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Autumn prepping

Post by Hovannes » Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:19 pm

I'm making a list!
New wiper blade refills
Inspect water pipes for insulation
Plant Winter Rye and fertilize
Clean furnace pads
Turn over garden soil
Stock up on comfort food fixin's like broth for soups, pasta, yeast for baking, etc...
Stocking the liquor cabinet for holiday company
Fortunately the tires still have plenty of tread left!

There are plenty of other things that either need being done or gettin' for Winter.

One of the best memories is harvesting walnuts---we had a huge walnut tree that covered the garage. My dad would put up flood lights and we'd pick the entire tree in a single day working well into the night.

This time of year makes me happy---it reminds me of helping my father with those seasonal chores when I was a kid.

Do you have a list?
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Re: Autumn prepping

Post by coco » Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:56 pm

- Assemble new AR-15s
- Reload a thousand rounds of .223
- Buy seed
- Buy tin foil for hats...
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Re: Autumn prepping

Post by sweetandsour » Mon Sep 28, 2020 6:24 pm

Hovannes wrote:
Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:19 pm
I'm making a list!
New wiper blade refills
Inspect water pipes for insulation
Plant Winter Rye and fertilize
Clean furnace pads
Turn over garden soil
Stock up on comfort food fixin's like broth for soups, pasta, yeast for baking, etc...
Stocking the liquor cabinet for holiday company
Fortunately the tires still have plenty of tread left!

There are plenty of other things that either need being done or gettin' for Winter.

One of the best memories is harvesting walnuts---we had a huge walnut tree that covered the garage. My dad would put up flood lights and we'd pick the entire tree in a single day working well into the night.

This time of year makes me happy---it reminds me of helping my father with those seasonal chores when I was a kid.

Do you have a list?
That's a cool list. My wife and I both love Autumn, which exists in brief moments from Sept thru Dec in SE Texas. Most refer to it as "Indian summer" here.
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Re: Autumn prepping

Post by Hovannes » Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:03 pm

coco wrote:
Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:56 pm
- Assemble new AR-15s
- Reload a thousand rounds of .223
- Buy seed
- Buy tin foil for hats...
Where did you find primers? :lol:
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Re: Autumn prepping

Post by durangopipe » Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:07 pm

Hovannes wrote:
Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:03 pm
coco wrote:
Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:56 pm
- Assemble new AR-15s
- Reload a thousand rounds of .223
- Buy seed
- Buy tin foil for hats...
Where did you find primers? :lol:
(Beat me to it.)
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Re: Autumn prepping

Post by DepartedLight » Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:17 pm

I have tried Blackberry Cobbler Candy Corn. My to-do list is complete.
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Re: Autumn prepping

Post by Brigid » Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:43 pm

I want to dry my herbs, or infuse them into oil and vinegar.
I want to get hay bales to sit on and more wood for wintry bonfires, and plant something undemanding in the raised beds that gives winter color.
I want a place for kids to hang soggy coats right by the door, and to teach the baby to not touch the heater.
I want to obtain something the kids can use indoors to wear themselves out on, like a climbing wall or rocking horse, and clear some space for chasing in circles. Stock up on bubbles, art paper, and those sponges that can get crayons and bubbles off the walls.
I want to find a mystery show and/or book series to make my way through this winter while knitting.
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Re: Autumn prepping

Post by SlowToke » Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:43 am

-winterize the boat
-clean gutters
-replace furnace filter
-turn off outside water spout lines
-winterize the lawn mower
-winterize the Harley
-take down the hammock
-clean out the fireplace
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Re: Autumn prepping

Post by Hovannes » Tue Sep 29, 2020 8:03 am

Brigid wrote:
Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:43 pm
...and plant something undemanding in the raised beds that gives winter color.
Swiss Giants are cold hardy and colorful.Image
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Post by JimVH » Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:50 am

Put away the straw, pull out the felt.
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Re: Autumn prepping

Post by hugodrax » Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:17 am

Hovannes wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 8:03 am
Brigid wrote:
Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:43 pm
...and plant something undemanding in the raised beds that gives winter color.
Swiss Giants are cold hardy and colorful.Image
That's cute, California. :D
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Re: Autumn prepping

