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« Reply #25 on: November 03, 2017, 11:02:47 am »

A tractor? Is that what homesteaders use? I had to drag logs over 25 acres with nothing but my back and a length of rope. What kind of tractor do you have?

I use my jeep


Glen we use solar panels - milk goats - have a garden- chickens- (tried growing grain in small scale for chicken feed)- no Prissus though. We sure am not yuppies -new agers- hippsters- or city folk.  We have a homestead 10 acres not a farm.  We could use a tractor or skid loader but don't have one. We do have a a zero turn mower. But after 2 riding mowers in 3 summers - it was worth the money. Be careful how you throw that yuppie word out and how you catgorize people under it.  Some may really get offended, then have to shoot you in the foot.  btwYUPPIE Which was the word to describe Young Urban Proffesionals, back in the 90's.  
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« Reply #26 on: November 03, 2017, 11:57:47 am »

You fail to see the point Roo, today's Yuppies and Hipsters are people who suddenly discover old time skills we've been doing all our lives and suddenly become experts.

The other admin in my cast iron cooking group add one now and then for me to toy with.  The lady preaching the Paleo diet was a hoot.   

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« Reply #27 on: November 03, 2017, 03:13:26 pm »

You fail to see the point Roo, today's Yuppies and Hipsters are people who suddenly discover old time skills we've been doing all our lives and suddenly become experts.

The other admin in my cast iron cooking group add one now and then for me to toy with.  The lady preaching the Paleo diet was a hoot.   


I think a point that you are failing to see, is that it was folks who decided go forth and live on a homestead, that birthed the frontiersmen and mountain men. The weren't born there, unless they were Indian. They grew there, learned, spawned, etc., children of pioneers. I guess they were the original yuppies and hipsters? My God, have you seen the beards on them?
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« Reply #28 on: November 03, 2017, 05:31:00 pm »

Afternoon all.

The rains got here last night about midnight.  Up to a quarter inch right now, according to our questionable rain gauge.  Just got home from walking the dog with a friend.  We were fine until the wind started.  Then it got cold.  Undecided  He's excited, since he's a sn*wplow driver and we're forecast for some white stuff tonight and tomorrow. 

The dog and I are wet, but I have a hot cup of Earl Gray and I'm listening to Johnny Cash while deciding whether I want a 10/22 or a Mossberg 500 Flex, so life isn't that bad.

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"James shook his head and twirled his Colt into it's holster with a smile.  There was some coffee left in the pot, so he poured it in his cup and leaned against the wall by the door.  The sun was setting in the distance, creating a beautiful sunset. 
   “Texas has better sunsets.”  He heard Terri say next to him.  He turned to face her.
   “Of course it does.  But we gotta get what we can in the mean time.” He said with a lopsided grin.  She smiled back and pulled her Colt, stuffing the barrel into his belly.
   “Yer' getting slow.  Better work on that.”  She said and walked back into the house with the empty coffee pot. 
   “We saw that, y' know.”  Clint Rounds said laughing.   James turned red and tried to hide his embarrassment."   Excerpt fromTHE FLOPPY HAT FROM TEXAS," being written by yours truly.



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« Reply #29 on: November 03, 2017, 05:53:10 pm »

You fail to see the point Roo, today's Yuppies and Hipsters are people who suddenly discover old time skills we've been doing all our lives and suddenly become experts.

The other admin in my cast iron cooking group add one now and then for me to toy with.  The lady preaching the Paleo diet was a hoot.   



No i see the point- you have lump all into a group with a title. I don't need no stinking title. The young people today have to go and experiment on their own because there is some generational gaps in passing the knowledge down among the families. Some of them go a little over board i agree. But you can point out easier ways or feed new information rather than title them with a 30 year old nickname.  You might take to the Paleo diet. It might do you some good ... i really don't believe it will. Yet you never know.
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« Reply #30 on: November 04, 2017, 01:00:31 am »

Lots of city people have moved to the country  over the years and made it or failed.  The modern crop ain't happy with it and have to give it a glamorous name like they do so many other things. That is my point.   
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« Reply #31 on: November 04, 2017, 01:11:05 am »

Oh and that so called Paleo diet resembles what early man ate about as much as a Subway samwhich does.  Not saying it ain't a good diet, but not Paleo. 
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« Reply #32 on: November 04, 2017, 07:38:25 am »

Failing is all part of learning. Being a homesteader has broke $$$ many young people.  Living off the grid has a price.  Tractors and such cost dearly.  It is not the days of the great expansion where you run out and clain a piece of ground and call it your own.  It has a price. Even those cute little houses on wheels have a price tag.  This why you see more n more people our age homesteading and fewer young people.  They on most part have another income.  Or a skill that they can stay at home and earn.  We couldn't support ourselves on eggs and dairy produce or selling of livestock here. We can make additional $$$$ to help ease our living expences and products to use for our selves.  Including fru fru lotions and majic potiens. 
 Never took much to fad diets... i do care to be as natural as i can.  You can't always avoid it. But growing your own is a good start. 



