Thursday, August 21, 2014

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Tuna wine

No, not the fish- the cactus fruit.
Add boiling water- listen to them scream!

When they stop screaming (or are cool enough to peel) get your TSA "two by two, hands of blue" puncture resistant gloves on (but their not, I'm still working stickers out of my fingers) and start the slaughter.
Then start to break down the suspects in boiling water with a potato masher.
I read that too much boiling does something bad, so I just brought it to a boil and turned it kill the bad stuff I didn't want.
Bring your ingredients together, and mix when cool enough not to murder the little yeasties.

And now we wait.

This better be good, because we have buttloads of this on the farm...

Right now it's sitting in a nice dark, coolish corner with a towel over it.
Next week (maybe) when it settles down, we'll rack it and add about two cups of sugar (and maybe some limes or oranges- someone said it needed citric acid) THEN begin the real fermenting :-D

Awwww...who's the sad puppy?

Went here, couldn't find any lever action in .357 and they didn't have anything in black powder.

Got a box of .45LC for $21.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

And some people have a problem with this...

I guess it doesn't have a completely negative slang for female genitalia that makes it ok to wear against Sarah Palin - no matter who sees it.

But this is worser,,,because--Hte Children!

Friday, August 15, 2014

America's newest citizen

took her oath of citizenship today.

Now she'll have a chance to vote against Hillary in 2016.

Friday, August 08, 2014

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

I got the news this morning

If anyone is going to be close to Del Rio, TX a week from this Friday-come for the swearing (in).
Karen will be able get one of her bucket list items taken care of in November 2016.

After she becomes a citizen on Friday, she'll be able to vote against Hillary.

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Sunday, August 03, 2014

So.... According to this chart....

we may as well just raise chickens because they're easier to take care of than rabbits and just as tasteless and lacking mouth feel....

The only real drawback with chickens is that we won't have soft leather to use...I guess.

Saturday, August 02, 2014

So we went to the funshow today

Had lots of ammo for sale and for not much more than you can buy on a real store.
Lots of .22 out there.
We got 200 rounds for $20 and it looks like my .357 lever gun is going to be one of those Grail guns.

We walked the entire Saxet gun show and saw three. I din't like any enough to put down some $700 on.
It looks like I'm going to have to change what I'm looking for and see how available a wheel gun is in .45LC.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

An issue involving the new "safe" fuel can

Someone had an excellent analogy about the creeping effects of government over-reach using the common fuel can as an example.

It went something like this- Some cube-dweller at a .GOV agency decided that the old fuel can (that worked and didn't spill fuel all over) was too dangerous.

So they mandated a new kind of spout...that didn't work.
Then they mandated another kind that spilled fuel all over (making thing safer, you know).
Then they redid the regulations several times until we get the lates "safety can that we have today.

It's an automatic spring closing cap that operates by pulling back on the carrying handle.

Except- that the ONLY way to secure it in a pick-up bed is to use that same handle to secure it to the bedrail.

THEN when someone drops a grill into the next lane over and you have to make sudden braking and evasion maneuvers from the car next to you ....
That same handle will spill diesel from the canted-over can.

Then we get into the aerodynamics of a pick-up with a closed tailgate and what it does with half a gallon of sloshing diesel.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Compare and contrast-

This anchor detail on the USS George Washington also drops anchor in waters too deep.
They do a controlled drop without an E-efing- 7 running around with his hands jammed in his pockets.

This is how it's supposed to go..........
............And stop............

Monday, July 28, 2014

I think I found the problem with the chain locker

You can see the reason for the dysfunctional anchor room at 0:45, 0:54 1:07 and a good long look starting at 1:35.


Thursday, July 24, 2014

Monday, July 21, 2014

Just throwing this thought out

Since 0bama and the rest of his Minions don't feel the need to obey any laws they don't like,,,,,,,,,,

Why do we keep hearing about that 2008 law that says you can't deport Central Americans, when 0bama has a Pen and a Phone, and can change any laws he wants on a whim?

Yeah- I know.

Just had to get it out into the open :-)

Friday, July 04, 2014

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Monday, June 30, 2014

Sunday, June 29, 2014

This looks like the new viral video in my FB circle

I'm sure it would work at idle, but can anyone tell me how he got it to 55MPH just by letting the intake slurp vapors?

To my knowledge, to get more speed, you need more fuel.
If you take out the fuel pump and don't add a way to push more fuel- it'll stay at

And the dinosaurs in the Establishment roared their defiance

Because when Thad Cockran used Democrat voters to win over a Tea Partier...we're told "we have to join together and beat the Democrat" :-)

But when one of theirs gets beaten like a red-headed stepchild, it's we'll give our money to DeeCee in retubution for losing, and so what if a Dem wins next time.

"Virginia's Republican 7th District Committee, which is dominated by supporters of outgoing House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, voted to send most of its money to the national GOP,  The Washington Post reported.
The move means that Dave Brat, who deposed Cantor as the district's Republican congressional candidate, will not be able to tap the transferred $400,000 for his campaign against Democrat, and fellow Randolph-Macon College professor, Jack Trammell.

Brat supporter Robert Stuber said the committee's move was "retribution" so that the Brat campaign wouldn't have access to the funds that Cantor had raised.

The committee's decision indicates the difficulties Brat will have in uniting his tea party faction with the district's established Republican organization. It also shows that tensions between the two camps remain deep at the national level, according to the Post."

Saturday, June 21, 2014


So I was spreading the last 20 yard load of rock in the driveway today and the neiggghbors decided they needed to get a close hand look at how I was doing.....