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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #24300 on: July 15, 2017, 02:58:45 PM »
Not much today, had a work shift at the range (which means extra money to spend on prepping and ammo supplies, so I guess is somewhat counts). But then we had a nice family evening when we experimented with candle casting, using the 18th century 6-mold that I got couple months back. Everyone enjoyed, plus making candles is a good prepping skill.
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #24301 on: July 15, 2017, 03:22:18 PM »
Got most of my Ball jar order today, unbroken. Amazing stuff that bubble wrap is.  ;D

Stopped at my favorite flea, which is closing down, and picked up more used canning jars.

Went to town this am and met with a friend for breakfast, and spread some massive BS around.  ;D ;D

I'll probably read about it in the monday paper.  :facepalm: :rofl:
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #24302 on: July 15, 2017, 09:04:35 PM »
  • harvested 3 pumpkins and made Pumpkin Puree. getting ready for pie season :) 
  • new garden outside work bench
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #24303 on: July 15, 2017, 09:11:58 PM »
Going to be replacing storable preps with health preps, sounding like I'll be giving the dentist about $5k over the next two years. :o
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #24304 on: July 15, 2017, 09:17:25 PM »
  • harvested 3 pumpkins and made Pumpkin Puree. getting ready for pie season :) 
  • new garden outside work bench

Pumpkins already? And post a pic of your workbench!!!

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #24305 on: July 15, 2017, 11:05:34 PM »
Health: being good on watching food intake, I am trying to lose a few pounds, while I committed to walking 3 times a week. SO far so good.

Livestock : two broody hens are setting now. Chicken feed is expensive, I would like to have a regular buyer of 1 dozen eggs a week, like I do milk, to cover feed costs, but, so far no. But, I am also no longer so "behind" on eggs, only 2 1/2 dozen in the fridge, I am eating 2 a day and giving a way a dozen here and there. Lots of milk now, as the newly freshened doe is past medication withold time. So far, absolutely no disease or explanation of her miscarriage. Could be that she just got rammed by another goat in the wrong spot, or it is just one of those things. Her copper is a little high(not enough to think it caused the abortion), so we are recommended to check the rest.

Garden: Deer damaged tomatoes are growing back, lots of blossoms. Not much to eat there right now, chard, kale, a small amount of brocolli side shoots. Garlic crop was great. Onions ae getting close, I need to remember or look up how to tell when to stop watering ! I started from seeds this year, and set out "late", so I dont have any bolting ! First time in years. I lost bed soil fertility somewhat from last years medical issues, so they are not all large, we will see. I think it will be good crop though.

Studio: not much done, prep for plaster repair. I cant remember what recipe I used last year, I picked up fresh horse manure at a friends. Filled in a bit more of the drainage trench.

Wasted alot of time trying to help my daughter look for a car, hers was stolen in May, very tough market for used cars around here.
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #24306 on: July 15, 2017, 11:21:46 PM »
Picked another big hand basket of tomatoes, peppers, okra, beans this evening.
This is probably going to be everyday now for a while.
Can during the afternoon while its hot out, pick the garden of an evening.

Have 2 more hens wanting to sit. Pretty sure we will interrupt them this time.
We've had 6 hens to sit, with a total of 43 chicks. We've lost 4 chicks to critters most likely, as ours free range. We put the new chicks in the garden area within 2-3 days of hatching, then move them out of there and let them run with the adult chickens in a couple of weeks, training them in the meantime to go into the chicken house.

Got most of my ball jar order today. No broken jars thankfully.
Found 29 more jars at my favorite flea for 6 bucks.
Wife friends came by, she went to an auction and snagged 20 jars and some lids and flats for cheap.
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #24307 on: July 17, 2017, 06:00:52 AM »
Went mushroom hunting with my wife yesterday, we brought back an overfilled basket and a few more in a bag, plus a canteen cup of blueberries. Mushrooms ore partly cooked in a meat stew for today's lunch and bigger part is in dryer already. Good to know we've discovered a good new mushroom spot.
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #24308 on: July 17, 2017, 06:40:45 AM »
  Passed large group of prep files to be organized for thumb drive or DVD distribution and gave two new Ham radios to another for distribution.
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #24309 on: July 17, 2017, 08:01:31 AM »
Built a couple shelves for the house. Need to caulk and paint one of them since it's inside and have one more outside shelf to build. Also swam laps again, I think I did around 650 yards before my kids started distracting me :)


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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #24310 on: July 17, 2017, 04:12:27 PM »
I went to the eye doctor for my yearly check up.
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #24311 on: July 17, 2017, 08:17:00 PM »
Canned green beans and salsa.
Added to many habanero's...  :stop:.......... :excited: :facepalm:
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #24312 on: July 17, 2017, 09:25:14 PM »
Canned green beans and salsa.
Added to many habanero's...  :stop:.......... :excited: :facepalm:

Make another batch/s without any, and when you open a jar of salsa, add it to  qt jar, then add in the hot one, mix alot, until at strength desired.

