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Forum: Philosophy 09-03-2010, 12:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,263
Posted By rodamala
Do they still use mimeograph machines in grade...

Do they still use mimeograph machines in grade schools? Remember that "Fresh Ditto" smell?
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 08-07-2010, 11:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,427
Posted By rodamala
All those briquettes are is pulverized anthracite...

All those briquettes are is pulverized anthracite mixed with sawdust and glue. Ew!

And they say that red meat causes cancer?
Forum: Frugal Living 08-07-2010, 07:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,221
Posted By rodamala
Whatever, dude.

Whatever, dude.
Forum: Frugal Living 08-07-2010, 07:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,221
Posted By rodamala
"Avoiding taxes" is no "gimmick", dude. ...

"Avoiding taxes" is no "gimmick", dude.

It's theft prevention.
Forum: Frugal Living 08-05-2010, 12:04 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 17,307
Posted By rodamala
Try Freecycle too... on yahoo.

Try Freecycle too... on yahoo.
Forum: Conversations 08-05-2010, 11:44 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,699
Posted By rodamala
I scored a 50. On 3 or 4 of the questions, I...

I scored a 50. On 3 or 4 of the questions, I both agreed and disagreed so I picked the midle of the road option.

So I am not type A, and not type B... I guess that means I suffer from...
Forum: Food 08-04-2010, 05:37 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,668
Posted By rodamala
I am completely cracking up picturing every woman...

I am completely cracking up picturing every woman that reads about chocolate gravy making it ASAP... I'm also envisioning the age old "morning after" question (the one any decent guy would ask), "How...
Forum: Member Photos & Announcements 08-04-2010, 02:57 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 31,449
Posted By rodamala
I guess this is the right place for pictures. ...

I guess this is the right place for pictures.

Here's me a few weeks back relaying the brick walkway behind my parents' house. It was about 100 degrees that day.
...
Forum: Frugal Living 08-04-2010, 02:34 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 17,307
Posted By rodamala
Why I homestead

I came across this thread again today... the above paragraph is what has drawn me towards the self-sufficient/homestead lifestyle.

One mistake you make is assuming the price of your labor, though...
Forum: Recipes 08-03-2010, 01:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,553
Posted By rodamala
Every few months, my father and I make batches of...

Every few months, my father and I make batches of mustard from seed. It can be done in a blender. He doesn't like the hulls in the mustard so I strain each batch as it comes out of the blender. We...
Forum: Conversations 08-03-2010, 01:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,722
Posted By rodamala
Please don't offend our black friends. Obama is...

Please don't offend our black friends. Obama is a mullato... and if the word mullato offends someone here, tough cookies.
Forum: Canning/Preserving 08-02-2010, 04:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,782
Posted By rodamala
Coupon in Sunday paper

There is a $1 off any Barr/Kerr canning product coupon in yesterday's (Sunday 8/1) newpaper coupon insert.
Forum: Conversations 08-02-2010, 04:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,674
Posted By rodamala
I just checked out mrssurvial... as a guy, I...

I just checked out mrssurvial... as a guy, I dunno how I would fit over there... I really wish there was that sorta website for single preppers/homesteaders.
Forum: Food 08-02-2010, 03:46 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,668
Posted By rodamala
Was helping my parents today and after dinner the...

Was helping my parents today and after dinner the old man and I were watching TV... which I don't do, very much these days... I about peed myself when I saw the Quality Inn commercial with John...
Forum: Conversations 08-02-2010, 03:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,460
Posted By rodamala
A coworker back in the early 90's subscribed to...

A coworker back in the early 90's subscribed to BWH magazine, and whenever he would bring his new copy in, I would read it from cover to cover. since gradeschool, I have dreamed of the...
Forum: Building/Tools 08-02-2010, 02:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,437
Posted By rodamala
Granted maybe you see many of these exhaust into...

Granted maybe you see many of these exhaust into the attic, but that don't make it right. I've seen a contractor's "repair" of a leaking safety valve on a hotwater heater... by putting a pipe plug...
Forum: Building/Tools 08-01-2010, 09:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,437
Posted By rodamala
If mine exhausted into the attic, I would fix it...

If mine exhausted into the attic, I would fix it right away to exhaust to the exterior. dumping warm moist air to the attic isn't ideal. Condensation may form, saturating insulation and destroying...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 07-29-2010, 01:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,103
Posted By rodamala
OK sorry this has nothing to do with the thread,...

OK sorry this has nothing to do with the thread, but in the main view on the forum this thread is titled "My Daughter is Looking For..." and I (shamefully) admit I opened the thread looking for the...
Forum: Farm/ Garden/Flowers/ Shrubs/ Trees 07-29-2010, 01:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,029
Posted By rodamala
A few years back a guy at work brought in a big...

