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Discussion in 'RC-Help Lounge' started by Tony, Oct 13, 2017.

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    It's definitely a Monday. If it can go wrong, it will go wrong, and it IS going wrong.... ugh...
     


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    Going to try to get that video out today. Spring time at my house means way too much work and not near enough time.
     
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    Editing a video and eating s**t on a shingle with eggs. It's a better day than yesterday...
     
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    Why does it take so friggin long for NiMh Rechargeable AA's to charge?!?!?! It's GO TIME!!!! And I'm stuck waiting on batteries.... lmao. It's time to see if over 4 months of work has paid off...
     
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    Drove the T-Maxx today for the first time. Yes, it was on video, but will most likely never post it. The clutch came apart in the transmission, so I get to pull that back out again and find the pieces..... Ugh....
     
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    And it's times like these that I absolutely want to give up on nitro...
     
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    So was the part faulty or was it an error?
     
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    It was just my luck with nitro.
     
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    Nitro is like that. Its something you have to accept and deal with. All though the power and sound cant be matched.
     
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    um, okay. Not sure how to respond to that one...
     
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    Nitro has its issues no matter what platform its on. When its on and running , its all awesome. When its starts acting up its a real pain in the back side to keep working.
     
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    I completely agree.
    My older brother had three nitro trucks. At first they were all great. but it wasn't long before they all just wouldn't start any more. Very temperamental for sure. That's one of the reasons I love my electric jobs...
     
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    Well, I think I'm finally going to be able to draw some rows in my garden. We are about a month late, but this is the first chance we have had to get into the garden and work the soil. Very wet spring so far. But, we are not planting as much as we have in years past. This will be the first year that our garden is not getting bigger. It's actually getting smaller by about 40% compared to last year. And we are not planting every row. Just way too much work on a 50'X120' with rows every 4'. Add 6 more rows on a separate garden we put in last year and yea, just not enough time to take care of all of it. So taming it down...
     
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    Our ground is way to wet to till. We have a high clay content. I should be cutting in top soil into our garden.
     
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    Best thing to do with clay soil is to dig it down about 6-8" and cover with compost. Let that sit for a bit then till it in. You can also mix a little sand in with it and those two things will help break up the clay. We have that crap down here as well.
     
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    Years ago I used to dabble in the garden too. But now my disability took that away. I didn't do much but what ever I did, I did with a pick and spade shovel. As I sit here writing this, my back (L4 disk ) is killing me.. And that's just today. who knows what will be killing me tomorrow. :fatigue:

    Here's a few pictures from yesteryear. My physical limitations aren't the only enemy of my garden. I did well with pumpkins in the beginning. But before long I learned the hard way about White Powdery Mildew. I managed to control it with a better watering technique and a lot of copper fungicide. Then came the cut worms.

    Here in Hawaii we have over a hundred species of moths. They range from tiny all the way up to five inch wing spans. They lay their eggs in the nicely tilled soil. After hatching and feeding on the roots, they get larger. Then they start up the vines or they just bore a hole in the young or possibly large pumpkins that are sitting on the ground and not ripe yet. I tried everything, except nukes to control them but after one night in season five, they were all destroyed and I gave up.
     

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    I never did anything with pumpkins, but did do watermelons. Didn't much like them because they are a vine and there is no way (almost) to weed around them. So we never did them again. But man were those some awesome melons! Best I have ever had. We also did cantaloupe. Not as bad as watermelon, but still pretty bad.

    I did get the garden tilled. We are doing what is called "plant a row, skip a row" which is going to make things easier on my wife and I both. I don't have to get behind a tiller and can till up the soil (cultivate) with the tractor, and she has less than half the rows to weed in between. I just can't bend over like I used to be able to. We are putting in a greenhouse, and the wife is being very selective on what we are putting in there. Mainly things that we want to eat over the winter. It will give us about 7º of protection meaning instead of 32, we are good to 25º So we are going to have some greens later into the winter.

    Oh, does anyone need some eggs...? lmao. Yea, all of these are full with awesome farm fresh brown eggs from our own chickens right outside the door.

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    Wow! That's a lot of eggs!
    We have many, many wild chickens here. I was feeding four roosters three hens with eleven mini-peeps today.... I love them; they eat centipedes, big and small! Years ago I had a favorite, his name was Kellogg; figures right...HA! He was a good sport and uncommonly friendly... Had him for almost six years before he fell from power. After Jr. was done with him he looked like he went through a hurricane. I still have some blood stains on the patio from the conflicts between those two... I miss him, he was cool! He would hang with me while I was working on the car.
     

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    Yea, we have 5 roosters in our coop. I know, you are not supposed to have that many, should only be one, but the roosters don't fight. However they are torture to the hens. We are trying to plan out a slaughter station and when we do, we will keep only one rooster. The other ones will be put on my smoker or into a great stew or soup. Larger "non meat" chickens are tougher than "meat" chickens. Just not sure how the wife is going to take it when I kill 4, or possibly all 5, of her babies lol.

    Oh yea, she purchased an incubator and she is trying to hatch her own chicks. So we will have plenty of roosters in the future. Just need to get something large enough to take their spurs off.
     
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    Torture on the hens "A".. The word rape was contrived of after watching chicken behavior. Their all glutinous vultures with no manners, except Kellogg of course, he had class LOL! He treated his girls well and even the babies. What a class act!

    Now for the opposite side of the coin. His name was Butchy Boy. As his name implies, he was punk! He put me in the hospital with a massive infection once. At first I thought he busted a couple of fingers. Almost! He was untrainable compared to Kellogg. I'm a nice guy. He's lucky I didn't blow his little brains out; LOL! He was relocated.

    Yeah, those spurs are dangerous! While I was at the hospital they took an X-ray to see if the tip of the spur broke off inside my finger. Not this time, whew!
    About the spur cutter. Try the vets and pet stores. How about a metal snips or side cutter. Must be the mechanic in me...HA!

    Hey what are you going to grow this year?
     
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