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Month: November 2009

Watching Some East Texas Whitetail Deer

Decided to get up and go out to the woods this morning. The weather was just about perfect – not too cold, not too hot, not too windy, and the wind was in the perfect direction. With the wind blowing in from the feeder, that put the stand down wind from the deer.

Around 6:30 am, 2 deer came out of the tree line, stood around for a little while and then went back into the woods.

Around 7:45 am, 3 deer came walking down the old logging road and stopped at the wildlife feeder. A few minutes later a single doe stepped out of the wood line, looked around and then went back into the trees.

Survival Ebooks

There are several things that I like about Survival Ebooks – their portable, backup copies are easy to make, you can print out certain pages to take with you on hiking and camping trips – or even keep them in your car or truck. If you need some cheat sheets to bring with you on […]

Home Grown Onions

home grown onionsOut of all of the crops that I have grown, onions have probably been the easiest. They can be grown from seeds or transplanted as sprouts. Onions are pretty tolerant of soil conditions, pest and diseases. That makes them a perfect choice for a home garden.

One of the more popular onions are the 10-15Y. The 10-15 stands for the date that the onion seed should be planted – October 15th. The “Y” stands for Yellow – as in Yellow Onion.

Question About Acorn Flour

On my “Lets talk about pecan trees” video on Youtube, ArboriusOwns posted an interesting comment. I would love to see a video on how to make acorn flour if you have that knowledge in you bag of tricks. I kinda know but would love to see it done. This question got the little wheels in […]

Patio Gardening Project 3rd Update

Patio Gardening Project Episode 4 – The first set of radishes that were planted 3 weeks ago are coming along nicely. The second set of radish leaves have sprouted, and the bigger leaves are about 2 inches across. The Spinach has not done too much of anything. The onions have come along nicely with about […]

Patio Gardening Project – 2nd Update

This is the second update to the Urban Survival Patio Gardening series.  In the first video, the 2 tubs were taken, filled with potting soil and were planted with radishes and spinach.  The feetilizer that was used was stuff that you might use for flowers. Episode 1 – the introduction Episode 2 – the first […]

Remington Deer Corn Problem

Lets just say that I am not very happy with the quality of Remington Deer Corn. This past weekend my son and I went to check on the feeders, only to find one of them not working. We removed the motor housing, looked up inside of the funnel and there was a stick laying across […]

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