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Happy Hour / Re: Wood burning stoves questions and hopefully answers
« on: January 18, 2018, 08:00:57 AM »
Whiskey my second father in law used to purposefully set his chimney afire until he saw a flicker through his bedroom wall on the ground floor!  He was an ol timer an that is just the way he cleaned his chimney.

Yeah used to when we had a good brick chimney it didn't worry me.. but in our newer house with the metal triple wall flue..  I get a little crazy when the stove starts sounding like a jet engine winding up..  Last time I dumped two fire bottles in it to stop it.. and that was a little to much excitement for me early in the morning..   If I had of build the fireplace correctly to begin with I wouldn't have worried about it to much..but this one is a pre-fab deal.. I don't have a lot of confidence in the cheap pre-fab fireplace..

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Happy Hour / Re: Wood burning stoves questions and hopefully answers
« on: January 18, 2018, 01:58:27 AM »
I quit burning my wood heater because of having a couple of chimney fires.  I would invest in a very good chimney for it, and have it professionally cleaned every so often.  Keep a couple of fire bottles close too.. just in case..

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Happy Hour / Re: Should I have him committed?
« on: January 17, 2018, 02:37:38 PM »
Once Mom cranked the car up and put it in drive instead of reverse and drove right through the garage... I never said a word about it, just put the garage wall back up and touched up the scratches on the car..   After all it was her car and her garage..

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General Discussion / Re: The World Has Changed
« on: January 04, 2018, 03:06:56 AM »
Hang in there Dan. Spring and Summer are on their way.. ;D

Really I think the colder weather is good. Animals that are not native to this area have been moving in for a while now, displacing native species.  Hopefully it will help to kill out some of the foreign bugs and critters that were not here before.. I have not learned how to deal with some of these newer pest problems we have lately.. Nature has a way to balance it all..

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General Discussion / Re: What did you do in the garden today ?
« on: January 01, 2018, 09:40:47 AM »
I need to pull some collards for New Years dinner this morning.. debating whether to take a knife to cut them or if I might need the chain saw and axe ..  Its cold outside.. really cold..

few minutes later, the knife was useless, but the collards did break off easy enough if I could bend them.. I couldn't bag them up and had to go back to get the garden cart to get them home.. wound up with a good no.# 3 wash tub full.. 

Happy New Year.. from the Morgans..   we'll be full of peas and greens soon..

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Happy Hour / Re: Field corn
« on: December 28, 2017, 01:38:34 AM »
We used to plant a white corn for us and cattle, it was harvested dry stalk and all taken to the mill and cotton seed meal along with syrup added for the cattle it was called Gable corn.  I did find some Gable seed about 10 years ago and planted it but the seed was mixed.. So I didn't keep it. 
We would harvest it for ourselves when just right for cut off corn, or roasting ears..

About in the mid to late 60s Dad sent me to town to get seed for planting, I probably just had my driver license.  Of course I came back with the wrong corn seed.. but it was OK cause what I got was Silver Queen, everyone liked it and thats what we planted from then on..

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General Discussion / Re: Sawmill
« on: December 25, 2017, 07:52:29 AM »
The son in law and I pulled up three cants yesterday for project wood..  He is building a barn door sort of thing to close the laundry room. At least thats the plan for now..

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General Discussion / Re: Prayers for Bill (Golpher Broke)
« on: December 17, 2017, 05:25:07 PM »
Prayers up

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Happy Hour / Re: CopperBackRattleMoccisan
« on: December 08, 2017, 07:28:17 PM »
we've got around 9 inches now and its still snowing, finally got power back on.. 

Yeah my garden is covered pretty well, snow piling up around the collards, broccoli, and cabbages
the last I saw of them.  tomorrow I'll take a ice pick out there and harvest a few.. :D :D :D

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Happy Hour / Re: CopperBackRattleMoccisan
« on: December 08, 2017, 10:42:06 AM »
Thanks Curtis, I didn't think about that, it could have been molting.   i was thinking it just wanted to warn me not to step on it..  which I could have cause I was looking out over the garden and not watching where I was walking. 

we got a nice snow cover now, going to put on the boots and go look things over..

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General Discussion / Re: What's the weather like in your area ?
« on: December 08, 2017, 09:55:16 AM »
Those greens are going to be mighty good later on..

I'm into a big pot of vegetable soup right now.. good eating on a cold day

Al

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General Discussion / Re: What's the weather like in your area ?
« on: December 08, 2017, 08:39:48 AM »
snowing in northwest Georgia..

Taking the day off  ;D ;D ;D

no picking, washing, or cooking greens today.. 8) 

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Happy Hour / Re: Greens.... cooking time again!
« on: December 06, 2017, 08:48:32 AM »
That's exactly the same thing I'm doing in the garden this morning.. picking greens.. got a No. 3 wash tub of collard greens soaking, and a smaller tub of mustards on the first soak..

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General Discussion / Re: Seed Catalog
« on: December 06, 2017, 03:21:28 AM »
Mark, I got my Twilley catalog too..  :D :D :D

I'm not working on fire wood but I do have trees down to mill..

I picked a big mess of collard greens and Janet cooked them up.. I still have turnip greens, kale, and mustard greens in the field along with cabbages, and broccoli. Fixing to get cold here.

take care

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General Discussion / Re: Scuppernongs--Where to buy plants?
« on: November 28, 2017, 08:19:23 PM »
Johnsons in Elijay is where I have bought a few trees..

if your down this way some time, you can trim some cuttings from mine.  I'm in Dallas.

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General Discussion / Re: Sawmill
« on: November 21, 2017, 01:36:49 AM »
Thanks Mater

I just lay the boards across the rafters in the attic.  I don't stack it..  I don't mill a lot at one time.

I've been using it like a floor up there, gives me a little more storage place while the boards dry out up there.

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General Discussion / Re: Sawmill
« on: November 19, 2017, 03:17:16 PM »
My little mill only handles 21 inches, but I'm getting some wide lumber out of it.  wider than the miter saw can cut, it can cut 13 inches..  My problem is drying the boards, so far I've been putting boards up in the attic of the shop to dry.. works pretty good during the summer..  I only cut for my own use, so its not a big problem..  You can get a lot of lumber out of a big tree..

I keep the mill in the shop so loading a long log is difficult.. lately I've just been cutting 5 or 6 footers..  the tractor will lift and load those easy, and I get lots of project boards..

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General Discussion / Re: Sawmill
« on: November 19, 2017, 10:19:06 AM »
Its hard work but I sure enjoy it.. and I like to be able to build projects from my forest..

The great thing is I can cull out the trees that might be diseased or damaged and clean up the woods.. then use the lumber.. its good management of the forest..

Have fun 

Al

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Happy Hour / Re: CopperBackRattleMoccisan
« on: November 16, 2017, 10:51:23 AM »
Adrian its not true, I was always told that so I would go down in the swamp to cut firewood..

I guess nobody else would work the swamp.  Its snakey down there..

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General Discussion / Re: planting and digging potatoes
« on: November 15, 2017, 06:41:18 AM »
I love the stories too and the smell of fresh turned earth, and the smell of a mule.
gardening seems to be in the blood something that the family has always done and I always try to do.  Last spring the son in law and I planted about 15 pounds of potatoes down in the bottoms, I still have a bunch of them left. sure made a lot of potatoes.

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