Farming, Gardening & Homesteading

Discussion in 'Survival and Wilderness Skills' started by Delkancott, Dec 1, 2016.

  1. Strigidae

    Strigidae Moderator Staff Member

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    Our last kid hit the ground this weekend. Got 15 baby goats running around. What a great life. The top of our refrigerator is full of goats milk even with me trying to drink it down. What a great life.
     
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    More pics please... when you have a chance.:)
     
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    Youll have to zoom in a bit. Not my photo. Thats Tess with her baby.
     
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    IMG_20170423_134427.jpg collards, dinosaur kale, brussel sprouts, and lots of herbs. Okra and peppers just coming up.
    IMG_20170423_134506.jpg Used cuttings from pruning the crate myrtles to make trellis for Seminole pumpkin vines.
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    Silly question but does anyone line dry their laundry? I've never done it, but am looking to save some money and some clothes and was curious if y'all had tips.
     
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    It will save on electricity, but sun will fade clothes. Also clothes will be stiffer, but let them mostly dry on line then finish in dryer to soften.
     
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    If you like stiff uncomfortable towels the sun is the way to dry.;)
     
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    .... probably 90% of the time, unless we have a week of rain. I think dryers are harder on clothes than hanging in the sun for a little. In summer here you can dry a big load of washing on the line in under an hour FOR FREE ... ;) Scratchy rough towels are really a FIRST WORLD ISSUE .... :eek::eek::D:D:p:p
     
  9. Strigidae

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    Anyone have any experience growing wheat for flour? Staring the information collection phase. Hope to have my own wheat for breads etc in the next year or three.
     
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    We got a field full of babies. A couple get to go to new homes at the end of the month. Ill get more pics for your kids. :)
     
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    Ive ran a line under the deck to dry clothes. The partial shade seemed to help keep clothes less stiff. Honestly I haven't found stiffness or uncomfortable an issue with line dried clothes anyway. They dry quick and I suppose if you leave clothes on the line too long they will sun bleach a little so don't leave your prom dress on the line
     
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  13. Delkancott

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    IMG_4380.JPG IMG_4383.JPG IMG_4384.JPG IMG_4385.JPG IMG_4387.JPG IMG_4388.JPG IMG_4389.JPG IMG_4393.JPG IMG_4394.JPG Notched together some arborvitae for a new laundry fine. Need one more piece of rope and to let the gravel set a bit before tightening the hitches.
     
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    Nice work Del
     
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    Seminole pumpkin vines are finally taking off.
     
  17. Delkancott

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    That's a big leaf. How big does the fruit get?
     
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    Gets pretty big, I'll keep y'all posted on it's progress.
     
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    Nice work fellas! Put two goats in the freezer today. Backstrap for dinner.
     
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    Haven't had goat backstrap yet, but I'd be game to try some:D
     

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