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    Last 1 I did turned out great. Trimmed head really well, removed tongue, brain, eyes, jaw, a lot of meat. Simmered for 3-4 hours in water with Borax soap until most of what was left shook off. Powered washed head until most everything was off. Some tough fatty bits were left. Packed and covered the head with borax and left for a week. Any bits of fat or meat dried up and were easily removed. Rinse and let dry a few days. Finally I brushed on 40% peroxide and let it sit.  Wiped off any excess and repeated the perodixe 1 more time. Turned out great and pretty easy considering I had about $12 wrapped up in the whole project.

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    Teamasgrow will be back…

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    I used to get a few as by coincidence when targeting suckers and carp on half crawlers in the spring in eddys and creek mouths.

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    Two legged vermin are far more worrisome than the flora and fauna.

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    Hopefully the boysasgrow and myself can get ours out next month for youth Turkey season!

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    Quote by: oldstylelight

    I got rid of my tiller when i went to all raised beds. Wish I still had the tiller, but the raised beds are worth the effort to put in. IMO.

    Last fall I emptied a pickup load of compost on my garden, so I am ready to plant whenever the soil warms up.

    I have not looked back since I went to raised beds.

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    I have herbs growing in my window sill. I checked on spinach that I over wintered and it should go crazy as soon as we stop getting snowed on. I planted garlic under a cover last fall, it has sprouted and looks good as well.

    Hey TeamAsgrow, you asked a while back for a pic of the tandem disc I built for my track loader. Every time I’ve been up by it, I’ve forgotten to take a pic, so here’s this. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JigN0qBMLlc I built mine really similar to the one in this video. Bought an old heavy-duty tandem disc, just a little wider than my tracks. Sawed off and ground down the 3-pt harness on the front, flipped around the discs and welded a quick-attach plate onto the 3-pt end, so that I can push it. My disc blades are round, not notched, but it still works really well. I can put a ton of down-force on it and really tear up the earth, but I tend to break discs when I find rocks and stumps this way. It kicks up a ton of dust directly in-front of you, and you drive over the disced ground, (track machines don’t compact soil much), but other than that, it works awesome.

    Interesting. Not sure how that would work with the toolcat since it only has one arm vs two on a skid steer. I might have to fab up something from old equipment we have to drag behind the tractor. I would rather put the wear and tear a 50+ year old tractor instead of the toolcat.

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    I have herbs growing in my window sill. I checked on spinach that I over wintered and it should go crazy as soon as we stop getting snowed on. I planted garlic under a cover last fall, it has sprouted and looks good as well.

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    In the day and age we live in, I am sure there are simulators that they use indoors to simulate skiing and shooting.

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    Is the new website turning into the “group build” thread?

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    Yes, it is the biathlon and I was able to watch a couple races. Martin Fourcade from France is just phenomenal in this event. It has to be incredibly difficult to hold a rifle steady while your heart and breathing are racing. I wonder how these guys train for this event.

    Probably by skiing and shooting a lot :mrgreen:

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    Quote by: HEUY

    Wouldn’t a variable speed trolling motor be slow enough (like 1mph) and I was told electric trolling motors will normally max out speed at 4mph.

    It really depends on the boat being pushed. In my case I back troll with my motor in the lowest reverse speed, that helps me move fairly slowly.

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    I didn’t introduce this Topic to discuss how to ‘Fix’ our depraved society/culture or the mental illness epidemic within it, as stated up-front.

    The ideas introduced for discussion solely pertain to protecting our school children from being injured and murdered by acts of terrorism, (A.K.A. ‘School Shootings’). These ideas, by not means, attempt to ‘Fix’ our broken culture or ‘Fix’ our mental illness epidemic. Those things must be addressed elsewhere, by ALL OF US. (An entirely different multi-faceted discussion.)

    Back to supporting / promoting public school staff to carry firearms… Just the fact alone of knowing school staff could be or are armed, is an absolute deterrent to terrorists. Talk about a way to keep terrorists out of school buildings… The threat of school staff being able to shoot back will at least make would-be terrorists second guess their plans of terrorism. At most, it will stop them from attacking before they ever get started. Talk about preventative measures…

    I’ve posed the following question a few times and have yet to receive any response. What types of annual or periodic ‘Training’ do public school staff / faculty / teachers receive? Is any of this ‘Training’ mandatory, or is it all optional? If any ‘Training’ is mandatory, what is it, and better yet, how does it fly for it to be mandated / required?

    Thanks for the feedback everyone! Please keep it coming. BID

    Are you talking specifically about what training related to school safety are required? Or just mandatory training that teachers must take?

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    First I think that if we are going to solidify school buildings a state wide code needs to be implemented, buzz in locks, alarms on doors throughout the day, training for staff to operate doors, etc. Specific measures I am not certain on, but I am sure a statewide base level of security could be developed. Districts could have more but no less than certain measures. These projects could be mandated and compliance within X number of years or funding is cut, require local option tax money ($.01 sales tax money) be used to reach code before other building improvements take place or the funding is lost. Maintain code through building inspections, possibly rolled into fire marshal inspections.

