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Forum: Animals 08-11-2014, 01:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 238
Posted By bopperman
On being touched and the virtues of it

I had two Aunts that were considered touched. I myself also have inherited that condition . The term touched originally came from the American Indians . When they raided a settlement or village to...
Forum: Conversations 06-10-2014, 01:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 314
Posted By bopperman
The Final Inspection

That was most powerful ! Coming from the Nam Generation , it becomes even more so . I still remember the foam at the mouth libs spitting on our returning vets . Shouting out Baby Killers . I tried...
Forum: Conversations 06-05-2014, 01:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,443
Posted By bopperman
I am into many types of music but my favorites...

I am into many types of music but my favorites are always Bluegrass and Southern Gospel. Anything by Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys or Vestal Goodman . Love the video on youtube of...
Forum: Livestock/Horses 06-05-2014, 01:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 692
Posted By bopperman
Beulah

When I first got little Beulah Mae , I was stumped at giving her a name . As I sat in my utv one night communing with my goats [ yes,I commune regularly with my critters] Beulah Mae was just staring...
Forum: Prayer Requests 05-27-2014, 01:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,012
Posted By bopperman
Praying for a Miracle .

I am praying for Gods intervention and a healthy normal baby just as our Father designed it . I ran over my Great Grand Daughter Abigail two weeks after her 5th birthday with a 5000 pound tractor ....
Forum: Wild/Feral/Nuisance/Control 05-27-2014, 01:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 977
Posted By bopperman
Nasty Wild Dogs in Texas

It was the spring of 1978 and I was bicycling through Texas after visiting a childhood friend in Baytown. Somewhere between Houston and Dallas there is a huge landfill out in the boonies . It was a...
Forum: Livestock/Horses 05-18-2014, 01:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 692
Posted By bopperman
Beulah Mae the house goat

I put an ad on craigslist to trim down my herd of goats some . I soon got a call from some city folks in Galion just north of my farm about 12 miles. They said they wanted a goat for a pet . I told...
Forum: State / Country Talk 02-09-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,379
Posted By bopperman
Right next door

Being from Ohio with much kin near the big river I can attest to the character and down-home hospitality of Kentuckians. They are a proud and distinct people with libertarian leanings . If you ain't...
Forum: Farm/ Garden/Flowers/ Shrubs/ Trees 02-09-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 376
Posted By bopperman
Point of Rocks

I can sympathize with that. I had to go to Point of Rocks Wyoming to a power plant to work on some lifting equipment two years ago before I "retired". I wondered about the name until I got there . I...
Forum: Animals 12-04-2013, 09:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,884
Posted By bopperman
milking fainters

You will not get the productivity from the average Fainting goat that you do a pure milk type of goat but depending on the individual doe they can give a decent amount of high quality milk. Well...
Forum: Energy 12-01-2013, 09:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,422
Posted By bopperman
Basement Placement

After building our house in 2001 we put the huge old Shenandoah R-75 in the basement. Leaving the basement door open and cutting a couple warm air vents in the floors allows the gentle heat to...
Forum: Animals 11-30-2013, 09:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,884
Posted By bopperman
best dual purpose goat

In my humble opinion the best dual purpose goat has to be the Tennessee Fainting Goat. The milk is rich and creamy. The meat is way better than any other breed. It is not goaty tasting at all. The...
Forum: Financial 10-26-2013, 11:50 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 551
Posted By bopperman
Homestead Insurance [best deals]

Anyone got any recommendations for a homestead insurance company? Since I retired from working for other folks anyhow , I dropped my high dollar insurance plan. I own it and I can build it again if...
Forum: Your Homestead 10-26-2013, 11:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,598
Posted By bopperman
We keep a couple kerosene lamps burning in our...

