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    Hahahahaha.......

    I know they will eventually get me, and perhaps others around me in due time; I will get them with a good charge of GAS....

    But now that a new crop of dried grains are a starting to show up in the market, I decided to put a few of these things while they are cheap, away for a rainy day.

    Now last Christmas as I do remember I was buying the nice dried beans for 38 cordobas a pound from the market vendors. Last week I did buy a Quintal (100 pounds) of the new crop of beans for 13.5 cordobas a pound from the local farmers that bring their products to market.

    The week before that I gave 20 cordobas a pound for 20 pounds, so the trend of falling prices got me to thinking, Why in this world don't I put some of these away, it is easy to do and so I did.

    I dried the beans well on the upstairs floor on a sheet of plastic for a week with a fan on them during the day and nothing at night to insure they were as dry as a Popcorn Fart... (I alway's did hear of in my youth of things being drier that a popcorn fart, I have NO idea how those Rednecks I grew up with came to that phrase or conclusion, so don't ask).....

    Now years ago I got to talking to some of them Mormons in my home state of North Carolina and them people were very much into storing food away for what evah reason including natural disasters..

    So I decided to GAS them beans in the Morman fashon in 3 pound plastic bag lots.. BEFORE they got a chance to Gas me, and others to whom I am more than likely to share them with later on.

    I and my children set up an assembly line to do it with. I had taken an old 30 pound FREON can and wielded an access to it and vacuumed it out with the Bomba Vacio (Vacuum Pump) that is used on a refrigeration system and then charged it up with 120 PSI of Nitrogen to take home for the gassing process.

    Then as they filled the double 3 pound bags with the dried beans, I shoved a hose to the bottom of the bag that was attached to the discharge valve of the old Freon can and let that breathe in and out 3 times with the Nitrogen to get all of the breathing air out of them against not only the bugs that might have laid their eggs amongst the beans, but to also prohibit any of the mould growth that does occur on the beans.

    Reason being, I do not like the idea of those insecticide pills what are put in among the beans in use at present.

    Squeezed all the excess gas out and spun the bag top and put a cow hitch knot in it for a seal...

    Now Em beans will be good for a WHILE...

    I also bought today another sack (Quintal) of beans for 12 cordobas a pound that came from Waspan off a farmer and will repeat this process with them. They are beautiful red ones.

    Please don't ask me why I am a doing this, it just struck me to do it, and I also have contracted 2 Quintals of white corn for 4.5 cordobas a pound.. These I make Grits out of.. And Finally ALL the folks in my house EAT the hot Buttered Grits I do make a pot of almost every morning. If nothing else perhaps a couple barrels of "CHICHA" are once again in order with some of my saved corn come Christmas time...
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    If I remember right you tried this before and all your inlaws heard you were loaded and came borrowing.
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    There is speculation that dogs (and other animals) have developed the ability to sense precursors to earthquakes and will instinctively flee an earthquake zone to protect themselves.

    Some animals have been known to leave an area in advance of an approaching storm (like a hurricane).

    Canaries were used in coal mines to test keep miners safe from methane. As the canaries are more sensitive to it, they would die and the miners would know to leave.

    What does any of this have to do with John Wayne inexplicably storing beans and corn? Maybe he has developed a sixth sense that is warning him of an impending need for a food store. Maybe he's the canary in the coal mine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drlemcor View Post
    There is speculation that dogs (and other animals) have developed the ability to sense precursors to earthquakes and will instinctively flee an earthquake zone to protect themselves.

    Some animals have been known to leave an area in advance of an approaching storm (like a hurricane).

    Canaries were used in coal mines to test keep miners safe from methane. As the canaries are more sensitive to it, they would die and the miners would know to leave.

    What does any of this have to do with John Wayne inexplicably storing beans and corn? Maybe he has developed a sixth sense that is warning him of an impending need for a food store. Maybe he's the canary in the coal mine.
    Or maybe dogs run away from JW after a plate of beans sensing the precursor to a seismic event

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    Nothing wrong with being prepared on the DAC since supplies can be erratic, especially since you have the means to do so. Heck sounds like money to me. Get a good price per pound, store them correctly, then wait for a shortage and try to double your money. Probably get a extra lil bump since the C$ is devaluing.

    Take some pics of the Chicha process if you do make it, plz and thx. I had a couple sips of it on Big Corn and it had a nice flavor.

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    Bean prices on El Bluff at 22 a # this morning, will check Bluefields later in the week. The Bean thing is crazy In Nicaragua, have watched it nearly 10 years. I have never planted (large scale) personally but have backed a few planters and helped a few others, never took a real hit but never made anything much either, but it was always entertaining. Did always get some decent Beans out of the partnerships.

