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Forum: Wild/Feral/Nuisance/Control 09-20-2018, 09:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 154
Posted By Tim Horton
Did you see what the prey was ??? Was the prey...

Did you see what the prey was ??? Was the prey on the ground ??

If the prey was a bird in the air, the predator could also have been a Peregrine Falcon. I suspect the falcon is about the same...
Forum: History 09-19-2018, 10:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 40
Posted By Tim Horton
Tell me you didn't give this fool money ??

Tell me you didn't give this fool money ??
Forum: Wild/Feral/Nuisance/Control 09-17-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 154
Posted By Tim Horton
I'm looking at a .25 cal benjamin pellet rifle...

I'm looking at a .25 cal benjamin pellet rifle for such problems.
That will work, if conditions are OK to use that tool.

I'm thinking I have enough light fence wire and chicken wire gathered to...
Forum: Conversations 09-15-2018, 11:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 550
Posted By Tim Horton
Captain Hall the Last Voyage

Cold, windy, spitting snow this morning light drizzle this afternoon.
Partly cloudy, high and low temps of 9C to -1C forecast the next 10 days.

MIL called late this afternoon to say she just...
Forum: Conversations 09-12-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 550
Posted By Tim Horton
Dreary overcast, light breeze, and snow... You...

Dreary overcast, light breeze, and snow... You heard right, snow. Hourly forecast for today shows rain all day and night. Here in this bush it is snow. Not sticking to anything yet but...
Forum: Food 09-10-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 61
Posted By Tim Horton
Odd Measurements.....

Odd Measurements in cooking.......

This deserves a bit of attention I think.
Sweetie is into books.. My interest is in steam rail history and cook books and more.

One of our favorites are...
Forum: Conversations 09-10-2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 550
Posted By Tim Horton
After I posted yesterday we had tea and toast...

After I posted yesterday we had tea and toast then off to town to an appointment to pick apples. On the way in, about a kilometer into town on the main highway from where our road intersects by our...
Forum: Conversations 09-09-2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 550
Posted By Tim Horton
Busy Saturday.. Usual just before daylight...

Busy Saturday.. Usual just before daylight sprinkle of rain. Overnight low temps close to 0C, with this coming mid week low predicted -3C. Ice on the dog water dish. Still not out of fire smoke...
Forum: Food 09-05-2018, 02:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 113
Posted By Tim Horton
One quarter teaspoon..... Sounds more...

One quarter teaspoon.....
Sounds more appropriate than a half or full teaspoon.

Thanks for the help.
Forum: Conversations 09-05-2018, 02:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 550
Posted By Tim Horton
Today was unique to say the least. Cold this...

Today was unique to say the least. Cold this morning, near 0C. Whip cream fog all over the bush. Not just over the lake, but all over. Couldn't see more than 20 meters across the yard, down the...
Forum: Conversations 09-01-2018, 10:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 550
Posted By Tim Horton
September 2018

Another turn of the calendar. Now it seems time is slipping away. And I've got too much to get done.

Got 3 thunder storms last night. Early evening and it turned dark as the inside of a...
Forum: Conversations 08-31-2018, 01:22 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,610
Posted By Tim Horton
Overcast, breezy, about 5C this morning. Would...

Overcast, breezy, about 5C this morning. Would have been whip cream fog on the lake if not for the wind. Forecast for rain Sunday and Monday. Should have known that as a long weekend.

Busy day...
Forum: Food 08-30-2018, 05:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 113
Posted By Tim Horton
"Salt Spoon" Conversion

Sweetie is into books big time......
That includes cook books. One British old time cook book she came across refers to measurements in units of "salt spoon" I seem to also remember vague...
Forum: Wild/Feral/Nuisance/Control 08-29-2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 154
Posted By Tim Horton
Crows

Crows seem to be rampant this year.
Got to thinking and discovered we haven't seen a single eagle this spring and summer. There is usually at least one around.

Crows have been everywhere. ...
Forum: Conversations 08-29-2018, 04:12 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,610
Posted By Tim Horton
Like said, this is a bit early for these temps. ...