    Security improves, funding through money that is already available and compliance monitoring.

    Great ideas for adding deterrence measures for keeping terrorists out of school buildings TeamAsgrow. What measures should be implemented to protect our children when a terrorist makes it into the school building? (Playing out similar historical mass school shooting scenarios.) When they make it into the building, external mechanical / electronic security measures have failed.

    Evacuation procedures and active shooter training.

    [Url]https://www.sheehansolutions.com/[/url]
    This is a training we have had, it really opens eyes as to what is happening, what law enforcement does etc.

    The goal would be to minimize unwanted guests into the building who are armed.

    We will not cover every scenario, but being prepared, aware and have a plan of action is better than having nothing in place.

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    First I think that if we are going to solidify school buildings a state wide code needs to be implemented, buzz in locks, alarms on doors throughout the day, training for staff to operate doors, etc. Specific measures I am not certain on, but I am sure a statewide base level of security could be developed. Districts could have more but no less than certain measures. These projects could be mandated and compliance within X number of years or funding is cut, require local option tax money ($.01 sales tax money) be used to reach code before other building improvements take place or the funding is lost. Maintain code through building inspections, possibly rolled into fire marshal inspections.

    Security improves, funding through money that is already available and compliance monitoring.

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    Its good that people are thinking, number 2 might even be practical.

    As already said, law would be state level, policy would be local districts.

    No 1 is a violation of Posse Comitatus and just plain bad policy. I disagree with the premise of armed guards but if you did is has to be law enforcement or private security, not military.

    No 3 would never work, lots of anti gun people in teachers unions and forcing them to train with a gun will be a no go. Allowing teachers to voluntarily participate may be viable although I dont know what it does to insurance. Voluntary would also likely be more effective or as least as effective as mandatory.

    I don’t believe No 1 is a violation of the Posse Comitatus Act, but that’s where attorneys would need to be involved.

    No 3, school faculty are government employees. They would really have no choice in the matter. Insurance should logically be in favor of qualified school faculty carrying firearms, in lieu of the school murders of the past 1-2 decades.

    The express purpose of the act was to prevent US Military from being deployed on US soil in a law enforcement capacity. It seems pretty clear.

    Beyond that, there are right around 100,000 public schools in the US. Most have multiple entry points and many have multiple buildings. There are roughly 350,000 people in the national guard in the US. If we had 100% of the national guard deployed all the time and 100% of them were in this role that would be 3.5 per school which would likely not be enough on average.

    Add to that most national guard are not deployed 100% of the time and if they were enlistment and retention would plummet especially if the deployment was being a security guard at a school. This idea cannot work even if it was legal.

    Asgrow’s options on building and security and funding are about the closest thing to reality.

    The other ideas are about as realistic as me saying I will start a Dragon hatchery and build an army of Dragons to protect our schools.

    Any manned front security / screening posts would be better than none, in that they would at least add some deterrence for terrorists who target soft targets. But, I hear what you’re saying. I wouldn’t be against combining the NG effort with volunteer security officials, local law enforcement, active military, retired military, etc. If the NG doesn’t have the capacity to provide this service, there are other groups to look to for helping to fill in the gaps. I ran with the NG because of the fact that they ‘should’ already have the appropriate training, or could get it relatively easily, and they are a tax paid, funded resource that is currently available.

    I’m all for building security into our school buildings as well. I see this as not being a very budget friendly option, (bullet proofing rooms, trapping and gassing terrorists, etc.), but I would be willing to entertain ideas, above and beyond making most exit/entry points Emergency Exits ONLY (alarms sounding if unauthorized open), and providing security devices for main manned entry points.

    Dragon’s aren’t real, or at least they don’t exist today… The threat of our children being killed in their school buildings by unopposed terrorists is very real. The original ideas that I’ve suggested are realistic methods to take into consideration, especially when compared to how realistic it is for attempting to ban and confiscate AR or semi-automatic rifles in general.

    Just because National Guard are tax paid would not make them budget friendly either! There are not nearly enough full time NG to come anywhere close to providing security measures. There are 357 school districts in Iowa, some districts have one building while others have multiple, the number of National Guard needed would be in the thousands that would need to be hired full time. Once again, just because they are “tax paid” doesn’t mean that money can just magically appear.

    Did you miss this part, “I wouldn’t be against combining the NG effort with volunteer security officials, local law enforcement, active military, retired military, etc. If the NG doesn’t have the capacity to provide this service, there are other groups to look to for helping to fill in the gaps.”?

    I don’t believe in magic. Again, “I ran with the NG because of the fact that they ‘should’ already have the appropriate training, or could get it relatively easily, and they are a tax paid, funded resource that is currently available.”. They are an entity that already exists that could / should be leveraged for something like this. At least looked at as being leveraged. I believe the use of the NG would be extremely budget friendly when compared to the expense of using private security companies, or creating an entirely new military / law enforcement branch to provide this service, etc.

    Work with me here TeamAsgrow. I’m getting a ton of “Nope, this won’t work”, and not much, “I like the idea, but this may be something to take into consideration…”.

