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Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-18-2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 876
Posted By JonW
Iíll save you a lot of trouble that I wished...

Iíll save you a lot of trouble that I wished someone would have told me years ago: avoid Powerbelts unless you shoot the heavier ones (400g+). I lost a few deer back before in-line muzzleloaders...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-18-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 876
Posted By JonW
Legal in Texas. I switched to smokeless 10 years...

Legal in Texas. I switched to smokeless 10 years ago and would never go back.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-30-2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,939
Posted By JonW
Haha, definitely not in LA but they have some...

Haha, definitely not in LA but they have some great boudin!! They definitely win the best value award at $1.79/lb on sale. I like to buy it and smoke. Some great sausages, too.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 07-17-2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 474
Posted By JonW
The leaf shape makes me think youíre probably...

The leaf shape makes me think youíre probably right. The leaves will probably round out as it matures (if you keep it). Fruit or not, if you can pay close attention to pruning itís a fast growing...
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-17-2019, 07:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 474
Posted By JonW
Definitely a mulberry. Could even be a white one....

Definitely a mulberry. Could even be a white one.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-23-2019, 10:56 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,226
Posted By JonW
I had a Wagyu chuck eye from them (Wagyuru out of...

I had a Wagyu chuck eye from them (Wagyuru out of Jackson Co Iím assuming) for the first time last weekend. It was great.




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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-06-2019, 12:38 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 1,755
Posted By JonW
Organ meats are very nutritious. I enjoy the...

Organ meats are very nutritious. I enjoy the gizzards very much but eat the livers more for health benefits. Although technically a muscle, hearts are very good too. Feet make the best stock, BTW.
I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-01-2019, 07:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,552
Posted By JonW
Salt gun Itís fun, anyway! ...

Salt gun

Itís fun, anyway!
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-01-2019, 07:46 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,448
Posted By JonW
I mow St Augustine which is what he mows, but...

I mow St Augustine which is what he mows, but thatís good info to know. Thanks!


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Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 05-31-2019, 09:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 945
Posted By JonW
ďPure Flix and ChillĒ I guess Sent from...

ďPure Flix and ChillĒ I guess


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Forum: Around the Campfire 05-31-2019, 09:03 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,448
Posted By JonW
Make sure underside of your deck is completely...

Make sure underside of your deck is completely clean. If grass/dirt builds up the blades wonít lift the grass properly. Since I learned not to mow before dew dries itís gotten much easier.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 05-27-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 825
Posted By JonW
If youíre willing to drive a little ways the best...

If youíre willing to drive a little ways the best Iíve been able to find was in Petty at AAA Trailer. They built a 12í pipe top utility with bifold gate and a toolbox all painted charcoal gray to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-22-2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 371
Posted By JonW
Poke sallet, pokeweed Very good eating when...

Poke sallet, pokeweed

Very good eating when young


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Forum: Around the Campfire 05-20-2019, 05:01 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,472
Posted By JonW
10-96 [emoji4] Sent from my iPhone using...

10-96 [emoji4]


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Forum: Around the Campfire 05-19-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,206
Posted By JonW
Meat chickens?

If I were only doing a few dozen at a time I would stick with one this size. Itíll hold 50 broilers and can be moved around easily. Iím not a fan of storm door and I use welded wire instead of...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-19-2019, 01:37 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,206
Posted By JonW
Let me see what I can come up with. Iím out of...

Let me see what I can come up with. Iím out of state right now, but let me check my phone and photo accounts.



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Forum: Around the Campfire 05-19-2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,206
Posted By JonW
Thatís great! Sent from my iPhone using...

Thatís great!


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Forum: Around the Campfire 05-18-2019, 10:18 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,206
Posted By JonW
Great job! Did you weigh them? Sent from...

Great job! Did you weigh them?


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Forum: Around the Campfire 05-17-2019, 11:14 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,501
Posted By JonW
Certainly. Most donít have that luxury. He does a...

