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Forum: Wild/Feral/Nuisance/Control 09-07-2018, 06:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 166
Posted By Mad_Professor
I'm looking at a .25 cal benjamin pellet rifle...

I'm looking at a .25 cal benjamin pellet rifle for such problems.
Forum: Auto/Truck/Other Transportation 09-07-2018, 06:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 356
Posted By Mad_Professor
Start out with a pressure test of cooling system....

Start out with a pressure test of cooling system. See if it looses psi and if coolant goes down. Would indicate bad gaskets (head/intake) or cracked casting (intake/head/block). Unless you find a...
Forum: Health 09-04-2017, 09:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 20,249
Posted By Mad_Professor
Tractor supply has 10% permethrin. $20/quart ...

Tractor supply has 10% permethrin. $20/quart

Dilute it 20:1 for clothes, makes 5-gallons. Dilute a quart final volume at a time

Compare that for a quart of clothes spray at ~$20.

Yes it's...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 08-08-2017, 02:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,554
Posted By Mad_Professor
Can the mixture. It's high acid, add some sugar...

Can the mixture. It's high acid, add some sugar and some cinnamon to taste. Use it for topping on vanilla ice cream. Peach pies.....
Forum: Communications/Computers/Software 07-17-2017, 02:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,527
Posted By Mad_Professor
Carbon Copy HD backup

I'm get ready to upgrade my OS and want a reliable backup. I have a USB HD that has time machine backups but want a bootable drive backup just in case.

I was wondering about Carbon Copy and their...
Forum: Water 04-26-2017, 01:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,970
Posted By Mad_Professor
Find the source of the seep (a spring) and build...

Find the source of the seep (a spring) and build an enclosed cisteren. Plumb out the overflow and plumb a buried gravity feed for your needs to the house/farm
Forum: Food 03-20-2017, 11:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 9,336
Posted By Mad_Professor
I checked the freezer in the cellar a few years...

I checked the freezer in the cellar a few years back, and found that the girl friend had unplugged it to use a a vacuum cleaner...........but it was winter and the cellar was not much above freezing,...
Forum: Communications/Computers/Software 03-12-2017, 04:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 22,851
Posted By Mad_Professor
Update. Went with $20 ebay battery. It fit...

Update.

Went with $20 ebay battery. It fit well and no problems after a few months.
Forum: Plants 02-22-2017, 04:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 11,433
Posted By Mad_Professor
For plants that need warm conditions for...

For plants that need warm conditions for germination (tomato pepper) the flats get put next to the woodstove covered with saran wrap to keep moisture in. Once they sprout the wrap comes off and...
Forum: Energy 12-16-2016, 12:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,912
Posted By Mad_Professor
I think OA and EPA stoves are going a bit too...

I think OA and EPA stoves are going a bit too far.............a good air tight stove and proper chimney/flue is all you need.

I heat the house with an old warner made out of 700 lbs of boilerplate...
Forum: Building/Tools 10-28-2016, 06:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 11,423
Posted By Mad_Professor
50-60cc stihl husky makita or jonsered pro saw,...

50-60cc stihl husky makita or jonsered pro saw, new or good used and you are set for life if you take care of it.

Use fresh gas and mix, learn how to sharpen chains and do basic repairs.
Forum: Rifles/Shotguns 10-28-2016, 04:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 16,863
Posted By Mad_Professor
Belgian browning take down semi- from Mom and Dad...

Belgian browning take down semi- from Mom and Dad for my 12th Chirstmas. Ruger 10/22 were sold out and I'm glad they were
Forum: Communications/Computers/Software 10-23-2016, 12:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 22,851
Posted By Mad_Professor
Thanks, will try $20 vs $160

Thanks, will try $20 vs $160
Forum: Communications/Computers/Software 10-22-2016, 01:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 22,851
Posted By Mad_Professor
Laptop battery replacement

It's come time for a new battery and OEM must be made out of gold.

How have experiences been with aftermarket vs OEM?

