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C.J. Voelkel

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voelkels replied to the Recipes/Cooking board. 1 hour ago

Re: Bluefish

It's been a while since I cooked bluefish.

Down here in Loosiana the locals use bluefish for cut or crab bait, them.
;-)
When I was living in New Jersey in the 1940s & 50s, we would just flour and fry the “snappers” [more]

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voelkels replied to the Gardening and Landscaping board. 2 hours ago

Re: Garden books and wishes

What are your favorite things you did to your garden that you absolutely love that you now consider a "must-have"? Anything you wish you did different?

Back around 23 or 22 years ago, after we bought our “estate” down here [more]

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voelkels replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 3 hours ago

Re: Vegetable garden books/raves/rants

Thanks for the direction, my mistake. Will post there!

Hay man, no problem. I was going to mention the Fool’s garden board, too.
;-)

C.J.V. - Axe-u-lee, don’t think that most books aren’t too much help, me

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voelkels replied to the BBQ, Art of, Fun(ky), The board. 4:12 PM

Re: WSM Smoker Mods

Living so close to the Abita brewery I wouldn't think it necessary.

Axe-u-lee, we also gots a brewery in Covington (See; http://www.covingtonbrewhouse.com/ ), which be a bit closer to [more]

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voelkels replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 8:44 AM

Re: Boo, LG...

The part you replaced - a fuse with wire leads - is a common electronic part and easily obtained. Likely your local appliance tech would have replaced the fuse with a new one, by soldering. Very easy, as you found out, likely for less than $50. No [more]

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voelkels replied to the BBQ, Art of, Fun(ky), The board. 7:22 AM

Re: WSM Smoker Mods

“I'm worried that not enough people drink enough beer.”

Worry not. I'm on it.


Me too.
;-)
Translation; bier= Liquid bread.
;-)

C.J.V. – but no longer brews my own, me

Tue Oct 28

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voelkels replied to the Gardening and Landscaping board. 6:53 AM

Re: "Stink Bugs" in Winter?

We just carefully have them crawl into a bottle or onto a sheet of cardboard and toss them outside, but what the heck might they be?

Vermonter, See; [more]

Mon Oct 27

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voelkels posted to the Political Jokes board. 9:55 AM

And From Shoe

See; http://www.gocomics.com/shoe/2014/10/26 .
;-)

C.J.V. – sounds like a plan to me, yes

Sun Oct 26

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voelkels replied to the Pet Lovers board. 6:05 PM

Re: Anyone tried to cat proof a fence?

Minimum around the deck with some grassy area, so maybe 20*15 ish.
What I see online is 300linear feet of a system that would do the whole backyard.


I haven’t tried to keep our cats in a fenced area but I have had problems with [more]

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voelkels replied to the Pet Lovers board. 7:38 AM

Re: Anyone tried to cat proof a fence?

How large an area, huuuggh?
;-)

C.J.V. – designed & built a squirrel proof electric bird feeder in 1996 BC (before cats), me

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voelkels replied to the Guns for Sport & Protection board. 6:55 AM

Re: Like many home invasions,

"Who needs a "clip" tha holds more than seven rounds?"

How many times have we heard that the past few years. Apparently sometimes law abiding citizens do need a standard capacity magazine.


Axe-u-lee, I got [more]

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voelkels replied to the BBQ, Art of, Fun(ky), The board. 5:54 AM

Re: WSM Smoker Mods

. . . I did dream about having a new WSM the other day. One with thermometers, hinges, grommets, fans, pellet poopers, LED lights, a heat-proof interior webcam, and of course, a smart phone app. Paris Hilton brought over some peach tree chunks, [more]

Sat Oct 25

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voelkels replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 11:11 AM

Re: Gardening and Seeds

All this talk of gardening for LYBM reminded me about Victory Gardens, which were planted in WW II:

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Thu Oct 23

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voelkels posted to the Political Jokes board. 8:07 AM

From N’Orleans . . .

. . . See; http://www.theneworleansadvocate.com/multimedia/walthandelsm... .
;-)

C.J.V. – Walt nailed it, him

Mon Oct 20

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voelkels replied to the Gardening and Landscaping board. 8:48 AM

Re: Greensand

Nope, as I said earlier, "Monsanto is not above-board with any of their research". Prove they ARE... and being I'm NOT a chemical eng, I'll leave this to the people who can expose this. Someone will, but probably too late for [more]

Sat Oct 18

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voelkels replied to the Gardening and Landscaping board. 8:36 PM

Re: Greensand

“I have a fair amount of sand & gravel from an old building project that the cats have been fertilizing so I’ll add that to loosen our clay soil. “


W H O A ! ! ! Don't use that sand. Carnivor feces are totally different than
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voelkels replied to the Gardening and Landscaping board. 7:08 AM

Re: Greensand

If you have heavy clay soil, sand can be used to break up the clay like peat moss does--holding clay particles apart (to avoid brick formation) and let plant root penetrate. Sand is permanent treatment, but peat moss degrades over time and must be [more]

Fri Oct 17

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voelkels replied to the BBQ, Art of, Fun(ky), The board. 3:58 PM

Re: Extended Weekend Agenda

I would think having the temp probe under the grates would cause a problem because of dripping fats coating the probe and affecting your reading. No?

Axe-u-lee, no. I install the thermometer under the grate just prior to a smoking [more]

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