Coffee is up....some kind of front has moved in it is humid and cloudy high for today low 80's yes it is still November.
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« Reply #33 on: November 04, 2017, 07:43:01 am »

Morning y'all.
Thanks fer the coffee.

Going to verk today for a system update.

Rained overnight.
'Tis 35 and overcast. "Cloudy. Light rain in the morning  then a chance of light rain in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 40s. East wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 90 percent."

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« Reply #34 on: November 04, 2017, 08:16:30 am »

The whole homestead movement these days, is partially fueled by the desire to eat foods not covered in pesticides, genetically modified, fed who knows what. For me, what got me, was not wanting to live amongst people. The occasional person is ok, but when you lump them together they are stupid cattle. I'd rather live in the woods amongst real animals that make sense.

Then you have the "Tiny Home" craze. Believe me brothers, that doesn't cut it in the real world, unless you are homeless.
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« Reply #35 on: November 04, 2017, 10:14:46 am »

Won't work for homeless either. They can't move them with a shoping cart. They have no ppace to park them.
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« Reply #36 on: November 04, 2017, 12:48:58 pm »

Morning ladies and germs.

Coffee is one of those necessities today.  The dog kept me up most of the night barking at the dripping sounds from the rain rolling off the roof and onto things.  She would figure it out and shut up, but then an hour or so later, be at it again.  At least she's being a good guard dog.

Rain broke about 0600, so now we're overcast with some sunny spots.  Supposed to get wet again tonight.

In other news, a friend of my sister's lost $400 worth of rabbits and caging over the past few days.  She had some pedigreed purebred New Zealand rabbits, but the neighbor's dogs got out and I think you can figure out the ending.  Now she's down to one rabbit with two toes.  Fortunately he was the $200 breeder buck that people pay lots of money for breeding to.  The others were her does.  The dog owner has offered to pay for lost property, but that's not exactly a solution to the problem.

Our rabbits are doing fine though.  Chickens are no longer naked, either.

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"James shook his head and twirled his Colt into it's holster with a smile.  There was some coffee left in the pot, so he poured it in his cup and leaned against the wall by the door.  The sun was setting in the distance, creating a beautiful sunset. 
   “Texas has better sunsets.”  He heard Terri say next to him.  He turned to face her.
   “Of course it does.  But we gotta get what we can in the mean time.” He said with a lopsided grin.  She smiled back and pulled her Colt, stuffing the barrel into his belly.
   “Yer' getting slow.  Better work on that.”  She said and walked back into the house with the empty coffee pot. 
   “We saw that, y' know.”  Clint Rounds said laughing.   James turned red and tried to hide his embarrassment."   Excerpt fromTHE FLOPPY HAT FROM TEXAS," being written by yours truly.



   I was told recently that I'm "livelier than a one-legged man at a butt-kicking contest."    Is that an insult or a compliment?
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« Reply #37 on: November 04, 2017, 04:56:43 pm »

At least the neighbor offered to pay... you are right thought it is not the total solution.  I have had dog and coyotes both this past year. Lost my Blue Swede and my Runner ducks to dogs. Then later some expensive hens to coyote. Had to take matters on my self. My wife shot at the coyote but missed. The dogs were on me




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« Reply #38 on: November 04, 2017, 05:36:59 pm »

Anyone want a chicken?

I was out walking my dog north of town, and found another one.  This was in the same place I found the other one this time last year, and about a quarter of a mile from where I found that cat last week.  I think someone is dumping animals out there.  Angry
This new bird is a Barred Rock hen.  She looks fully grown and healthy, though a little frazzled from being out there.  We have her in the bathroom right now to make sure she isn't sick, which she doesn't seem to be.  She's friendly, and eats from the hand.  So now we have 9 chickens. Yay.

