Search results

  1. bachbach1

    I'm in need of advice on freezer meals..

    I really like to vacuum bag bulk food for the freezer. Many types of foods will keep for 3 years vacuum bagged, it eliminates freezer burn. Finding small containers that can be used as a molds helps. What I do is to pre freeze single or meal portions, then vacuum pack the pre frozen food. Any...
  2. bachbach1

    waterer

    Nothing works as good as nipples. No dirty dishes to clean out.
  3. bachbach1

    anyone bought any canned C of the S... salmon lately? notice newer can did not say

    Most of the canned salmon I see in the stores comes from China. Farm raising all types of fish there is very popular. I have bought "Honey Boy" canned salmon for decades, not too long ago they switched from Alaska as a source to China, and I haven't bought any more. When something is canned it...
  4. bachbach1

    waterer

    Agriculture supplies sell all types of heaters for watering your animals. What you need will depend on how much work you want to do and if you have electrical power to your coupe. If you live up far enough north you will have to get a lot more aggressive with it. I am in Texas, and rarely need...
  5. bachbach1

    Processing Day Support Group ~ HELP us through the Emotions PLEASE!

    Those deer can be pretty tasty if you cook them right. Foxes can be hard to trap, still it is doable. You have to out fox him, LOL. Use his instincts against him and you will win. Granted this is a bit brutal, but what in nature isn’t. I tie a small live chicken in a have a heart type trap as...
  6. bachbach1

    Who says cedar is bad for chickens???

    I used to have a huge chicken pen when I was younger. It has two large cedar trees in it, the birds loved the trees. They dug around in the fallen needles, and many especially the Guineas would roost in the tree. I swear that some of the birds has a slight cedar taste when we fried them up. I...
  7. bachbach1

    Processing Day Support Group ~ HELP us through the Emotions PLEASE!

    Withhold feed for about a day and a half, or they will poo all over you in the process. Killing cones are great the birds are clam, and it just makes it so much easier. Once you kak them spray them off with a garden hose before you scald them, otherwise the scald water will get super dirty. I...
  8. bachbach1

    First Run of Cornish Cross Meat Birds and Super Excited!

    If you brown one really good, like at 425F then drop it into a pressure cooker for 20 minutes at pressure it will fall apart it will be so tender. The small stove top pressure cookers are great for this. I brown and can a lot of fresh birds, the pressure cooker is magic. They cook pre soaked...
  9. bachbach1

    First Run of Cornish Cross Meat Birds and Super Excited!

    Good job, that is a nice looking bird. You know what it has been fed how it was handled, and how fresh it is. You cant get much better than that. I know it is a lot of work. I like to keep a few until 90 days and process them, they look like little turkeys dressed.
  10. bachbach1

    Processing Day Support Group ~ HELP us through the Emotions PLEASE!

    Study a little bit about the game you are hunting if it is larger game, like deer or elk if you haven't processed them before. On animals like deer the intestine passes through the pelvis, and there is some learning to do that part right. Otherwise it is a pretty big job, and your instincts, and...
  11. bachbach1

    Processing Day Support Group ~ HELP us through the Emotions PLEASE!

    I am impressed, exploring new things at 65, you go. It takes a lot of internal drive to start doing processing if you have lived a life without doing it. This skill like you said can be essential in hard times. Not that I think anything bad is going to happen, still in history bad things have...
  12. bachbach1

    How many guinea are ok to have?

    They can/will fly over any fence. They are much more prone to fly than a chicken. Sort of more like a quail, they prefer the ground, but they can really fly.
  13. bachbach1

    Here They Come

    I started off on the 26th of may with 48 eggs, from an unknown source. I decided to run this hatch to bring in outside blood to the neighborhood flock. I candled the eggs 10 days in and I pulled 18 to the side they looked like duds, a week later I looked at them again and tossed all them but 1...
  14. bachbach1

    How many guinea are ok to have?

    You are probably almost certainly going to loose some to predators, if they free range. They will learn as a group what is dangerous and what is not. But with no adults to learn from they have to pay for mistakes with their life's many times. Once they learn danger they will be better equipped...
  15. bachbach1

    Rotating your eggs

    Everyone seems to do it differently. Decades ago an old man that lived and was raised on a farm explained to me his take on humidity, and turning eggs. He explained that birds could not control the weather and humidity, and couldn't count the times they move the eggs, it all worked out due to...
  16. bachbach1

    Guinea hatching eggs for sale, one dozen.

    There are limited quantity's of these, of these fresh hatching eggs . These are Guinea eggs from a mixed color flock. The diversified bloodlines make for a healthy bird generally, so that is a plus. But the wildcard is the color. About 10 generations back there was a Vulturine Guinea rooster in...
  17. bachbach1

    Questions about incubating Guinea Fowl Eggs!

    There is a lot of good info here. I picked up 50 guinea eggs today, I am stabilizing the temp in the Hova Bator, I am going to start them on monday if there are not any complications
  18. bachbach1

    Growing a tomato plant inside my house-- help me make this successful

    A fan will toughen them like the wind outdoors. Sometimes if they shoot up too tall and thin you can prevent it with a little artificial wind.
  19. bachbach1

    Growing a tomato plant inside my house-- help me make this successful

    I talked with you a few months ago, and have seen some of the problems you are having. You might be caring for your plants to their destruction. It is easy to do. I was wondering if you might have an invader, like spider mites, or other small bug. Or possibly a leaf fungus. You should research...
Top Bottom