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Forum: Homesteading 06-04-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,778
Posted By Mesquite_Bean
Wow, what a road you've travelled. :sad: ...

Wow, what a road you've travelled. :sad:

Welcome back. I remember you well from the "old" days on the board. :)
Forum: Sewing/Knitting/Crocheting/Needlepoint 06-04-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 586
Posted By Mesquite_Bean
I bought a Janome HD3000 ...

I bought a Janome HD3000 (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00916Y4YM/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1)a few years ago when my vintage Necchi developed a few gremlins and I could find no...
Forum: Food 03-06-2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,059
Posted By Mesquite_Bean
Do you have a dehydrator? It seems mine is always...

Do you have a dehydrator? It seems mine is always running. :dirol:

Instant oatmeal...
10-12 c. quick cook oatmeal
2 c. brown sugar
2 c. dehydrated shredded apples and/or raisins
1 c. walnut,...
Forum: Food 03-06-2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,059
Posted By Mesquite_Bean
I think I get what you're saying. You are...

I think I get what you're saying.

You are looking for recipes that are already portioned out for a pint or quart jar and then you plan to store with that jar a corresponding jar of canned water? ...
Forum: Food 03-01-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,059
Posted By Mesquite_Bean
I've been wanting to add "add water" meals (that...

I've been wanting to add "add water" meals (that aren't box and proceesed) but it seems those type of recipes call mostly for freeze dried ingredients. Not really opposed to it but really don't have...
Forum: Breads & Grains 08-27-2017, 10:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,340
Posted By Mesquite_Bean
I have a Nutrimill. I LOVE it. But it is...

I have a Nutrimill. I LOVE it.

But it is the only one I've ever had and have nothing to compare it to.

It is a workhorse. I have a double-digit size family and grind daily, 3x times a day.
...
Forum: Breads & Grains 08-15-2017, 09:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,618
Posted By Mesquite_Bean
Too much yeast.

Too much yeast.
Forum: Canning/Preserving 04-20-2017, 02:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 13,568
Posted By Mesquite_Bean
I don't know if I got ahold of a bad batch of OR...

I don't know if I got ahold of a bad batch of OR lids or if they changed them. Either way I pickled 18 pints of radishes and 7 quarts of beans. All failed. Not a one of the pints sealed and the lids...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 02-12-2017, 10:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 13,568
Posted By Mesquite_Bean
The box says "Made in China". Bummer, I...

The box says "Made in China".

Bummer, I never even looked until just now. :blink:
Forum: Education/Homeschool 02-11-2017, 01:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,068
Posted By Mesquite_Bean
Currently homeschooling seven. We've been...

Currently homeschooling seven.

We've been hs'ing 14 years now. Our oldest graduated last year.

We have at least 16 more years of hs'ing to go to get all our kiddos graduated. :blink: Wow, it...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 02-10-2017, 05:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 13,568
Posted By Mesquite_Bean
Just now seeing this thread. Yes, I've used...

Just now seeing this thread.

Yes, I've used them. After frieght charges I get them for about $1.50 a pack when I order a box (24) from Azure Standard.

They work just as well as the others. I...
Forum: Conversations 02-07-2017, 10:47 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 22,605
Posted By Mesquite_Bean
It's been unseasonably warm here. I love having...

It's been unseasonably warm here. I love having the windows open. :)

I got the raised beds planted and most of the seeds are started as well. Hoping to get the tilling done this week or next for...
Forum: Food 02-04-2017, 06:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 9,742
Posted By Mesquite_Bean
azurestandard.com (co-op of sorts, mostly organic...

azurestandard.com (co-op of sorts, mostly organic and non-gmo) might be another option if you have a drop site nearby.
Forum: Pets 01-21-2017, 08:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,363
Posted By Mesquite_Bean
I'm not sure where in Texas you are but we've...

I'm not sure where in Texas you are but we've almost always have used mobile vets where ever we've lived.

https://spayneuternet.org They are in and around the metroplex.

