Refrigerator Pickles

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I’m not a huge fan of store-bought pickles…anything that is processed tends to taste, well…processed. Once in a while I run across an honest to goodness, USDA-NOT approved fermented dill pickle, and I really enjoy them…but in this world of lawyers, guns, and money, not following the USDA’s guidelines can get […]

Community Gardens

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Do how does a guy that has no use for organized sports end up driving 4 hours just to spend three days watching a team he doesn’t like play against another team he doesn’t like?
The same way he ends up staying in a state he didn’t care much for, only to […]

Quail Week Day 5 – Processing Quail

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This is the final chapter in the 5 day Quail Week FloridaHillbilly How-To. We’ve covered my setup and my brooder live video feed, We’ve talked about my incubator, how I built it and the incubation process. We then moved on to brooders, feeders, the importance of […]

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Quail Week Day 4 – Quail Housing

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Day four in my week long series about quail. I’ve written about my setup and my brooder live video feed, I’ve talked about my incubator, how I built it and the incubation process, as well as talking about brooders, feeders, the importance of water, and how […]

Quail Week Day 3 – Brooders, Water and Feeders

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Day three in my week long series about quail. I’ve written about my setup and my brooder live video feed, I’ve talked about my incubator, how I built it and the incubation process, and following along the quail timeline brings us to brooders.
Just as […]

Quail Week Day 2 – Building and Using an Incubator

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Day two in Quail Week in celebration of finally getting my quail setup mostly organized, and at least moving forward. Today we talk about incubators, hows and whys, commercial and DIY options, how I made mine, and the results I’ve had with it.
Incubators […]

Quail Week Day 1 – Overview of My Setup And a live Video Feed

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I have most of my Coturnix Quail setup operational now, so I wanted to commit a week to describing my setup, go over the parts that I made, how I made them, and why I decided to make my […]

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The Everglades Tomato

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UPDATE April 2014: Due to the high demand and ungratefulness of some, I will no longer be offering free seeds and do not offer them for sale. I spent hours of my own time and took food out of my family’s mouth (literally), only to have people bitch and complain […]

Unfinished Projects – Motorizing a Kayak

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About two years ago, BlueTang and I did a kayak dive trip, dropping our kayak in the Intercoastal Waterway at Jimmy Graham Park,  paddled up the Intercoastal to a narrow spot on the beach, portaged our kayaks and all of our dive gear across, paddled out about […]

My Bookshelf – The Foxfire Series

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As I’ve mentioned before, there are a lot of self-sufficiency, survival, or homesteading books that I own. I will usually list each book one at a time, and will consist of books I own and consider a resource to rely on. Some are on my Kindle, others […]