Certainly. Most donít have that luxury. He does a good job of story-telling on how people have started with a patio garden and then scaled up over time. People like him make the world a better place....
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-17-2019, 07:29 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,501
Posted By JonW
Maybe we both are Sent from my iPhone...

Maybe we both are


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Forum: Around the Campfire 05-17-2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,501
Posted By JonW
Roundup (glyphosate)

You have the answers and the experience. No reason to take it personal when someone disagrees about the necessity of glyphosate.

If Iím encouraged by those that are successful without it thatís...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-17-2019, 05:36 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,220
Posted By JonW
I switched from prescribed setting to automatic...

I switched from prescribed setting to automatic after 10 years. It made a noticeable difference. My needs change throughout the night and even my averages change.




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Forum: Around the Campfire 05-17-2019, 04:58 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,501
Posted By JonW
Whatever insult applies, Iím glad to see it...

Whatever insult applies, Iím glad to see it making a comeback and glad to see people making a living doing what they love.




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Forum: Around the Campfire 05-17-2019, 04:08 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,501
Posted By JonW
Itís encouraging to see an increase in...

Itís encouraging to see an increase in regenerative farming-I honestly think it will save many family farms and am optimistic it can even help start new ones.

If I remember correctly Gabe Brown...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-15-2019, 09:59 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,501
Posted By JonW
Iím very happy for you. Iím not sure where anyone...

Iím very happy for you. Iím not sure where anyone said that hybrid seeds blow GMO out of the water? Iím simply stating that crops are being grown very effectively without Roundup, synthetic...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-15-2019, 09:13 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,501
Posted By JonW
Glyphosate is an antibiotic-technically an...

Glyphosate is an antibiotic-technically an antimicrobial.

Cancer or no cancer, this isnít good for soil life. Not to mention it can be found in nearly all of the food we eat and even in our...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-13-2019, 02:49 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,214
Posted By JonW
Neither the 6.no nor the 6.4 held their resale...

Neither the 6.no nor the 6.4 held their resale value as well as other diesels.

7.3, Dmax, and either Cummins hold value very well.




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Forum: Around the Campfire 05-10-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,647
Posted By JonW
Most of my hunting grounds are in Tennessee and...

Most of my hunting grounds are in Tennessee and Ohio, so yeah, pretty much!

My wife and I have 990,000 miles collectively on our 7.3s. We have a good shop locally that maintains them well, that...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-05-2019, 08:32 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,206
Posted By JonW
Losing your first bird at this point is...

Losing your first bird at this point is impressive, sounds like youíve got it down! If you feed 24% all the way through I would expect a little loss close to the end. I fed 21% starter all the way...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-23-2019, 08:26 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,206
Posted By JonW
Great looking birds! Which organic feed are you...

Great looking birds! Which organic feed are you feeding them?


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Forum: Around the Campfire 04-23-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 367
Posted By JonW
https://www.azurestandard.com/shop/product/food/be...

https://www.azurestandard.com/shop/product/food/beans-peas/lentils/red/dry/lentils-red/8890?package=BE021


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Forum: Around the Campfire 04-08-2019, 08:46 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,206
Posted By JonW
Meat chickens?

Ha ha, that would be awesome! Brown, Salatin, elgato (in no particular order)




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Forum: Around the Campfire 04-08-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,206
Posted By JonW
I havenít raised any to 12 weeks, but I can tell...

I havenít raised any to 12 weeks, but I can tell you in 8 weeks theyíll eat 11-13lbs depending on size. Feed conversion efficiency drops quickly beyond 8 weeks, so it wouldnít surprise me if it...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-08-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,206
Posted By JonW
My personal preference is the dark, firm meat of...

My personal preference is the dark, firm meat of a heritage bird. The stock is beyond comparison to hybrid meat birds.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 04-07-2019, 08:06 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,206
Posted By JonW
This is the first batch of broilers on Coyote...

