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Forum: Homesteading 05-24-2015, 02:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,246
Posted By oldtimer
Our old Kenmore had valves to shut the pilots...

Our old Kenmore had valves to shut the pilots off. This is common with old stoves, however, I question why you want to do this? My grandmother had our stove incapacitated so the pilots didn't...
Forum: Homesteading 05-03-2015, 03:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,510
Posted By oldtimer
:) The neighbor hasn't sold out. He still has...

:) The neighbor hasn't sold out. He still has three quarters he owns.

The "free market" ain't free.

Yes, you are correct about the consumer. Cheap wins out.

I could care less about the...
Forum: Homesteading 05-02-2015, 04:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,510
Posted By oldtimer
Of course most farm land is family owned. No...

Of course most farm land is family owned. No one's accusing corporations of owning the land. Of course, there are many "family" corporations but suppose you have to call it family. But, give me a...
Forum: Homesteading 05-02-2015, 03:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,510
Posted By oldtimer
Absolutely. Most Americans want cheap food and...

Absolutely. Most Americans want cheap food and easy to get, they're not going to go to the trouble of going to Farmer's market or going out of their way to get their vittles. They'll just go to...
Forum: Plants 05-01-2015, 02:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,155
Posted By oldtimer
Plums will grow where apples grow. You just need...

Plums will grow where apples grow. You just need the right variety. Try Toka, or Salpa or one of Dr. Hansen's other plums. They'll do just fine and you don't need a "micro climate". Shoot, plums...
Forum: Homesteading 05-01-2015, 02:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,510
Posted By oldtimer
I agree with you, bearfoot, there's generally...

I agree with you, bearfoot, there's generally more to a story than what we're being told. I too wondered why no pics of dogs or horses. As for the factory farm slant, though it may stick in your...
Forum: Plants 04-09-2015, 03:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,963
Posted By oldtimer
It's all a bunch of hog wash and the best time to...

It's all a bunch of hog wash and the best time to plant is when you have time and the conditions are right.

My great grandparents had a sign of the moon for everything from planting to cutting toe...
Forum: Animals 04-05-2015, 01:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,446
Posted By oldtimer
I've seen their website before, but there are so...

I've seen their website before, but there are so many other factors involved here, not to mention the cost, that I just can't see anyone but a few well off people who're too lazy to work with their...
Forum: Animals 03-29-2015, 11:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,688
Posted By oldtimer
Heated coop? You kidding? Kind of makes the...

Heated coop? You kidding? Kind of makes the eggs spendy .. A small coop well constructed, & insulated and with a good dual purpose bird like a Delaware, and you don't need to keep the heat on. ...
Forum: Conversations 03-29-2015, 11:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,876
Posted By oldtimer
How stupid, I've never been in one, but I...

How stupid, I've never been in one, but I suspicion the reason for the "art gallery" is the largest "art gallery" in our state is also a convention center/entertainment venue.

Now sporting goods!...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 03-29-2015, 11:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,806
Posted By oldtimer
Greetings, The rubber rings as you no doubt...

Greetings,

The rubber rings as you no doubt know, are still available. Unfortunately the lids are not. We still can with them for kraut and for jars that have too poor of rim that one needs a...
Forum: Homesteading 03-11-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,480
Posted By oldtimer
No problem. My old Servel has a cord to plug in...

No problem. My old Servel has a cord to plug in which only runs the light in the back of the fridge. It's about a 1950 model and it's as large as any other old roundtop fridge made in that era. ...
Forum: Conversations 03-11-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,684
Posted By oldtimer
No dog? If our old Janny is on the yard, they...

No dog? If our old Janny is on the yard, they wouldn't make it up the driveway, much less to the house. She is a great deterrent to strangers, kind of our border "collie" patrol. ;)
Forum: Water 03-09-2015, 02:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,011
Posted By oldtimer
OK, I get it that you have running water and a...

OK, I get it that you have running water and a copper pipe that comes from your pressure tank to the spigot, correct?