    Nice Corn on the Cob in the Bluefields Market so should be nice Shucked Corn coming, the ears I saw all looked nice and full.

    There have to be a few people in this Country that make very good money with Beans. The cycle is predictable.
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    Yes Thom, they did and I expect it to be no different, but I have learned the Caribbean expression.... "Beans, Rice or whatevah, FINISHED"

    Oh and I see Cookshoe is back on, Was beginning to worry about him a bit....
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    Quote Originally Posted by cookshow View Post
    There have to be a few people in this Country that make very good money with Beans. The cycle is predictable.
    Especially the "friends" of Danny-boy (yep, looking at you Mr. Arce) who get the export certs to send off to the Maburro Workers Utopia of Venezuela. I've heard the payments are 60-80% higher than selling locally to impoverished Nicas. Viva $ucialismo Siglo XXI...
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    Still alive, even kicking now and then
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    I think John wayne is on to somthing.
    http://www.ibtimes.com/scientists-br...arming-1858310

    “This discovery could be a big boon for bean production because we are facing a dire situation where, by 2050, global warming could reduce areas suitable for growing beans by 50 percent,”

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    Altogether a clever fellow, that JPJW! Is there a way of verifying how effective an 'insecticide' this treatment of purging oxygen is? Like, letting some ripen in moist air and see how many move? I remember, as a kid, having Mexican jumping beans -- and jump they did!

    They say that insects in our diet are the only natural source of vitamin B-12, or so I heard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cookshow View Post
    Bean prices on El Bluff at 22 a # this morning, will check Bluefields later in the week. The Bean thing is crazy In Nicaragua, have watched it nearly 10 years.
    At the super in Leon, jodido, the 99% select red bean go for just under 23 cords/lb. ("Select' means, I guess, fewer of those tiny field rocks that can break a tooth, if you're a serious muncher.

    The price went particularly crazy after DOS worked out a deal with Hugo (who left his countrymen with Maburro) of beans & beef for Venezuelan oil. But in Leon, there was always the truck that sold "solidarity beans" at 20/# even when the price edged past 40 in the super. You're either in with the in-crowd or you're not a player.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mitch View Post
    I think John wayne is on to somthing.
    http://www.ibtimes.com/scientists-br...arming-1858310

    “This discovery could be a big boon for bean production because we are facing a dire situation where, by 2050, global warming could reduce areas suitable for growing beans by 50 percent,”
    Mitch, 2 posts in 7 years, I think you have the record.

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    I can remember my ole' Farmer Grandmother a saying to her son my Uncle Cecil and his sons that were Share Croppers at the time other than tending the old two mule 30 acre family farm....

    Son, that land So-n-so has offered you has been "Beaned to Death" are you sure you want to make the investment into it with your seed, fertilizer, and effort when it needs "Building back up" to be productive again?

    Oh and Mitch, how the heck are ya? Long time we ain't heard a word from ya....
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    We had a lot of small black bugs in the beans after they had been stored a short time.
    They weren't there when I sold the first 250#

    There is a tablet, hard to come by because it's the preferred way to kill yourself.
    Apparently some taint attached to the seller if someone buys the tabs from him,, and kills themselves.
    Seller is supposed to get a cedula number,
    Highly toxic, but a quarter of a tab in a sack of beans acts like mothballs, and gasses them without affecting bean flavor or eatability.


    My tube of tablets said Pilot 56 Darkish grey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KeyWestPirate View Post

    There is a tablet, hard to come by because it's the preferred way to kill yourself.
    Apparently some taint attached to the seller if someone buys the tabs from him,, and kills themselves.
    Seller is supposed to get a cedula number,
    Highly toxic, but a quarter of a tab in a sack of beans acts like mothballs, and gasses them without affecting bean flavor or eatability.


    My tube of tablets said Pilot 56 Darkish grey.

    For years I heard about people offing themselves with "Pastillas de Amor". One day a Friend was telling me about some guy that had made dead with them and Curiosity got he best of me "What the Hell are these Pills? Do you go to the Farmacia and buy a Handful? He laughed and explained they were used to put in with Beans to keep the Bugs off.

    Ironic Huh, Live by the Bean, Die by the Bean....
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    Yes, the little woman says that's why you have to wash beans, to remove the residue. I wonder if the pills would work on our termites?

    Speaking of ways to die, death by insecticide has its followers up north. You drink yourself silly then drink some insecticide. Then you hang out in the public hospital for a few says as your organs shut down and then you die, One of our neighbors did it a few years ago. Hard on the relatives, as they have to watch a miserable death.

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    Man....there has got to be a better way to go than that!
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