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Suspect charged in deadly California church shooting

AP News Radio

00:50 sec | 3 months ago

Suspect charged in deadly California church shooting

"Hi hi hi hi Mike Mike Mike Mike Rossi Rossi Rossi Rossi a a a a reporting reporting reporting reporting the the the the suspect suspect suspect suspect in in in in the the the the deadly deadly deadly deadly California California California California church church church church shooting shooting shooting shooting has has has has been been been been charged charged charged charged prosecutors prosecutors prosecutors prosecutors in in in in southern southern southern southern California California California California have have have have charge charge charge charge the the the the man man man man accused accused accused accused of of of of opening opening opening opening fire fire fire fire on on on on a a a a Taiwanese Taiwanese Taiwanese Taiwanese church church church church congregation congregation congregation congregation with with with with first first first first degree degree degree degree murder murder murder murder and and and and five five five five counts counts counts counts of of of of attempted attempted attempted attempted murder murder murder murder sixty sixty sixty sixty eight eight eight eight year year year year old old old old David David David David shallow shallow shallow shallow of of of of Las Las Las Las Vegas Vegas Vegas Vegas also also also also faces faces faces faces enhancements enhancements enhancements enhancements for for for for lying lying lying lying in in in in wait wait wait wait and and and and use use use use of of of of a a a a firearm firearm firearm firearm as as as as well well well well as as as as four four four four counts counts counts counts of of of of possessing possessing possessing possessing destructive destructive destructive destructive devices devices devices devices with with with with intent intent intent intent to to to to kill kill kill kill or or or or harm harm harm harm Orange Orange Orange Orange County County County County district district district district attorney attorney attorney attorney Todd Todd Todd Todd Spitzer Spitzer Spitzer Spitzer said said said said if if if if convicted convicted convicted convicted as as as as charged charged charged charged that that that that the the the the jury jury jury jury finds finds finds finds the the the the enhancements enhancements enhancements enhancements to to to to be be be be true true true true Chow Chow Chow Chow would would would would face face face face a a a a sentence sentence sentence sentence of of of of either either either either life life life life in in in in prison prison prison prison without without without without the the the the possibility possibility possibility possibility of of of of parole parole parole parole or or or or the the the the death death death death penalty penalty penalty penalty authorities authorities authorities authorities say say say say Chow Chow Chow Chow a a a a U. U. U. U. S. S. S. S. citizen citizen citizen citizen who who who who grew grew grew grew up up up up in in in in Taiwan Taiwan Taiwan Taiwan was was was was motivated motivated motivated motivated by by by by hatred hatred hatred hatred of of of of Taiwanese Taiwanese Taiwanese Taiwanese people people people people a a a a federal federal federal federal hate hate hate hate crimes crimes crimes crimes investigation investigation investigation investigation is is is is also also also also underway underway underway underway hi hi hi hi Mike Mike Mike Mike Rossi Rossi Rossi Rossi

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"chow chow chow" Discussed on Bon Appetit Foodcast

