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Drat you, Ron!
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 Posted: Sun Feb 23rd, 2014 09:44 PM
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Joined: Sun Feb 6th, 2005
Location: Trinity, Texas USA
Posts: 1230
Are you a handloader?: Yes
Favorite type of cartridge to load?: I load everything!
My favorite chambering is:: .45-70

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You just had to bring up kumquats, a fruit I raised many years ago and had not thought of in many years, since.
I did some quick checking and found an orchard about 100 miles away that still had some.
I got them to send me a medium flat rate box full.
I shall NOT do that again, a medium flat rate box holds 10 lbs, that is a BUNCH of the little varmits.
I spent 4 hours prepping just 5 lbs yesterday, each one full of big seeds, have to cut in half, squeeze, and than rake most of the seeds out.
Could not find my grater plate for the food processor, so had to use the chopper blade, some escaped the blade and some just turned to mush.
Then into the stainless stock pot with some water to soak overnight.
Got ready to start cooking about 1pm, FINALLY, after 3:30 pm , the juices FINALLY started to sheet off the spoon.
I now have 7 pints in the pantry. If I ever do that again, I shall have them ship about 4 lb of kumquats and the rest of the box be filled with the satsumas they also have ripe now.
The stuff is really good, much better than the anemic store bought stuff, even Smucker's .
Now I still have about 5 lbs of kumquats still to process, oh, my pore old back.

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Joined: Fri Feb 4th, 2005
Location: Chinook, Montana USA
Posts: 1928
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Are you a handloader?: Yes
Favorite type of cartridge to load?: rifle
My favorite chambering is:: .308, .280 rem, 7x57, .30, 30, .30/06, 6.5/06 and a ...

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Don -

I was searching through some old posts and just saw this for the first time. Dang!

That's a lot of work, but you and I know that those beauties are worth it!

I hope you're enjoying them, bud ~


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