Like said, this is a bit early for these temps. Lows here of 0 or 1C at night. No frost as the ground is warm enough. Day highs of 10-12C (range of 33-55F) Beautiful whip cream fog on the lake...
Forum: Wild/Feral/Nuisance/Control 08-29-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 132
Posted By Tim Horton
About 99 of 100 times pepper spray is used it is...

About 99 of 100 times pepper spray is used it is used incorrectly. Problem is for that to be the most effective the threat has to be well within most peoples comfort boundary. And about 99 out of...
Forum: Conversations 08-27-2018, 10:37 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,610
Posted By Tim Horton
With the thunder and rain yesterday and very...

With the thunder and rain yesterday and very early this morning we got about 1cm in the rain gauge. Thank you Lord. Rained about 4cm in town, in the river valley. Wed, Thur, Fri are to be rain...
Forum: Conversations 08-25-2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,610
Posted By Tim Horton
Just a sprinkle of rain at day break today. ...

Just a sprinkle of rain at day break today. Enough to get the grass wet and the barn roof. Dog came back in damp. Forest fire haze not any better, but not any worse. Still not good. Forest fire...
Forum: Conversations 08-23-2018, 12:54 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,610
Posted By Tim Horton
Bad couple days with smoke haze and smell. No...

Bad couple days with smoke haze and smell. No breeze so haze lying right down at ground level. Only about 50 meters visibility on the road. Only 100 meters across the small pasture to the lake....
Forum: Philosophy 08-22-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 172
Posted By Tim Horton
WOW.... That must be the biggest words I've ever...

WOW.... That must be the biggest words I've ever seen. Think I sprained my lip trying to pronounce that..

OK........... I suppose anything is possible....

I mean.. If it weren't for that...
Forum: Conversations 08-21-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,610
Posted By Tim Horton
Barometer is falling a bit from the high for the...

Barometer is falling a bit from the high for the last few days. That means the smoke is rising a bit. Not gone, just higher. Still blood red sun rise and set. Overnight lows at about 5C, so steel...
Forum: Communications/Computers/Software 08-21-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 165
Posted By Tim Horton
Wow... Sorry to be no help, but I'm virtually...

Wow... Sorry to be no help, but I'm virtually totally illiterate about phones. I have one, but all it does is call and text. I can call, but barely text. All compounded by the extremely spotty...
Forum: Conversations 08-17-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,610
Posted By Tim Horton
Just got a call from MIL. Her cousin from west...

Just got a call from MIL. Her cousin from west of all of us brought there saddle horse, trailer and such to there place. Fire in that area is treating to close highway down from cousins to the...
Forum: Wild/Feral/Nuisance/Control 08-17-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 132
Posted By Tim Horton
Double trouble for sure..... Fish near by. Even...

Double trouble for sure..... Fish near by. Even if not that close to you, still an attractant from all directions. Moose with a late calf is a major bear attractant. As a kid I remember feeding...
Forum: Conversations 08-15-2018, 12:17 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,610
Posted By Tim Horton
NOT GOOD.... !!!..... Yesterday was back to...

NOT GOOD.... !!!..... Yesterday was back to smoke haze and bad smell. At day break today and all day it has been THICK haze with about quarter kilometer visibility. That is here in the bush. Pot...
Forum: Conversations 08-12-2018, 02:40 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,610
Posted By Tim Horton
WOW..... JUST WOW..... Bright blue sky,...

WOW..... JUST WOW.....

Bright blue sky, sunny, light breeze and cool this morning. Last night low temp about 8C. Frontal passage sometime last night so with wind in a different direction all...
Forum: Conversations 08-10-2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,610
Posted By Tim Horton
There are only 3 (?) Bass Pro store in far...

There are only 3 (?) Bass Pro store in far eastern Canada. But Cabelas and Canadian Tire store with much sporting goods are close. WONDERFUL places to browse outdoor products.

Summer gun show...
Forum: Health 08-10-2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 151
Posted By Tim Horton
Mouth Wash

In the health section of another site a poster there was singing the virtues of mouth wash as a SHTF personal hygiene body cleansing product. Saying things like use it to cleanse "delicate",...
Forum: Plants 08-08-2018, 08:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 46
Posted By Tim Horton
Ground Cherries.....

