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Forum: Canning/Preserving 05-26-2011, 09:25 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,529
Posted By CountryBertha
Martin, I am very confident that the...

Martin, I am very confident that the Professionals who are investigating the botulism contamination of powdered milk and powdered infant formulas know what they are doing. I would also say those...
Forum: Breads & Grains 05-26-2011, 07:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,078
Posted By CountryBertha
Report on grain crops

A wheat producer sent me a report concerning the damage to wheat crops that resulted from two situations; the first being a lack of rain, and the second being damaged by the storms.

Many of the...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 05-26-2011, 07:19 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,529
Posted By CountryBertha
I have no intention of retracting what I posted,...

I have no intention of retracting what I posted, and you are not going to be successful in intimidating me either.

If you have the background, you can always go to work in a lab and be part of the...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 05-26-2011, 06:42 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,529
Posted By CountryBertha
Martin, under no circumstances shall I for any...

Martin, under no circumstances shall I for any reason, provide you with anything that gives you access to private lab data. I shall not do that.

You have not googled very well because there most...
Forum: Education/Homeschool 05-25-2011, 07:07 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,765
Posted By CountryBertha
I had a 3rd grade teacher who refused to allow me...

I had a 3rd grade teacher who refused to allow me to go to the bathroom, and it was urgent.

Her orderly class was seriously disrupted when I suddenly urped on my desk.

Never forgotten that...
Forum: Plants 05-25-2011, 07:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,776
Posted By CountryBertha
Sally, the same thing happened to us and not just...

Sally, the same thing happened to us and not just with the onions but with the garlic as well.

We discovered it was rabbits. We had been told onions and garlic are poisonous to rabbits and learned...
Forum: Plants 05-25-2011, 06:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,261
Posted By CountryBertha
I have geese and about the only thing they won't...

I have geese and about the only thing they won't eat are grown fig trees. My hens are who dig up the fig trees when they are going after snakes. How many times have we found fig trees dug completely...
Forum: Animals 05-25-2011, 06:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,216
Posted By CountryBertha
It'd be nice if they developed one for geese. My...

It'd be nice if they developed one for geese. My geese are absolutely hell bent on making clean water, dirty. It's impossible to keep their water clean. My chickens get clean water from washed bowls...
Forum: Conversations 05-25-2011, 06:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,337
Posted By CountryBertha
Texas hit with tornadoes, hail, high wind

This evening in the DFW area of Texas, we were hit with several tornadoes, lightening storms, rain and hail. My family here did not suffer any damage, but we've had difficulties reaching our son in...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 05-25-2011, 05:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,042
Posted By CountryBertha
You know what? Maybe those of us who upgrade our...

You know what? Maybe those of us who upgrade our pressure canners that are still safe, or who have one they aren't using would do well to pass them on to members of this board. And the same when we...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 05-25-2011, 05:24 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,529
Posted By CountryBertha
Alchemy, what I did was google "botulism in...

Alchemy, what I did was google "botulism in powdered milk" (don't use quote marks), and also googled "contaminates in powdered milk" (don't use quote marks), to find the information that has been...
Forum: Breads & Grains 05-24-2011, 10:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,739
Posted By CountryBertha
[QUOTE=Equilibrium;270517]Umm... I think you...

[QUOTE=Equilibrium;270517]Umm... I think you nailed it. I'm done buying flax seed from Honeyville.
--
I asked the folk at the feed mill and the gal claimed it was "treated".


If the animal...
Forum: Breads & Grains 05-24-2011, 10:00 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,193
Posted By CountryBertha
Yes I did. He won't step foot in Mexico right...

Yes I did. He won't step foot in Mexico right now. He said he'd make some contacts in Mexico but apparently all the violence is keeping people at bay.

What a shame.
Forum: Canning/Preserving 05-24-2011, 09:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,096
Posted By CountryBertha
I agree with you, MtnChix. One of my American...