We keep a couple kerosene lamps burning in our greenhouse when it gets cold here in the Buckeye. They also give off that deadly and Obama EPA targeted CO2 which your tomaters [sic] love and thrive...
Forum: Farm/ Garden/Flowers/ Shrubs/ Trees 03-22-2013, 05:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,070
Posted By bopperman
Great Ideas

As usual the homestead crowd puts out great advice and novel ideas . Thanks for the help . I'm going to try the ideas with photo documentation for a possible mother earth article. I'll have to share...
Forum: Homesteading 03-21-2013, 08:51 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,821
Posted By bopperman
Raspberries-nuts-cheese

Raspberries are quickly and easily propagated and sell out quickly in season. Hickory and black walnuts are a learned experience to crack but around here they bring mega-bucks at the local auctions...
Forum: Homesteading 03-20-2013, 07:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,067
Posted By bopperman
Hey Jon , I'm always open to instruction. I do...

Hey Jon , I'm always open to instruction. I do plan on squeezing as much freerange time as possible out of my critters. Less manure to haul and the benefits of fresh are equal to nothing you can...
Forum: Homesteading 03-20-2013, 07:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,067
Posted By bopperman
That was great . I watched videos for two hours ....

That was great . I watched videos for two hours . Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge and skills. The drive over piles do have an edge over everything else for sure. When our homestead...
Forum: Rifles/Shotguns 03-18-2013, 01:10 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 16,062
Posted By bopperman
My favorite shtf gun is :

I got purty near everything caliber wise but for the end of days scenario I will count on my trusty 357 caliber. I have stockpiled various rounds [all very hot] and have some revolvers , a semi-auto...
Forum: Homesteading 03-18-2013, 12:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,067
Posted By bopperman
Salatin Process

Jon , Where did Salatin farm ? It is brutal here in the winter sometimes [sometimes not] with 3 feet of snow cover for a month or two at a time in a rough winter and the critters would have a heck of...
Forum: Homesteading 03-18-2013, 12:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,067
Posted By bopperman
That's a wad of valuable info there . One...

That's a wad of valuable info there . One question though PlowPoint. Does the pad of sileage need to be covered from the rain/snow ? I live in the rolling hill country of central Ohio. We do get...
Forum: Rifles/Shotguns 03-16-2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,998
Posted By bopperman
You have a valid point there but the Nagant is...

You have a valid point there but the Nagant is paid for and registered to someone in Russia HA!HA! . The work I have had done is with my neighbors help. He is a oldtime gunsmith and has worked on...
Forum: Homesteading 03-16-2013, 05:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,067
Posted By bopperman
Homesteading Fodder to Chew On

Thanks,OldTimer and Jon. That gives me some fodder to chew in for a spell. I will start stopping and asking about deconstructing silos. Probably put on a couple craigslist ads and see if I can get...
Forum: Tractors 03-16-2013, 08:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 10,863
Posted By bopperman
We have a combination of level river valley...

We have a combination of level river valley coupled with very steep and treacherous hills. I bought a used Satoh Beaver 4WD for climbing the hills to reach my plateaus up top . I reversed both front...
Forum: Homesteading 03-16-2013, 08:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,067
Posted By bopperman
Haylage/sileage help needed

I am interested in making sileage and storing it in a trench silo . After cutting and blowing it into the wagon , what would be the best way to get it in the trench after that? Any hints and helps on...
Forum: Rifles/Shotguns 03-14-2013, 12:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,998
Posted By bopperman
Mosin-Nagant

I beg to differ with the opinions expressed on the Mosin. Mine is a 1947 unissued with a virgin bore. The wood stock was professionally replaced with a polymer bedded with glass . It cost a mere $400...
Forum: Firearms/Weapons 03-03-2013, 07:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,242
Posted By bopperman
Great honest article about 2nd amendment

I read a great [deleted] article about what , if anything , will you do when they come for your guns . Which they will if Obama has any say in the matter. 88 % of Americans were against a nationwide...
Forum: Rifles/Shotguns 03-01-2013, 10:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,998
Posted By bopperman
Decided to stay away from Red Chinese Scopes

I went with a POSP Pro 6x42 Russian military scope. Put it on the 7.62X54R and bore sighted it. I have been stepping up from 200 yds and have now gotten to 500 yds with very decent groups except the...
Forum: Rifles/Shotguns 02-09-2013, 05:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,484
Posted By bopperman
Nice 303

It looks exactly like mine. I bought it for $75 a couple years ago off a private dealer. Mine shoots really well and extremely accurate. I been blowing up feral cats with mine. It does a good job at...
Forum: Rifles/Shotguns 02-09-2013, 04:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,998
Posted By bopperman
Experience with chinese scopes ?

