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Title: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: Delmonico on November 01, 2017, 11:30:59 am
Should be candy on sale today.

Wore the frock coat, vest, tie and the Rand hat yesterday to work.  The hipsters were in awe.

At the quieter store now in the better neighborhood, much slower pace.


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: The Trinity Kid on November 01, 2017, 12:00:41 pm
Morning all.

I just left the lights off in the house and let the dog bark when anybody knocked.  Then ignored them until they went away.  ::)

Sunny and 32 here right now.  Our one hen is at the stage of molting where she's naked from chin to keel, and no wing feathers, so we have her locked up in the coop until it warms up a little more.

Just got done kneading a loaf of bread for the past hour.  I had to use that einkorn stuff again because nobody has gotten around to  buying any regular flour yet.  I wanted bread and I'm too impatient to wait for flour, plus that spark of curiosity around this einkorn stuff prompted me to try it.  Now I know that it's a PITA to knead because those "evil gluten things" take forever to build.  So I'm going to let it rise for about 6 hours before baking to help.  Might even knead it a second time.  We'll see.

--TK


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: Good Troy on November 01, 2017, 12:23:04 pm
Our one hen is at the stage of molting where she's naked from chin to keel, and no wing feathers, so we have her locked up in the coop until it warms up a little more.

--TK

Is the grease warm enough yet for the hen?  Sounds like she is ready for the pan!


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: Major 2 on November 01, 2017, 01:42:39 pm
Out here in the sticks , it is to far between gates and no road lights for treater's to be covered by.

Have never seen one even venture down from the gate. When Kellie was little we take her to her Cousins or friends neighborhoods.
even did the Sand-lake Fashion Square mall one year.

As for me and last night, I was tired , "SHE" was in Melbourne,  so I watch a bit of Bizarre Foods (Shanghai) with Andrew Zimmern and went to bed early.


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: litl rooster on November 01, 2017, 04:20:05 pm
I forgot it was a new month today.
So Slim why are the Chinese Chic numbers down? 



Is the grease warm enough yet for the hen?  Sounds like she is ready for the pan!


I thought the same thing- i mean it is all ready plucked ::)



After watching the world series last night i wished i would have watched Bizarre Foods last night.


Wed Night Supper at Church. Pork chops were on the menu. $3.50 per person. Prayer meeting is free afterwards


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: litl rooster on November 01, 2017, 04:22:54 pm
Wanted to share this beauty with ya'll



 https://youtu.be/Ncj3bux7c5o


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: Silver Creek Slim on November 01, 2017, 08:24:23 pm
I forgot it was a new month today.
So Slim why are the Chinese Chic numbers down? 
I am not sure.

Slim


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: Major E A Sterner on November 01, 2017, 09:54:30 pm
I'm guessing this is the Cawfee n Vittles thread for November.If not, someone send me the link... ;D ;D


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: The Trinity Kid on November 01, 2017, 09:59:28 pm
I'm guessing this is the Cawfee n Vittles thread for November.If not, someone send me the link... ;D ;D

I think you found it.  I'd assumed so, otherwise I'm in the wrong place.  ::)

--TK


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: litl rooster on November 01, 2017, 11:16:47 pm
I'm guessing this is the Cawfee n Vittles thread for November.If not, someone send me the link... ;D ;D

I did the same thing


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: Major 2 on November 02, 2017, 04:22:21 am
Knew right off....Del had our back...

As I said , no Trick or Treater's  not in 30 years we been here , wonder what I've saved in NOT buying freeloader candy ?  ???

Chinese Chicken I would guess =  Pheasant ?  don't recall ever trying it....Dove , Cornish hen ... yeah , Quail perhaps, 
Duck , Chicken & Turkey of course ....even a thing call Turducken ( not big fan of it though  :-\ )
I'd like to try Emu, I hear it is very rich.



 


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: litl rooster on November 02, 2017, 06:36:15 am
Morning Coffee is up.


Never had Emu- had neighbor give me some Ostrich once. My dogs would not touch it.  I'll pass on Emu


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: Major 2 on November 02, 2017, 11:27:31 am
If you yearn for a succulent steak or a thick, juicy burger but want to avoid all that fat and cholesterol, there is another choice. It's what the Australians have been eating for hundreds of years - flavorful red emu meat. Similar in taste and texture to beef, red emu meat has more protein and less calories and sodium than most other red meat. With only two grams of fat per four-ounce serving, emu meat is a heart-healthy alternative to conventional red meat.

No dog in the fight, but I sound like an ad man....I what to try it though.... :)


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: litl rooster on November 02, 2017, 12:15:39 pm
You are the Sam Elliot voice over guy for "Emu it's what for supper tonight"


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: The Trinity Kid on November 02, 2017, 05:03:38 pm
Afternoon all.

Expecting rain and that cold stuff that's like rain, but starts with an S.  I got the dog walked before it hit, but the place we went looks to be getting drenched right now.  Hasn't gotten to the house yet, but on it's way.

I'd try emu, given the opportunity.  Personally, my favorite meat is hickory-smoked elk, but since I don't have any hickory, a smoker, or an elk, I don't get that very often. ::)

Finally got another video up on YouTube.  Only took me three months.  Apparently YouTube doesn't think that growing wheat in a bucket is advertiser friendly, so I'm not making any money on it, but oh well.

--TK


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: litl rooster on November 02, 2017, 05:15:01 pm
Afternoon all.

Expecting rain and that cold stuff that's like rain, but starts with an S.  I got the dog walked before it hit, but the place we went looks to be getting drenched right now.  Hasn't gotten to the house yet, but on it's way.

I'd try emu, given the opportunity.  Personally, my favorite meat is hickory-smoked elk, but since I don't have any hickory, a smoker, or an elk, I don't get that very often. ::)

Finally got another video up on YouTube.  Only took me three months.  Apparently YouTube doesn't think that growing wheat in a bucket is advertiser friendly, so I'm not making any money on it, but oh well.

--TK


Do you have a link to it?  There is a ton of homesteader videos with container growning wheat and other grains on trays also. Mostly for feed purposes.


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: Capt Quirk on November 02, 2017, 06:16:36 pm
Out here in the sticks , it is to far between gates and no road lights for treater's to be covered by.

Have never seen one even venture down from the gate. When Kellie was little we take her to her Cousins or friends neighborhoods.
even did the Sand-lake Fashion Square mall one year.

As for me and last night, I was tired , "SHE" was in Melbourne,  so I watch a bit of Bizarre Foods (Shanghai) with Andrew Zimmern and went to bed early.
We are also a good mile from either paved road, and our driveway is a 1/4 mile. I end up having to eat the candy myself... :)

And "SHE" must have either friends or family in Melbourne, pretty much the only reason to stop there. Even with the nice mall  ::)


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: Silver Creek Slim on November 02, 2017, 06:58:29 pm
Yes, Chinese Chicken is pheasant. The breasts are dark meat.

