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Offline AmericanPatriot

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It's proven. I'm nuts
« on: March 27, 2013, 11:19:13 AM »
As if there was any doubt in anyone's mind before this

The "grow your own" thread prompted me to share

I went on a seed starting rampage this past weekend
I'm on an heirloom seed kick so that's all  planted.

Prior, I started some cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower, head lettuce and strawberries

But, this past weekend I think I may have gone off the deep end.
I started:
72 Amish paste tomatoes
72 Roma paste tomatoes
72 various eating tomatoes
72 various sweet peppers
72 various "warm" peppers

I still need to start eggplant, late cabbage, watermelon, cantaloupe and squash

Can't even get into my ground yet but waiting to start peas, onions beets carrots, potatoes and corn

I have a lot of garden space but maybe not enough   ???

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Re: It's proven. I'm nuts
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2013, 11:22:24 AM »
You must have a hobby farm!
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Re: It's proven. I'm nuts
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2013, 11:44:52 AM »
My daughter has some aspirations on starting one

I only have 3 acres. About 10K sq ft available for garden.
I'm interested in seeing how much of my own food I can provide for myself.

We'll see how hard she's willing to work to make it happen.
Her high school is a vo-tech and she's in a course called "Natural Resources"
It's pretty neat what all they cover.

They have a greenhouse, raise chickens and rabbits, make maple syrup, learn a little welding.
She'll get a dribble of solar and wind.

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« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2013, 11:47:05 AM »
You'll have to spill the details on making chickens & rabbits a going concern, keep in mind you are talking to someone two generations removed from any kind of farming knowledge.
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« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2013, 11:47:41 AM »
If all goes well you might want to look into canning those paste tomatoes.   ;D
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Re: It's proven. I'm nuts
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2013, 11:49:50 AM »
You'll have to spill the details on making chickens & rabbits a going concern, keep in mind you are talking to someone two generations removed from any kind of farming knowledge.
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Last time I tried to raise chickens was a disaster, No matter how many I planted they all just died.  Maybe I'm located in a bad soil area or I used the wrong fertilizer.

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« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2013, 11:51:41 AM »
LOL.

Ooookay, I see lots of the same kind of mood 'round here today.  And it's not even Friday.   ;)
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Re: It's proven. I'm nuts
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2013, 12:03:52 PM »
benb61, I don't think you planted those chickens by the right sign of the moon.
Pan, wife makes a pretty good sauce but doesn't like to can tomatoes for some reason.
One problem is I'm the only one here that likes a lot of the stuff. Cabbage and squash for example.

Libertas, my dad could grow anything. I didn't pay enough attention as a kid so I make a lot of mistakes.
This is my 3rd year with chickens.
I hatched all of these.
Getting ready, soon, to start incubating again.

I don't have rabbits but hear that they are the easiest source of protein you can have.

Pigs are coming this spring

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« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2013, 12:39:37 PM »

Rabbits taste good, their pellets are excellent fertilizer and per pound they are the highest source of protein.

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« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2013, 12:43:27 PM »
Charles, used to hunt rabbits all the time.
Hardly none around anymore. Not sure if it's predators or habitat.
When I was real little, I remember we had a cage with a rabbit or two.

I'm sure we ate it but never raised any more.
Tastes like chicken

Daughter says she will refuse to eat bunny.  Not sure about wife

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« Reply #10 on: March 27, 2013, 01:24:28 PM »
When I was in the Air Force, the commissary carried rabit.  The ex-wife and I would have rabbit at least twice a month, tasty and easy to prepare.
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« Reply #11 on: March 27, 2013, 01:41:10 PM »
Simmer it a long time in spaghetti sauce and serve over polenta

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« Reply #12 on: March 27, 2013, 07:28:43 PM »
Yummy little bunny in the tummy!   ;D
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« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2013, 10:43:42 AM »
Simmer it a long time in spaghetti sauce and serve over polenta

  It's better steamed with wine vinegar and fresh mint and calamata olives and capers.
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« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2013, 11:10:12 AM »

Chicken Fried, that's the ticket.

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« Reply #15 on: March 28, 2013, 11:20:45 AM »
Wonder what fried rabbit tastes like?   ::saywhat::

I know, I know!  Siwwy!  Chicken, right?

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« Reply #16 on: March 28, 2013, 11:26:55 AM »
Wonder what fried rabbit tastes like?   ::saywhat::

I know, I know!  Siwwy!  Chicken, right?

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Re: It's proven. I'm nuts
« Reply #17 on: March 28, 2013, 11:48:45 AM »
Rabbit is good.
John's suggestions sounds good but isn't how I eat so not sure how it would go over here.

Chicken fried is good but let's not forget....


Wabbit Stew!  Elmer Fudd's favorite

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« Reply #18 on: March 28, 2013, 11:57:02 AM »
Kiww da wabbit, kiww da wabbit!   ;D
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« Reply #19 on: March 28, 2013, 12:02:17 PM »
Wabbit season!
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