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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-28-2022, 10:20 AM
Replies: 568
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Posted By Tex_Cattleman
Half ambrosia and half I cannot remember. Also...

Half ambrosia and half I cannot remember.
Also threw in a couple of 'mini melons' which I thought were little water melons. Nope, more lopes!

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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-28-2022, 09:16 AM
Replies: 568
Views: 29,331
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
First year to do cantaloupes. BUMPER CROP! Next...

First year to do cantaloupes. BUMPER CROP! Next year I will spread out planting, maybe two vines each week. I'm getting 7 or 8 per day the last several days. Never have tasted them so sweet....
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-26-2022, 09:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 521
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
Can't help with your question. I am interested in...

Can't help with your question. I am interested in the hay. Where are you located?

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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-25-2022, 05:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 321
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
I make a lot of jerky. Got one of these a few...

I make a lot of jerky. Got one of these a few years ago. Loved it that first round...until I had to clean it. Took it back the next day and continue to use a good knife.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-24-2022, 12:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 587
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
I feel your pain. Yard is bermuda and we have to...

I feel your pain. Yard is bermuda and we have to work like heck to keep it beautiful. Meanwhile in my garden, it is 100% unstoppable!
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-23-2022, 02:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 588
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
Amen. Two times I have busted 3/4 PVC trying to...

Amen. Two times I have busted 3/4 PVC trying to get the filter housing unscrewed from the cap/lid. I now keep fittings and extra pipe right there by the system.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-23-2022, 11:54 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 8,424
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
Curious - And what point will it make sense to...

Curious - And what point will it make sense to start removing some number of smaller bass? And what will be the plan (numbers? target size for removal?).
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-22-2022, 09:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 779
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
The cost of title policies/endorsements are set...

The cost of title policies/endorsements are set by the state of Texas. What they call their escrow fee will vary. That fee is usually $300-$400. That fee has nothing to do with whether you escrow...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-21-2022, 02:28 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,008
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
I now have six acres. Five acres taxed at ag...

I now have six acres. Five acres taxed at ag value (what people call exemption) and one acre homestead. You do that with honey bees (state law requires county to allow this exemption). We have...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-19-2022, 09:37 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 7,516
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
Wife and I give two BIG thumbs up. Thinking...

Wife and I give two BIG thumbs up.

Thinking we'll go again. I love that buttery-wet popcorn.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-18-2022, 08:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 859
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
I appreciate the recommendation. Kids and I...

I appreciate the recommendation. Kids and I approve. Agree it's off the Sysco truck, which is not a problem. Tasty, fast, and more than we could eat. $45 for three people is hardly pricey....
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-18-2022, 06:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 859
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
Steer show church is at the Kendall Co Youth, Ag,...

Steer show church is at the Kendall Co Youth, Ag, Equine Center.

Balaclava??!? Had to look it up.
If you're man enough, wear this....
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-18-2022, 04:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 859
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
Church is here at the show, 8:00. Thanks for...

Church is here at the show, 8:00.

Thanks for the suggestions.

For the Antler guys, I only eat there when Casey Morris and I are on a date.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-18-2022, 03:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 859
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
Boerne Eats

We're at a steer show in Comfort, staying in Boerne to tonight. Where do we get a good meal? Kinda place with chicken fried steak, great burgers, maybe a ribeye.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-16-2022, 11:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 814
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
Dreamland with the flags. Hays City Store,...

Dreamland with the flags.

Hays City Store, hands down.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-14-2022, 05:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 778
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
We gave the most fun whacking them with pool...

We gave the most fun whacking them with pool noodles.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-14-2022, 03:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 724
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
I get that, completely. However, should that...

I get that, completely. However, should that happen, we've hit armogeton. No longer about wealth, but rather survival (life/death) and we shift to the barter system. At that point, I'd rather have my...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-14-2022, 02:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 724
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
I've never bought into the benefit of owning gold...

I've never bought into the benefit of owning gold or silver. That's just me.

This market doesn't bother me for a second. Quite the opposite. Pure opportunity. Apple stock is on sale, 30% off (1...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-07-2022, 06:17 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,025
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
From the article posted..."According to the...

From the article posted..."According to the study, the typical buyer in first-ranked Boise is paying 72.6 percent more than they should be for a home. For second-ranked Austin, that figure is 67.7...
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-06-2022, 04:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 441
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
Thanks. I was thinking he looks like hell. He's...

Thanks. I was thinking he looks like hell. He's wet and we're fighting a bit of skin fungus.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-06-2022, 04:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 441
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
Thanks guys. One and done. Port-A-Cool is back up...

Thanks guys. One and done. Port-A-Cool is back up and running. Happy steers. [emoji106]

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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-06-2022, 03:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 441
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
Question For the Electrical Savvy Types

I need to connect two wires to a toggle switch. Does it matter which wire goes to which post? If it does, how do I know what goes to what? They're both black.
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Forum: Around the Campfire 06-02-2022, 12:15 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 4,354
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
Quick Rant - Baby Showers

Just learned that we will be hosting a baby shower for my wife's niece, who I barely know. I thought it was awesome, as it would give me a pass to go do my own thing. I was then informed that I had...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-29-2022, 09:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 185
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
Air Chisel Recommendation

Looking for a budget air chisel. Might use it twice a year to bust mortar. Not big jobs.

Any recommendations?

