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  • Britain Was Warned by Lady Thatcher

    06/24/2016 8:01:48 PM PDT · 12 of 12
    greeneyes to Kaslin

    First thing I thought of when they reported the exit - The Iron Lady is smiling somewhere!

  • Can Texas legally secede from the United States?

    06/24/2016 7:50:29 PM PDT · 99 of 127
    greeneyes to Bubba Ho-Tep

    Well, St. Louis City and St. Louis County got divorced years ago. So it is not unheard of.

  • Can Texas legally secede from the United States?

    06/24/2016 7:41:28 PM PDT · 94 of 127
    greeneyes to Bubba Ho-Tep

    Well, if things keep on going the way they are going, it might become a pretty popular platform somewhere down the line.

  • Can Texas legally secede from the United States?

    06/24/2016 7:32:22 PM PDT · 89 of 127
    greeneyes to Gamecock; Marcella

    If it’s true, and if they do secede, that will be my plan b for SHTF - I’ll go find Marcella. LOL

  • 'This Is Not My Party': George Will Goes from GOP to Unaffiliated

    06/24/2016 7:28:19 PM PDT · 77 of 146
    greeneyes to Spirit of Liberty

    I have been gritting my teeth for 28 years, ever since Bush “read my lips - no new taxes” got elected. Soon, I’ll be toothless. sigh

  • Can Texas legally secede from the United States?

    06/24/2016 7:13:45 PM PDT · 65 of 127
    greeneyes to smokingfrog

    Maybe. I dunno for sure. History was too long ago, and was never my best subject. I did however love to study the constitution and watch Perry Mason.

  • Weekly [sort of] Prepper Thread

    06/24/2016 7:12:28 PM PDT · 49 of 64
    greeneyes to 3D-JOY

    Hubby usually has pretty good luck with most of his crops. He is still eating corn on the cob that we froze straight from the garden into the freezer.

    I still have a few frozen tomatoes from last year that I add to soup or chili. Made one batch of salsa - he said it was too hot. I just mix it with sour cream, and I think it’s just right.

    We don’t have any squash, zukes, or cukes yet. It’s always a toss up on those. He like to stir fry the crook necks. I make spicy pickle spears out of the zukes, and dill pickles with the cukes.

    I haven’t checked the corn yet. He said tomatoes this year didn’t turn out - he used jiffy mix starter, and I told him it wouldn’t work very well, but he ignored the warning. LOL

  • Weekly [sort of] Prepper Thread

    06/24/2016 6:21:26 PM PDT · 41 of 64
    greeneyes to Farmer Dean

    Good tip. Thanks.

  • Can Texas legally secede from the United States?

    06/24/2016 6:20:51 PM PDT · 9 of 127
    greeneyes to Extremely Extreme Extremist

    I was thinking that 50 years ago, the school that I went to taught us that Texas was the one state in the Union that could legally secede from the union.

    Something about it being a sovereign nation, and it was written into the language of their statehood documents. Anyone else ever remember learning that?

  • Weekly [sort of] Prepper Thread

    06/24/2016 6:17:18 PM PDT · 39 of 64
    greeneyes to Farmer Dean

    I do have buckwheat down on my list as a summer cover crop, in case I need one, but have not purchased any seed.

    I have rye, hairy vetch, and clover left from last year, so I’ll use that up first.

  • Weekly [sort of] Prepper Thread

    06/24/2016 6:14:09 PM PDT · 36 of 64
    greeneyes to 3D-JOY
    Well, we had a big freezer when the kids were home too. Then we didn't have one for a while. We had a side by side.

    Then the girls divorced and moved in with their kids, so we made a basement apartment, and had a refrigerator with a freezer there too.

    When we started gardening, we bought an upright freezer, but right after the warranty, was gone it quit, and repair man couldn't find anything wrong with it. So after it quit and ruined stuff a couple of more times, we unplugged it, bought a Walmart small chest style freezer, and started putting up stuff by canning or dehydrating.