My assumption is, that you're talking putting a pitcher pump in for...
Forum: Homesteading 03-07-2015, 02:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,480
Posted By oldtimer
I believe someone just capitalizing on the old...

I believe someone just capitalizing on the old Servel name and there's really not an actual connection just like with Monarch ranges.

As to hauling cylinders, have loaded them in the back seat...
Forum: Plants 02-22-2015, 12:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,354
Posted By oldtimer
Oh, and it prefers full sun.

Oh, and it prefers full sun.
Forum: Plants 02-22-2015, 12:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,354
Posted By oldtimer
I fail to see what freezing and thawing has to do...

I fail to see what freezing and thawing has to do with anything, that's no diffn't with or without the barrel. You do understand the half barrel is buried in the ground with only a lip sticking up...
Forum: Homesteading 02-03-2015, 10:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,589
Posted By oldtimer
Without grates coal does not burn properly. It...

Without grates coal does not burn properly. It needs air flow.
Forum: Homesteading 02-03-2015, 10:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,724
Posted By oldtimer
Oh how I miss the Ohio blue tips. These green...

Oh how I miss the Ohio blue tips. These green headed things are a poor excuse for a strike anywhere match. I shouldn't have to strike two or three matches just to get the cookstove started. Have...
Forum: Conversations 02-03-2015, 10:05 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 38,768
Posted By oldtimer
Just cleared out the knee deep snow in the...

Just cleared out the knee deep snow in the barnyard and hauled six or eight loader buckets of wood up to the house. Hope that gets me to Valentine's Day. Suppose to get a skift of snow and more...
Forum: Conversations 02-01-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 38,768
Posted By oldtimer
Well, winter is back! And it seems to be back...

Well, winter is back! And it seems to be back with a vengeance. Back in November I thought we were in for a long long haul, but then December wasn't bad and January, well, let's just say if that...
Forum: Conversations 01-26-2015, 12:49 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 45,744
Posted By oldtimer
Got to fifty here today. Sure helping save the...

Got to fifty here today. Sure helping save the woodpile. When we had all that below zero stuff in November I thought we were in for a long rough haul. Split a huge pile of cottonwood yesterday...
Forum: Water 01-26-2015, 12:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,466
Posted By oldtimer
:) Are you sure about the maintenance issue? ...

:) Are you sure about the maintenance issue? Seems the windmill has been around a long time and proves reliable, but then it does necessitate someone climbing that tower. As for days without...
Forum: Plants 01-26-2015, 12:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,462
Posted By oldtimer
There is no acidic soil in the Dakotas. Cedars...

There is no acidic soil in the Dakotas. Cedars poison the ground so nothing else can grow so if they're creating an acidic condition that's news. They grow quite readily and have spread so that many...
Forum: Water 01-25-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,466
Posted By oldtimer
You're in Texas, right? Why not use a...

You're in Texas, right? Why not use a windmill????
Forum: Animals 01-25-2015, 09:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,834
Posted By oldtimer
I agree with Bearfoot. If you can't find an oil...

I agree with Bearfoot. If you can't find an oil or gas brooder at some auction sale or by advertising on craigslist. They still make them. Here's a link to what I'm talking about:...
Forum: Plants 01-25-2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,462
Posted By oldtimer
Pines don't grow here! lol To get any tree to...

Pines don't grow here! lol To get any tree to grow is a battle except Siberian elms and cedars.
Forum: Homesteading 01-25-2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,589
Posted By oldtimer
Yes, we burn coal. There's a great...

Yes, we burn coal.

There's a great difference in coals. Your eastern coal like they have in West Virginny , TN, Pa, etc.. is wonderful stuff. The coal that comes from Wyoming and North...
Forum: Plants 01-25-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,462
Posted By oldtimer
Got Acid?

I'd be more interested in knowing a cheap way to acidify my soil. Any ideas?
Forum: Arts & Crafts 01-24-2015, 03:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,145
Posted By oldtimer
This is archived and we've used this for...

