Harvest time again

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by phideaux, Jul 9, 2014.

  1. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Just thought Id show you what I just got today.
    Variety is Ambrosia.. if you grow sweet corn, you REALLY need to try it.
    I been growing sweet corn over 30 years ...this is the best .

    Started at 6 am and the wife is blanching it now for bagging and freezing.
    Good stuff,

    But, Id rather be reloading a new caliber for me, Dies came late yesterday.

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    This is a Gun forum, huh?

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    Jim
     
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  2. havasu

    havasu In the army now..

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    Well then, if you shot me a couple ears of corn, we would fulfill both the harvest and the gun forum.
     

  3. buster40c

    buster40c Well-Known Member

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    Nothing like fresh corn on the cob. ummmm good!
    I remember as a kid we would go to the muck farms and buy corn fresh picked from the fields for .25 a dozen. Lucky now to get 5 ears for a dollar.
    I tried to grow some sweet corn but never had much luck growing it. A few plants had an ear or two and dang if something didn't peel the husk down and eat the cobs clean. I don't have a green thumb for sure.
     
  4. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Raccoons will clean out a corn crop,
    unless its protected by electric fence.

    Ive taken 2 birds , 2 squirrels, and a huge snake off the bottom wires this year.

    I dont have any critter problems this year. Last year it was rabbits,
    My air rifle took care of that problem.They could sneak under the bottom wires, somehow.


    Jim
     
  5. Pancho_Villa

    Pancho_Villa Well-Known Member

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    Muy bueno Fido! Will ya be reloading .45-70 with sweet corn?
     
  6. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Thats funny.

    Hey, I might not be reloading very much.
    I cant find brass.
    Ifin Im gonna pay over a buck a piece just for what little I found, I be just as well off to buy the ammo first.



    Jim
     
  7. squirrelhunter

    squirrelhunter Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    That's what I did for 44 magnum brass,I bought ammo but its too hot to go out and shoot it.:mad:
     
  8. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Yeah,
    I nailed a target up on a tree outside my A/C shop and step out with the Marlin 1895 and tested 2 loads at a time. That 45-70 sure is fun.

    I only had 38 pcs of brass , I still have 30 loaded , and I like the load.
    300gr lead flat nose, over 53 gr of IMR 3031, Win WLR primers.

    1st shot with that load was a center bullseye at about 30 yrds.:cool:
    Didnt get the chrony out, but should be running about 1950 FPS.

    Just too darn hot. I need 45-70 brass.


    Jim
     
  9. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporter

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    Silver Queen sweet corn for the win...!!

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    Also, the perennial Asparagrus is coming in...yum !

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  10. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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  11. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporter

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    Good lookin harvest Jim...

    My buddy got me started with the Silver Queen in my garden...gonna hafta try a few rows of Ambrosia next season !
     
  12. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    We have cut way back, its just too hard for us.
    The pics are from Wed morning, 135 ears, then Friday we got another 120.
    All off 3 rows 100 ft long. Probably another few dozen to eat as we go, still out there.

    We use to plant 12 rows, that was killing us old folks.:rolleyes::)


    Jim
     
  13. Birddogyz

    Birddogyz In the army now..

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    I cut 1/2 dozen artichokes today.
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  14. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    oooooooo !!!

    I like them.
    But have never tried growing them.
    I may try some.

    Are they hard to do?


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  15. Birddogyz

    Birddogyz In the army now..

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    Got a few other veggies for dinner.
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  16. Birddogyz

    Birddogyz In the army now..

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    You have to cheat to get them to produce here. They produce best the second year but since they will not survive here, I sow my seeds in Sept to get them up then hold the rootball in a cold frame green house that dies not get below 40. Then plant them in the spring. Well worth it. The flavor is much richer than what you get in the store.
     
  17. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    So if I just plant seeds in the spring, along with every thing else, then just leave the plants over the winter.
    The next year they make?


    Jim
     
  18. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Man that's nice.
    Your taters are early.
    I didn't plant any this year.
    Health issues .



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  19. Birddogyz

    Birddogyz In the army now..

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    Depends on how hard of a freeze you get. They will not come back here. I think you need zone 7 or higher.
     
  20. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    hmmmm, so you pretty much gotta cheat, like you do.
    Im farther north than you, and we never know when we might get hard freeze winters. Ive never seen frost line here deeper than 1", but its possible.

    We are now picking peas in full force. This will continue for a couple weeks.
    Tomatoes are now being picked, just not enough yet for sauce making, just BLTs, and burgers, and smmichs.:D
    Blackberries are in full force also (we always mix in wild ones with my Triple Crown ones), as well as jelly/jam making.

    We are a little busy...


    Jim
     
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