What Was Your Prep for Today?

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Wed, Jun 15, 2011 - 11:41pm
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Let's see: 7:30 to 10am:  Fed

Let's see:

7:30 to 10am: Fed and watered the chickens and the goats (which involves grinding oates/peas for the chickens as we can get a better price for corn/soy-free eggs). Milked the 2 dairy goats. Made whole milk ricotta cheese. Wormed one of my meat goat nannies who gave birth to 2 kids yesterday (boy an girl).

11-12pm: picked tomatoes and emptied the dehydrator (more tomatoes).

4:30: Collected eggs. Watered the mulberry tree starts. Cut brush down for the goats (land clearing)

6:30: milked again. and the kids and chicks all got a day older and a little closer to laying/slaughter age.

Over the weekend we vacuum packed 6 lbs of asparagus beans and dehydrated a bunch of tomatoes and fertilized the buck paddock and part of the main pasture.

Gotta make cheese tomorrow and clean the dairy goats' pen, along with everything else.

Ta,

-- Support bacteria, it's the only culture some people have. Need Goats or Chickens? Say hello at: www.facebook.com/PirateDogAcres
Wed, Jun 15, 2011 - 11:44pm (Reply to #38)
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Potato projects

tmosley wrote:

Picked up 400 pounds of topsoil for my "potatoes in a trashbag" project.

Google it. It's pretty amazing.

Sweet potatoes grow really well in a kiddie pool. Fill with horse manure and dirt. Plant a sweet potato and walk away for a few months. Come back and the whole thing will be filled. There won't be much dirt left.

Ta,

-- Support bacteria, it's the only culture some people have. Need Goats or Chickens? Say hello at: www.facebook.com/PirateDogAcres
Wed, Jun 15, 2011 - 11:48pm (Reply to #43)
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season?

plant the sweet potato when?

Thu, Jun 16, 2011 - 12:23am
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going to buy outside landscape high lumen solar lights

brother gave me a great idea of buying high lumen solar landscape lights...you keep them stored outside maybe just bracketed on the deck so they charge during the day. When you lose power or maybe if you are trying to conserve electricity you take paint cans filled with sand or whatever you want to hold them in., and you take the solar lights from outside and stick them in whatever and you now have indoor lights for all evening. If you do a search you should be able to determine ones that have a high brightness to them. They are especially great because no fuel needed (sunlight is free) and no flames so great for kids in bedrooms and bathrooms.

Thu, Jun 16, 2011 - 1:17am
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H20 and Silver

@ Rattling Bones

That made me laugh and made my night lol.

I picked up 2 more cases (32 pack) of water and 35 Franklin Half's in good grade.

"Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore."
Thu, Jun 16, 2011 - 1:22am
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We will buy more

mining shares today.

A prudent man foresees the difficulties ahead and prepares for them; the simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences. Proverbs 22:3
Thu, Jun 16, 2011 - 8:54am
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tmosley is here! Enjoy you

tmosley is here! Enjoy you work on ZH. It was entertaining watching you track the names the trolls rotated through and face them at every single post.

Todays prep was almost all research:

  • ordered AU.
  • Emergency First Aid kits on Amazon.
  • Emergency First Aid course (Why do they never show you how to sew up a wound?)
  • LED torches (AA rechargeable only) at https://www.flashlightreviews.com/
  • Dehydrators (first I heard of them was here today)
  • Water purification

Yesterdays Prep. In a late night shopping run

  • 4kg of traditional jam (sugar+fruit only)

Last weekend:

  • Wifey seems to be getting the hang of the prepping thing, and brought home another 40kg of rice . She even suggested converting the downstairs unused shower(large) in to bucket storage.
Thu, Jun 16, 2011 - 9:13am
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How I prepped today

Rebuilding the drivemotors on my bobcat so I can start digging my root seller.

Hi, I'm a turdaholic. Thanks for letting me share.
Thu, Jun 16, 2011 - 1:39pm (Reply to #39)
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plumbing a beer keg

colonelangus wrote:

Tended my coffee plants today. looking into tobacco and building a still.have a ton of pineapples started. Different things may trade well for more common things, I hope. have tons of citrus anyway,coffee's not so bad once they ''take''. building a smoker. too many things not enough time! lol I've been buying books on stuff like this since i was a kid, glad i did now.Anyone who wants a good starter set of books for self reliance, should check out the ''foxfire'' series.[great reading even if you don't care about learning anything!, none of them here!]

get you a copper kettle,

get you a copper coil,

cover it with new-made corn mash,

and nevermore you will toil.