I agree with you, MtnChix. One of my American pressure canners is the largest they sell (we call it the Monster). There is no way I'd even try to pick that thing up if it had jars and water in it....
Forum: Canning/Preserving 05-24-2011, 09:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,096
Posted By CountryBertha
Equilibrium, it's a concern shared by many...

Equilibrium, it's a concern shared by many people. And it's good you are concerned.

Around here when I teach pressure canning, I always show the differences between a safe pressure canner and one...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 05-24-2011, 09:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,529
Posted By CountryBertha
Lee, this is going to seem like I'm hedging on...

Lee, this is going to seem like I'm hedging on the reports about the contaminates, including botulism, in powdered milk but what is happening is some of the reports cannot be discussed, I've learned....
Forum: Farm/ Garden/Flowers/ Shrubs/ Trees 05-08-2011, 06:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,738
Posted By CountryBertha
Excellent advice from Jackie! In my country...

Excellent advice from Jackie! In my country upbringing, the men took care of the manure and made big manure piles just left out in the open (away and down the slope from the house), and these were...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 05-08-2011, 06:19 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,529
Posted By CountryBertha
I'll be happy to pull some research on this for...

I'll be happy to pull some research on this for you and post it. Just please be patient. I can't do much until Paw is either napping or asleep for the night -- which is why I'm on this board so late...
Forum: Homesteading 05-08-2011, 06:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,014
Posted By CountryBertha
Suet is the best thing to use for seasoning cast...

Suet is the best thing to use for seasoning cast iron pans, and it does not leech into the food. Rub it inside and outside the pans, put in a hot oven to melt it in, and let it cool.

Put 10 layers...
Forum: Homesteading 05-08-2011, 05:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,451
Posted By CountryBertha
Molly, I see sewing machine attachments for older...

Molly, I see sewing machine attachments for older machines all the time on Ebay. Just keep looking if there aren't any the day you look. Things change everyday on Ebay.

SuzanneTX, I don't know...
Forum: Homesteading 05-08-2011, 04:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,424
Posted By CountryBertha
Newspaper Brick Makers

If you want to make newspaper bricks to use as fire starters for your fireplace, this is the time of the year to get that project going.

Newspapers come in handy in many ways, and making fireplace...
Forum: Farm/ Garden/Flowers/ Shrubs/ Trees 05-08-2011, 03:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,738
Posted By CountryBertha
I age all manure before using it as fertilizer on...

I age all manure before using it as fertilizer on anything.
Forum: Animals 05-08-2011, 03:39 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,372
Posted By CountryBertha
My hens are fed scratch, dry corn, scraps -- and...

My hens are fed scratch, dry corn, scraps -- and they free range eating bugs, spiders, snakes, worms and even frogs. They lay year round with the exception of the month of April when they go broody,...
Forum: Animals 05-08-2011, 03:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,646
Posted By CountryBertha
Oldtimer, your posting is excellent. Some...

Oldtimer, your posting is excellent.

Some animals with rabies just "twitch" or look "strange" without the foaming.

There is no rabies test as this time that can be done to an animal or human...
Forum: Animals 05-08-2011, 02:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,237
Posted By CountryBertha
Just a tidbit -- Benjamin Franklin wanted the...

Just a tidbit -- Benjamin Franklin wanted the Buzzard declared our National Bird.

Those chicks are precious! I've never seen Buzzard chicks before.
Forum: Canning/Preserving 05-08-2011, 02:16 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,594
Posted By CountryBertha
JarDude, I know a lot of people do pressure can...

JarDude, I know a lot of people do pressure can raw meats. I don't. And I never pressure can meats unless my trusty food thermometer has registered that meat is safe to can -- all the meat, the...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 05-08-2011, 01:50 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,529
Posted By CountryBertha
Dry milk is the one thing in my storage that...

Dry milk is the one thing in my storage that simply does not have a long shelf life. If the milk is packaged in a box, it won't last long at all. Canned milk from the grocery store is the same way.
...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 05-08-2011, 01:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,753
Posted By CountryBertha
I have cast iron from Lodge, other pans that are...

