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Pot Luck

by: JayinPhiladelphia

Fri Feb 17, 2012 at 19:00:00 PM PST

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Lamb (4.00 / 2)
After a long wait the lamb was processed and put into the
freezer.  I paid $100 for the lamb and $90 for processing.
That is about $5/lb.  That is a bit rich for this family but
we know who and how the lamb was raised.  If you raise your
own animals and have them processed it is very cost effective,  
process your own  and it becomes a great deal.
Will we do it again?  Yes to maybe,
depending on the money we have at the time.

Again we are moving, from the TX boarder to the Northwest
part of New Mexico, higher, colder and maybe dryer. My two
raised beds and all the good compost will have to stay behind.
Very interesting area with lots of new for us to see.
Here is the local Farmers Market web site:

Peace, Bob

Thanks to Jay for fixing this!

Thanks... (4.00 / 1)
Jill fixed it, though.  When it comes to computers, I can barely only figure out how to turn them on... ;)

[ Parent ]
This sounds cool... (4.00 / 2)
The Piazza, new-ish open air plaza just a few minutes from me right off the Girard Avenue Trolley and the El.  Big teevee showing all the Sixers, Flyers, Eagles and Phillies games.  I will be watching plenty of Sixers games there soon!

What they really need, if they don't have them already, is about a dozen food carts permanently stationed there, too.  :-D

Today, I had a moment with a living legend (4.00 / 2)

Abu Talib in his garden.

Getting started on his twenty-first year of community growth through community gardening.  

I just did my new favorite thing... (4.00 / 2)
...and 'walked' past the place on Google maps.  Looks great!

[ Parent ]
Did you see the chicken? (4.00 / 2)

Actually he ended up with mostly roosters this year. I didn't ask but I doubt they will survive the first farm bar-b-cue.  

[ Parent ]
Those are some nice looking birds! (4.00 / 2)
I'm going to have my first BBQ in a month or so. I just picked up my first flock of Cornish X. I've already got one CSA member who wants some as Cornish Game Hens and I'm going to slaughter some for me at that size too. Can't wait to get that smoker goin'.

Normal people scare me.... But not as much as I scare them.

[ Parent ]
Ooooh, smoker! (4.00 / 2)
I just remembered I can have one soon!


Wow, and a grill too.  In my tiny North Philly backyard concrete pad.  Damn, how I did not even think of these things until now is beyond me.  I guess it's because I was so excited about having a small garden, I didn't even think of the rest!

[ Parent ]
start looking on philly craigslist (4.00 / 2)
and also join the philly free cycle. I got rid of my gas grill when I got a small bbq grill for free. How close are u to the train OR the 23 bus?

[ Parent ]
Good idea! (4.00 / 2)
I'm about 5 blocks from the 15 trolley, and walking distance (or a quick hop on the 89 bus, which stops one block away) from the Berks and York-Dauphin Market-Frankford El stations.  Both can connect me to the 23 in Center City around 11th.

[ Parent ]
Clicked over... (4.00 / 2)
...and read it.  I'd tip you, but I can't since they tossed me off the site a few months ago.  Doesn't matter though, since the less time one spends at that miserable, hate-friendly, fetid shithole, the better...  ;)

I love okra, but damned if I know what to do with it myself.  I leave that to mom & pop holes-in-the-wall and barbecue carts.  Heh.

[ Parent ]
You got tossed? (4.00 / 2)
Do tell! I've got to hear about this one. Oh I see' you still have posting privileges but can't rate comments. Ah, what did you do, troll rate an Obamabot?

Meanwhile for my efforts, ignoring a Republican regurgitation website where progressive values are suppressed to make Democratic leadership sound good and endorsing a third party candidate is grounds for banning, I got a free subscription out of the deal.

Isn't it ironic, don't you think?    

[ Parent ]
Who knows? (4.00 / 2)
Asked a couple times, never got an answer.  Happened like five months ago.  Don't care anymore.  Then someone later bought me a 'subscription' anonymously, and it kinda pissed me off that that scumsucking, low-life bigot Markos ended up with $100 off that.  Oh, well.

[ Parent ]
Ha! (4.00 / 1)
A gift subscription for an NR! I thought that drive was hysterical. Can we put some money in the pocket of a man whose biggest contribution to "people powered politics" is "republican-a-thon live blogs" and "hate mail-a-palooza."  

Obviously finding others to point a finger at as an excuse for Democrats still works for some. Once we got a Dem Prez, a filibusterer proof Senate and strong House majority I thought it would be shit or get off the pot time. But over there it was time for a purity (reality) troll hunt and blaming a few conservadems.  

I knew I was done taking anyone seriously when I got slew of (none/0) for pointing out that the Blue Dogs were not the only Democrats alive and Blue State Dems were keeping silent. It's sort of like watching "American Idol" with the loyal husbands and wives of a few of the worst contestants. Oh and if you like someone from a Third Party, you are banned!  

[ Parent ]
I might as well pimp this too (4.00 / 1)
Because I'm a rare bird who believes that progressive values can be shared with people other that progressive bloggers, I put something together for Flickr too

The photo is titled Have you ever heard of Abu Talib? and the text might just offer some people who don't have the time some values to think about.

A few people getting a reminder of what sort of an American should be an inspiration to us all can't hurt.  

[ Parent ]
Rare bird... (4.00 / 2)
Careful, you gotta cook poultry all the way. ;)

Aside from this place (and the one a few friends and I are building right now!), I've yet to find a blog anywhere that isn't full of shit in one way or another, so that's why I've mostly retired from being a regular at any of them.  I just wander the t00bz and comment wherever the hell I feel like these days.  Heh.