Does anyone have any experience good or bad with any of the chinese scopes out there ? I am looking to scope a few big rifles and really don't want to invest a grand each if I don't have to. I'm...
Forum: Plants 02-07-2013, 01:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,432
Posted By bopperman
My favorite heirloom source

My favorite heirloom seed supplier is Annies Heirloom Seeds . They are in Michigan so everything they have has made it through some pretty tough winters. The germination and purity are unsurpassed ....
Forum: Farm/ Garden/Flowers/ Shrubs/ Trees 02-07-2013, 01:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,070
Posted By bopperman
Need carrot guru

Anyone have any carrot help or advice ? We spent over $30 last year on carrot seed to no avail. Was it just a bad year here in the Buckeye for carrots ? We planted - re-planted - re-re- planted on...
Forum: State / Country Talk 02-07-2013, 12:29 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,045
Posted By bopperman
Rolling Hills of Morrow County

Homesteading organically on 30 acres of glacial alluvial paradise with my oldest Daughter and family here too. My oldest Grand Daughter just snagged the property next to us with 8 more acres . One of...
Forum: Rifles/Shotguns 02-07-2013, 12:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,908
Posted By bopperman
And they are now up to $1200.

And they are now up to $1200.
Forum: Tractors 02-07-2013, 11:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,154
Posted By bopperman
The old Fords were the brainchild of that famous...

The old Fords were the brainchild of that famous and argueably the best tractor engineer in the world , Harry Ferguson. The man was a genius and his systems were incredibly advanced for the day. He...
Forum: Tractors 02-07-2013, 11:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,701
Posted By bopperman
I wouldn't waste my money. Hydraulic leaks are...

I wouldn't waste my money. Hydraulic leaks are typically from worn/damaged seals. Seal replacement is cheap for parts. Labor is expensive. Why , I don't know. It is a simple process if the cylinder...
Forum: Animals 02-03-2013, 12:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 848
Posted By bopperman
Decided to go with Dexters

After exhausting research on cattle breeds I have decided to go with Dexters . The economy and usefullness of the Dexters is beyond any other I think.High quality meat,high quality milk , and a draft...
Forum: Self-reliance 02-03-2013, 03:06 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 16,542
Posted By bopperman
Greetings from the Buckeye , I do not want to get...

Greetings from the Buckeye , I do not want to get overly religious or political but the signs of the upcoming new world order , Mark of the Beast , or whatever you care to call it are everywhere. The...
Forum: Humor 01-15-2012, 04:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,555
Posted By bopperman
President Obama , Pope Benedict , and a boyscout...

President Obama , Pope Benedict , and a boyscout were flying back to DC after one of Barrys big speeches . Halfway back and about 25000 feet up the pilot called back and told them the engines had...
Forum: Self-reliance 01-15-2012, 04:19 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,776
Posted By bopperman
good source of shtf info

Jerry Robinson has a very good book titled "the Bankruptcy of America". Good economic news and advice on his website from a basic Christian perspective too. From what I can see following the majority...
Forum: Member Photos & Announcements 01-08-2012, 03:20 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 31,503
Posted By bopperman
Her's a pic of my solar attached greenhouse ....