I have cast iron from Lodge, other pans that are over 100 years old from my Great Grandmother, cast iron pans from Mexico and cast iron pans from China. I love 'em all and have had no problems with...
Forum: Health 05-08-2011, 01:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,055
Posted By CountryBertha
Also folks, some over the counter medications can...

Also folks, some over the counter medications can cause rapid heartbeat and bp issues. One of the latest bulletins I received on this issue stated Motrin, including the generics of this med, is known...
Forum: Health 05-08-2011, 01:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,987
Posted By CountryBertha
I'm sorry but I have to strongly disagree with...

I'm sorry but I have to strongly disagree with the use of hydrogen peroxide IVs.

And I also have to say for many years the treatments for cancer were worse than the disease itself simply because...
Forum: Breads & Grains 05-07-2011, 12:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,760
Posted By CountryBertha
Thanks for the info Laura!

Thanks for the info Laura!
Forum: Breads & Grains 05-06-2011, 04:07 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,193
Posted By CountryBertha
Hello again, folks. Just this week I got one of...

Hello again, folks. Just this week I got one of the mailers from Emergency Essentials, and they have a hand grinder on sale for $59.99 plus shipping. It doesn't say what brand it is. It's on page 45...
Forum: Breads & Grains 05-06-2011, 04:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,760
Posted By CountryBertha
For anyone near the Carrollton Texas area (DFW...

For anyone near the Carrollton Texas area (DFW and there about), the LDS cannery sells bulk white and bulk hard red wheat for $11.45 for 25 lb bags. If you aren't a member of their church, you can...
Forum: Breads & Grains 05-06-2011, 03:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,617
Posted By CountryBertha
debbie, I always put some white flour in with my...

debbie, I always put some white flour in with my wheat flour unless I'm doing the Peasant Breads this bunch likes so much. The white flour makes the wheat bread a little lighter, but these folks have...
Forum: Breads & Grains 05-03-2011, 05:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,617
Posted By CountryBertha
I've been having trouble, too, and finally...

I've been having trouble, too, and finally figured out it was the white flour causing the problems. I get my white four from the grocery store in 20 lb bags. I've noticed my biscuits just aren't as...
Forum: Food 05-03-2011, 05:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,045
Posted By CountryBertha
One branch of our family are American Indians,...

One branch of our family are American Indians, and they once told me each of them had only one tablespoon of cornmeal to eat every day. They boiled that one tablespoon of cornmeal up in a little...
Forum: Breads & Grains 04-29-2011, 02:10 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,193
Posted By CountryBertha
Folks, I should have added that corn flour and...

Folks, I should have added that corn flour and corn meal are not the same. Corn flour is a finer grind than corn meal.

When you go on that link, scroll down the page and read the description. It's...
Forum: Breads & Grains 04-29-2011, 01:59 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,193
Posted By CountryBertha
Hello everyone, I have just a little time and did...

Hello everyone, I have just a little time and did a search on eBay and this link shows the grain grinder I have. It's the 150, it has the big hopper on the top and it has adjustable plates. This one...
Forum: Breads & Grains 04-21-2011, 04:14 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,193
Posted By CountryBertha
Have just a moment here to respond to your...

Have just a moment here to respond to your questions -- The 150 cast iron hand grinder -- the "150" denotes the size of the grinder. It's a big upright grinder that screw clamps to your table. It has...
Forum: Food 04-19-2011, 03:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,602
Posted By CountryBertha
Wow! What great ideas!! Sunshine, the way I...

Wow! What great ideas!!

Sunshine, the way I sprout wheat berries without soil is: I take a new clean wet sponge and set it in a small pyrex square pan with just a little more water in the bottom....
Forum: Breads & Grains 04-19-2011, 02:07 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,193
Posted By CountryBertha
Ok folks, I just sent off an email to that fellow...