I bought a box of American Eagle .357 Mag on Tuesday. Shot some in the SP101 this evening. It was not a pleasurable experience.   ::)

Slim


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: litl rooster on November 02, 2017, 07:15:46 pm
I bought a box of the Hornady .357 125gr XTP they are hollow points. Recoil wasn't horrible, they are pricey though. Think i will try a page out of Elmer Keiths data bank and try .38 spl 140 semi wad cutter. They may have been 147 grain. I will try some other stuff also


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: Silver Creek Slim on November 02, 2017, 07:23:07 pm
I bought a box of the Hornady .357 125gr XTP they are hollow points. Recoil wasn't horrible, they are pricey though. Think i will try a page out of Elmer Keiths data bank and try .38 spl 140 semi wad cutter. They may have been 147 grain. I will try some other stuff also
My .38 Spl load is 158gr Lee LSWC on top of 3.1 grs of Clays.

Slim


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: litl rooster on November 02, 2017, 09:01:45 pm
My .38 Spl load is 158gr Lee LSWC on top of 3.1 grs of Clays.

Slim



I've used Clays for .38 loads and . 45acp and shotgun loads. It pretty good for smokeless cowboy loads


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: The Trinity Kid on November 02, 2017, 10:37:09 pm

Do you have a link to it?  There is a ton of homesteader videos with container growning wheat and other grains on trays also. Mostly for feed purposes.

https://youtu.be/DQnjzXy5934

My first two videos in the series were fine.  This one apparently isn't.  But, it's not like I make any money on youtube anyway.

--TK


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: Delmonico on November 03, 2017, 01:25:05 am
Homesteading is  what Prius driving Yuppies call living in the country. They put up solar panels and  have a backup generator and call it living off the grid and then join FB groups for living off the grid.

Asked one once if they went to town to the library to check on things.  Wonder if Kubota makes a hybrid tractor? :P


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: Silver Creek Slim on November 03, 2017, 07:07:19 am
Morning y'all.
Coffee is hot.

'Tis 26 and clear. High of 42.

Slim


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: Capt Quirk on November 03, 2017, 09:15:34 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?


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: litl rooster 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.  


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: Delmonico 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.   



Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: Capt Quirk 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?
:)


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: The Trinity Kid 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.  :-\  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.

--TK


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: litl rooster 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.


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: Delmonico 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.   


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: Delmonico 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. 


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: litl rooster 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.


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: Silver Creek Slim 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."

Slim


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: Capt Quirk 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.


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: litl rooster 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.


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: The Trinity Kid 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.

--TK


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: litl rooster 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




Last week we had the heat on this week the AC


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: The Trinity Kid 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.  >:(
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. ::)

--TK


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: pony express 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.


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: Capt Quirk 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.


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: Major 2 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 !



Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: Capt Quirk on November 05, 2017, 09:04:12 am
What is that old expression... "preaching to the choir"?

 ::)


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: litl rooster 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.


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: Major 2 on November 05, 2017, 10:25:25 am
Just call me the " Reverend Mr. Playfair "


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: Silver Creek Slim 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."

Slim


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: The Trinity Kid 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. :o  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. 

--TK


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: litl rooster on November 05, 2017, 06:12:53 pm
Just call me the " Reverend Mr. Playfair "



 ;D


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: pony express 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.


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: Silver Creek Slim on November 06, 2017, 08:03:00 am
Morning y'all.
Coffee is hot.

'Tis 25 and partly cloudy. High of 36.

Slim


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: Good Troy on November 06, 2017, 11:00:49 am
Thanks for the coffee, Slim. 
Record high temps yesterday, and expect more of the same today.
Gotta love the coastal plains!


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: The Trinity Kid on November 06, 2017, 03:54:50 pm
Afternoon ladies and germs. ;D

55 in the low areas right now.  Below freezing up above 5000.  The white stuff has accumulated above 6000.  I talked to a friend in the USFS who says there is up to 6 inches above 7000. 

I've got bread dough rising in a sunbeam, and some chicken thawing in the sink.  Thinking I might roast the chicken and make gravy from the drippings.  Add some mashed potatoes and green beans, and we'll have a meal.

--TK


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: greyhawk on November 06, 2017, 06:33:37 pm
If you yearn for a succulent steak or a thick, juicy burger but want to avoid all that fat and cholesterol, there is another choice. It's what the Australians have been eating for hundreds of years - flavorful red emu meat. Similar in taste and texture to beef, red emu meat has more protein and less calories and sodium than most other red meat. With only two grams of fat per four-ounce serving, emu meat is a heart-healthy alternative to conventional red meat.

No dog in the fight, but I sound like an ad man....I what to try it though.... :)

Lived in rural australia all me life - eating emu (or kangaroo) is one of two things 
1) a passing fad undertaken by city yuppies who think its cool
2) an act of utter desperation undertaken when there is no alternative but to starve
emu egg is ok .... tastes like................egg (so long as they fresh of course)

offhand - do not know anybody eats em . (emus I mean) ... the emu oil is great stuff for aches and pains -- also oils yr boots .


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: Capt Quirk on November 06, 2017, 09:45:21 pm
I think most of the big Turkey legs you get at Disney and Ren Fairs are Emu.


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: Silver Creek Slim on November 07, 2017, 08:06:43 am
Morning y'all.
Coffee is hot.

'Tis 28 and overcast. High of 38.

Slim


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: greyhawk on November 07, 2017, 08:36:28 am
I think most of the big Turkey legs you get at Disney and Ren Fairs are Emu.

Ya seen th legs on them emus?   thats one helluva drumstick - a big one stands six feet and weighs 140 pound 


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: litl rooster on November 07, 2017, 09:28:59 am
I wonder what a day or two in the smoker might do for some emu drums?


Thanks for the coffee....


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: litl rooster on November 07, 2017, 09:34:35 am
In a search for smoking Emu legs this come up


https://youtu.be/qgmozFoTg5c


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: The Trinity Kid on November 07, 2017, 10:57:31 am
Roo just got himself on some government watch list for searching that up, I'm sure. ::)

Morning all.

All is foggy on the western front.  28 degrees, frost on everything.  Going to take dog out later and look for turkeys.  Fall season starts Saturday, and I fully intend to be out there opening day.  Going to try and use my dog to hunt the suckers, since that's legal in California.  The lab half likes to flush the flock, then the collie half wants to try and corral them back together.  So while she's doing that, I just have to find one in a tree and stick a Zwickey Eskimo through the middle and we'll have thanksgiving dinner.  WOrth a shot anyway.

--TK


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: litl rooster on November 07, 2017, 12:07:45 pm
If that is what it took - the goobermint has been asleep...


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: Major 2 on November 07, 2017, 12:23:15 pm
Back in the late 60's I tried to smoke a turkey leg once ....could not keep the dam thing LIT !

My tie dyed era  ;D


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: litl rooster on November 07, 2017, 01:24:53 pm
Back in the late 60's I tried to smoke a turkey leg once ....could not keep the dam thing LIT !

My tie dyed era  ;D


 ;D ;D ;D


I shot a turkey today...i am now barred from Publix for life.



Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: Silver Creek Slim on November 08, 2017, 08:09:28 am
Morning y'all.
Coffee is hot.

'Tis 23 and overcast. High of 38.

Slim


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: litl rooster on November 08, 2017, 08:21:46 am
Thanks Slim... had a little rain yesterday. Highs in upper 70's  most of the day. Starting off cloudy and 63 now. 


A couple years ago one of my shot guns got something sticky like resin on the butt pad. This is like a good quality pad. So what ever it comes in to contact with sticks to it. Liner in gun cabinet gun socks etc. I have tried cleaning it several times now but still there.  Today i am going to try mineral spirits. I couldn't believe what a quart of that cost. $8 it has been apparently been a while since i have bought any.  I guess if it don't dissolve the pad it might work. As it is, it's worthless it will stick to your clothes if you hold it there a few minutes.  I might be wasting my time. I just don't want to fit another one to it.

This all depends if the rain doesn't consume the day.


Got pick up feed sometime today also.


Ya'll keep it between the ditches.


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: litl rooster on November 08, 2017, 09:09:30 am
Tempature has dropped since i first woke up.


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: The Trinity Kid on November 08, 2017, 12:49:51 pm
Morning all.

Here I am just starting to get over that last virus, and I catch another cold.  :-\  Lucky me.

Temperature is supposed to stay near 50 today, and the rain is coming and going ever minute or two.  Getting white stuff up above 5000.

--TK


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: Major 2 on November 08, 2017, 02:53:59 pm
Sick wid a virus my ownself ..... Sore throat feels like Acid re-flux...Cough, itchy nose and sinuses  body aches , feel hot and sometime chills ...generally icky
Going to my Eyes Ears & nose,  allergy  doc who he will give me some Prednisone  and other drugs to get rid of it


$8 for mineral spirits one Qt.   yep.... they are dam proud of it  :(

it just one 4 parts of Ed's Red......and I had to get the other 3 ...making Ed's Red is costing plenty.
 


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: The Trinity Kid on November 08, 2017, 03:19:42 pm
Sick wid a virus my ownself ..... Sore throat feels like Acid re-flux...Cough, itchy nose and sinuses  body aches , feel hot and sometime chills ...generally icky
 

Same tune, different fiddle, as a friend of mine says.

Rain is pretty constant here now.

--TK


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: litl rooster on November 08, 2017, 04:23:54 pm
Sick wid a virus my ownself ..... Sore throat feels like Acid re-flux...Cough, itchy nose and sinuses  body aches , feel hot and sometime chills ...generally icky
Going to my Eyes Ears & nose,  allergy  doc who he will give me some Prednisone  and other drugs to get rid of it


$8 for mineral spirits one Qt.   yep.... they are dam proud of it  :(

it just one 4 parts of Ed's Red......and I had to get the other 3 ...making Ed's Red is costing plenty.
 


Auto transmission fluid and Acetone are 2 more parts.



TK M2 hope you both get over the creeping crude...i certinly know how that feels.


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: Major 2 on November 08, 2017, 04:44:42 pm

Auto transmission fluid and Acetone are 2 more parts.



TK M2 hope you both get over the creeping crude...i certinly know how that feels.


And Kerosene  .....mix 4 equal parts


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: litl rooster on November 09, 2017, 07:10:28 am
M2 Collectively we are still sound in mind.... Arcey i think was the first person i ever heard using it. I think there is a warning about using it and storing in plastics. 


Coffee is up....going sight seeing today.. fall foliage is peaking color here.


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: Major 2 on November 09, 2017, 07:43:28 am
Yes the Acetone will eat the plastic....equally acetone will evaporate if not sealed well....

You can get the stuff ( premixed ) from Brownells but they insanely proud of it
083-150-001WB
4 oz. "Ed's Red" Bore Cleaner
Mfr Part: 083150001
$6.99

to the tune of 56.00 a quart,,, my home brew will be around $40 a gal.


going to the Doc...to try shaking this cough & sore throat grip


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: Delmonico on November 09, 2017, 02:45:59 pm
I'm alive, when not at work been hiding in the basement workshop.  Got some projects, only lectric tool been using is my cordless drill. 

Been using planes, dowel jig, chisels, clamps and lots of Tite Bond 2 and even bailing wire.

Butt shims for camp use and other camp gear projects for !ost the winter.

Got moved to a quieter sector at work most of the time, still filling in at the other store now and again as dead wood floats away and new blood is hired.

Worked there 4-7 on Tuesday, customers were glad to see me cause I can !over a line through and still make them smile.  Busy but not bad, ran 215 sales in 3 hours, ain't many convenience store clerks can do that.  That's inside only, no card at the pumps count.



Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: litl rooster on November 09, 2017, 05:23:26 pm
I'd be lost without my cordless drill. Thinking about buying a second one. One for each hand


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: pony express on November 09, 2017, 07:00:36 pm
I'd be lost without my cordless drill. Thinking about buying a second one. One for each hand

for drilling in the "Gunfighter" category.


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: litl rooster on November 09, 2017, 08:34:41 pm
for drilling in the "Gunfighter" category.



Yep  ;D




Slim blue locktite 6 screws check...



TK good looking hen


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: litl rooster on November 10, 2017, 07:38:51 am
Cool clear start today...


Coffee is hot
WARNING* please read the appropriated "contents may burn you " message on cups!  PSA from Uncle Ralph.  





https://youtu.be/9vST6hVRj2A


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: Silver Creek Slim on November 10, 2017, 09:39:10 am
Morning y'all.
Thanks fer the coffee.

I'd be lost without my cordless drill. Thinking about buying a second one. One for each hand
Is that allowed?

Slim blue locktite 6 screws check...
Good.

Low this morn was 5. 'Tis 8 and sunny. High of 27.

Slim


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: Good Troy on November 10, 2017, 09:41:11 am
Morning y'all.
Thanks fer the coffee.
Is that allowed?
Good.

Low this morn was 5. 'Tis 8 and sunny. High of 27.

Slim

SASS rules allow this...


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: Silver Creek Slim on November 10, 2017, 09:51:26 am
SASS rules allow this...
OK!

BTW, day off 'cuz I verked Saturday.
Doing projects outside.  ::)

Slim


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: Delmonico on November 10, 2017, 01:19:51 pm
Off Sun and Mon, headed to the basement till time to go in.  One more dowel and clamp and I have all 11 pieces of a rocking chair seat together.  Will watch ovens in comfort  this year.

Doing a complete revamp of the gear.


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: litl rooster on November 10, 2017, 02:35:04 pm
My Monday :)

Suzanne and i had a nice day yesterday despite the rain and fog.  Went to the highest point in Alabama. Mt Cheaha State Park. Had lunch ( not as good as last time we were there) we did take a walk out over Bald Rock, via the boardwalk.  Considering carrying a o2 tank on my back and the weather, i did pretty well. We both enjoyed it.  Of course it cleared off today.
  I'm blessed with this job, they kept it open while i was off my lung collapse. They have worked with me on my ability to preform. Paid my health insurance while i was off. They trust me, that i will get what is required to get done and report any thing different. I probably won't get a perfect attendance bonus this year, but i was off awhile. ;)
They claim they will pay for my practice ammo for my carry weapon. I have yet to charge it back.


