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Hello! Just thought I’d share some info. I found a home with a low down payment, no credit and owner financing. It took 3 months and huge amounts of searching. I started by driving around and finding properties that looked in disrepair. If you have an address you can get the owners contact info from the county tax appraisers office and just ask if they are willing to owner finance. This worked but due to the area we were living in at the time it limited our options geographically.

Then I started using real estate sites searching for homes under 100k and contacting the realtor to see if he owner had any interest in owner finance. This is hit or miss because the realtors may loose a commission. You could also get the owners info from the above mentioned method.

Eventually I used Craigslist which is iffy.

The best resource I found though was the for sale in (city) Facebook pages. Post a wanted ad if permitted by the group explaining what your looking for clearly. I had a lawyer who wrote out the transfer of ownership and filed it with the tax office as well as the interest and payment schedule. I pay the owner directly my monthly payments.

NASA Federal Credit Union will finance anyone if they are debt free or pay off their debts and fees and interest. App is online, almost instant approval.

Hope this info helps someone!
7 months ago

Ben Waimata wrote:

Stephanie NewComer wrote:Just wanted to say...We clearly informed the buyer of the reason we were selling and had planned to butcher him but he wanted the wither as well because he was cute and cuddly at the time of the visit. I know we could have butchered him sooner and kept the rest but his behavior just made me on edge with the others. It made me worry about the kids a lot. Also the medical expense was more than I would like to spend, given that most of my health care comes from herbs and home remedies:)

New here and I’m absolutely loving the variety, quality and quantity of the responses!




Hi Stephanie,


It's a shame the bad experience you had with this wether put you off sheep. There are a lot of excellent reasons not to have sheep, but temperament should not be one of them.  One look at your picture of the villain in question shows me immediately he was essentially hand-reared, they get too close to humans and don't understand the usual cross species protocols. We had a pet ram (by neglect!) lamb a couple years back,  he would take on full grown cows if he thought they were too close to us humans, but he also became potentially dangerous as he aged and had to go. In my close to 50 years around sheep I have never met a commercially raised sheep that presented any deliberate danger at all, unless we happened to get in the way of an escape attempt etc. It's the hand reared ones that can be problematic, although also often they have great character. Just hand-rearing females helps. Most sheep are far more nervous around us than we are around them, and it needs to be that way.



You’re correct! My kids just thought he was so cute they wanted to love on him and he got much more attention than any other. He was also pushy with the cows like your ram.

Dillon Nichols wrote:In my part of the world, sometimes you come across free sailboats. A sailboat with a lead-filled keel, would provide a LOT of lead... mental note, made.

But, where would one scrounge tin? Let alone antimony?



I don’t know enough about making rounds to know if this is useful information but...

I get old tin sheets and other scrap metal from the junkies. Not the greatest name but I find it funny.

So I had some crap laying around my property I wanted hauled off. I had intended to pay someone to do the work but my neighbor said to post the item individually on Craigslist for free. Well someone wanted to come get some of the metal items to scrap them. They go around picking up junk and bringing it to be recycled and make some money. I ended up hiring them to haul of the rest of the crap. Several trips to the dump later I learned that they get very little for metal. So I offered to pay them $2 a sheet for tin. A couple days later I had a truck load of tin sheets and other various  metal sheeting. More than enough to take care of the projects I needed to buy metal for. Which would have cost me $15-30 a sheet. I saved money and they made more than usual. Win win!

Again I don’t know what type of tin is necessary for ammunition, purity? We also collect metal from our burn pile.
7 months ago
Love this video! Just listening to his accent is spectacular! I live in Texas so talking to Cajun people happens occasionally. The older man that works at my garage is a bit more Creole but love to take my truck for regular maintenance really just so I can talk to him!

I used to make semi-homemade jambalaya. Super easy! Sliced kielbasa, homemade Spanish rice, corn, garlic, beans and spices (chili powder, cumin, salt, pepper). Mix it all together and heat on stovetop. Takes 30 minutes or less. This is also similar to what I stuff bell peppers with, minus the beans and add pepperjack cheese. I know it’s not really jambalaya but the kids don’t;)

I have kids so I like dinner to be quick and simple.