Ok folks, I just sent off an email to that fellow in El Paso Texas on the Mexican border to see if he can get us #150 cast iron hand grinders with the large hopper and stone grinders so we can grind...
Forum: Food 04-19-2011, 01:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,110
Posted By CountryBertha
And a great big hug to you, Junie! ((((hug))))

And a great big hug to you, Junie! ((((hug))))
Forum: Member Websites 04-19-2011, 01:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,923
Posted By CountryBertha
Around here people will simply set out things...

Around here people will simply set out things they can't use anymore, and if anyone needs it they can have it. And it's pretty much everything you can think of -- clothes, furniture, lawn furniture,...
Forum: Animals 04-19-2011, 01:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 796
Posted By CountryBertha
SouthernYankee, we use Avon Skin So Soft bath...

SouthernYankee, we use Avon Skin So Soft bath oil, the original version. Just pour some in your hand, and rub it on your face, hair and other exposed areas of skin. Don't get the hands too oily or...
Forum: Food 04-19-2011, 01:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,110
Posted By CountryBertha
We also had a really bad go with our...

We also had a really bad go with our refrigerator. Hubby was in an accident, is now a quadriplegic, and spent months and months in the hospital and we were there with him day and night, coming home...
Forum: Food 04-19-2011, 12:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,268
Posted By CountryBertha
What a great idea! Absolutely they should.

What a great idea! Absolutely they should.
Forum: Breads & Grains 04-19-2011, 12:39 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,193
Posted By CountryBertha
You can use the 150 hand grinder, run your grains...

You can use the 150 hand grinder, run your grains through 2 or 3 times or as many times as you like, then put the rough flour in a blender using a flat blade to achieve the regular grind flour. You...
Forum: Communications/Computers/Software 04-19-2011, 12:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,640
Posted By CountryBertha
You can download a free popup blocker, or set...

You can download a free popup blocker, or set your browser to block popups. Either one works.
Forum: Food 04-19-2011, 12:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,332
Posted By CountryBertha
Thanks Jar. Around here it would be a huge...

Thanks Jar. Around here it would be a huge mistake for criminals to attempt to go door to door to steal food or plunder our families. This area is full of guns and people who know how to use them....
Forum: Food 04-18-2011, 11:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,268
Posted By CountryBertha
It really is a shame, Junie, that so many people...

It really is a shame, Junie, that so many people do get welfare when what they should be receiving if they really need help, is help from their own families and an education on self sufficiency. Most...
Forum: Food 04-18-2011, 09:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,332
Posted By CountryBertha
I can actually remember when people didn't do...

I can actually remember when people didn't do things like that. There have been a lot of comments in the neighborhood about this very thing -- what if thugs come through stealing everyone's food?
...
Forum: Food 04-18-2011, 08:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,849
Posted By CountryBertha
We already do freezing, canning and dehydrating...

We already do freezing, canning and dehydrating and have the water issues taken care of in the event of an emergency. I am training other family members to do this as well. We've already had not only...
Forum: Food 04-18-2011, 08:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,268
Posted By CountryBertha
Hunting the Criscos

The evasive Criscos are very difficult to locate, yet all of us have an abundance of their harvested fat in our cubbards.

What are those Criscos? The magical bird the Mayans wrote about? Maybe...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 04-18-2011, 07:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,594
Posted By CountryBertha
Good for you, Equilibrium!!

Good for you, Equilibrium!!
Forum: Canning/Preserving 04-18-2011, 01:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,594
Posted By CountryBertha
Equilibrium, I don't feel so alarmed about you...

Equilibrium, I don't feel so alarmed about you "starting out" with doing meats now that I know you do have prep and canning experiences with other foods. I wouldn't call you a "neophyte" at all. If...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 04-18-2011, 12:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,594
Posted By CountryBertha
It's the heat and sanitation issues associated...

It's the heat and sanitation issues associated with canning meats and fish that are so vital, as well as understanding the huge differences between proper waterbath and pressure canning.

A good...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 04-18-2011, 05:33 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,594
Posted By CountryBertha
The greater question in my mind is why you would...

The greater question in my mind is why you would begin learning to can by canning meats, particularly if you have no teacher to instruct you properly. Usually, the learning process with canning...
Forum: Recipes 04-18-2011, 02:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,486
Posted By CountryBertha
I remove the neck and bag of giblets from the...