    I understand the willingness or lack there of. When Hubby gets too ambitious with the garden, I just tell him there's no way babe - you gotta do the preps, and I'll finish it up.

    I try to get him to do succession cropping, but he just plants big humongous amounts all at the same time, so it really overburdens when it comes time to preserve it.


    06/24/2016 6:06:50 PM PDT · 34 of 37
    greeneyes to tubebender

    Thanks for the pics. You flowers are about all the flowers I get to see outside of veggie flowers. LOL

  • Weekly [sort of] Prepper Thread

    06/24/2016 6:05:45 PM PDT · 32 of 64
    greeneyes to Tilted Irish Kilt

    I was hoping the vote would be to leave!!!!!!!!!! Thatcher tried to warn them, they ousted the Iron Lady for that namby pamby John Major. JMHO, but a so called common market never made sense to me. Cart before the horse.

    First you need to agree on a representative form of government, if you are going to have free trade and free movement. This surrendering of national sovereignty to unelected bureaucrats in a faraway place is just nuts.

    Washington DC is bad enough, but Brussels????? Who could ever think that was a good idea - just stupid stupid stupid.

  • Weekly [sort of] Prepper Thread

    06/24/2016 5:53:09 PM PDT · 22 of 64
    greeneyes to TMSuchman

    I have some of that stuff on my lists to get. I do have several portable radios, boom boxes/radio/tape/cd players. All operate with batteries and electricity. Have one that uses battery and hand crank to recharge.

    The one that is probably the best is an Am/FM/TV/12 band radio. It will pick up news from overseas - used to listen to BBC now and then. Still need to work on communication though no CB etc. Wish I was rich - I have a list a mile long.

  • Weekly [sort of] Prepper Thread

    06/24/2016 5:45:36 PM PDT · 16 of 64
    greeneyes to 3D-JOY

    Yes, I do pressure can them. Usually can up at least 48 pints or 24 quarts. Can 24 pickled green bean pints for grand daughter to ea.

    Sometimes steam and freeze a few for quick stir fry or micro wave. You have to can veggies under pressure. Tomatoes and pickles are ok in the water bath canner.

    In the winter, I buy chickens, beef, turkey, pork when it is on sale and get enough at one time to can 7 quarts of poultry or 7 pints of beef or pork.

    The heat is appreciated that time of the year, and when summer hits, I don’t have to cook much - just open a jar of meat and eat make a quick micro wave dish with it. Saves on the air conditioner bill.


    06/24/2016 5:35:53 PM PDT · 30 of 37
    greeneyes to TMSuchman

    Well, air guns are better than no guns. One of these days, I’m going to get around to attending the free training on guns that the MO. Conservation Dept. has in St. Louis.

    They have several where they provide the guns and equipment. Once I do that, I can decide whether I want to tackle anything other than a air rifle myself.

  • Weekly [sort of] Prepper Thread

    06/24/2016 5:29:42 PM PDT · 6 of 64
    greeneyes to TMSuchman

    I have been refreshing my memory on nuclear survival skills. Feeling the need to get that back corner of the basement cleaned out. With the dirt on 2 sides, and the concrete block foundation under our 14 foot long double fireplaces, it wouldn’t take too much to make a nifty shelter there, but it’s not the biggest priority.

    Saving money to buy the greenhouse/sunroom so that I can expand my winter gardening of fresh produce, as well as get some room back for my home office computer area. The indoor garden and supplies has grown each year till it’s just too much.

    I also try to save enough money to buy a Am. Silver Eagles. each year. However much the property taxes are, that’s the amount I try to put back. I figure down the road, if runaway inflation hits, we’ll be nearly self sufficient if we have to be, except for property taxes, so that’s the hedge against that.

    I am excited that we actually have some fruit on the peach trees this year, so I’m hoping to can some peaches. I can enough green beans to last for a little over a year, and then we let them mature for dry beans, put those in the mylar bags, or mason jars.

