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  1. JasperFrank

    Your favorite album?

    Dosage- Collective Soul.. Listen at least once a week.
  2. JasperFrank

    You Know You Are Old When

    When you want to get on your motorcycle and leave for a week or so. :)
  3. JasperFrank

    You Know You Are Old When

    You could watch the gas being metered.
  4. JasperFrank

    Tell us something we don’t know.

    This gave me a laugh, so I'm not going to edit the original post. :)
  5. JasperFrank

    YELLOWSTONE PARK DANGER

    Another Yellowstone story. This was the second time I'd been there. Saw group of cars parked on the side of the road, so I pulled over investigate. There was a huge male Bison, grazing just off the road. There were three or four people with their cameras, sneaking up to the Bison to get...
  6. JasperFrank

    Tell us something we don’t know.

    Its terrible that these days, someone can't just offer an apology. Legally an apology is an admission of quilt. So lawyers always say, NEVER APOLOGIZE. You have to sue for the indiscretion, when an apology, was all I was ever seeking, and remediation was theirs to complete, with out...
  7. JasperFrank

    Unrelated topic, Laptop question

    What is your spending limit? I tend to like the mid level Dells, and Lenovos. If you are going with Sold State Storage, make sure it is removable. Dell has a whole series of what they call " Rugged." These are not Panasonic Tough Books, but survive pretty well. The Apples have fantastic...
  8. JasperFrank

    YELLOWSTONE PARK DANGER

    Took my Mother to the Old Faithful site many years ago. I had been there several times before. She started getting freaked out by all the Bear Warning signs and didn't want to leave the car when we got to Old Faithful. I convinced her that everything was safe, especially, here, with all the...
  9. JasperFrank

    weed wacker question

    Many commercial landscaping crews here.... PNW... use gas powered hedgers for heavy Black Berries, along chain link fences.
  10. JasperFrank

    Cleaning out parent's stuff

    Yes, that style of house, all built in the '50s seems crazy these days. Floor to ceiling glass, slab foundations, ceiling electric heating and virtually no insulation. They are like weird time capsules of an entirely different era, when we thought nuke power was going to be free.
  11. JasperFrank

    weed wacker question

    For more delicate areas I use this head which will take line up to .105 inch. I have a measure set out on my garage work table for the lengths to cut. The ends I have to cut at a 45 angle to feed the line. Because you are working with 6 lines, this chops up the grass in to smaller pieces-...
  12. JasperFrank

    Cleaning out parent's stuff

    I have an huge file of everything related to the building of our house and every appliance. Including photos of the construction. Over the years this has been extremely valuable, and will be given to the new owner if we ever sell.
  13. JasperFrank

    weed wacker question

    When I do the weed eating, or concrete work, these pants are gone. No way I'm putting them in a wash cycle. They are five bucks at the local second hand.
  14. JasperFrank

    Having issues with 1987 Ford 1220 radiator fan.

    I got too old, me thinks. Last time I had the tractor repaired for a transmission issue, the repair folk said I got the last and only part available, in the USA. There are no more. Seems like everything I own is like that now.
  15. JasperFrank

    weed wacker question

    Technique, or how one a approaches the cut, for me makes a huge difference. Anything over 12 inches I'll make a first sweep with the lines or bolts at 90 degrees to the ground. This blows stuff up and out of the way. I do this again till 6 to 8 inches is left in stems. Then I go horizontal...
  16. JasperFrank

    Having issues with 1987 Ford 1220 radiator fan.

    I looked at your list of machines, you are familiar with this pricing, I guess. I don't want to get any one in trouble, but most of the times I have dealt with New Holland Parts, even the parts guys would say this is insane, and would suggest some other avenue. There is always the guy...
  17. JasperFrank

    weed wacker question

    What I do is extremely dangerous, so I would not suggest anyone do this. I wear a motorcycle helmet, steel toe boots and two layers of jeans, a thick coat, leather gloves, and no one can be around. Not even the dog. I use a head that is meant for the plastic replacement blades. But I...
  18. JasperFrank

    Having issues with 1987 Ford 1220 radiator fan.

    You are so much closer than I would have ever guessed. $650. Even the parts guy said, "Are you sitting down?," as he read the number to me. A New Holland Parts person has to be one of the hardest jobs in the tractor industry now. LOL.
  19. JasperFrank

    I'm not some HMO Karen,, but whats going on in Rural Lane County Oregon just seems crazy.

    One neighbor, down the hill from us and not on F2, just added another "RV." This brings the total to 5 RVs, plus the house. A 40's era, two bedroom, one bath house. They are running romex 120v and garden water hoses to each of the trailers. I've been in the area long enough to know...
  20. JasperFrank

    Having issues with 1987 Ford 1220 radiator fan.

    While in disassembly, figured, maybe I'll replace the oil cooler radiator. So I call up New Holland. It takes a long time for them to find the part, cause it is listed as an "OIL conditioning UNIT." This is basically a 10 inch by 3 inch radiator. Okay..... on honor system, with out...
  21. JasperFrank

    I'm not some HMO Karen,, but whats going on in Rural Lane County Oregon just seems crazy.

    Its this whole "destination" category of "RV" that has me a bit concerned. These are not "RVs" and are not really designed to be campers you take as a tow-able Recreational trailer. And they aren't really mobile homes, in the sense of the Single Wide, Double Wide or Manufactured homes...
  22. JasperFrank

    Mowing acreage.

    Wish Google Earth would let you know when they are updating the photos.
  23. JasperFrank

    You Know You Are Old When

    When you just don't want to fix any thing any more.
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    I'm not some HMO Karen,, but whats going on in Rural Lane County Oregon just seems crazy.

    Tow-able destination RV is a whole new concept to me. Mobil homes, they take the wheels off at some point and call it a house. This is something different. It will always be an RV if its on wheels and stays on wheels? I should have bought a lot of water front properties, around local...
  25. JasperFrank

    Barndominium/Shop or "real" House?

