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  • jbvb
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    Our 7 old hens came free from a neighbor who wanted a young flock that would lay in winter. They're out most days eating bugs, ticks and a little lawn grass. They give us 2-4 eggs a day 9 months of the year, which we find plenty. 50 lb. of fairly fancy feed was about $22 when we last bought it.

  • mwbpequod
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    Interesting - last dozen eggs I got were free - Amish offered me 2 dozen as the hens were apparently in the mood, but I only had frige room for 1 dozen. Maybe there's something to be learned....

  • john_holt
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    Happy Fathers day to those who qualify.

    More real work to do today.

    I've been contemplating the purchase of a pressure canning pot and a freeze drying machine. Maybe watching too many "prepper" videos. One egg farmer says a dozen eggs could possibly reach $8 to $10 by this time next year. Chicken feed is up over 400 % and expected to increase beyond that.
    Being single, I wonder if all the time it takes to prep will really be worth it. There never seems to be enough time. "TIME"....something you can't buy but spends fast.

    Maybe the "Rapture" will occur soon.......no more worries.

    Have a great day.........John

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  • mwbpequod
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    2 cups of coffee to wash down a sweet sausage and hash browns and it's another beauty of a day today so outside activities are the order of the day. Back is still not right and damage seems to have settled into the one hip,

    Might get some painting in outside with a little luck. Looks to be a hot and wet later this week so today might be my best shot.

    Got to hit the lumber racks for trim wood this week......not looking forward to that bill,


    So it goes.....

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  • desertdrover
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    Good morning Guys, and all incoming crew. Thanks for opening up the lounge Jim. Coffee, it is the best way as we all know to start off the day. Happy Fathers Day to all.

    I'm also back to 54 unbelievable degree weather, with rain and cloudy skies here in Rhode Island at the moment. Not going to get much warmer they say for today.
    And they say summer is here Tuesday. I don't see it!

    Not sure what today will bring yet. I'll have to play it by ear. Try to get motivated.

    Everyone have a great, safe and healthy day. I'll see you all on the RR-L Forum.

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  • tloc
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    Good morning Crew and thanks Jim for opening. I will set up the oatmeal pot for the week! Enjoy the van ride.

    I feel good for 80 to 90% of the day but the missing % is frustrating. Coughs and headaches but heck of a lot better then earlier in the week. Terry wants me to do a Covid test when she returns from the stables. The Covid infusion vaccine was Wednesday so I should be negative.

    Weather here in So. Central Wisconsin will be nice today. Breezy, partly cloudy and maybe 83f degrees later, 58 now.

    Enjoy

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  • k9wrangler
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    Sun and cool here in MI, ate too much sweets at the open house yesterday. The boy actually was heard to say about 5 words Son in law’s family are fun and we enjoyed seeing everyone.

    Have heard from older of my boy’s today, he’s moving to a new heated garage that has a nice house that comes along with it. He and daughter in law will enjoy it. The relationship with their landlord had soured and the long winter about broke them heating the beautiful old classic sieve… Would be a great house for Georgia or Alabama but did not have an energy saving upgrade in any way and was brutal cold.

    We’re getting stuff ready for traveling up to the cedar swamp and tdy at NorComm. Been a long time, jury duty and open houses are in the past tense.

    Happy Father’s Day everyone. Enjoy the day, we deserve it the super heros we all are.

    KarlS
    Last edited by k9wrangler; 06-19-2022, 08:33 AM. Reason: Apostrophe catastrophe…

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  • Dutchman
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    Good morning Jim and the rest of the crew. It got down to 48 degrees last night, but we should see the mid-70's under sunny skies today.

    I did some painting on a model yesterday and might get a last coat on it today. This afternoon we will hit a local weekly car show at a nearby restaurant.

    Happy Fathers' Day to my fellow dads.

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  • TRAINS1941
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    Morning everyone

    I just stopped by to wish all the Dad's A HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!!

    I'll have a cup of coffee while I'm here,

    Everyone have a great day!!

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  • Michael_Hohn
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    Good morning, Jim. Thank you for opening. I guess I'd better clean the pot if I want any oatmeal.

    We returned from our mini-vacation in eastern Pennsylvania yesterday evening. We stayed at a bed and breakfast, went to a historic house, visited antique shops, and bought a few things. I skipped some of the shopping to see part of a car show and stop by a model railroad club in Columbia, PA. It was a relaxing getaway. We ate too much, the norm when you're dependent on restaurants.

    Have a good one.

    Mike

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  • BurleyJim
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    Sunday morning lounge

    Good morning all from 54f and clear in N.E. Indiana. The coffee urn is READY with Burlington Zephyr blend in 'to go' cups. The van has been shoveled out and will be ready to shuttle us over to "The Greek's for brunch. We'll Nick do the cooking today. For those that stay behind, there is leftover pizza on the counter, that should have been put in the refrigerator. Oatmeal pot needs to be scrubbed out, as it was left nearly empty and still plugged in.

    Yesterday, I got out to the shop and put tools away, from the tractor starter replacement and the busted overhead garage door spring. I finished both of those this past week. Now I need to get some garage floor cleaner to finish up. I also mowed about an acre of grass, and watched a couple of deer working the tall grass (weeds) between the woods and Donna's Hostas. I'm surprised the Hostas are still there. I give it another week at best.

    We are still trying to get some work done on friend's layout, but are not having very good luck with a dealer located in Vermont. Over a month without shipment, or updates coming from them, just excuses. So we wait.

    Yesterday I also was introduced to 'rocket stoves', basically a 'prepper/survivalist' idea. The masonry drill saw some action as I made the 'business end' piece with a concrete block. I might fire it up later.

    See you at The Greek's later.

    Have a Super day!

    Jim
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