Bon Appetit Foodcast

06:06 min | 10 months ago

"chow chow chow" Discussed on Bon Appetit Foodcast

"Would go over and there was always a line and we would get some and we take some back to my mom and sister, but I would love having that little moment where my dad and I would split one of the tamales and we'd sit near the card or sometimes we go back to the car and eat it. And it was just a cool thing that we did. And they were like, oily and fatty unctuous and just delicious. I think, you know, they had some had beef, and some had pork and it was just one of those things where it was just so satisfying. Whenever I had a bite, I didn't even know it's so satisfying is, but I know that when I had a bite, I just was full on all levels. I really wanted to create a version of the tamales that I grew up eating. And I wanted to make a plant based. So I use jackfruit instead of pork or beef and this really delicious cilantro sauce that brightens them up. And they're just great. And I want to give respect to my comrade and colleague, Karina Rivera, who's actually a Mexican and we develop their recipe together. And I'm just glad that I get a chance to share a part of my family's history and share this history that I don't think a lot of people are aware of. Tell me about jackfruit. I found that interesting that that was the substitute. And you'd go into it a little bit in the book, but tell our listeners, how you arrived at jackfruit as kind of this substitute for the meat filled patties that you grew up with. So interestingly, I've never actually created a recipe with jackfruit until this one. And this was the first time that I actually felt like it made sense and I wanted it to have that texture that I experienced when I was eating those hot tamales growing up. And so I tested it a few times. And it worked. And it's not the same thing as B from pork, but I say it's satisfying. And it gives me that sense of fulfillment that I feel like I had when I used to eat those when I was growing up. So it's all good. Who write for jackfruit? You talked about eating tamales with your dad and about your grandparents growing all kinds of fruit and vegetables. What other kind of specific food memories do you have of what was cooking on the stove with all these delicious food growing just outside? Do you know any particular fun memory? But I would say in terms of cooking, my interest in cooking actually came from spending time on my maternal grandmother. And the memory that's at the front of my mind is a cupboard. She kept this cupboard in her kitchen that was about 6 feet tall and the foot deep crowded with glass jars, full of preserves, pickle pears, peaches, carrots, green beans, figs, BlackBerry jam, sauerkraut, and her, not to be forgotten, chow chow chow, which is this southern specialty, it's a relish made of cabbage, peppers, onions that are chopped filing, cooked about 5 hours. And then they're used to add a little bit of heat and some acid to leafy green dishes. People would often eat them with collard greens or mustard to turnips. It's funny because I think when people hear slow food, they in the popular imagination or at least in the foodie world, people automatically think about Italy and the movement started by Europe. Yeah. But, you know, I gotta remind people black folks have been doing slow food cooking since the beginning of time. When my grandmother would spend all day Saturday preparing for Sunday supper, that slow food cooking. Let's be honest. The two dishes that I think about often are the cornbread that you would make and she would fold pecans into the cornbread, which was just no one else did that. And it just tasted so delicious. Like the nuttiness of those pecans and she toasted and the other was her chicken and dumplings. Oh my God, I used to love this woman. Chicken and dumplings. That was one of the tasks you would give me sometimes. She formed the dumplings she would let me gently drop them into the stew so that they could cook. So big up to my dear, my maternal grandmother. You had a sound in your voice like, oh, those chicken and dumplings to going vegan. So I want to know that journey. I want to know how you get from that, you know, real deep vlogging too. Not doing it at all? We could spend a whole podcast on that journey done. Okay, okay, but I want to ask a little bit about the book first. Let's talk a little bit about black food. It is your 5th book if I'm not mistaken. Correct. Your previous books have really focused on a kind of vegan food profile. And this time, you invited while you are the editor of the book, you in fact invited contributors from all over the Diaspora to talk about what inspires them to write about what inspires them and provide a recipe, not all vegan. What I really love about the book is food doesn't happen in isolation. It happens in conjunction with community. It happens in conjunction with art and is related to how emotionally feel and so there are some kind of moving pieces and recollections. So it is not a traditional cookbook, though it is full of how many recipes does it have? Over 75 recipes. So over 75 recipes it definitely is a cookbook. I think you got it right in terms of it being read and enjoyed in a number of ways. You know, we're going to talk about some of the recipes in the book. There was a pound cake that we feature in our Bon Appetit and the reader reviews are already so stellar and so high. I'm excited about that. Yes. You have geographical diversity with the Somali lamb stew. You have a, I remember some Jamaican patty recipe. Oh, yes, yes. And then another recipe that's been very popular on Bon Appetit is the sweet potato grits. I wanna talk a little bit about the sweet potato grids. I worked prepare paraphrase and the Lewis said, we should leave grits alone. And yet, Kia Damon, who contributed the recipe to the.