I remove the neck and bag of giblets from the turkey (sometimes that's hard on a frozen turkey), and put the frozen turkey in a big roasting pan, put it in the oven on 250 and cook it all night. I...
Forum: Recipes 04-18-2011, 02:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,679
Posted By CountryBertha
Any of your dried beans can go really hard and...

Any of your dried beans can go really hard and not soften up if they are in storage a long time. I've also discovered some of the dry beans I found on sale were either really hard or weren't dried...
Forum: Homesteading 04-18-2011, 01:35 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,372
Posted By CountryBertha
Just a quick addition to my previous posting ... ...

Just a quick addition to my previous posting ...

Our oldest son called a few hours ago. Looks like we are getting more than wild hogs and deer coming up on the place in east Texas. Two bears and a...
Forum: Homesteading 04-17-2011, 07:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,372
Posted By CountryBertha
You've really been busy! Sounds like you have a...

You've really been busy! Sounds like you have a great thing going!

Here in Texas where we are, we've had fire and wind storms -- wind storms that wrecked my fruit trees and grapevines (that I just...
Forum: State / Country Talk 03-23-2011, 07:29 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 15,371
Posted By CountryBertha
We are a Republic, a State in the United States...

We are a Republic, a State in the United States of America, once belonging to Mexico. Six flags have flown over Texas and we still retain citizenry who brought those flags.

We are a multifaceted...
Forum: Plants 03-23-2011, 06:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,804
Posted By CountryBertha
I start all my seeds in coffee cans with holes...

I start all my seeds in coffee cans with holes punched in the bottom -- except for some that I start in the refrigerator in wet paper towels.

This year the geese are big enough for a big pond and...
Forum: Health 03-23-2011, 06:18 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 35,215
Posted By CountryBertha
I just recently attended a medical seminar that...

I just recently attended a medical seminar that addressed skin issues and came across something interesting that may be of benefit. They said applying Milk of Magnesia to broken skin and even "bed...
Forum: Water 03-23-2011, 05:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,707
Posted By CountryBertha
farmerj, the link on the sand and rock filtration...

farmerj, the link on the sand and rock filtration system is exactly the same type of system that was used to purify the water when I was a girl -- if the water had to be taken from a lake, river or...
Forum: Food 03-23-2011, 05:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,849
Posted By CountryBertha
How are you storing all your foods??

I've always kept a food storage. Being raised Country we grew and canned our food, and it was a lot of food.

I'm still doing food storage but now instead of living in the country, my very huge...
Forum: Homesteading 03-23-2011, 04:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,481
Posted By CountryBertha
Yes we can, and I appreciate very much that you...

Yes we can, and I appreciate very much that you think that way too.
Forum: Homesteading 03-23-2011, 03:21 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,481
Posted By CountryBertha
First, let me apologise for any pain or...

First, let me apologise for any pain or discomfort my previous posting might have caused. That was not intentional and I do feel badly about it. I am a tough old bird, I know that, and thank you for...
Forum: Homesteading 03-22-2011, 12:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,481
Posted By CountryBertha
First of all, suicide and assisted suicide are...

First of all, suicide and assisted suicide are both murder -- not an act of "love". Feeling guilty is a bit inappropriate if not downright idiotic. No loving Parent would have even tried to engage...
Forum: Education/Homeschool 03-22-2011, 12:01 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 11,930
Posted By CountryBertha
qwerty, you rascal!!! LOL!!!

qwerty, you rascal!!! LOL!!!
Forum: Animals 03-22-2011, 11:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,551
Posted By CountryBertha
Kage, I hate to say this but I can't find that...

Kage, I hate to say this but I can't find that phone number. Can't seem to locate anything on the internet to contact the breeder either. Those are some really nice birds.
Forum: Water 03-22-2011, 11:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,707
Posted By CountryBertha
Inexpensive Emergency Water Filter

If you are looking for a really good, really reliable inexpensive emergency water filtration system, one you can build yourself, try the Monolithic filter and two plastic buckets. This thing can be...
Forum: Communications/Computers/Software 03-07-2011, 10:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,173
Posted By CountryBertha
For those who have older operating systems,...

