William Bronson

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Montessori kid born and raised in Cincinnati.

Father of two, 14 years apart in age,married to an Appalachian Queen 7 years my junior,trained by an Australian cattle dog/pit rescue.

I am Unitarian who declines official membership, a pro lifer who believes in choice, a socialist, an LGBTQ ally, a Black man, and perhaps most of all an old school paper and pencil gamer.

I make, grow, and serve, not because I am gifted in these areas, rather it is because doing these things is a gift to myself.
Cincinnati, Ohio,Price Hill 45205
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Neat ideas.
Round here, boarding horses is a great way to make money.
The horses owner is expected to provide feed and care, the owner of the stables provides the building and bedding.

I have no experience, but I'm curious what advice rolls in.
The usual "good set of boots" should take care of the wetness horses might bring.
32 minutes ago
Hah! Im trying to coax a grape vine down the west wall, strictly to cover the brick first story.
A foot of brick is durable, and a thermal flywheel. It retains the heat of a summer's day well into the night 😔

I have seen that recipe, I would use it on a boat or shed, but not the house,too flammable.

50 minutes ago
I really need to get my grey water system going!

I've considered building a vermicomposting tank in line with my conventional city sewage system,as a catch all for nutrient capture.
I would even add a garbage disposal, since the food scraps would no longer be going to waste.
But given the monetary return on investment its a project way down there on "the list".
1 hour ago
I have a conventional house in a conventional ghetto neiborhood.
The cities idea of improving the hood is to cite poor homeowners for things like peeling paint.
My beibors idea of improving the hood is to lodge false complaints about my chickens.

Sticking with paint for this thread, is there a cheap effective way to paint my house?
If I had the money, I would replace the shakes with metal siding.
But I'm broke.
I know cheap paint is generally not worth the hassel, so I'm looking for options.

Cement paint, whitewash, I don't know what.
Any ideas would be great.
2 hours ago

Sonja Draven wrote:

William Bronson wrote:Nutbutter plus jelly, jam,preserves, whatever, pan fried like a "grilled" cheese sandwich,in butter.
Absolutely decadent,it's really just pastry.

I eat completely plant based so I can appreciate your appreciation of the other sandwiches but I wouldn't make them.  But this one I will definitely try!

Cool! A tall glass of milk is the perfect side, coconut is my favorite!
2 days ago
Nutbutter plus jelly, jam,preserves, whatever, pan fried like a "grilled" cheese sandwich,in butter.
Absolutely decadent,it's really just pastry.

A new favorite is eggring sandwiches.
Eggs fried in  rings of onion or peppers.
I wanna try it with a portabella ring,and add some goatscheese.
So good on a hamburger bun.

Cold,salted spaghetti in meat sauce on buttered bread.
A favorite childhood invention.

A grilled mett.
Naked or dressed, a good meet is tube meat perfection
I prefer mustard and coleslaw.

Breakfast bar BLT
We have a restaurant chain here that serves a breakfast buffet.
It includes toast to order, piles of breakfast meats and access to the soup and salad bar.
So I ask for untoasted bread with a side of mayo ,pile on the bacon,add lettuce and tomatoes.
Finally, a BLT with enough bacon on it!

2 days ago
I like your approach.
I don't like to force a child to share.
Mind you I will encourage sharing, specifically when a child in my care is hoarding their possessions.

If you have 5 toy cars and you can't let a visitor use even one, so be it.
But I happen to own all the TVs, the hallways, the trees, the electrical outlets, the dog and the ice cream.
You have shown me what you think is a good way to act, so I suppose I shall follow your example...

Most Mom's and kids hate this, but what is sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.
Sharing is a two way street.
If you're  cool with being shared with, it might behoove you to share in turn.
4 days ago
I think i asked the same question once.
If I recall, its just a matter of what works for you.
Digging a hole when and where you need to make some bio-char is one way.
Bringing your kiln with you, or bringing your feed stock to the kiln might work better in some situations.
Me, I bring my feed stock to the kiln, as I do not have acres of woods.
I do have a couple of yards, and I will probably build one on each property, with a emphasis on easy of loading , unloading, and utilizing the heat generated.
4 days ago
I've built a small TLUD from a 4 gallon stock pot, and a 1 gallon tin can.
I fill it to almost an inch of the lid , douse the top with accelerant and   light.
When I'm sure its lit, I cover it with the lid/chimney.
It burns about 45 mins, or an hour, I think, its been a while.
Lately I have only made char in the bonfire.
An old steel tool box stuffed with bones, bread, willow, cardboard, etc, goes in the bottom of the pit.
The willow turned out well, I hoping to monetize that in the future.

Bryant, does your setup continue to burn once the chimney gasses are lit?

The trough style has the advantage that you could add to it as the material reduces.
If you put a lid on that, you lose that feature.
I can see wanting a lid to starve the coals of air at the end of a burn but not otherwise.

I'm building a batch rocket powered black oven.
It occurs to me that it could make a fine biochar kiln.
One would want to burn off the gasses produced.
If you build it as white oven, you could re-route the gas produced into the rocket itself, for a self perpetuating process.
I wouldn't do this with a black oven, as the pyrolysis gasses would be mixed with the finished rocket exhaust, probably not a good mix.
4 days ago
I get a lot of fresh fruit and veg scrap for the chook, but they dont want much of it.
They will eat some, then wander off to scratch , for bugs presumably.
So, I have been thinking of  raising bugs.
Most of the reports on crickets say they are stinky.
Black soldier flies are said not to be, but I've gad them, and they smell horrible.
Meal worms are picky about conditions.
Dubia roaches have ick factor. The wife would kill me dead. Or so she syas.
Only worms pass my all criteria.
I'm looking for a derelict freezer or fridge.

I might try crickets, since they will be outside, they reproduce like crazy, and they could self harvest.
4 days ago