Both the feed stores in...
Forum: Homesteading 10-31-2016, 05:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 26,339
Posted By Mesquite_Bean
I agree. I absolutely agree. However the system...

I agree. I absolutely agree. However the system is overly complicated and broken, very broken...and it was broken long before it became affordable. (Thanks be to lawyers and, yes, insurance.)

I am...
Forum: Homesteading 10-30-2016, 10:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 26,339
Posted By Mesquite_Bean
We do not have insurance. My dh could get it...

We do not have insurance. My dh could get it through work but after premiums and deductibles it is anything but affordable. We belong to a healthcare sharing group and therefore are exempt from the...
Forum: Food 06-28-2016, 06:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,146
Posted By Mesquite_Bean
Jello Salad. A classier name than what dh's...

Jello Salad. A classier name than what dh's family calls it. Junk. Depending what flavor jello is used, it may be called pink junk or green junk or orange junk. His family adores the stuff. I...
Forum: Livestock/Horses 06-28-2016, 06:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,223
Posted By Mesquite_Bean
I've not had dairy sheep before, only hair sheep....

I've not had dairy sheep before, only hair sheep. Black bellies more specifically.
Currently we have nubian goats, no sheep.

I prefer the personalities of goats. But they are naughtier and...
Forum: Food 05-25-2016, 11:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,326
Posted By Mesquite_Bean
Skim milk is healthier, of course. You can get...

Skim milk is healthier, of course. You can get all the wonderful benefits and nutrition of milk with out all that nasty, horrible fat. You can have a double bacon whopper cheese burger and know your...
Forum: Beverage Making 05-03-2016, 08:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 10,570
Posted By Mesquite_Bean
Coffee. ;)

Coffee. ;)
Forum: Food 05-03-2016, 08:17 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 62,443
Posted By Mesquite_Bean
They opened an Aldi in our town a couple of years...

They opened an Aldi in our town a couple of years ago. Before then I had only heard of them.
It's a nice store...employees are friendly, store is clean and well stocked, lines aren't excessively...
Forum: Conversations 05-03-2016, 07:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,946
Posted By Mesquite_Bean
Just fyi...in Texas, as of this year, trailers...

Just fyi...in Texas, as of this year, trailers have to be inspected annually. Probably a good thing you passed on it.
Forum: Canning/Preserving 09-14-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,729
Posted By Mesquite_Bean
For me freezer space is limited. Plus freezing...

For me freezer space is limited. Plus freezing makes zukes watery. Which is ok if you plan on baking with it.

I prefer dehydrating. Chunks or shredded.

Chunks I add to pasta dishes. Toss it...
Forum: Frugal Living 09-07-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,828
Posted By Mesquite_Bean
The shopping carts used to have calculators on...

The shopping carts used to have calculators on them. That was handy.
I don't use a calculator as I shop now but I do keep a running total in the margin of my grocery list.
Forum: Food 05-25-2015, 01:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,774
Posted By Mesquite_Bean
My favorite way to eat grits is with garli,...

My favorite way to eat grits is with garli, butter, and cheese.
My kids love to eat leftover grits sliced and fried in bacon grease.
Forum: Health 03-25-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,198
Posted By Mesquite_Bean
How else are they supposed to pay for all those...

How else are they supposed to pay for all those endless running commercials and celebrity endorsements...plus all the injury lawsuits???

Our preemie twins needed monthly RSV shots through...
Forum: Homesteading 02-25-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,724
Posted By Mesquite_Bean
Our local grocery has a "NEW" product (with a big...

Our local grocery has a "NEW" product (with a big fluorescent starburst sign and everything) on their shelf....Ohio Blue Tip Matches. :D

They aren't strike anywhere though but still the better...
Forum: Food 02-14-2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,106
Posted By Mesquite_Bean
Foil packet cooking? Google it, you'll find all...

Foil packet cooking? Google it, you'll find all kinds of recipes for fish and chicken.