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: The Trinity Kid on November 10, 2017, 03:10:04 pm
Afternoon all.

Slight breeze coming in from the northwest, and the rain with it.  White stuff up higher.

Going to take the dog out and walk the fire break after a while.  Or a couple miles of it, anyway.  I'm curious to see exactly where it is.

--TK


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: Silver Creek Slim on November 10, 2017, 03:51:53 pm
Took the A/C unit out of the window. Less drafty now.  ::)

My Monday :)

Suzanne and i had a nice day yesterday despite the rain and fog.  Went to the highest point in Alabama. Mt Cheaha State Park. Had lunch ( not as good as last time we were there) we did take a walk out over Bald Rock, via the boardwalk.  Considering carrying a o2 tank on my back and the weather, i did pretty well. We both enjoyed it.  Of course it cleared off today.
  I'm blessed with this job, they kept it open while i was off my lung collapse. They have worked with me on my ability to preform. Paid my health insurance while i was off. They trust me, that i will get what is required to get done and report any thing different. I probably won't get a perfect attendance bonus this year, but i was off awhile. ;)
They claim they will pay for my practice ammo for my carry weapon. I have yet to charge it back.

Sounds like a good place to work.
What is your carry weapon?

Slim


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: litl rooster on November 10, 2017, 04:10:43 pm
G22  




I do trade out to my 1911 or My S&W model 10 on occasions


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: Delmonico on November 10, 2017, 04:16:48 pm
Headed to work, glue setting, sharpen the big chisle shaving sharp, level some of the uneven spots with it before I plane it.  Am I the only one who loves removing wood with a sharp chisle?


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: Major 2 on November 10, 2017, 04:25:47 pm
No.......sharp chisel is safer 


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: litl rooster on November 10, 2017, 04:28:40 pm
Headed to work, glue setting, sharpen the big chisle shaving sharp, level some of the uneven spots with it before I plane it.  Am I the only one who loves removing wood with a sharp chisle?


Nope


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: Capt Quirk on November 10, 2017, 04:50:09 pm
Headed to work, glue setting, sharpen the big chisle shaving sharp, level some of the uneven spots with it before I plane it.  Am I the only one who loves removing wood with a sharp chisle?
I cut most of the saddle notches on our little cabin with a chisel and hammer. I tell you, them Gnats wait till just as you swing, and go straight for the eyes.


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: Silver Creek Slim on November 10, 2017, 06:47:40 pm
G22  




I do trade out to my 1911 or My S&W model 10 on occasions
You are allowed to carry your own gun at work?

Slim


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: litl rooster on November 10, 2017, 11:20:04 pm
You are allowed to carry your own gun at work?

Slim


Yes, 3 of us are armed and carry our own.  The other 2 prefer not to be.


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: litl rooster on November 11, 2017, 07:32:05 am
Coffee is on....

Thank a Veteran Day...

https://youtu.be/PbERN6Ryos0


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: Silver Creek Slim on November 11, 2017, 07:53:11 am
Morning y'all.
Thanks fer the coffee.

Thank you, veterans for your service.

White stuff on the road.  ::)

'Tis 24 and overcast. "Cloudy. Light snow likely in the morning  then a chance of light snow in the afternoon. Little or no snow accumulation. Highs in the lower 30s. South wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 70 percent."

Slim


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: Silver Creek Slim on November 11, 2017, 09:53:29 am
Going to the toy store this morn to buy a llama. This one is like new in box and eats .380 ACP.

Slim


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: The Trinity Kid on November 11, 2017, 01:45:53 pm
Morning all.

Sun is peeking through the clouds today.  I was supposed to be out hunting fall turkeys at dawn, but about three this morning I got hit hard by round two of whatever crud I have.  Sore throat, no voice, and coughing. :-\ Lucky me.

--TK


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: Silver Creek Slim on November 11, 2017, 05:18:45 pm
Morning all.

Sun is peeking through the clouds today.  I was supposed to be out hunting fall turkeys at dawn, but about three this morning I got hit hard by round two of whatever crud I have.  Sore throat, no voice, and coughing. :-\ Lucky me.

--TK
Drink orange juice and maybe tea with honey in it.

Slim


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: The Trinity Kid on November 11, 2017, 06:35:38 pm
Drink orange juice and maybe tea with honey in it.

Slim

I went the black coffee with honey route, though I'm thinking I might add a cup of Earl Gray to that, too.  Also some spicy rabbit stew for the sinuses.  Don't have any orange juice right now, either. :-\

--TK


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: pony express on November 11, 2017, 07:07:24 pm
Sat in a tree stand for 3 hours this morning, Saw Nada. Walked a wide circle back to the truck, shot a nice young doe within 100 yards of the truck. TK, had my scope on some wild turkeys this afternoon, but, it's not firearms turkey season here, so, just looking. Besides that, turkeys are shotgun only when in season, no scoped .308 allowed.

Side note, went to go out the front door to get some firewood, and there on the porch was a groundhog(woodchuck to you non-hillbillies) ON THE PORCH eating the "squash decorations" there. Slipped back to the bedroom, retrieved the .357 Blackhawk that lives on top of the closet, back to the front porch, and Sent 2 rounds after him as he left. Darn. 0 for 2. I'll be watching for you, Mister Ground Hog.





Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: litl rooster on November 11, 2017, 08:21:59 pm
Watching Highnoon on GRIT TV


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: litl rooster on November 11, 2017, 08:27:14 pm
Sat in a tree stand for 3 hours this morning, Saw Nada. Walked a wide circle back to the truck, shot a nice young doe within 100 yards of the truck. TK, had my scope on some wild turkeys this afternoon, but, it's not firearms turkey season here, so, just looking. Besides that, turkeys are shotgun only when in season, no scoped .308 allowed.

Side note, went to go out the front door to get some firewood, and there on the porch was a groundhog(woodchuck to you non-hillbillies) ON THE PORCH eating the "squash decorations" there. Slipped back to the bedroom, retrieved the .357 Blackhawk that lives on top of the closet, back to the front porch, and Sent 2 rounds after him as he left. Darn. 0 for 2. I'll be watching for you, Mister Ground Hog.





Niece's husband shot a nice 11 pointer somewhere in central Ohio. Nice looking animal. I need to download a new photo share- so i can show it


Slim did you adopt or not?





Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: litl rooster on November 12, 2017, 08:37:45 am
Coffee and fixin's for tea is up


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: Silver Creek Slim on November 12, 2017, 10:27:26 am
Morning y'all.
Thanks fer the coffee.

Slim did you adopt or not?
Yes.

'Tis 31 and overcast. High of 37.