Anybody recommend a vendor?
Forum: Food 10-03-2016, 07:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,164
Posted By Mad_Professor
Get a hot plate and a crock pot to cook with. ...

Get a hot plate and a crock pot to cook with.

Also get the best biggest cooler you can afford. Hotel must have free ice? You're good to go.
Forum: Homesteading 09-29-2016, 05:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 8,346
Posted By Mad_Professor
Never heard of a fall season, but if you try it...

Never heard of a fall season, but if you try it let us know how it works out.
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 08-20-2016, 04:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,343
Posted By Mad_Professor
Yes, MN is 14 oW from true north here. North...

Yes, MN is 14 oW from true north here.

North Star is pretty much dead north.

P.S. ever sit back at night and watch the big dipper spin around the north star? have a few times while watching...
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 08-20-2016, 02:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,343
Posted By Mad_Professor
Glad you are up to speed on using a compass. I...

Glad you are up to speed on using a compass. I don't trust the electric stuff.

Texas is pretty big and has some good mountains (8000'), guess you are not headed/near there.

Want to here a...
Forum: Hands-On How-To 08-20-2016, 01:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,952
Posted By Mad_Professor
I got an old channelmaster antenna for free quite...

I got an old channelmaster antenna for free quite a while ago. It is VERY long range, VERY big, UHF/VHF, and unidirectional. It came with a mast, tripod base, rotator, and booster that was shot.
...
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 08-20-2016, 01:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,343
Posted By Mad_Professor
Do you have a good compass? Quality used...

Do you have a good compass? Quality used military grade ones can be had for ca. $ 20.

You might also want to hike the routes and see if those markers and water sources are like.

Besides water...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 08-20-2016, 12:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 6,473
Posted By Mad_Professor
Thanks for the link. I'm just starting to...

Thanks for the link.

I'm just starting to get overrun with cukes and will be making pickles this week.

Will be doing natural fermentation in a food grade bucket with homegrown dill cayanne...
Forum: Plants 08-10-2016, 02:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,645
Posted By Mad_Professor
A plant my ginseng in the fall, winter stratifies...

A plant my ginseng in the fall, winter stratifies things fine.
Forum: Plants 06-22-2016, 09:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,657
Posted By Mad_Professor
9 of 10. After 5 years. Planted a lot of the...

9 of 10. After 5 years. Planted a lot of the food savings for crop, they are up too.

P.S. wonderful pole beans, green or saved mature and dry, a heritage/legacy you can save
Forum: Plants 06-07-2016, 10:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,657
Posted By Mad_Professor
Wish my buckwheat and winter rye lasted that long.

Wish my buckwheat and winter rye lasted that long.
Forum: Rifles/Shotguns 06-07-2016, 09:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 25,402
Posted By Mad_Professor
12ga 3' pump. An Ithaca 37 or Remington 870. Two...

12ga 3' pump. An Ithaca 37 or Remington 870. Two barrels, one open cylinder for close work or slugs, the other a modified or full.
Forum: Plants 06-07-2016, 09:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,657
Posted By Mad_Professor
Bean seeds

Was out of one of my favorite pole bean seeds, scarlet runner.

I had a open gallon jar in the pantry from 2011 I saved as dried beans for cooking. So I did a germination test, about 50% so far! ...
Forum: Plants 06-07-2016, 09:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,095
Posted By Mad_Professor
Old fishing net netting works good I grow...

Old fishing net netting works good

I grow telephone peas that get 6-7' tall
Forum: Food 06-07-2016, 07:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,323
Posted By Mad_Professor
I try to buy the local dairy Jersey milk. Jersey...

I try to buy the local dairy Jersey milk. Jersey milk is richer with more fat but that's O.K. with me. Farm has been here > 150 years and we used to have the same milk delivered in glass 1/2 gallon...
Forum: Firearms/Weapons 05-31-2016, 04:26 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 41,732
Posted By Mad_Professor
Put a "Drone"in Boggs bathroom . He feel the...