A few years back a guy at work brought in a big bag of garlic starts for everyone to take whatever they wanted. I couldn't resist the urge to taste them... WOW... powerful. Has anyone ever used...
Forum: Farm/ Garden/Flowers/ Shrubs/ Trees 07-29-2010, 12:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,087
Posted By rodamala
any picture of Silver Queen is considered good...

any picture of Silver Queen is considered good corn smut to me! Seriously though, I recall reading recently that they found that corn tainted with corn smut actually has better nutritional...
Forum: Conversations 07-29-2010, 03:06 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,014
Posted By rodamala
When excavating for railroad grade crossing at...

When excavating for railroad grade crossing at the shortline I used to work at, uncovered an old link from the "link and pin" days before knuckle couplers. The railroad was built in the 1850's.
...
Forum: Conversations 07-29-2010, 02:33 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,699
Posted By rodamala
I don't like talking about myself. ;)

I don't like talking about myself. ;)
Forum: Education/Homeschool 07-29-2010, 02:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,396
Posted By rodamala
traper, you are still young... I've never been in...

traper, you are still young... I've never been in the military, but I would assume that the most important thing from the start is physical conditioning. Talk to your teachers, you will probably...
Forum: Education/Homeschool 07-29-2010, 02:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,396
Posted By rodamala
There's 11 words I'd NEVER hear over on...

There's 11 words I'd NEVER hear over on homesteadcommies.org! Well said!
Forum: Conversations 07-27-2010, 11:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,176
Posted By rodamala
"Who controls the food supply controls the...

"Who controls the food supply controls the people; who controls the energy can control whole continents; who controls money can control the world."

...
Forum: Education/Homeschool 07-27-2010, 03:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,396
Posted By rodamala
We can excuse him for lack of a Harvard Degree. ...

We can excuse him for lack of a Harvard Degree.

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2010/02/04/obama_mispronounces_corpsman_at_prayer_breakfast.html
Forum: Conventional Oil/Gas 07-23-2010, 05:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,071
Posted By rodamala
How many of you have your husbands move the stove...

How many of you have your husbands move the stove outside for a summer kitchen? Just curious.
Forum: Conversations 07-23-2010, 05:19 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 8,221
Posted By rodamala
Having my 5 year old account deleted by the...

Having my 5 year old account deleted by the Communist over on h0mestead.org.
Forum: Conversations 07-18-2010, 05:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,137
Posted By rodamala
I, for one, get a sick feeling in my stomach when...

I, for one, get a sick feeling in my stomach when I see all the "vultures" at farm auctions near me... The last one was a dairy farm of a family that has been on the property for 4 generations.
Forum: Auto/Truck/Other Transportation 07-18-2010, 05:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,279
Posted By rodamala
ULSD destroyed the non-Viton o-ring head seal on...

ULSD destroyed the non-Viton o-ring head seal on my '91 VW's Bosch HPFP. I replaced the leaking seal with Viton... with the fuel pump still on the vehicle... it was tedious, but doable. If anyone...
Forum: Frugal Living 07-18-2010, 02:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,728
Posted By rodamala
Virginia has gone to the darkside

It seems that Virginia is joining the Phosphate free frenzy. There was a similar discussion to this thread that started yesterday over on freerepublic.com, and I feel this belongs over on BWH since...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 06-15-2010, 03:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,741
Posted By rodamala
I actually have chicken stock on the stove right...

I actually have chicken stock on the stove right now!

I got chicken thighs on sale last week for 71 cents a pound (skin on/bone in). Very often I will remove the skin and debone 5 lbs. of thighs...
Forum: Livestock/Horses 04-23-2010, 04:36 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,296
Posted By rodamala
FDA Raids Amish Farmer Dan Allgyer

Not sure where I should post this, but I wanted to link to something which I found posted on freerepublic yesterday.

Kinzers, PA-At 4:30 a.m. on Tuesday April 20, Amish farmer Dan Allgyer went...
Forum: Conversations 12-06-2009, 02:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,378
Posted By rodamala
Nope... the Carhartt pocket t-shirt I'm wearing...

Nope... the Carhartt pocket t-shirt I'm wearing was "Hechoed" in Dominican Republic.
Forum: Jobs/Business/Investing 12-02-2009, 01:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,577
Posted By rodamala
Off-Grid Freeper has his Scottrade account frozen

Off-Grid Freeper, Tracker47, has his Scottrade account frozen to allegedly satisfy DHS requirements. Unreal.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2398018/posts#comment
Forum: Conversations 11-26-2009, 05:42 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,333
Posted By rodamala
They probably need WebMD.