For those who have older operating systems, Microsoft is going to phase out IE6. Seems like some XP users are still using it too. Anyone using it won't be able to get on the internet.

The good...
Forum: Health 03-07-2011, 02:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,987
Posted By CountryBertha
I disagree strongly with the use of hydrogen...

I disagree strongly with the use of hydrogen peroxide IV therapy.
Forum: Health 03-07-2011, 02:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,571
Posted By CountryBertha
Bad idea. Really, really bad idea. I don't...

Bad idea. Really, really bad idea.

I don't even recommend that Patients use grocery store clinics or PAs. When you need a doctor, you need a doctor, and certainly not one over the internet.

If...
Forum: Health 03-07-2011, 02:07 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,588
Posted By CountryBertha
I am very familiar with Hospice. They are not...

I am very familiar with Hospice. They are not allowed to medicate anyone in our family for any reason.
Forum: Health 03-07-2011, 02:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,347
Posted By CountryBertha
If you'd like to download Herbal Medicine books ..

Folks, if you'd like to download Herbal Medicine books for free, Ibilio has a very nice library of those books.

They also have a great selection of old cookbooks that are VERY interesting.

I...
Forum: Communications/Computers/Software 03-07-2011, 01:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,792
Posted By CountryBertha
Catalpa, you can download audio books all over...

Catalpa, you can download audio books all over the place without charge. Ibilio has some really good ones, and you can google free audio books.

I've downloaded lots of those audio books and...
Forum: Communications/Computers/Software 03-07-2011, 01:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,377
Posted By CountryBertha
Beepipes, have you considered writing programs...

Beepipes, have you considered writing programs for Disabled people and making them Open Source to both Linux and Windows?

That is REALLY needed.
Forum: Communications/Computers/Software 03-07-2011, 01:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,173
Posted By CountryBertha
I only use Firefox. Keep us posted in IE9...

I only use Firefox.

Keep us posted in IE9 and how it's working for you.
Forum: Communications/Computers/Software 03-07-2011, 01:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,567
Posted By CountryBertha
SKB, just do a system restore. You cannot...

SKB, just do a system restore.

You cannot "connect" to the internet if Internet Explorer won't connect you. If you cannot connect, it could mean there is no service to connect to.

If that is...
Forum: Communications/Computers/Software 03-07-2011, 12:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,567
Posted By CountryBertha
What part of this issue makes you think the issue...

What part of this issue makes you think the issue is XP??? You can't get in the internet. That's Internet Explorer. If you've been jumping on someone elses internet, you've probably now been blocked.
Forum: Communications/Computers/Software 03-07-2011, 12:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,567
Posted By CountryBertha
Don't do an fdisk. You don't even know what your...

Don't do an fdisk. You don't even know what your problem is and have not described it in a comprehensive way. It appears all that is wrong is you can't get on the internet.
Forum: Communications/Computers/Software 03-07-2011, 12:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,207
Posted By CountryBertha
Scrubbie, there was a virus several months ago...

Scrubbie, there was a virus several months ago that was striking Internet Explorer and as I recall maybe even Firefox.

Sounds like you have it taken care of now.
Forum: Communications/Computers/Software 03-07-2011, 12:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,917
Posted By CountryBertha
There are very few Microsoft type programs that...

There are very few Microsoft type programs that haven't already been re-writen under Open Source in Linux. As a matter of fact, Microsoft 7 is Linux and Windows blend.

I use Linux Mint and I've...
Forum: Communications/Computers/Software 03-07-2011, 12:34 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 9,622
Posted By CountryBertha
I'm in Texas. There are free internet "hotspots"...

