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Moonshine makers set up shop in Dawsonville city hall

Posted by Tim Herron on November 19, 2012 at 7:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Moonshine makers set up shop in Dawsonville city hall


45th Annual Mountain Moonshine Festival October 27 & 28, 2012

Posted by Tim Herron on October 26, 2012 at 2:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Dawson Days, this weekend, lots of fun, tons of old cars........


Gas Price's

Posted by Tim Herron on October 6, 2012 at 12:35 PM Comments comments (0)

A great free web site for checking the gas price any where and how much it will cost you to get there.

http://www.georgiagasprices.com/GasPriceSearch.aspx

I did not build this

Posted by Tim Herron on September 1, 2012 at 3:40 PM Comments comments (0)

I did not build this, I had lots of help.

about 1,000,000 red worms

300 pure bred rabbits

100 chickens

and lots of coffee

Insect-killing Sprays

Posted by Tim Herron on July 13, 2012 at 3:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Insect-killing Sprays

Basic Soap Spray

2 Tablespoons

biodegradable

dishwashing liquid

1 Gallon of warm water

Mix and use as a spray.

Repeat as necessary.

*Most effective on softbodied

insects; mites,

aphids, whiteflies, thrips,

* Soap penetrates the cell

membrane and causes the

insect to dry out

*Very little residue

Lovely Lemon Spray

Peels of 2 large or 4 small

lemons

1 Quart of water

Boil the lemon peels for

10 minutes. Cool. Take

out the lemon peels and

put the solution in a spray

bottle.

*Limonene, found in the

peels is the effective

killing

*Also good as a flea

shampoo, however, just

like people, pets can be

allergic. Make sure you

test before using directly

on the skin. Any signs

you can just wash it off

right away.

Sticky Flour Spray

2 to 4 Tablespoons of wheat or

potato flour

_ Teaspoon of biodegradable

dishwashing liquid

1 Quart of warm water to

dissolve the flour so it can pass

through the sprayer.

This is an old recipe.

The flour dust turns into a

sticky substance that can hold a

pest like a sticky trap. Or the

insect eats it, and the flour

affects their digestive tracts.

Insect Repellents

All-purpose Garlic Spray

6 Cloves of garlic

_ onion

1 Tablespoon cayenne

pepper

1 Tablespoon

biodegradable

dishwashing liquid

1 Quart of water

Put the first 4 ingredients

into a blender, add some

of the water, and blend

until smooth. Pour

mixture into a jar and add

the rest of the water. Let

steep for 24 hours (or a

couple of hours if you

need to it just will not be

a strong.) Strain, and then

pour the liquid into a

spray bottle. Treat plants.

Keep extra spray in

refrigerator for up to 2

weeks. Treat again if

necessary.

Hot Pepper Spray

3-4 Hot peppers chopped

or

2-4 Tsp. Tabasco sauce or

hot pepper powder

1 Quart of boiling water

1Quart of cold water

2 Drops of biodegradable

dishwashing liquid

(optional)

Drop hot peppers into a

pot of boiling water.

Remove the pot form the

stove a let steep for

24 Hours (same as garlic

spray)

Remove the peppers after

steeping and add cold

water to dilute the pepper

solution. Add the soap to

help the spray stick to the

plant. Remember check a

small spot first, before

spray the whole plant.

Tomato Leaf Spray

2 Cups of chopped tomato

leaves

1Quart of water

_ Teaspoon of

biodegradable

dishwashing liquid

Combine the tomato

leaves and water in a

saucepan. Heat to

simmering, then turn off

the heat. Let mixture

steep until cool. Strain

the leaves from the water

and add the soap to the

water. The solution

should have a “tomatoey”

smell. Use in a spray

bottle, and apply as

needed.

Rabbit Terms

Posted by Tim Herron on June 7, 2012 at 6:45 PM Comments comments (0)

The Different Terms!!!!!!

• A Pure Bred Rabbit= A Rabbit of any one breed, that has never been crossed with another breed.

• A Cross breed= Can be 2 perfect pure bred rabbits, or two mutts, if they are not from the same breed they are Crossbred.

• Pure bred is pronounced pure bread. Like the loaf of bread.

• Pure breed, is pronounced like creed or seed.

• Rabbit breeders sometimes put a Tattoo in a rabbits Left ear for Identification, the right ear is reserved for Registration numbers.

• A Pedigree is only a chart, like a birth certificate, basically only a pure bred has one, but any animal can have one.

• Leg’s are won at shows, even though you have a Grand Champion, You can still win legs for best of show, best of breed etc.

• The more legs, the more value.

• To become a registered rabbit, first-you need a pedigree, and a A.R.B.A. Card, both in your name.

and then you will need an A.R.B.A. Judge for your breed.

• If it meets ALL the SOP for that breed, the judge will Tattoo the right ear, and your rabbit will be on record at A.R.B.A. and worth considerately more.

• A Grand Champ is from a show, where many rabbits have been shown and then re-shown, until only one is left.

• I hope this helps, Tim Herron, Herron Farms Dawsonville Ga. 30534

 

Memorial Day

Posted by Tim Herron on May 27, 2012 at 3:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Notice I did not say, Happy Memorial Day........

Simply because, we have taken the meaning away from it. And turned it into "The beginning of Summer" and more.

All of my Uncle's were in the sevice, and most in Nam, Korea and other God forsaken place's, several were shot, Most of my Great uncle's were in The Big war, a few dident make it. My Mother was in the RAF, My Dad the Air Force, My Brothers were in, My Son is in the 101st. and on this Day as many others, I take a deep Breath, And say THANK YOU.

Please be safe, Have fun, and rember those who have gave their lives, so That I could write this, and you could read it, along with many other things, we take for granted.


