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Post in 'The Inglenook' started by woodmiser, Jan 3, 2012.

  1. fespo

    fespo Feeling the Heat

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    Organic Gardening, Really into it. My garden is about 50 x 150, all fenced in with chicken wire, just ordered 4000ft of drip tape. I make alot of compost, I even grind/shred all the wood bark, It makes one hell of a mulch.Over the years I have rasied garden about 12 to 16" above the grade. Last year I did the double dig for the whole garden. then I went down the middle and dug a path and lined it with core timbers. I did this so I can plant or harvest no mater what the weather is. Oh ya, I almost forgot, FIG TREES

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  2. fireview2788

    fireview2788 Minister of Fire

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    Fall/Winter: deer hunting w/ my daughter (bow, shotgun, muzzle loader); duck hunting, and some rabbit hunting.

    Late winter/Spring: 1/2 Marathon training, doing the Cincy Flying Pig in May and the USAF @ Wright Patterson AFB in September which means training winter through summer

    Spring/Summer: gardening, softball, training for 1/2 marathons which means running 20+ miles a week


    fv
  3. Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle

    Doing The Dixie Eyed Hustle Minister of Fire

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    More of a "life style" :)


    The horses occupy my time, they need to take up more of it.


    The Real Dixie & I
    (she's a Cheesehead :) )

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    Matisse, rescue mare. Picked her up in Jersey

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    ShogunJack, for those who remember

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    Gardening, cooking, and of course, keeping the house warm.

    Doesn't take much to make me happy [​IMG]
  4. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Got to like that. Can you add your general location to your profile so I don't have to keep asking what your growing region is? Ditto for adding your stove to your signature line. My addled brain cells can't keep track of everyone's location and stove.
  5. Danno77

    Danno77 Minister of Fire

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    Everything. I think I do just about everything. I often tell people that I'm not someone who is spectacular at any one thing, but instead I'm "just ok" at about a million things. if it's not a current hobby it's probably a past or future one.
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  6. Fi-Q

    Fi-Q Feeling the Heat

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    Before, i used to hike, hunt, fish, dream about my eventual house and had a lot of friends I was seeing on a regular basis ( involving a lot of beer and patrying). Had a 40 / hour week job and was broke. Since seven year, i got this crazy 3000 hour / year job on the road, plus a wife, 2 new kids ( 3&1) and started to build a house, no more so called 'hobby'. Work work work, then trying to be a good dad & husband. Haven't put a nail on the house in the past 7 month. In year 3 of a 10 year plan that right now I feel will turn into a retirement project in 30 year from now ( finished a basic 2 bedroom apartment in the basement that is suprinsingly cozy when we're home. Hey, got the major basic of the landscaping done this year !!! The very few moment i have, i am spending it reading mostly on housing stuuf to help me make my mind on how to finish the interior of this dang house, and eventually designing my radiant / wood boiler setup. And if really i find few minute extra in my day, I'll have a beer..... Averaging 3-4 bottle week, far to beat my own score...... And i have this piece of land that need a lot of work as well, but I am seriously starting to think to go back to be broke again, ride an older truck and have TIME for my self and the familly and have ME to work on my house and cut MY own wood instead of having someone else to do it, so I am basically brain washing myself so I'll be able to quite this crazy good paying job when my opdest daugther will start school....... Then, I will re-discover what hobby means. But it'ok, I may getting a little fater than i use too, but I jut turn 30, hopefully still many year to go and get back to a normal life......
  7. Blue Vomit

    Blue Vomit Minister of Fire

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    In my free time I like to sleep. Reading all these hobbies has made me tired, I'm going to take a nap.
  8. MasterMech

    MasterMech Guest

    Guess I'm currently working for a hobby. Full-time job is overnight and for the last 4 years I've been part-timing it at a golf course during the day. Also started working my own small-engine service business "officially" last year with the intent of growing it to keep me busy full-time. With my son arriving later this month, something will have to give this year and it will probably be the golf course but who knows?

    I'll get a real hobby one day...
  9. smoke show

    smoke show Guest

    Amen.
  10. backpack09

    backpack09 Minister of Fire

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    I own a house have a 3 yo and a 1 yo son a dog a camper a couple of tractors a fleet of cars.

    Who has time for hobbies, I spend all of my time taking care of the above.
  11. drewboy

    drewboy New Member

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    In the winter I put the 'lake top property' out on a nearby bay on Lake Winnipesaukee and try my luck at ice fishing. The actual catching of fish is secondary to just being out on the lake with the most incredible views of the surrounding mountains and the lake. I sold my snowmobile this fall so that is one less thing to keep me busy this winter (no snow yet anyway).
    Summer= 15x40' vegetable garden, some golf. I work at a marina so my free time in the summer is equal to one day a week. I also have a jeep and hope to get out on the trails a little more this coming year...

    Rob
  12. Highbeam

    Highbeam Minister of Fire

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    This has been the year of the garage. I've been building a 30x60x14' tall pole barn in the backyard.

    My biggest hobby has been offroad motorcycle racing in these events called enduros, wonderful brain workout combined with physical testing, not a maximum speed type of race. Also do at least one all out desert race per year.

    We are also RV people (reason for garage) and use the old powerstroke ford (another hobby) to tow the camping trailer all over the state.

    The final hobby is tractors and land clearing. I tow my 30 HP tractor to our 15 acre rural property to terrorize the vegetation and pioneer the forest.
  13. Regency139

    Regency139 Member

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    Maintaining my house and two cars became a hobby to keep some dough in my pocket. Other than that, aside from spending time with my family, I enjoy any outdoor activity. (hiking, camping, fishing etc). I also got into the ham radio hobby a few years ago and upgraded to extra class earlier this year.
  14. ironpony

    ironpony Minister of Fire

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    our main hobby is Halloween, build all sorts of animated pneumatic props
    will have to dig up some pictures
    our 1977 Cadillac hearse, wifes favorite drive it everywhere month of October
    she enjoys going to dinner, all you can eat shrimp at Red Lobster and parking in front
    convert the house into a haunted mansion,the yard into a cemetery complete with stone columns
    gates and fencing multiple real caskets and tombstones
    we call it The Haunt on the Hill, kids dont even come around anymore( I think we captured them all)
    other times of the year enjoy cruising in the Challenger and general up keep of 4.5 wooded acres
    keeps us busy
  15. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Please elaborate.
  16. Danno77

    Danno77 Minister of Fire

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    Some people are clueless. I'm sure he has a tracked Caterpillar Challenger that he cruises in. Duh.
  17. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    It could be the retired space shuttle.
  18. Danno77

    Danno77 Minister of Fire

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    Touché
  19. GAMMA RAY

    GAMMA RAY Minister of Fire

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    Maybes not a good idear Jagsy...did ya read his post in the "I need ideas please" thread..... :eek:hh: :lol:
  20. ISeeDeadBTUs

    ISeeDeadBTUs Guest

    That was my first thought, 'cause no one cruises in a Mopar, do they?? :sick:
  21. ironpony

    ironpony Minister of Fire

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    Dodge Challenger R/T, Hemi, Furious Fuschia (color pink)

    farmer next store has one

    Challenger space shuttle (boom)

    not into fencing
  22. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    YEAR???
  23. lukem

    lukem Minister of Fire

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    Too busy chirpin' gears to really call it cruisin'...
  24. ironpony

    ironpony Minister of Fire

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    hemi is a 2010

    1973 pro street Challenger 440 6 pac 4:88 10 pt cage 10.30 car
  25. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    NOW WERE TALKIN'. I have my 73 neatly tucked in for the winter. Its more street than strip.

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