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Old June 7, 2017   #46
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Dramm garden snips. pointy , sharp and heavy duty. I paid 9.00 for a pair.
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Old June 7, 2017   #47
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I finally picked up some small snips. Very handy.

Worth, I'm digging' that hoe. Need one now.

I also need one of these...i have just one nasty weed/thistle that is often hidden among
others. Darn needles they are. Leather gloves work but the micro tips break off in the
leather and gets you later when taking the gloves off.
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Old June 7, 2017   #48
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Where do you get the cable ties you show in your photo?
Sorry just saw this...Amazon. About 17 bucks for 25 yards. (i bought the 2 pack for 24$)
aprox 4-5 ties per yard.
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Old June 7, 2017   #49
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Its like a newspaper carriers bag

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Yes, except I only pretty much like the old stuff!!!
I like the old stuff too but I did break down and buy a 5 quart Lodge Logic dutch oven with a lid to be used for a skillet. I liked it because I can bake some rustic bread in it and it doesn't have long handles to get in the way of other pans on the stove. I got it on sale for $24.99 the other day.

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That is a good price overall and as long as you are happy, tat is what counts. I am a bit off Lodge as many years ago, had a handle snap off and wasn't a good thing. Lodge does have some pretty cast iron enameled stuff.

Like that newspaper bag thing, be handy in he garden and other spots, too!
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Yeah, I prefer the old stuff to the new stuff. I tried an off brand of enameled cast iron and all it did was crack inside the pot. It was expensive too, but I find that is a huge complaint of people who have them. The rusting on the outside top of the pot and lid was not fun either. This would be where the lid meets pot area while cooking.
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I like the old stuff too but I did break down and buy a 5 quart Lodge Logic dutch oven with a lid to be used for a skillet. I liked it because I can bake some rustic bread in it and it doesn't have long handles to get in the way of other pans on the stove. I got it on sale for $24.99 the other day.

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This is the primary use of my Lodge dutch oven now - bread. It works great for homemade sourdough. I've had it for 14 years, no complaints.

I picked up a 5Q enameled cast iron dutch oven from JC Penney. With all the trouble they're having, there were a lot of markdowns. Got it for $35, something like that. Off-brand, so far it's done it's job. I'm waiting to see if the handle (screw-in knob) remains intact.
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This is the primary use of my Lodge dutch oven now - bread. It works great for homemade sourdough. I've had it for 14 years, no complaints.
Good price on your new pan. Would you be generous to share your bread recipe?
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I do like the old stuff i picked up at yard sales and thrifts.
My lodge dutch oven is about 20yrs old now. Seems better than the new ones.
But that one posted in the link looks great.

I bought a beast big rectangle one that will hold two chickens and two loaves of bread
a few yrs ago for the beach house. Stupidly did not open the box before traveling...
The lid does not sit clean/flat. Cheap China made. They discontinued it.

I was gifted a new tortilla press recently, heavy cast iron. The reviews on Amazon are
crapy. 50/50 chance the handle will break on the first use. So far so good so maybe i
got a decent one.

Yes, super for bread. We use the Forkish pinch/fold recipe. Jim's no-knead is super easy
for a quick boule. The Forkish method is just a bit sturdier. We make a Boule, then the
rest of the dough sits in the fridge for up to 4-5 days and can be used to make burger
rolls, etc. We made a sandwich loaf last weekend using the clay baker, long rectangle my
MIL gave us.
The no-knead is less steps but best baked right away. And enjoyed warm/fresh.
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Just picked up my new dutch oven and skillet. Had to go to big town for store pickup. Opened it first and it looks good. The surface is nowhere near as smooth as the old cast iron is. New cast iron is so much heavier too. Ah well, I love the lid, sits perfect on top with no wobble and it's perfect for a lot of things.
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Just picked up my new dutch oven and skillet. Had to go to big town for store pickup. Opened it first and it looks good. The surface is nowhere near as smooth as the old cast iron is. New cast iron is so much heavier too. Ah well, I love the lid, sits perfect on top with no wobble and it's perfect for a lot of things.
No worries on the surface in a few it will be as smooth as can be.
This is why I liked the old Wagner stuff it was ground smooth on the inside.
If I would have had any idea that these old companies were going to go under, well you know.
This crap slipped up on us like a phantom in the night.
One day they are here, the next gone.
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No worries on the surface in a few it will be as smooth as can be.
This is why I liked the old Wagner stuff it was ground smooth on the inside.
If I would have had any idea that these old companies were going to go under, well you know.
This crap slipped up on us like a phantom in the night.
One day they are here, the next gone.
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Yes, bummer. I love my Wagner chicken fryer although I have only fried chicken once in it, and it doesn't have a lid. Hubby has always wanted me to fry chicken for him and I hate frying food. So, I told him if he bought me a good chicken fryer I would cook some for him. I did, I held up my end of the deal, but he hasn't had fried chicken from me since. I use it all the time though. It took 16 years of being married to get some. Guess he has to wait just as long to get some again, lol. Well, maybe I'll be nice and cook him some for father's day.

Sadly, all that non stick junk came out and everyone thought it was the better way to go for cooking, because it was lighter. Well, there isn't any non stick cookware worth even a penny, no matter how light weight it is.
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Old June 19, 2017   #59
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I love these clips:

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The larger ones are great for tomatoes, the smaller ones... not so much. BTW, the smaller ones are apx 1-1/4" -- not 1-1/2" as the label shows.

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Old June 19, 2017   #60
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I love my old cast iron pans! I have 3 of different sizes and use more than my stainless steel and teflon.

For the garden, earthworm castings are the bomb!
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