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"chow chow chow" Discussed on The Dictionary

The Dictionary

05:44 min | 1 year ago

"chow chow chow" Discussed on The Dictionary

"In mustard very different. This is a chinese pidgin and english. Word chow chow. Which means food. And now here we have the chow chow to words noun from eighteen. Eighty six any of a breed of heavy coded sturdy muscular dogs of chinese origin. Having a broad head and muzzle a distinctive blue black tongue and black lined mouth and either dense coat with a full rough a full rough or a short smooth coat called also just chow. So maybe i should post a picture of that. Yeah this is basically again from that That were chow. Chow chow word But also possibly from the word couch our with a hyphen. Which means chinese person. But it doesn't even say what language that's from. I don't know all right next. We have chowder. Wd d. e. r. This is the last word two forms. The first form transitive verb from seventeen thirty two to make chowder second form from seventeen fifty one a soup or stew of seafood as clams or fish usually made with milk or tomatoes salt pork onions and other vegetables as potatoes also a soup resembling chowder as in corn chowder. Corn chowder corn chowder. Go have yourself corn chowder. I used to really like clam chowder. Actually i there was a time where i had got like. I don't know campbell's canned clam chowder. And i would cook it up in the pat all by myself. I was like one of the first things. I think i actually learned how to cook. It was just heating up soup. It's not that hard. Yeah have good. Memories of clam chowder. Yeah and there's a whole debate about you know is it. Is it like the the white powder or is it. The red chowder people have their preference. I don't think i've ever had a red chowder. Now that i think about it so this is from. French showed year which means kettle or the contents of a cattle from the latin caldera. And there's more at the word cauldron. So chowder is named for the thing that was made in so today we had chorus chorus boy. Chorus girl chose chosen. Joe shook route. Chaff chows chow. Chow chow chowder. In chowder Gonna pick Let's see them. Look just looking through these. Oh maybe i should pick a chows as the word of the episode. C. h. o. U. s. it is the cheap or trick. No the cheat with tea or trick. Cheat or a trick. Not that. I like necessarily cheats and tricks but you know sometimes they can be fun. Just don't be mean Yeah 'cause yep played a chow sound me. I don't know what that was exactly now that that was that was. You dropped a bomb on me. No that wasn't what is what's the song with csx. Well it's very similar to cheap trick. I can't think of any of their songs but trick chows or treatment. No all right Let's skip that whole hullabaloo and let's talk about the holidays. If you heard yesterday's episode you heard me screw something up. So i'm gonna fix it today. it is again day of the seafarer. Oh that was that that thing. Yeah it's day of the seafarer. It's take your dog to work day. So if you don't already get to do that then take your dog to work today. If you don't have a dog go get a dog. In finland and sweden. It is midsummer eve in croatia and media. It is statehood day. it's independence day. in mozambique. it is national catfish day in the us. It is statehood day in slovenia and virginia. What a coincidence that they both have statehood day today in guatemala. It is teachers. Day in the philippines is arbor day. It is world vitiligo day so be aware..

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"chow chow chow" Discussed on 77WABC Radio

77WABC Radio

02:17 min | 2 years ago

"chow chow chow" Discussed on 77WABC Radio

"First of all the ads the eyes and the cats are sort of you know Asian okay and also the you can't simulate the Chinese language member Rosie o'donnell did on the view she was like ting ting Chow Chow Chow Chow you can't do that yeah can't that that's a great song but they're not cutting out of the moment they could they could out of the new live action late in the track but look if it's the same thing with the Mark Twain Tom Sawyer or huckleberry Finn you have and where Jim you can't take it out there I mean can't do that how Eugene history and then they try they want to take out and word gimbal they want to get rid of gone with the wind too right that was someone that's willing to that of course member Bill Cosby bought the rights he bought the rights Bill Cosby did to the little rascals yeah any kept it off the air for years and now of course he's all the back and he's in jail and and I do recall one scene where stymie Jackie Cooper a chubby up see they're all in a car with the teacher miss Crabtree and they're talking about their domestic lives lives at home and help me their dads on to their moms and society goes my Daddy AB to my mommy he's in jail funny you can cut that stuff I mean it's price of but the the the other the the overall take away from the little rascals were ones should have been that they have black friends we did which by the way for example the show friends no blacks no blood but in the little rascals no there was plenty of Blackhawks true yet stymie book we have a Reno all these guys yeah on the family had the Jeffersons as their neighbors they did that was black well the funny is on the flip side though good luck finding a white person the Cosby's good luck who yeah you can find one that's what's funny you know the white the white things take a take out with with a bucket I don't think I saw one white person maybe one all those years on The Cosby this is true right you guys trigger no no no I don't care I'm I just don't you know used to watch it never even thought about yeah good luck finding one but I guess I should be treated right you what I thought maybe he bought his water from a white guy Bill Cosby but I'm not even there drugs this is a great.