    I have an old friend that got a permit for an AG structure. He was living in a trailer at the time. I helped him build this and it wasn't an ag building at all. God help the real estate agent that has to broker this place in the future, and find there are no dwelling/occupancy sort of permits...
  26. JasperFrank

    I'm not some HMO Karen,, but whats going on in Rural Lane County Oregon just seems crazy.

    Was out for a drive today, and saw at least 5 more places with RVs hooked up to septic and power cords out of the house. If this was just families accommodating other family members, I wouldn't care. This seems to be entirely something else and strange. The property tax is basically a fixed...
  27. JasperFrank

    I'm not some HMO Karen,, but whats going on in Rural Lane County Oregon just seems crazy.

    I'm F2. Which required at least 20 acres for a single dwelling and lots of hoops to jump through. Or at least I think I still am. Recently a neighbor, was able to carve out 6 build-able lots on his 60 acres- which was also F2. I didn't think this was even possible given Oregon's stringent...
  28. JasperFrank

    I'm not some HMO Karen,, but whats going on in Rural Lane County Oregon just seems crazy.

    I'm seeing multi-thousand dollar two story homes moved in on wheels. Not just camper type trailers. These are bigger than the original house that is, I guess, was establishing the rent. Its very odd to me to see this happen, every where, and to think how stupid it was to follow the land...
  29. JasperFrank

    Having issues with 1987 Ford 1220 radiator fan.

    A few weeks a go, my radiator fan was shattered from what I believe to have been a stick that got up there. These are cheap yet, difficult to replace as you have to take the radiator out, things are tight and have to be done in a specific sequence. Completed the replacement of the fan...
  30. JasperFrank

    Cleaning out parent's stuff

    Personally, I've started the process of getting rid of things and converting them to silver or gold. And I'm only 66. But I know my wife, who I assume will survive me, doesn't know the value of certain things. She isn't in the same world as I am. As, I've been a studious buyer of just...
  31. JasperFrank

    Cicada invasion

    Its not an invasion if they are a native bug. Which they are.
  32. JasperFrank

    The Onxmaps app, X-hunt, is crap.

    I don't think he is an idiot. We shared a few beers the other night, and I realized that I'm of an older generation, he is of a newer one where, apps and cell phone GPS are part of their lives, and trusted to be accurate. In my case, his app was way off, and he should have contacted me...
  33. JasperFrank

    The Onxmaps app, X-hunt, is crap.

    That's what I thought also at first. New tech.... new issues. :) And people are so trusting of these apps that you have to walk them to the pin, have them run the app over the pin, and show them the app is giving an incorrect overlay.
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    The Onxmaps app, X-hunt, is crap.

    We found the the end point on a major section line that was my boundary. And the App was 100 feet off that pin into my property as a GPS reading. Just say'en. Don't trust these Apps using smart phones thinking that the app has any legal value. :)
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    The Onxmaps app, X-hunt, is crap.

    A new neighbor was using this as a reference as to boundaries. He got a bit in to my property thinking it was real. I can't blame him, he thought he was with in his rights. But the App was way off. Which I could show him after finding original pins and other survey markers. Then, I...
  36. JasperFrank

    Best strategy after major ice storm.

    Yes, I'm in that Jasper. Off Wallace Creek. You must have a sizable place to run a International 884.
  37. JasperFrank

    Ants.

    Its a smaller, well defined area to me, with 20 acres. But the ants don't follow property lines. And they are also well established across the road into another property which I help cleared. Which I included in the 400 by 400. So, I wasn't that clear about that, sorry. The ants seem to...
  38. JasperFrank

    Ants.

    Doing all the tree/branch and stick clearing, yard by yard, I 'm getting a clearer idea of wildlife going on on the property. I found one area that has me fascinated, because it seems like the only area with lots of ants. Its an explosion of ants. Yet, it is a very small area, 400 by 400...
  39. JasperFrank

    Tell us something we don’t know.

    Dick Cheney had a state of the art heart monitor and "defip" device. He was a bit paranoid that this could be hacked to attempt an assassination. So he had it altered to disallow any WiFi/Bluetooth telemetry.
  40. JasperFrank

    Is the interest rate worth the credit history?

    Having and paying off a loan on time, was how I was taught was the way to increase your credit score when I was younger. I don't think this was ever really the case. I think it was a sales pitch to get people stuck on credit. I've never had a loan to payoff in my life. And never carried...
  41. JasperFrank

    Plowing in conduit/pipe/duct pictures.

    Not a tractor, but I once bought a rather rare Donzi boat off ebay in New Hampshire and had it shipped to Maryland to my brother's place so I could pick it up and bring it back to Oregon. This was an incredibly stupid idea. I got it to Oregon, and then saw all that was actually wrong with...
  42. JasperFrank

    Best strategy after major ice storm.

    Pushing in branches and sticks yesterday in to the burn piles ... And then this happens. Some how a branch got up in there. Fortunately the radiator is okay. :( Think I'll walk out to a field and practice some scream therapy. LOL.
  43. JasperFrank

    Best strategy after major ice storm.

    Thank you Ponytug for suggesting ASV-RT120, I'll ask them if that's what they have. Or something like it. :)
  44. JasperFrank

    Best strategy after major ice storm.

    My ideal is to open the trails again, but these were never large enough as a something that could remove the wood fuel load. Which had been done by hand, and shagging stuff. I've seen what a small cat track excavator can do. And I am impressed. Maybe that is the answer, and I'll just...
  45. JasperFrank

    Best strategy after major ice storm.

    Out of 20 acres, I'm just now finishing up on clearing up all tree falls and debris on the 4 acres residential part of the property. Its divided into two tax lots. The other 16 is forestry deferred, difficult to access, and prop taxes on this are $400 a year. I spent 28 years...
  46. JasperFrank

    Tell us something we don’t know.

