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  1. bunyip

    Ice cream maker - any recipe ideas?

    Another one for summer is cucumber sorbet, remove seeds from a continental cucumber and blend with 500ml of sugar syrup, add 1/4 to 1/2 cup of Pimms then put in the machine, you can also add mint leaves at the blending stage, your call. unusual but quite refreshing.
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    Redback 120 volt battery equipment

    There are companies that repack and may even have clones, I have bought 40v aftermarket for my Ryobi gear and cloneDJI drone batteries, they all seem to hold up as well. Panasonic are reputed to be probably the best batteries, they have another name which escapes me at the moment.
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    How many have wives who make work for you.

    Still trying to teach her how to use the ride on mower which she loves but charges in to long grass on the lowest setting and throws the belt which I have to put back on or finds a brick with the blades, all mt fault of course, the blades have a life expectancy of about 2 months.
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    Sammy the Snapper, on the Move

    not a snapping turtle but this came out from under the house yrsterday, they do bite and pee on you if you pick them up, this one was about 5" long, they get to about 8".
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    A new Texas delicacy

    Reminds me of a trip home from a fishing trip, there were about 10 of us and we were on our way home and pulled into a takeaway food place, we all had knives on our belts and the young smart arse behind the counter started feigning fear and putting his hands up every time he walked past us, he...
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    ?????? GROAN 2

    Is that an orangutan on her head?
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    A new Texas delicacy

    A pictorial explanation of a local expression of a contrary opinion 'pigs ring'.
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    Polaris Razor 1000, add that to my list.

    Looked at the side by side then got a 500cc quad, found the side by side cramped and hard riding and not that much room in the back, the quad can tow and I use a small atv tipper trailer that will hold a decent load of cut up branches, on boggy ground it just floats across and if I get stuck it...
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    Soil test kits

    The test kits here only measure the Ph, the outfits that spread whatever is needed do soil sampling which tells you what you need to balance the Ph and also what trace elements are needed, we did ours, cost $165 and got back an eight page comprehensive report, we are waiting for the rain to stop...
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    More English confusion

    Median, I have heard it referred to AS MEDIUM so many times, damned caps key!!!
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    More English confusion

    I think you call it aragula (sp), peppery flat leaf green, we like it, we call it rocket and it has another name too but can't recall what it is.
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    Building a barn to live in- interesting article

    Popular here while building a home, the general plan is to live in it for a year while building, the reality is a lot are still occupied afer 10 years with no sign of a house.
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    More English confusion

    Convenience store= milk bar or deli which is not a true delicatessen, they are around but the supermarkets are driving them out. Service station is a 'servo' chemist can be a pharmacy but hanen't seen apothecary for a long time now, when we first came to Australia doctors had a red light at the...
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    More English confusion

    Yes, we call it soft drink, in Western Australia they call it cool drink, if you ask for soft drink you get cordial that has to be diluted, but, WA is just different, also known as Wait Awhile as they are about 30 years behind the rest of the world.
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    Cobwebs on my PWS

    Ours was a cheaper unit which probably explains a lot, we paid about $130, might look at the Acurite but the missus will baulk at the $350 price tag. Fence mounting no can do as the horses will break it.
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    Cobwebs on my PWS

    We had a spider plague this year, seems to be a 10 year event, early in the morning acres of paddocks are just covered in a blanket of cobwebs, our PWS didn't seem to be affected but it is on top of a 10' steel pole mounted on gutter fascias. Our problem is corrosion on the battery terminals...
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    More English confusion

    I don't like corn bread but the missus does, a bit like ItALIAN POLENTA. Pikelets, another local favourite they may be what you call flapjacks. We have chips unless you go to mcdonalds or kfc then we have to ask for fries, waaaaay too much salt and other flavourings for my liking. Now I will...
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    More English confusion

    Jelly is a (usually) fruit flavoured water with gelatin that becomes a quivering blob when set, jam is a fruit based spread made by boiling fruit and sugar until it becomes thick. I have seen what you call peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and that is what we call jam, however, I have seen crab...
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    Alternative Communications??

    Back in the mid 80's radio comms were cost prohibitive for a lot of farmers, a friend of ours put a flagpole up at his house that he could see from most places on his property, he had a system of coloured flags to receive a message from the operator (his wife), simple and it worked. Now we have...
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    More English confusion

    Looking at a recipe, biscuits with gravy, I thought it sounded awful then discovered what you call biscuits we call scones, moving on, what we call biscuits you call cookies, your jelly is our jam, tater tots=potato gems, picking up a recipe book becomes quite a challenge. Of course our own...
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    The one animal I would eradicate from the planet...

    We call them European Wasps and one sting is an ambulance trip to hospital for me, they cost me $130 a year for an epipen, I have not been stung since the mid 80's and one got me 3 times on my back, I would love to see them eradicated.
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    Farm accidents: Low IQ levels or wrong choices

    Maybe, but applying said information can be optional
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    What to do with an old pressure tank?