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"chow chow chow" Discussed on World's Finest Geeks Podcast

World's Finest Geeks Podcast

14:49 min | 3 years ago

"chow chow chow" Discussed on World's Finest Geeks Podcast

"Phineas geeks on twitter world find a lot to go over we have some breaking news today we do looks like we've been talking about it for like every week and likes last four weeks or so last four podcasts probably Spiderman is backing them see you absolutely yeah this is crazy news scrolling through twitter and I'm like Oh look Sony did there Spider Man Spider man movie whatever it's going to be an you're just like Oh yeah whatever who cares you know just Tony it's not Marlboro Yeah I was not excited at all that was just reading the twitter headlined but then we were both like drilling into the story I don't know if it's the same one but then we were just like you know at the same time it's Disney. the end Sony collaborate it's like all right cool so they get to they get to do at least a trilogy now this deal encompasses the next spiderman movie which will be the third one when and then it's also going to include one other marble studios movie which we don't know what it is what it is and there are rumors that supposedly marble we'll be using billions of their choice yeah they'll be using and that's great because Spiderman has fantastic villains absolutely so so another thing too that's important is in this deal or at least we have a quote from Mister Kevin by himself right and he he says Spiderman just has to be the only person who cross over different universes I'm paraphrasing right and we know that three or four days ago they announced Madame web movie they announced Madame Web movie I think it was yesterday actually man that was the laughing stock of twitter right so but but I think it's a point I know that included me by the way I was cracking wise about Madame web but I didn't know much about the character I was out of the man cartoon in the ninety s because I was a little bit older than that oh we got introduced in the nineties despite over so I guess tell us about Madame Web real quick 'cause we're not saying that about is going to be on Disney Gaming Servers go watch the cartoon that is true now what I will say is that that's how we got introduced by divers she introduces Peter Parker he's gone through some shade as a whole or yard is like three or four episodes or something like that and you know back then it took a long like you was telling me took longer to make episode sometimes you would get episodes and so that story arc was dope or whatever but like into the spite averse introduced this generation into universes so it's not going to be so weird there are other universes now because people are already often what we're looking at here is possibly we already know that there was the Bene- movie there's GonNa be a venom to in a more CBS movie and in talking about a sinister six for like thirty years so that would be your Sony Spiderman Cinematic Universe well over here we have the MCI the Marvel Cinematic Universe so whatever way they're going to use it will it be madame web I don't know but however they're going to introduce the spider verse he verbiage able to cross universe. We're GONNA get a Tom Holland we're already we're already used to seeing this audiences have grown accustomed to it they loved into the spider she unanimous day so we've seen it in movies yeah it was we've seen it multi verses in the flash in those CW shows you know so people are used to it wh- basically what that means is we might get Tom Holland Spiderman inside of a movie harassed out of another villain movie and that's I mean that's pretty awesome yeah it's now we got some of the details for the Spiderman movie I don't know if anybody really cares but yeah these are financials that don't have anything to do with us guys who cares right a bunch of billionaires are GonNa make more billions of dollars basically Disney is going to get twenty five percent and retain all merchandising rights in exchanged for that one film in that and one more will move up here it's now I think it's funny we said at the beginning of this whole thing just just negotiations that's built into public right so don't take anything that they say with a grain of salt but maybe last week or two weeks ago Sony exact pretty said talks a bit it's happening happening you guys here's pretty adamant for me said that the reason was because Kevin Feige was too busy to direct non marvel movies that's it and we found something else out just recently this week which I'm really he was lying because Disney just announced that Kevin by will actually be crossing into the Star Wars universe and