    Alaska is just under 34,000 miles.
  47. JasperFrank

    What do you all do to be prepared for long term power loss?

    Is this just a thread about people that read William Luther Pierce?
  48. JasperFrank

    You Know You Are Old When

    When the AI personality can't answer any question because it isn't designed to look that far back.
  49. JasperFrank

    What do you all do to be prepared for long term power loss?

    If I know a storm is coming, first thing is to fill both bath tubs for flushing water and sponge baths. Then only use the tap for drinking. We have two 50 gallon pressure tanks. The selection of canned goods makes a big difference in how much water we needed. We didn't run out of...
  50. JasperFrank

    What do you all do to be prepared for long term power loss?

    When the last ice storm happened last Feb, which isolated our community with so many tree falls, we got alerted that power was not coming back for weeks. We are somewhat use to this, so old timers have well stocked pantries. A very surprising thing happened. The neighbors, all phoned, or...
  51. JasperFrank

    What do you all do to be prepared for long term power loss?

    Canned goods is the way to go. You can always eat and make a fire. I don't understand high priced prepper stuff.
  52. JasperFrank

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Some how we have to have two completely different metrics as what "Profitable" means. The Stock can do what it is doing and how that is leveraged, but what is the NET profit from making and selling a car? These seem to be completely different measures of evaluation for modern companies. So...
  53. JasperFrank

    You Know You Are Old When

    When the frontal lobotomy is a more attractive option, than the bottle in front of me.
  54. JasperFrank

    You Know You Are Old When

    When the check out clerk is really very pretty and young, and you feel it, and it makes you feel young again, but you counter with the fact that she is 40 years younger than you. :)
  55. JasperFrank

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Thing is, if I combine the wife and our use of ICE cars, it worked out to be about $3,000 a year in fuel costs. If I add an EV, even a solar powered one, just for commuting, We still have to pay extra for the low, no comprehensive insurance on that other vehicle, and find, or make a place...
  56. JasperFrank

    Anyone else have an unusually large number of hummingbirds this year?

    I think our ice storm in Feb killed all of them off that didn't migrate South. Seen only one humming bird so far this spring. I'm more concerned about the bees. There are no bees, or any other large insects of any kind. Frogs, and small reptiles, just seem to being doing business as...
  57. JasperFrank

    Who rides motorcycles?

    The pillows they give you on airlines, they really don't want back. So I take them as free. I put these on my Yam SR500 seat, which extends my ride another 100 miles before entire numbness. :)
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    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Ten years from now...... :)
  59. JasperFrank

    Hawaii Vacation Ideas

    Hopping the Islands is rather in-expensive, but it is time consuming. Since you mention Pearl Harbor, that means O'ahu. Yet, I would set up home base in Maui. There isn't much in the way of public trans. Renting a car, in my opinion is necessary. I did just about all one can do in Maui...
  60. JasperFrank

    What water bottle do you have?

    I have a "Reduce" tumbler that we got as a Christmas present three years ago. Fits nice in the Cub Cadet cup holder and keeps the wine nice and cold on hot days. And it is fairly stout and well made. :)
  61. JasperFrank

    Just noticed today.... so many trailer campers on home sites.

    In 2023 there was a law change in Oregon that said you can just place and then rent out a camper on your rural property as a tenancy. Everyone seems to be doing this now . I just go WTF, after years of complying to the rules. At first I thought these where ADUs. But nope, they are...
  62. JasperFrank

    What did you buy this week?

    More "trash work" pants. Damn if the wife and I didn't have a miscommunication this year for X-mass. I specifically said, I would like cheap goodwill store work pants. She got new shirts, of which I all ready have too many. So today, I bought a dozen used pants at the second hand...
  63. JasperFrank

    What is the fastest way to burn a pile of logs?

    We live very close to a mill that makes pallets, small poles and stakes. I think that is all they do. They became very automated in the last year or so, which also means that there are many rejects, knots in the wrong place for a stake or pole and stuff like that. I use to buy some of...
  64. JasperFrank

    Signs of dementia

    Woke up yesterday, and didn't know if it was dusk or dawn. Then remembered that I had worked hard all day since dawn, and took a nap at 3pm. Which turned into an all night sleep till next morning. It was confusing.
  65. JasperFrank

    Real estate General topic

    In five years, the real estate market will collapse in the same way it always does. So save up with liquid cash and wait for it.
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    Beekeeping

    This spring is very weird in the South Willamette Valley of Oregon after our ice storm in Feb. . There are no bees. NO BEES. There are almost no pollinating insects at all, aside from very small flys.
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    Recommendations for wood chipper for small material

    As a safety thingy, never have any loose clothing around a chipper. And by that, I mean, wear your jacket tight or have nothing that a branch can hook into as it is being sucked in. I didn't button up my cuffs one time and the chipper ripped off my entire sleeve. Good thing it was an old...
  68. JasperFrank

    Laundry - GE washer suspension fix needed

    Don't order anything till you take it apart and see what the real problem is. It could be something entirely else. I've been down this rabbit hole of thinking that I found a solution on the internet, only to find later, after taking it apart, that the issue had nothing to do with any of...
  69. JasperFrank

    Pull down a high widow maker.

    This what the forestry guys said works. 3/4 diesel, 1 part gas. I had already figured this out, but it was nice to have that confirmed by the experts. :)
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    Pull down a high widow maker.

    It might be that things have dried out a bit, but I used the small branch method yesterday and it worked. I filled the FEL with little sticks, and dumped them on the winded side of the piles. A quart of 3/4 diesel, 1/4 gas, in small plastic containers got them all started. So three big...
  71. JasperFrank

    Car Insurance skyrocketing

    Yes. It was very weird attempting to get her on my Progressive policy. Cause I though she had a clean record. The agent started looking stuff up. The wife was upstairs but I could talk to her while on the phone. "Hon, did you get any tickets in Washington in the last five years?" "Yes, I...
  72. JasperFrank

    Car Insurance skyrocketing

    Wife just got a major increase with Pemco, I got a decease with Progressive this year. Then again, wife never tells me if she gets a ticket.
  73. JasperFrank

    Tell us something we don’t know.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helter_skelter_(ride)
  74. JasperFrank

    Pull down a high widow maker.