    I am planning on planting winter rye in the 100 sq ft of garden beds next to the walnut tree. That’s to improve the soil. In the spring, we’ll plant something that matures quickly, since the shade gets to be too much around this time of the year.

    Then I’ll plant half in winter wheat. I grew that one winter and it did well. Wasn’t too hard to harvest either, though not my favorite thing to do. Will do some sort of winter grain rotation or soil improvement cover crop. Wish the space got enough sun for summer veggies, buy Hubby has plenty of the sunny spots anyway.


    06/24/2016 5:10:18 PM PDT · 28 of 37
    greeneyes to TMSuchman

    Great minds think alike. Hubby bought an air rifle this spring, and set up some practice targets. In addition to taking care of the bushy tailed raiders, he is teaching grand daughter gun safety and shooting.


    06/24/2016 5:07:33 PM PDT · 26 of 37
    greeneyes to tob2

    It sure seemed to work!


    06/24/2016 5:06:52 PM PDT · 25 of 37
    greeneyes to NIKK

    I hate when the varmits dig in the pots! Happens here all the time. The flowers all sound so pretty, hope you can post some pictures when they bloom.

    I love a bed of purple, yellow, and white flowers.


    06/24/2016 5:04:19 PM PDT · 23 of 37
    greeneyes to Diana in Wisconsin

    That’s interesting. I read a book about making money raising chickens - this guy had a portable pen that he moved daily. Got the chicks in the Spring, Slaughtered and processed in the fall. Put them in the freezer to eat during the winter.

    Also had plans on how to make some money selling them. Several of the farms raising grass fed beef around here, also raise the organic feed, free range chickens and sell the eggs, as well as the meat. It was quite interesting.

    Hubby and I have talked about getting 3 or 4 and keeping them for the eggs, but neither of us want to go out in the winter to take care of them. Plus he just found a local farmer who will let him buy a dozen for a buck - guy has too many for his own use.


    06/24/2016 4:57:42 PM PDT · 21 of 37
    greeneyes to TMSuchman

    Well, those dates work for me. LOL We don’t really have anything they really like to eat before May 28 anyway.

    Hubby always gets a hunting permit. Never really uses it, except this year. I think he might have hit a bushy tailed rodent once or twice.

    We used to just live trap them and take them out to our acres north of town and turn them loose. I guess enough of them survived that they are now too smart to trap that way.


    06/24/2016 4:54:26 PM PDT · 20 of 37
    greeneyes to Redleg Duke

    Glad the surgery was successful, and hope you are tip top soon!


    06/24/2016 4:03:46 PM PDT · 15 of 37
    greeneyes to Diana in Wisconsin

    You could always try starting seeds, and selling the plants in the Spring, for transplant. We have people here that do that. They sell at the farmer’s market which is on Wednesday and Saturday.


    06/24/2016 4:00:24 PM PDT · 14 of 37
    greeneyes to left that other site

    Well, I’m thinking that next spring, I’ll be going through some stuff, and getting rid of it, before I get too old to do it. We’ve lived here for 40 years, and both of us hate to throw anything away, just in case we think of a way to use it.


    06/24/2016 3:58:26 PM PDT · 13 of 37
    greeneyes to TMSuchman

    I hadn’t really even thought about hunting season. Aren’t squirrels always in season?

  • Marines admit error, say Iwo Jima photo didn't include Wisconsin's John Bradley

    06/24/2016 3:55:54 PM PDT · 25 of 27
    greeneyes to Chainmail

    You are a good person, then. I still can not get over the demonstrations, and every time I see or hear John Kerry, I just feel like - well, I have no words to describe it really - loathing is close though.


    06/24/2016 3:03:08 PM PDT · 8 of 37
    greeneyes to left that other site

    I had some drawers that I was going to do that with, but wound up sticking them under the bed for storage instead.