Put a "Drone"in Boggs bathroom . He feel the same? No good pedophile/youyer/ creep!!!
Forum: Plants 05-30-2016, 01:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 14,514
Posted By Mad_Professor
Sorry Don. What you guys do with salmon racks,...

Sorry Don. What you guys do with salmon racks, moose bear caribou parts you don't use for trapping/dogs?
Forum: Plants 05-28-2016, 10:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 14,514
Posted By Mad_Professor
I knew an old farmer, close friend, and good...

I knew an old farmer, close friend, and good human. Farmer who knew the ways farms worked long before regulations........

I won't say all of what his pigs ate. But mostly stuff groceries were...
Forum: Plants 05-28-2016, 01:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 14,514
Posted By Mad_Professor
Have been gardening and growing fruits berries...

Have been gardening and growing fruits berries all my life. Still do, it's my favorite "work".

After school I taught chemistry and biochemistry at Universities. Know a bit about nitrogen cycles,...
Forum: Plants 05-24-2016, 05:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 14,514
Posted By Mad_Professor
I would be referring to immobilization of of...

I would be referring to immobilization of of inorganic nitrogen (ammonium, nitrates) as bacteria break down soils, or manures, high in organics that are low in nitrogen themselves ( e.g. sawdust,...
Forum: Plants 05-24-2016, 03:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 14,514
Posted By Mad_Professor
Problem with nitrogen is the the unrotted fiber...

Problem with nitrogen is the the unrotted fiber gets metabolized by bacteria who suck up the nitrogen, when the rotting is done with the nitrogen gets released back into the soil. same things...
Forum: Plants 05-16-2016, 02:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 14,514
Posted By Mad_Professor
Leave it in the sun a week then have a wiff

Leave it in the sun a week then have a wiff
Forum: Plants 05-16-2016, 01:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 14,514
Posted By Mad_Professor
I use rotted manure be it horse cow chicken... ...

I use rotted manure be it horse cow chicken...

If I knew as a child I would have bagged all that poop and now be a millionare. They are getting about $5 for a few shovels full.......

It gets...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 05-15-2016, 09:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 8,708
Posted By Mad_Professor
Trying to save freezer space for meats/fish and...

Trying to save freezer space for meats/fish and things that don't can well.

If i'm lucky and get a few deer nov/dec don't want to evict the veggies.....
Forum: Canning/Preserving 05-14-2016, 12:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 8,708
Posted By Mad_Professor
Rhubarb canning

Should be picking in a week or two. Plan on canning w/sugar (water bath 15 min, or pressure 8 min 5 psi).

Anybody add any spices to the mixture? I'm thinking maybe some cinnamon allspice or...
Forum: Plants 05-13-2016, 02:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,204
Posted By Mad_Professor
So how big is the plot you need a seeder? That...

So how big is the plot you need a seeder? That seeder is a toy, not something I'd put on a tractor.

I can see the need for acres of corn and such, but unless you are commercial, you will have more...
Forum: Tractors 05-13-2016, 02:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,482
Posted By Mad_Professor
I have been using a 9N for 30 years now that I...

I have been using a 9N for 30 years now that I paid $1200 for with a 2 bottom plow, springtooth harrow, graderblade, tire chains, scoop bucket ,stabilizer bars. I invested in a brushhog for $500 back...
Forum: Farm/ Garden/Flowers/ Shrubs/ Trees 05-08-2016, 11:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,860
Posted By Mad_Professor
I get most of my seeds, that I don't...

I get most of my seeds, that I don't harvest/save, in bulk from the local farm and feed store. They sell by the ounce or pound and I get more than 10X as much seed for the price of packets. In the...
Forum: Food 05-08-2016, 10:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,697
Posted By Mad_Professor
Still early here for any local veggies unless...

Still early here for any local veggies unless greenhouse grown. I just put in my frost hardy transplants and seeds. Should have some decent lettuce in a week or two from the transplants.

I might...
Forum: Farm/ Garden/Flowers/ Shrubs/ Trees 04-08-2016, 09:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,875
Posted By Mad_Professor
Larger leaves then "regular" garlic? Most...