    Using most every method suggested, these piles just will not burn. Me thinks that the ice storm somehow saturated the wood with water. And I'll have let them dry out over the summer season.
  75. JasperFrank

    Who rides motorcycles?

    Met a young man that had just bought his first motorcycle, at the DMV the other day. We were the only two people there at 1pm. I noticed his bike in the lot, a brand new bike.... a 250 Honda dual-purpose type. He was there to get his endorsement and new license photo. We were both...
  76. JasperFrank

    You Know You Are Old When

    Win 7 was MS's Swan Song. Yet still, I could crack admin passwords in about 8 minutes. :)
  77. JasperFrank

    You Know You Are Old When

    When you have learned to work smart. And to time things. And you are old when you are the one that says, "This" has to come first, before we do anything else, from experience.
  78. JasperFrank

    Need advice regarding a "city boy" coming to rural property

    Bon Fire! Yet the most fun, would be driving "Off Road." There is something magical about this to a 15 year old that has only traveled on public streets. Most fun I ever had as a camp counselor, was letting them drive, some driving for the first time, out in an open field with no designated...
  79. JasperFrank

    Are you looking to get rid of abandoned telephone landlines?

    Kind of amazing that in my area, that Century Link pissed off so many people, that there are no subscribers any more to a trunk line that runs through my property. I've asked them to remove it, but they just will not even acknowledge its there. I can even give the pole numbers to them and...
  80. JasperFrank

    Who rides motorcycles?

    Can't get the wife to ride on back any more. This has created a contention in our relationship.
  81. JasperFrank

    You Know You Are Old When

    Remember when you got new shoes and they measured your foot? Do they even still do this?
  82. JasperFrank

    Signs of dementia

    Yes it can. Both an aunt and a grandmother went this way. And it is rather odd to be with some one that talks about you in the third person. Yet sort of revealing. My Grandmother had no idea who I was, on a visit, but would talk about me. Very strange conversations. I know a bit of...
  83. JasperFrank

    Car Insurance skyrocketing

    Well, in my case I've have not seen much of any increase, from Progressive. It has stayed at around $540 a year for the car. How ever, the Progressive motorcycle insurance, for my 500 CC, 44 year old bike, has doubled in the last three years with no claims or tickets. And I only ride about...
  84. JasperFrank

    Tell us something we don’t know.

    I have seem many grave yards of the 18th and 19th century and wondered why they all had the protective iron work fences around them. Grave robbing was a thing.
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    Tell us something we don’t know.

    The Nuke Thingy is something that has come back after being basically forgotten for a generation. I grew up with Tuck and Cover drills. Then, with the proliferation of Hydrogen Bombs, it seemed everyone saw an exchange was not in anyone's best interest. No one wins. So we forgot about...
  86. JasperFrank

    You Know You Are Old When

    "Pop, Pop, Fizz, Fizz, Ooh,... what a relief it is ." :) The ol lady was an actor named Clara Peller. She died in 1987. She was world famous for the "Where is the beef?" TV commercial by Wendy's during the election cycle of 1984.
  87. JasperFrank

    NH parts price gouging

    Needed to replace the radiator in my '87 Ford 1220. So I go the local New Holland dealer. Even the old guy, working in the parts department of this dealership, rolled his eyes, when he saw the replacement cost for just the parts. And in that moment I think, even he had had enough. Cause...
  88. JasperFrank

    You Know You Are Old When

    When on the census, it asks for ethnic origin and you write in "Shriveled."
  89. JasperFrank

    Do you ever get it all figured out or mostly figured out?

    I've cancelled just about everyone in my world. I'm okay with it. :)
  90. JasperFrank

    Any Watch Collectors here?

    It is interesting that TSA has an issue with 20K in cash, but not one with a 50K watch. :)
  91. JasperFrank

    What is some of your Pet Peeve's

    We have an entire kitchen drawer full of every kind of interface plug for many devices. The Europeans are right to standardize this sort of thing for charging. Its mind numbing to figure out what interface a device needs. And so many minutes wasted to figure out if its a USB-C, with...
  92. JasperFrank

    Car Insurance skyrocketing

    Insurance is not a right. No one HAS to give you insurance aside from your saving account, for anything.
  93. JasperFrank

    I love electric vehicles. But increasingly I feel duped

    And yes, I had to sequester The Dog. I think think this put the cops more on notice, like, I'd come back with a gun, after seeing a full marked car, and after putting the dog away. We give police impossible situations to figure out. It was a rush when they put hands to gun, as I came out...
  94. JasperFrank

    I love electric vehicles. But increasingly I feel duped

    Its 2am. There is a loud knock at your door. Do you take the gun? I decided not to. It was police officers looking for someplace else with a warrant and someone I didn't know. They got the addresses all messed up. And were lost. But still as I came out to talk to them, guns were...
  95. JasperFrank

    Do you personally go to a farmer's market?

    Yah, I hear you on the crafts stuff. We sort of ignore these. You should not try to sell "ART" or jewelry at a farmers' market. Its about the local land to table as food. But the organizers have to make that choice as if the ground fee for the event can pay off. So I think they...
  96. JasperFrank

    Do you personally go to a farmer's market?

    We have several in my area that are permanent. We go all the time to these, but it is a must do when ever we hear about a new one. These tend to be pop up markets that don't do it every year. We always find something really great, like Lamb sausage sticks, other jerky's, cheeses, local...
  97. JasperFrank

    Any Watch Collectors here?