This is archived and we've used this for twenty-five years. Works for everything.
http://www.backwoodshome.com/forum/vb/showthread.php?t=25684 however if you use it to wash your hair, it will...
Forum: Food 01-24-2015, 03:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,489
Posted By oldtimer
You have that right that well water is diffn't...

You have that right that well water is diffn't even just down the road. I have a six hundred foot well and it's high in iron and tannin. Half an hour after you pump it and you put it in a glass...
Forum: Animals 01-23-2015, 01:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,834
Posted By oldtimer
If you're after a certain breed or sex, then you...

If you're after a certain breed or sex, then you order chicks to arrive before your eggs are due to hatch and you swap the chicks for the eggs. That way you get what you want instead of what Mother...
Forum: Plants 01-23-2015, 01:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,417
Posted By oldtimer
For those who can't afford such a fancy...

For those who can't afford such a fancy greenhouse as the OP, if your city has junk days in the spring or watch craig'slist, and you can find storm windows. My greenhouse is a leanto greenhouse on...
Forum: Food 01-23-2015, 01:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,489
Posted By oldtimer
That's the purpose of the egg. Makes the coffee...

That's the purpose of the egg. Makes the coffee clear of grounds. Water is so important to good coffee. Much prefer cistern water to well water when it comes to making good coffee.
Forum: Energy 01-22-2015, 03:58 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 26,255
Posted By oldtimer
Well, the Big Brother must think they have...

Well, the Big Brother must think they have changed. Try to buy a decent automatic washer. They've dictated not only how much water it can use but that it won't use hot. These front loads and a...
Forum: Animals 01-22-2015, 03:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,834
Posted By oldtimer
Believe it or not, chicks were brooded for a long...

Believe it or not, chicks were brooded for a long time before folks got electricity. My grandma used to buy chicks from the hatchery and set them under broody hens. Each hen had her own little coop...
Forum: Sewing/Knitting/Crocheting/Needlepoint 01-20-2015, 08:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 9,095
Posted By oldtimer
PM me. I can get you all the homemade socks you...

PM me. I can get you all the homemade socks you want for four or five bucks a pair. No choice of colors I'm afraid, but if you're wearing boots, who cares. They'll be a dark color, kind of...
Forum: Plants 01-20-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,462
Posted By oldtimer
Stove ash will make your soil alkaline so if you...

Stove ash will make your soil alkaline so if you already have alkaline soil like much of the Great Plains and western states do, you sure don't want to add more so don't bank on ash being beneficial...
Forum: Energy 01-20-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 26,255
Posted By oldtimer
Your story could be ours. Daddy bought Mama a new...

Your story could be ours. Daddy bought Mama a new Maytag eventually and she used that for years until it wore out, then he bought some old junker on a sale for a couple of bucks. The washing machines...
Forum: Hellos & Happy Birthdays 01-17-2015, 03:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,401
Posted By oldtimer
Happy birthday. Enjoy the warmer weather!!! :)

Happy birthday. Enjoy the warmer weather!!!
:)
Forum: Livestock/Horses 01-17-2015, 03:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 9,249
Posted By oldtimer
Amen! Your grandpa was a smart man to my way of...

Amen! Your grandpa was a smart man to my way of thinkin'.
Forum: Energy 01-17-2015, 03:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,725
Posted By oldtimer
Three bucks for clear??? Send me some that...

Three bucks for clear??? Send me some that cheap. If you're really concerned about being able to have fuel in case of some crisis, why don't you stock up on this cheap clear kero. Get a bunch...
Forum: Food 01-17-2015, 03:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,489
Posted By oldtimer
On the stove, no "bag" just throw in the grounds...

On the stove, no "bag" just throw in the grounds with a busted raw egg, shell and all! Scandinavian egg coffee, just like they always made in the church basement when I was a youngun'. :)
Forum: Conversations 01-17-2015, 03:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,243
Posted By oldtimer
I don't know as they've ever made a flu shot that...

