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by Resolute
Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Fiction
Topic: Jesse
Replies: 394
Views: 48786

Re: Jesse

Glad to hear you're still around, man. This story is a great one - I've been subscribed to this for years waiting for you to continue :)
by Resolute
Thu Sep 24, 2015 1:10 pm
Forum: INACTIVE - ZSC:006
Topic: Hello?
Replies: 1
Views: 407

Re: Hello?

I'm still around, in the WV panhandle. Mostly lurking in the forum nowadays.
by Resolute
Wed Aug 12, 2015 9:21 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.
Replies: 7789
Views: 271925

Re: All purpose

Thank you. I'll look into those. Not such a fan of the stainless barrel though. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Take a look around their site to find exactly what setup you want. There are tons of deals, and they have "daily deals" on occasion that allow you to buy super cheap uppers. Definitely a...
by Resolute
Sat Mar 14, 2015 6:22 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Care and feeding for your boots
Replies: 33
Views: 13738

Re: Care and feeding for your boots

About twenty years ago, I discovered a boot maker in my city, doing very nice work. I was reasonably flush back then and commissioned a pair of boots from him, custom fitted to my feet of course. These boots cost $250. and money was with more twenty years ago, so they were not cheap. However they w...
by Resolute
Mon Mar 09, 2015 8:30 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: The Sheep Farming Thread
Replies: 896
Views: 63356

Re: The Sheep Farming Thread

You're in the home stretch! Yay! We just got a hide back from processing. It looks lovely. Soft leather on the inside, and about a 3" machine washable fleece still attached on the outside. It's about time that annoying ewe was useful for something! :clap: Wow that fleece sounds amazing, can you pos...
by Resolute
Mon Mar 09, 2015 7:28 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: The Sheep Farming Thread
Replies: 896
Views: 63356

Re: The Sheep Farming Thread

You're in the home stretch! Yay!

We just got a hide back from processing. It looks lovely. Soft leather on the inside, and about a 3" machine washable fleece still attached on the outside. It's about time that annoying ewe was useful for something!
by Resolute
Mon Feb 09, 2015 8:54 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: Spring Chick Order 2015
Replies: 7
Views: 733

Re: Spring Chick Order 2015

I've had great experiences with cochins and wyandottes. The cochins have a great, easygoing personality, and they're solid layers. One downside is their feet tend to be feathered, so they can get poop stuck to them. Not bad if they're scratching around all the time, but another concern is ice buildu...
by Resolute
Mon Feb 09, 2015 8:32 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.
Replies: 7789
Views: 271925

Re: All purpose

I've still never even shot an AR... I'm sure I'm not the only one to find that more than a little funny. Or sad. Sent from my DROID RAZR using Xparent Red Tapatalk 2 At least soon you'll be able to change that. Congrats on a completed gun. You have almost my exact setup. Let us know how you like it...
by Resolute
Thu Jan 22, 2015 9:28 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: The Sheep Farming Thread
Replies: 896
Views: 63356

Re: The Sheep Farming Thread

That looks like a pretty impressive setup. Thanks Ani :) This year the Rams were taken off the ewes earlier than usual, so lambing will be finished by March 31st. Which is so much better than last year when we had our last ewe lamb on May 1st (not counting old Jane who lambed on June 22nd) :oh: Any...
by Resolute
Mon Dec 29, 2014 10:05 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: The Sheep Farming Thread
Replies: 896
Views: 63356

Re: The Sheep Farming Thread

:clap: I bought myself a pair of those gawdawful looking sheepskin boots, I looked at the price of them and thought I could buy a fat lamb for that and make my own (if I knew how) :lol: We have a place not far from us... the last hide we sent cost only $45USD. With shipping to them, the cost was a ...
by Resolute
Mon Dec 29, 2014 7:01 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: The Sheep Farming Thread
Replies: 896
Views: 63356

Re: The Sheep Farming Thread

We had one ewe who had recently become more of an asshole. Now we have about 40 lbs of mutton in the freezer. I've made mutton meatloaf and mutton sausage so far. Tasty! I was surprised - this ewe was about 4-5 years old. I expected her to be tougher and for her to have a stronger flavor. She's stil...
by Resolute
Mon Nov 10, 2014 8:02 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.
Replies: 7789
Views: 271925

Re: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.