    I inherited a Bulova Accutron from my Grand Father. Its a first generation watch with no calendar. Can't use it much because the batteries are rather expensive and short lived. So that is just for special occasions. I have to take the battery out after each use. The Grand Mother on that side of...
  98. JasperFrank

    Any Watch Collectors here?

    Love this watch. It was B-day present from back in '83/'84. Switched it to a leather band. It has had 9 or so batteries, and as many new bands. Its a water PROOF watch. So I never had to worry about it and water. Model is a W350 Marlin. And I've swam in fresh and salt water with it...
  99. JasperFrank

    Carry low

    Even with the rops and the belt, I find it completely impossible to not reflexively jut my leg out to stop a roll. I need a sign or something on the dash that says "Keep your feet in the tractor!"
  100. JasperFrank

    Beekeeping

    I was very surprised reading that you should put a screen over a Mason Bee "hotel", while they are hibernating, so woodpeckers don't eat them. WE HAVE SERIOUS ISSUES WITH WOOD PECKERS 'ROUND HERE. :( I think my BIL has ill will towards me. He gave us his used little Bambeco house, but...
  101. JasperFrank

    Beekeeping

    Do you have to buy mason bees or do they just show up if you make site/nest area for them?
  102. JasperFrank

    Just another junk chainsaw

    I was never very good at shapening chain. I was using the dremil bit method and would get maybe four re-sharpenings then buy a new chain at $20. Tried all kinds of things I saw on the web to do it better. After our recent ice storm, I'm at it everyday now. And I was getting rather...
  103. JasperFrank

    How many acres do you own?

    After our last ice storm, 20 ac, is all I can handle . Its going to take two years to get back to where we were on an 8 hour work day. I'm getting sort of sick of shagging all these branches to burn piles. But it is still better then working for someone else. Even with the hail and the...
  104. JasperFrank

    For Our Next Trick....... Expect "Collecting Rainwater" permits !

    My deed has a clause that I can't "divert" any water from a natural seasonal or year round stream. It says nothing about rain water, roof top, cistern catching. There was a bit of a fight with some of the neighbors when a Pot Farm was created up the hill from me. Ground water is...
  105. JasperFrank

    For Our Next Trick....... Expect "Collecting Rainwater" permits !

    Never heard of this. And I'm right out side of Eugene, Or. So something else is going on here. There is a huge community of small farmers that have markets all over the state, and local food production is encouraged at the county and state levels. Some thing in this Vid isn't being...
  106. JasperFrank

    Car Insurance skyrocketing

    State Farm will just straight out cancel you if you make two back to back claims. Even if there was nothing claimed for 10 years. Meanwhile the wife has had many accidents, and damage to her full coverage car with Pimco and they pay out with no rate increase. Its weird, cause i wanted...
  107. JasperFrank

    Who rides motorcycles?

    Balsa wood?
  108. JasperFrank

    Pull down a high widow maker.

    Its just crazy here in Jasper Oregon. Its getting to end of day, and I've been up and out since 7am shagging tree limbs to burn piles. There is no end to it. All I see is just more to do. A shower and a bit of wine, tomorrow is another day. Still, I wouldn't trade it for living in a...
  109. JasperFrank

    You Know You Are Old When

    Not there yet..... but getting closer to a balancing act. :)
  110. JasperFrank

    Recommendations for wood chipper for small material

    If your family has a history of Viking Hand, or medically known as Dupuytren's disease, .....don't personally run a chipper. The medical costs will out weigh the utility and cost savings of the chipper. I thought this was the way to go, till my hands started to crab inwards. The doc said it was...
  111. JasperFrank

    You Know You Are Old When

    When you put your feet on the floor to put the socks on.
  112. JasperFrank

    Chinese knockoff saws?

    I don't know anything about the performance or price point of the Farmmac pictured above; but I am amused by the fake carbon fiber.
  113. JasperFrank

    I need a new lawn mower!

    The biggest disappointment with the Cub Cadet XT2 is lack of locking diff. I get stuck in the silliest of places. I can only use it if the ground is dry.
  114. JasperFrank

    Pull down a high widow maker.

    Great info guys! My mistake was I built up the piles first. I should have started the fires and then built on top of them.
  115. JasperFrank

    I need a new lawn mower!

    I have a Cub Cadet XT2 42 with the twin, "cadet engine" brought new in 2020 and I am astounded at how bad the gas efficiency is. Its the first new riding mower I ever bought. Maybe this is a learning curve for me. But, "oh my" this thing uses a lot of gas at the recommended RPM.
  116. JasperFrank

    Pull down a high widow maker.

    I've heard of folks using a shop vac, reversed to blow, to help start. I should try that. Right now, I just want a napalm flame thrower. :)
  117. JasperFrank

    Pull down a high widow maker.

    It was all day today, picking up little dry sticks, and piling them on, thinking they would get the wood piles going. Then diesel and gas as a starter. This should have worked. It didn't take. I'm doing something wrong, but so is everyone else. Cause they can't get anything started...
  118. JasperFrank

    Pull down a high widow maker.

    I use Mule Tape. I love this stuff. It doesn't snap back in any way if it breaks and you can just double, triple up, if you need more pulling strength.
  119. JasperFrank

    Pull down a high widow maker.

    Yes, we were doing our own Myth Busters before there was a Myth Busters. :)
  120. JasperFrank

    Pull down a high widow maker.

    More survey, and every maple, all of them, have a snag somewhere. Most are very small, 2 inch dia.
  121. JasperFrank

    Pull down a high widow maker.

    Trying to shoot off a widow maker is almost entirely ineffective. A friend of mine was an avid reloader. He would hand cast 12 ga lead balls then max out the power charges. I never let him load one of my guns. He was a little crazy. And I'd stand well back from him shooting. We had an...
  122. JasperFrank

    Pull down a high widow maker.