Earlier this year we made a major trip to the local green house. Sweetie and they all know one another by first names, preferences, and the like. They have a rewards points program of some kind...
Forum: Farm/ Garden/Flowers/ Shrubs/ Trees 08-08-2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 15,473
Posted By Tim Horton
Being the definition of "black thumb" my...

Being the definition of "black thumb" my Lingonberry project didn't go well.

There is small amounts of a variety of "low bush" cranberry around here and much more like that to the north of us. ...
Forum: Conversations 08-08-2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,610
Posted By Tim Horton
Wind changed (frontal passage) and smoke from...

Wind changed (frontal passage) and smoke from fires west of us has made it miserable the last few days. Smoke hanging in trees and over the lake looks like fog. At best half kilometer visibility...
Forum: Health 08-08-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 14,120
Posted By Tim Horton
Sleep....... Have to say (knock on wood) I seem...

Sleep.......
Have to say (knock on wood) I seem able to sleep the whole night OK.
But do wake at 5am sharp for a washroom break. However this washroom visit is NOT to be ignored or put off for...
Forum: Conversations 08-05-2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,610
Posted By Tim Horton
I've been weather cheated....... They predicted...

I've been weather cheated.......
They predicted thunderstorms one day last week and 2 days of rain after. At high noon the thunderstorm day there was one boom of thunder then nothing. The next...
Forum: Conversations 08-01-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,610
Posted By Tim Horton
August 2018

At least it has cooled off. The high today only to be 13C. Still predicting thunderstorms, but much later in the day. Still have rain predicted tomorrow, so hope it amounts to more than a...
Forum: Conversations 08-01-2018, 03:10 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,048
Posted By Tim Horton
Somewhat cooler today. Only 20C instead of the...

Somewhat cooler today. Only 20C instead of the 30-32C it has been for highs the last few days. Kind of eerie overcast. Mostly due to a grassland and a forest fire (separate fires) we seem to be...
Forum: Auto/Truck/Other Transportation 07-31-2018, 02:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 352
Posted By Tim Horton
A couple clues from the posts that I have seen...

A couple clues from the posts that I have seen before.......

1... 2 gallon extra fluid in motor is a BIG problem..
1A.. 2 gallon extra fluid NOT turning into an antifreeze milk shake.

2... ...
Forum: Conversations 07-29-2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,048
Posted By Tim Horton
JELLY FOAM......... Yesterday sweetie made...

JELLY FOAM.........

Yesterday sweetie made jelly out of the berries we picked. She made a "Bramble Berry" jelly from juice she made of the 3 types berries. Processed them all through her stove...
Forum: Conversations 07-25-2018, 09:06 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,048
Posted By Tim Horton
Yesterday was a day I will NOT soon forget... ...

Yesterday was a day I will NOT soon forget...
Sweetie woke me at 5;30am saying, we have something to do. Dress for town.
OK........ Calm, cold 2C degree morning. So off she drives me to very...
Forum: Conversations 07-20-2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,048
Posted By Tim Horton
GLORIOUS RAIN.......

Must have started late last night into this morning. About 2cm it appears so far. Still overcast with clouds moving around.

Setanta must have loaded his couch back into the truck to make it...
Forum: Rifles/Shotguns 07-19-2018, 09:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 12,240
Posted By Tim Horton
A bit of info that may be useful. If I have...

A bit of info that may be useful.
If I have the history right.... Yes, the 257 Roberts, 244 Rem, 6mm Rem are all variations from the 7x57 Mauser parent case. Yes. the 7-08, 260 Rem are from the...
Forum: Rifles/Shotguns 07-19-2018, 01:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 161
Posted By Tim Horton
At one time I had a Gamo Whisper. It was a fixed...

At one time I had a Gamo Whisper. It was a fixed barrel, with a one throw cocking lever under the barrel. Also .177 caliber. It went to a young guy who could use it more than I at that time.
...
Forum: Conversations 07-17-2018, 09:46 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,048
Posted By Tim Horton
Overcast, about 5 degrees cooler today, but muggy...

Overcast, about 5 degrees cooler today, but muggy and a few drips of sprinkle on the way home from town. Did some usual errands, thrift store, bread and milk grocery stop, library stop.

Got a...
Forum: Conversations 07-16-2018, 09:57 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,048
Posted By Tim Horton
Busy garage sale weekend.... Saturday went to...