    06/24/2016 3:01:42 PM PDT · 7 of 37
    greeneyes to SkyDancer

    I do love the smell of citrus!

  • Marines admit error, say Iwo Jima photo didn't include Wisconsin's John Bradley

    06/24/2016 2:57:14 PM PDT · 23 of 27
    greeneyes to Chainmail

    Thank you for your post and for your service. I had classmates that served in Vietnam. Not all of them survived.

    To this day, I burn with distaste at all the draft dodging, hippy, draft card burning idiots that plagued the country then and ever since.


    06/24/2016 2:45:52 PM PDT · 4 of 37
    greeneyes to left that other site

    I did pick up some sweet basil in a pot at Walmart too. It had 3 plants in one pot, so I divided it and put one with each of the tomato plants, and the third, I put in a pot that I can bring in for the winter indoor garden.

    My kitchen door opens onto a patio that gets almost virtually no sun in the summer time. Hubby made a little raised bed next to the patio, and was going to cut down one of the trees, but then chickened out.

    So I use it to just hardened off plants started indoors before transplanting them.


    06/24/2016 2:37:26 PM PDT · 2 of 37
    greeneyes to greeneyes; Diana in Wisconsin; gardengirl; girlangler; SunkenCiv; HungarianGypsy; Gabz; ...

    Pinging the List.


    06/24/2016 2:33:36 PM PDT · 1 of 37
    Greeting Gardeners. It has been a beautiful day and week here in Missouri. Seem to be clouding up a bit right now though. Earlier this week we had a brief 10 minute period where it sprinkled a bit.

    I got my first mess of green beans, and will be steaming them tonight. I have been pulling the garlic, and will probably finish that this weekend. The volunteer potatoes that came up in the garlic bed, will also be harvested, then something else can go in. I am not sure what it will be though.

    Bad news on the Tomato front. In spite of my warnings, Hubby used Jiffy mix seed starter, and his tomatoes were pretty spindly when he transplanted them. They still are, the ones that lived are not going to do squat.

    So I went to Walmart in search of Roma Seeds - they had none, but they had some San Marzano Tomato seeds. Also picked up a few Roma Tomatoes in the produce Isle-may scoop out some of the seeds, and plant those too.

    Picked up a couple of Cherry tomatoes, including Sweet Million or some such name. Planted one in a 5 gallon bucket, and another in a 3 gallon self watering pot.

    Got the Rosemary plant in the ground - half of it was dead on one side. Remains to be seen if the green half will do anything. Got a small pot of dill, and haven't figured out where to plant it.

    I can't believe the Endive is still growing. Have another batch to harvest. It's Frisee and has sure been great producer, and good to eat. Much better than any of the leaf lettuce-a bit crisper.

    Volunteer Tomatoes, came up in an area that is shaded in the AM and early afternoon. Waiting to see if they will do anything, since tomatoes will be in short supply this year. I'll be watching the sales, and buying some cans for winter I suspect.

    In 2010, I had a good year for several varieties of cantaloupe, and watermelons. After that, nary a one made it to maturity, except for a volunteer cantaloupe last year. From the size and shape, I at first thought it was a sugar baby watermelon.

    Anyhow, it matured, and was a very tasty melon, but did not really resemble any of the ones I planted. The closest match was the Minnesota Midget Melon, but this one was bigger than the Midget. Anyhow, I saved the seeds, and have them in Dixie cups with a mix of seed starter, and potting mix. So I'll transplant when big enough.

    Ants were crawling all over the Yukon Gold Taters, so I sprinkled some cornmeal around them, and they appear to be almost gone now. Just a tip - kills them without using nasty pesticides.

    Prayers up for all. Have a great weekend. God Bless.

  • EU Referendum - The Result - Live (Brexit Referendum Live Thread)

    06/23/2016 10:34:38 PM PDT · 2,161 of 2,253
    greeneyes to NIKK

    When investor’s panic, and there’s blood in the streets-that is the time to buy. Take your profit (Sell) when the news is good.