    For some reason I can't start a fire pile. I did all my old methods, that use to work, but on these piles nothing is working. I think because this is all green wood with too much moisture . No one else here can get theirs started either. The 3 to 1 gas Diesel isn't working.
  123. JasperFrank

    Chinese knockoff saws?

    I'm a bit surprised by this thread. Is the USA still enforcing any sort of intellectual property? Or did corporations just give up on filing patent infringement suits? Is it just more cost effective to let the clones in? Under license is one thing, but does China even have a court to...
  124. JasperFrank

    Tell us something we don’t know.

    Farrah Leni Fawcett, a sexy icon on the 70's, was relatively unkown before 1974. She did bit commercials until Micheal York saw her at a tennis match and insisted that she be in an up coming Sci-fi motion picture called "Logan's Run." This exposure got her a part on "Charlie's Angles."...
  125. JasperFrank

    What gave 60's Greyhounds their distinctive smell

    Anyone else notice when being passed by an army convoy of trucks, the distinctive smell. Its not diesel. It smells sort of like cosmoline. Or something the army uses to protect the canvas.
  126. JasperFrank

    You Know You Are Old When

    When you have over 5 or 6 magnifying glassed spread all over the house cause you can not read anything any more. Or has type just gotten smaller over time.......
  127. JasperFrank

    What gave 60's Greyhounds their distinctive smell

    I think you can take just about anyone of a certain age, blindfold them and somehow lift them in to an original VW Beetle, with out touching anything, and they would instantly recognize it just by the scent. Like Winterdeer said. It might be cause of how they were heated off the exhaust or the...
  128. JasperFrank

    What safety equipment do you have when running chainsaw?

    Situational awareness. If you haven't figured out the potential energies... everything that could go wrong.. then that cut waits for another day and reflection till you have it figured out. I absolutely agree that if you start to feel tired, just stop. Its end of the perfect day, where...
  129. JasperFrank

    You Know You Are Old When

    You are old when they don't ask you, if you want the past 64 discount. They just give it to you, straight up.. :)
  130. JasperFrank

    Pull down a high widow maker.

    I'm coming around, that most likely, these maples are never going to recover in the way that they broke down under the ice load. They tore apart with long vertical fractures making all these widow makers. The conifers survived much better. They just dropped certain branches with clean...
  131. JasperFrank

    Pull down a high widow maker.

    Lots of them that look like this. They are most all maples that cracked off branchings at the crown. They are in areas we use. I'm thinking a long rope tossed up, tied and tethered to the tractor a good distance away. Then see if I can pull them off and down. This is just...
  132. JasperFrank

    Pull down a high widow maker.

    I've got lots of these now after the latest storm. Do I hire out, or do I toss a lead over the branch to see if i can pull it out? What is the best way to "rope" a high branch?
  133. JasperFrank

    Poison Oak Everywhere!

    I can assure you that Poison Oak is also a vine. It has a smaller leader than Ivy. Every tree over 50 feet had this sort of umbilical cord, to reach sunlight light in the canopy, that was feeding the rest. :) kill them from the trees, and then use ground herbicides.
  134. JasperFrank

    Poison Oak Everywhere!

    Do not burn it. Our property was covered with the stuff. It depends on your individual genetics, but I'm entirely immune to it..... my brother was highly affected by it. The first few laundry ended up in rashes for my wife. So work clothes got separated, and in some cases just...
  135. JasperFrank

    Poison Oak Everywhere!

    Poison Oak, is a vine. Find all the leaders to the upper canopy and cut them.
  136. JasperFrank

    Neighbor's cattle in yard

    Under Oregon legal code, Psittacines, also known as parrots, are not considered to be domesticated animals. Neither are cats. But chickens are. They have different definitions legally as what a domesticated animal is, which is a state by state determination. Dogs are always considered...
  137. JasperFrank

    You Know You Are Old When

    If you remember ever making a reverse charge phone call from a phone booth.
  138. JasperFrank

    Tell us something we don’t know.

    Pacific Otters were re-introduced to the Oregon Coast in the early 90's. They did very well, for 10 years. Then the Great White Sharks figured it out, moved up the coast line, and ate all of them. They are still healthy populations in the Puget Sound. I guess the Great Whites don't go...
  139. JasperFrank

    Fused wire links. Anyone have experience with these?

    I know its 14g. The as tested fuse wire is fine. So I'm at a lost to where the issue is. The manual said a relay is here, somewhere yet it isn't there in any chart. Modern vehicles are sort of complicated. It will cost me, but I want to know now, why this failed, and where, even if it...
  140. JasperFrank

    You Know You Are Old When

    I was surprised of how few of my coworkers had wrist watches. They had to reach into pockets and swipe their phone. I just extended my arm and turned my wrist. :) Same watch after 43 years. :)
  141. JasperFrank

    Fused wire links. Anyone have experience with these?

    I've capitulated. Three days of attempting to figure this out, and I'm done. Thank you all for attempting answers. Its going to a shop.
  142. JasperFrank

    You Know You Are Old When

    Earlier match packs had the striker on the same side as the matches. So it was a simple fold and strike. The newer ones, you had to bend the match all the way to the back, and still do it with one hand. :)
  143. JasperFrank

    Is there a way to keep rats from nesting in my engine?

    Bitter DOG works. Stuff to keep dogs from eating things. There are many brands. Mice don't like it. Its pretty nasty stuff, so be careful with it.
  144. JasperFrank

    You Know You Are Old When

    When you know how to fold a match and light it with one hand. :) Remember the match companies all had to put the striker on the back side. :)
  145. JasperFrank

    Fused wire links. Anyone have experience with these?