This is the first batch of broilers on Coyote Creek. We switched earlier this year from Lonestar Non-GMO (outside of Waco) simply because we wanted to go organic (we were very happy with Lonestar for...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-07-2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,206
Posted By JonW
Mine are 16íx10í and hold 100 broilers to...

Mine are 16íx10í and hold 100 broilers to slaughter. They are moved daily and even twice daily as they grow closer to butchering.

We feed fermented non-GMO, organic feed. This batch will likely...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-02-2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,117
Posted By JonW
Good point. This is why other states have taken...

Good point. This is why other states have taken the exact opposite approach as Texas. Some states make it illegal to hunt them and are claiming success.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 03-31-2019, 04:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 406
Posted By JonW
Dairy goats. Mini-Nubian, Nigerian dwarf, and...

Dairy goats. Mini-Nubian, Nigerian dwarf, and Nubian. We keep a Great Pyrenees with them. And yes, Pyrenees will roam.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 03-28-2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,101
Posted By JonW
I agree, the daycare doesnít make sense to me,...

I agree, the daycare doesnít make sense to me, either.

Work so you can pay for day care.

Pay for day care so you can work.

Work some more so you can pay for some more day care.

Pay for...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-27-2019, 06:15 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,101
Posted By JonW
Just do it. I waited until I was almost 30...

Just do it. I waited until I was almost 30 because of some of these concerns and really missed out-wish I had started sooner.

Kids aren't as expensive in general. Granted, healthcare costs for...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-23-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,853
Posted By JonW
Listening to bits and pieces on HCMA 2 radio. ...

Listening to bits and pieces on HCMA 2 radio.


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Forum: Around the Campfire 02-05-2019, 08:53 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,588
Posted By JonW
Exactly. Maybe the diesel isn't excessively more...

Exactly. Maybe the diesel isn't excessively more expensive when you consider that the extra money spent on a diesel MAY be recuperated when sold or traded with high miles.

Just an observation, I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-04-2019, 08:57 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,588
Posted By JonW
Resale is a factor that shouldn't be completely...

Resale is a factor that shouldn't be completely overlooked. Look at the price of gas trucks with 200k miles vs. a diesel with 200k miles.




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Forum: Around the Campfire 02-04-2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 15,353
Posted By JonW
Something's going to have to give with all of the...

Something's going to have to give with all of the CWD transport restrictions. The last few years have left me with no option other than bringing home as many as 7 or 8 deboned deer at a time from out...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-02-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 803
Posted By JonW
Dr. Ruan in Houston Sent from my iPhone...

Dr. Ruan in Houston


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Forum: Around the Campfire 02-01-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,924
Posted By JonW
I figured out years ago that I was never going to...

I figured out years ago that I was never going to make millions, so I just decided to live within my means and enjoy a great job and my family. I have a paid off house, but no one here would be...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-24-2019, 08:57 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,578
Posted By JonW
Sorry for your loss, curtintex. I didn't know...

Sorry for your loss, curtintex. I didn't know Russel well but I do his sister and knew his father pretty well. They are a great family all around. They've been through a lot in the last year but have...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-23-2019, 06:41 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,220
Posted By JonW
An automatic machine will adjust to your needs....

An automatic machine will adjust to your needs. The ideal pressure actually fluctuates during the night.

Sleep studies can be done at home now, BTW.




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Forum: Around the Campfire 01-21-2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,150
Posted By JonW
I can agree. The best hunters I know can...

I can agree. The best hunters I know can regularly kill mature deer in many situations where others can't or won't. They don't seem concerned about what others shoot-it seems to add to the challenge...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-20-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,769
Posted By JonW
This is very wise. Politicians set the...

This is very wise. Politicians set the regulations on what is labeled "organic" or not. Many farmers exceed organic standards but will not be labeled as certified organic out of principal or because...
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