When it was just dh and I, before kids and when I was still working outside the home, I did the foil...
Forum: Conversations 02-14-2015, 06:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,124
Posted By Mesquite_Bean
Highlights?

Highlights?
Forum: Health 02-12-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,763
Posted By Mesquite_Bean
I don't think I fit into your model very well......

I don't think I fit into your model very well... type A.
Forum: Health 02-08-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,763
Posted By Mesquite_Bean
Catherine, Lupus is connected to one of the vaxes...

Catherine, Lupus is connected to one of the vaxes as well, Hep iirc. Seems I read that polio vaxes were tied to brain tumors once upon a time ago as well.

Selena, with all due respect, you are a...
Forum: Health 02-05-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,763
Posted By Mesquite_Bean
Whether you CHOOSE to vaccinate, not vacxinate,...

Whether you CHOOSE to vaccinate, not vacxinate, delay vaccinate, or select vaccinate doesn't make you a child abusing pervert. It means you made a choice...a choice that is NOT without risks or...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 01-28-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,907
Posted By Mesquite_Bean
What an awesome mom and soon to be mother in-law...

What an awesome mom and soon to be mother in-law you are!

stews/chili
tomato sauce
spaghetti/pizza sauce
salsa
enchilada sauce
pie filling
apple butter
relish and pickles
Forum: Homesteading 01-27-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,724
Posted By Mesquite_Bean
I thought getting rid of the strike anywheres was...

I thought getting rid of the strike anywheres was a child safety thing. :rolleyes2:

I've got a few scorch marks on my kitchen floor from the head snapping off while striking. Greenlight is all I...
Forum: Food 01-11-2015, 09:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,480
Posted By Mesquite_Bean
We're on our second box of 5dz this...

We're on our second box of 5dz this weekend....we're a larger than average family. ;)

10 dzn a week is pretty typical. We love eggs and I do a LOT of baking. Thankfully the local walmart hasn't...
Forum: Food 12-29-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,606
Posted By Mesquite_Bean
There's a book called Made You Look...it's all...

There's a book called Made You Look...it's all about marketing and its tricks and ploys.....can't think of tbe author right now. It's geared for upper elementry through jr high. We used it in our...
Forum: Self-reliance 12-23-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,814
Posted By Mesquite_Bean
CLR isn't working for you? In our old house it...

CLR isn't working for you? In our old house it was the only thing that would work on the rock formations that the well water left behind.

Could it be the enamel of the bowl is scratched up and...
Forum: Homesteading 11-30-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,880
Posted By Mesquite_Bean
We go just about every year too. We love it! ...

We go just about every year too. We love it!
They also offer full day classes on all sorts of stuff throughout the year....beekeeping, cheese making, home dairy, canning, spinning, woodworking,...
Forum: Food 11-23-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,323
Posted By Mesquite_Bean
No deals like that around here....$1.17 per pound...

No deals like that around here....$1.17 per pound with a $25 purchase.
Forum: Homesteading 09-10-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,560
Posted By Mesquite_Bean
Lavender essential oil mixed with water is what I...

Lavender essential oil mixed with water is what I spray on our dogs and kiddos as well. It's cheap, it's natural, it's very effective, and it makes them all smell better. ;)
Forum: Sewing/Knitting/Crocheting/Needlepoint 08-08-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 9,159
Posted By Mesquite_Bean
That's how I do my knots too. Learned in...

That's how I do my knots too.
Learned in Girls Scouts some 30 years ago.
Forum: Recipes 05-31-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,249
Posted By Mesquite_Bean
The only different thing I do is equal parts...

The only different thing I do is equal parts cornmeal and flour.
Forum: Canning/Preserving 05-30-2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,896
Posted By Mesquite_Bean
Mesquite beans are good for that too. :D

Mesquite beans are good for that too. :D
Forum: Canning/Preserving 05-28-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,896
Posted By Mesquite_Bean
Dried okra can also be grinded and used as a...