The owner of BCM says the 11.5" has 40% more dwell time than the 10.5, that's why they don't produce that length. My 11.5 is flawless with a BCM auto carrier and H buffer. Even with steel case. Runs a carbine buffer just fine as well. From what Ive read if you want a reliable 10" get a DD or LMT. T...
by Resolute
Tue Oct 21, 2014 6:58 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: The Sheep Farming Thread
Replies: 896
Views: 63356

Re: The Sheep Farming Thread

Neat! Congratulations, Wee! I went to the New York State Sheep and Wool Festival over this past weekend. I learned about cotted fleeces, and fleece break. I've heard a few suggestions for vitamin supplements to prevent fleece break, but does anyone else have any suggestions? I think my Jacobs are en...
by Resolute
Wed Sep 24, 2014 7:27 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.
Replies: 7789
Views: 271925

Re: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.

I've had good luck with these. It'll also make your gun lighter. Don't know if it's the look you're going for, though.

http://www.apcustomusa.com/standard.php

I have one on my pistol build, and it's solid. I got the 7" tube for a 7.5" barrel.
by Resolute
Mon Sep 08, 2014 11:04 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: The Sheep Farming Thread
Replies: 896
Views: 63356

Re: The Sheep Farming Thread

I've actually known a few people who have used Texel wool for spinning. It's an interesting quality, and can vary greatly with the breed. It tends to be a more resilient wool and wears well. Probably best for weaving, rugs, coasters, etc. I have yet to get my hands on any and spin it myself, though....
by Resolute
Mon Sep 08, 2014 7:18 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: The Sheep Farming Thread
Replies: 896
Views: 63356

Re: The Sheep Farming Thread

This is our old pet ewe called Jane, she's 9 years old now. Her lamb was a surprise birth, born in mid June and they're inseparable :clownshoes: http://i863.photobucket.com/albums/ab200/wee_drop/ae70823ff9b9058d02746b74fcf516e5_zps493b3e90.jpg http://i863.photobucket.com/albums/ab200/wee_drop/6c373...
by Resolute
Tue Aug 26, 2014 11:38 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.
Replies: 7789
Views: 271925

Re: All purpose "Help me build my AR" thread.

Quick! I have an unexpected $500 in my pocket. Any reason I shouldn't pull the trigger on a 11.5" BCM LW upper to finish my pistol build? Comes with a free carrier and is $450 shipped. Any experienced AR guys please chime in on BCM quality, merits of 11.5 vs 10.5 (increased dwell time, etc) or anyt...
by Resolute
Fri Jul 11, 2014 10:39 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: The Sheep Farming Thread
Replies: 896
Views: 63356

Re: The Sheep Farming Thread

Dyed sheep from the Tour de France...

http://www.fwi.co.uk/articles/07/07/201 ... keover.htm
by Resolute
Tue May 20, 2014 8:04 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: The Sheep Farming Thread
Replies: 896
Views: 63356

Re: The Sheep Farming Thread

Sheep with horns would rip through every fence we have, placid polled lowland breeds are what suits here :clownshoes: My Jacobs have been pretty tame. And their horns on both males and females make great handles! The only downside is that when you flip them to shear them, their stature puts their h...
by Resolute
Thu May 01, 2014 6:53 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: The Sheep Farming Thread
Replies: 896
Views: 63356

Re: The Sheep Farming Thread

Woohoo! It's about time!!
by Resolute
Sun Apr 27, 2014 8:48 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: The Sheep Farming Thread
Replies: 896
Views: 63356

Re: The Sheep Farming Thread

Finally got all five of my sheep sheared! Lessons learned: Hand shears work very well, and they're quiet. Tweaking their original design and sharpening the hell out of them makes the work 10x easier. Shearing is a lot easier if you know the six positions for shearing. I'm decent at the first two, t...
by Resolute
Wed Apr 23, 2014 8:29 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: PSA Ar-15
Replies: 8
Views: 746

Re: PSA Ar-15

That seems like a bit much to me. For that price you could build one out with similar or superior parts to what you mentioned and have something exactly how you want it and brand new. Agreed. Even if you start with a stripped lower, put that together, then pick your preassembled upper, you should s...
by Resolute
Fri Apr 18, 2014 9:05 am
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: The Sheep Farming Thread
Replies: 896
Views: 63356

Re: The Sheep Farming Thread

Only 3 sheep left to lamb, but they are in no hurry :roll: We are having so much bother this year with ewes rejecting lambs. I have no idea why. We are going to have to be hardhearted and cull a lot of ewes that give us bother once everything is weaned; getting rid of bad mothers, poor milkers, ewe...
by Resolute
Fri Apr 04, 2014 6:11 pm
Forum: Self-Sufficient Living
Topic: The Sheep Farming Thread
Replies: 896
Views: 63356

Re: The Sheep Farming Thread

Finally got all five of my sheep sheared! Lessons learned: Hand shears work very well, and they're quiet. Tweaking their original design and sharpening the hell out of them makes the work 10x easier. Shearing is a lot easier if you know the six positions for shearing. I'm decent at the first two, th...

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