(that's what joanie told me)

building a still is easy once you have the kettle. here's the cheat: get a 15.5 gallon standard budweiser keg, and remove the ball valve, being careful not to mess up the threads. then, screw a one foot threaded stainless one inch nipple into the hole. the threads won't match, but force it in, and screw it in hard. it will seal well enough. hook the kettle to the condenser/coil with standard threaded or compression fittings stainless, copper, or brass. (no solder!)

the heating unit that comes with "cajun" turkey fryers works well, and is easy to operate.

a water jacket works much better than the old hillbilly coil arrangement. look at a "condenser" in a highschool chem lab, then do that in copper.

treefrog land and cattle co.
Thu, Jun 16, 2011 - 3:21pm
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Making homemade pastrami

Today I am making pastrami from corned beef and also canning some lemon curd.

Thu, Jun 16, 2011 - 3:23pm (Reply to #2)
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I need to learn a thing or

I need to learn a thing or two about growing food too.

Thu, Jun 16, 2011 - 3:45pm (Reply to #27)
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Keep your water clean

Slambam wrote:
Assn92me wrote:

Sanitized and refilled four 55 gallon emergency water barrels, and put them back in the garage.

My yearly task is done!

Is it ok to fill the barrels with water from a new water hose? Would I need to sanitize the water after filling?

Thanks in advance.

Put some silver in the bottom to kill any bacteria that may get in.

Thu, Jun 16, 2011 - 5:07pm (Reply to #38)
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Potatos. Or is that with an e?

Good luck with that. We did that this year for the first time and harvested almost fifty small potatoes. Remember to use the HEAVY duty bags like you see at the parks. Oh and don't forget to put holes in the bottom for the water, if we ever get some in Texas, to drain out.

Bang Bang
Thu, Jun 16, 2011 - 5:14pm
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Supplies

Nothing yet today. Stuck at work still.

Last weekend. 1000r 9mm, 100r 270, 1 case #6 shot, 12ga.

Tuesday. Four 5gal gas cans for generator. Three cases of water.

Next weekend. Another roll of twenty ASE...:)

Bang Bang
Thu, Jun 16, 2011 - 8:35pm (Reply to #7)
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Mead

Adventures wrote:

I'm making 5 gal. of Dark Ale(no sin taxes) and some bread. My aunt gave me 2 dozen farm fresh eggs so I'll prep and store them, should be good for 9-12 months if not rotated and used before then.

Good to see you here!

If you can brew beer, you have all the equipment for making mead. Mead is even easier than beer. Just mix honey, water and Champagne yeast. 15 LBs of honey should make 5 gals of mead. Should come out around 20% ABV

As self sufficient as you are, you might even want to have bees.

As for the subject..got some .38sp + P today for a Ruger LCR

Thu, Jun 16, 2011 - 8:37pm (Reply to #7)
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Re; Adventures

total newb question here, but what do you mean "prep and store eggs"? I'm at a loss....

This isn't a metals blog anymore. It's a right wing circle jerk, masquerading as a metals blog.
Thu, Jun 16, 2011 - 8:47pm
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@Adventures re egg storage

Yes, I was rather intrigued as well. I've heard/read you can freeze eggs for storage but haven't tried that yet, it's on my "to try list"

Thu, Jun 16, 2011 - 8:54pm
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storing eggs

I don't want to talk for Adventures, but she's off line, so I'll butt in until she shows up.

Looking at Jamie's (Adventures) website, she stores her eggs in mineral oil.

Here is how to do it:

https://preparednesspro.wordpress.com/2009/05/18/preserving-fresh-eggs/

This is her blog:

https://myadventuresinselfreliance.blogspot.com/

Thu, Jun 16, 2011 - 8:57pm (Reply to #59)
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Thank you Marblesonac for the

Thank you Marblesonac for the links

Thu, Jun 16, 2011 - 9:04pm
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Storing Eggs

Who knew? Thx!

Hat tip!

This isn't a metals blog anymore. It's a right wing circle jerk, masquerading as a metals blog.