Busy garage sale weekend.... Saturday went to town with the map and list from the newspaper. A couple town errands also made for a busy day. Found out the next community up from us had a...
Forum: Conversations 07-13-2018, 09:18 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,048
Posted By Tim Horton
Happy Friday the 13th....... Stayed home today...

Happy Friday the 13th.......
Stayed home today and yesterday. Not going to temp fate... snicker

Cool forenoons, warmer afternoons, windy all day and dry. No more afternoon thunderstorms.
...
Forum: Conversations 07-09-2018, 11:39 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,048
Posted By Tim Horton
!@#$%^&*() Dude....... You need to friend...

!@#$%^&*()
Dude....... You need to friend someone with scuba gear..... :D
Forum: Conversations 07-09-2018, 01:04 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,048
Posted By Tim Horton
A cold front came through last night, so our warm...

A cold front came through last night, so our warm spell is over. It is now 63 F. and raining.
RRRRRRRRRRRR
Thanks for that bit of info Don. Will be looking forward to ti. Not hot here, but...
Forum: Conversations 07-05-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,048
Posted By Tim Horton
Yesterday and for the next full week are to be...

Yesterday and for the next full week are to be warm. Highs of 20-25C, with afternoon thunderstorms. Yesterdays storm was only enough to wet the grass about the time to do chores.

Off to...
Forum: Conversations 07-04-2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,048
Posted By Tim Horton
Happy July 4th, US Windy and cool 10 - 15C...

Happy July 4th, US

Windy and cool 10 - 15C for highs and 2 - 5C lows. Most afternoons or early mornings we do get a skiff of rain. Just enough to wet the grass for a few hours, not enough to...
Forum: Conversations 07-01-2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,048
Posted By Tim Horton
July 2018

HAPPY CANADA DAY......

Today is our version of your 4th of July, but a bit later. 1867 vs 1776.

Forecast was for rain all three weekend days. Just one sprinkle last night in this part of...
Forum: Conversations 06-28-2018, 01:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 168
Posted By Tim Horton
Summer 2018... So far...

Summer has gone well here in the bush, for the most part........

Sweeties garden is doing well. Greenhouse is doing OK with the more tender plants. The best you can expect here. I have kept...
Forum: Conversations 06-21-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,320
Posted By Tim Horton
WOW....... What a night...... Haven't got to...

WOW....... What a night...... Haven't got to say that in a long time... snicker

Clouded over about 7pm, cool, strong north wind, thunder and cloud lightning. Although it was a comfortable temp...
Forum: Plants 06-20-2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 265
Posted By Tim Horton
Thanks for the info.. Will make a list of names...

Thanks for the info..
Will make a list of names and such as I shop Amazon, Better World Books, and such through out the year.

SUPER, DOUBLE SECRET INFO.... When I make a score of one kind or...
Forum: Conversations 06-20-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,320
Posted By Tim Horton
Barometer has been up and down like an elevator. ...

Barometer has been up and down like an elevator. All the way from bottom to top and back again. My ankles, knees, hip are keeping me aware of all this changing.

Hot, dry predicted until this...
Forum: Animals 06-19-2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 400
Posted By Tim Horton
Result in long-eared chickens or egg-laying...

Result in long-eared chickens or egg-laying rabbits?

So I been lied to all these years about the Easter Bunny ??
Forum: Plants 06-19-2018, 05:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 265
Posted By Tim Horton
Good Garden Books.....

For Christmas, birthday and various other holidays I have gotten KarenBC books by a master gardener named Jerry Baker. She is more than happy with reading them as she says they are down to earth...
Forum: Conversations 06-18-2018, 12:17 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,320
Posted By Tim Horton
Hunter Didn't some of those lure bodies come...

Hunter

Didn't some of those lure bodies come with a deep hole in them to put a scent attractant pill into ??

You could drill a hole in one a fill it with stink bait just to try out. Keep in...
Forum: Conversations 06-17-2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,320
Posted By Tim Horton
BACON..... BACON....

HAPPY FATHERS DAY.......

Fathers Day breakfast at the local community hall. Always the same breakfast, but always good. Caught up on most of the latest neighborhood news. Seems I'm not the...
Forum: Food 06-15-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 499
Posted By Tim Horton
Utt-oh...... My bad... The recipe had been...