producing or developing we don't really know exactly what one star wars film along with Kathleen Kennedy of course and I think that that I think that might have been what back Sony and so the corner they had to accept it they had to accept whatever deal Disney counter offered on there there was a bunch of back we don't know the details situations but we do know that we're getting spiderman movie and we're GonNa have a Kevin Feige Star wars movie yeah that's great so apparently Kevin can you know be touring many different ways and be just fine with it but I don't think there's any problem with Kevin fight a lot of people are mad about the star wars movie they he's overextending himself they think they're marble is going to suffer because of it I highly doubt that man the man been doing look what he did infinity will and game he got all those people together they've been Domeisen civil war yeah I mean scheduling genius to say that he's GonNa take away from Marvel and manage just suck on like thirteen shows so you know he's he's he just enjoys what he is doing clearly and he knows what he's doing you know we're grateful to get I'm your or Star Wars Fan than me I'm loving the idea of seeing Kevin Foggy going in and producing a I can't think of in the last fifteen years there's a more successful producer in any film studio yeah I don't care who you talking about you. Jj wells nobody nobody's touching him right now that's not to say that Kathleen Kennedy is not amazing in her own right she has a resume for the ages probably one of the best of all times right yes she does she got e Roger Rabbit like and the and the list goes on just about anything Steven Spielberg has ever worked on. She's been right with him right yeah as she was asleep she don't need no help from Kevin but why now bring to extraordinary producers so we're going to star wars film together and that's a quote uh-huh somebody down for it and keeping in line with star words we actually. I'm glad that we did the podcast on a Friday this week because today is a Lotta News today before you go into that I just want to point out that Lucasfilm's is the reason why bringing on Kevin is because they're they're planning on pursuing entirely new era in star wars right there that's it they're done without the wrecks guy walkers is the Benito right so we have a whole new space we're GONNA get into I think he's definitely going to help her as far as like how to all the different names and how to put things together they're also going to be working on other Lucasfilm properties right we got they're going to be working on Indiana Jones right and then of course the developing and this is like a cult uh of Lucasfilm's is going to be children of the blood and bone children of blood and bone with and he's GonNa have Milwaukee and they're gonna be doing that with box I'm down for another Indiana Jones I think it's time to reboot the character but you know maybe they'll do like Harrison Ford like in working with the technology that they use in the movies casino who knows who knows but I feel like they already said they're not gonNA recast the character but if they do they did it's the same studio Oh company they did recast solo right we have all been eldridge or whatever his name is there so why not have him just play every single he could do air force one there you go you can play a young he can play young Air Force One president young `support he can just completely make his career about being young Arizona Ford obviously we're joking you guys and you were going to say there's other there's other breaking news that's actually just came out about I don't know over an hour ago we have got Debra Chou who directed what was it breaks Chow Chow Chow sorry I had no idea but you know she's going to be Karenna she did better call saw she did a couple episodes of American gosh she did the man in the High Castle Jessica Jones or hey space which lost in space is probably fucking boss the new one bananas right man so you know she's as far as as far as series go she has a parade this is this is going to be for the OBI Wan Kanobi series so she's going to be perfect for this which will supposedly Lee be dropping in twenty twenty one at some point right I think it's important to know at did you say that earlier this vitamin is GonNa be twenty twenty one yeah the new spider man we will be July sixteenth twenty twenty one and then we also got the Batman in twenty twenty one there's GonNa be a lot of stuff in two thousand twenty suicide squad and twenty twenty one suicide squad all the marvel twenty twenty four of the marvel shows three movies I believe two more in addition we've got a lot of things happen and twenty twenty anyone seems like