Dried okra can also be grinded and used as a thickner like corn starch.
Forum: Conversations 05-21-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,446
Posted By Mesquite_Bean
I didn't go to the prom....I didn't have a date...

I didn't go to the prom....I didn't have a date nor could I swing the $175 ticket...that was the single price. I think it was $250 per couple. It was being held at the Aldophus in Downtown Dallas. ...
Forum: Food 04-26-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,584
Posted By Mesquite_Bean
Don't know if it us this way now or not but when...

Don't know if it us this way now or not but when dh hauled milk, the choco milk was reprocessed from returned out of date milk. I'm pretty sure it wouldn't yield optimal results. ;)
Forum: Recipes 04-01-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,273
Posted By Mesquite_Bean
I make a very similar dish that became a family...

I make a very similar dish that became a family favorite under very similar circumstances. We call it Coney Dog Casserole. :D
Forum: Financial 03-28-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,453
Posted By Mesquite_Bean
I saw on the news yesterday (maybe day before...

I saw on the news yesterday (maybe day before yesterday) where the Dallas, TX city council had a approved a $.05 fee to be charged for each paper or plastic bag. Apparently it was a very close vote...
Forum: Conversations 03-17-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,270
Posted By Mesquite_Bean
I also think it's a marketing ploy to keep you...

I also think it's a marketing ploy to keep you coming back..."we get another truck tomorrow".....if they can get you in the store, odds are you'll buy something. Rarily do people leave empty handed....
Forum: Canning/Preserving 03-17-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,474
Posted By Mesquite_Bean
The way I figure empty jars take up as much...

The way I figure empty jars take up as much storage room as full jars. Canning water is a good idea...plus I'm sure they don't develop leaks like plastic gallon jugs.

Good point about boiling...
Forum: Conversations 03-17-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,270
Posted By Mesquite_Bean
When I was working we had huge backrooms with...

When I was working we had huge backrooms with lots of extra stock...I don't ever remember being out of anything (and there were certainly never holes on the shelves) unless we just couldn't get it...
Forum: Conversations 03-17-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,270
Posted By Mesquite_Bean
Yes. :D OGB, yeah, you missed that one....

Yes. :D

OGB, yeah, you missed that one. :lol:
Forum: Health 03-17-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 41,653
Posted By Mesquite_Bean
Daily doses of cod liver oil and apple cider...

Daily doses of cod liver oil and apple cider vinegar (not taken together, blech!) have made a world of difference with my arthritis.

My dad does grape juice and pectin (or is it knox geletin?)...
Forum: Homesteading 03-16-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 12,554
Posted By Mesquite_Bean
Bluebirds followed closely by cardinals are by...

Bluebirds followed closely by cardinals are by far the prettiest and most colorful.
Forum: Conversations 03-16-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 10,270
Posted By Mesquite_Bean
Most of my time in the workforce was spent in...

Most of my time in the workforce was spent in grocery retail....almost all of the people who shopped daily or per meal were singles. I would suspect with very small apartments and/or no place for...
Forum: Frugal Living 03-02-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,775
Posted By Mesquite_Bean
Most of the thrift stores around here sell them...

Most of the thrift stores around here sell them $1 to $2 each jar.

Thankfully though if people know you can they are usuyally happy to give you their jars when cleaning out their garage or attic.
Forum: Conversations 02-23-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 31,003
Posted By Mesquite_Bean
I don't think that is an exaggerated number at...

I don't think that is an exaggerated number at all. :(

Cousin is a lineman in New England...floors him (and me) how many people do NOT have generators or even a back up plan for threatening...
Forum: Conversations 02-03-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,233
Posted By Mesquite_Bean
But, however, jellies/jams in sealed jars in...

But, however, jellies/jams in sealed jars in basket...make a very pleasing display.
Forum: Conversations 02-03-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,233
Posted By Mesquite_Bean
Galvanized buckets. My first job was in a...

