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 Post subject: Re: Easily distracted :-)
PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2016 4:16 pm 
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Well that failed before I even got started !
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Not quite that bad, but we never got off the ground...
We got blocked off from access to the train depot !
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I am Not a happy camper. All those poor people who can not afford mopeds or motorcycles... it's a sad day.
Oh well. Perhaps their lot in life will improve and they will no longer need to run to work on foot, clogging our city streets, when the rest of us need to take care of bidness.

A couple interesting websites... a blog, and a channel... if you have time for that sort of thing...

https://wwiiafterwwii.wordpress.com/201 ... -wwii-use/
This is only 1 of many articles...

Red's tech presentations are Great ! And a real challenge for the likes of me, de-cyphering his brogue ! lol

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6ePloIWwhU

This, is possibly one of the best I've seen, on the subject...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PNXRG2iShQ

The skychaser would probably enjoy this one !

YMMV
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 Post subject: Re: Easily distracted :-)
PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2016 9:01 am 
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Well, this distraction should be a tad more upbeat than frustration with the utility of public transportation ! lol

This fellow, Curtis Stone, with his Youtube channel, is very impressive !

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxsCGbZPRPw

What we learn here at HTGT has the possibility of growing into FAR greater things !

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PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2016 1:54 pm 
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OK, back with more gardening stuff... the Tilther.

http://www.johnnyseeds.com/p-6620-tilther.aspx

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Apparently this electric drill motor powered device was developed by Elliot Coleman, who is a big name in organic gardening.
What's going on here is prepared beds which are subsequently Only tilled for the top 2 inches each successive planting.
I think this is a Great idea and sure wish I could get my dirt into decent condition so I could cut back all the excess labor each year !
Curtis Stone uses this method on his high-yield plots and uses landscape fabric to stop any weeds from growing.

Here, is something quite a bit different, in a number of ways, yet not completely, by the LDSPrepper channel on Youtube, which is very good.
They are using the Mittleider Gardening System and it seems to be working quite well for them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0QCwirxIsk

It's a nice video, filmed well in an arid location, and the audio track is pleasant and informative.
Somewhere towards the end the fellow declares his wife is a college educated person with over $1k of related books... Which she donated ALL to charity and now uses Only the $20 Mittleider book !

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To me, that is Very interesting !
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From time to time I stray off from the garden... I'm easily distracted !

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Sometimes its good to stray from the garden!


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... funniest thing, I told my son her profile resembles George Washington, on the usd bill ! lol
He didn't quite see it that way...

Otherwise... I've spent a bit of time over at https://www.dashDOTorg/forum/ and am now trying to learn about 'condlesticks' at http://stockchartsDOTcom/school/doku.ph ... ndlesticks.

Quite a bit of fun trading at https://poloniexDOTcom/exchange#btc_amp !!

I >think< I might be learning a little bit ! lol

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lol
I just took a look over at the Photo Gallery and one of my pics came up in the 'random' selection...

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My efforts at kimchee did not end up well.
Need to take more appropriate care.
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I hope y'all enjoy the 4th of July celebration !
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...keep the dogs inside tonight !

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Well, ibn is not so active, but has taught his son to get the kibble...
The little guy, not yet in full featherage can't quite chip them into pieces yet, so I do it for him, sometimes... lol

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This is ibn, no pics of the little guy, yet.

He'll learn quickly...
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Hey Rusty....You gotten all focused on something now? Where's the latest distractions? I love being distracted by your distracted posts. lol
Really like the bird too.

Hope you and yours are all well,

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Hello Sky !
Always good to hear from you !

Yes, distraction has overcome, yet I'm not down and out, yet !

I have taken on yet another extensive project which is forcing me to learn, or else ! lol
Garden time has been minimal and I have not even had the time to trains the newest scrub jay offspring... I must be living wrong.
No fishing, either.

The flock of computers here seem to be going on the fritz in creative fashion, which also keeps me from doing what I would like to...

Could be time for me to dig up a bucket of money, as that seems to cure many ills !
First, I gotta find one !

Hope you are having a good season with minimal problems.
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 Post subject: Re: Easily distracted :-)
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Ja, I have been distracted from the Tobacco growing by getting a boat ready for the boys so they can go hunting when the season starts, which was yesterday.
But we got there, crane truck and all ( like "only in Russia") and they set to sea a couple of hours ago to go out to undesturbed places at the rim of the Baltic to hunt teal, mallard and geese.
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Great pics, Jens !

Golly ! I wish I was there !!!

Quite a seaworthy small craft you have... Does it have a drop keel centerboard and a mast ? Or motor only ?

Fuel is SO expensive now ! Next boat I get shall be a rag bag ! lol

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How have the boys done for opening day ? :-)


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 Post subject: Re: Easily distracted :-)
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Thanks Rusty..

My forefathers were captains on schooners, and although sail propulsion faded away into machines of diesel and petrol 75 years ago, we still learned how to sail a sailboat.
At least I did. My son did not. This one is a motorboat, there is no mast and keel, it can only be driven with an outboard engine. Its like a bathtub, no elegant lines. But practical in many ways.
Yes they did get ducks... like 10-20 or something. But not nearly as many as they had fantasized about and bragged about beforehand.
But thats how young men are, and that is good, there are different generations, and I take the piss on them when I answer the telephone and say: Yes... "JPS marine support and logistics, how can we help you?". "Eh daddy. Where is the petrol container for the Little motor?" Would be a likely question.

Its all about fun and life and doing things, and Im happy to pay for gas instead of fencing of drug dealers.


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Man, I could go for a nice fat duck. Been a while since I ate one. Duck season doesn't open here until October.


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If you two guys come over one day, and you are welcome, Ill serve you teal. Then we can sit and smoke and compare tobaccos and have some beers and tell stories.
And of course we shall have some real viking food as well, such as raw pickled herring and snaps. Or eels.

Here the boys are sitting and relaxing after the hunt.
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