  • Sky News has called the British Referendum - OUT!!!!!!!!!!!

    06/23/2016 9:47:27 PM PDT · 71 of 115
    greeneyes to naturalman1975

    Glad to see the Brits still have some inclination toward sovereignty. I think the Iron Lady would approve.

  • Venezuela: Mass Famine Is Imminent as Neighbors, Washington Stand By (it's not about oil)

    06/23/2016 7:59:13 PM PDT · 75 of 82
    greeneyes to Lazamataz

    I sort of agree. I think we already passed the point of no return. I’m not sure how much longer we’ll go I hope it is at least 2 years, but preferably longer.

    Gives more time to get ready. If I was rich enough, I’d already be done. Have been getting ready bit by bit during the last decade.

  • Paul Ryan Says Democratic ‘Stunt’ Is Not ‘A Proud Moment For Democracy’(dumbass!)

    06/23/2016 10:36:54 AM PDT · 34 of 47
    greeneyes to rktman

    The Dumbass Dems are stuck in adolescence of 1960s. Ryan should do what Reagan did. As Governor of California.

    His action regarding students getting in the way of other students right to attend classes, is what brought him to my attention. Right then and there, I said I hope he runs for President.

    The Dems are acting like spoiled bRATS with no sign of intelligent life.

  • On my way to see Lazamataz in Atlanta -- any words of advice or caution?

    06/21/2016 7:05:39 PM PDT · 171 of 231
    greeneyes to usconservative



    06/20/2016 11:15:23 PM PDT · 85 of 86
    greeneyes to Augie

    LOL. He sure did save you some work. I used to throw those bales up into the back of a GMC S-10 size pickup, back when we had horses.

    It’s been hot and dry here too. I dash out for 10 minutes, then come in and sit in front of the fan for 30. Then do house work. Then dash back out again.

    Cut off all the garlic scapes to freeze for later use. Pulled up a couple to see how the bulbs were doing. They looked good. Soon as the garlic is pulled, I’ll need to plant something else, but I’m not sure what it will be.

    Something with 90-day or less maturity, that can stand full sun, that won’t object to the volunteer potatoes that came up in a part of that bed.

    I love those sugar- baby watermelons. I grew those and Minnesota Midget cantaloupe in 2010. They were great. Haven’t been able to get a decent crop since. They start out great, but then the vines collapse and fruit doesn’t mature.

    Hubby has some sort of melon, zukes, and cukes planted this year, under row covers, as it’s possible that it is due to the disease spread by cucumber beetles. He said if it doesn’t work this year, he’s done with cucurbits.

    I am hauling just 2 gallons per day, now from the rain barrels to water the plants in pots that are sitting in afternoon shade. Watering the rest with water from the swimming pool using water hose & gravity.

  • Clemson's first harvest of ancient Southern wheat exceeds expectations

    06/20/2016 10:55:34 PM PDT · 36 of 46
    greeneyes to TEXOKIE; Ellendra

    Yes. It is cool. I’ll try to remember to link it to the Friday garden ping. I ordered some heirloom wheat, but didn’t get it planted either.

    I am hoping to plant some winter wheat this fall. We still have a large coffee can full of grain that we grew 2 years ago. I grind small amounts in a coffee grinder than has a fine ground setting. Then add it to flour when I make homemade bread.

    Trouble is, now that I am on low carb, I almost never make bread, so we don’t use the grain up as fast as I thought we would. Still, I like to keep a couple of packets on hand, just incase TSHTF.

    Bread, Peanut butter, and veggie soup - that’s a hard times menu that one can provide just from the back yard garden.

  • Yeah, Diet Pepsi Is Probably Changing Its Sweetener Again

    06/18/2016 7:34:22 PM PDT · 63 of 63
    greeneyes to KosmicKitty

    That’s right. I gave up soda in 2009. Stopped adding sugar to anything in mid 2009. I even drink home made lemonade with out sugar. Once the taste buds adapted, I didn’t miss it.

