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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
  • No Where
  • Eastern/Central Tennessee


  • Posted in thread: a few interesting and FREE farming/survival series on 11-04-2016 at 09:36 AM
    Just finished watching episodes 1 & 2 of Wartime Farm, agree with AmishHeart its an interesting
    piece with some good info in it and some lost skills outlined that could us all.

  • Posted in thread: Colonial Gas Line Explosion on 11-01-2016 at 04:44 AM
    I live in East TN but I am in Canada this week for work, I passed it on to my wife n kids to
    make sure they are full. My son he has to fill all the gas cans he likes to empty out without
    refilling! I ...

  • Posted in thread: Raising Pigs, some questions.... on 10-30-2016 at 07:29 AM
    If you raise pigs it is best to alternate the area the are in (or so I have heard). By this
    have 2 pens, let one rest, replant it, condition the soil for a year before turning the next
    set of pigs in ...

  • Posted in thread: Bib overalls ? on 06-16-2016 at 05:52 AM
    I have had some of mine fall off getting on n off the tractor or while working but I have just
    pushed mine back up! Have not tried crossing them but I have considered making a line that
    crosses my che...

  • Posted in thread: Bib overalls ? on 05-26-2016 at 08:29 AM
    I wear bibs 6-7 days a week, I always say they are like wearing pajamas to work in! I love my
    bibs! I travel a extensively for work, fly a lot too. someone mentioned them going off in a
    metal detector...

  • Posted in thread: What are you doing for your 2016 Garden? on 03-03-2016 at 08:31 AM
    I have added cherry and peach trees last week. So now we have red delicious (2 trees), granny
    smith (1), bartlett pear (1), bosc pear (2) sweet cherry (1) and peach (1). don't remember the
    variety of ...

  • Posted in thread: Types of Vacuum Sealers on 08-15-2015 at 02:30 AM
    I use a foodsaver, not one of the automatic ones! Mine you have to push a lever down to lock
    the bag in place then press a button and it vacuums and seals automatically. This is the one I
    have isn't ...

  • Posted in thread: Another notch in my belt! on 07-27-2015 at 01:11 AM
    Congrats, that is an awesome accomplishment!:congrat:

  • Posted in thread: emergency 12 volt back up water system up and running on 07-20-2015 at 07:38 AM
    Nice set up! I would think that if you did use rain water the sediment would be high, at least
    for me it would. After it dries out here the dust kicks up, we have a 1/4 mile gravel driveway
    so it sett...

  • Posted in thread: One of the dead Marines Dad lives in my home town on 07-20-2015 at 07:32 AM
    Yes, Chatanooga is only 90 miles south of me! God bless the families of those affected by this
    tragedy! I am a retired US Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer and things like this still shake me
    up, always...

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