    This is a general question about wire fuses. A common fuse you just pull out and replace. A wire fuse, just confuses me. Do you have to just make your own? They don't have part numbers. At least they don't my case. Is it just the gauge, or is there something else, special to the...
  146. JasperFrank

    You Know You Are Old When

    When you realize you are older then most every thing you own. :)
  147. JasperFrank

    Massive storm clean up

    A bit much after the January '24 Ice Storm in our area... Willamette Valley Oregon. It's gonna take all year to clean this up. I can't even figure out enough areas for burn piles. :( Think I'll just make three huge piles: Sticks, branches and logs. I don't normally hire help, but this...
  148. JasperFrank

    What is the oddest machine you have worked on or operated

    For me this has to be the all time oddest. It was a 1958/62 Jari walk behind sickle bar mower. Running this was barely controlled chaos. And after 15 minutes you could not feel your hands any more.... It vibrated that much. And this ran at a speed that was faster than a walk, but just...
  149. JasperFrank

    Dog stories

    Most dogs do not understand motorcycles. The last three would pull on my pants legs, hard, if I was to go for a ride. I think Dogs don't understand that you are controlling it. They think it has taken you like a predator might. And they just want to pull you away to safety.
  150. JasperFrank

    Dog stories

    Charlie became our next dog after Henry. He was a shelter dog and completely shut down after being returned to the shelter a few times. I guess for bad behavior. We later learned that his bad behavior was eating very expensive seat belts, if left in a car for more than 10 minutes, or...
  151. JasperFrank

    Dog stories

    Drove cross country to visit my brother that lived in the Chesapeake Bay area. Brought along my dog, Henry. This was the first time Henry had ever been to my brother's house. Henry was an odd duck of a dog. I could never get him to fetch and he didn't seem to like other people. My brother...
  152. JasperFrank

    How many still have a Landline in their home?

    Everyone in this conversation should state what they are paying per month.
  153. JasperFrank

    How many still have a Landline in their home?

    Land line phone is tied to the DSL, and "broadband," is through Century Link, and this is getting expensive, at 115 a month. Yet we do use what limited speed we have to the max. We don't use smart phones, just tracfones for cell and the landline. Cell coverage went out for three days...
  154. JasperFrank

    Tell us something we don’t know.

    Very strange to have seen both Nellie at U of W and Ankh at University of Puget Sound. I thought it was very weird for Universities to even have these mummies.
  155. JasperFrank

    Tell us something we don’t know.

    To get back to Earth, after having achieved an orbit. You can't just use rockets again to slow you down for reentry.
  156. JasperFrank

    You Know You Are Old When

    When You think about getting one of those daily pill sectioned, plastic holder sets.
  157. JasperFrank

    Bitcoin: What do you think?

    What I wish crypto had done..... which it didn't, was to monetize a useful algorithm. Just imagine the benefit if all that mining and electricity had been directed to protein folding, genetic research, drug interaction, or some other very difficult, yet meaningful, computational study...
  158. JasperFrank

    Long time Covid 19 episode

    Its luck of the genetic draw how people react to Covid. Glad you survived the double pneumonia. May I suggest that you and your Doctor develop a strategy of more visitation and a close monitoring of overal health, for the next year or so. Covid can trigger all manner of other conditions...
  159. JasperFrank

    Anybody built a Tiny House?

    A friend built a tiny house just outside the city limits, and I though he was crazy. But 20 years later, its the property that exploded in value, and not his little house that he build to no compliance with code. he had exploited a loop hole that taxed prop on "improvements" So he...
  160. JasperFrank

    Good movies,,, well there are a few.......

    Barbie was a completely, unexpectedly, entertaining movie for me. Its not a kid's film and it isn't really a Merchandising film. It is something entirely "other." I could give a very long dissertation on this film's merits, but i will not bore you with this. If you have...
  161. JasperFrank

    You Know You Are Old When

    Long time marriage has its benefits. I'll walk in to a room and not know why I was there. The wife will say, you are looking for your keys and wallet, cause you just got dressed, and put on shoes, so obviously you are going out..... they are in the utility drawer, right here, where you...
  162. JasperFrank

    Tell us something we don’t know.

    A calendar from 1998 works the same as the day and dates do in 2024.
  163. JasperFrank

    Tools That Are NEVER Used!!

    I have a large collection of tools that look just like these that I bought from estate sales over the decades. I guess they are called "buggy wrenches. " I have never found any nut to fit the ones I have. :)
  164. JasperFrank

    Getting an annual physical at the doctors

    To address the original question. When I do bi-annually schedule an exam, I get so much up selling and "don't worry, the insurance will pay for it," that I have little or no faith anymore in the integrity of what the doctor or nurse is saying.
  165. JasperFrank

    Getting an annual physical at the doctors

    I grew up in a funeral home. I don't think a viewing has any closure for anyone. To me it is actually rather disturbing with all the makeup and the attempt to make the body look much younger and "healthier" then you last saw them. Life celebration, party is a much better idea, but to...
  166. JasperFrank

    Anybody built a Tiny House?

    I would look at how RV and Boat bath rooms are set up.
  167. JasperFrank

    You Know You Are Old When

    When you hum the "Snap Crackle Pop" song in the morning waking up... and its not about the cereal. :)
  168. JasperFrank

    Tell us something we don’t know.

    A SR 500 Yamaha is like that. Less someone picks the whole bike up in to a flatbed, I have no fear of it being stolen, even with the keys left in. :)
  169. JasperFrank

    Tell us something we don’t know.

    Africa is a continent.... not a country. So these comparisons don't make much sense to me. For apple to apple comparisons, shouldn't it be Africa is 'this' big compared to Asia?
  170. JasperFrank

    Chemtrails

  171. JasperFrank

    What is some of your Pet Peeve's

    Today was a big pet peeve. I'm in a check out line... the guy in-front of me thought that the item he was buying was on sale in a recent flyer. It was not, he must have remembered an older flyer. Yet, he and the poor clerk involved, went page by page in a 12 page flyer looking for this...
  172. JasperFrank

    What is some of your Pet Peeve's

    My wife, who has always been rather tidy, has ceased putting anything back after using it. Its an odd personality change in her. I make her a cup of tea every morning. All these cups collect at her upstairs computer desk.
  173. JasperFrank

    Chemtrails

    I have friend that has lived all his life on Victoria Island in BC. He is a chem-trail believer. We have had many discussions on it. I think his science is wrong, "sort of wrong," in that the burned jet fuel does introduce particulates that become condensation points that create the...
  174. JasperFrank

    Tell us something we don’t know.