They probably need WebMD.
Forum: Self-reliance 11-23-2009, 03:17 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 46,288
Posted By rodamala
As for my sheeple stories, one time this girl I...

As for my sheeple stories, one time this girl I knew from college was giving me a ride home one night and I remember her freaking out because there were no streetlamps.

Another girl when she saw...
Forum: Recipes 10-09-2009, 04:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,239
Posted By rodamala
Yeah, it's extreme lazyman's pulled pork, but it...

Yeah, it's extreme lazyman's pulled pork, but it works well and tastes ok. I've sauced it after shredding, but the plain pulled pork is great w/o seasoning.

The bones go to the doggies, the...
Forum: Recipes 10-09-2009, 04:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,239
Posted By rodamala
I get a nice big pork shoulder for 99 cents/lb.,...

I get a nice big pork shoulder for 99 cents/lb., skin it, dump it in a slow cooker along with a can of beer and some water, and 7 hours later the pork is completely falling off the bone.

I saw...
Forum: Recipes 10-07-2009, 03:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,239
Posted By rodamala
Anyone here make pork rinds?

I am looking for something to do with the skins I cut off picnic hams everytime I make pulled pork. I'm not really a pork rind eater, but if it's something I can make and be able to use the skins,...
Forum: Frugal Living 08-11-2009, 05:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,667
Posted By rodamala
SOME PIG!

I can't help but think about Charlotte's Web when I see those pictures.
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 07-31-2009, 06:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,345
Posted By rodamala
Protip: The matter-of-factness of that...

Protip:

The matter-of-factness of that line made me smile.
Forum: Frugal Living 07-31-2009, 05:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,728
Posted By rodamala
I posted this on another forum and someone piped...

I posted this on another forum and someone piped in that putting All-Clad in the dishwasher voids the warranty.

That's like Dodge saying you aren't allowed to put haybales in the back of your...
Forum: Animals 07-31-2009, 05:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,278
Posted By rodamala
Foxes had been around my farm at night a month or...

Foxes had been around my farm at night a month or 2 ago carrying on at 2am. They have a god-awful scream... it sounds like they have wrecked their voice screaming.
...
Forum: Frugal Living 07-29-2009, 09:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,728
Posted By rodamala
Question phosphate-free dishwasher detergent alternative?

I just opened up a new bottle of Cascade dishwashing gel and lo-and-behold it's physically different. Looking at the bottle, I see it's the "phosphate-free" crap my mom has been complaining about...
Forum: Forum Help 06-17-2009, 04:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,548
Posted By rodamala
Neat

I'm a newer member to the forums here, but I have been lurking as a Guest for a long long time now. The new layout is very nice... I just need to figure it all out layoutwise and such.

I was...
Forum: Conversations 06-09-2009, 01:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,256
Posted By rodamala
Re: The cloud with no name

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mammatus_cloud
Forum: Frugal Living 06-07-2009, 11:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,756
Posted By rodamala
Re: Did anyone else notice this?

I noticed the same thing about broth... the big "economy size" isn't the bargain!

30 eggs packaged in a cardboard flat are also more per egg than the styrofoam dozen. Make zero sense to gouge the...
Forum: Frugal Living 06-04-2009, 02:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,756
Posted By rodamala
Re: Did anyone else notice this?

The dude I live with absolutely adores Wegman's and I suppose that they have a place, but not for my money. Their prices are not competitive for the type of staple items I buy for the house (I do all...
Forum: Energy 05-30-2009, 04:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,722
Posted By rodamala
Re: Kill-a-watt help?

Defrosting is an important part of efficient freezer operation. In a freezer, you are trying to remove heat from the cold space and dump this heat outside of that cold space (the exterior coils on...
Forum: Frugal Living 04-22-2009, 03:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,896
Posted By rodamala
Re: Good boots

no... but they don't even make the boot i wear anymore... i have to find "new old stock". my next boot will most likely be a redwing... but by then they won't be made here either.
Forum: Frugal Living 04-20-2009, 08:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,896
Posted By rodamala
Re: Good boots

Friends and coworkers have sworn by redwings; However, my boots, for the past 20 years, have been carolinas.

Shortline railroading is particularly tough on boots. I've had mine last for 3 years...
Forum: Frugal Living 04-20-2009, 08:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,756
Posted By rodamala
Re: Did anyone else notice this?

my friend makes fun of me for spending time cutting coupons and pouring over the local grocery store circulars at the kitchen table... then spending 3 hours at the grocery store with my scientific...
Forum: Hellos & Happy Birthdays 10-04-2008, 11:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 565
Posted By rodamala
Hello from Rodamala

Trolled here forever, figured it was time to start contributing.

Rod
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