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  1. Kevin

    Got potatoes and onions planted

    Update on the potatoes, a month later and they are doing great. Some of the plants are around 3 inches tall, while others are still breaking through the ground. Probably going to wait two more weeks, then spread some 13-13-13 along the rows and make up the mounds. Plan is to use a...
  2. Kevin

    Canning Home Grown Jalapeno Peppers

    Whats the trick to keeping peppers crunchy? I have not used any of my peppers from last year. 2019 I am probably going to make a bunch of hot sauce to use in Tex-Mex dishes my wife and I cook.
  3. Kevin

    General Electric, best stock of 2019?

    Is General Electric (GE) the best stock to buy in 2019? What gets me, how in the world is GE valued at $10.30, as of March 14, 2019? I know the company has been having some problems, but this is a fortune 500 company. GE stock has been falling for what looks like 5 years. The big question is...
  4. Kevin

    Sold my Obsidian Energy stock

    Projections put Obsidian Energy not making a full recovery until the the middle, or even the end of 2019. So I sold it all and bought General Electric stock. The reason I bought Obsidian Energy stock is because it was doing very well before the price of oil dropped out. Now that the price of...
  5. Kevin

    Building things from wood

    Excellent ideas. I have a cousin who made wooden swings and rocking chairs.
  6. Kevin

    Difference between pullets and straight run

    What is the difference between pullets and straight run? Pullets are female chicks. Straight run could be anything. Typically, there is around a 50/50 chance of a straight run chick being a rooster. Think of it this way, female chicks who will grow up to be laying hens are "pulled" from the...
  7. Kevin

    Blogging for money

    There was once a time when someone coul open a website, post content, and they may be able to make money off that blog. Those days are pretty much over. For someone to start a website today they will be fighting an uphill battle. The person would ahve to know about search engine optimization...
  8. Kevin

    Making money in a rural area

    One of the most difficult things about living in a rural area is finding gainful employment. Even for professionals such as nurses, and teachers this can be challenging. Even if someone is able to find gainful employment the wages are typically much lower than if the person lived in a city...
  9. Kevin

    Strange vechiles on rural roads

    That is one of the bad things about living in rural areas, a deputy may take 30 minutes to get here. If its not an emergency, sometimes the deputy may not have time to check things out. Which makes it ideal for drug deals and people up to no good. The truck was hanging around for a little...
  10. Kevin

    Preparing Rows for 2019 Spring Garden

    We are around a month from planting the main part of the 2019 spring garden. Before we plant I want to make the rows up with a middle buster, then spread manure, and ash in the row. Hopefully this will give the manure around a month to break down before planting. One of the benefits of manure...
  11. Kevin

    Got potatoes and onions planted

    Dug up a couple of the potatoes this evening, they showed no signs of rot. Hopefully they can make it through all of this rain. In 2018 I planted a couple of rows of potatoes. We got so much rain the potatoes rotted in the ground, Around three weeks after they were planted none of them had...
  12. Kevin

    Got potatoes and onions planted

    Worried about the potatoes rotting in the ground. It has rained here almost every day since the seed potatoes were planted. I would hate to replant, but if they rot, I will have no choice.
  13. Kevin

    What is the greatest crime against humanity?

    Let's say within the past 1,000 years or so, what has been the greatest crime against humanity? Couple of things that come to mind are the holocaust and slavery, both of which were terrible. My personal opinion, the worst crime against humanity is the burning of books. The act of burning...
  14. Kevin

    Got potatoes and onions planted

    Had a wonderful weekend with the family, and got potatoes and onions planted. Mom, dad and my oldest son came to the farm, had lunch, then we went to a field and planted four rows of potatoes and two rows of onions. The day started off with firing up the pit, letting it warm up for around an...
  15. Kevin

    Added 14 new chicks for 2019

    After suffering some losses to my chicken flock over the past year, I decided to add 14 more. Part of the losses was due to a couple of new puppies my wife and I adopted. One of the puppies was a lab. It would run over to the chicken house, grab a chicken, and bring it back to the house. It...
  16. Kevin

    Garden plans for 2019?

    That sounds like a good plan. When do you usually start planting in 6A? My potatoes are going in over the next couple of weeks Corn - End of March Everything else - Around the start of April
  17. Kevin

    Best Fertilizer For Potatoes

    When planting potatoes I start out with 13-13-13. This is a well balanced fertilizer that I feel helps get the plant established. Around six weeks after planting I side dress with 10-20-10 and then work up a mound around the plants. 13-13-13 - well balanced for plant growth 10-20-10 - helps...
  18. Kevin

    Strange vechiles on rural roads

    The other day my wife and I were heading to town, and as we were leaving out there was a truck parked on the side of the road. Ok, no big deal, expect the passangers side door was open. We went to town, took care of business, then drove home. Guess what, the truck was still there with the...
  19. Kevin

    Tips For Picking Seed Potatoes

    This article will attempt to guide the reader through the process of visiting the local farm supply store and picking out the best seed potatoes. What exactly is a seed potato? Isn't is supposed to be potato seeds? Potatoes are not grow from seed. Potatoes from the previous year are used to...
  20. Kevin

    Tech Connect

    Check into ATT fixed wireless for rural areas.