Larger leaves then "regular" garlic?

Most likely wild leeks/ramps. One of my spring favorites with morel mushrooms and fresh wild trout.
Forum: Canning/Preserving 03-28-2016, 09:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 11,208
Posted By Mad_Professor
He needs a good spanking. Most things last a...

He needs a good spanking.

Most things last a lot longer than "experts" claim.

Never had any long term spoilage on any of my home canned.

I ate some dried wild mushrooms from 2008 and they...
Forum: Livestock/Horses 03-28-2016, 02:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,801
Posted By Mad_Professor
The good Christians at our church "laid" them,...

The good Christians at our church "laid" them, for the children after Easter Mass; the whole lawn was covered with them.
Forum: Canning/Preserving 02-20-2016, 05:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 6,230
Posted By Mad_Professor
Dehydrated Mushrooms 2008

Hen of the Woods from 2008.

Was a bumper crop year and I dehydrated what fit into a short bed pickup, not stacked. Yes that many. GF was nuts with spiders and such coming out before they all got...
Forum: Reloading & Benchwork 02-17-2016, 11:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 12,288
Posted By Mad_Professor
You can't ship to some states. If you can...

You can't ship to some states.

If you can ,get together with friends and/or sportsman club for group purchase, hazmat fee will be less/pound
Forum: Farm/ Garden/Flowers/ Shrubs/ Trees 02-16-2016, 11:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,334
Posted By Mad_Professor
Plant a radish every foor or so to mark the rows...

Plant a radish every foor or so to mark the rows (they germinate faster) and keep rows moist until germination buy covering with a sheet or two of news paper
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 01-27-2016, 11:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 13,506
Posted By Mad_Professor
Make sure you know how to properly install the...

Make sure you know how to properly install the chains.

A good farm grade bumper type jack should be in your truck too, that lets you get the wheel up and the chains on tight. I've seen a chain...
Forum: Rifles/Shotguns 01-27-2016, 06:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 16,117
Posted By Mad_Professor
I'll agree with this from the link: ...

I'll agree with this from the link:

"Furthermore, the available cost data indicate that is (M16) also a cheaper weapon. "

Guess you have not shot rifles much. Got tens of thousands of rounds...
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 01-27-2016, 06:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 13,506
Posted By Mad_Professor
For the truck they live in a lidded 5-gal bucket,...

For the truck they live in a lidded 5-gal bucket, they go on the tractor when we get freeze up.
Forum: Breads & Grains 11-25-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 12,866
Posted By Mad_Professor
Was at the market today and saw quinoa flour. It...

Was at the market today and saw quinoa flour. It was pricey.

I have never tried it but enjoy quinoa itself. Very nutritious.

May try growing some next year.

It is closely related to lambs...
Forum: Breads & Grains 11-23-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 12,866
Posted By Mad_Professor
Has anyone considered buckwheat flour? ...

Has anyone considered buckwheat flour?

Better protien profile than wheat.

Also easy to grow and harvest.
Forum: Canning/Preserving 11-20-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,922
Posted By Mad_Professor
Thanks. The deer topped off most of the beets...

Thanks. The deer topped off most of the beets and carrots. Hope that sweetens them up along with my apple drops
Forum: Canning/Preserving 11-20-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 7,908
Posted By Mad_Professor
I don't have the Ball book but this is similar to...

I don't have the Ball book but this is similar to what I've done, but added some allspice to the pickling mix also.

http://nchfp.uga.edu/how/can_06/pickled_beets.html

Preparing and Canning...
Forum: Rifles/Shotguns 11-19-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 22,210
Posted By Mad_Professor
10ga with small buck 3 1/2" That or if you...

10ga with small buck 3 1/2"

That or if you have electronics, jam it, and VISIT the Owner
Forum: Canning/Preserving 11-05-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,922
Posted By Mad_Professor
Beet greens

The potatoes are sun drying for a few days before going to the root cellar and the carrots will join them but packed in moist sand.

