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Give this article to your significant other for gift ideas, e.g. tools of mass destruction. :)


Remember Valentine's Day is coming!

I've also got some shadetree DIY project articles there. Enjoy!

- Casey



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Back up the Bus !



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i smell it. whares the dog. he loves spam. hahaha

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spam is the same thing as roadkill when it comes to swallowing

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CASEY B   where are you at in Oregon,?



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Now ya' gots me thinkin' about SPAM.  winkwinkwinkbiggrin



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CASEY B   where are you at in Oregon,?


Costa Rica.........spammer?......I think so...we shall see



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first and only post, and it's a link????
the M.O. sure fits don't it????

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but is was tools. thats worth a few points ! hahaha


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Not in Oregon anymore, though I keep a mailing address there. Was last in Hillsboro, grew up in Salem, born on the south coast. Moved here to C.R. 4 years ago. I have a blog about it called A Dull Roar.

Sorry, guys, that you thought I was spamming you. Some other DIY projects in there, however.

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well, it did look like spam. heck, just come on in and bring yer hip boots . the bs gets a little deep at times.got any cool projects goin on ?

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At the moment, no projects in progress. I just finished a raised box (about 20" x 72" x 12" deep) that has a small roof over it in which I'm going to plant tomatoes. We make "greenhouses" here that are more about keeping the heavy rains off than building up heat, so there usually aren't sides. No pictures of it yet, though.

I've been promising my wife that I will make her a chaise lounge, but haven't started yet. It'll probably be a metal frame and wood finish.

I just posted on hubpages a solar food dryer I made from two old PC cases. "Hillbilly geek" is what I call that flavor of project. Damn thing actually works!

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well listen here caseyb. we're mostly a few old poots, with some exceptions, that do a lot of different things or have in some cases. hahaha, you mite fit rite in here. do hang around long enough to get the flavor of joint. heck, some of us old pharts actually still geter done. i think bad rat is our big brother but i aint sure. i forget. hahaha. heck, we even like to cook.we do bs a lot but heck, thats half the fun.oh yeah, welcome caseyb. see, i forgot. hahaha

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Casey, maybe I was too quick on the trigger and, if so, I apologize but it sure had all the ear marks of Spam. Now that we got that over with, WELCOME TO HANDYMAN.

We love pickies so post all you can if you can. What kind of maters do Y'all grow usually? I'm thinking about doing some raised beds ?MAYBE? but getting enuff sunlight to them will be my biggest problem. I don't know whether to try for more morning sun and no afternoon sun or just the opposite. Any ideas???

Have you seen those wooden chaise lounges that fold up? I've never owned one but I've seen several at craft shows and at roadside vendors.

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Meller,

Well, I guess it was spam in the sense that I do run ads on my articles and blogs, but there's real content there, all original.

I actually don't know what kind of tomatoes I have sprouting! :) I know they are heirloom varieties (open-pollinated), but that's it. A friend gave me about 10 different kinds of seed, but I never got around to labeling them. Whatever works out best, we will take the seeds from and re-plant.

I think afternoon sun would be best as 'maters like it hot generally. The problem here is rarely not enough sun, but fungus from the damp, especially in our winter (it's summer here now aka dry season). We get volunteer plants all the time, mostly cherry tomatoes. Take a look at these big 'uns we had growing in a brush pile: http://adullroar.blogspot.com/2013/01/new-years-tomatoes-are-ripening.html

The most important thing with tomatoes is to not give them too much water, but to keep the moisture content in the soil as even as possible. Drying out, then watering, etc. usually results in blossom end rot, which doesn't show up until the tomato is ripening.

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dangit, i got ta grow me some dang maters this year. them store bought hot house maters aint worth a dang. i sooner go without maters than try to eat um.


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thanks, Casey

hey, Mego, don't you and Rat call them Red Baseballs instead of Hothouse maters???

I think I'll put in one raised bed - - - maybe 6'x6'x12" and plant some maters and penners cause I use a lot of them buggers during the year - - - - might even figure out how to preserve some Salsa but it might not taste fresh in 6 months - - - anybody got any mater preserving ideas??

You know I could plant some "ownyons" (a Justin Wilson word) at the end of February couldn't I??? and then maybe slip in the maters and penners after harvesting the scallions?????????????

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Anyone with a picture of Red Green as their avatar and looking for an idea on how to preserve 'maters, must see this most recent article of mine. wink  http://casimiro.hubpages.com/_DIYBanter/hub/Make-a-DIY-Solar-Food-Dryer

Dried tomatoes can be re-hydrated to make paste, pesto, or sauce. I really like the ones that are preserved in oil, but haven't tried to make any of those myself, yet.



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Very interesting and Texas has plenty of "SOLAR" to operate it with.  Might even consider using other materials to achieve the same results, since I don't have a scrap PC lying around - - - - well? at least not yet biggrinbiggrinbiggrin

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my dad put some maters in big buckets. proly bout 20 gal. he moved um in on his mostly glass back porch when it got cold. made maters a good while after frost.

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Not in Oregon anymore, though I keep a mailing address there. Was last in Hillsboro, grew up in Salem, born on the south coast. Moved here to C.R. 4 years ago. I have a blog about it called A Dull Roar.

Sorry, guys, that you thought I was spamming you. Some other DIY projects in there, however.

Later,

Casey


 Well I guess we were neighbors and didn't know it,, I live in Beaverton,, wouldn't live anywhere else,, Well maybe a bigger place ,, but Oregon will be my final resting place,,, been here nearly 40 years



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I was there 54 years. Really don't miss the winters much. ;) If we move back, which we might when the youngest is old enough for college, I think we'll go for C. Oregon.

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CaseyB wrote:

I was there 54 years. Really don't miss the winters much. ;) If we move back, which we might when the youngest is old enough for college, I think we'll go for C. Oregon.


 I always liked the northern (Central) part ,(columbia  Gorge area)I  worked in Herminston, Pendelton area for a while  doing some goverment work at Handford , my daughter lived in La Grande for about 10 years, but I never cared much for that area, of course I didn't get over that way much either,

we have another member here that lives in Baker City,  the coldest place in Oregon,,  What kind of work did you do when you were here?

Good to have ya with us, you're gonna fit right in Amigobiggrin



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