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post #1551 of 3701

I went to get a few apples to make a pie, and ended up at an orchard picking 25 pounds of mixed varieties.  Gonna be putting up pie filling for the next few days...

 

Made a batch of bread dough as the girl wanted cinnamon stix and I wanted cloverleaf rolls to go along with our steaks tonight after hockey.

 

I have the last piece of the GQF incubator half painted.  Once that is done, I can finish the case assembly and wiring.  You'd never guess it was close to 20 years old, caught on fire, and taken over as a rodent nest.

 

I am so tempted...there are a few GQF incubators out there on CL right now.  I don't need them.  I DO NOT NEED THEM.  I keep telling myself I do not need them.  But the price is sooo good!


Edited by WalnutHill - 10/11/15 at 3:13pm

Walnut Hill Farm

250+ chickens, 50 turkeys, baskets of eggs...incubators in all shapes and sizes...hatching March-July and wishing I was hatching the rest of the year.

Incubating in a vintage GQF 1402 cabinet

 

Life is short...live and love.

Walnut Hill Farm

250+ chickens, 50 turkeys, baskets of eggs...incubators in all shapes and sizes...hatching March-July and wishing I was hatching the rest of the year.

Incubating in a vintage GQF 1402 cabinet

 

Life is short...live and love.

post #1552 of 3701
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Originally Posted by WalnutHill View Post
 

I went to get a few apples to make a pie, and ended up at an orchard picking 25 pounds of mixed varieties.  Gonna be putting up pie filling for the next few days...

 

Made a batch of bread dough as the girl wanted cinnamon stix and I wanted cloverleaf rolls to go along with our steaks tonight after hockey.

 

I have the last piece of the GQF incubator half painted.  Once that is done, I can finish the case assembly and wiring.  You'd never guess it was close to 20 years old, caught on fire, and taken over as a rodent nest.

 

I am so tempted...there are a few GQF incubators out there on CL right now.  I don't need them.  I DO NOT NEED THEM.  I keep telling myself I do not need them.  But the price is sooo good!

 

Meant to pick some apples myself today, but didn't make it.  I want to make a cobbler so badly.  Neighbor gave us some pears, is a pear cobbler any good?  :)  Cinnamon stix sounds really good.

 

Step away from CL... LOL  Heck, as good as you are at refurbishing them, and if the price is that good, buy them, refurb them, and sell them!

Swedish ducks, golden comets and a light brahma roo, large fowl lavender orpingtons, bantam chocolate orpingtons, bantam cochins, silver duckwing OEGBs and Seramas! 
Swedish ducks, golden comets and a light brahma roo, large fowl lavender orpingtons, bantam chocolate orpingtons, bantam cochins, silver duckwing OEGBs and Seramas! 
post #1553 of 3701

Ok, so here are a few pics of the mostly-finished building/coop/run.  Still have some work to do on the watering system, but can use hanging waterers until we get that part done.  The outside security was the prime issue.  The brick walkway was a must, because of the red clay ground.  The rain we had for several days made it horrible.  But luckily, today was beautiful!

 

The nest boxes are inside the storage area, so easy to gather eggs.  The back area can be accessed by the chickens from under the back side of the wall, and I can fill feeders and waterers from inside, through a door to either side.  That area is separated by wire, so the breeds can't mix.  Big Guy, Punkin, and the reds will still be able to free-range through their automatic door.  Once I move the lavenders, they will stay in the run unless I am there to let them out and supervise.

 

For anyone who doesn't know, this is at our camp/farm, which is about 45 minutes from my house.  Its our weekend retreat, and any other time we feel like going there.

 

Oh, the chickens were like kids while we were building... into everything!  Saturday night, I thought they had all gone into their coop.  Got up this morning, and counted 7 girls.  Went to get eggs, and one chicken had gotten locked in the building.  From the looks of the droppings, she roosted in the lavenders' coop, then made herself a nest on the shelf in the back of the building to lay her egg this morning!

 

And I have to say, my body is feeling all that work!  I'm too old to be climbing on roofs!  Not to mention, yesterday we had a sheet of plywood sticking up out of the back of the pickup truck, and I was looking down, and ran right into it HARD with my forehead and the corner of my eye.  Looks like I was in a cat fight!   

 

 

 

 

 

 

Swedish ducks, golden comets and a light brahma roo, large fowl lavender orpingtons, bantam chocolate orpingtons, bantam cochins, silver duckwing OEGBs and Seramas! 
Swedish ducks, golden comets and a light brahma roo, large fowl lavender orpingtons, bantam chocolate orpingtons, bantam cochins, silver duckwing OEGBs and Seramas! 
post #1554 of 3701
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Originally Posted by WVduckchick View Post
 

 

Meant to pick some apples myself today, but didn't make it.  I want to make a cobbler so badly.  Neighbor gave us some pears, is a pear cobbler any good?  :)  Cinnamon stix sounds really good.

