Saralee Couchoud

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My friends family won't eat leftovers so she keeps her pressure canner on the stove and at the end of the meal she pressure cans it and on the shelf it goes. Then it's not leftovers any more, it's fresh from the jar
2 weeks ago
I always save my glass jars. If I buy something that comes in a glass jar I wash it up when it's empty and use it for leftovers. It keeps better than plastic, sets it the fridge better, and if it gets to bad [lost in the back) then I just pitch it
2 weeks ago
There is a lot of good advice here. I will just add two things. One, if you get a high prey drive dog, don't have other pets like cats. And two, if you get a working dog make sure he has a job. Working dogs without a job get in trouble and are a terror to own.

We have a German shepherd that my son got for a search and rescue dog. She is a lovely dog and very attached to us. However, she has killed 3 of my cats and shreads everything. Why, because after getting the dog my son started paramedic school, worked full time plus 3 part time job and got engaged. I am in the process of starting up some agility obstacles to give her something to do. We are also looking into another dog handler taking her so she can be the search and rescue dog she was meant to be.   I know that's a long to say that a working dog without a job will run a muck.
3 weeks ago
This looks very interesting. Thank you
3 weeks ago
I have had both and have come to the conclusion that if your after efficiency of work and money then coturnix Quail are the way to go. They lay the biggest eggs for their size, they start laying at 6 weeks and are fully mature and ready to butcher at 12 weeks. You can also keep them in a garage or apartment if needed. The Japanese keep them in a bird cage in their apartment so they also have eggs and meat handy
1 month ago
I have dealt with both. When I first started using a chain saw I went to tractor suppy and bought one. I burned it out the first week. So I went to the stihl dealer thinking I needed better quality. Maybe because I am a woman or just don't have the oomph to start a chain saw I figured electric was the only way to go. The guy at the stihl dealership were great. Showed me their easy go saw. Has a spring in it so you just give it little pulls till it winds the spring up and it kicks over itself. I call it my lady's chain saw because even I can start it. I asked them about how long it would last and they said normal people should get 15 to 16 years, I would probably get 7 or 8. We cut our own fire wood and use about 10 cords a year.

I had to take my 10 year old saw in for a new carborator. I was in the middle of a project and couldn't really spare the saw for 2 days. I asked if they had a loaner. They gave me a battery powered one. It did decent but bogged down easily and the battery died before I was done. When I took it back they asked how I liked it. I said it's a nice toy but not for real work. Another gentleman standing there agreed

That's my 2 cents for what it's worth. I have found that pencil boxes are great to put your spare chains in. I keep 2 larger containers, one for sharp chains and one for dull. Just put the pencil box in the appropriate bigger box.
1 month ago
This article is very timely. I have just made the incredibly hard decision to get out of cattle and I am looking for something to put in my 50 acres of pasture. You mentioned growing them for lumber. Approximately how many years before they are a profitable size to cut?

I really enjoyed this article it is easy to understand and very complete. Thank you
1 month ago