I don't know as they've ever made a flu shot that works. I've always wondered if the "flu shot" wasn't a gimmick to see how many of the American people are gullible enough to line up and let...
Forum: Livestock/Horses 01-10-2015, 03:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 9,249
Posted By oldtimer
Correct you are, and so kosher veal calves are...

Correct you are, and so kosher veal calves are raised in crates where they will never get any grain or ever have a chance to chew on any hay or straw.

Generally, to my way of thinking, I prefer...
Forum: Conversations 01-10-2015, 03:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,904
Posted By oldtimer
Unless you live in the arctic, NO! You don't...

Unless you live in the arctic, NO! You don't get cool enough. As one whose butchered for years, here are a few things to consider.

Do you know what you're in for?

Do you have good...
Forum: Food 01-10-2015, 03:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,353
Posted By oldtimer
OK,, We've been over this all before. The...

OK,, We've been over this all before. The million dollar question. Should the gov't regulate raw milk sales? Many selling raw milk would like nothing better than to be able to freely sell their...
Forum: Plants 01-10-2015, 03:16 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 34,427
Posted By oldtimer
How right you are. I seriously doubt seed would...

How right you are. I seriously doubt seed would be soaked in Roundup though of course the seeds are treated and it's good they "color" the seed so one can tell it's treated.

Good thought on...
Forum: Plants 01-10-2015, 03:10 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 34,427
Posted By oldtimer
Do you? Work for Monsanto that is? Of course...

Do you? Work for Monsanto that is? Of course you have your mind made up and I'm sure you can't be swayed from your position. Good for you! I like it when people stick to their guns.

...
Forum: Plants 01-08-2015, 01:59 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 34,427
Posted By oldtimer
GMO? Go out and buy some GMO free seed corn. Oh,...

GMO? Go out and buy some GMO free seed corn. Oh, that's right, Monsanto has contaminated all the corn on the continent. No way to keep your seed from contamination unless you live on an island in the...
Forum: Plants 01-08-2015, 01:14 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 34,427
Posted By oldtimer
I love the words: "lame accusation" . Just...

I love the words: "lame accusation" . Just asking. Why defend them? They're up to no good. As for rational discussion and empty rhetoric, you said it. You have the party line and the...
Forum: Plants 01-07-2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,056
Posted By oldtimer
Baker Creek!!! They have some wonderful short...

Baker Creek!!! They have some wonderful short time tomatoes from Siberia as well as other things. Joseph Simcox is always locating new things in strange corners of the world for them to...
Forum: Plants 01-07-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,354
Posted By oldtimer
I assume you bean about raising it? Anyone can....

I assume you bean about raising it? Anyone can. It's a weed. You leave one tiny sliver of a root in the ground and it will grow. So, be sure to plant it where you won't mind it spreading all...
Forum: Plants 01-07-2015, 08:51 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 34,427
Posted By oldtimer
So, Bear, you working for Monsanto, Sygenta,...

So, Bear, you working for Monsanto, Sygenta, Cargil, or Norvartis??

If someone wants to get seeds from someone else, I don't need some bureaucrat sticking his nose into it. I have seldom found...
Forum: Conversations 01-07-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,040
Posted By oldtimer
You bet. He and I are the exact same age to the...

You bet. He and I are the exact same age to the day, but I never was impressed with his version of "country". Starting with Garth and running to the present day, most country music isn't. Give...
Forum: Conversations 01-07-2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,528
Posted By oldtimer
My guy said I won a new car. I asked how I could...

My guy said I won a new car. I asked how I could win the publisher's clearing house when I'd never entered before. He hedged a minute and I asked him what kind of car. He said "A Mercedes!" I...
Forum: Homesteading 01-07-2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,691
Posted By oldtimer
I'm assuming you have room to do this. Dig a...

I'm assuming you have room to do this. Dig a junk pit. Hire an excavator or back hoe to make a hole for you. Throw your junk in it except for all metals which you can sell as scrap. The food...
Forum: Food 12-21-2014, 12:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,463
Posted By oldtimer
Scandinavian cooks have 101 uses for cream. ...