Utt-oh...... My bad...
The recipe had been requested and I though I looked up the right recipe.

So if anyone tries this, one recipe or another, please post your results.
I'm curious how it...
Forum: Food 06-15-2018, 02:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 499
Posted By Tim Horton
Candied Rhubarb....

Sweetie made this. She also added about 6-8 cinnamon red hots to the mix.
She ran them in the dehydrator until they were more leathery than chewy.

I though they were good. She thought they were...
Forum: Conversations 06-14-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,320
Posted By Tim Horton
Internet has been wonky the last week (?) or so...

Internet has been wonky the last week (?) or so as weather has been deep, deep overcast, cool, windy, and damp. Did get about 3cm rain in the gauge over it all. Problem is with high temps at no...
Forum: Conversations 06-09-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,320
Posted By Tim Horton
Last weekend we got about 2cm rain, off and on...

Last weekend we got about 2cm rain, off and on all weekend. Now yesterday and last night about another 1.5cm rain so far. I'm OK with that. Will give me a chance to burn off the big 2 meter fire...
Forum: Conversations 05-30-2018, 11:25 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,095
Posted By Tim Horton
Cloudy, cool something less than 10C for high...

Cloudy, cool something less than 10C for high temp. Barn roof and outside car wet in the morning, but no frost. The frost we did have took a couple leaves of her outside peppers but nothing else...
Forum: Conversations 05-28-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,095
Posted By Tim Horton
Cool 9C for a high temp today, sun is out, but...

Cool 9C for a high temp today, sun is out, but quite windy from the east. Another front passing I suspect. Dog is out in a favorite dry spot under a big pine tree soaking up rays.
ggggggg

If...
Forum: Conversations 05-27-2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,095
Posted By Tim Horton
Started the weekend early Saturday morning with...

Started the weekend early Saturday morning with the ground wet and a thin layer of frost on a car sitting outside. Mid day drizzle or rain shower Friday and Saturday both. Overcast and temp no...
Forum: Water 05-26-2018, 01:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 886
Posted By Tim Horton
Also each gallon weight 8.6 pounds and so the...

Also each gallon weight 8.6 pounds and so the size of the tank will increase the pressure. I was thinking of a 55 gallon tank.
00000
The weight of the total amount of water you have at the top (to...
Forum: Plants 05-24-2018, 08:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 759
Posted By Tim Horton
Sweet corn on the cob has a lot of kilometers on...

Sweet corn on the cob has a lot of kilometers on it by the time it gets to this part of the bush. And a price to reflect that.

I have to wonder regardless what pollinates what both kinds are an...
Forum: Water 05-24-2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 886
Posted By Tim Horton
Yes... I believe you are on the right track. ...

Yes... I believe you are on the right track. Knowing the pressure needed, will determine the height the source needs to be above the use point.

I'm going to presume your tank "further away"...
Forum: Homesteading 05-23-2018, 02:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 421
Posted By Tim Horton
Good to hear from you Doc.... Yes... Your...

Good to hear from you Doc....

Yes... Your absence was noticed and cause for concern. Glad to hear all are well.

This winter seemed to take a tole on many over and above any ones level of usual...
Forum: Conversations 05-23-2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,095
Posted By Tim Horton
Tommy Rooster

For the most part a beautiful long weekend here in the bush. Wet on Sunday morning and a bit of drizzle in the afternoon. Gave me opportunity to burn off the big 2 meter fire pit I had ready and...
Forum: Water 05-23-2018, 12:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 886
Posted By Tim Horton
A detail that may help..... For every 1ft...

A detail that may help.....

For every 1ft 4inch height will create 1lb of water pressure.

So for instance... If you have the lowest opening in your water tank approximately 7ft above the...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 05-22-2018, 11:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 524
Posted By Tim Horton
Funny you mention blackberry. We just...

Funny you mention blackberry.
We just brought up a jar of "Bumble Berry" jam from the cold room. A mix of all dark berries to include blackberry, black current, Saskatoon berry, honey berry,...
Forum: Conversations 05-14-2018, 02:31 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,095
Posted By Tim Horton
Happy Mothers Day.....

Happy Mothers Day to all you ladies, whether you are a mother or not.

