I'm no Tim S

Bak4MorBak4Mor Senior MemberPosts: 970 Senior Member
But I plan on consuming mass quantities of corn, peas, and tomatoes. The pumpkins are for carving.
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"All I have is a piece of hard rock candy. But it's not for eatin'. It's just for lookin' through. " ~Lone Watie
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  • SaraSara Senior Member Posts: 512 Senior Member
  • WetdogWetdog Senior Member Posts: 5,149 Senior Member
    I am glad that you aren't, then you wouldn't be you. You have about a two month growing season right? ;)
    I find the assault on free thought disturbing,
    I find the willingness to give it up frightening.
  • HextallHextall Senior Member Posts: 9,520 Senior Member
    Tim would never have left those footprints behind. Where's the honor!?!
  • Bak4MorBak4Mor Senior Member Posts: 970 Senior Member
    Wetdog wrote: »
    You have about a two month growing season right? ;)

    You're not too far off.
    "All I have is a piece of hard rock candy. But it's not for eatin'. It's just for lookin' through. " ~Lone Watie
  • Bak4MorBak4Mor Senior Member Posts: 970 Senior Member
    Hextall wrote: »
    Tim would never have left those footprints behind. Where's the honor!?!

    I thought for sure you would say something about archery target in background. I will be more careful to cover my tracks in future updates.
    "All I have is a piece of hard rock candy. But it's not for eatin'. It's just for lookin' through. " ~Lone Watie
  • FishTXFishTX Super Moderator Posts: 8,024 Senior Member
    nice garden.
    "We have to find someone who can not only fly this plane, but who didn't have fish for dinner."

    Crooow:This music would work better with women in bikinis shaking all over the place. I guess that's true of any music really.
  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Posts: 4,751 Senior Member
    Bak4Mor wrote: »
    I thought for sure you would say something about archery target in background. I will be more careful to cover my tracks in future updates.
    Looking at how close you have the archery range set up to your house, you might just be better with a knife....
  • Bak4MorBak4Mor Senior Member Posts: 970 Senior Member
    I throw the hatchet not knifes. Way cooler.
    "All I have is a piece of hard rock candy. But it's not for eatin'. It's just for lookin' through. " ~Lone Watie
  • tim_stim_s Senior Member Posts: 1,964 Senior Member
    i'm slacking this year.....coaching the girls rec league 10u softball and co-coaching Emma's 10u travel team (and just finished my MS track season), on top of a 15 week old baby....life is busy


    she's 90% in now...
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    only 15 tomatoes....although my mom is bringing up a few of my dad's starts tomorrow....so for some black krim, mortgage lifter, moskovitch, debarro, amish paste, san marzano, 4th of july & german johnson

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    greens....radish...beets....arugala....snow peas

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    a few onions
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    one of my rows of squash/cukes
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    roughly 220 peppers in.....some are struggling mightily with the wet, cool weather....i am worried about +/-10 of them......but they'll all come around, i think
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    a purple bhut
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    more squash/cukes (magda, a yellow crookneck, northern picklers, zephyr and a few others)
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    the garlic is crushing it this year......lots of compost went into the bed, the weather has been great for garlic, i gave my bulbs a little more room this year.....could be a banner year
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    spent about 4-5 hours out there today.....planted the rest of the peppers (100% of my starts this year), weeded & D-looped the whole garden, planted 3 rows of carrots and 3 rows of beans


    my mom is bringing up a few of my dad's tomato starts tomorrow......i'll throw some cabbage or broccoli or cauliflower or some nonsense in between the carrot rows......maybe a few other odds and ends from the greenhouse....maybe a few bell peppers or italian fryers if they have any left.....



    i should pull some radish within a week......spinach & arugala are good to go now, greens by the end of the week as well



    between two teams, softball games tue & thur.....practice wed & fri....toruney games (3 at least) sat and sun (1 at least)......back at it!
    Fly Fishing in Maine - www.flyfishinginmaine.com
  • George KGeorge K Super Moderator Posts: 9,973 Senior Member
    Very nice!