Slim


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: litl rooster on November 12, 2017, 10:41:12 am
Morning y'all.
Thanks fer the coffee.
Yes.

'Tis 31 and overcast. High of 37.

Slim


I am sure you will nurture it and provide it a good home :)


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: The Trinity Kid on November 12, 2017, 11:26:16 am
Morning all.

Foggy and 35 here this morning, supposed to clear out and hit 60 later.  We'll see.

Our new hen has been introduced to the others now for two days.  So far, so good.  One of our older (read "dominant") hens tried to pick on her, but we have the new one in the 4x8' enclosed run off the side of the coop, so no fights came of it.  The seven other hens seem to pretty much ignore her.  We're still keeping her inside at night, though.

Came real close to getting my truck t-boned yesterday by some guy who was driving a full size creeper van around the neighborhood at 40mph.  We're talking White Ford full size van, tires squealing around corners.  All he was missing was a "free candy" sign.  Turned on the scanner and heard that local LE was looking for a white van that almost went head-on with a fire truck by cutting a blind corner on the highway.  Didn't have phone with me at the time, so didn't report.  Got home in time to see him still in the neighborhood, turning around and leaving rubber in the undersheriff's driveway.  Before I turned the truck off, I heard him on the radio call the other deputy down the street, who went and blocked the only way out.  I stopped listening after that.

--TK


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: Silver Creek Slim on November 12, 2017, 03:51:59 pm

I am sure you will nurture it and provide it a good home :)
Sometimes it gets its food sideways when it tries to put it in its mouth.  ::) Usually it it the last mouthful before it is full.

Slim


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: litl rooster on November 12, 2017, 06:07:47 pm
Feed ramp?


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: pony express on November 12, 2017, 06:50:31 pm
Slim, I'm sure you'll teach it how to eat properly. Is that one that looks like a small 1911?

Morning hunt was un-eventful, left the stand by 9 to go to church. After church, practiced a bit with the .41 Mag, in case I don't tag out during regular season. "Alternative methods" season will be starting Dec 23, for I think 9 days. Pistols, Muzzle loaders, Spears, you name it. Anything but Centerfire rifles and shotguns.


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: Silver Creek Slim on November 12, 2017, 07:35:22 pm
Feed ramp?
I polished the feed ramp some last night with Flitz.
Slim, I'm sure you'll teach it how to eat properly. Is that one that looks like a small 1911?
Yes. The Browning .380 and Baby Rock are "clones".  ;)

Not sure what is happening. It is usually the last round in the mag so I'm thinking it might be a weak mag spring.

Slim


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: litl rooster on November 13, 2017, 06:02:03 am
I polished the feed ramp some last night with Flitz. Yes. The Browning .380 and Baby Rock are "clones".  ;)

Not sure what is happening. It is usually the last round in the mag so I'm thinking it might be a weak mag spring.

Slim


Could be i have a couple round here that need new springs.  Bought one last year i could only get 2 rounds in


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: Silver Creek Slim on November 13, 2017, 08:09:35 am
Morning y'all.
Coffee is hot.

'Tis 17 and overcast. High of 37.

Slim


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: litl rooster on November 13, 2017, 06:42:46 pm
Thank you for the coffee. 


Weather wise here- couldn't have asked for better weather.


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: Capt Quirk on November 13, 2017, 08:38:59 pm
Thank you for the coffee. 


Weather wise here- couldn't have asked for better weather.
I agree, it was a beautiful day. A little rain early, before sunrise, heavy fog and 49. By 9ish, sun was peaking out, it was cool, but not cold. I could deal with more days like this.


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: The Trinity Kid on November 14, 2017, 02:18:23 am
I'll stoke the fires and warm the coffee for the night dwellers.

Rained most of the day, but temperature was around 50, so we didn't have any trouble with the white stuff.  Clouds blew out around 2200 (2315 now), and the mercury got shorter.  It's around 40 now, and still getting cooler. 

--TK


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: Silver Creek Slim on November 14, 2017, 08:09:22 am
Morning y'all.
Coffee is hot.

'Tis 32 and overcast. "Cloudy. Areas of fog in the morning. Patchy fog in the afternoon. Areas of drizzle. Patchy freezing drizzle in the morning. Highs around 40. South wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 50 percent."

Slim


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: litl rooster on November 14, 2017, 08:32:57 am
Thanks for the morning coffee.

Looks like another day in paradise. 


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: pony express on November 14, 2017, 10:37:46 am
Off work for the Bambi search for the rest of the week. Started drizzling about 8 am, but that's ok, a nice fat button buck wandered by my stand about 7. Two down, one landowner tag to go. I think I can still buy more antlerless only tags if I want, depends on which county in Mo. But I think I'll try and get at least one cut up and frozen first.


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: litl rooster on November 14, 2017, 11:09:52 am
Fresh backstraps for supper......yum


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: pony express on November 14, 2017, 12:57:15 pm
Fresh backstraps for supper......yum

Yup!


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: Good Troy on November 14, 2017, 03:11:10 pm
PE...I sure miss the days when I hunted....always had fresh smoked hind quarter for Thanksgiving!


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: litl rooster on November 14, 2017, 04:45:49 pm
Missouri hunter bags 39-point buck after four years of trying
http://www.foxnews.com/great-outdoors/2017/11/14/missouri-hunter-bags-39-point-buck-after-four-years-trying.html


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: The Trinity Kid on November 14, 2017, 05:52:05 pm
Afternoon all.

Sunny most of the day today, though the clouds started coming back in about an hour ago.   Just got back from a walk with the dog, and watching a goshawk and golden eagle fight.  That was interesting. 

Got bread rolls rising next to the fire right now, going to bake those up in a while and eat them with some beans we canned earlier this year.  Should make a pretty good meal.

--TK


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: greyhawk on November 14, 2017, 06:16:33 pm
Missouri hunter bags 39-point buck after four years of trying
http://www.foxnews.com/great-outdoors/2017/11/14/missouri-hunter-bags-39-point-buck-after-four-years-trying.html

They are talking about wasting disease in the Deer in Minnesota/ Wisconsin - do you fellers worry about that - is it real or just some greenie instigated story? 


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: Delmonico on November 14, 2017, 08:19:55 pm
They are talking about wasting disease in the Deer in Minnesota/ Wisconsin - do you fellers worry about that - is it real or just some greenie instigated story? 

Greenie caused in many cases, overpopulation and nature taking over.



Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: greyhawk on November 14, 2017, 09:20:07 pm
Greenie caused in many cases, overpopulation and nature taking over.

