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    Things couldn't be better. I am truly blessed and I thank the Creator several times a day. Things just seem to go better when you stop to thank for what you have, and quit crying for what you don't.
    Peace & Prosperity
    2021

  • #2
    Well said Red

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    • #3
      Amen brother life sure is good, now if summer would just make a return trip .
      We have enough youth what we need is a fountain of smart

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      • #4
        We haven't had much of a winter here in Central Florida. I'm glad my family moved here in the 1950's. Have plants already producing. Sugar snap snow peas, tomatoes, longevity spinach, several types of peppers. I feel extremely blessed.
        Peace & Prosperity
        2021

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        • #5
          Yep that Florida sand hold the plants up while you throw fertilizer at them.
          We have enough youth what we need is a fountain of smart

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          • #6
            Trying a few types of gardening right now. Goal is a sub tropical permaculture farm. Mexican sunflower has the same properties as chicken manure pound per pound.
            Peace & Prosperity
            2021

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            • #7
              Things have been going very well here. Added rabbits and chickens to the farm. An unexpected good thing happened. I noticed Black Soldier Fly larva in the area I was dumping the chickens bedding. They are a highly nutritious food for chickens and fish. I started emptying the bedding along with any food scraps (yes any) into a bin I had built. WOW! Now I have several thousands maybe hundred of thousands of the larva for feed. The chickens love them. Also the waste product is a great fertilizer for the garden. Win, win! Currently I have a small Cafe saving the coffee grounds for me. Life IS Good! I am Very Blessed! Will need to find a few more small businesses to get food scraps for they (the larva) consume 1.5 times their weight per day. It takes about 14 days from egg to larva crawler, the last stage before they pupate into a fly, They are Disease Free, Do not bite and can be used as a food source for human consumption too. I haven't tried them myself don't know if I ever will. They say they taste like peanut butter. The larva can be dried and ground into a protein meal which can be mixed with other ingredients to make a food for animals and human use. Amazing! Very easy to grow, lots of good info on YouTube.
              Peace & Prosperity
              2021

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              • #8
                Glad to hear you are doing well and enjoying the fruits of your labors..there are armies of what we call canadian soldiers that come in and cover everything..I used to harvest them with a butterfly net and freeze them..the same with mosquito larvae..i used kiddie pools ..

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                • #9
                  Grow those calories and protein Red! For the 1st time in many many years i didn't put out a garden and i miss it.
                  We have enough youth what we need is a fountain of smart

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                  • #10
                    I've been building a barn to house my tractor and the rabbits. I decided after the main frame was up I'd extend the overhang another 2 foot to cover worm beds.

                    I didn't want to loose the barn and rabbits in a wind storm. I made up my mind to reinforce the overhang with 4x4x10's and 2x6's. Lumber pricing gave me a rude awakening.

                    I remembered 2 cedar trees the goats had killed by stripping the bark off years ago. I had pushed one over about 6 months ago, the other one I pushed over with the tractor. Low and behold it was just enough to do the job. I am very thankful for something that had enlightened me to think outside the box. Saved over $150and a trip to town! Thank you Lord for blessing me with sense.
                    Peace & Prosperity
                    2021

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                    • BigBen
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                      I know that feeling. I had frogs fish etc finding it's way into my pond skimmer so i looked up a brush guard they sell on eBay, what a joke 70$! So being the cheap ass i am i got some racing pigeon trap wires and made one for about NOTHING, since i had everything to do it. Now we'll see if they get in .

                  • #11
                    Well Sunday I got my first egg! Woohoo! As of yesterday had 4. Sold one rooster and one hen disappeared. I don't know if she went to a neighbors or is sitting on eggs somewhere in the woods. Didn't find any feathers or other signs of fowl play.

                    Rabbits are doing well, automatic waterers should be done by tomorrow.

                    Hope everyone is doing well and appreciating all that they do have. Please be sure to vote to keep America a free country where ALL AMERICANS have the chance to prosper and practice their religious freedom.
                    Peace & Prosperity
                    2021

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                    • #12
                      Well I 100% agree. Have to vote. Being so close to Halloween Beware of the wolves who are trying to disguise themselves as good folks. Seems there are a lot trying to get this country to fail. IMO

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                      • #13
                        They are sneaky critters too, they can be spotted easily though when they speak.
                        We have enough youth what we need is a fountain of smart

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                        • #14
                          I have faith that this too shall pass.
                          Peace & Prosperity
                          2021

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                          • #15
                            I guess everything passes sooner or later but constipation is a B****.
                            We have enough youth what we need is a fountain of smart

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