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There is a motor you can buy for the Victorio, I have it and it is great.

Bob

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Thanks Daniel

Bob

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General Discussion / Re: halona cantaloupe
« on: June 22, 2018, 10:11:32 PM »
Ordered along with a couple of other things for fall.

Bob

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Happy Hour / Re: Cajun Cooks
« on: June 22, 2018, 09:28:54 PM »
PK, that is how we knew when we were kids, that it was juicy gossip when the conversation went from English to French in two words.

Bob

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The Range / Dock / Re: POND EXPANSION PROJECT
« on: June 22, 2018, 09:23:35 PM »
Wish I had your energy.

Bob

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General Discussion / Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« on: June 21, 2018, 10:20:38 PM »
Picked Corn today.  The corn is Merit Corn. easiest I know of to clean silks off of and a good sweet corn.

Picture 1  Cleaned corn
picture 2  In ATV almost finished picking
picture 3  what I am keeping 96 ears
picture 4  what I am giving away 5 flats

Bob

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Tools and Equipment / Re: Saving peas for seed
« on: June 21, 2018, 09:58:53 AM »
X 3 I save some every year. Also I choose the healthiest seeds, full pods, none of the half full pods.

Bob

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General Discussion / Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« on: June 21, 2018, 09:48:28 AM »
Picked corn this morning. No more signs of any critters in the garden. I have been trying to be more green in the garden and using less toxic pesticides. It didn't work out well for me. Lots of bug damage this year. I will give it more time.

Bob

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General Discussion / Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« on: June 20, 2018, 09:37:40 AM »
Just came in from the garden.  Wasn't able to go in the garden yesterday due to doctor apt.  Deer ate the tops of about 15-20 ft. top pick peas. tree rats or coons did a good job on a row of corn and the birds finished eating all the blue berries out of my bushes. Could have been worse, just ticks you off.  Also tomatoes and peas are full of leaf footed and stink bugs.

Bob

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General Discussion / Re: Corn ripeness
« on: June 18, 2018, 11:25:27 AM »
LSU AG Center recommends 18 - 24 days after silks are visible and it is pretty close.  This year it will be about 26 days after silks appeared.  This is the longest it has ever taken for my Merit Corn to ripen.  Today is 23 days and it is not quite ready.

Bob

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General Discussion / Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« on: June 18, 2018, 11:08:02 AM »
Worked on grass removal in the garden and a ditch.  Worked the Okra and checked the corn it should be ready by Thursday or Friday.  Picked 13 Better Boy maters and 15 Roma mater.  Will start Creole Mater seeds and Amish Paste mater seeds tomorrow hopefully for Fall garden. 

Anxious to get the corn picked so I can plant more butter peas and get the garden ready for the fall garden. I also have the rows the onions and potatoes were on to get ready for fall.

Bob

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General Discussion / Re: Happy Fathers Day to All U Fathers Out there
« on: June 17, 2018, 01:07:28 PM »
X 2, Happy Father's Day to all the Fathers.

Bob

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General Discussion / Re: Fish Emulsion.....and problems??
« on: June 17, 2018, 08:29:03 AM »
Haven't used it in years but when I did, I had no such problems. I have been thinking about using it in my drip tape but just keep putting it off.

Bob

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General Discussion / Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« on: June 16, 2018, 09:30:54 PM »
Canned 7 qts. tomato sauce.  Picked a 5 gal bucket of Top Pick Purple Hull Peas.  Froze 5 zip lock freezer quarts of cleaned and halved Jalapeno peppers for stuffing and Poppers.  Picked a bucket of tomatoes and checked corn, not ready just yet.

Bob

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Tools and Equipment / Re: Lets talk Mowers
« on: June 15, 2018, 07:55:45 AM »
Back when I was young, I bought a very used Sears Craftsman 8 hp lawn tractor with a 48" deck, 48" snow thrower, an a 48" scrapper blade.  Mowed a lot of grass, moved tons of snow, with 8 HP!   That tractor had a V belt limited slip drive system, that would move mountains.  I look at all of these high HP mowers an wonder what has changed?  It wasn't fast, but It was a work horse.

What happened is what happened to everything, cost reduction, increased profit. We have become a throw away society.
Bob

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Tools and Equipment / Re: Lets talk Mowers
« on: June 14, 2018, 01:59:32 PM »
I just replaced a 50" Exmark that I had for 6 years. Put a hole in the block.  Loved the machine, but they now put an Exmark motor in them and they said that all parts had to be purchased at a Exmark dealer.

Replaced it with a Big Dog 54" and have cut my time mowing  by about 20 min (1hr 45 min) on my 2.5 acres.

I have a Wood's 60" finish mower, but it takes me about 4 hours to mow because of the 4 buildings and I have to finish with a push mower. The only time I use it is if the zero turn ls down.

Had a 40" JD riding mower, and it took me 4 hours also to cut the grass.

Bob

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General Discussion / Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« on: June 13, 2018, 08:55:36 PM »
Finished pulling my onions
1. 1015 Y Texas Super Sweet
2. Candy
3. Texas Early White

Bob

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Happy Hour / Re: Lord......I Apologize .
« on: June 12, 2018, 01:33:56 PM »
I do all the time.

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General Discussion / Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« on: June 10, 2018, 11:45:22 AM »
It is official, I am at war with red ants.  I just dug my potatoes and threw out almost as much as I kept due to red ant damage.  I am going to go the county agent tomorrow to verify it is ant damage but I am 90% sure that is what it is.  I should have had 150 to 200 lbs ended up with 80.  Always have a little damage from ants but this is ridiculous. 

Bob

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General Discussion / Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« on: June 08, 2018, 01:52:49 PM »
This morning's picking.


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