Dawson County Chamber Of Commerce

Posted by Tim Herron on May 4, 2012 at 9:15 AM Comments comments (0)

I swear, I am thinking about forming an Organization for those of us, that dont want to be "forced" into paying, to be included in the Comunity "list" I cant help but feel like this like strong are tacktics.


Either you pay money to us, of we wont tell people that call, that you and or your company even exist.

Now this is a "non-profit" organization. One that we pay dearly with our tax's to even exist. 

so why then, if a person calls them, they will not tell you of a company or person in the comunity that is doing what you need done. has what you need, or even exists, unless they are a "PAID" member of the local CCC ?

This reminds me of the Unions up North, If you dont pay to Join them and pay the dues, you dont work. Period.

I would say I dont mind a small fee, but the truth is I do. Between the

FED TAX

STATE TAX

COUNTY TAX

LOCAL TAX

HOMEOWNER TAX

ADDED REQUERMENTS

ADDED INS.

EPA REG'S

AND MANY MORE TAX'S, HIDDEN AS "FEES"

By the time you get done you have got to hire a person just for the Tax's, another for all the fee's and leagel work.

Can you tell, The CCC has just rubbed me the wrong way? LOL


 

Gibbs Gardens

Posted by Tim Herron on April 22, 2012 at 5:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Gibbs Gardens is spectacular, very nice place to visit, and not far from here. We had a great time on Earthday today.......................

Amicalola BeeKeepers Association

Posted by Tim Herron on April 2, 2012 at 7:10 AM Comments comments (1)

A.B.A is sponsering a Bee Keeping School. at the Dawson county Extention office.

April 14, 2012 from 2-5 PM


Reg. is 25.00 and includes one years membership, raffles and door prizes.


706-974-8080 or 706-216-6938

A Beer story Explains US Tax's

Posted by Tim Herron on March 30, 2012 at 6:45 PM Comments comments (0)

A Beer Story Explains US Taxes...

In A Way Even A Democrat Should Understand

Suppose that every day, ten men go out for beer and the bill for all ten comes to $100. If they paid their bill the way we pay our taxes, it would go something like this:

The first four men (the poorest) would pay nothing.

The fifth would pay $1.

The sixth would pay $3.

The seventh would pay $7.

The eighth would pay $12.

The ninth would pay $18.

The tenth man (the richest) would pay $59.

 

So, that’s what they decided to do. The ten men drank in the bar every day and seemed quite happy with the arrangement, until one day, the owner threw them a curve. ‘Since you are all such good customers, he said, ‘I’m going to reduce the cost of your daily beer by $20. Drinks for the ten now cost just $80.

The group still wanted to pay their bill the way we pay our taxes so the first four men were unaffected. They would still drink for free. But what about the other six men – the paying customers? How could they divide the $20 windfall so that everyone would get his ‘fair share?’ They realized that $20 divided by six is $3.33. But if they subtracted that from everybody’s share, then the fifth man and the sixth man would each end up being paid to drink his beer. So, the bar owner suggested that it would be fair to reduce each man’s bill by roughly the same amount, and he proceeded to work out the amounts each should pay.

And so:

The fifth man, like the first four, now paid nothing (100% savings).

The sixth now paid $2 instead of $3 (33%savings).

The seventh now pay $5 instead of $7 (28%savings).

The eighth now paid $9 instead of $12 (25% savings).

The ninth now paid $14 instead of $18 (22% savings).

The tenth now paid $49 instead of $59 (16% savings).

 

Each of the six was better off than before. And the first four continued to drink for free. But once outside the restaurant, the men began to compare their savings.

‘I only got a dollar out of the $20,’declared the sixth man. He pointed to the tenth man,’ but he got $10!’

‘Yeah, that’s right,’ exclaimed the fifth man. ‘I only saved a dollar, too. It’s unfair that he got ten times more than I!’

‘That’s true!!’ shouted the seventh man. ‘Why should he get $10 back when I got only two? The wealthy get all the breaks!’

‘Wait a minute,’ yelled the first four men in unison. ‘We didn’t get anything at all. The system exploits the poor!’

The nine men surrounded the tenth and beat him up.

The next night the tenth man didn’t show up for drinks, so the nine sat down and had beers without him. But when it came time to pay the bill, they discovered something important. They didn’t have enough money between all of them for even half of the bill!

And that, boys and girls, journalists and college professors, is how our tax system works. The people who pay the highest taxes get the most benefit from a tax reduction. Tax them too much, attack them for being wealthy, and they just may not show up anymore. In fact, they might start drinking overseas where the atmosphere is somewhat friendlier.

David R. Kamerschen, Ph.D.

Professor of Economics, University of Georgia

For those who understand, no explanation is needed. For those who do not understand, no explanation is possible.

Decatur Rabbit Breeder association

Posted by Tim Herron on March 21, 2012 at 4:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Dont forget:

D.R.B.A. Is having the Spring show this weekend (March 24,2012) in Conyers

1400 Parker rd. Conyers Ga. 30012


see their website for more info.

Min Pin and Chi-wow-ah pups for Easter

Posted by Tim Herron on March 19, 2012 at 2:50 PM Comments comments (0)

My Min Pin has had 4 pups, and the Dad is The Chi-wow-a that is in my photo album.


We are not into raising/breeding dogs, just never got the male fixed. we are asking 75.00 and a great home.

If you are interested, send me an email at [email protected] 


New Phone Number

Posted by Tim Herron on December 7, 2011 at 10:10 AM Comments comments (0)

I have killed my home phone, and now using my droid and hot spot for internet and phone.

saving about 120.00 per month.

my phone and only phone number is 706-531-4789

email is always easyer at [email protected]

Fish Bait

Posted by Tim Herron on August 28, 2011 at 8:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Fish Bait, Fish Food, Bird Food, Reptile Food,