Scandinavian cooks have 101 uses for cream. Here's one for a breakfast porridge you might enjoy. If not, it also makes good wall paper paste. lol

...
Forum: Food 12-17-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,463
Posted By oldtimer
From the title, I was hoping to find a new use...

From the title, I was hoping to find a new use for cream. Did I miss it?
Forum: Plants 12-09-2014, 01:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,670
Posted By oldtimer
Yes they make a break. You can't expect huge...

Yes they make a break. You can't expect huge crops every year. Nature has its own way of giving the trees a much needed rest. Some of us are used to smaller fruit crops as we live on the edge of...
Forum: Plants 12-09-2014, 01:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,670
Posted By oldtimer
I think thee answered thy own question. Cool wet...

I think thee answered thy own question. Cool wet spring is never good for fruit production. You failed to mention how many you had? Good stand or poor? Insects, you realize, the damage is done...
Forum: Farm/ Garden/Flowers/ Shrubs/ Trees 11-28-2014, 12:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,706
Posted By oldtimer
Grew up with grandmother and g g grandmother who...

Grew up with grandmother and g g grandmother who had violets. Grandma had one twenty years old at least. One thing I know an elderly lady I used to deliver eggs told me was many people think their...
Forum: Homesteading 11-26-2014, 12:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,903
Posted By oldtimer
A lawnchair and a bottle of coke. We...

A lawnchair and a bottle of coke.

We had a joke in my hometown that if your house didn't burn down before the fire dept. got there, you'd have wished it would as many a fire that was easily...
Forum: Farm/ Garden/Flowers/ Shrubs/ Trees 11-26-2014, 12:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,706
Posted By oldtimer
Ach! Stay away from the radiators! It sounds...

Ach! Stay away from the radiators! It sounds to me like your biggest problem (other than do not use a south window for violets ever) is the humidity. Houses get to dry in the winter with the...
Forum: Farm/ Garden/Flowers/ Shrubs/ Trees 11-22-2014, 12:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,706
Posted By oldtimer
Yes, get them out of south window!!! No wonder...

Yes, get them out of south window!!! No wonder they slump. Violets can not take direct sun. Even a west window in summer seems too much. North or East window is always the best for violets. They do...
Forum: Food 11-10-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,463
Posted By oldtimer
:) Makes good caramel for rolls too....

:)

Makes good caramel for rolls too. Have you made your own cream cheese? It's fairly easy to make.
Forum: Homesteading 11-09-2014, 12:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,853
Posted By oldtimer
Welcome! Hire someone to grade it. How you...

Welcome! Hire someone to grade it. How you getting in and out with snow? If you have your own tractor, then buy a good grader blade or box scraper for your tractor so you can maintain it. Not...
Forum: Animals 11-09-2014, 12:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,537
Posted By oldtimer
It IS a secret!! Little more to it than what you...

It IS a secret!! Little more to it than what you say but yes, some people don't care for as much sage as we but that's not the secret ingredients. lol And yes, we leave the sage out when canning...
Forum: Homesteading 11-08-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 11,278
Posted By oldtimer
SOme people have way too much time on their...

SOme people have way too much time on their hands. I just cut and toss in a heap. By spring, it will be gone anyway, I can rake, and have my yard back. Gotta go now and cut more wood! lol
Forum: Animals 11-08-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,537
Posted By oldtimer
You've had good advice. Follow it! A lone pig...

You've had good advice. Follow it! A lone pig even grows slower that two as they like the companionship and the competition. Depending on weight you butcher and how large your family is, you...
Forum: Livestock/Horses 10-10-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,427
Posted By oldtimer
You bought her with calf? Are you sure she...

You bought her with calf? Are you sure she didn't prolapse. I'd say she's torn up some . Get a vet in insert some antibiotics right up in the womb and then give her a shot. You don't want to...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 10-10-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 2,071
Views: 519,126
Posted By oldtimer
Oh, but you can add it to soup and make borscht!!...

