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    Mystang's Homesteading Circus

    Eight children from 12 - 2 y/0. They are fairly good for the most part but just like everyone they have their limit which is generally much smaller than mine lol. For the help they provide though, I guess I'll keep them. :plbb Yeah....I kinda cheesed it a bit lol. I took a couple of nails...
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    Mystang's Homesteading Circus

    Think I've fixed the hay loft door but I need to wait till I clear out more of that wood before I can test it. We worked on the garden a bit more today. I had to go to the store so while I was gone the wife and children started untying the fence from the T-posts which were around the garden...
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    Mystang's Homesteading Circus

    Thanks! May not be important but I've always enjoyed knowing the story behind old things. I think if we listened more to those stories we could learn a lot. The children and I split a bit of wood today. The oldest was really helpful handling the splitter while I sawed a few pieces to size. This...
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    Mystang's Homesteading Circus

    This is the mill, I think it's an "Alaskan mill" or variety of it. The bar on the chainsaw is 24". The chain is a milling chain sharpened to 10° however I think that I'll get a skip chain and sharpen it to 10° since that should help with the speed at which the mill goes through the wood. I...
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    Mystang's Homesteading Circus

    You're definitely spot on about those shavings! We've only milled one log so far and already filled up a 50 gal garbage can! First place the shavings went? Chickens lol. I was going to till some more of the garden today but that might have to wait till this evening or tomorrow when it's had a...
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    Mystang's Homesteading Circus

    8G1 is the only thing written on it. It's quite nice. The sides are about 1 inch deeper than the normal cast iron skillet you find which is good for a large size family with larger portions of food to make.
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    Mystang's Homesteading Circus

    I use one similar to this one. https://www.amazon.com/Alaskan-Mark-IV-Chainsaw-Mill-36/dp/B06XHLVY6Y Didn't cost quite as much but looks exactly the same. I'll take a pic of it tomorrow since I'll be using it trying to clear a way to my log splitter. Went out and tilled the garden today...
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    Mystang's Homesteading Circus

    I've been wanting to start milling my own wood for a while now, getting my own 2x4's etc plus slabs for making tables. Finally getting it done. Now just need to wait 9 - 12 months till I can do anything with it lol.
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    Memes Are The Greatest Medicine

    That's my daughter lol.
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    Plants rabbit can/won't eat

    I know this is a bit old but thought these links might help. They did for me when I was doing rabbits. https://rabbittalk.com/questions-comments-about-plant-safety-and-usesfor-rabbits-t56.html https://rabbittalk.com/effects-of-herbs-for-rabbits-t14508.html...
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    Old metal silo for compost

    Funnest option for children. "Toilets broken children, time to go to the compost!" :D lol
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    Old metal silo for compost

    SOOOOOO much work to take it all back out and find another place for it /cry My children will not like that HAHAHAHA!
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    Old metal silo for compost

    I had the same as you at my old house and it seemed to work much better. Grr. :/
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    Mystang's Homesteading Circus

    No, never struck me, probably should have a few times. From the look of the Rams they probably saw their lives flash before their eyes though lol. Think it traumatized them because when I let them out today they simply looked at it and wouldn't move near it. :D
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    Old metal silo for compost

    Do you have your manure pile outside or inclosed? Looking at it I was wondering if the silo itself was the problem. The silo is an old metal grain silo so it has holes perforated all through out in order to diffuse the air and keep the moisture + humidity out. With no humidity, no water, no sun...
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    Coronavirus Covid-19 Is it Affecting You and How?

    This whole thing has definitely got me to considering the best way to start a greenhouse with all natural heat. If anyone does this send me a on and learn me a few things please.
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    Mystang's Homesteading Circus

    For the past couple of months I've been chipping away that large block silo I told you all about a while ago. I'd go out with a Sledge hammer knock a while in the base of it about the size of the hammer head then go inside. I did that until I'd knocked out over half the base. As I got past the...
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    Old metal silo for compost

    Yeah, I agree. Unfortunately I haven't been able to get this one too really work. It doesn't seem like anything is composting but instead it's like I have a time capsule of waste.
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    Coronavirus Covid-19 Is it Affecting You and How?

    Can't even do that in most places now that you can't gather. Wouldn't be surprised if there was a fill lockdown coming.
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    Coronavirus Covid-19 Is it Affecting You and How?

    Things are limited to gatherings of no more than 10 people here as well. I suppose that once my wife has our baby that well be breaking that sanction as there will be 11 people gathered here.
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