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  1. Thread: Discouraged

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    As Crash said, You first of all need to e sure...

    As Crash said, You first of all need to e sure that this is what you want to do. Next thing after you sit down and have a long talk with yourself on the subject be ready to start making decisions...
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    I've used our 6 qt pressure cooker on the colman...

    I've used our 6 qt pressure cooker on the colman stove many times when we have been out. I really don't feel the weight is as much a problem as the space it takes up. But then, when I pack it, I...
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    To pretty to use.:) Course use is relative I...

    To pretty to use.:) Course use is relative I guess. I have a couple of old skinners that my dad used years and years ago (1940's and1950's) when he custom butchered for some of the local farmers. My...
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    You've made another one. Your knives seem to have...

    You've made another one. Your knives seem to have so much character. Guess that's what I like about them.

    OT
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    We have seen a couple along the Sabine this...

    We have seen a couple along the Sabine this summer with the extreme low water but nothing of that size. Thank the almighty.:) Looks to be alot of good eats there. Good job man.

    OT
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    I've had my canner for about 20 years now and...

    I've had my canner for about 20 years now and have always used the weight that came with it. Also never had any trouble with my results. Oh yeah. I did have the safty plug replaced a few years back...
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    Winnie. Good to see that you've got your hands...

    Winnie. Good to see that you've got your hands back in the dirt.:) To Bad that we aren't a few miles closer together. I'd be happy to get you back into chickens. I bought 18 hatching eggs of both...
  8. Thread: Pin cherries

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    From what I could find in several books on fruit...

    From what I could find in several books on fruit prep that my wife has here(she's a jam and jelly nut) they are handled very much like regular sour cherries. They can be juiced for jellies, wine or...
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    I have a couple of handmade scoopers which I...

    I have a couple of handmade scoopers which I found in a box of old carving tools in my dad's shop when he passed. As his dad was both a blacksmith and a carver back in the early 1900's I guess that's...
  10. Thanks for the pics Winnie. Looked to be a nice...

    Thanks for the pics Winnie. Looked to be a nice way to spend a weekend. Btw. I've spent many nights in a tent very much like that one in the pic. Always kept me reasonably comfortable.

    Oldtrap
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    Rick. Just as a side note on fish decoys. Back in...

    Rick. Just as a side note on fish decoys. Back in the day of market hunters and fishermen, fish decoys were used alot as randyt said to attract fish under the ice. These decoys have now become highly...
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    Nice looking knife. Along with the sheath makes a...

    Nice looking knife. Along with the sheath makes a very good looking rig.

    Oldtrap
  13. Clay. Been doing tis garden thing now for years...

    Clay. Been doing tis garden thing now for years and still seems that each year it's still a crap shoot. As we are trying to become more and more self supporting here each season these little problem...
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    I have raised New Zealands since the middle 70's....

    I have raised New Zealands since the middle 70's. I have had other breeds also but have always had the New Zealands. they are for sure hard to beat as far as growth rate is concerned. I was checking...
  15. Thread: tater bugs

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    I use the soap and water treatment in our garden...

    I use the soap and water treatment in our garden often. I used to use sevin and another product called ronotone alot but have now gotten away from those. Rotation is the best answer to bug problems...
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    I had a thought today. Don't laugh. I do have one...

    I had a thought today. Don't laugh. I do have one once in awhile.

    All this stuff going on right now imo kinda makes,watergate, look like small taters. Just look how we have progressed in about 40...
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    Really like the knife. You did some good work...

    Really like the knife. You did some good work there. Axe is a good looking piece too. Keep up the good work.

    Oldtrap
  18. Thread: Composting

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    We do compost in a couple of ways here. I have a...

    We do compost in a couple of ways here. I have a pallet setup that is good for about 6 or 7 yards a year but last year for the first time I tried something different. I got some heavy weight black...
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    I'll have to try this. I use a scraper alot to...

    I'll have to try this. I use a scraper alot to cleanup glue joints and nothing I know of takes an edge off like titebond II that's well cured. So a better and quicker method of putting a burr on my...
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    Wife carries also. Her little equalizer is a 380....

    Wife carries also. Her little equalizer is a 380. I have no problem with a woman that can handle a gun. Yes mammmmmmmmmmmmm.

    Oldtrap
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    Amen brother. Will leave it at that. I doubt if I...

    Amen brother. Will leave it at that. I doubt if I were to put my feelings into words they would be allowed anyway.

    Oldtrap
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    Sticky: Supper tonight was: Home raised rabbit rolled in...

    Supper tonight was: Home raised rabbit rolled in flour and browned, then simmered in it's own gravy till done. New potatoes with butter and fresh rosemary spinkled over them and then baked in the...
  23. Thread: Just a Howdy

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    CI. You hit the hail on the head. I just haven't...

    CI. You hit the hail on the head. I just haven't had time to post and with things coming on outside it may well be awhile before I return again. Ya'll stay well.

    Oldtrap
  24. Thread: Ducks

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    btb. Over the years I have raised ducks,...

    btb. Over the years I have raised ducks, chickens, and geese. Have chickens now and never allow them in the garden till after the it's done for the season. I have been told by many that they won't...
  25. Thread: Just a Howdy

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    I been staying busy. Raised a large winter garden...

    I been staying busy. Raised a large winter garden this year and enlarged the summer garden this spring by about three times. We've already frozen 28 qts and canned 21 qts of green beans. Also have...
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