High temps both Saturday and today at between 20 - 25C. Bright, sunny, slight gusty breeze from north, north west. Average...
Forum: Conversations 05-06-2018, 07:17 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,095
Posted By Tim Horton
XXXXXX SHARE.... If nothing else send...

XXXXXX

SHARE.... If nothing else send recipe in a PM...
We get and have cranberries up to your eye balls.
For what ever reason they are cheap here.
Thanks
Forum: Conversations 05-06-2018, 03:50 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,095
Posted By Tim Horton
RHUBARB BBQ SAUCE.....

Good use for last years frozen fruit....

1 cup rhubarb... cut 1/2" or less
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 Table spoons cider vinegar
2 Table spoons catsup
2-4 drops pepper sauce (Tabasco)
1 1/2 tea...
Forum: Conversations 05-05-2018, 05:32 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,095
Posted By Tim Horton
Nicer today. Last few days overcast, windy,...

Nicer today. Last few days overcast, windy, light drizzle. Just enough to drip off roof and make ground damp. Must be the dregs of the weather Doninalaska had with the rain he mentioned. MIL says...
Forum: Conversations 04-29-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,154
Posted By Tim Horton
Windy, but still quite nice the last week plus. ...

Windy, but still quite nice the last week plus. Driveway and all other places I moved snow are bare ground. Dry on top, but still frozen a short way down. Garden, pasture still have a meter of...
Forum: Health 04-25-2018, 04:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,089
Posted By Tim Horton
Glad to hear you are doing well. Even with...

Glad to hear you are doing well.
Even with the less invasive surgery techniques it still takes a recovery plan and time to heal.

The issue after that is diet for most people. Even if the...
Forum: Conversations 04-24-2018, 12:46 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,154
Posted By Tim Horton
EXCITING weekend here in the bush... Sunday was...

EXCITING weekend here in the bush... Sunday was the first day the temp got up to 10C (double digit high) since some time last fall. Today was 15C for a high. Wonderful as that is, we still have...
Forum: Food 04-23-2018, 05:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 903
Posted By Tim Horton
No..... I have not got or found local bacon...

No..... I have not got or found local bacon bouillon.
However.... I have found pork bouillon.
It has a kind of brown lard consistency and taste. Kind of salty as expected.

I plan to use...
Forum: Sewing/Knitting/Crocheting/Needlepoint 04-21-2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 691
Posted By Tim Horton
Um..... I have virtually no needle work ability,...

Um..... I have virtually no needle work ability, other than crude button replacement.

The mechanical side of my pea size brain has to wonder, for instance, if you can assemble a bunch of winter...
Forum: Homesteading 04-21-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,737
Posted By Tim Horton
Seems a very small percent of people can go...

Seems a very small percent of people can go through life sailing clean clear water. Time to time most of us end up in stormy and less than story book situations.

The test of this is how you...
Forum: Hellos & Happy Birthdays 04-20-2018, 03:35 PM
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Views: 1,263
Posted By Tim Horton
From the GWN, welcome back. Sure you will...

From the GWN, welcome back.

Sure you will notice that in a number of years at least some things have changed.
But most things do over time.
Forum: Conversations 04-15-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,154
Posted By Tim Horton
Very bright sunny today. Temp is only 1C, so not...

Very bright sunny today. Temp is only 1C, so not that pleasant.
A lot of packed snow on the drive and yard yet. A lot of this pack is undermined and hollow under it. Ground is still froze, only...
Forum: Conversations 04-09-2018, 09:20 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,154
Posted By Tim Horton
Sunday, Sunday, Sunday......... Busy,...

Sunday, Sunday, Sunday.........

Busy, interesting day. Cancer Society had a fishing, outdoor equipment swap, sale. Not bad, not great. Big spring antique show, sale at Roll-a-Dome. Again not...
Forum: Food 04-02-2018, 05:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 903
Posted By Tim Horton
Bacon Bullion.....

Honest to God.... That is what it is said to be.

Going through a thousand things looking for meal in a jar recipes, I ran across something that said use "bacon bullion" I think it was with...
Forum: Conversations 04-02-2018, 05:52 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,154
Posted By Tim Horton
You are such lucky ducks....... Our high temp...