I'm in Texas. There are free internet "hotspots" here that anyone can access, but it's entirely different when a household has internet that gets hacked. Have you even talked with the people about...
Forum: Preparedness/Survival Skills/BOBs/Kits/Gear 03-07-2011, 12:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,532
Posted By CountryBertha
Jake, unless you have an approved underground...

Jake, unless you have an approved underground storage and an approved pump on your place, I wouldn't be storing gasoline like you are talking about. The fumes can explode.

That's just not a good...
Forum: Conversations 03-07-2011, 12:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,231
Posted By CountryBertha
Good grief. I wrote " ... you might think your...

Good grief. I wrote " ... you might think your food is going to fall off".

I meant FOOT.

I've messed around on this board too long today!
Forum: Conversations 03-07-2011, 12:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,231
Posted By CountryBertha
It's a "treadle" sewing machine. In the beginning...

It's a "treadle" sewing machine. In the beginning you might think your food is going to fall off, but really you get used to it pretty fast. Those machines sew beautiful stitches and you can get...
Forum: Conversations 03-07-2011, 12:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,308
Posted By CountryBertha
SamS, you do know that if you are an over the...

SamS, you do know that if you are an over the road CDL driver, you can buy off many of the docks at a huge discount??

And some of the fruit docks have bins by the dock doors where they put the...
Forum: Conversations 03-06-2011, 11:51 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,492
Posted By CountryBertha
Yes the government does have that right.

Yes the government does have that right.
Forum: Conversations 03-06-2011, 11:49 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,492
Posted By CountryBertha
Texas has legalized the sale of raw milk, and we...

Texas has legalized the sale of raw milk, and we won't legalize pot.

We know what pot does to people.
Forum: Conversations 03-06-2011, 11:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,593
Posted By CountryBertha
The moon will affect tides, earthquakes and human...

The moon will affect tides, earthquakes and human behavior.

Although Doctors rather like to hide behind "research" that states there is no affect on human behavior, we knew it did and we could...
Forum: Conversations 03-06-2011, 11:32 PM
Replies: 57
Sticky: The 90-9-1 rule
Views: 14,813
Posted By CountryBertha
Heck, I get in this forum and can't get out, I'm...

Heck, I get in this forum and can't get out, I'm such a gas bag!

But this forum is like finding gold, suddenly and unexpectedly.

All this time I was so concerned that nobody was helping pass...
Forum: Homesteading 03-06-2011, 11:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,291
Posted By CountryBertha
We never did a thing in the garden until we read...

We never did a thing in the garden until we read the Farmer's Almanac first. And since they quit publishing the real Almanac, it's been a lot harder to garden. Our season here in Texas begins on...
Forum: Breads & Grains 03-06-2011, 10:33 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,193
Posted By CountryBertha
Lostone, I've got the old instructions that used...

Lostone, I've got the old instructions that used to come with all the cast iron frying pans that tells how to season cast iron properly. Do you want me to post that for you?
Forum: Breads & Grains 03-06-2011, 10:29 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,193
Posted By CountryBertha
lostone, you do all your cast iron kitchen stuff...

lostone, you do all your cast iron kitchen stuff pretty much the same way or it will rust and stick.

Take your meat grinder apart and wash it it hot soapy water. Dry it, then rub the parts down...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 03-06-2011, 08:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,757
Posted By CountryBertha
I wish someone would figure out a safe way to...

I wish someone would figure out a safe way to pickle and can boiled eggs.

I'd also like to see jar seals made with a little device that will activate when the jar is safely sealed (sorta like the...
Forum: Canning/Preserving 03-06-2011, 08:28 PM
Replies: 450
Views: 63,688
Posted By CountryBertha
Nanniegoat, I had trouble with everything when I...

Nanniegoat, I had trouble with everything when I first began dehydrating. Everything looked awful and tasted awful. I never was much good with hashbrowns, even fresh. Mine never did stick together...
Forum: Hellos & Happy Birthdays 03-06-2011, 07:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,198
Posted By CountryBertha
A big hug to you, Hermitress, and welcome to the...

A big hug to you, Hermitress, and welcome to the board. Sooo many good folks are here.
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