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  1. Thread: Incubator

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    We use a Hova-Bator with egg turner in my...

    We use a Hova-Bator with egg turner in my classroom and have had good results.
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    Fun fact - ivermectin kills mosquitos. As in, if...

    Fun fact - ivermectin kills mosquitos. As in, if you have recently been wormed with ivermectin and a mosquito bites you - she will die.

    i know this because when my ds was in school he worked on a...
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    Um, fire?

    Um, fire?
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    I ordered an in stock dishwasher from Lowe’s and...

    I ordered an in stock dishwasher from Lowe’s and the first delivery date (after 5 days) they drove all the way up my driveway, called the wrong (totally random) phone number, and went back to the...
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    RedSpruce, 25 years ago I lived in a small...

    RedSpruce, 25 years ago I lived in a small Midwestern town with three grocery stores - aldi, which was basically aldi. A warehouse store where you never knew what they would have or what the quality...
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    I went to buy some essential supplies this week -...

    I went to buy some essential supplies this week - curbside as always as the merchant does not require or request masks. In fact, the outside of the building has been covered with very mask hostile...
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    Let me rephrase that. One would expect a...

    Let me rephrase that.

    One would expect a certain number of older people to die each year. In an aging population, that would lead to x number of deaths per 1,000.

    had infant mortality stayed...
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    The graph you are referencing covers “deaths mid...

    The graph you are referencing covers “deaths mid year” and goes to 2020, not the present. So, worldwide, deaths per 1,000 held steady until June of 2020.

    interestingly, if you pull up the graph...
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    I was just out tossing the boiled apple cores, so...

    I was just out tossing the boiled apple cores, so I checked. Everything is fine here - two thighs per chicken.
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    RedSpruce, that is quite the freezer! I’m...

    RedSpruce, that is quite the freezer! I’m impressed you have so much variety with what you say is little space!
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    Hi RedSpruce! What is in your freezer? I...

    Hi RedSpruce!

    What is in your freezer?

    I started making little jar cozies from scrap yarn today to keep my jars of frozen pesto from knocking around and breaking in the chest freezer.

    I also...
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    When I was 12 my father took me upstairs to the...

    When I was 12 my father took me upstairs to the adult section and filled out a form that said I could check out anything I liked on his card (my card was only good in the children’s library.) the...
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    My dad has diverticulitis, I seed a lot of...

    My dad has diverticulitis, I seed a lot of things. So he can eat them. He doesn’t like dried tomatoes, although, I’m not sure how I would seed those.
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    I cut my cherry tomatoes in halves or quarters...

    I cut my cherry tomatoes in halves or quarters and dehydrate them for snacks, salads, and toppings all year. (Today I had some with mozzarella cheese on a flat bread.)

    when I have enough dried I...
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    Mulched around the blueberry bush today.

    Mulched around the blueberry bush today.
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    The jam is a little soft at room temperature, but...

    The jam is a little soft at room temperature, but the jar in the fridge is quite good, so I will gift it.

    three half pints of pesto today.
  17. Hi Yppej, There are definitely those who enjoy...

    Hi Yppej,

    There are definitely those who enjoy arguing with you, including those who were honest enough to tell me so when I asked. I do not. I also don’t enjoy watching it - as my grandmother...
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    Today’s project was the ground cherry jam. Six...

    Today’s project was the ground cherry jam. Six cups cooked down to three half pints. It was very seedy, but yummy. I’m not sure how it will set yet. If it looks good one jar will be a gift.
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    More jam for you pinkytoe! I just tried ground...

    More jam for you pinkytoe!

    I just tried ground cherry jam for the first time, and it was also very seedy.

    I got some more mulch put down this morning to. One strawberry bed is now completely...
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    For the cherry tomatoes I halve (or quarter, some...

    For the cherry tomatoes I halve (or quarter, some of them are nearly an inch in diameter) and dry cut side up until they are almost crunchy. I add them to salads, pizza, pasta, or flatbread and also...
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    Yesterday one of the spare roosters got eaten by...

    Yesterday one of the spare roosters got eaten by a hawk - so they are too small to be out.

    the fence quote was good, so I asked to be put on the schedule.
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    Another round of tomatoes in the dehydrator...

    Another round of tomatoes in the dehydrator yesterday.
    started hulling ground cherries for jam.
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    Thanks for the positive feedback happystuff. I...

    Thanks for the positive feedback happystuff.

    I got back on the horse today. Picked a ton of stuff and got the dehydrator running with tomatoes again. Dh and I ate fresh squash and carrots for...
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    Edited out. Not snarky, just irrelevant. ...

    Edited out. Not snarky, just irrelevant.

    Posting while tired….
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    I’ve also been trying to address the packaging...

    I’ve also been trying to address the packaging waste up front. Two of the big ones right now for me - because I am producing a lot of my own food - are feed bags and potting soil bags. They can be...
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