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Discussion in 'DIY / Self Sufficiency' started by MountainMamaHST, Mar 10, 2013.

  1. Raech

    Raech Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, Hubby and I decided to wrap it in plastic about half way up and paint the wood next spring or whenever we get the extra money, hours have been tight at work so the checks have been lacking. But for now it is upside down with black plastic over it and my potted plants on top, so it is doubling as a tabble and hidey spot for my strawberry boxes that I haven't planted yet but will get started next spring in my huge garden planing spree. Got some holes drilled in one of my big pots so I can actually plant something in it next year, which is going to be an insulator for my Christmas tree this winter so it can be planted next year. So many plans that have to wait yet again, I'm scared to get the pallet box filled with dirt and herbs and have to move them next spring and have the whole box give out. Going to see if maybe my neighbor will house my blueberry plants in his greenhouse over the winter since they haven't been planted yet and are still in the nursery pots. Our winters aren't snow hard, but I am scared of a repeat super low temps killing plants that should have survived. Going to see if Grandpas will let me plant (10)"a couple" blueberry bushes around the front yard spicket where the pine tree has been dropping needles for the last 15+ years and finally died, which is also where I would like to plant my Christmas tree once we get the old one chopped down. If he wont let me plant them there I am going to have to hope for some good pots to plant them in at the new place. But that is also just my ideal number of plants to add to my 2 blueberries I have already have, I have a case of the garden math kicking in.
     
  2. Raech

    Raech Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wooohooo!!! I got our new hunting area figured out in a prime location for deer and elk, not alot of people have permission to hunt there and the neighboring property dont allow hunting at all. I am super excited to be able to do this for my family, since my Grandpa is having a harder time getting around, and this area is a little bit easier to hunt since there is more farm land then pure woods. I am even more nervous ablout actually hunting and killing something and the work afterwards, this will be my first hunt ever. IM 25 years old and scared of a deer. Lol
     
  3. MoonShadows

    MoonShadows The Jam Man

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  4. Raech

    Raech Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Love it!!
     
  5. trsturself

    trsturself Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My homemade automatic chicken door has been giving me a lot of problems lately. I think I finally got it working again after ripping the whole thing apart and redoing it. Wrote a blog post with more details (http://flamingarrowfarm.blogspot.com/2014/09/automatic-coop-door-more-details-and.html)


    Got some fresh dill and cucumbers from a guy in town so I got some dill pickles started. Also canned some potatoes and tried my hand at making onion marmalade. I don't know how I feel about it. It had a little too much vinegar flavor for what I expected. I think next time I'll try a recipe that I pressure cook so I don't have to worry about the vinegar. I saw quite a few that sounded delicious and makes me want to top some asparagus or steak or chicken, etc with them.
     
  6. boskelli1571

    boskelli1571 Overrun With Chickens

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    Well, I guess it's that time of year. Getting all the beds ready for the 'white blankets' [​IMG] Raked up 5 bags of pine needles today, stashed 'em in the barn ready for winter use. I really need to repair and strengthen some of my raised beds ready for next season - if the weather holds out it may get done before long [​IMG] Got a quote on running electric wire around the garden - around $2000. Reasonable, I thought, but not within my reach currently, so....................will have to find time to DIY.
    Hoping to throw some plastic sheeting over the lettuce/spinach and get a few more weeks out of it - we had our 1st frost this morning!! Can seed catalog season be far behind? [​IMG]
     
  7. jerrey

    jerrey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    is that for real
     
  8. MoonShadows

    MoonShadows The Jam Man

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  9. wyoDreamer

    wyoDreamer Overrun With Chickens

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    I believe it. Mule deer are way more tolerant to people than whitetail deer are; and if that deer is in a park and expects to get fed by everyone who passes by, a boy with a bag of chips would be targeted.
     
  10. jerrey

    jerrey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that is so funny I feed the deer and I am like what if that happen to me
     

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