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    I've seen, and eaten, pickled eggs, but couldn't...

    I've seen, and eaten, pickled eggs, but couldn't recall ever seeing or hearing of any other way to can them.
  2. Thread: Husky Tools

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    I don't know what problems you've had with Sears,...

    I don't know what problems you've had with Sears, but I'm just the opposite. Besides some hand tools, I have a Craftsman table saw, bench grinder, shop vacuum, half-inch hammer drill, sander, plus...
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    I'm certainly no expert, but since manual pumps...

    I'm certainly no expert, but since manual pumps and electric pumps are so radically different, I don't know of any way it could be done. The manual pumps I've known of had a "sucker" rod going down...
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    Don't you have a county extension agent? If so,...

    Don't you have a county extension agent? If so, that would be your best source for the right cultivars to use in your area. Have you grown blackberries before? Are you intending to sell them? An...
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    Yeah, I thought Countrybynet had just been...

    Yeah, I thought Countrybynet had just been abandoned. I still check occasionally for new posts and if there are any, they're usually spam, then I click on "Mark Forums Read" and for a long, long...
  6. Thread: Traveling

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    And what do you want to do when you get there?. ...

    And what do you want to do when you get there?. Since my bride of 46 years is originally from West Virginia, we've been there more than a few times, both just in the car and in RVs. Pipestem Resort...
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    Briana, I'm currently using Quicken 2010 Deluxe...

    Briana, I'm currently using Quicken 2010 Deluxe on a HP PC (Windows 7 Home Premium); never owned a Mac. The computer was 3 years old in January, but awhile back I "upgraded" to Windows 7 from...
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    David, i've moved a 10' x 12' building quite a...

    David, i've moved a 10' x 12' building quite a distance with a tractor, but no experience with one as big as yours. It sounds as if you have the right idea, but I don't know about the weight...
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    I've no experience at all. It looks good. ...

    I've no experience at all. It looks good. Weight 850 lbs.? How many head of cattle would you put in it at time; i.e., how much weight? Does your trailer have brakes? Just some of my thoughts.
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    Chas, it used to be a very good website, but the...

    Chas, it used to be a very good website, but the spammers have really hit it so hard as to almost destroy it.
  11. Thread: GPS or Not?

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    I don't have a GPS and never used one.

    I don't have a GPS and never used one.
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    Not chili pepper or powder; ground red (cayenne)...

    Not chili pepper or powder; ground red (cayenne) pepper.
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    Briana, we currently have a very small LPG grill...

    Briana, we currently have a very small LPG grill just for the 2 of us, but in the past we've used charcoal and natural gas grills, also. They all do a good job. Of course we have some Louisiana...
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    The old standard ways, such as fried chicken,...

    The old standard ways, such as fried chicken, rotisserie chicken, grilled chicken, BBQ chicken are our most frequently used recipes, and really quick and simple.
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    I don't think I could narrow it down to just one,...

    I don't think I could narrow it down to just one, but I love cajun cookin' and guess may cayenne (red) pepper would be at or near the top. In fact, this is interesting timing, because I just sat...
  16. Thread: What Happened?

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    My thoughts exactly.

    My thoughts exactly.
  17. Thread: No carrots

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    That is a fine looking horse. Doesn't look like...

    That is a fine looking horse. Doesn't look like it's gone hungry a lot.
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    I know some folks who used a homemade "drag" (6"...

    I know some folks who used a homemade "drag" (6" steel pipe with a chain welded to each end, and he welded a bunch of short spikes to the pipe for teeth). Then he'd hook onto the chain about the...
  19. Thread: Meat or milk?

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    I have a younger brother who said he and a friend...

    I have a younger brother who said he and a friend bought 2 calves seveal years ago and raised them for the meat. He said if they didn't count their labor as being worth anything, he figures they...
  20. Thread: 1099 VS Employee

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    I'm no financial expert by a long shot, but when...

    I'm no financial expert by a long shot, but when you say the "same pay rate" I wonder if the overall bottom line will be the same. As an employee, the employer will pay some social security, while...
  21. Thread: Cost of food

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    I was just reading a news article yesterday in...

    I was just reading a news article yesterday in which the author talked of all the different factors that affect the price of food and he claimed the use of corn to make ethanol has very little to do...
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    Oh, it's definitely rising. While a few pennies...

    Oh, it's definitely rising. While a few pennies on a pound of bananas or a can of corn doesn't look like much by itself, the fact of the matter is that the percentage by which food prices are...
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    Yep, they probably will. I learned to drive...

    Yep, they probably will. I learned to drive initially when I was 11 years old and an aunt taught me to drive her car. I got my first car (10 year old Chevy with about 96k miles on it) when I was 16....
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    I've never hired it done and don't guess I do...

    I've never hired it done and don't guess I do what is actually known as detailing. I used to wash ours pretty frequently in the driveway but there's a carwash place not far off that has all the...
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    We live in a total electric home now; no natural...

    We live in a total electric home now; no natural gas in this area. So we have a propane grill. It's been quite a few years since I used charcoal, although I liked it when we did. But in Oct. 1968,...
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