Oh, but you can add it to soup and make borscht!!

Today we canned chili base. Wish I had some October beans, or some pintos, we could fix us some soup right now but we just had the first...
Forum: Homesteading 10-10-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 17,449
Posted By oldtimer
Napkins? Who to heck was rich enough for paper...

Napkins? Who to heck was rich enough for paper napkins?;) We used cloth napkins that were laundered but of course as a kid, I was just as apt to wipe my mush on my sleeve.

We loved the...
Forum: Livestock/Horses 10-07-2014, 02:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,810
Posted By oldtimer
Try milking that angus right now. Angus milk is...

Try milking that angus right now. Angus milk is about four percent butterfat though the color of the milk will not have the yellow of a jersey's milk or cream does.

Some angus are fairly good...
Forum: Homesteading 09-23-2014, 11:35 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 17,449
Posted By oldtimer
Yeah, sure, ya betcha. I don't know anyone who...

Yeah, sure, ya betcha. I don't know anyone who ever used corn cobs. In our little house out back, we used the Sears catalog. Telephone books work well, they're much softer than slick catalog...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 09-23-2014, 11:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,300
Posted By oldtimer
I believe the answer is right, but you sure could...

I believe the answer is right, but you sure could have used them, especially since you were cooking them.
Forum: Plants 09-05-2014, 02:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,345
Posted By oldtimer
And? One thing one learns farming,...

And?

One thing one learns farming, yields can and do vary. No two years are ever the same. One just needs be thankful that one has a harvest as in our neck of the woods, we can so easily...
Forum: Animals 08-28-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,938
Posted By oldtimer
LOL I always thought it was from taking a chill!...

LOL I always thought it was from taking a chill! I think it's stress, generally because heaven only knows how they were treated in the mail.
Forum: Canning/Preserving 08-19-2014, 01:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,117
Posted By oldtimer
Only a few days and they will start to dehydrate...

Only a few days and they will start to dehydrate and you will get hollow spots in your cucumbers which leads to either rubbery or soft pickles. The cure for that is to make sweet pickles that you...
Forum: Livestock/Horses 08-02-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,568
Posted By oldtimer
Well, have you ever had an itch? Animals...

Well, have you ever had an itch? Animals sometimes scratch just because it feels good. That said, never assume everything is fine. If you are going to have livestock, you can expect to have sick...
Forum: Farm/ Garden/Flowers/ Shrubs/ Trees 07-18-2014, 03:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,486
Posted By oldtimer
You mean throw the cow over the fence some hay...

You mean throw the cow over the fence some hay isn't correct?

Now we've something to go on. The fact the apple is "always" red and the leaves are too is evidence it's an ornamental crab and...
Forum: Farm/ Garden/Flowers/ Shrubs/ Trees 07-17-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,486
Posted By oldtimer
Tart? Did you expect a "crab apple" to be...

Tart? Did you expect a "crab apple" to be sweet? It would help if you know what kind of crab we're talking about and what you want to do with them.

If you cut into the apple and there's...
Forum: Conversations 07-13-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,137
Posted By oldtimer
Need wooden tableware

OK, this is out there, I know, but you guys on this forum are the greatest source of info I know so let me kick this out to you.

I was recently asked by friends at a local monastery and they...
Forum: Water 07-06-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,766
Posted By oldtimer
Wow, with a hole like that, it's going to take a...

Wow, with a hole like that, it's going to take a LOT of pipe and one heck of a pump. It takes a lot of strength to pump the water up that long pipe as water is heavy. Without electricity, uff da! ...
Forum: Prayer Requests 05-26-2014, 12:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 12,332
Posted By oldtimer
Will pray, and my heart goes out to all. We've...

Will pray, and my heart goes out to all. We've been there. We had a child that was "incompatible for life". We didn't know ahead of time, though Mrs. always said she "knew" something was wrong. ...
Forum: Prayer Requests 05-16-2014, 03:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 21,829
Posted By oldtimer
So sorry for your loss. It's never easy when...