Galvanized buckets.

My first job was in a bbq place making the bread/rolls and carrying them in a basket to each of the tables. Every so often --probably not often enough-- we would spray the...
Forum: Recipes 01-20-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,553
Posted By Mesquite_Bean
I use two sticks of butter in my recipe...the...

I use two sticks of butter in my recipe...the edges are crisp and the inside is chewy goodness.

My intial thoughts is your dough got overworked, the butter was melted rather than just softened, or...
Forum: Food 12-18-2013, 09:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,015
Posted By Mesquite_Bean
I personally am not impressed with powdered...

I personally am not impressed with powdered buttermilk...entirely too much work to get dissolved and mixed...didn't care for the texture/consistancy either.

As far as buttermilk pie...if I have...
Forum: Financial 11-25-2013, 10:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,286
Posted By Mesquite_Bean
I am FLOORED at the push for big ticket...

I am FLOORED at the push for big ticket items....cars and trucks, appliances, big screen tvs, jewelry, computers, etc.

We don't typically watch tv but we've got a winter storm coming through so I...
Forum: Self-reliance 11-19-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,852
Posted By Mesquite_Bean
Wow! I think if it had been me though, well,...

Wow!

I think if it had been me though, well, it would have been my little secret. ;)
Forum: Health 11-10-2013, 02:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,899
Posted By Mesquite_Bean
:confused: If vaxes are effective how do unvaxed...

:confused: If vaxes are effective how do unvaxed people pose a risk?
Forum: Health 11-09-2013, 10:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,899
Posted By Mesquite_Bean
About 15 years ago when our oldest was a baby...

About 15 years ago when our oldest was a baby pedi offered the Chicken Pox vax. I questioned why? He told me it was strictly economics, no other reason...most moms work and when Jr gets chicken pox...
Forum: Conversations 11-09-2013, 10:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,357
Posted By Mesquite_Bean
I think it's a sad commentary of just how low and...

I think it's a sad commentary of just how low and shallow, mean and heartless society has become. Really?!? Making fun of what they think are ugly babies. This is the best thing they can find to...
Forum: Conversations 10-30-2013, 02:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,131
Posted By Mesquite_Bean
Yeah, not a fan of the time changes either. What...

Yeah, not a fan of the time changes either. What is the point?

I really don't follow the logic that you get an extra hour during the summer. Still 24 hours in a day no matter how you slice the...
Forum: Conversations 10-30-2013, 03:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,796
Posted By Mesquite_Bean
When we lived.in town we freecycled quite a...

When we lived.in town we freecycled quite a bit...mostly passing stuff along but i also got quite a bit of fabric and patterns. Once I got a bag of zippers....i thought it would ne a grocery sack. ...
Forum: Farm/ Garden/Flowers/ Shrubs/ Trees 10-27-2013, 01:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,389
Posted By Mesquite_Bean
So, umm, what's happens if you walk through the...

So, umm, what's happens if you walk through the circle?
Forum: Farm/ Garden/Flowers/ Shrubs/ Trees 10-27-2013, 01:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,389
Posted By Mesquite_Bean
I'm assuming (I haven't actually seen them in...

I'm assuming (I haven't actually seen them in bloom) that they're bearded.... the kiddos said they look just like the others we have planted but white....leaves are about the same height too.
Forum: Farm/ Garden/Flowers/ Shrubs/ Trees 10-27-2013, 01:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,389
Posted By Mesquite_Bean
I knew hollyhocks were "privy flowers" (as my...

I knew hollyhocks were "privy flowers" (as my grandma called them) but I didn't know that about tiger lillies.
Forum: Canning/Preserving 10-26-2013, 05:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,084
Posted By Mesquite_Bean
I do with pinto beans. Can't see why it wouldn't...

I do with pinto beans. Can't see why it wouldn't work for red or black beans.
Forum: Farm/ Garden/Flowers/ Shrubs/ Trees 10-26-2013, 01:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,389
Posted By Mesquite_Bean
Witchcraft?!? What? Maybe some type of alter? ...

