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    Yesterday, 07:47 AM
    farmerjim replied to a thread Stand or sit in Cast Boolits
    Sit. Never had any lead accidents in 55 years of casting.
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    06-22-2021, 08:36 AM
    If it got to 400, why not continue to use it at the setting that gave you 400 deg ?
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    06-21-2021, 03:42 PM
    I have both the worlds finest trimmer and the worlds cheapest trimmer. They are both fast and good. For 50 or less I don't have a WFT or WCT so I use one of the Lee trimmers.
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    06-19-2021, 07:02 AM
    Congratulations, I can still remember passing my novice test back in the early 70's. Then the first QSO with a 75 watt homemade CW transmitter. WB5SZT
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    06-14-2021, 10:25 AM
    farmerjim replied to a thread Moving a beehive. in Our Town
    I worked 4 of my hives this morning. One was overloaded with bees and honey. I added a second deep brood box and a third honey super. The bees were quite aggressive and swarmed all over me. I am glad that I had a full suit on rather than the half...
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    06-14-2021, 06:46 AM
    farmerjim replied to a thread Moving a beehive. in Our Town
    I got up well before daylight yesterday morning to move a hive to my friends place about 4 miles away. There were more bees on the outside of the box than inside. It is just too hot. I guess I will have to make a new hive from several of the frames...
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    06-13-2021, 08:35 AM
    My cats bring them back to the house to show me that they are good hunters.
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    06-12-2021, 09:03 AM
    farmerjim replied to a thread snake boots in Our Town
    richhodg66 "You're a lot more likely to get laid low by a tick bite than a snake bite.' Two years ago I was on 4 days of IV steroids and 6 weeks of IV antibiotics for 2 tick bites. I have and see many poisonous snakes on my 30 acres. I try...
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    06-12-2021, 07:40 AM
    farmerjim replied to a thread snake boots in Our Town
    I have only been hit by lightning twice, but never snake bit.
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    06-10-2021, 10:12 AM
    Don't get the epipen! Get epinephrine filled syringes. I get 2 for $5. Epipen $ 250- 500.
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    06-09-2021, 09:33 AM
    farmerjim replied to a thread Grackles gonna learn in AirGuns
    Just do the 3 S's. Shoot, Shovel, and Shut up.
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    06-09-2021, 09:27 AM
    Put .03% salt in the water. The pools around here. that have salt chlorine generators are covered with bees. My bees will ignore the pond next to them and go to my neighbors pool.
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    06-06-2021, 03:51 PM
    Use a 5 gal propane cylinder cut at the top bend and a turkey firer. I can make a 200 lb batch of one alloy. Scoop the melt out with a large ladle.
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    06-04-2021, 07:00 AM
    I can do 1,000 an hour with 2 lee 6 cavity 358-125-RF molds. My lyman mag 25 starts out full and is full when I finish. I preheat Ingots to just below melting and continuously add them as soon as there is room. I wish that I could do 2k an hour.
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    06-04-2021, 06:41 AM
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    06-02-2021, 02:38 PM
    One of the LSU entomology professors told me to do a similar thing. He said to use a can of dog food and Sevin. Essentially the same procedure. Food with a slow poison.
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    05-26-2021, 03:47 PM
    farmerjim replied to a thread Rhubarb time! in Our Town
    Looks good. I never had rhubarb pie till I was in my 40's. It does not grow down here in Louisiana. When I was working in Montreal Ca. I had a weekend place just across the border in NY state. I had a 40 foot row of rhubarb in my garden.
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    05-26-2021, 06:39 AM
    Very close to the way I like it. I will be eating it till the frost in Nov or Dec.
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St. Francisville, Louisiana


There is no difference between communism and socialism, except in the means of achieving the same ultimate end: communism proposes to enslave men by force, socialism—by vote. It is merely the difference between murder and suicide. Ayn Rand


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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check