    What I did miss was the bubbles in soda. So I put a small amount of juice in a glass and fill it up with club soda or seltzer water, and drink that instead.

    However, when I get sick (nausea) I will drink a small amount of cola to settle the tummy. Can’t stand it straight-too sweet. So I just add some club soda to it too.


    06/18/2016 7:26:40 PM PDT · 73 of 86
    greeneyes to Ladysforest

    Prayers up for making you well. If they are leaving the hot pepper plants alone, maybe you should make up some home made hot pepper spray to spray on the leaves?


    06/17/2016 9:25:40 PM PDT · 63 of 86
    greeneyes to Qiviut

    We are saving to buy one that is an automatic back up for the house - at least the water pump, refrigerator, freezer, and an air conditioner or electric heater, so we could be in one of the bedrooms and comfortable. We would have someone install it and enclose it however it needed to be.

    The one we have, was purchased for Hubby to haul in his truck to jobs where he would need lights or electricity at night or early morning. Those types of jobs are few and far between now. At one time we had two, but one gave up the ghost recently.


    06/17/2016 9:18:12 PM PDT · 62 of 86
    greeneyes to Ellendra

    No we haven’t. We only have enough for a little 2 ft. tree.

    We did use one of those metal lights with a hanger and 100 watt bulb 2015 spring, and put a sheet over the tree - that was when it was smaller.


    06/17/2016 8:36:16 PM PDT · 55 of 86
    greeneyes to Qiviut

    The Lord smiled on your garden. That’s what happened. I have no doubt of it. Good thing you have that generator. I noticed ours had a lot of stuff in front of it in the garage the other day. I’m wondering if I can get hubby to start it and see if it’s working ok.

    It is used so seldom, I’m afraid that it will not be operational when we need it.

  • A Few Thoughts On An Irritating Cuss Named Paul Ryan - Attacking Trump - Lou Dobbs' Commentary

    06/17/2016 8:20:47 PM PDT · 16 of 57
    greeneyes to tumblindice

    I’ll have to check it out. Dobbs is the only reason I still have Satellite. I don’t get to watch him as often as I would like though.

    I also like Stuart Varney, but haven’t seen him in a long time. Back before I retired, I watched him every morning on CNN.


    06/17/2016 8:17:33 PM PDT · 51 of 86
    greeneyes to ApplegateRanch

    Our strawberries were just planted this year. Some were from Walmart in bags and some in pots. The ones in pots are growing. The ones that came in a bag-similar to seed potatoes have none nothing. So we have spaces to fill in when we get runners.

    We have peaches for the first time since planting in 2010. They are about the size of ping pong ball. Keeping fingers crossed that we get a crop. Peaches are so iffy in Mo. We had a great peach tree in a trailer park long ago. It only got fruit on average every 5 yrs. Early frost usually gets them.

    Been eating 4 or 5 pie cherries every day - they are sour!
    Didn’t have enough to make a pie, and anyway, I’m not allowed to have sugar and pie crust.


    06/17/2016 6:32:54 PM PDT · 45 of 86
    greeneyes to Diana in Wisconsin

    LOL. I know what you mean about taking all comers. Daisy was like that too.


    06/17/2016 6:18:33 PM PDT · 43 of 86
    greeneyes to NTHockey

    It’s good that you are having some luck with some things. I almost always have a few busts each year, but as long as I get some stuff, I’m happy.


    06/17/2016 6:16:29 PM PDT · 42 of 86
    greeneyes to familyop

    Never heard of those worms before. This is the first year for Yukon gold, so I hope I get a bunch.

    I have some green beans inter planted with butte potatoes too, and a few Dakota pearls that came up from last year’s patch.

    Hubby has gobs of potatoes, but I don’t know what kind. I may have to can some make some hash browns for the freezer.
    We will likely have more than we can store.