SA Hunter: 20.4mm rain so far this week. Unfortunately a lot of places in SA didn't get a drop.
May 2, 2019 19:12:56 GMT 10
spinifex: Fingers crossed for another 20-30mm in the next week! At least its enough to get some paddock feed germinating and some early sown oats and canola up and running. We have some adult chooks that have never seen rain before. They are confused.
May 2, 2019 19:49:17 GMT 10
spinifex: If you listen carefully you'll hear a couple hundred thousand collective horsepower of tractor and the whine of air-seeder fans running thru the night.
May 2, 2019 19:55:14 GMT 10
SA Hunter: Yeah, they are madly seedling atm. How are you? Hiya Rem.
May 2, 2019 19:56:37 GMT 10
spinifex: Peachy. I've been impersonating a vampire today. Sucking blood out of livestock for testing.
May 2, 2019 20:02:14 GMT 10
SA Hunter: Hope your teeth aren't too sore?
May 2, 2019 20:15:06 GMT 10
SA Hunter: Hi all - we have added a new thread "How Are You Travelling"? So, how are you all travelling?
May 6, 2019 21:20:50 GMT 10
WolfDen: Hello everyone. I hope your week is going well!
May 7, 2019 9:48:37 GMT 10
SA Hunter: Hi all - another 10.2mm rain, more coming. Hope you are all keeping well.
May 9, 2019 10:41:49 GMT 10
spinifex: over 40mm in 10 days. Green feed now up. Happier days ahead for farmers and their livestock. (In our district)
May 10, 2019 8:43:20 GMT 10
Joey: Supposed to rain for 4 days where I am starting tomorrow. Will be interesting to see how much rain I get out of the TC Ann by the time its effects reach the Qld coast
May 12, 2019 19:00:13 GMT 10
SA Hunter: Got the weekend off, so, 15-18mm rain forecast. Oh well! Guess I'll get wet at my bol!
May 14, 2019 22:46:13 GMT 10
WolfDen: Have fun SA haha
May 15, 2019 8:53:39 GMT 10
spinifex: Wild mushroom season has started here. Surprised any have come up given the long dry spell we've had.
May 18, 2019 16:46:49 GMT 10
jonasparker: Looks like you all had a really good election down there!
May 19, 2019 3:16:23 GMT 10
WolfDen: Yep and it was a good result in the end
May 19, 2019 9:05:12 GMT 10
spinifex: power failure here for the last 15 hours. I must have pre-visioned it as I actually had my gen set out yesterday morning giving it a run for the first time in perhaps a year and doing some critical maintenance on it so it starts first pull.
May 19, 2019 9:55:21 GMT 10
milspec: Great timing Spinifex
May 19, 2019 10:35:21 GMT 10
spinifex: Spent an hour getting an elderly relations gen-set running. New B&S engines are less tolerant of old fuel than 20 year old Honda engines. Required complete fuel drain before start. Now ready for a night with high wind that might cause more black-outs
May 19, 2019 13:59:01 GMT 10
WolfDen: I hope everyone enjoys their Friday! Looking forward to the weekend! Hope everyone has a good'n!
May 24, 2019 10:26:13 GMT 10
Beer! Yesterday we started making our own beer ... we feel better prepared already Also added an 8kva generator to our independence kit the other day ... would have liked it to be diesel and may eventually find one of those but for the time being it's petrol. Looking forwards to building our solar system this year.
Made a replacement self locking Cray snare out of stuff I had laying around. Curtain rod, brake cable from an old bike, an old 2 cent coin and a short piece of copper pipe. This time I painted it day-glo pink so when I drop it in the weeds its easy to find. This one has detachable, multi-position noose to help access to the most awkward crevices and holes.
Have mastered the art of making good felafel out of the chickpeas I collected a few weeks ago.
Serviced the car today. Saved a wad of cash in doing so. Put up shade sails on the western side of the house to keep the heat load down and save on power. I usually do that mid December but lapsed a bit this year.
Anyone got any good uses for used diesel engine oil? I've already painted all the fence posts around the home block twice!
I'd like to use it to fuel a forced air oil burner on my forge but not sure how to go about it yet.