That leaves the beets to deal with and I can or pickle them, but...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 10-30-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,284
Posted By Mad_Professor
Yes you need to be safe. Dying of mushroom...

Yes you need to be safe. Dying of mushroom poisoning is horrible, kills your liver and takes a long time.

I only collect those I am sure of, most of which have been shown to me by old sages.
...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 10-27-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,284
Posted By Mad_Professor
Hen of the Woods are a wonderful wild mushroom, I...

Hen of the Woods are a wonderful wild mushroom, I prefer them to morels. Supposed to have medicinal properties.

Restaurants will pay $20/lb, so 50 lbs could not go to waste
Forum: Canning/Preserving 10-26-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,284
Posted By Mad_Professor
Okay no takers for advice. Here is what I did. ...

Okay no takers for advice. Here is what I did.

Dehydrated as much as possible and have a few gallons put up in canning jars.

The rest I cooked up with butter and onions which greatly reduced...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 10-13-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,284
Posted By Mad_Professor
Mushrooms

I have a bounty of Hen of the Woods mushrooms, about 50 lbs.

Will eat as much as I can fresh but need to process the rest. I have had great success slicing, drying/dehydrating, and putting them...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 09-13-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,727
Posted By Mad_Professor
summer squash

2nd planting is producing. Zuchinni and yellow, too much to eat and/or give to friends.

What are your prefer method of storage? I have freezers, dehydrator, canning equip.

Some go into tomato...
Forum: Beverage Making 09-04-2015, 01:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,760
Posted By Mad_Professor
I found a nice setup on youtube using a laundry...

I found a nice setup on youtube using a laundry sink and garbage disposal.

Total cost was less than $100.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDlhPwo4pP4

I might go this route but get a dual tub...
Forum: Beverage Making 09-01-2015, 11:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,760
Posted By Mad_Professor
Apple grinder

Looks like a great year for my apples and am working on the old cider press.

I have been searching for a used grinder and just missed a nice one at a 4H auction this summer.

Has anyone made...
Forum: Rifles/Shotguns 08-03-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 25,402
Posted By Mad_Professor
Old M37 Ithaca pump with 2 barrels: a 26" with...

Old M37 Ithaca pump with 2 barrels: a 26" with rifle sights for slugs or bird/buck shot up close, and a 28" mod for birds and mammals farther away.

The slug barrel has one shot deer to one hundred...
Forum: Rifles/Shotguns 08-03-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 13,579
Posted By Mad_Professor
I had a 700 BDL fire when I took the safe off to...

I had a 700 BDL fire when I took the safe off to unload it. Scared the crap out of me and the people I had been hunting with. Gun was pointed towards the ground several feet in front of me.

That...
Forum: Firearms/Weapons 08-03-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 41,732
Posted By Mad_Professor
I'm far enough away to shoot as I please on my...

I'm far enough away to shoot as I please on my own property.

I'd just say my eyes are getting bad and I thought it was a vulture after my chickens.

Over private property rules should be the...
Forum: Firearms/Weapons 08-02-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 41,732
Posted By Mad_Professor
There should be an open season on drones flying...

There should be an open season on drones flying over private property.

There should also be laws to prosecute drone owners who violate citizens privacy. Fines and jail time for repeat offenders.
Forum: Firearms/Weapons 08-02-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 41,732
Posted By Mad_Professor
Verses a civil rights violation coming nearly...

Verses a civil rights violation coming nearly into your home?

Tell all the crooks , gangs, robbers, etc. about "shooting guns in the city is a violation". Coppers are not doing squat about that.
Forum: Firearms/Weapons 07-31-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 41,732
Posted By Mad_Professor
I think I'm shopping 3 1/2" 10 gauge goose/turkey...

I think I'm shopping 3 1/2" 10 gauge goose/turkey guns.

Bet you could also make a jammer to nix the radio controls, but the FCC would be up your arse quick.
Forum: Farm/ Garden/Flowers/ Shrubs/ Trees 07-31-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 12,490
Posted By Mad_Professor
If you water the soil heavily and cover with...

