Homestead Update 10-30-16

30 Oct

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Just a quick post to let you know I am still alive. I haven’t had an outbreak of psoriasis in 3 weeks so maybe the medicine is finally taking effect. Our cotton is almost completely harvested and the yields were pretty good.

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I made this cherry picker basket to lift up with the bucket on my front end loader on my tractor.

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I had to replace the security light on the front of the shop. While I was at it I replaced my American flag. She’s flying pretty and proud ain’t she? I had to buy that light at Home Depot, they don’t sell metal halide lights at Lowe’s anymore. All they had were fluorescent and LEDs and I thought the metal halide would be brighter.

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After I took the old one down, I had second thoughts however. This old one got hot enough to burn and melt the wires and ballast in the fixture, that is why it quit working. If I hadn’t already mounted the new halide light, I think I would have opted to put up an LED light. I have decided I really like the LED lights in the house even though they are really expensive up front. As the lights need replacing around here, I replace them with LEDs. Someday they will all be LEDs unless they come up with something better in the next few years.

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I planted these mustard greens 4 weeks ago and they have grown big enough to pick. Sweet Thing has already picked several sacks and took them to her mother and sister. I guess the next sack will be mine. I love fresh greens!

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I grew a few cantaloupes to go along with the peppers and tomatoes I grew in the raised bed I made. I am declaring the raised bed method a success! Next Summer I will have a couple of more beds ready. Until then, keep prepping everyone!

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2 Responses to “Homestead Update 10-30-16”

  1. Michigan Doug October 31, 2016 at 1:08 pm #

    Welcome back from nowhere land.

    • doublebhomestead October 31, 2016 at 10:32 pm #

      Thanks Doug. I have just been in a bit of a funk lately worrying about my psoriasis. I was afraid I would have to quit my job to keep from having outbreaks but I seem to be better now so maybe I can get back to doing some projects around here.

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