Her's a pic of my solar attached greenhouse . Providing us with fresh greens,tomatos,lemons,radishes,and many other winter veggies . Week of Christmas it was 19 degrees outside and with the lid...
Forum: Animals 01-04-2012, 11:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,863
Posted By bopperman
German Shepherd ear problem

Does anyone know what might be affecting our Leo Thunderpaws ? His ears and especially his right ear itch him . He shakes his head and scratches it till it bleeds sometimes . The vet gives us an otic...
Forum: Prayer Requests 11-16-2011, 12:29 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 15,258
Posted By bopperman
Grizzly good idea

I like that idea Grizz has about praying from corner to corner. I think I'm gonna do it this weekend .
One day back a few years ago , I was riding my bike home from work. Times were hard and I...
Forum: Conversations 11-16-2011, 12:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,004
Posted By bopperman
my trick to make life meaningful

I discovered a way to take all of the petty things in life and render them totally blissful. It started in Childrens Hospital when I ran my 5 year old grand daughter over with a 5000 pound tractor ....
Forum: Self-reliance 11-15-2011, 11:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,776
Posted By bopperman
self reliance forum

I don't think that the swhtf for at least another year . Barry can.t let that happen before his second term in which he will cinch the knot around Americas jugular and apply the death grip .
Forum: Homesteading 07-17-2011, 02:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,970
Posted By bopperman
Anti-spider natural solution

We got our house built to where we could move in about June 2000. Before winter hit we were crawling with wolf spiders . They bite you at night when asleep and the venom destroys the nearest joint ....
Forum: Self-reliance 06-21-2011, 09:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,504
Posted By bopperman
I just read about a study done recently that...

I just read about a study done recently that showed that a component of lemons was given to cancer patients and that the tumor reducing effects were greater than any chemo or radiation therapy ever....
Forum: Self-reliance 06-21-2011, 09:28 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,426
Posted By bopperman
Up to and including 2003 the injectiors in your...

Up to and including 2003 the injectiors in your VW were fired purely by mechanical action . After 2003 they are controlled by an electrical current that moves a small rod up or down as it is told by...
Forum: Financial 05-21-2011, 02:11 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 21,165
Posted By bopperman
gas price info you should know

the price of gas reflects the price of gold statitistically . it takes 15 barrels of oil to equal the price of one pound of gold for the last 50 years .when the fed [the government] prints boat loads...
Forum: Tractors 05-21-2011, 01:57 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 15,246
Posted By bopperman
I have a Ford 3550 Industrial with a 735 loader ....

I have a Ford 3550 Industrial with a 735 loader . Also a Satoh Beaver 373D which I use for anything that can be done with a 17.5 horse diesl . The Beaver will do the same as the old gas engine Ford...
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 05-21-2011, 01:46 AM
Replies: 2,587
Views: 292,944
Posted By bopperman
Kicking the can down your 401K and IRA's

Obamas finance directors have come up with a neat plan how to get their greedy little paws on a whole lot of money. They will be forming a " guaranteed government returement account for all of you...
Forum: Self-reliance 05-12-2011, 04:26 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,426
Posted By bopperman
Volkswagens diesels are non-electrically fired...

Volkswagens diesels are non-electrically fired [direct injection] up to including the 2003 model year . Start shopping folks. They aint' gettin' cheaper.
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 05-12-2011, 04:19 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,994
Posted By bopperman
I live in the deep woods of north central Ohio...

I live in the deep woods of north central Ohio and travel 55 miles to Columbus for work. The economic downturn is visible already in the big city and home invasions and mugging , car-jacking have...
Forum: Humor 02-17-2011, 11:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,506
Posted By bopperman
A brain is a terrible thing to waste.

A brain is a terrible thing to waste.
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 02-13-2011, 01:40 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 45,387
Posted By bopperman
If you haven't read Mitch Daniels speech at CPAC...

If you haven't read Mitch Daniels speech at CPAC this weekend you have to google and read it . Mitch hit the ball clear out of the park and everybody in the teaparty movement is talking about it ....
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 02-06-2011, 06:37 AM
Replies: 2,587
Views: 292,944
Posted By bopperman
Economic signs

Unfortunately the economic signs are rapidly increasing.Inflation is increasing so rapidly that hyper-inflation can't be far behind. the recent QE-2 performed by the Fed has doubled the money...
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