If you water the soil heavily and cover with black plastic in hot weather it will "solarize " the soil. Killing most weed seeds and harmful molds and fungus like early and late blights.

I use...
Forum: Humor 07-19-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,135
Posted By Mad_Professor
Sorry attachment posted too small to read easy. ...

Sorry attachment posted too small to read easy. Zoom in on it for a chuckle.

E.g.

1) Lincoln and Reagan tied for first

2) 17 tied for secound

3) 23 tied for third
Forum: Humor 07-14-2015, 12:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,135
Posted By Mad_Professor
Obama rated 5th best POTUS ever!

Yes Barry rated 5th best President ever!
Forum: Health 05-24-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 14,123
Posted By Mad_Professor
Might want to try melatonin. Helps with sleep...

Might want to try melatonin. Helps with sleep but you get some vivid dreams.

Good reading material quells the racing mind.

Last resort a few belts of "Vodkadin"
Forum: Plants 05-18-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,561
Posted By Mad_Professor
Mine grows year round. It overwinters and also...

Mine grows year round. It overwinters and also seeds itself. I just leave a few plants in each fall.
Forum: Canning/Preserving 05-18-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,597
Posted By Mad_Professor
rhubarb

I will soon have a surplus of rhubarb.

Any recipes for canning?

Looks like water bath for 15 min is O.K. for processing.

How well does it hold up frozen? I can vacuum seal it.
Forum: Tractors 05-14-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 12,355
Posted By Mad_Professor
A 48 would be an 8N with a 4 speed. The earlier...

A 48 would be an 8N with a 4 speed. The earlier 9 (1939) and 2N (1942) had 3 speeds and were nearly identical. A lot of them are Frankentractors made up from several parts donors though. Besides...
Forum: Wild/Feral/Nuisance/Control 05-14-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 11,565
Posted By Mad_Professor
Yes the wolves kept them out of the east until...

Yes the wolves kept them out of the east until they were killed off. But I don't want wolves here either.
Forum: Wild/Feral/Nuisance/Control 05-13-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 11,565
Posted By Mad_Professor
Coyotes dying of rabies don't bother me. ...

Coyotes dying of rabies don't bother me. Vaccinate your pets and steer clear of any strange acting wildlife.
Forum: Water 05-13-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 21,262
Posted By Mad_Professor
Feast or Famine. I should have started...

Feast or Famine. I should have started collecting water in early April but was afraid of freezing the tanks. Last good rains we had was 3rd week of April, and we still had 1/2 foot of snow on the...
Forum: Food 05-13-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,400
Posted By Mad_Professor
Interesting, Ill be watching this. Have aways...

Interesting, Ill be watching this. Have aways done jars as they are reusable and I can see what is inside before I go to eat it.

Guess that is why I use the old style bottles for brewing too,...
Forum: Tractors 05-13-2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 12,355
Posted By Mad_Professor
What sort of Fords you work on? I've a 9N...

What sort of Fords you work on?

I've a 9N and 3-cyl 2000. The N runs great but I'm just sorting out ethanol problems with the 2000. Need to install a new petcock/filter in the tank, and the...
Forum: Tractors 05-13-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 12,355
Posted By Mad_Professor
You need to keep that shaft well greased. I do...

You need to keep that shaft well greased. I do the universals each time I cut and the shaft at least twice a year. The plastic covers are fairly cheap and besides safety it will help keep grass and...
Forum: Water 05-13-2015, 03:41 PM
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Posted By Mad_Professor
This the same EPA that has allowed corporations...

This the same EPA that has allowed corporations like General Electric off the hook for polluting entire eco-systems. This is the same General Electric that pays no taxes and sent most of jobs...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 05-11-2015, 09:31 AM
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Views: 5,959
Posted By Mad_Professor
Mine go in the cold cellar with the winter...

Mine go in the cold cellar with the winter squash.

I also have canned them or frozen with good results. I treat them much like butter nut winter squash.
Forum: Conversations 04-30-2015, 11:07 PM
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Views: 4,334
Posted By Mad_Professor
Suoervolcano, the movie ...