it's going to be popping guys absolutely definitely going to be lit all right so out some pretty interesting stuff coming out of DC today to there was some pretty interesting stuff a- actually out throughout the week and this is all once again and I think I brought this up like everyone of podcasts but it's big news with the CW Arrow shows no matter how you feel all about them you know this looks like it's going to be a good crossover the crossovers have always been like pretty tight and we're doing crisis uninfected hers well just keep getting better better right yeah they do as a lose day we found out a recently that brandon routh who played superman in the two thousand six superman returns movie he'll be playing the kingdom come version of Superman he'll be one of three superman in this today they debuted a picture of him you can go world's finest geeks Dot Com and we have that picture you're on our website along with the Little Synopsis Of what Routh had to say whatnot but it is the kingdom come superman it looks it looks like a great costume to me is with you if I was me personally I switch out the black for the yellow of course sure but it definitely looks classic we got the Red Underwear back we got the classic blue Ascoli Doug Blue stuff we got the classic red none of that Doc Red Star so I I'm really liking the way that this brand new roof roof Superman is looking I'm I'm really GonNa reminds me of like Lois and clogged as Dean Cain in addition in addition to yeah there you go and Christopher Reeve all those all of those classic Superman in addition to that we learned that we know that there's three superman it we already knew that tyler heckling was going to be back as the superman the appears routinely and supergirl But we're also getting we found out Tom Willing who portrayed Clark Kent in the Smallville TV series which ran for ten seasons reprising his role in crisis on infinite earths has one of the three superman and he'll have a suit on Ah did you see him on Lusa he's kind of Bang Yeah he looks he looks a little more cheese day I should say we pledge but I don't I don't I don't know if he's going to have the sue and I think he's probably not because they they announced he's playing Clark Kent Okay they'd never mentioned Superman but okay who knows we do not know yet right and also Erica durant's he plays Lois Lane will be back as that series lowest lane fermented us we're GONNA have the air over Superman as well yes we have what three superman right now three supermum oh and didn't want they say one of the lex Luther back Jon Cryer is going to reprise his from supergirl and he was actually pretty good in that role which surprised me so that's going to be I'm looking for oh banking that Ali dies yeah yeah I think so I think he'll make a sacrifice ironman style that was good so I hope that's the way it ends because I don't like the character but just because I think that that's a noble way for him to go out after eighteen thousand now remember now they are going out at the a seasons but that doesn't mean that they're done right there's going to be it was also announced this week that there's going to be in a female that Arrow spin off that will be coming out of one of the episodes one of the ten episodes of season ten of Arrow is I'm sorry season eight of the ten episodes of Arrow is going to be a back door pilot and that just means that it's going to really introduce them as being set off as their own team I believe all four of female show right all female whatever I don't care but this is just a bootlegger there's a pray it pretty much is I mean we had the movie coming out they already snuffed birds of prey because they were going to do a birds of prey movie we got our pregnancies in one we got there was episode title birds of Prey and Arrow season one and it's and it's you know Canary Black Canary is one of the birds of prey and we're getting to them in this show so as dumb just Gimme the huntress let's get an oracle announcing is going to have a record correct as far as we know we we have not been told that we were GONNA give be we're going to have article and I'm pretty sure she's the one that can stop the vertebrae so how does that even make sense yeah she puts the team together from from when she still paralyzed because she wants to fight remotely this is how does it no it's it's what they turn landfill the city into all four Arrow spin off what mad girls who shoot arrows right but if we're GONNA the DC we also learned this week some the Batman News for Matt Reeves Batman Movie Commissioner Gordon has allegedly been cast it looks like it's going to be he's going to be played by Jeffrey Wright who I know is going to be playing the voice of.