Witchcraft?!? What? Maybe some type of alter? I don't think so. I think someone is taking in to many horror flicks. :p

But I do rather like the idea of replanting a lady's flower...
Forum: Health 10-25-2013, 04:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,885
Posted By Mesquite_Bean
My grandmother was always, always against the flu...

My grandmother was always, always against the flu shot and the pnemonia (sp?) shot... actually any shots. She also lived with us her last few years and I took care of her. When she got to that...
Forum: Animals 10-25-2013, 01:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,606
Posted By Mesquite_Bean
Brand?!? :D New Zealands (white with red...

Brand?!? :D

New Zealands (white with red eyes) or Californians (white with dark gray/black ears and nose) are the standard meat breeds and pretty easy to find.

Not sure where you are located...
Forum: Farm/ Garden/Flowers/ Shrubs/ Trees 10-25-2013, 12:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,389
Posted By Mesquite_Bean
Significance of Irises ?

I have not personally explored every inch of our property. Six acres or so are cleared and the rest is wooded. A few years ago the kiddos, in their exploring and playing in the woods, came across a...
Forum: Food 10-22-2013, 02:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,198
Posted By Mesquite_Bean
My sweet dh decided to help clean up after dinner...

My sweet dh decided to help clean up after dinner one night. He didn't realize that pouring boiling water into a cooled down crock was a bad idea. I will say it made a really cool DONG! sound when...
Forum: Animals 10-08-2013, 03:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,545
Posted By Mesquite_Bean
:( I was hoping. Thanks for responding,...

:( I was hoping.

Thanks for responding, Karen.
Forum: Animals 10-08-2013, 11:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,545
Posted By Mesquite_Bean
Injured Rabbit ?

Our hutches are hanging in our barn and the other night our dogs had a scuffle with coyotes down there. The hutches were untouched but the next morning one of does couldn't pick herself up. At...
Forum: Animals 09-18-2013, 10:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,412
Posted By Mesquite_Bean
Quail would be a quieter egg option.

Quail would be a quieter egg option.
Forum: Food 09-11-2013, 07:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,931
Posted By Mesquite_Bean
You could make "people chow". It's a Christmas...

You could make "people chow". It's a Christmas favorite here. http://busycooks.about.com/od/candyandsnackmixes/r/puppychowmix.htm

Cracker candy is too. ...
Forum: Conversations 09-01-2013, 03:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,567
Posted By Mesquite_Bean
First cold snap. They LOVE cinder blocks. This...

First cold snap. They LOVE cinder blocks. This winter when we were cleaning the barn we moved a cinder block and there were too many to count...it was solid scorpions packed under that block... they...
Forum: Conversations 09-01-2013, 03:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,567
Posted By Mesquite_Bean
Interesting tidbit about scorpions....months...

Interesting tidbit about scorpions....months without food or water. :eek:

Some guy at dh's work is from up north somewhere and had never seen an actual scorpion, found one in his house when he...
Forum: Homesteading 08-31-2013, 05:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,290
Posted By Mesquite_Bean
It's hard to say what to do or not do... I think...

It's hard to say what to do or not do... I think a lot would depend on what the closest town is doing. Is it thriving and growing? Or is it dying? Are jobs coming to the area? Or is there an...
Forum: Conversations 08-23-2013, 11:22 AM
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Posted By Mesquite_Bean
:yes2: Great article!

:yes2:

Great article!
Forum: Health 08-20-2013, 11:14 AM
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Posted By Mesquite_Bean
Once I saw the pics -- ah, yes, hoarding. I...

Once I saw the pics -- ah, yes, hoarding.

I didn't know there were "clinical" degrees. We have a family memeber who falls into the 2nd degree creeping into 3rd. 10 or 15 years ago due to black...
Forum: Conversations 08-17-2013, 11:48 AM
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Views: 5,225
Posted By Mesquite_Bean
Funny thing is I really don't consider myself a...