Suoervolcano, the movie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AjQvOWUJ2o
Forum: Conversations 04-30-2015, 11:00 PM
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Views: 22,561
Posted By Mad_Professor
All the work shoes are still in the stores

All the work shoes are still in the stores
Forum: Conversations 04-30-2015, 10:52 PM
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Views: 22,561
Posted By Mad_Professor
Please do not insult my cat and dog.

Please do not insult my cat and dog.
Forum: Canning/Preserving 04-27-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,639
Posted By Mad_Professor
Note that heat deactivates the toxin but the...

Note that heat deactivates the toxin but the spores require pressure canning.

Disinfection/Inactivation
Botulinum toxins are large, easily denatured proteins. Toxins exposed to sunlight are...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 04-27-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,639
Posted By Mad_Professor
Journal of Food Science HEAT INACTIVATION...

Journal of Food Science

HEAT INACTIVATION RATES OF BOTULINUM TOXINS A, B, E AND F IN SOME FOODS AND BUFFERS

M. J. WOODBURN, E. SOMERS, J. RODRIGUEZ andE. J. SCHANTZ
Article first published...
Forum: Plants 04-21-2015, 03:56 PM
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Views: 3,168
Posted By Mad_Professor
I plant double rows and over seeding will not...

I plant double rows and over seeding will not hurt things. Plant a companion radish every foot or or so to mark the rows, they will geminate first. To store them overwinter moist sand is best.
...
Forum: Plants 04-19-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,319
Posted By Mad_Professor
4-6 weeks until frost danger gone here. Have...

4-6 weeks until frost danger gone here.

Have started peps tomato and a bunch of others inside. Some stuff seeded outside like peas , broc, lettuce, cabbage.

Garden just thawed out too early to...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 03-28-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,639
Posted By Mad_Professor
Important you clean seals and jar tops after...

Important you clean seals and jar tops after filling, get sloppy with this and bad seals.

If jars are sealed, you are O.K., I think. All my tomato sauces I can open with my hands, but I am a...
Forum: Water 03-28-2015, 01:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,284
Posted By Mad_Professor
Stack them together and cover them if you can...

Stack them together and cover them if you can with some old dark blankets/tarps. If you can out of the wind on a south facing slope.

Even some hay or leaves will help if you don't have any other...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 03-28-2015, 12:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,717
Posted By Mad_Professor
Some good points there. Guess things would need...

Some good points there. Guess things would need to be more contained to keep the flies away from food preps. I do have a screened in porch for summer time but I'd hate to give it up for cooking. ...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 03-26-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,717
Posted By Mad_Professor
Thanks for the ideas. To give you a...

Thanks for the ideas.

To give you a reference, the last time we did not get late blight I canned 15 gallons of just tomato sauce. That is a lot of loads in my biggest 22 qt canner.

I'm trying...
Forum: Hunting/Fishing/Trapping 03-26-2015, 01:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,734
Posted By Mad_Professor
The tuna can method works. Those shooting at...

The tuna can method works.

Those shooting at 50 yds are not hunters and they cripple lots of game unduly.

P.S. a bow works to, but getting a draw on a turkey is hard. Then 15 yds is close, done...
Forum: Energy 03-26-2015, 01:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 12,813
Posted By Mad_Professor
You mean you use something else?

You mean you use something else?
Forum: Hunting/Fishing/Trapping 03-25-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,734
Posted By Mad_Professor
I've got a NIB 12 ga barrel for my BP rifle. I...

I've got a NIB 12 ga barrel for my BP rifle. I need to work up a load for it but I have all the fixins. The barrel is extra full choke and I hope to use #6 shot over FFg with lubed wonderwad and...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 03-25-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,717
Posted By Mad_Professor
Outdoor canning using wood?

I am planning on a monster garden this year and also hope to put up all the produce from the orchards, grapes etc.......The garden is so big I use a two bottom plow/harrow on a full size tractor to...
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