    The name of the Batman series character, "The Penguin" was Oswald Cobblepot. The name of the Simpson's character, "Comic Book Guy" was Jeff Albertson. The name of the RCA Dog, was Nipper. Barbie had a younger sister named Skipper. The Robots designed for "Forbidden Planet" and...
  175. JasperFrank

    You "Road" Your Tractor?

    My zone is in the transition from Ag to high end housing. I will wait for a tractor to get to its next field. Other people do not.
  176. JasperFrank

    Tell us something we don’t know.

    Its called Shell petroleum because the company started out selling jewelery cases made out of shells.
  177. JasperFrank

    One of the sweetest sounds on Earth

    Listening to my dog trying to bark and run while he is in deep sleep and dreaming.
  178. JasperFrank

    Disposable lithium battery

    Since China stopped buying stuff, the US has not re-developed internal recycling. I'd say we took a step back in doing domestic recycling in the last ten years. My dump still has the ability to take them, so I do recycle them. At least I drop them off to a place that says they will be...
  179. JasperFrank

    CraigsList vs. Facebook Marketplace

    Free advertising, which CL and FB have created, has completely altered the buy and sell environment. Both forums are mostly SPAM now. It would be neat, and advantageous to have VETTED sellers, even if this costed a little bit to be approved.
  180. JasperFrank

    Best Way to Level Farm Ground

    I gave up attempting to get sometime resembling a flat plane. Too many rocks. And too many old stump holes. So I went in another direction, which was to just add fill dirt on top of everything. It was expensive, to bring up all the dirt and then to spreed it. But we, after 20 years...
  181. JasperFrank

    My dog's not doing well

    Those that we love, don't go away. They walk beside us everyday. Unseen and unheard, but always near and forever loved. Rule of thumb for me, is if the dog is in pain. If not in pain, I owe it to the dog to still take care of their needs, even if its the inconvenience of dimentia, or...
  182. JasperFrank

    Battery based vehicles of today and tomorrow pt 2

    Oh god, you actually believe that? LOL
  183. JasperFrank

    Dumb question on a cat

    Replacement cats are basicly free.
  184. JasperFrank

    Tell us something we don’t know.

    As some one that walked many miles of track, this is an important question. I'd end up walking on top of a rail, cause the cadence of stepping to the ties was so bothersome, and sort of annoying as an unnatural distance of step. It not a natural step, yet its a bit too much for a long...
  185. JasperFrank

    House Build 2023

    Best thing anyone can do before drywall, is a video walk through and to long term print photographs of everything with reference measurements. And save every receipt, for fixtures, and every manual on the white goods. 20 years later, this reference becomes priceless and a huge selling...
  186. JasperFrank

    What is the most money you paid for service on your vehicle?

    I haven't bought or sold too many cars. Maybe 8 or so, over 50 years. I have how ever bought and sold lots of other things, to fix up and flip for extra income. What I've found as a universal rule, is the thing you are buying depends more on the seller then the object. I like...
  187. JasperFrank

    What is the most money you paid for service on your vehicle?

    Vehicles don't rust out in the PNW like they do in the rust belt, it isn't uncommon to replace an engine with a junk yard motor, cause everything else is still sound. In today's money most spent was 2,700 dollars for a 302 ford motor out of a rear ended, totaled, low mile car. To replace...
  188. JasperFrank

    Which paint for covering up smells

    Felt sorry for some folks that bought a local small house that they wanted to fix p and rent out. It had been used prior as a cook house for Meth. They are still working on it two years later. They've had to gut the entire interior down to studs AND replace the entire septic system and the...
  189. JasperFrank

    What is some of your Pet Peeve's

    My dog is now basically incontinent. But we still love him....
  190. JasperFrank

    Box scrapper lift up on a turn?

    I'm breaking many things on my three point tractor with the Box Scrapper. So I'm doing something wrong. Should I only, drop and drag in a straight line, or can I use it in a turn with out lifting? Sorry, if this is a very stupid question.
  191. JasperFrank

    My dog's not doing well

    Occasionally, our dog will kill and munch on a lizard or snake. Makes him ill for a few days....
  192. JasperFrank

    To fly Oct 1st you need "Real ID"

    Got mine a few months ago...... It was super easy. Yet, $57.
  193. JasperFrank

    Will UAW Strike?

    Interesting that Ford is losing money hand and fist building E-150's, the cost of which is being subsidized by an inflated suggested price of the F-150s. At least that is what I just heard on NPR. Toyota, I believe, is on the right path. As the second largest automobile maker in the world...
  194. JasperFrank

    58 MPG by 2032

    Had a friend from Germany in the late 70's, and he was looking for a newish used car.. "I said, why not a Beetle?" He looked at me like I was stupid. "Those get terrible gas mileage." Then I looked it up, and yes, they do get terrible gas mileage for what they are..... well used ones were...
  195. JasperFrank

    Will UAW Strike?

    "That's not good for our kids or national security in my view." Oh My!
  196. JasperFrank

    What rope do you like? What knots?

    Over the years, I've converted almost entirely over to Mule Tape. Its cheap, easy to cut to length, easy to untie, easy to make knots with, easy to fold for threading, and doesn't seem to tangle up like normal rope does and folds down in to small spaces. Making a permanent loop, you just...
  197. JasperFrank

    Will UAW Strike?

    We need consumers, but we don't want or need more people..... I see a bit of a problem here......
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