 

Step away from CL... LOL  Heck, as good as you are at refurbishing them, and if the price is that good, buy them, refurb them, and sell them!

You have apples?

    The most worth-while thing is to try to put happiness into the lives of others.                          Robert Baden-Powell

Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye. H. Jackson Brown, Jr. 

 

  Immature love says: 'I love you because I need you.' Mature love says 'I need you because I love you.'

      Erich fromm



https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=AoS0eKC-XoQ

    The most worth-while thing is to try to put happiness into the lives of others.                          Robert Baden-Powell

Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye. H. Jackson Brown, Jr. 

 

  Immature love says: 'I love you because I need you.' Mature love says 'I need you because I love you.'

      Erich fromm



https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=AoS0eKC-XoQ
post #1555 of 3701
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Originally Posted by dan26552 View Post
 

You have apples?

 

Not in my yard, but a neighbor at camp has a couple of trees, and a neighbor at home has one.  So maybe tomorrow....

Swedish ducks, golden comets and a light brahma roo, large fowl lavender orpingtons, bantam chocolate orpingtons, bantam cochins, silver duckwing OEGBs and Seramas! 
Swedish ducks, golden comets and a light brahma roo, large fowl lavender orpingtons, bantam chocolate orpingtons, bantam cochins, silver duckwing OEGBs and Seramas! 
post #1556 of 3701
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Originally Posted by WVduckchick View Post
 

 

Not in my yard, but a neighbor at camp has a couple of trees, and a neighbor at home has one.  So maybe tomorrow....

Ah, I see. Lucky you. I think I'm the only one with apple trees for like a 5 mile radius (Maybe more, I have the only apples I've seen in this area) and mine don't really produce (Pollination problems) We got apples 3 years ago but that was it :(

    The most worth-while thing is to try to put happiness into the lives of others.                          Robert Baden-Powell

Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye. H. Jackson Brown, Jr. 

 

  Immature love says: 'I love you because I need you.' Mature love says 'I need you because I love you.'

      Erich fromm



https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=AoS0eKC-XoQ

    The most worth-while thing is to try to put happiness into the lives of others.                          Robert Baden-Powell

Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye. H. Jackson Brown, Jr. 

 

  Immature love says: 'I love you because I need you.' Mature love says 'I need you because I love you.'

      Erich fromm



https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=AoS0eKC-XoQ
post #1557 of 3701
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Originally Posted by dan26552 View Post
 

Ah, I see. Lucky you. I think I'm the only one with apple trees for like a 5 mile radius (Maybe more, I have the only apples I've seen in this area) and mine don't really produce (Pollination problems) We got apples 3 years ago but that was it :(

 

Bummer.  Would you be able to plant more to help with pollination?  I know it would take some years, but it might be worth it.

Swedish ducks, golden comets and a light brahma roo, large fowl lavender orpingtons, bantam chocolate orpingtons, bantam cochins, silver duckwing OEGBs and Seramas! 
Swedish ducks, golden comets and a light brahma roo, large fowl lavender orpingtons, bantam chocolate orpingtons, bantam cochins, silver duckwing OEGBs and Seramas! 
post #1558 of 3701
They only take a few years to get apples on them. I have a yellow transparent. Perfect for eating or sauce.
post #1559 of 3701
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Originally Posted by napdognewfie View Post

They only take a few years to get apples on them. I have a yellow transparent. Perfect for eating or sauce.

 

You aren't helping my cobbler craving... :gig

Swedish ducks, golden comets and a light brahma roo, large fowl lavender orpingtons, bantam chocolate orpingtons, bantam cochins, silver duckwing OEGBs and Seramas! 
Swedish ducks, golden comets and a light brahma roo, large fowl lavender orpingtons, bantam chocolate orpingtons, bantam cochins, silver duckwing OEGBs and Seramas! 
post #1560 of 3701
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Originally Posted by WVduckchick View Post
 

 

Bummer.  Would you be able to plant more to help with pollination?  I know it would take some years, but it might be worth it.

Yeah :/  I can put more in, my mom wants a few more varieties anyway. It would but theres nothing like a homegrown apple :drool 

    The most worth-while thing is to try to put happiness into the lives of others.                          Robert Baden-Powell

Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye. H. Jackson Brown, Jr. 

 

  Immature love says: 'I love you because I need you.' Mature love says 'I need you because I love you.'

      Erich fromm



https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=AoS0eKC-XoQ

    The most worth-while thing is to try to put happiness into the lives of others.                          Robert Baden-Powell

Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye. H. Jackson Brown, Jr. 

 

  Immature love says: 'I love you because I need you.' Mature love says 'I need you because I love you.'

      Erich fromm



https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=AoS0eKC-XoQ
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