Originally Posted by SilkieSensation
Originally Posted by wingstone
I am a slacker in the garden this year,,, seems we do not do as much in the garden anymore, and now it is just the 2 of us, yes the 29 year old daughter moved out.....it seems odd at times.......
Onions and peas are the only thing planted so far, and only about half of the amount we would normally do...
I also find it hard to package things in smaller packs...
I envy those of you with a house full of kids and all the hustle of it....but I also am liking my peace and quiet.....
I need to do something with a bag of apples today, they are getting bad spots...
Slice peeled apples thinly & layer in casserole dish
Mix oatmeal, butter/margarine (softened), a little flour, brown sugar, cinnamon & clove until most of the lumps are out (best to mix with hands)
Sprinkle topping over apples
Put in 350F oven until apples boil in their own juice & are tender
(Can you tell I don't use cookbook recipes?)
Yums!!!! got a banana bread recipe? I have tried abunch, I just want a moist cake like bread! not bread bread
Originally Posted by madcatter
New to chicken raising - we got our first chickens last month (3 year and a half old hens).
and of course I have a question - does anyone know where in Berks County I can find organic chicken feed?
No clue! Berks too, NORTH
Originally Posted by wingstone
This is an article on hog butchering, so please do not go here if you are squeimish,,,, in one of the later parts they are cooking sausage for canning, it does not give details so I am wondering if anyone would know how to control a pressure cooker on a fire like this..
Wow they have alot of fat dont they!
Originally Posted by GR Chicks
Well I went to clean out the duck pond today, and I found that my only Russian Orloff hen had committed Hari-Kari.....I hope that this wont be a trend among the chickens.
so sad, I was scared of that too, DH always complained at all the cement blocks I added to the pond! I would have lost some chickens too!
Originally Posted by chiques chicks
Finally got the grow out pen and protect pen fenced off from the other pen. They will be so glad to get outside in the fresh air!
great timing Ray! I am sure they are loving it!
Originally Posted by LittleMissPurdy
Originally Posted by LisaYolkUm
I received currants and gooseberry plants in the mail................you know they come as dormant plants that basically look like sticks with roots.
I don't have the spot in the garden ready for them.............so after a few days of them just being indoors.............I decided to soak their roots for a day and plant them in containers for a short time.
then transplant them to their desired location............as soon as I can.
do you think they will be able to handle this process?
Ideally they should have gone into their permanent location right away.......................but..........life and energy and weather etc..................
I don't know anything about those particular plants..like if they need anything special, but generally you can , for temporary purposes, plant to cover roots..don't pack/tamp dirt...keep watered, do not allow to dry out, BUT don't over water..I have been known to "over-love" a plant or two...or a whole flat of seedlings....
**Everyone talking about "making change"....if the register doesn't "tell" them what to give you back, people are helpless. Not just the younger set either...we have become so used to just pushing buttons to get the answers....I am really "dating " myself now, but when my girls were in school (3-5 years ago)...the teachers would give students calculators to take home to do the math problems/homework...yeah, don't really learn to add-subtract-divide..etc...on your own..just punch in the numbers and walla! The amazing thing about that whole "idea" is that some students still failed..really?!...so sad for everyone...JMHO
***GR Chicks..sorry for your loss, do you think she was trying to get a drink and fell in?...you would think she would have been able to get out, but I guess if the water is too deep...sorry.
***evroman- Hello & Welcome..if you can't find it here..they don't make it!...
Having fun watching the granddaughter tonight! Not chicken related cuteness...
she is running now...hahaha making it very interesting keeping up! We are watching hockey and she is very happy the penguins are winning!!
Oh how adorable, ach du gut and an eye eye or I I or aye aye how do you spell that? lol
Originally Posted by wingstone
This is cute, but mine would sleep on it instead of going inside.
Originally Posted by 3riverschick
Originally Posted by kenzier093
lol ikr! Right now I am taking Algebra....and it sucks! My parents are the same way. I still manage to make distinguished honor roll though, so I am happy with that!
Huge congrats, that's a great achievement!!
Math is the great equalizer. I remember when I watched the movie Stand And Deliver
when my kids were young and the light bulb went on. Both sons decided they wanted to
go into the military. Oldest the Navy, youngest the Coast Guard. Senior years in High School
we evaluated their math. Not good enough. Both went to 3+ months of Sylvan and graduated
knowing pre-calculus. Oldest ASVAB 95, younges ASVAB 90. Both qualified for any school in
their branch of Service. Oldest is just finishing training for Asst. Nav. in Sub Service. Youngest
leaves for his "A" school in USCG in July.
Point is, scholastically, math made the difference. Yes, they had good grades, not top of their
class but it was the math that opened doors. Never let anyone tell you it doesn't matter. That you won't
use it anyway. They will be the ones exiting the SAT wondering what all that math was about/so hard.
While you wonder why the questions were so easy.
Originally Posted by sharron
Originally Posted by fisherlady
Welcome from west central! lots of folks on here to help you find anything you never knew you needed! LOL
It is sad how often I have to explain to cashiers why I gave them $21 or $16 or whatever odd combination I use to avoid getting a bunch of ones back... yardsales are a disaster when someone younger is working the money box. I don't understand why schools aren't required to offer a class called 'daily living'... where common sense issues are taught!
I like this answer!
maybe because the younger ones have no common sense? seems like common sense has been bred right out of them.
like ron white says, you can't fix stupid
Sharron how your chicks doing? you put them outside yet?
Originally Posted by barbiegirl
I am excited today. I have 3 pips going on in my incubator. Tomorrow was the due date. I can't wait to see what my banty Polish (white crested black) and my large fowl golden laced roo chick will look like. Yup that egg is one of the first to pip with a big hole!
And my Polish mix
go chickies go!!!