When this reared its head in the cattle business a decade or so ago (longer I spose) there was an english bloke had it figured to be connected with changes in mineral fertility in the forests - excess manganese uptake because of removal of potassium and increase in soil acidity so the second growth forests go all out of kilter and the animals get too much manganese - then manganese and copper imbalance in the animal encourages the prion that is the cause of the CWD to develop - it all made a lot of sense to my soil science side at the time and then later I was over on the Snake river country and there is a power plant outside Lewiston that burns waste timber from the second growth pine forests - I was told they are required to take the ash from that operation in covered trailers and bury it it in a special landfill because - guess what- it has toxic levels of manganese in it. The english fellers theory was politically unnacceptable at the time and I think he died since - it was more politically expedient to blame it on infected cattle from Canada and meatmeal feeding of feedlot cattle - a dumb idea anyhow - feeding dead ground up downer cattle to other cattle is not the smartest plan in town - but was an easy fix too.   So what happens now ? do they ban hunting up there because of this? That would point straight at the bleeding heart greenies - typical really "protect" something that dont need protecting so the population gets all out of control then nature kills em off with starvation or some horrible disease - the looney left is doin the same out here with all out native animals. Last time I was in your country there sure were plenty of Deer - saw quite a few smashed on the roads - they the panel beaters friend just like roos are out here .
Funny story - we had a kid from Martinsville Indiana here years ago on a Rotary exchange visit - spoilt town kid - rich parents too busy to give him much attention - cheeky kid - wanted to know where all the koala bears were - he came here knowing full well that koala bears were hanging out of trees all over the place and that we had almost rendered the kangaroo extinct - soon fix this! I tooki him up the back of the place that first afternoon and under my instructions he shot a decent size grey roo on our crop with my 22/250 -- told him there millions of em (showed him in the outback later too)  he never let up about the bears though - finally towards the end of his two months stay and on a road trip 700 miles from here I spotted a koala in a tree fork - pulled up and showed him - Brian that is the second bear I have seen outside a zoo in my whole life willya quit with the bear thing.      


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: Silver Creek Slim on November 14, 2017, 09:48:46 pm
We Wisconsinites don't worry about it. There are plenty of deer trying to commit suicide on the roads.  ::)
BTW, deer gun season starts Saturday for nine days. Bought my license tonight. In this county, we get a buck tag and two free  antlerless tags.

Slim


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: greyhawk on November 15, 2017, 05:05:14 am
We Wisconsinites don't worry about it. There are plenty of deer trying to commit suicide on the roads.  ::)
BTW, deer gun season starts Saturday for nine days. Bought my license tonight. In this county, we get a buck tag and two free  antlerless tags.

Slim

Yeah was just curious Slim - sounds like what I read is a bit of a beatup - the suicide thing - deer and kangaroo very similar - same restless nervous look about the head - both very sensitive to noise and smell - ear shape too - see one sitting in the headlights at the side of the road and at the last split second that kamikaze leap in front of you - splat!!! Cars in your country got crap lights for night driving too - spose too much traffic - we run good lights - change out all the bulbs for 100watts  and fit a pair of extras one spot and one wide beam - gotta switch those separate to stay legal (an isolator switch that feeds off the hibeam to a relay) Plenty deer over there from what I saw and quiet too - I was gone home by hunting season except one visit.


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: Silver Creek Slim on November 15, 2017, 08:18:38 am
Morning y'all.
Coffee is hot.

Yeah was just curious Slim - sounds like what I read is a bit of a beatup - the suicide thing - deer and kangaroo very similar - same restless nervous look about the head - both very sensitive to noise and smell - ear shape too - see one sitting in the headlights at the side of the road and at the last split second that kamikaze leap in front of you - splat!!! Cars in your country got crap lights for night driving too - spose too much traffic - we run good lights - change out all the bulbs for 100watts  and fit a pair of extras one spot and one wide beam - gotta switch those separate to stay legal (an isolator switch that feeds off the hibeam to a relay) Plenty deer over there from what I saw and quiet too - I was gone home by hunting season except one visit.
I usually lay on the horn when I see a deer on the roadside. It gets their attention and hopefully run for cover. Doesn't always work.

'Tis 40 and misting. "Blustery. Mostly cloudy. Patchy fog in the morning. A chance of drizzle in the morning. Highs in the middle 40s. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph shifting to the west 15 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation 50 percent."

Slim


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: litl rooster on November 15, 2017, 08:34:37 am
They are talking about wasting disease in the Deer in Minnesota/ Wisconsin - do you fellers worry about that - is it real or just some greenie instigated story? 

West Virginia and a few boardering areas in Virginia also reported it back 6 or 7 years ago. I haven't heard or seen it here in Alabama though. I have seen these myownself... both in SE Ohio and in Northern Virginia


https://youtu.be/mTvlZrZ0uyI



Coffee is up


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: pony express on November 15, 2017, 10:03:30 am
They are talking about wasting disease in the Deer in Minnesota/ Wisconsin - do you fellers worry about that - is it real or just some greenie instigated story? 

It's been found in some counties in Mo. Certain areas they want you to give them the heads from deer harvested on the opening weekend, to test. Thankfully, not in my county, though.


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: pony express on November 15, 2017, 11:15:56 am
On the list for today: Fix the sqeaky noisy front door!

Was about to go out the back, through the laundry room window, there's that pesky groundhog. Tried to sneak out the front door, to get a shot at him and ...SKREEEEEK.........THUNK....

Groudhog now under the (non bullet proof) storage shed.


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: Capt Quirk on November 15, 2017, 01:00:51 pm
I've seen this before. Before you start making little bunnies and squirrels out of C4, please, seek professional help!


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: pony express on November 15, 2017, 02:57:30 pm
Blowing him up would be a bad idea. Hid hidey hole is under the backyard storage shed. the wife's shed. Blowing it up might cause problems. Set a live trap for him, don't know how well that will work-he may not even fit in the trap! Baited it with a chunk of the squash he was eating. Cleaned up all other such delicacies. His foraging ground seems to be where we throw leftovers over the fence.


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: litl rooster on November 15, 2017, 04:32:58 pm
You might ask 40 Rod for advise on ridding them burrowing pest...


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: The Trinity Kid on November 15, 2017, 04:33:55 pm
Afternoon all,

Rainy again today.  About .25 of an inch so far.  Getting white stuff around 4500 ft, which has the local plow drivers running.

--TK


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: pony express on November 15, 2017, 05:49:51 pm
You might ask 40 Rod for advise on ridding them burrowing pest...

I think 40 Rod just used Black Powder instead of C-4. Equally bad results for the wife's junk shed errr....treasure shed. Besides, I still need to "bite the bullet" and pay the HazMat fee to get some BP from Graf's, or else make a road trip.


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: Silver Creek Slim on November 15, 2017, 07:50:26 pm
West Virginia and a few boardering areas in Virginia also reported it back 6 or 7 years ago. I haven't heard or seen it here in Alabama though. I have seen these myownself... both in SE Ohio and in Northern Virginia


https://youtu.be/mTvlZrZ0uyI
West Bend is about 1.5 hours from here.

Slim


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: litl rooster on November 15, 2017, 10:04:49 pm
More on CWD

Chronic wasting disease threatens deer population, hunting season
http://www.foxnews.com/great-outdoors/2017/11/15/chronic-wasting-disease-threatens-deer-population-hunting-season.html


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: Delmonico on November 16, 2017, 02:10:11 am
I've seen this before. Before you start making little bunnies and squirrels out of C4, please, seek professional help!