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #24313 on: July 17, 2017, 10:25:28 PM »
- Cert meeting, I dont usually go to these, but we are getting ready for a big camping out/simulation raining event.

- Organizing parts of garage, some tools put away that were at work areas, and trying to organize the screw shelf and nail shelf.

- Doing pretty good on the diet thing, but I still crave more food. Probably still the candida dying off and demanding to be fed.
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #24314 on: July 20, 2017, 05:43:43 AM »
Finally got some more brass to reload for my antique bolt action. Now I need to save for the special dies (8x56R Kropatschek) and I can start. But meanwhile I need to pay for a flintlock and some armor plates for my vest, so it will take a while.

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #24315 on: July 20, 2017, 05:55:31 PM »
Been canning most days, adding stock to the storeroom
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #24316 on: July 22, 2017, 06:33:42 PM »
  • Canned up 14 quart jars of applesauce, and 15th was a bit short, as my daughter had some for lunch, so it is in the fridge.
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #24317 on: July 23, 2017, 06:01:32 AM »
Been canning most days, adding stock to the storeroom

You ever try 'BREAD AND BUTTER' pickled tomatoes? I only get some on occasions where or second crop of tomatoes get caught 'just before ' a frost and we bread and butter them as a semi sweet pickled green tomato and YUMM.
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« Reply #24318 on: July 23, 2017, 08:18:32 AM »
Hmmm no haven't heard/tried those carl. May have to look into those. We do like bread/butter pickles. We didn't plant any cukes this year.

Yesterday, canner load of salsa, load of green beans. Also picked enough green beans for a couple more canner loads. Can't take care of those until tomorrow though.
Taking GD to summer camp here in a bit.
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #24319 on: July 23, 2017, 05:00:12 PM »
I made a couple quarts of taqueria style carrots and jalapenos today. Not really a prep but something I like, it isn't canned so needs to be refrigerated.
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #24320 on: July 23, 2017, 09:54:50 PM »
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Had 2 canner loads of beans ready to snap and can when we got home late today. Got them jarred up in pints and one load run through the canner. Second batch was put in and the seal on the canner wasn't sealed well. Water running out from under the lid.
Getting late so we just shut it off and will run it again tomorrow.
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #24321 on: July 23, 2017, 11:10:13 PM »
- Food preservation -- Back to cheese making. A round of manchego, made last night brined all day, out to air now

- Health -- doing good on diet, a little about losing weight, but even more so on getting back to eating right and healthy, which I wasnt doing so much as I dont like to cook for only me. SO, I am getting used to it. And, continuing to walk more.
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #24322 on: July 24, 2017, 12:06:46 PM »
I ran 4 miles this weekend.  Not a lot for runners, but a lot for a bigger dude who doesn't run.

Went skeet shooting with my son, and found a few hundred brass .223 cases while at the range.  So I cleaned, prepped and primed them all.
Just waiting for powder and lead.

Did some mini radio experiments.  Improvised some 220mhz VHF antennas with decent success.

Replaced a worn out garden hose.

Signed my wife and I up for sailing lessons next month.

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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #24323 on: July 24, 2017, 08:03:25 PM »
Finished up the green bean jars. (marking and stashing) Then prepped quart jars for homemade stew. Everything fresh from the garden, except for the celery and garlic.
Not quite enough for 7 quarts, so canned 6 and had supper with the leftover.
Continuing garden work. Back to watering. This heat is burning it bad. Tomatoes are scalding.
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #24324 on: July 25, 2017, 03:38:05 AM »
Finishing up pickled okra today then breaking down some fryers.
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #24325 on: July 26, 2017, 05:39:24 PM »
Finishing up pickled okra today then breaking down some fryers.


Pints?  :clap:


Canned stew today. 7 quarts in the canner, 1 in the fridge.  ;D
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #24326 on: July 26, 2017, 05:54:27 PM »
  Talked to a new Ham radio operator from California today over EchoLink and began the process of indoctrination for Cory into being one of my many students,often called MINIONS.
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #24327 on: July 27, 2017, 03:09:28 AM »

Pints?  :clap:


Canned stew today. 7 quarts in the canner, 1 in the fridge.  ;D

Yeah pints. Got my shipment of new pint jars yesterday.
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #24328 on: July 27, 2017, 09:38:10 AM »
Kewl. We've decided we're probably not going to do pickled okra this year, as we still have 24-30 pints from last year.
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Re: What did you do today to prep...
« Reply #24329 on: July 27, 2017, 11:05:25 AM »
I suspect I'll be doing sort of a rotation on pickles making probably no more that 6 to 12 jars of a type at one time. The okra probably won't last long and I'm planning a dilled carrot pickle and corn relish.
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