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  1. greybeard

    Public School used to be so simple.

    You got up in the morning, went to school and was taught the 3 Rs. No politics. Not so much anymore. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/texas-suburb-defeats-critical-race-theory-curriculum-after-highly-contested-election/ar-BB1gjF2k
  2. greybeard

    Don't California my Texas

    https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/census-data-california-texas-chuck-devore Not necessarily good news for everyone........ What U-Haul charges to rent a truck to move to another state is one real-time indication of the imbalance of people migrating. Because an empty truck doesn’t drive itself...
  3. greybeard

    cutting down a shotgun barrel

    I have a 20 ga pump, sold by New Haven, says "Made by Mossberg" same as Mossberg 500. I have been wanting to shorten the barrel and put a pistol grip on it as it would be a bit unwieldy to use for home defense with the full length barrel. I don't really have any other use for it. 1. How short...
  4. greybeard

    Jury reaches verdict in Chauvin trial. Announcement imminent

    https://news.yahoo.com/live-chauvin-trial-jury-deliberations-verdict-george-floyd-murder-134733208.html
  5. greybeard

    At least they encouraged buying beef

    After seeing tons of vegans and/or greenies as well as politicians assailing the beef industry and beef loving public, someone goes the other direction. https://www.businessinsider.com/people-should-eat-more-filet-mignon-its-an-affordable-luxury-2021-4
  6. greybeard

    what did you lose in the Big Freeze?

    Looks like I lost a lemon and orange tree. Both grafts froze and split and everything above the grafts are dead and brittle. Already jerked them up and on the burn pile. A Queen Palm that I and brother dug up from his place on Bolivar Peninsula is dead and rotting already, tho hear it 'may'...
  7. greybeard

    Baylor Bears win

    Baylor Baptists easily beat Gonzaga Catholics
  8. greybeard

    Choices have consequences

    Anti-capitalism protest........ Gravity. It's everywhere. Play stupid games. Win stupid prizes.
  9. greybeard

    grazing lease payment as % of calf crop?

    Anyone (especially in Tx) ever done it? If so, how did you word the lease agreement?
  10. greybeard

    Bad luck wrong place at wrong time.

    If they had just driven a little faster or a little slower.... Perry Airport Florida https://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/broward/pembroke-pines/fl-ne-perry-airport-crash-20210315-espryb6rsbfypp3h5x2a5ftqxi-story.html
  11. greybeard

    is freezing up normal for a heat pump?

    No mine. The outside unit was frozen up so bad the fan was rubbing the ice on the coils. Temps been low 30s in daytime and low 20s at night. In the shade on North side of the building it never sees the sun. It took over 8 hrs of running a torpedo heater on it to thaw the ice. Are they (heat...
  12. greybeard

    Houston Texans continue their plummet. Released JJ Watts today

    A mutually acceptable separation according to all sources. He wanted to play for a championship level team. Dallas may be an option but more likely to be Steelers if they can fit him under the cap and his brother TJ already plays there.. A local news said Tom Brady has already called him. "Come...
  13. greybeard

    I would love to see the inside of this ranchouse and hear the story it knows

    I've been looking for property farther West and came accross this one. Out of both my price range for my age and more ac than I want anyway but I found the paradoxes it shows to be intriguing. Built in 1904 and on 160 acres. It obviously has seen a 'bit of weather' and looks like something Gus...
  14. greybeard

    Yet another conspiracy theory whackadoddle arrested

    Yep, another one of those way-out-there conspracy theorists that we've all read so much about this year. This is what comes of believing and/or repeating all the BS the web spews out. Someone somewhere, low in intelligence, will fall for it and act on it. The back story from Dec 31...
  15. greybeard

    In Texas; Is the sale price of land or personal property public knowledge?

    It seems i remember most deed transfers simply stating something to the effect of " For the quantity of $10 I (name here) do transfer ownership of........ to (name here) etc" Are sellers required to inform any part of local or state govt how much they sold (or bought) a piece of property for...
  16. greybeard

    POLL Cow/calf on small acreage in Texas and deep south?

    A question for those raising cattle (specifically cow/calf) on small acreage anywhere from about I-45 in Texas over to the East Coast. (Ga, Ala, Miss, South Tenn, Louisiana, Florida and Southern Arkansas.) The following was written in regards to livestock production on "small acreage" which the...
  17. greybeard

    East Texas and Deep East Texas cash lease prices/acre?

    I saw the other Texas lease thread, that pretty much turned into a discussion of prices up North. The question: 20-100 acres. Grazing only-no hunting. Native pasture, adequately fenced, water available, ready for cows... Bahia, some coastal and common bermuda, partially wooded ok.. What's the...
  18. greybeard

    is there a rule of thumb for calculating dry matter from Bahia?

    Is there a rule of thumb for approximate water loss per any given weight of green growing grass such as bahia or coastal when it's dried?
  19. greybeard

    foresters.....

    On one acre of native forest ground, how thickly or thinly spaced out would 200 six-eight inch and bigger trees be? For the southern pine/hardwood areas, is that: A lot of trees per acre? Not many trees per acre? About average number of trees per acre? (part of a research project)
  20. greybeard

    I've about given up on my county

    I've been involved the last 2 months with some public meetings with the Appraisal District's BoD and Chief Appraiser and a petition I started back in late May/early June. We have a little newspaper here and I bought one a few days ago just to see what they had to say about the meetings (we were...
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