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New Videos / Over view
« on: August 31, 2018, 04:13:30 PM »
A short over view of the gardens..

New Videos / August update
« on: August 27, 2018, 10:04:46 AM »
still trying to figure out how to make a movie..  this months try..

General Discussion / My Garden Fence Post
« on: August 19, 2018, 11:11:12 AM »
Near the garden I placed a old fence post years ago. The idea at the time was to be place I could hang trail cameras and watch what was going on while I was away.. and I have enjoyed pictures of deer, foxes both red and grays, coyotes, bob cats and many other animals over the years.. the area being out of the way and near the deep woods.  Has a lot of wild life and every now and then I notice the true value of the post..this morning I walked down to the bottom field and a large hawk or owl took off from the post.  I have seen this before but didn't think much about it.. Now I know that when I'm not around I have an mice, squirrel, snake, or other garden pest predator working for me.. just because I gave them a place to hunt..

New Videos / tomato patch
« on: August 05, 2018, 11:25:08 AM »
Still its not very clear, I used a different camera and I think my old apple is starting to rot.. got a lap top, but dang if I can get comfortable using it..

New Videos / walk around the garden
« on: August 04, 2018, 04:09:17 PM »
This is not very clear, but its about the best I could do for now.  I didn't get the tomatoes in and I will try to get them in another quick vid..

Seed Exchange / Hot Banana Peppers
« on: July 22, 2018, 07:23:49 AM »
Does any one know of a good source for real,  hot banana peppers..

these we have been planting are cow horns..

Thanks Al

New Videos / Lick Log Farm
« on: April 16, 2018, 10:04:43 AM »

New Videos / In the Clover
« on: April 11, 2018, 07:10:10 PM »

Happy Hour / The Sunflower Story
« on: April 11, 2018, 08:15:55 AM »
Just thinking this morning about things, and I remembered a fellow who once asked me about cover crops. I've grow a few different types and he wanted to know what were the ones I liked the most.
I told him of clovers and their benefits, sunn hemp the advantage and draw backs of it, but the one he liked the most was the sunflower story..

I planted a whole field full of sunflowers and when they bloomed it was a sight to see.  It was close to the road and passer bys would slow down to look..  One day a car pulled up in the drive and a gal stopped to ask if they could walk out in the field among the flowers, I figured they wanted to pick a few and gave them my blessing to do so, then went on with my business..
I noticed as the car turned around the tag was from California, unusual to see a car that far away this far in the country.. I didn't think much about it at the time..

About a week later a cousin of mine stopped to visit and asked who were the gals out in the field he saw last week.  I told him just a couple of gals who wanted to pick a few sunflowers..
He said did you notice them running around in the field topless?  Taking pictures?  Well no I hadn't.. He said he wasn't the only one to notice and the neighborhood was talking about it.. and curious who they were..

Well to make a long story short the fellow decided to plant sunflowers..

Homesteading Skills / Robber in the Apiary!!!
« on: July 14, 2017, 08:30:25 AM »
I wore my jacket and face veil and robbed the bees yesterday.. got 10 frames of capped honey and got away with only one wound in the seat of my pants..  Only had the bees since March so I think they did pretty well, looks like around two gallons of honey maybe a little more..

Sweet stuff..

Happy Hour / what's in my garden???
« on: June 24, 2017, 05:16:47 PM »
Well its a nice picture so I don't mind to much.. 

General Discussion / Cover Crop
« on: April 17, 2017, 10:52:49 AM »
Kind of an experiment and sort of a crop for bees I'm trying out..  I just got bees this spring keepers put a couple of hives on the place a couple of years ago and I started experimenting with bee cover crops and think they have found a niche in my garden..

This picture is a strip planted couple of years ago as an experiment.  I let it go to seed die out plowed it and planted over it.  It came back this spring volunteer.  I plan to plant later and let this repeat if it will.  I think it might have come back last fall if it weren't for the drought we had.

Happy Hour / Stolen Crop Netting
« on: March 20, 2017, 08:05:15 AM »
I run my tomatoes on crop netting, last season I left the netting up.   This morning I could tell something was wrong the poles were leaning and netting out across the field.. checking around a deer had gotten tangled up in it and pulled off about 50 feet of netting before getting away..

I'll check around in the woods this morning to find it, I'm sure it tangled in the woods and it got away OK..

wish I had that on trail cam, but I think it was just out of view.. will check later on..   Al

Happy Hour / Looks like I have a garden mouser..
« on: February 27, 2017, 04:46:22 PM »
checked trail camera this afternoon and found a kitty cat..

Homesteading Skills / Home made table
« on: December 21, 2016, 07:42:30 AM »
The future son in law came by yesterday and we got his table together.  I have never even thought of building anything this way, there is not one nail or screw in this table.  its put together with pegs or dowels and glue.   I think we are going to get along just great..

Tools and Equipment / Just a old oak limb
« on: December 10, 2016, 02:33:27 PM »
Last week this was an old oak limb that blew down in a storm in the spring of the year.

Now with the saw mill I can take advantage of culls and storm damage..

I had a nice Saturday with my future son in law building it..

Now Miss Janet is going to sand it and get it stained.. Maybe.. :D

Happy Hour / Garden Plans
« on: November 17, 2016, 08:21:03 AM »
While looking over the garden this morning, an idea hit me.. that I should put in a concession stand
some lounge chairs and beach umbrellas.  I could get in on the ground floor of the North Georgia Waterless Beach Movement..

Tools and Equipment / Rain Gauge
« on: November 04, 2016, 08:41:49 PM »
Thinking about buying a new rain gauge,  something seems wrong, no rain in the last month..

tomorrow I think I will start by washing the car, thats always worked in the past..

Happy Hour / Door Locks
« on: October 07, 2016, 05:31:03 AM »
few days ago I notice the lock on the back door difficult to lock, it worked but something wasn't right.  didn't think much about it at the time.  I'm here most all the time.  Rarely do I go and stay away for very long.  Yesterday was a rare day I left to help a friend who lives in an other county, was gone all day.  came home to two police cars in the driveway, we had been broken into..
They were quick about it and hit the bedroom guns, jewelry, cameras and electronics. 
funny thing, they loaded a 32 mag, and left it.. but took the rest of the ammo for it..
might have to change my name to 'five shot Al'.. :D :D :D

So if you notice a door lock not acting right, keep a tight watch out.. you might be on someones watch list.. Al

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