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    If it's not a lot of thick cutting a scroll saw...

    If it's not a lot of thick cutting a scroll saw is very helpful. A table saw is best for straight cuts. Is she going to be cutting curves or straight or ??? Band saws are good for curves. ...
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    40 feet is not big by tree standards but a tree...

    40 feet is not big by tree standards but a tree that size can do a lot of damage to people and property. Is there a chance you can find a freind or neighbor who is experienced with this sort of...
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    I wonder what it is. For my chainsaw, I but a...

    I wonder what it is. For my chainsaw, I but a vegetable based chain and bar oil vs petroleum based and it's fine. Maybe it's the same idea.
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    We did OK for squash, tomato, raspberries,...

    We did OK for squash, tomato, raspberries, asparagus, potato, cabbage, but as was the case every year, some crops were a bust. The onions and peas were a total failure this year.
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    Drive around your neighborhood and see what...

    Drive around your neighborhood and see what thrives in your area before you spend your money.
  6. Some seeds need to be frozen, others soaked,...

    Some seeds need to be frozen, others soaked, others scratched up for best germination. Do some google searches and you'll find what works best. We save seeds from heirloom tomato plants and there...
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    I have always heard that composting manure...

    I have always heard that composting manure lessens weed seeds and e coli.
  8. Thread: Dragonflies

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    Dragonfiles and snakes both like similar habitat,...

    Dragonfiles and snakes both like similar habitat, maybe that's the connection.
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    Small dogs are much harder to house train than...

    Small dogs are much harder to house train than big dogs. I work for a pet retail company and wee wee pads are one of the biggest sellers in the industry for this exact reason. Keep trying, but...
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    I'd say "of course". That said we now have 5...

    I'd say "of course". That said we now have 5 since somebody abandoned 2 kittens at our place 2 weeks ago. LOL
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    In the laundry, yikes, did you have to re wash...

    In the laundry, yikes, did you have to re wash your stuff? Our dogs get sprayed quite regularly and I find it's very important to keep mutliple bottles of skunk neutralizer on hand. They sell it in...
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    My pal

    It's so hard to pick one animal! This is our newest dog 'Chico' but I like to call him "mini". He looks so funny beside our big dogs.

    Here are some shots of Chico the adorable!
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    Re: Do Coyotes share food?

    I always thought that canines ate in a heirarchy, the boss eats first till he is full, the 2nd boss eats till she is full, then down the line.

    This is interesting if no sharing went on. They hunt...
  14. Thread: New Post

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    Re: New Post

    A little north Bird, maybe of the Alamo! /forums/images/icons/grin.gif

    We have snowdrops and the other bulbs are starting to peek through. Can't wait. The buds on the trees are swollen and...
  15. Thread: Iron Removal

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    Re: Iron Removal

    We chose it only because that is what the plumber recommended. We finally found a guy who was trustable vs a salesman and I did not even know there were other types.
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    Re: Logging/lumbering lesson # 347B

    I may be showing my total lack of knowledge in this area but would a circular sawmill blade cut them better than a band saw?

    Egon, good tip on the heat and temper for chainsaw chains. Thx
  17. Thread: Bat Houses

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    Re: Bat Houses

    Hey Egon, we built duck houses and now get wood ducks every year. I've never had a bat move into any of the bat houses dag nabbit but it's rewarding nevertheless. I hope you get the time to do some...
  18. Thread: Bat Houses

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    Re: Bat Houses

    They will work but you absolutely must get them hung in the right spot. Do a google search and you will get some tips. If you can attract the bats you will really benefit. Good luck!
  19. Thread: Iron Removal

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    Re: Iron Removal

    We have 4ppm iron in our water (don't know what kind of iron though). After 12 years of living with it (and the related iron bacteria that grew inside the back of every toilet), we finally broke...
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    Re: Electric fence to keep wildlife out of garden

    Ha ha

    My dogs always ate my cantaloupe! I couldn't shoot them though, they're my buddies! /forums/images/icons/grin.gif

    There is a brand of fencing called "REDBRAND" that comes in a hinged...
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    Re: I have a Question

    Funny that you mention variation. We were "warm" that last 2 days (45 or so) and a front came through yesterday evening and it is now well below freezing. I was outside the whole time and it was...
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    Re: I have a Question

    Thanks for the tip Pat, I have filled in the bio now. I'm in Ontario Canada.

    -47 is pretty darned cold! Sometimes for my work I go to Winnipeg Manitoba and it's just plain nasty there. ...
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    Re: Electric fence to keep wildlife out of garden

    Gallagher seems to be an industry standard. I've used several and they all seem to be fine so I don't know if the extra couple of hundred $ for the Gallagher was worth it. That said, 8 years later...
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    Re: Goats and sheep together

    We've been keeping Dorset and Border Leicester sheep with goats for almost 10 years. We give them "mixed stock" minerals, sheep feed and hay. Everybody is happy and healty. No problems with...
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    Re: I have a Question

    Coldest I've experienced is mid -40's. As long as you dress properly and you are healthy it is really not bad. We snowmobile getting up to 70+mph when it is below -40 and with the wind chill temp...
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