I never butchered a chicken before, heck before last year I never OWNED a live chicken before. When I mentioned that I wanted to butcher my own chickens my mom asked me why I wanted to do such a thing. I guess she remembered me throwing up at first grade when they made me pull out pumpkin guts when we were cutting up Jack O’ Lanterns as an art project. Continue reading
My mother wanted me to build her a composter. Being my mother, I pretty much had to do it. Being my mom, she also knew she would seal the deal by saying “You can video building it for your blog while you are at it…” Did I mention I love my mom? Anyway, even if she just asked for one, and not wanted one built – I still would have built it as materials are cheap but commercial available composters are not. I have even seen some in the $500.00 range. I think this is CRAZY as you can buy a truck load of compost from a garden store for under $30.00.
I had instinctively known I was going to build her composter out of pallets, as I have lots of pallets, and the idea is that it is going to rot anyway so why buy expensive materials. What I did not know was how many other people have already invented my contraption.
There were many sites with instructions on how to build a compost bin out of pallet wood. This is great because I know this works, and that I can learn from other people. I ended up going the simplest route (strange huh). Continue reading
If you’re already a reloader, then this post probably won’t tell you anything, but if you’re considering reloading then this is a topic you will need to become familiar with.
Unless you buy shell casings that are new, (which is unlikely if your reloading either to save money or to become more ammunition self reliant) then your going to have to clean the residue from the burnt powder as well as the dirt and grime they received on the ground before you reload them. If you don’t then not only may you have a dirt clod or other foreign object stuck inside the casing (which most likely would cause an explosion upon firing). More likely would be that grit on the outside of the casing would damage your expensive reloading dies or the chamber of you firearm. Continue reading
Its no secret I am an internet commando – when the good idea fairy sprinkles the little light bulb dust on my head its off to the races to see if anyone else has been blessed (or cursed) with the same idea. The other day on youtube I saw a video by TheOhioCountryboy and modified his awesome idea to fit my needs.
Basically I wanted to get my hives off of the concrete blocks they were on as well as make them sit more level (my yard is on a hill). All I used were two 2x4x8 boards, a 5 ft piece of rebar, and some paint. Continue reading
While you can find these programs pretty easily on the internet, you may have to log on to a forum or a download site to get the unblocking program. I figured I would put them all in one spot. My radio is the KG-UV3D model, but I am told the UV1 and UV2 models are the same but with different firmware – so the programs should all work on earlier models… Continue reading
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