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  1. Grady, Pursuit, Shamrock, Sea Ox, Pro Line, Key West, all make 20-23ish walkarounds that would do the trick, depending on how low maintenance you are. Those cover all sorts of budgets depending how far old of a boat you want to get. I picked up a 22' grady seafarer this winter and will definitely do fish/eat/sleep trips. It's about akin to tent-camping...not the most luxurious accommodations, but definitely doable for a night or two in decent weather if you have an adventurous spirit. Helps that my wife and I are both short and thin.... the cabin on any 23' and under boat could get tight for larger folks.
  2. I'm not generally a fan of slow-cookers, but I love those picnic shoulder hams done low and slow for hours until it falls into dark pink delicious chunks similar to how pulled pork falls apart.
  3. I buried fish carcasses in my garden once, and the next morning some critter had dug them up and made off with them. So I started burying them in the compost, and then got rats in the compost. So now I throw them out. This year I'll have a separate compost in some remote corner of the yard to let chicken waste (crap and straw) compost for a year or two, so maybe I'll toss them in there. If critters want to steal fish bones from my chicken *%*$, that's their prerogative.
  4. An easy solution for leggy seedlings for me was hanging my light with a chain from each corner...then I can raise/lower as need be, often leaning one way or the other to accommodate bigger stuff on one side and shorter on the other. Those black trays I got on amazon and they're awesome for bottom watering, keeping dirt/messes contained, carrying seedlings in and out to harden off, etc. I have the lights on a 16/8 on/off timer, and when I have larger tomato/pepper plants set up an oscillating fan several feet away on low on the same timer.
  5. It's cold and windy this weekend where I'm at. Good weekend for grilled cheese and tomato soup. Or go the other route, and make fish tacos or some spicy Caribbean rice dish and pretend you're somewhere warm.
  6. I did tomatillos for the first time last year. Grew two, and they were extremely easy and productive. Made lots of salsa verde, and they were good halved and roasted or grilled on a kebob as well. We used a lot and probably only got 1/4 of the ones that grew, if that. I'm doing them again.
  7. Sweet. They can tear up all the grass for all I care. Then I can go fishing instead of mowing.
  8. Any of you folks have backyard chickens? I'm getting mixed opinions researching chickens and gardens online. Seems like some think they're great (eat bugs and what not) and others say they'll destroy your garden. In spite of my better judgement I'm building a coop and we're getting a few (4-6?) layers this spring, with plans of free ranging during the day and secure in a coop at night. But if they're going to destroy my garden, I'll just give them a bigger run and keep them there.
  9. This is why anyone middle-aged or older should fill out advance directives while they're of able mind and body. Let your end-of-life care be your decision, and not doctors or governments, or putting the burden of pulling the plug on your loved ones. If you don't want to be a vegetable hooked up to expensive machines for months with little chance of a quality of life on the other side, get it in writing now.
  10. Agreed that Baker Creek is great. The free seeds they send with each order is always a fun surprise (in this case, it was those Syrian sweet peppers in the pic). Plus their seed catalog makes for great bathroom reading. I just got done starting my first seeds indoors. Artichokes, cabbage, and a few hot peppers. I usually don't start peppers this early but they always seem to take the longest to germinate and grow really slowly, so I figured why not. Trying a new coconut coir based seed starting medium this year as well. Much easier to work with than some of the hydrophobic dusty seed starters I've used in the past.
  11. My annual seed order arrived in the mail yesterday. I try to pick 3-5 new things to try each year, and anything I like a lot stays in the annual rotation. Never tried artichokes before; I'll put them along a border of the garden to act as a veggie plus landscape element. The Atomic Grape tomato is by the same grower (Wild Boar Farms) that I did a multi-colored tie-dye tomato last year that was awesome. But I'm most excited about the Yellow Hinkelhatz peppers. Hinkelhatz is Pennsylvania Dutch for "chicken heart", and they've supposedly been grown in the Amish/Mennonite communities for the past century or two. I had never heard of them, although my family ancestry has been Mennonite farmers/cattlemen/butchers/gardeners in Lancaster county since the early 1700s. It'll be like growing a part of my own history this year.
  12. I used to really enjoy scotch, but switched to bourbon 7 or 8 years ago. A few weeks ago got a bottle of Balvenie DoubleWood 17yr as a birthday gift. I must've lost my palate for the stuff, cause my instinct when I take a sip is to make the face my daughter makes when she takes a bite of brussels sprouts. When I did drink more, the 12 year doublewood was my favorite
  13. Standard Friday night pizza for us. Half pepperoni for the kids, and weeknight leftovers for the parents (in this case buffalo chicken and broccoli)
  14. Got my first boat in January 2012. Lots of red drum and speckled trout in NC caught out of this thing. Just made a slight upgrade to handle the colder Chesapeake seasons.. By dumb luck it was 7 years to the day from buying the first one that I got the grady. I guess that's good luck This thing feels enormous compared to my 17' CC.
  15. I would think that you'd find more 19-20' center consoles available the further south you look. Even if you don't want to haul down to Florida, you might have good luck looking in the coastal carolinas.