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Forum: Around the Campfire 05-22-2022, 10:19 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,100
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
.5 in Dripping Springs (just west of Austin)

.5 in Dripping Springs (just west of Austin)
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-19-2022, 12:13 PM
Replies: 568
Views: 29,331
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I'm 90% certain you have powdery mildew on those...

I'm 90% certain you have powdery mildew on those vines. You will not get fruit on the vines where they are yellowing and tough. This is all from painful experience for me this year. On all new...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-19-2022, 12:07 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,379
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
A guy gave me a 300"+ elk. Beautiful mount. ...

A guy gave me a 300"+ elk. Beautiful mount. It's in my son's room.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-15-2022, 08:20 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,441
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
I ran the numbers every way I could when I bought...

I ran the numbers every way I could when I bought my last truck (F250). Even pulling a trailer several times a week, diesel just didn't make sense. All the guys driving suburbs to downtown every day...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-08-2022, 02:41 PM
Replies: 568
Views: 29,331
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
Yesterday was painful! First, this is what I...

Yesterday was painful!

First, this is what I had Thursday. Nineteen of the prettiest cucumber vines you have ever seen. All flowering, setting fruit and no bugs. Installed a new drip system...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-05-2022, 12:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,491
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
Need Votes - Best Mortgage Lender in Dripping Springs

Hey friends. Our local Dripping Springs newspaper puts on an annual "Best of" series. I was nominated for best mortgage lender. If so inclined, I would appreciate past customers (or maybe future...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-04-2022, 08:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,160
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
Wheew - that sucks. The problem began while...

Wheew - that sucks.

The problem began while going through the line. When given a choice, you simply do not choose chicken over beef. Never. No matter the circumstance. Regardless where you are....
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-03-2022, 07:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,724
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
I've had the 9000 for two years and it's been...

I've had the 9000 for two years and it's been flawless. Heavy sucker. Built a cart for it out of an old red wagon.
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-03-2022, 07:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,160
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
We just got a Freebirds in Dripping Springs. We...

We just got a Freebirds in Dripping Springs. We are halfway to nirvana. Add a Double Daves and we will be there!
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-02-2022, 10:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,453
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
Clover in the Yard

I've been fighting this battle for years and never seem to make headway.
Any suggestions on a herbicide that will not impact Bermuda?...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-26-2022, 07:43 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 11,023
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
I'm thankful for the 10% cap on homestead taxable...

I'm thankful for the 10% cap on homestead taxable value. My primary residence appraised value went up $300k

What hurts are the rental properties, both in Travis Co. One went up $300k and the other...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-23-2022, 03:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,243
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
There's more to that saying. ....and the...

There's more to that saying.

....and the more they cost, the better they are at it.
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-16-2022, 03:36 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,530
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
This absolutely breaks my heart. Sent from...

This absolutely breaks my heart.

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Forum: Around the Campfire 04-08-2022, 04:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 966
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
I don't believe I got it. Please call me....

I don't believe I got it. Please call me. 512-203-5869

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Forum: Around the Campfire 04-08-2022, 03:54 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,054
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
Price varies hugely by location. Most of my...

Price varies hugely by location. Most of my construction loans are between Austin and Fredericksburg. My builder friends tell me they're at $300 to start and go up with bells and whistles. If the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-08-2022, 01:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 966
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
Here's hoping you're a prophet :D

Here's hoping you're a prophet :D
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-08-2022, 01:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 966
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
You got that right. I thank God for her every...

You got that right. I thank God for her every day!
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-08-2022, 01:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 966
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
Thanks for that, Zach. You were awesome to work...

Thanks for that, Zach. You were awesome to work with!

Thank you also to everyone else that commented. I'll take one a TBH loan over 3 from from the PITAs! You guys are great.
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-06-2022, 03:44 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,380
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
I had a contest with another guy two years ago. ...

I had a contest with another guy two years ago. Mine ended up weighing right at 100 lbs.
The time I put into that vine was ridiculous. And yes, I was wiped out by squash borers, or whatever...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-27-2022, 08:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 881
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
Go as deep as you can and then test it. Mine is...

Go as deep as you can and then test it. Mine is MAYBE 18". No more. I've never had a steer hit it more than once. Me on the other hand? I've managed to get zapped a dozen times over the years. Worst...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-26-2022, 03:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 612
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
No sir. Made all those. Used the be in the...

No sir. Made all those. Used the be in the business. Sold 30 or 40 of those/year.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-25-2022, 12:42 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 8,152
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
Respectfully disagree. It's my opinion that the...

Respectfully disagree. It's my opinion that the minute you decide to have kids, you voluntarily forfeit "I deserve to be happy".
Unless the intact marriage is harmful to the kids, figure out how to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-25-2022, 12:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 612
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
I'm a big fan of mesquite....

I'm a big fan of mesquite....
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-18-2022, 01:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,134
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
Congratulations to your daughter. We're in year...

Congratulations to your daughter. We're in year 8 and wouldn't trade it for anything in the world.

After a dry run in SA for the kids around here, our Hays kids have branded 3 so far. Two more...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-18-2022, 01:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,496
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
When I was a kid, I set a claw trap for a coon...

When I was a kid, I set a claw trap for a coon that decimated my young chicken flock. Checked it one morning to find a self-amputated leg laying there. Tough critters.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-17-2022, 07:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 952
Posted By Tex_Cattleman
Sticking them at a major is never a gimme....

Sticking them at a major is never a gimme. Congrats to your daughter. That's the way to go out!!!

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