Sean Henry

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I spent 7 years earning a degree, 3 years looking for property, and 4 years later I started living on my farm.

Now I work on converting my unmanaged Black Walnut farm into a productive forest garden.
Independence, KY Zone 6A
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I have been using the Hamilton beach one for a few years and I know some one that used the same model 4x a day for 5 years before getting a new one since the lid would not stay closed. Here is a link to that model ~$30 I really like it and used it when I needed to heat baby bottles at night. I used glass bottles and a Pyrex dish.

If you want to get fancy and set/ hold a set temp check out the Miroco electric kettle for ~$45 amazon has a $5 off coupon right now. The link is if you like cooler drinks or want to make small batches of beer/mead this could be handy.
5 months ago
I love all the tips and stories here on being a landlord. I plan on starting to look at properties next year to rent unless something on my street comes up at a good price.

So my first piece of advise on the house is get a good home inspection or two, the second one could be from a contractor or handy man so you can know what it would cost to fix up. That can help when making an offer if the seller says that it will only take 1k to fix the roof and you have two guys saying 5-7k get it in writing that it will be fixed.

Since you live with your father and have not bought in the past you should qualify as a first time home buyer. Buy it as your house and get room mates (unless you hate the idea) later you could move out and rent your room also.
If you plan on doing that I would talk to a tax/real state  lawyer and see if it would benefit you more to hold it as your house with roommates or a rental property that you rent to yourself/others since a business has other expenses they can duct from income.
I'm using a Kioti ck3510 it is a compact tractor with a front end loader and a removable back hoe. I has worked well for me so far moving dirt it might be a little big moving in wooded areas depending on how wooded they have a smaller one I believe it is the cs2010 that can also have a belly mower added to it.

If you will be using the Loader to "dig" i would recommend getting a toothed bar like the Parana bar or one of the other makes like that as it has more bite to cut through dirt and roots.

I also have a Toro Dingo its a walk behind tractor with tracks I used that a few years ago to clear an area next to my paw-paw patch to make a beer garden (a place in the woods to have a drink in the shade). They are quite expensive I would recommend renting one to try before buying one. I believe they have a digging arm attachment for it but you might be better getting a small bobcat.
7 months ago
There should be many options I just searched for tablet with sim card.

You can try swappa to get a used one unlocked or that matches your network.

It does not look like they have many but check out the LG7 they have a used one for ~75. You can also use them to narrow your search and them look for one on ebay or amazon.
1 year ago
I got my package of books on Saturday I already started passing some out. One is going to go on the FREE shelf at the library next time my son wants to go after daycare, so I assume today since he always wants to go. (They have a train table.)

Now lets see if there are enough pictures in it to let me get by reading it as his bed time "story" (He is 3).
1 year ago
This podcast never made it to the RSS feed that stitcher uses. I assume other podcast apps use the same RSS feed to it probably does not show for them.

455 and 457 have both posted without issue.

paul wheaton wrote:It would still be easier if it turns out that one format is the simple "one, true format" and we just go with that.

My vote would be 35 .mp3's
Then .OGG (Dont do this. Its a FOSS format but not everything can play it).

And last .m4b.

The main reason to go with the MP3s everything can play it I could copy it to a cd as a data disk and play it on my 15yr old car radio. Using a format that anyone can play without issue will reduce the complaints and tech issues that could cause people to redownload it or try to get a different format.
I'm not sure where you live but check into being a tree farm. Usually you do not need to earn an income from it to maintain the status since it can take 10-30 years to get a crop.

Look into getting a nursery license then grow easy to split plants like bulbs, cane fruit and suckering plants.

For your first year grow hay or straw. Find someone with the equipment to bale it and sell it, you might be able to sell it to the person that cuts it. They charge you $700 to do the work you sell them everything for $1000 they just purchased 5ac of hay for $300.
1 year ago

paul wheaton wrote:There are just two people in for the audiobook reward at this time.  So not a really big winner so far.

I wonder if others did what I did and moved to the $100 level to get the audio book and the "book" book. The RMH plans helped too.
1 year ago
I think you need to add an option or two to the kickstarter.

$50 Audio book and ebook
$55 Audio book and physical book

This morning I moved my pledge up to $100.
1 year ago