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Re: Life on the Farm
« Reply #1095 on: March 11, 2024, 01:46:36 pm »
We had a couple pretty decent days last week to work by my pond.

I have been trying to clean up some of the dead ash trees whenever I can. Straight down the hill (cliff) is the road and then directly across it is my beach. Itís probably only about a 150 yard walk but it has been impenetrable for several years now.

I put the logs on a pile. Cut some of the nicer limbs for bonfires at the beach and put the brush on the burn pile.

We got an area clean up enough that I actually was able to walk from my pond to my beach. Still a tangled up mess with trees that arenít even able to fall to the ground.

Hoping to get some more time to do more but itís to wet now. At least I can get between two of my favorite places again

Didnít get a lot of pictures but a couple

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Re: Life on the Farm
« Reply #1096 on: March 11, 2024, 01:48:51 pm »
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Re: Life on the Farm
« Reply #1097 on: March 11, 2024, 01:50:25 pm »
Rye cover crop is looking great even the ones we planted after sugar beets in November

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Re: Life on the Farm
« Reply #1098 on: March 11, 2024, 01:51:37 pm »
Working on a few arrows.

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Re: Life on the Farm
« Reply #1099 on: March 19, 2024, 04:39:35 pm »
Did get a picture of the area we cleaned up and the route from the pond down the hill and across the road to the beach
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Re: Life on the Farm
« Reply #1100 on: March 19, 2024, 04:48:11 pm »
Been busy with processing meat the past few days.

Saturday we got 730 lbs of pork shoulder. We cut, ground, mixed, stuffed and smoked it. I was too busy to get pictures of the process but here are the tubs after removing them from the cold smoker.

Man I wish you could smell them.

Sunday we cut, vacuum packed and froze.

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Re: Life on the Farm
« Reply #1101 on: March 19, 2024, 04:53:27 pm »
While the pork sausage was in the smoke house and before I cleaned everything up.

I decided to make a couple batches of venison summer sausage and snack sticks.

Monday I finished the first batch with my two smokers. The big sticks in one and the snack sticks in the other. I never tried the snack sticks before. I did learn a few things.

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Re: Life on the Farm
« Reply #1102 on: March 19, 2024, 05:21:56 pm »
Finished smoking everything now. Iím a good tired.

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« Reply #1103 on: March 20, 2024, 02:10:31 am »
That makes me want a cold beer, Brian. Nice work there with rewards lasting a long while.  :OK
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« Reply #1104 on: March 20, 2024, 05:55:12 am »
Wow - Got Me droolin' on the Keyboard  (A) ! Alot of work, but I know, it's worth the effort.  (=) Bob.
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Re: Life on the Farm
« Reply #1105 on: March 20, 2024, 09:51:36 am »
looks great, yes you have been busy  :)
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Re: Life on the Farm
« Reply #1106 on: March 21, 2024, 10:50:46 am »
That makes me want a cold beer, Brian. Nice work there with rewards lasting a long while.  :OK

Come on over Pat. I got a cold one for you.

I prefer Founders Dirty Bastard but I have a pretty good variety to pick from.


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Re: Life on the Farm
« Reply #1107 on: March 21, 2024, 10:52:16 am »
Wow - Got Me droolin' on the Keyboard  (A) ! Alot of work, but I know, it's worth the effort.  (=) Bob.


Bob I wish you all could smell it. Everything turned out great.

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Re: Life on the Farm
« Reply #1108 on: March 21, 2024, 11:04:44 am »
looks great, yes you have been busy  :)
 Pappy

I think you and I like to keep a little busy Pappy.

Itís just really satisfying to do stuff like this. It is a huge amount of work but its results are enjoyed and shared by many and you just donít get a product like it from the store.

I did get a chance to finish up six arrows. Been a long time since I built a set like this.

Shafts are from TSA. Beautiful shafts I gave about seven coats of Tung oil and my Bjrogg markings.

I cut the feathers down the center of the quill with a scissors and then to length. Then I put them in my fletching clamp and ground them on my grinder. First I tried it. Usually I just strip fletch off quill, but Iím hoping this is a bit more durable.

I glued with gorilla glue and did wrap the front of fletch with a little sinew. Hand cut the fletch nice and low

I like em

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Re: Life on the Farm
« Reply #1109 on: March 22, 2024, 05:47:24 am »
Nice !  (=) Bob
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