    What varieties of garlic do you plant? We have a garlic farm near us and have decided to plant this year. After they harvest in June/July we'll go for a tasting, buy the ones we like best then plant in early October.
    Keep your stinkin' government hands off my Medicare.
  • fishingcomicfishingcomic Senior Member Posts: 24,129 Senior Member
    Man I have one tomato, one Thai chili, one Peperoncino, two grape tomatoes, and one ghost chili, and I think that is enough. How many peppers do you get out of 220 plants?
    'I've spoken of the Shining City all my political life. …In my mind it was a tall, proud city built on rocks stronger than oceans, windswept, God-blessed, and teeming with people of all kinds living in harmony and peace; a city with free ports that hummed with commerce and creativity. And if there had to be city walls, the walls had doors and the doors were open to anyone with the will and the heart to get here. That's how I saw it, and see it still.'" Ronald Reagan
  • tim_stim_s Senior Member Posts: 1,964 Senior Member
    hopefully enough to make 200+ bottles of hot sauce


    i will have to look up my garlic varieties
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  • Bak4MorBak4Mor Senior Member Posts: 970 Senior Member
    And no footprints. Very nice. What plants do you use the black plastic for and why? Weeds and extra warmth?
    "All I have is a piece of hard rock candy. But it's not for eatin'. It's just for lookin' through. " ~Lone Watie
  • tim_stim_s Senior Member Posts: 1,964 Senior Member
    Bak4Mor wrote: »
    And no footprints. Very nice. What plants do you use the black plastic for and why? Weeds and extra warmth?



    squash & cukes for warmth........trying them on the tomatoes to keep dirt from splashing up on the leaves when it rains.....trying to stave off blight......once they get a little bigger, i'll mulch over the dirt under the plants


    there's a few footprints.....i D-looped the whole garden (and left the chopped weeds in place...which is why you seem some green here and there that is not planted)
    Fly Fishing in Maine - www.flyfishinginmaine.com
  • Bak4MorBak4Mor Senior Member Posts: 970 Senior Member
    What is d-loop ? I have a garden weasel I use between rows for weeding. I don't know if it helps much but the old commercials sure were fun.
    "All I have is a piece of hard rock candy. But it's not for eatin'. It's just for lookin' through. " ~Lone Watie
  • HextallHextall Senior Member Posts: 9,520 Senior Member
    What do you do with that much hot sauce? Do you make that many bottles each year?

    Now that I have a new yard, a garden is in my future.... If I could build a quarter of yours I would be happy. Andy's looks like my kind of size. Good job.

    Sent from my Nexus 7
  • tim_stim_s Senior Member Posts: 1,964 Senior Member
    last year i sold 129 bottles of hot sauce, i had 4 "flavors" - a yellow, made with 8-10 varieties of yellow peppers, papaya, mango, etc......and orange with 10-12 varieties of orange peppers, persimmon, carrot, mango, etc......a red with 15-20 varieties of reds, local wild cranberries, prickly pear, etc......and a blend, with chocolate peppers (3 varieties) plus a selection of all the other colors that were also smoked, smoked onion & garlic, carrot, etc, etc


    my plan this year is to make 200+ bottles.......

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  • creekguycreekguy Senior Member Posts: 3,905 Senior Member
    Awesome. BTW, the new movie "Chef" is fun and has the most awesome filming of food and cooking i have ever seen. Don't see it unless after a meal.
  • fishingcomicfishingcomic Senior Member Posts: 24,129 Senior Member
    How did you come up with these recipes?
    'I've spoken of the Shining City all my political life. …In my mind it was a tall, proud city built on rocks stronger than oceans, windswept, God-blessed, and teeming with people of all kinds living in harmony and peace; a city with free ports that hummed with commerce and creativity. And if there had to be city walls, the walls had doors and the doors were open to anyone with the will and the heart to get here. That's how I saw it, and see it still.'" Ronald Reagan
  • tim_stim_s Senior Member Posts: 1,964 Senior Member
    the original name of Whitefield was "Ballstown" (settled by Samuel Ball)


