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triple_duece

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Just set another 90+ eggs. My incubator holds 120 but a lot of my eggs are too big and will be broken in the auto turner. Not sure if I will hatch a bunch as it’s cold and might hurt the fertility rate. I guess I will know in 21 days. My roosters crowing a lot and I see mating just never tried to hatch in the winter. Time will tell
 

Ohiosam

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Tried something new. Ground some pumpkin seed flour. It was a real pain in the butt. Steel burrs on the grinder would probably work better.
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5Cent

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Revisiting one of the gaps in most folks (including mine) homesteading/emergency plans.......clean water. Happening now all over the south after this deep freeze.

Most of us are on a public water system. We have recently seen how vulnerable these sources are, ranging from algea blooms in Lake Erie shutting down northern ohio or being hacked and having the concoction mix being altered to an unsafe level. Even if you have a well, unless it has a hand pump, or a solar power and pumping source, if the juice quits flowing, having enough clean water for drinking, hygiene and cooking becomes an immediate issue.

Stumbled across this product this AM while working on putting together a filtration system for an upcoming rain harvest setup. So once you consume all the water bottles, water jugs, empty the hot water tanks, scoop up the last bit in the bath tub, and start thinking of using the water available in the back of the toilet or the crick or pond out back...this looks to be pretty cool and could be cheap insurance for you and your family if you have a source of water that needs filtered.

 

jagermeister

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Revisiting one of the gaps in most folks (including mine) homesteading/emergency plans.......clean water. Happening now all over the south after this deep freeze.

Most of us are on a public water system. We have recently seen how vulnerable these sources are, ranging from algea blooms in Lake Erie shutting down northern ohio or being hacked and having the concoction mix being altered to an unsafe level. Even if you have a well, unless it has a hand pump, or a solar power and pumping source, if the juice quits flowing, having enough clean water for drinking, hygiene and cooking becomes an immediate issue.

Stumbled across this product this AM while working on putting together a filtration system for an upcoming rain harvest setup. So once you consume all the water bottles, water jugs, empty the hot water tanks, scoop up the last bit in the bath tub, and start thinking of using the water available in the back of the toilet or the crick or pond out back...this looks to be pretty cool and could be cheap insurance for you and your family if you have a source of water that needs filtered.

That seems like something that should cost more than $395. Great idea!
 
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"J"

Bass fishing aficionado....
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Davie County, NC
Revisiting one of the gaps in most folks (including mine) homesteading/emergency plans.......clean water. Happening now all over the south after this deep freeze.

Most of us are on a public water system. We have recently seen how vulnerable these sources are, ranging from algea blooms in Lake Erie shutting down northern ohio or being hacked and having the concoction mix being altered to an unsafe level. Even if you have a well, unless it has a hand pump, or a solar power and pumping source, if the juice quits flowing, having enough clean water for drinking, hygiene and cooking becomes an immediate issue.

Stumbled across this product this AM while working on putting together a filtration system for an upcoming rain harvest setup. So once you consume all the water bottles, water jugs, empty the hot water tanks, scoop up the last bit in the bath tub, and start thinking of using the water available in the back of the toilet or the crick or pond out back...this looks to be pretty cool and could be cheap insurance for you and your family if you have a source of water that needs filtered.

for the folks on a well, they have a manual pump that would be about the same cost if not a little cheaper.... Another option too look at.
 
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giles

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Revisiting one of the gaps in most folks (including mine) homesteading/emergency plans.......clean water. Happening now all over the south after this deep freeze.

Most of us are on a public water system. We have recently seen how vulnerable these sources are, ranging from algea blooms in Lake Erie shutting down northern ohio or being hacked and having the concoction mix being altered to an unsafe level. Even if you have a well, unless it has a hand pump, or a solar power and pumping source, if the juice quits flowing, having enough clean water for drinking, hygiene and cooking becomes an immediate issue.

Stumbled across this product this AM while working on putting together a filtration system for an upcoming rain harvest setup. So once you consume all the water bottles, water jugs, empty the hot water tanks, scoop up the last bit in the bath tub, and start thinking of using the water available in the back of the toilet or the crick or pond out back...this looks to be pretty cool and could be cheap insurance for you and your family if you have a source of water that needs filtered.

That is a big Brita filter! Great addition for someone with the space to store it.
 

Ohiosam

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triple_duece

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Never made syrup before. It’s a learning experience.
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That’s awesome stuff
 

triple_duece

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So my new batch of birds will need a pen. Went to Home Depot and OMG, prices are double the cost on wood. Almost had me not wanting to raise these and just meat them out. Stewed a good while in the store going back and forth. Finally bit the bullet and put 5 1x4 and 10 2x4 all 8 foot long and all treated. Put a half inch treated plywood on the cart and a Home Depot bucket. Grand total was 188$.

I can’t imagine building even a shed nor a house w these prices. I’ve heard from a friend in the know and he said expect it to go up 60% more.

Anyway here is 62 out of 64 that hatched. They grow quick.
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"J"

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Never made syrup before. It’s a learning experience.
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I know that tree!!!!
 
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bowhunter1023

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I was bummed to see those were sold out. I'm going to do syrup one of these days. I have so many maples available that it seems a shame to not take advantage of it. Especially since I love maple syrup!

After much debate, I've decided to convert the garden shed into a chicken coop. I had planned on building fence, but saw these panels at RK today and got to thinking that flexibility might be more important than aesthetics. Jury is still out on that, but I have my temporary setup done. With cows on the near horizon and issues with coons back in the barn, this seems like a better home for the chickens. It maximizes my barn space and saves me from building a coop. If I ever decide I need my shed back, that's easy enough.

When we built this, we didn't own the property where the garden is now, so we couldn't grade that berm any better than we did. As a result, the shed always has water in it. I started that fix today. I'll do some more shovel work when it drys out a little, then I'm filling it with cheap gravel of some sort. My poor man's french drain. I may add another 2 more panels and rearrange, but she'll function for now.

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Bluefinn

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Never made syrup before. It’s a learning experience.
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I started small scale about 8 years ago. Got my starter kit from tapmytrees.com. It's something to do this time of year. I freeze all my sap & boil it all at the end. Usually get about a gallon of syrup. .