Post by tuttle » Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:32 am

-drinking as many Oktoberfest and Pumpkin beers as I can find and/or afford
-replacing the living room lamp light with a rotating ghost light
-reading list: transitioning from September's book ("Best Ghost Stories of J. S. LeFanu") to October's (a chapter per day of "A Night in the Lonesome October" by Roger Zelazny). It's likely that a spooky yarn of Robert E. Howard and M.R. James will make an appearance.
-planning our Trick or Treat route
-readying the firepit for heavy usage
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Re: Autumn prepping

Post by daveinlax » Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:44 pm

Hovannes wrote:
Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:19 pm
One of the best memories is harvesting walnuts---we had a huge walnut tree that covered the garage. My dad would put up flood lights and we'd pick the entire tree in a single day working well into the night.
We just finished cleaning up our two huge black walnut trees. What a mess. 8O

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Re: Autumn prepping

Post by Hovannes » Tue Sep 29, 2020 8:55 pm

daveinlax wrote:
Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:44 pm
Hovannes wrote:
Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:19 pm
One of the best memories is harvesting walnuts---we had a huge walnut tree that covered the garage. My dad would put up flood lights and we'd pick the entire tree in a single day working well into the night.
We just finished cleaning up our two huge black walnut trees. What a mess. 8O
Good luck cracking black walnut shells! Those guys are tough.
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Re: Autumn prepping

Post by durangopipe » Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:30 pm

I had the oil changed in my Jeep today (yes, I’m getting old and lazy and these new rigs have made an oil change a major production).

Tomorrow after school I’ll be getting a new set of tires. We’re leaving Friday morning for the eastern plains to go pheasant hunting and my tires are marginal. They certainly won’t get me through another winter and I decided it would be prudent to have good tires on the rig for this trip. The weather looks good but you never know.

I guess that counts for autumn prepping.

Yup. Old and lazy. I haven’t cut, split and stacked wood for the winter since the 80s. :)
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Re: Autumn prepping

Post by sweetandsour » Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:36 pm

durangopipe wrote:
Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:30 pm
I had the oil changed in my Jeep today (yes, I’m getting old and lazy and these new rigs have made an oil change a major production).

Tomorrow after school I’ll be getting a new set of tires. We’re leaving Friday morning for the eastern plains to go pheasant hunting and my tires are marginal. They certainly won’t get me through another winter and I decided it would be prudent to have good tires on the rig for this trip. The weather looks good but you never know.

I guess that counts for autumn prepping.

Yup. Old and lazy. I haven’t cut, split and stacked wood for the winter since the 80s. :)
Best of luck. I've been invited back to Kansas for pheasant hunting in December, but we'll see. Much of the CRP where we hunt has been plowed up.
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Re: Autumn prepping

Post by Bloodhound » Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:27 am

1) Go bird hunting
2) Finish the trim on the deck at the cabin
3) Then go bird hunting
4) Have an adult beverage while sitting on the deck in the evening
5) Go bird hunting

Lets see there was something else I needed to do....oh ya

6) Go bird hunting
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Re: Autumn prepping

Post by hugodrax » Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:51 am

Bloodhound wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:27 am
1) Go bird hunting
2) Finish the trim on the deck at the cabin
3) Then go bird hunting
4) Have an adult beverage while sitting on the deck in the evening
5) Go bird hunting

Lets see there was something else I needed to do....oh ya

6) Go bird hunting
Feeling birdy myself.
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Re: Autumn prepping

Post by FredS » Thu Oct 01, 2020 9:27 am

durangopipe wrote:
Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:07 pm
Hovannes wrote:
Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:03 pm
coco wrote:
Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:56 pm
- Assemble new AR-15s
- Reload a thousand rounds of .223
- Buy seed
- Buy tin foil for hats...
Where did you find primers? :lol:
(Beat me to it.)
Preppers are prepared. It's what they do.

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Re: Autumn prepping

Post by Hovannes » Thu Oct 01, 2020 9:40 am

Bloodhound wrote:
Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:27 am
1) Go bird hunting
2) Finish the trim on the deck at the cabin
3) Then go bird hunting
4) Have an adult beverage while sitting on the deck in the evening
5) Go bird hunting

Lets see there was something else I needed to do....oh ya

6) Go bird hunting
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