So sorry for your loss. It's never easy when losing a loved one, even a dog. As soon as we're old enough to be born, we're old enough to die. It's an appointment, I believe, the Bible tells us was...
Forum: Energy 04-29-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 26,255
Posted By oldtimer
Unfortunately, Maytag is no longer its own...

Unfortunately, Maytag is no longer its own company like they were when they made appliances and cheese. lol

Nowadays folks have these front load things where they always stink like a dirty dish...
Forum: Food 04-29-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,107
Posted By oldtimer
Hunter, The fellow I ate dinner with the...

Hunter,

The fellow I ate dinner with the other day confirmed what you say and also blew it up. Yes, these early exposed herds have gone through the cycle. They're wondering why now when they...
Forum: Food 04-29-2014, 02:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,107
Posted By oldtimer
OK, this whole business was covered in another...

OK, this whole business was covered in another post but I'll be redundant. About ten million dead pigs. I was told this by a pork disease expert that I had dinner with the other day. He said no one...
Forum: Health 04-29-2014, 02:20 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 41,653
Posted By oldtimer
KNEES

As we get older, we tend to wear out. Some years ago I fell on ice and twisted my leg, tearing all my ligaments in my knee and hurting the miniscus. Having no ins. and not being one of Uncle...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 04-29-2014, 02:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,164
Posted By oldtimer
Old chickens can so much better than young ones. ...

Old chickens can so much better than young ones. If you don't have old hens of your own, go to the salebarn or look on Craigslist. You might even run an ad. Old layers can be had cheap.

Last...
Forum: Animals 04-29-2014, 01:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,384
Posted By oldtimer
Go away? Who goes away? One's married to your...

Go away? Who goes away? One's married to your animals. You go away, they croak or stray. We've had one vacation in our lives. About ten years ago we took a trip to the east coast. Thought...
Forum: Energy 04-29-2014, 01:41 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 26,255
Posted By oldtimer
When I was growing up, many people had these...

When I was growing up, many people had these little wash houses. That, or you washed on the back porch or if you had running water, in the basment.

Our neighbors did their washing in the wash...
Forum: Water 04-25-2014, 12:12 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 11,643
Posted By oldtimer
Inground cistern! That's why we have them. ...

Inground cistern! That's why we have them. It's horribly cold here, yet we can keep water in an underground sorage system. When the gutters freeze up, the water ain't flowing anyhow. You've no...
Forum: Animals 04-20-2014, 01:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,098
Posted By oldtimer
If they're in a ball, she's in the center. When...

If they're in a ball, she's in the center. When that happens, cut the swarm off of the vine or tree if possible, then with a sharp rap, you can knock them into an empty hive. Put the cover on, but...
Forum: Hydro/Wind/Wood/Geothermal 04-18-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 28,851
Posted By oldtimer
Sounds like I'd better grab them up before they...

Sounds like I'd better grab them up before they disappear. I was at Menard's and see they have them too.
Forum: Animals 04-17-2014, 01:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,098
Posted By oldtimer
Not ccd if you lost them over the winter. We...

Not ccd if you lost them over the winter. We could by no means produce the food in this country that we do if we did not have bees. When they are gone, we will truly experience Rachel Carlson's ...
Forum: Animals 04-17-2014, 01:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,098
Posted By oldtimer
Excuse me. As a beekeeper for over 25 years, I...

Excuse me. As a beekeeper for over 25 years, I would like to know about this "scientifically determined to be due to a virus passed by mites" stuff. Would you please site the "scientific evidence"...
Forum: Hydro/Wind/Wood/Geothermal 04-15-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 28,851
Posted By oldtimer
They're in every grocery store and Dollar General...

They're in every grocery store and Dollar General I've been in.
Forum: Conversations 04-14-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,983
Posted By oldtimer
No official name but we refer to the place among...

No official name but we refer to the place among ourselve as Green Acres.
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