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 91 
 on: May 07, 2021, 09:59:37 AM 
Started by Bogie - Last post by Grandpa Shooter
While we had my son in law and his girls here, the small freezer was a must have.  It went out after they moved out and we tried going without one.  Nope, that didn't work.  I like meat so most of the small freezer is meat, and ice cream of course, and the big bottom freezer on the fridge is fish, chicken and vegies.  We keep a full pantry just cause you never know.  We didn't get hit with the big shortages here in central Ky like some parts of the country, but as soon as we knew about the Covid I stocked up full of everything we typically need.  We could likely go 3 months, other than milk and eggs.

 92 
 on: May 07, 2021, 09:58:22 AM 
Started by Bogie - Last post by French G.
Look at classifieds put away from the city and sign up to get 1/4 beef from someone. Find the right one and it shows up with the cuts you want and vac bagged. If you have space now just freeze a bunch of water so you have thermal mass to get through power outages and spare water too.

 93 
 on: May 07, 2021, 09:52:25 AM 
Started by Bogie - Last post by fifth_column
We do a Costco run as necessary to stock up on cheap(er) meats. A vacuum sealer makes a huge difference in avoiding freezer burn. Ours was well worth the small investment.

 94 
 on: May 07, 2021, 09:44:25 AM 
Started by WLJ - Last post by TechMan
Dear Elon
Why did you only light two raptors during SN16's flip?
And do you have that $500 million you owe me?

Thanks
WLJ

I was listening to NASA Spaceflight and they said that it was part of the flight profile.  They cannot throttle down the raptors that low so they just turn one off and the other 2 compensate.

https://youtu.be/NPNvB5ComFw?t=33880s

 95 
 on: May 07, 2021, 09:33:23 AM 
Started by Ben - Last post by Ron
You stocked Bass two years ago in a pond with stunted Bluegill?

I wouldn't be surprised if you end up with some nice size Bass in your pond.

 96 
 on: May 07, 2021, 09:27:13 AM 
Started by MillCreek - Last post by Ron
What I've been seeing from the NeverTrump side of the GOP since the election has basically been joy without a lot of thought, while at the same time they are wondering why Biden isn't turning into a huge fundraising opportunity.

If they hang in there long enough some leftist oligarch/corporation will toss them some cash before the next round of elections.

 97 
 on: May 07, 2021, 08:32:38 AM 
Started by zahc - Last post by Ben
A recount doesn't matter.
 
An audit does.


Arizona is doing an audit. I misstated in my post.

 98 
 on: May 07, 2021, 08:30:43 AM 
Started by Ben - Last post by Ben
Addressing several replies:

The pond was referred to as a "bass and bluegill pond" when I bought the place, though I saw neither (I don't think). The carp made themselves known, and there are other fish, that I have seen make some nice jumps to surface feed, but have not caught or identified them.

There are giant catfish in the creek next to the pond. I don't know if they are in the pond, but there ARE catfish. Comically, when I am flood irrigating my pastures, I will occasionally see a small catfish that made it through the alfalfa valves flopping around in the pasture, and I will grab it and toss it in the pond. I also see lots of crawdaddys that way. Last Winter, I did see about a 14" dead catfish wash up on shore, so  I must have at least a few good size catfish there.

I bought 100+ bass fry a couple of years ago to try and stock the pond. I know bass are slow growers, but I think I lost most of the fry to the dang herons. Fish transport permits are easy to get from the DFG here, so at some point when I have time, I might go to one of the local public ponds and catch some more mature bass and release them in the pond.

I didn't find the above fish directly in the pond. I have a diversion pipe from my ag pump that I use to top off the pond through the season, and the last couple of times I did it, there were a bunch of the above fish flopping around near the pipe after I turned the water off, so they all came from the creek. I assume if there were a bunch near the pipe, a bunch more made it in the pond. I guess we'll see if it's too many and they don't get big, or if bigger fish in the pond bring their numbers down.

On the carp eating, we seem to be one of the few countries where carp are considered trash fish. In Germany, carp are served in restaurants. I had some there many years ago when my Uncle took me to a game restaurant and ordered me one of the "better" fish. I recall that I was shocked when I learned what it was, but I also recall it didn't taste bad. It was certainly much better than a yucky trout I remember eating at Lago Garda in Italy at the time. I would consider eating my carp here, but they seem to be such a hassle to prep with the rough scales and bones, and I'm lazy. I figure since the damn things are like swimming cockroaches that survive anything, they will make a good food supply when the zombie apocalypse hits.  :laugh:

 99 
 on: May 07, 2021, 08:22:52 AM 
Started by zahc - Last post by Bogie
A recount doesn't matter.
 
An audit does.
 
I wonder how many universities had tables set up with eager young PAID volunteers (because a lot of money was spent on that "get out the vote" effort) signing students up for mail-in ballots? And I wonder how many of those students voted multiple times. With only a wink-wink nudge-nudge from the people signing them up?
 
It is an asterisk election, at least in the minds of many, and Biden, despite the eager media, has started as a lame duck...

 100 
 on: May 07, 2021, 08:18:10 AM 
Started by MillCreek - Last post by Bogie
What I've been seeing from the NeverTrump side of the GOP since the election has basically been joy without a lot of thought, while at the same time they are wondering why Biden isn't turning into a huge fundraising opportunity.

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