I was kind of proud of my dog though.  She was herding it. Roll Eyes

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"James shook his head and twirled his Colt into it's holster with a smile.  There was some coffee left in the pot, so he poured it in his cup and leaned against the wall by the door.  The sun was setting in the distance, creating a beautiful sunset. 
   “Texas has better sunsets.”  He heard Terri say next to him.  He turned to face her.
   “Of course it does.  But we gotta get what we can in the mean time.” He said with a lopsided grin.  She smiled back and pulled her Colt, stuffing the barrel into his belly.
   “Yer' getting slow.  Better work on that.”  She said and walked back into the house with the empty coffee pot. 
   “We saw that, y' know.”  Clint Rounds said laughing.   James turned red and tried to hide his embarrassment."   Excerpt fromTHE FLOPPY HAT FROM TEXAS," being written by yours truly.



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« Reply #39 on: November 04, 2017, 08:08:09 pm »

I could probably live just fine in one of those tiny houses-as long as I had a 30X40 (or bigger) shop building to park it next to. Then the tiny house would just be a place to sleep and eat. Doubt that the wife would care for it, though.
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« Reply #40 on: November 05, 2017, 07:40:26 am »

We had an Airstream, handed down from the folks. That was really tight for 2 adults and 2 boys. It died. We then found a 12x32 "Tiny Home" with a loft at either end. Much more room, but not enough. We also have 10x20 storage shed, half of which I cleaned out and took over as a leather shop. When I have the genny hooked up, it has lights, fans, and nobody else in it. I like my shed. We also have a small cabin we built the first year here, 8x8 inside, and just enough room for one person and their stuff. Our youngest boy is currently residing in it, he needs space away from his parents.

What is really a shock, is that we moved out of a huge 5 bedroom house with 3 bathrooms and a 2 car garage to live here.
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« Reply #41 on: November 05, 2017, 08:29:55 am »

I've watch the Tiny House Nation ....With camera angles , emphasizing the upbeat & clever ideas....
It is still a BOX ....
In real day to day living neither practical nor practicable.

For day Cabin or weekend retreat sure .... perhaps for two cozy persons a few weeks ....beyond that  NOPE !

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« Reply #42 on: November 05, 2017, 09:04:12 am »

What is that old expression... "preaching to the choir"?

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« Reply #43 on: November 05, 2017, 10:02:26 am »

Yep it is preaching to the choir...



TK them Barred Rock hens lay hugh eggs.


Got to run keys back to work then go to church. They are both on same road about 2 miles apart.  But first a cup of cheap coffee.
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« Reply #44 on: November 05, 2017, 10:25:25 am »

Just call me the " Reverend Mr. Playfair "
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« Reply #45 on: November 05, 2017, 10:36:23 am »

Morning y'all.
Thanks fer the coffee.

'Tis 42 and overcast. "Cloudy. A chance of drizzle in the morning  then a slight chance of light rain in the afternoon. Areas of fog in the morning. Highs in the upper 40s. West wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent."

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« Reply #46 on: November 05, 2017, 01:41:35 pm »

Morning all.

We're 33 and wet here in California right now.  Had a little of the white stuff I'm told.  I don't know, though.  I took some cough medicine before bed and didn't wake up until 10:00. Shocked  Nobody woke me up to go to church, so I'm at home keeping an eye on my mom, who has a fever.  The positions have switched.

Roo, we have a Barred rock hen already.  She's one of the more dominant hens, but she's friendly, likes being held, and was one of our best layers until she went into molting.  Now she's not laying.

I'm thinking I might grab some subsonic ammo that I have squirreled away for the 22, grab my dog and go try and get a bunny. 

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   “Texas has better sunsets.”  He heard Terri say next to him.  He turned to face her.
   “Of course it does.  But we gotta get what we can in the mean time.” He said with a lopsided grin.  She smiled back and pulled her Colt, stuffing the barrel into his belly.
   “Yer' getting slow.  Better work on that.”  She said and walked back into the house with the empty coffee pot. 
   “We saw that, y' know.”  Clint Rounds said laughing.   James turned red and tried to hide his embarrassment."   Excerpt fromTHE FLOPPY HAT FROM TEXAS," being written by yours truly.



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« Reply #47 on: November 05, 2017, 06:12:53 pm »

Just call me the " Reverend Mr. Playfair "



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« Reply #48 on: November 05, 2017, 07:16:16 pm »

I think a 12X32 is bigger than most of the "tiny homes" I've seen, most seem to fit on a 16" car hauler. I lived in a 12X52 for 10 years as a single guy. No loft, though. Ceiling was only about 6'6" or maybe 6'8". Wood stove would keep one end warm, while the bathroom would still freeze. Stayed in there one winter with my first wife, then we moved into this "spacious" 900 sq foot or so 1920's farmhouse, that I'm still in.
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« Reply #49 on: November 06, 2017, 08:03:00 am »

Morning y'all.
Coffee is hot.

'Tis 25 and partly cloudy. High of 36.

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