Thank so much for the video I enjoyed it!
7 months ago
Ann Ralph says, “...choose varieties by flavor and climate adaptability rather than by tree size. Nearly any standard and semidwarf tree — from pears, peaches and plums to apples and apricots — can be trained to stay much more compact. She explains how here:

https://www.motherearthnews.com/organic-gardening/gardening-techniques/small-fruit-trees-zm0z15onzdel

Basically you cut off the top 2/3 of you tree and use pruning techniques described.

Seeing how expensive is different to everyone Willis Orchards has a sale most plants are under $25.

https://www.willisorchards.com/category/dwarf-fruit-trees?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIkJaWzN6D3wIVUtbACh3MYg_ZEAAYASAAEgKn4PD_BwE

Shipping varies by tree size but if you purchase all 1-2’ trees it’s $20 shipping.

I grow most of my plants from seed which is much more economical and gives greater selection. I currently have several trees growing in my kitchen including apple and orange. You have to account for loss. I usually sprout 5 seeds per type and pick the best to grow out. If you put seeds in damp paper towel in the fridge for two weeks then plant them they will sprout quickly.

Choose trees which can handle a stunted root system. Do well in containers:
Banana
Almond
Cherry
Lemon
Persimmon
Avocado
Blueberry
Paw paw
Guava
Mango
Kumquat

Michigan Bulb has a 40% off sale right now.
https://m.michiganbulb.com

Check gurneys.com too. Most of their trees/plants won’t ship until Spring.

Etsy.com may have some more options.

From bioadvanced.com

Fig potted and pruned to 12-15 inches high when purchased, annual winter pruning to increase branches. Container Varieties : ‘Brown Turkey,’ ‘Preston Prolific,’ ‘Black Genoa’ and ‘White Genoa.’
 
Grapes supported with trellis. Choose varieties bearing fruit close to the trunk; ‘Interlaken’ or ‘Canadice,’ ‘Seyval,’ ‘Early Muscat,’ ‘Swenson Red’ or ‘Sweet Lace’.
 
Pillar or columnar peaches grow to 5 feet wide, more or less. If trees spread, prune branches back to 12 inches in early spring. Peaches are self-pollinating but do need a certain number of chilling hours to bear fruit. Try ‘Crimson Rocket,’ ‘SummerFest’ or ‘Sweet-N-Up.’
 
Feijoa, pineapple guava is a beautiful ornamental with mint-guava-pineapple-flavored fruit. Showy, 1-inch blooms have fleshy, edible white petals surrounding scarlet stamens. Prune to shape in late winter/early spring. Feijoa requires 100-200 chilling hours below 45°F to fruit. Fruits continue to ripen after picking. Some varieties require cross-pollination.
 
All varieties of star fruit adapt to growing in pots. Confined root spaces help curtail upward growth, but don't hesitate to prune trees during late winter/early spring to keep height manageable. Protect these tropicals during a freeze. Varieties include ‘Arkin,’ ‘Fwang Tung,’ ‘Kari’ and ‘Sri Kembangan.’
7 months ago
Thanks for the info! I have 15 gallons of spent casings just laying around.
7 months ago
Bamboo stalk roofing? Could split stalks for water collection.
7 months ago
Just wanted to say...We clearly informed the buyer of the reason we were selling and had planned to butcher him but he wanted the wither as well because he was cute and cuddly at the time of the visit. I know we could have butchered him sooner and kept the rest but his behavior just made me on edge with the others. It made me worry about the kids a lot. Also the medical expense was more than I would like to spend, given that most of my health care comes from herbs and home remedies:)

New here and I’m absolutely loving the variety, quality and quantity of the responses!
Mixed grape seed
Black lentil seed
Serpent Gourd
pampas
Sunflower
North American maple
Eggplant
Giant sequoia
Bonsai pomegranate
Peppermint herb
Purple Cauliflower
Mini watermelon
Coriander herb
Chives
Peanut seeds
Bonsai lemon
kiwi
red climbing strawberry
ginger root
raspberry bush seed
brown flax
barley
Paulownia (invasive in some areas)
purslane
dandelion
landrace corn
yellow dock rumex cripus
corn
black sugar cane
garlic chives
wisteria vine
wheat
cotton
Fairly certain I have pomegranate
Have a 5” 3 ring binder overflowing with seeds these are the ones I can remember. I’m looking for any kind of tree, tall grass or reed. Looking to create a windbreak on my property. In several years of growth of course:)

If you message me we can swap numbers more than willing to read all the seeds from the binder.
Thought I’d add a photo of the one who rammed me.