Well all thanks for the advice like I said I'm putting the idea out there it's not something I'm going to jump into I just wanted fresher milk and a way to save some more money around home here I go through a lil over a gallon a day I might just get me a goat to start out with I hear they have good milk just need to research the breed I need I have raised beef cattle all my young life and just thought I'd see how the milk cows were and I'm gonna do some more studies to see the best option thanks again and if I have any more info it's always greatly appreciated
Well my beets are doing great I'm fixing to transplant them in my raised beds and thanks to mdtreehuger advice I ordered Swiss chard seeds from johnnys seedsbin Maine and got em in today so I'll be planting them in a lol while thanks for all the help and I'll continue giving updates as they grow
Nice farmtrapper I didn't know u could sell em like that raised some for myself but wish I could get into selling em anyway I can make a few bucks help these days what they go for u sell em on the net or at a market
I'm wanting to get me a new milk cow! I heard Holsteins or jerseys are good with sweet milk! I'm looking to use her for milk mostly to drink but I'd also love to make some butter and buttermilk! Any advice on breeds would be greatly appreciated and if anyone has a good recipe for butter please share I'm new at this I'm trying to be as self sufficient as possible and I really don't enjoy the watered down store bought milk!!thanks all
Ok thank u farmtrapper I appreciate all the good advice and I'll post some pics when I get it done I'm waiting on this slow storm to move out we been getting high winds and rain for three days straight so can't do a hole lot
Thank u there 2 and 3 year old layers I'm needing to make room for my new layers and I got a 2 year old rooster I didn't want to kill him I love hearing him crow but I'm worried he will kill the young chickens cause he will breed everything all day! There Americana and black sussexs every chicken I've ever killed out was tuff when I cooked do I need to clean em out first? I'm running out of time to get these new ones out of my raising pin and in my chicken yard? I want to do it right thanks for all the info and everyone stay safe we riding out this nasty storm down here pretty wet and windy
Those are pretty they look tasty! I can't wait till I'll be eating mine! I'm gonna order some chard seed Friday when I get paid it sucks only getting paid every two weeks ! Thanks for the pic if I can ever figure out how to send pics on here I'd love to I use my iPhone and haven't been able to yeat
Well hear is a update! I pulled the flats down this morning (I keep em on top of fridge so the bottom is warm) but my beets started sprouting those beautiful lil red atoms sticking up a inch or two are so cool! I'll be eating beat greens soon ! It's been three days since I planted em!
I've got a small flock of old chickens I need to slaughter and I was wondering is there a easier way to get the feathers off with out skinning em? I got new chicks ready to go in there place! I really appreciate any tips y'all
Y'all should try o'keifs working hands it is in a green jar and it is amazing no smell and don't leave a residue my hands where cracking and raw I put it on as directed and in two hours it was relief great stuff they even make it for feet and lip balm I use it during hunting time and deer never smell it
Sweet cool deal I'm gonna check it out today I always like growing new things and seeing how my hand at it is! I must be doing good at tomato I picked 2 5 gallon bucket yesterday so I gotta start canning again I only have six plants lol
Cool mdtreehuger thank u I've never heard of those before I've never seen the seeds either I wonder if it's something I would have to order offline? U now where I can get some seeds? My beets haven't come up yeat been three days so I'm hoping they will we don't get a lot of super cold weather down here so I bet they do good
Cool thanks for the info I would have loved to started these in my garden but we have been having rain every day for three weeks and I didn't want to drown em! lol I didn't know that they would grow in the cold I live in south Alabama we don't get much cold weather here it averages around 38 most days I wish I lived where it was colder and less humid like Montana or Alaska lol I appreciate the info and I'll keep everyone posted on how they are doing
I got a recipe that been working for my family for years take a wide mouth quart jar equal parts bourbon whiskey with lemon juice then add 2 tbs honey or add to ur taste and add 1 tbs peppermint extract and stir it good when u need it fill a standard coffee mug or 6 oz cup up and microwave or heat till it's good and warm stir and drink it fast as u can then go to bed and cover up! If u don't cover up it won't be as affective! It opens ur sinuses up instantly and helps open ur pours and pushes the toxins out ur body plus u get a great night sleep I make a quart jar last all year long very cheap to make just make shure to use real lemons and real peppermint extract and good honey it will help ur body! So I hope u get well soon and if u need any more info let me know
Well I just got done planting 2 72 pack jiffy peat starter full of beets! Been wanting to plant some beets for the greens and later the roots since I watched JC video on beer greens I love em and I try to not have to buy as much food from grocery stores as possible " to many chemicals and hormones in em"! So I'm giving er a go! Never used these starters before but I've read a couple post in hear from folks that have good success so I figured for a buck each pack what did I have to lose? If y'all have any info or tips I may need to know please feel free to let me know I'm still young and new at this mainly trial and error in the stuff I know till I found my new swamp family! Well gotta get back out here in the garden and till trying to get y'all some pics up its real hard from my iPhone but gonna go use a buddies laptop this weekend so I'll get em coming sorry! It's sad it's 5:45 pm here in Dixie and still 90 degrees and it's been raining all day ! Come on winter! Or maybe I need to move to Alaska! That's my dream
Totally off subject! Nice chicks though! Does anyone know how to get a hold of me Jc on here I'm a subscriber to his channel and want to send him a nice package he's the reason I found out about the swamp thanks guys good luck on the chicks
Hi guys I'm new to swamp talk and excited to get to finally talk to other folks that are into things I like ! My family outcast me cause I want and try to live a self sufficient free range productive lifestyle I want to get me a homestead one day soon! That said I'm interested in learning how to make bee boxes and how to get me some bees! I love em and there honey is great on anything exspeciallly a good ole homemade cat head buttermilk biscuit yummy! I have a tree at my hunting property that is full of bees I wish I could figure out a way to catch the bees for my personal hives once I build one then get the honey the tree is 3 feet in diameter and has a big split in middle that is from ground level all the way up to around 4 feet tall and it's where the bees call home any suggestions or help on the subject will be greatly helpful thank u from the newbie!
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