Funny thing is I really don't consider myself a prepper especially when compared to some blogs I enjoy and what I've seen on tv. I do however consider my self practical. ;)
Forum: Conversations 08-07-2013, 10:34 PM
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Views: 5,225
Posted By Mesquite_Bean
We were preppers when prepping wasn't cool!

We were preppers when prepping wasn't cool!
Forum: Hellos & Happy Birthdays 08-07-2013, 10:16 PM
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Posted By Mesquite_Bean
...and a big how-do from east central Texas! :D

...and a big how-do from east central Texas! :D
Forum: Conversations 07-29-2013, 11:47 AM
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Views: 3,380
Posted By Mesquite_Bean
I posted the same question a few weeks ago -->...

I posted the same question a few weeks ago --> http://www.backwoodshome.com/forum/vb/showthread.php?t=31353

Good info.

We've got'em bad this year. :eek: Cat, glue traps, and a shoe thus far...
Forum: Conversations 06-27-2013, 01:03 PM
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Posted By Mesquite_Bean
LOL! Yep. I also rememeber sitting on boxes...

LOL! Yep.
I also rememeber sitting on boxes laid over the seats because the vinyl was scorching hot in the summer.
Forum: Homesteading 06-25-2013, 10:31 AM
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Views: 6,133
Posted By Mesquite_Bean
I just finished reading The Five-Year Guide to...

I just finished reading The Five-Year Guide to Self Sufficiency (http://www.amazon.com/The-Five-Year-Guide-Self-Sufficiency-Simpler/dp/1479373273/ref=tmm_pap_title_0). It's a good book... not super...
Forum: Conversations 06-25-2013, 10:14 AM
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Views: 4,238
Posted By Mesquite_Bean
Zone 8... We hadn't really turned it off yet. We...

Zone 8... We hadn't really turned it off yet. We turned the heater on a couple of times at night this past "winter" but the a/c never really hibernated this winter.

The past couple of winters...
Forum: Conversations 06-21-2013, 04:37 PM
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Views: 13,023
Posted By Mesquite_Bean
Spear grass Horse apple war (dadgum, those...

Spear grass
Horse apple war (dadgum, those things would hurt. LOL!)
Taping a playing card to the bicycle spokes
Slush puppies
Forum: Conversations 06-19-2013, 12:04 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 13,023
Posted By Mesquite_Bean
Saturday Morning cartoons Riding in the back of...

Saturday Morning cartoons
Riding in the back of a pickup
Clackers
Kickball
PENpals and letters
Forum: Conversations 06-14-2013, 08:35 PM
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Views: 3,328
Posted By Mesquite_Bean
Is growing your own sunflowers not an option?

Is growing your own sunflowers not an option?
Forum: Homesteading 06-14-2013, 10:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,788
Posted By Mesquite_Bean
Cedar. YES! I adore the smell of cedar. For...

Cedar. YES! I adore the smell of cedar. For some reason I didn't cedar would be effective for scorpions.

Black widows and brown recluse, got them too. I guess we hit the trifecta when we moved...
Forum: Homesteading 06-11-2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,788
Posted By Mesquite_Bean
Scorpions

The scorpions are bad this year....just in the last 12 hours we've killed 5 in the house.

When we first moved here they were a big problem but between a cat and glue traps we managed to only see...
Forum: Food 06-11-2013, 05:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,217
Posted By Mesquite_Bean
Wyo, I had one of those sandwich makers in...

Wyo, I had one of those sandwich makers in college -- perfect for dorm life -- made great late night hot ham and cheese or pizza sandwiches. As our family has grown and it was no longer practical to...
Forum: Animals 05-24-2013, 09:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,199
Posted By Mesquite_Bean
Well, apparently we did. One of our white...

Well, apparently we did. One of our white leghorns has several new little yellow balls of fluff following her around. :D
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