    Saw one converted to a Minion in a school yard, kids loved it, unfortunately someone who knew not his father stole it one weekend.
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    Tiny Houses

    I am allowed one corner!
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    Tiny Houses

    My wife would never survive a tiny house, she complains she has nothing to wear then needs another wardrobe to keep it all in, a weekend away is a large suitcase. As for the kitchen, where would she store the ten sets of crockery and matching cutlery yet alone the 4 sets of cookware as the old...
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    First full meal off the homestead

    bit like my trout fishing, about $600 a pound
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    ?????? GROAN 2

    His adaption of Dowland is interesting
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    How to hang a banner in Idaho

    I saw an antenna being fitted at the top of a tower using two extension ladders cable tied together and sitting in the bucket of a FEL, the installer was at the top of the ladders as the lot slid up the mast, the installation went without incident..... somehow.
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    Fueling up the DK5810

    You probably already know this but here goes, we use a 10 and 20 litre plastic jerry can with the flexible nozzle, both can start getting heavy while filling but sit nicely on their side on the front wheel which just needs you to balance them. Much better than the Kubota BX we had before where...
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    Stupid Things I Have Done

    Had a huge pile of tree branches etc that had been sitting for about 12 months drying out and we were going to burn them, Father turns up and tips on 20 litres of petrol and lays a 2 metre trail, fumbling for his matches my brother and I are backing away fairly quickkly and telling not to do...
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    Dialects, got to love them

    I think it more of an opportunistic moment to get 3 P's in a row, like the 6 P's 'prior preparation prevents piss poor performance'
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    Dialects, got to love them

    Siphon the python is commonly used here, point percy at the porcelain, another one in Melbourne is going to put a deposit on a block of land in Werribee, Werribee is a large sewarage treatment plant that you are well aware of when the wind is blowing the wrong way. Women need to powder their nose.
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    Dialects, got to love them

    Weren't dialects enemies of Dr Who....
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    Dialects, got to love them

    Took our grandmother to France, she had never been outside the UK, she was stopped by french customs asking if she had anything to declare, she became quite indignnant and wanted to know what business it was of theirs, they said that they stopped all foreigners, well, that was just too much as...
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    Dialects, got to love them

    Happens here too, if a Queenslander asks for a port it is a suitcase or overnight bag, my English nephew stayed with us and confused everyone wnen he said he wanted some baps, they are bread rolls, the sandgropers end a sentence with 'but', croweaters are just confusing at best. Buying a beer in...
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    Happy snaps

    Never realised there was a streak of hoon in you (says he who had a 2.8 BMX Z3)(y)
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    ?????? GROAN 2

    Crap joke..... (the bats)
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    How to seal red cedar

    I have used latex paint, parafin wax and bitumen paint to seal end grain to reduce checking/cracking, it prolongs the drying time but worth the wait sometimes, red cedar I am not familiar with so I don't know what it is like for checking.
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    Does your 3 point post hole digger dig down 3 feet straight?

    I haven't seen rubber either but certainly sounds interesting, recycled tyres are used for road resurfacing to playground surfacing, much different density between the two with the latter being soft, feels like walking on a firm sponge, idea was to save little arms and legs from breaking when...
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    Does your 3 point post hole digger dig down 3 feet straight?

    We sold 12 before we moved almost a year ago, one potential buyer wanted me to cut them in half, not a hope, they were about 40 year old red gum and full of sand and blue metal grit, my chainsaw wouldn't get halfway through one without destroying the chain. The new ones here are now pre stressed...
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    Does your 3 point post hole digger dig down 3 feet straight?

    I have seen the term railroad ties for a few years aand thought it was the metal 'clamp' that held the rail to the timber, I just assumed everyone called them sleepers, not used for fencing here as they cost many times more than treated posts, even used ones are sold by garden supplies as...
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    Does your 3 point post hole digger dig down 3 feet straight?

    We use 8x8 but only for ends and gates.
  43. bunyip

    Silly question but....

    Thanks for all the responses, as for ROBB, I have never seen one here, the box blades I have seen have adjustable scarifiers and double blades for forward and reverse but no roll over for another implement.
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    Silly question but....

    I have a few attachments from the Kubota BX which are going to be too small for the Kioti DK5810, mainly the landscape rake 4', harrows 4', 4' grader but I can offset that and make it work for cleaning gutters without going in the ditch. Ideally what width implements should I go, I want a box...
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    Stupid Things I Have Done

    oN A FISHING TRIP and had accommodation at a pub with three meals a day, we had finished lunch and were going out to our cars for another fishing session, I walked out of the pub into the bright sunshine, stepped off the kerb into the gutter, twisted my anlkle then stumbled and fell next my car...
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    What type of sprayer would you use?

    Usage is a bit of self discipline, I get twice the coverage that SWMBO does but she wants to soak everything which simply is not needed with roundup, blackberries were our biggest problem at the last place, as we are a warmer climate they do not die back in winter, we don't have them here but...
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    Office with a View...... Firetower

    i worked for parks, conservation etc briefly, spent my time at the edge of fires trauma debriefing and selecting staff who could take the pressure, also educating on how to cope with stress. Didn't really enjoy it and went back to forensics after a couple of years but it was an eye opener. Also...
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    Office with a View...... Firetower

    I remember the fire towers and the poor sods who were in them for months without a break, solar power was in its infancy and generators a a huge bank of batteries were required, supplies were dropped off once a fortnight and often that was the only human contact, during the holiday season they...
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    ?????? GROAN

    A preacher, priest and rabbi were caught playing poker for money and arrested, they appear in court and the charges are read individually, the preacher was first, you are charged with gambling how do you plead, not guilty he says, the judge replies, as you are a mon of the cloth I accept your...
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    How safe would you like your tractor to be?

    Our Husqvarna mower won't cut in reverse until you turn the key back one notch, many a time SWMBO has been mowing and I hear the mower spluttering and cutting out then suddenly fire up again as she moves forward 0nly to stall again as she tries it again, took a while for her to grasp the key...
 
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