You are such lucky ducks.......
Our high temp today was a whopping -10C About 12F..... Ouch..
Was bright and sunny with a north wind. Week after this coming is supposed to be much nicer. ...
Forum: Conversations 03-31-2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,990
Posted By Tim Horton
I was wrong...... When I waded out to get the...

I was wrong......
When I waded out to get the tractor yesterday, there was all of 40cm new snow on the flat. Like said all my pathways, lanes etc were drifted worse. Now today so far bright,...
Forum: Conversations 03-30-2018, 06:11 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,990
Posted By Tim Horton
"Spring is still 6 weeks away"........ That way...

"Spring is still 6 weeks away"........ That way here in this bush also.
Still daily high temps of -7C, windy, high barometer, and low humidity.

"Snowfall warning" for last night. Predicted 15...
Forum: Conversations 03-26-2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,990
Posted By Tim Horton
March..... Lions and Lambs ???

How does it go ? March comes and goes like a lion or lamb ??

What ever it is, it seems to be hanging on until the bitter end of winter.
For the last week at least early mornings with 5cm of...
Forum: Tractors 03-20-2018, 09:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 558
Posted By Tim Horton
My first advice is to go to the small/compact...

My first advice is to go to the small/compact tractor forums and learn, learn, learn.......

Green Tractor Talk

Kubota forum

My tractor dot net

And others I can't dredge up at the moment.
Forum: Animals 03-12-2018, 01:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 964
Posted By Tim Horton
"Chicks" 2018

2018-03-11.........
Got my lazy self out today and did some things useful. Of that I took out ashes for dust bath boxes and a bag of chick starter to the hen house. KarenBC had noted on the...
Forum: Conversations 03-11-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,990
Posted By Tim Horton
Spring Ahead... Again

Spring ahead... Again....
I only have one clock adjusted yet. Several more to go.

Bright sunny calm morning at -8C. High today and most of next week to be about 0C. Problem is the sun seems...
Forum: Humor 03-08-2018, 10:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 453
Posted By Tim Horton
I WILL be using this in our part of the GWN. ...

I WILL be using this in our part of the GWN.

It will go over big here.

Thanks for sharing.
Forum: Food 03-06-2018, 05:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 493
Posted By Tim Horton
Onion Soup 1 C French onion soup powder ...

Onion Soup

1 C French onion soup powder
1/4 C beef soup powder
(substitute chicken soup powder, I haven't tried that yet.
1/4 tsp find black pepper
pinch cayenne pepper (optional)(kind of...
Forum: Food 03-04-2018, 09:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 493
Posted By Tim Horton
Recipe,Meals in a Jar

Hot Drinks......

xxxx
Campfire Coffee.

2 C instant coffee
2 C coffee creamer powder
1 C milk powder
1 C sweetener (I use Splenda)
Mix. Store air tight.
Forum: Food 03-04-2018, 09:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,051
Posted By Tim Horton
INSTRUCTIONS.....

What ticked me off the most is people who use a 43 minute video to dispense 8 minutes of info. I don't need to know how grandma likes this recipe over that recipe, or how little Suzy at college...
Forum: Food 03-04-2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,051
Posted By Tim Horton
Well they finely drove me nuts...... (short...

Well they finely drove me nuts...... (short trip)

I'm ticked off and had it with you tube and web articles from people that make "cute" things, people who use uncommon expensive ingredients, and...
Forum: Conversations 03-02-2018, 03:40 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,990
Posted By Tim Horton
Good and bad weather news..... It is still...

Good and bad weather news.....
It is still hovering around 0C for highs and -10C or so for lows. Predictable if nothing else. Snow that started early Tuesday morning has stopped. Have about 20 to...
Forum: Food 03-01-2018, 10:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,051
Posted By Tim Horton
Yes Bean. You are on the right track. ...

Yes Bean. You are on the right track. 110%.......

Meals that are "add water" without exotic ingredients. Ingredients local grocery available. Homemade ingredients. For instance, imitation...
Forum: Food 02-28-2018, 06:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,051
Posted By Tim Horton
Meal-in-a-Jar Recipe

I've spent a part of this winter researching Meal-in-a-Jar recipes. With a difference... NOT the cutie things with the picture perfect layers and cute cloth on top like you give Grandma for a gift....
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