[ Parent ]
I'm on a new adventure in internet surfing (4.00 / 2)
I've got my cell phone tehtered to my laptop. It's interesting....

I didn't have enough money to keep both the land line and the cell, and the only thing I was using the land line for was DSL anyway, so I've given up the land line and I'm wireless 100% now.

Only time will tell if this is going to work or not. Probably this is the end of Netflix for me. I'm going to see how well streaming my favorite local TV news goes.

Normal people scare me.... But not as much as I scare them.

How do you do that? (4.00 / 1)
I haven't had a landline phone in years, but I want to get rid of teevee now, too, and just have a reasonably-fast wireless internet connection.  Preferably as cheap as possible.  And preferably without ever having to deal with Comcast again.  I need to look into this, I really know nothing of the ways of Teh New Internet and whatnot.  Heh.

[ Parent ]
I'm using (4.00 / 2)
PDA Net on my Android, but they have the App and computer software for lots of different phones and computer operating systems.

I'm using the free version and it was really easy to install. I downloaded the app from the Android store and the Windows software from the net (before I lost the land line). Installed and it's working very well so far.

It was pretty hit and miss this morning, but with the rain and all, so was my cell phone reception. That's the main draw back right now. The other draw back is that my cell phone plan is limited to 3 gig/month data transfer (DSL was unlimited).

I want to upgrade my smart phone this summer or fall (the phone I have now has too small of a screen) and when I do I'll be able to use the phone as a wi-fi hot spot which may give me unlimited transfer. That's $10/month more with my carrier, which is Cricket, and it's way less than what I was paying for with the phone co-op. I love my local phone co-op (they're also a CSA member), and I really like the fact that their phone service isn't dependant on a power supply, so what I'll probably wind up doing is dropping everything but the local service and just sticking with my cell phone for internet and 'normal' phone. The cell is already my primary business phone.

You've got a newer MAC don't you? Is it enabled for Wi-Fi? If so, if you're in a hot spot, you should be able to grab some bandwidth that way.

Normal people scare me.... But not as much as I scare them.

[ Parent ]
Wow... (4.00 / 1)
I don't know what any of that means.  :)

It's okay, you don't have to explain.  I'm gonna learn it all.  Slowly.  Heh.

[ Parent ]
Well, (4.00 / 2)
there's not much to learn. What you need is a smart phone (Iphone, Blackberry, Android, etc.) and a plan that has internet service. The rest is just downloading the app for the phone, and the software for the computer.

It's pretty easy to do. I did it and I'n not a programer.


Normal people scare me.... But not as much as I scare them.

[ Parent ]
Yeah, I'm probably gonna... (4.00 / 1)
...have to figure something else out then, since my phone isn't very bright.  To say the least.  ;)

[ Parent ]
Well, even if you have a regular phone (4.00 / 2)
if your computer is Wi-Fi enabled you should be able to connect in any public Wi-Fi hotspot.

Normal people scare me.... But not as much as I scare them.

[ Parent ]
ok I'm jumping in (4.00 / 2)
In the last 4 years I've had Comcast twice and FIOS twice. When my contract was up last July Verizon offered me landline,FIOS and landline for about 89 bucks a month. Basically they threw in the cable. I live in a kind of valley and cell service can be spotty, but when I upgraded to a Android phone on a 3g network its better. BTW...I get cell service through Walmart ( but its T Mobile) for 45 bucks a month for unlimited everything INCLUDING data. I bought an unlocked smart phone online.

internet speed..slightly better with FIOS Check to see if FIOS is available at your location.

TV...I'm watching more and more online and plan on dropping it if prices go up.

[ Parent ]
I'm going to check with Cricket (4.00 / 1)
and see if I can't get unlimited internet. I've been really suprised at the speed that pages are loading and the feed was actually better for the local TV station through the cell phone than it was on DSL.

Normal people scare me.... But not as much as I scare them.

[ Parent ]
around here not so good with Cricket (4.00 / 1)
I'm thinking about Simple Mobile for cell I wont give up the FIOS yet

[ Parent ]
Where do you find an unlocked cell phone? (4.00 / 1)
IIRC, Simple Mobile requires an unlocked phone. I am so ready to dump Verizon, but can't decide who would be better.

[ Parent ]
I only went with Cricket (4.00 / 1)
because it was the only cell phone plan I knew about that didn't come with a 1 or 2 year contract. I've been with AT&T, Sprint and I've used Track Phone. I hated the contracts and Track Phone is a PIA if you use it all the time like I do. I really prefer the regular month to month plan and the one I have gives me plenty of transfer as long as I don't watch movies all the time on the net.

Normal people scare me.... But not as much as I scare them.

[ Parent ]
Get rich quick. (4.00 / 1)
Open a liquor store (with cheap 6-packs!) directly adjacent to the Camden City Hall PATCO station (first stop over the bridge from Philly, and PA's bizarre anti-beer laws).

Note to self...


The blue print for this year's crops (4.00 / 1)
I think I've got everything figured out except where the grains (barley and white wheat) will go.

It's always so much easier when you have a blue print to follow.

I pulled a satelite image of this part of the farm off of Google Earth and added everything in Paintshop Pro 7. The only things that exist right now, as far as tunnels go, are the 13 tunnels in 2 blocks right at the barn. Everything else (tunnels, locks on the bird pens, new greenhouse, run in shed for the horses) will be build over the next couple of months.

By this fall I'll have a nice winter area for the horses, a contained winter fallow area to compost the manure in, and 63 more tunnels (for a total of 76) to grow the winter crops in after the summer crops are done.

Normal people scare me.... But not as much as I scare them.

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