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Forum: The Politics of Food July 6th, 2013, 10:17 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,878
Posted By Longtail
Re: Kansas wheat farmer sues Monsanto over rogue wheat release

I just couldnt wade thru all the posts but I think its "a plant". Those wheat [plants were random, in no rows as was all the other wheat. Some anti Monsanto nut job strewed the seed to cause a big...
Forum: General Digging July 6th, 2013, 10:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 643
Posted By Longtail
Re: garlic pricing

I havent bought garlic seeed in 20 years but its always been way over priced.
How come ya gotta buy so much?

By the way, this is my worst garlic year ever! Its gonna really put a whack on my...
Forum: Off Topic April 3rd, 2013, 06:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,516
Posted By Longtail
Re: Recommend a Wood Chipper

Mighty Mac or Mac kissock, origianally Kemp chipper shreders get my recommendation. Ive had mine 10 years, a buddy has had his 30 years. They chip up to 3 inch with a blade. There is a hammermill...
Forum: General Digging April 3rd, 2013, 06:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 280
Posted By Longtail
Re: Onion Tips Burned need advise

Mine always do that, never been a problem.
Forum: General Digging April 1st, 2013, 01:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 773
Posted By Longtail
Re: Farm and Feed Stores

Ohio, are you paying that much for seed stock!! Lordy. We pay 416-$18 for seed potatoes, #2s. Some seed has to be cut.
Forum: The Politics of Food March 27th, 2013, 06:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 190
Posted By Longtail
Re: Record crop insurance payout stirs subsidy debate

we subsidize auto makers, solar panel mmakers, unions, and 1/2 the population, why not those who grow food?
Forum: Recipes and Food Preservation March 27th, 2013, 09:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,286
Posted By Longtail
Re: Which is the best juicer to purchase?

we too use the Vita Mix. Make hot soup, wash, make ice vream. There is no waste with this machine. Kinda pricey but comes with a 10 year warranty, my gr. mothers is 50 years old and still works.
Forum: The Politics of Food March 23rd, 2013, 11:26 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,016
Posted By Longtail
Re: Urban AG, Racism and Real food

Im sick of the racism and elitism entering into every subject. It does no darn good but there are those who strive to create further divides amongs the people, take the gun issue as probably the...
Forum: Off Topic March 23rd, 2013, 11:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 878
Posted By Longtail
Re: Lambing has started :)

How many more do you have coming in?
We used to lamb between 25-40 Corriedale ewes per year. I cant say I miss it. Well, maybe a little.
Forum: Herbs and Flowers March 20th, 2013, 08:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 244
Posted By Longtail
Re: azaleas

Ive found plants from the big box joints to be Ok as long as ya get them before they sit around too long. Pulling out of pot and checking the roots is always a good idea. I also repot with my own...
Forum: Recipes and Food Preservation March 19th, 2013, 03:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 329
Posted By Longtail
Re: Kerrygold butter and cheese? Anyone tried them?

The cheeses are pretty good but not great. Havent tried the butter tho.
Forum: Off Topic March 17th, 2013, 10:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 381
Posted By Longtail
Re: Hang on to your Chickens !

With 2 males, Its kinda hard to imagine at least 1 isnt gettin the job done? Must be some other kinda problem. There are other possibilities for infertile eggs. Ive used large fowl over bantams many...
Forum: General Digging March 16th, 2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 388
Posted By Longtail
Re: albino seedling...

I had a poultry genetics site years ago and one of the participants collected albino and variegated plants. Most were weeds. I dont remeber most of what he used to say but he was always searching for...
Forum: General Digging March 14th, 2013, 06:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,152
Posted By Longtail
Re: Soil Thermometers

I use it once in awhile, mostly I just plant when the time allows. I dont loose very much, sometimes I do when I get at it too early. Some seed can be sown eALIER THAN OTHERS OF THE SAME CROP, LIKE...
Forum: General Digging March 14th, 2013, 06:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 418
Posted By Longtail
Re: Managing blackberries

I use stakes at 10 feet with 1 hi-T wire at 3 feet and a second at 4-5 feet. In March I cut out all old canes and leave the strongest new canes at about 2 gfeet apart. I also tip the new laterals. I...
Forum: General Digging March 12th, 2013, 06:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 614
Posted By Longtail
Re: How to harvest with bees?

My brambles are covered with bees when we pick, been stung , like, twice maybe in 20 years. Dont pinch them or act agressive , they wont sting cause they are stealing from ya!
Forum: General Digging March 12th, 2013, 11:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 431
Posted By Longtail
Re: Anyone grow shiitake mushrooms

I get the Fungi Perfecti cattalog and I always want to make an order, just havent as yet. An Amish grower at our veggie auction is doing some experimenting with them and brought 12-15 quarts to...
Forum: General Digging March 9th, 2013, 09:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 426
Posted By Longtail
Re: Compact & SubCompact Tractors ...???

The Farmall Cub is a great little tractor, 11 hp. Ive cultivated a lot of corn and cabbage on one and had a 40 bbl manure spreader for it too. Round here they are from 1200 to 2200 bucks in good...
Forum: General Digging March 9th, 2013, 09:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 426
Posted By Longtail
Re: Compact & SubCompact Tractors ...???

My 122 is at the sand blasters, it will be primed and then painted candy apple red and platinum white triple coat. I have 12" x 25" bar tread tires on polished aluminum wheels for rear and tri rib...
Forum: General Digging March 9th, 2013, 04:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 426
Posted By Longtail
Re: Compact & SubCompact Tractors ...???

Oh, they are. All the small compact and sub compacts are asian, no matter what the label is. My Ford is a Shibaura, JD is Yanmar< case IH is Mitsubishi and so on.

Yeh, Cubs were king in Pa. But...
Forum: General Digging March 8th, 2013, 06:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 426
Posted By Longtail
Re: Compact & SubCompact Tractors ...???

I use several Cub Cadets,(126,122 & 1450 with several pices of equipment) the older ones made by International . Loaders are available for them. I also have a compact Ford Nrew Holland 1320 4x4 which...
Forum: Off Topic March 4th, 2013, 03:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,096
Posted By Longtail
Re: My pond

Thats an abundance of gold fish!! I thought I had a lot. I would love a large pond.
Forum: The Politics of Food March 4th, 2013, 03:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 499
Posted By Longtail
Re: Fresh bread without preservatives?

Bread freezes nicely too. I can hardly tell its been in the freezer when thawed.
Forum: What's Happening March 4th, 2013, 03:46 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,366
Posted By Longtail
Re: ~Grocery Store Produce Prices~ OMG

Oh yeh, prices are going up faster than ya can keep track. Not just food but everything. I would like to put on a feeder steer/bull this summer. We still have a few potatoes and onions left, a lot...
Forum: Recipes and Food Preservation March 1st, 2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Posted By Longtail
Re: Crocks

a friend has patched a couple 20 gallon crocks. Im sure he said he used fiberglass/resin. You could use a liner to make the kraut, just be careful of the type of plastic.
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