Got your rodents mixed up, Bill Murray tried to blow up a gopher, like 40 did.  Bill drove the groundhog/woodchuck off a cliff.


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: The Trinity Kid on November 16, 2017, 02:32:53 am
I'll toss some more wood on the coals and get some vittles warmed over for the night owls.

Rain finally let up at 2200.  But not before we had two cars manage to run themselves into a ditch on opposite sides of the county.

Our newest chicken laid an egg for the first time since we've had her today.  In another two or three days, we should be able to let her out of the closed run and into the flock.

--TK


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: Silver Creek Slim on November 16, 2017, 08:07:41 am
Morning y'all.
Coffee is hot.

'Tis 29 and overcast. High of 36.

Slim


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: Capt Quirk on November 16, 2017, 09:39:54 am
Got your rodents mixed up, Bill Murray tried to blow up a gopher, like 40 did.  Bill drove the groundhog/woodchuck off a cliff.
Tomato/ Tomato, they is just overgrown rats ;)


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: Delmonico on November 16, 2017, 10:14:17 am
Tomato/ Tomato, they is just overgrown rats ;)


Yep, like most have the facts wrong and pass it off as unimportant rather than own up to it.

From my vast files with permission of the author:

37 years ago we bought this house and put in a lawn right off.  Within a few weeks I had gophers. EVERYBODY for miles around had gophers.  We tried everything we could think of, flooding their burrows, gas, noise makers, poisons, smoke, you name it. 

At the time I was still in the Marine Corps and working part time for The Flintlock gun shop in Anaheim and had a goodly supply of Gearhart-Owens black powder... including a brand new unopened can of FFFFg (that's 4F for you counting-challenged yokels.)

I waited until the ground had dried for a week or so, and on a fine Saturday morning I filled all the holes I could find, and set my plan in motion.  I ran a string of powder about a yard long (NOT LONG ENOUGH) and as big around as a pencil away from the hole and poured the rest in.  I just poured it in loose, not in any way compacted.

I made sure everyone was back and touched my cigarette to the "fuse line".  It took nicely and ran right down that hole.

I don't remember any sound at all, but it suddenly felt like someone had hit me on the soles of my feet with a baseball bat, (NOTE: Louisville Sluggers are made about a mile from my house.), a huge column of white, black, and orange shot up almost in slow motion, and a thought ran through my mind, "MY GOD, that's right over my water main".

I picked my self up from flat on my back and did a quick survey.  No one seemed to be hurt but my kids and a couple of neighbors were laughing hysterically.  Some others were coming outdoors to see what had happened.  My hair was singed, my t-shirt full of little holes, and I had no eyebrows.  My plastic USMC glasses were pitted and bent.  Smoke was pouring form a hole the size of a large wash tub and the yard was littered with dirt and rock.

Half an hour later my across the street neighbor came over with a huge divot of sod and handed it to me with "I think this might be yours" before walking away.  He still lives there and we're still friends.

No other damage was done, no windows broken, my water main is still intact after 37 years, and no one called the fire department or the police.  Of course the neighbors wouldn't let their kids out if I was in the yard and several moved away within a year or less.

BUT!!!

There are no gophers in my yard and none in the entire neighborhood, and haven't been since that Saturday in 1978 when I declared war on them.

After all my experience I learned several things:

1. 3 feet of powder train isn't enough.

2. 1 full pound is likely overkill.

3. Black powder doesn't have to be compacted, merely somewhat confined, to explode

4. Some neighbors can be very forgiving.

5.  The shakes go away after a couple of days, but your hearing is never the same again.

6. Local Fire Marshals who hear about things through the grapevine can have a wonderful sense of humor.  (RIP Dave.)

7. Experience is a wonderful teacher... if you survive.

8. The damnedest things can get you a great reputation.

9. Some things are funny no matter what, but see #5 above.

10.Pobody's nerfect.


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: litl rooster on November 16, 2017, 10:28:28 am
Got your rodents mixed up, Bill Murray tried to blow up a gopher, like 40 did.  Bill drove the groundhog/woodchuck off a cliff.


Vermin is vermin no matter what name some scientist give them. We have a few ground hogs "wood chucks" around here don't see many, we do have the walking oysters on a half shell though.  They are a extreme nuciance.


Coffee is up!


Going to do a little grocery shopping this morning. 
Our annual make 10 gallons of stuffing/dressing is coming up.


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: litl rooster on November 16, 2017, 12:19:11 pm
I have a limbsaver butt pad on one of my shotguns.  A couple years back it got something on it that is extremely sticky. Like sticks to anything it touches, comes in contact with. A week or so ago i mentioned the expensive mineral spirits. I have given it a good cleaning with it twice now. The stickiness is still there. I have no clue what it is. I don't want to spend $40 bucks for another one then have to grind it down, but may have to. Any ideals on how to remove it?




Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: Delmonico on November 16, 2017, 01:55:12 pm
Did you try rubbing alchol?


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: The Trinity Kid on November 16, 2017, 03:33:56 pm
Afternoon all.

We got some sun, but there's a cold wind from the north and clouds are building.  Looks like white stuff on the ground in town tonight.  In other words, everyone is going to fall in a ditch. ::)

--TK


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: Capt Quirk on November 16, 2017, 04:36:13 pm
I have a limbsaver butt pad on one of my shotguns.  A couple years back it got something on it that is extremely sticky. Like sticks to anything it touches, comes in contact with. A week or so ago i mentioned the expensive mineral spirits. I have given it a good cleaning with it twice now. The stickiness is still there. I have no clue what it is. I don't want to spend $40 bucks for another one then have to grind it down, but may have to. Any ideals on how to remove it?



If all else fails, try gluing a piece of leather over it?


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: The Trinity Kid on November 16, 2017, 06:06:13 pm
The clouds got here.  Naturally as I was three miles from home, on foot.  I just got home, and am sitting on the couch drinking some coffee as I watch the slush fall from the sky.  At least the dog is happy, right?

--TK


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: litl rooster on November 16, 2017, 07:54:58 pm
If all else fails, try gluing a piece of leather over it?


Awe --this might be a good option. Maybe a piece of deerhide


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: Delmonico on November 16, 2017, 08:13:01 pm
On break at work,  might be Grandpa again before I get off.


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: greyhawk on November 17, 2017, 06:51:46 am
Help with some reading !?
I've always liked to read westerns - used to kind of devour them when younger - have a copy of "The Hell Bent Kid"saved from when I was a teenager - so hoping someone might remember this next one - I read a story in high school dont remember all the details and I bet it was a book I borrowed from a friend - core story was about a guy got himself tangled up in a long distance chase on a blood bred mare called - Molly Malone - the bad guys rode relay and wore him down in the end - he burnt up a mustang pony along the way  several hundred miles of chase and I think he quit at the end rather than kill the mare running her -- if any old timers can remember this story and point me to the title would be much appreciated.
Greyhawk 


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: Silver Creek Slim on November 17, 2017, 08:07:26 am
Morning y'all.
Coffee is hot.

