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  • Retired US Navy
  • Self sufficiency, Hobby Farm - growing my own food, pigs, chickens and cows.
  • Service Cunsultant for a Boiler Combustion System (Stoker) Company
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  • Eastern/Central Tennessee


  • Posted in thread: Gander Mountain Cargo Bags on 04-18-2015 at 01:43 AM
    We've used a couple different styles of their cargo bags since 93, they held up great..with
    kids and all. Noticed they had a sale going on one style. the one below in 93 for the same
    price they have ...

  • Posted in thread: Protecting our property in Kentucky on 03-29-2015 at 10:39 PM
    I have flood lights on each corner of the house (rectangular in shape), they project light out
    200' in all directions, flip them on and night turns into day and anyone looking at the house
    can't tell ...

  • Posted in thread: Virginia Garden on 03-22-2015 at 11:55 PM
    I would think the best thing you could add would be compost. The pines being close concerns me
    the most though, they make the soil very acidic. Most veggies don't like acidic soil, some
    things like bl...

  • Posted in thread: Tennessee on 02-10-2015 at 01:50 AM
    Cqp, i wish, but I'm a lot closer than that to Nashville.I'm quite satisfied here, been living
    here for almost 2 years. Moved back here when I retired from the Navy at age 38! We are far
    enough away f...

  • Posted in thread: Tennessee on 02-09-2015 at 03:43 AM
    Eastern middle Tennessee, just barely far enough fron Nashville to breathe a little. Best state
    in the country, although our politics gets a little squirrely at times.I'm in Morgan county,
    can't be to...

  • Posted in thread: Tennessee on 02-08-2015 at 04:26 AM
    It's kind of quiet on this topic. Everyone must be out huntin'. :DHave had free use of a mini
    excavator for the last week! Been at it from son up until well after sun down, cleared out a
    place for the...

  • Posted in thread: Navy Sub's wind up phone? on 02-04-2015 at 07:45 AM
    It is called a "growler" and it is a type of sound powered telephone. They are used on
    minesweepers still today because every phone/speaker has a magnet in it. A bad no-no in a
    minefield.Every ship ha...

  • Posted in thread: 1000 acres in East Tennessee on 01-21-2015 at 12:14 AM
    I live close to this land (45 miles away) and I know this property. If you are a mountain goat
    or into rock climbing you can access the half of the property that is hillsides/mountain sides!
    Property ...

  • Posted in thread: Whats everybody doing today? on 01-18-2015 at 06:34 AM
    Building a permanent pig pen. Started off with a temporary 25' square and a little lean-to in
    one corner for a temporary shelter for them. Have built a 9'x 7' tin roofed building for them
    and fending ...

  • Posted in thread: Hello on 12-30-2014 at 08:14 PM
    Welcome from eastern TN. A lot of good folks with sound advice here, be prepared for a little
    bit of sarcasm too because there is also plenty of that. There are a range of folks in age,
    experience and...

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