    I have given plausible measures, but they weren’t what you wanted to hear. I am simply pointing out why your proposals have flaws. The monetary implications for having armed guards isnt plausible due to budget restrictions. But you have said so because it is tax paid, which simply isn’t true.

    You only want to have everyone agree with your agenda. Good luck.

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    Analogy time…

    When you or someone you love is bullied or threatened, and the local ‘protection’ channels aren’t doing anything for you, (and have repeatedly failed others in similar situations who ended up being murdered), what do you do?

    If you’re wealthy, the sky is the limit. You change your name and move. You fortify your home and vehicles. You hire private security that goes everywhere with you. Etc. Etc.

    If you’re on a budget, you work within your means. You throw a highly visible “Have Gun, Will Shoot” type of sign up in your front yard. You buy and begin carrying a firearm, (or other type of defensive weapon). You take self defense courses. You ask friends and relatives to watch your back. Etc. Etc.

    This is my line of thinking…

    So your line of thinking is that school districts are in the Wealthy category? Hire security and fortify buildings. After all, they are tax paid right?

    Schools do work within their budgets, emergency procedure drills and protocols but that has it’s flaws.

    Statistically there are more deaths on school buses per year than due to active shooters.

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    Its good that people are thinking, number 2 might even be practical.

    As already said, law would be state level, policy would be local districts.

    No 1 is a violation of Posse Comitatus and just plain bad policy. I disagree with the premise of armed guards but if you did is has to be law enforcement or private security, not military.

    No 3 would never work, lots of anti gun people in teachers unions and forcing them to train with a gun will be a no go. Allowing teachers to voluntarily participate may be viable although I dont know what it does to insurance. Voluntary would also likely be more effective or as least as effective as mandatory.

    I don’t believe No 1 is a violation of the Posse Comitatus Act, but that’s where attorneys would need to be involved.

    No 3, school faculty are government employees. They would really have no choice in the matter. Insurance should logically be in favor of qualified school faculty carrying firearms, in lieu of the school murders of the past 1-2 decades.

    The express purpose of the act was to prevent US Military from being deployed on US soil in a law enforcement capacity. It seems pretty clear.

    Beyond that, there are right around 100,000 public schools in the US. Most have multiple entry points and many have multiple buildings. There are roughly 350,000 people in the national guard in the US. If we had 100% of the national guard deployed all the time and 100% of them were in this role that would be 3.5 per school which would likely not be enough on average.

    Add to that most national guard are not deployed 100% of the time and if they were enlistment and retention would plummet especially if the deployment was being a security guard at a school. This idea cannot work even if it was legal.

    Asgrow’s options on building and security and funding are about the closest thing to reality.

    The other ideas are about as realistic as me saying I will start a Dragon hatchery and build an army of Dragons to protect our schools.

    Any manned front security / screening posts would be better than none, in that they would at least add some deterrence for terrorists who target soft targets. But, I hear what you’re saying. I wouldn’t be against combining the NG effort with volunteer security officials, local law enforcement, active military, retired military, etc. If the NG doesn’t have the capacity to provide this service, there are other groups to look to for helping to fill in the gaps. I ran with the NG because of the fact that they ‘should’ already have the appropriate training, or could get it relatively easily, and they are a tax paid, funded resource that is currently available.

    I’m all for building security into our school buildings as well. I see this as not being a very budget friendly option, (bullet proofing rooms, trapping and gassing terrorists, etc.), but I would be willing to entertain ideas, above and beyond making most exit/entry points Emergency Exits ONLY (alarms sounding if unauthorized open), and providing security devices for main manned entry points.

    Dragon’s aren’t real, or at least they don’t exist today… The threat of our children being killed in their school buildings by unopposed terrorists is very real. The original ideas that I’ve suggested are realistic methods to take into consideration, especially when compared to how realistic it is for attempting to ban and confiscate AR or semi-automatic rifles in general.

    Just because National Guard are tax paid would not make them budget friendly either! There are not nearly enough full time NG to come anywhere close to providing security measures. There are 357 school districts in Iowa, some districts have one building while others have multiple, the number of National Guard needed would be in the thousands that would need to be hired full time. Once again, just because they are “tax paid” doesn’t mean that money can just magically appear.

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    If you are planning to compare firearms training to mandatory trainings that teachers must complete at least compare the required trainings.

    I don’t quite understand what you’re saying, so I can’t accurately respond.

    You keep blurting “cpr” training like it is required in order to teach. Actually knowing what trainings are required would lend your argument more credence. I just keep hearing ” more guns in schools, fall in line” from your comments.

    You blow over my suggestion of updating building codes with funds that are already in place. Probably because it doesn’t fit into your agenda.

    You missed the point of why an insurance company wouldnt want to arm people trained to teach not handle fire arms. Who will be on the hook if an accident happens with an armed teacher.

    You believe money for budgets can be bumped by putting pressure on local entities, when in reality we have a leader in the department of ed that would love to defund public schoools with a voucher system.

    We can come up with measures that are better than mandatory firearm training and arming teachers.

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    If you are planning to compare firearms training to mandatory trainings that teachers must complete at least compare the required trainings.

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