Joey: Does anybody keep "cracked corn and sorghum screenings" as a food source? Found someone locally with a few tonnes of it selling $250/ bag (large grain bag) and wondering if it would be worth keeping it
Aug 16, 2017 15:14:49 GMT 10
paranoia: Good if you've got chickens... I guess you could always make flour also
Aug 16, 2017 18:57:48 GMT 10
Jay: Hi all - away with work, just dropped in to say hi. Hope you are well.
Aug 16, 2017 21:33:25 GMT 10
I have a Campbells membership - you have to have an ABN to get a membership (not open to the general public). Sale prices at Woolworths and Coles tend to beat Campbells pricing. You'll find that some of their stock has been sitting on their shelves for a long time.
Deb's potatoes are pretty rough, but don't let that sour you on all instant mashed potatoes. I buy Edgell Idahoan (118 servings) from my local Greek importer and they are fantastic. I've done taste testing at work and everyone has been impressed, including a former chef and a leading restaurant reviewer.
Costco also sells 112 serving (14x8) packs that get great reviews and are very inexpensive:
If it is red and oozing puss, I like to rinse it with Hydrogen Peroxide - maybe poke at it with sterile tweezers as well while the bubbles are doing their job.
If it isn't bleeding I'd say let it breathe and keep it uncovered. If it is oozing or bleeding go for a bandaid with a drop of triple antibiotic ointment like Neosporin (cuts heal really well and much quicker, but you run the risk of developing antibiotic resistant organisms - I just don't care)
Last Edit: Jul 16, 2017 13:28:24 GMT 10 by ziggysdad
The basement of my house in New Hampshire is cool in the middle of summer and stays above freezing in winter. Still, I too would like to have a root cellar - especially if I ever get around to planting some apple trees. With care, you can keep apples and potatoes for 6-12 months in a root cellar - but be careful, because one bruised apple or moldy potato can ruin the lot.
Much like painting all overweight people with a broad brush stroke, I would encourage you to think differently about the ultra-rich (i.e. Silicon Valley types). You can't begrudge them for seeing a future that few others could have imagined and sacrificing for decades to achieve that - even if their reward is billions of dollars.
I've known lots of these types - founders of Silicon Valley - and some of them are amazingly grounded (the co-founder of Intel told me a story about how once cracked safes for the sheriff's department using nitroglycerin).
Intel cofounder Gordon Moore set off his first boom in Silicon Valley two decades before pioneering the design of the integrated circuit. One afternoon in 1940, near the spot where Interstate 280 intersects Sand Hill Road today, the future father of the semiconductor industry knelt beside a cache of homemade dynamite and lit the fuse. He was 11 years old.
Moore’s pyrotechnic adventures grew out of his experiments with a neighbor’s chemistry set. He turned a shed beside the family house into a lab, stocking it with chemicals mail-ordered from San Francisco and filling an old dresser with beakers and funnels. Now retired, the 77-year-old Moore looks back on his days and nights in the shed as a time when he learned to think and work like a scientist. “The things I made, like nitroglycerin, took a fair amount of lab technique,” he recalls. “I specialized in explosives because they were fun, and I liked doing things that got results in a hurry.”
Moore is currently worth over $7.6 billion, but he is just a guy who likes playing with explosives and fishing as much as possible. I wouldn't mind holing up with him in a missile silo.
Last Edit: Jul 11, 2017 8:09:40 GMT 10 by ziggysdad