'Tis 31 and overcast. "Cloudy. A slight chance of light snow...Drizzle and freezing drizzle in the morning  then light rain in the afternoon. No snow accumulation. Highs in the upper 30s. South wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 80 percent."

Slim


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: litl rooster on November 17, 2017, 08:15:01 am
Delmonico yes i have and congradulations.


Greyhawk no help in book... sounds though alot like the movie Hildago.



Slim Thank you  for the coffee ☕️


It is my Monday


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: Delmonico on November 17, 2017, 02:11:56 pm
Still waiting, she's being slow like her aunt was.


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: The Trinity Kid on November 17, 2017, 09:13:19 pm
Evening all.  I got a blackberry cobbler for those who are interested, being as it's Friday.

Tried to track down a flock of wild turkeys today, but no luck.  Followed them for about three miles before the sun started to go away.  Saw a number of squirrels, doves, and a flock of quail, but all I had was my expensive "California special"
all copper shotshells.  1/2 ounce of #5, but the same number of pellets as 1 1/4 ounce of lead, theoretically.  I haven't counted.  Tomorrow when I go back out I'll bring some #7 shot. ;)

--TK


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: greyhawk on November 17, 2017, 11:32:18 pm
Delmonico yes i have and congradulations.


Greyhawk no help in book... sounds though alot like the movie Hildago.

Nope - but its kinda parallel - I liked Hildago but at the same time it wasnt a very plausible story - the one I amm after was a chase in the southwest someplace new mexico arizona - our hero had offended some bad guys and they ran him down over several days and many hundred miles - ran him in relays till he burnt his horses out - lot of focus on this Molly Malone mare - maybe that was me ? it was a long time ago .
thanks for the reply
 


It is my Monday


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: litl rooster on November 17, 2017, 11:34:35 pm
Cobbler is always good...

TK have you tried calling the gobblers.


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: Delmonico on November 18, 2017, 02:28:29 am
Robin Marie Jaquez was born at 2:42 pm.  5 pounds 2 oz.  Mom and baby are doing fine.


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: Silver Creek Slim on November 18, 2017, 06:40:15 am
Morning y'all.
Coffee is hot.

Robin Marie Jaquez was born at 2:42 pm.  5 pounds 2 oz.  Mom and baby are doing fine.
Congrats, Gramps.  ;)

'Tis 34 and overcast. "Cloudy with a chance of light snow...Drizzle and freezing drizzle in the morning  then partly sunny in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 30s. North wind 10 to 20 mph with gusts to around 30 mph. Chance of precipitation 40 percent.'

Slim


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: pony express on November 18, 2017, 06:58:51 am
Congratulations to Delmonico and family!


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: litl rooster on November 18, 2017, 07:40:31 am
Robin Marie Jaquez was born at 2:42 pm.  5 pounds 2 oz.   Mom and baby are doing fine.


What about the father? Is he ok?  Congradulations Pawpaw

Slim thanks for the Coffee


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: The Trinity Kid on November 18, 2017, 11:55:57 am
Morning all.

31 and foggy in my neck of the woods.  We have a nice coating of ice on just about everything.  Later on I'm going out with a friend and we're going to drive up one of the taller mountains around and take pictures from up there.  Should be pretty cool.

--TK


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: The Trinity Kid on November 18, 2017, 11:56:44 am
Also, congratulations Del. 

--TK


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: Major 2 on November 18, 2017, 01:46:32 pm
Congrats GRAM PAW  ;D


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: Silver Creek Slim on November 18, 2017, 04:37:13 pm
A horse got out 'bout 0400. Fixed the fence after sunup. Then, butchered 4 cockerels. They are supper.

Slim


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: litl rooster on November 18, 2017, 09:02:14 pm
Just had a monsoon like storm blow thru.  Dump a bunch of rain and with the wind i am sure trees and kimbs are down. Cold air is suppose to follow.


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: litl rooster on November 19, 2017, 07:08:11 am
Rain has past thru leaving colder air.

 Morning coffee is up


If your interested a local company is having their annual Knife Sale. Ends today they have quality American made folders and knifes including Kitchen knifes. Just in time for gift giving.  I am not connected to them, but did get a good deal on some Christmas presents last year from them.


http://www.bearandsoncutlery.com/


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: Silver Creek Slim on November 19, 2017, 08:52:09 am
Morning y'all.
Thanks fer the coffee.

Going to verk for a few hours this morn.

'Tis 20 and partly sunny. High of 31.

Slim


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: Capt Quirk on November 19, 2017, 10:37:57 am
Congratulations on your (very) tiny new baby Delmonico. My best to the parents.

My sis sent me a couple pounds of whole bean coffee for my birthday, so I thought I should share my thoughts on them. First of all, with all the micro and craft companies out there these days, it is hard to keep up with them. I have never heard of either name, but will gladly try new things with an open mind.

After a half hour, I finally found my grinder and tried the Valhalla Java first. On the back of the package, it says it was "Crafted for the most powerful guitarist in the world, Zakk Wylde", "maximum flavor and high caffeine content". I have never heard of Zakk Wylde, but if this is his idea of maximum flavor and high caffeine, he must be a real sissy. It was like really weak tea. What flavor I could detect, reminded me of some nasty "Boiler room" blend I was given years ago. Should have been called "Bilge Pump" instead.

The Death Wish was better. Stronger flavor, not bad tasting. All in all, not something I would buy for a regular thing, but good enough for an occasional pot.


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: Delmonico on November 19, 2017, 12:44:42 pm
I only buy straight run beans, not blends.

Don't know about the other one but the death wish stuff is Vietnamese Robusta beans that are not the quality of the better and more expensive Arabica beans.  They are just selling low end, high caffeine beans for a lot more than they are worth. 

Ended up buying Columbian the other day, no idea the region, not bad, but should have bought the Sumatran or the Costa Rica ones.   Was in the mood for a less earthy taste and this batch is ok, but if you push it to much it gets bitter fast.





Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: Capt Quirk on November 19, 2017, 02:45:49 pm
The Valhalla says Indonesia, South and Central America. Never had the Indonesian before, as far as I know. I like the Costa Rican stuff ok, but would rather have Kenyan or Kona. They are just pricey if you can find them.


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: litl rooster on November 19, 2017, 05:53:41 pm
When i hit the powerball i will start a coffee plantation in Rocky Mountains of Colorado. It will shut the weed industry down, or at least Coors.


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: Delmonico on November 19, 2017, 07:39:36 pm
Sounds like you've een smoking weed. ::)


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: Silver Creek Slim on November 19, 2017, 09:49:26 pm
Sounds like you've een smoking weed. ::)
  ;D

Going hunting in the morning with Micah after I sight in the Krag.

Slim


Title: Re: Turkey time so stuff it.
Post by: litl rooster on November 19, 2017, 09:58:21 pm
It was only meant as humor ;D


Good luck on the Hunt