    I started with a basic vinegar-based sauce recipe.....

    the ingredients i made up on the fly, more or less......that's how i do my best cooking, just wing it


    the process is pretty simple.....although if i have a good pepper year this year (rough start......half my plants are pretty beat up after a lousy first month of weather), i will do a fermented sauce
    Fly Fishing in Maine - www.flyfishinginmaine.com
  • tim_stim_s Senior Member Posts: 1,964 Senior Member
    i tried just about every variety in the garden last year (+/- 35).....this year is about the same number......i planted varieties with blends & sauces in mind.....
    Fly Fishing in Maine - www.flyfishinginmaine.com
  • fishingcomicfishingcomic Senior Member Posts: 24,129 Senior Member
    yeah I would never have thought to put those combinations together. I applaud your creativity.
    'I've spoken of the Shining City all my political life. …In my mind it was a tall, proud city built on rocks stronger than oceans, windswept, God-blessed, and teeming with people of all kinds living in harmony and peace; a city with free ports that hummed with commerce and creativity. And if there had to be city walls, the walls had doors and the doors were open to anyone with the will and the heart to get here. That's how I saw it, and see it still.'" Ronald Reagan
  • ricinusricinus Senior Member Posts: 6,214 Senior Member
    Man, If I lived Stateside, I'd order some from you... Well maybe not the one with the "Pedigree"..

    They sound awesome..

    Mike
    My new goal in life is to become an Alter Kaker...
  • HextallHextall Senior Member Posts: 9,520 Senior Member
    That's pretty cool.

    Sent from my Nexus 7
  • HextallHextall Senior Member Posts: 9,520 Senior Member
    tim_s wrote: »
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    So many moons ago, I had a thread here about smokers as I was interested in getting a cheap one. Now I'm getting the itch again, and look... here's a picture of your smoker.

    I've been looking at an electric one, because initially I thought I'd be a man and do it the hard way, but now realize I live in a technological age (Bak4mor answered in my previous thread he has an electric one, so he's a man of the 21st century and who doesn't want to be like him?).

    Is this an electric smoker? anybody have any suggestions or websites to check over about being a beginner in the smoker hobby?

    That is all.
  • tim_stim_s Senior Member Posts: 1,964 Senior Member
    smokingmeatforums.com

    propane.....lazyQ at its finest......but the food rocks


    this is a kenmore from sears, was just over $100.......same basic design as about 4 other names, i think one company makes them and slaps different names on them

    i highly recommend propane.....electric if you want to cold smoke, although if you replace the burner valve you can cold smoke with this, too


    this is probably the last season for this one (rusty legs after 4-5 years of year round outside living)....i'll get another just like it
    Fly Fishing in Maine - www.flyfishinginmaine.com
  • HextallHextall Senior Member Posts: 9,520 Senior Member
    tim_s wrote: »
    smokingmeatforums.com
    Thanks... bookmarked.
    i highly recommend propane.....electric if you want to cold smoke, although if you replace the burner valve you can cold smoke with this, too

    I don't know enough to know what I want (cold smoke? That sounds like some kind of made up ****).

    This one reasonable: http://www.sears.com/masterbuilt-vertical-gas-smoker-with-dual-door/p-07111996000P?prdNo=1&blockNo=1&blockType=G1

    I'm not really going to be doing any production stuff like you are. Just mixing up some food prep here and there. How portable are these things? If I wanted to bring this up to our cottage for the weekend... is that a silly plan?
  • tim_stim_s Senior Member Posts: 1,964 Senior Member
    easy portable......far less work than bringing a grill

    cold smoke is smoking around 150 deg or so.....for fish, cheese, etc


    most BBQ smoking is one at 225ish


    that link is more or less mine....go for it
    Fly Fishing in Maine - www.flyfishinginmaine.com
  • HextallHextall Senior Member Posts: 9,520 Senior Member
    tim_s wrote: »
    that link is more or less mine....go for it

    (sees little tim_s devil on my shoulder saying "go for it!")

    (turns to other shoulder... nobody there?!?)

    SOLD!

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