
Rhubarb syrup sounds interesting, have to look...

Rhubarb syrup sounds interesting, have to look into how to make that.

Only have a couple bags to toss, and they will be two years old this year. I have three rhubarb plants, and even with giving a...
Forum: Conversations 05-06-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,095
Posted By hunter88
Been dodging a few severe thunderstorms lately,...

Been dodging a few severe thunderstorms lately, but still getting a little rain which is needed. Mowed the lawn for the first time this year. Everyone around me was mowing theirs so it was more of a...
Forum: Conversations 05-02-2018, 08:49 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,095
Posted By hunter88
Plywood would be easier then doing a lot of...

Plywood would be easier then doing a lot of bracing. I tried 7/16 OSB. I'm thinking 5/8 is as thick as we can go, any thicker and you wouldn't be able to open the cabinet doors, so not sure if even...
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