my first big reward

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  1. wv hillbilly

    wv hillbilly Well-Known Member

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    the wife and i canned 7 qts of blue lakes today and tomorrow we will be canning these
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    sorry about the pic. size but photo bucket wouldn't let me adjust it
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    cool what ya do with the leaves?

    here i boil em up get the oil out and use it as a stain for wood , natures own wood treatment
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    76Highboy Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Nice Hillbilly. Jack that is a great idea.
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    beet oil and nicotine is the red stain you see on many early AK and SKS rifles
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    :eek: awesome idea!!

    how long will that keep, do ya know?

    congrats hillbilly! :)
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    i've a jar with a batch my grandfather made

    i think he made it about 1970 as we bought a ruski rifle and he had to redo it and made up the mix then its just methylated spirits some turpintine and the extracted oils from the beets and tobacco ,, keep the turps and metho in the mix and it should be ok for years , let it dry out and it'll set hard and be wasted , nicotine goes like a thick oil and seperates and then breaks down but is preserved in methylated spirits ( denatured alcohol )
  7. wv hillbilly

    wv hillbilly Well-Known Member

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    we eat some and compost the rest
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    makes a great natural dye ;)

    they pickle up ok too like sauerkraut, then salt em
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    I'm getting my fall garden ready, and will probably plant some beats, love em! Put up several qts of frozen peaches this year. I did 48 jars of peach perservs year before last, and am still eating on those!
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    how much of each is in the mix? this is very interesting to me!! i gotta grow me some beets! :D

    & i've made saurkraut, so that's interesting...
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    hmmm... maybe we can plant them then. :D we've done really well with our garden this year, but we've never grown beets before.

    the only thing i've ever done with beets was pickle them.
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    Nice, you guys must have got the rain that we've been missing...lol
    I've got a nice sized garden out, but have been watering it from the cistern and it's really low already.
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    its a two quart jar still about 2/3rds full you can see whats evaporated , the turp's hold the evaporation back though ..

    peel em ( the stalks ) before pickling the outer can get bitter ..
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    Nice looking harvest there Hillbilly, I love roasted beets. Rub them with a little vegetable oil, salt and pepper then wrap in foil and shove in a 350 oven for about 45 minutes. That's the way to go, or beet salad.
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