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"chow chow chow" Discussed on Pet Life Radio

Pet Life Radio

08:59 min | 3 years ago

"chow chow chow" Discussed on Pet Life Radio

"So we took the time to it was very expensive to do, but we don't have to worry about what we have a hurricane and the water comes up says, inches is no worry for me. I don't worry about here in the towed it night when they're out there as singing along that doesn't even bother me I used to stop everyone. I saw when I was in the ground. Now, I just walked by and look at them. So it was a decision that I'm glad we made because it's really meant a big difference to us. So let's talk real briefly untypically nutrition, a lot of people that keep African Cigna. There may be aware a little bit about how diverse it is. But, but how have you handled kind of the diversity of what a lot of these sicklids eat and maybe talk a little bit about what they eat in, in the wild and then about your, your food product that you sell? Okay. Well, most of these fish, kind of is. There was big thing that, you know, certain types of African sicklers, like the, the fuel born types in the labia trophies. And the a lot of the Tanganyika's, you know, if you feed them any protein at all it's gonna they're gonna blow up and all, but when you look at what they're eating in a while, they're scraping, their rock, scrapers or scraping algae, well, as far as I can see a friend found out, you know, when they're scraping that they're also picking up little COPA PAZ eating plenty of protein, the problem with that people say, is, is age, old problem of fish keeping is at the most fun thing. You do is feed your fish, and if you've got two or three people feeding your fish per day, what you're doing is you're packing. These fish up these fish in the wild. They spend all day long looking for something to eat. And when you start pouring the fish on, they come running up the glass, they're going up and down there dancing around, you tend to feed them more. And that's, that's one of the biggest problems that I have to deal with, with people who keep these fish. But anyway, when we moved here, the only foods available were trout. Chow. Oh catfish. Chow Chow, Chow was too early. Catfish Chow really didn't supply anything, but just bare minimum, so we started messing around with foods, and we would bring in shrimp meal from Louisiana and fish hadn't fish meal. We didn't have any vitamins Stacy came along start using it. We were using chicken pack a multi vitamins, and we had a big giant sixty court Domec xer, and we would use beech nut baby cereal as the binder, and we would just throw these ingredients in three scoops of this recruits of that Cup of this. Well, we found out over time, like we run out of something. Let's say we ran out of our paprika or a pepper red pepper. And so we would notice, well, you know, my guys works fish breeds. So good. We'll why not. Well, we ran out of something three months ago. What it tell me so it wasn't like we were this observation that we figured out the final formula for food. We use on the farm, and it was fantastic. Made a real heavy kind of dough. You threw it into fish loved it. So this lots of foods out there, but our customers were all the time, as you know, your fish, come in. So wonderful colors are perfect for the feces, why can't we do and said, well, we we're feeding them this Bush food, you can't feed it, it would destroy your tank. So they said, is there any way to do it? Get it to. So we took it to accompany, the formula they tweaked it a little bit. And they tell ties it, and we start putting it out on the name stream aquatic foods and what we found this is what I use. Now used a one point five pellet on the entire farm that, you know, the Bush was great, but when they would hit this much, if you were to watch him do, it, it would be a cloud, you know, as they as they got at it, and then that cloud probably were some of the vitamins, and the color, additives, etc. That the fish needed, but then the pellet came along the pellet. They didn't lose eat appellate. We can feed less. It's cleaner Fisher Breton better. We've got all the colors in the food, because I know there's food out there that are raised and blues and you can feed all. Different colors, your but I don't have time to walk around my tire farm every day in feed. Three times or mixed. Newts are has all of it's all natural probably the biggest problem with my food is that we don't use any color additive to make it a consistent color. And depending on the shrimp time of year, they're collecting summer winter, whatever my food may go from a more reddish color to Brown color, because doesn't matter to me. I'm gonna use a food on the farm. No matter what, but people say, well, how come you're foods, a little bit Browner. Now you'd cut some. No. We don't put any red colored dye to make it stay read. So a lot of people on these other foods. They have sometimes that turns her tanks red ours won't do that. So anyway, this is how we came up with the product every feeding now on the farm, and it's just perfect for what we do we feed it everything we have Nanno of it, and we have bigger pellet. So it's just very good. And obviously that's available for people if they wanna get get that. Yes. Yes. Okay. Okay. Aquatic foods. Get comes in a one point five, we call a p we and it comes to the big fella comes into a monster for bigger fish. So and we have a way for now this just beyond belief, I mean, our customers going nuts on us more for plea goes and all the guppies and stuff and they just they just go nuts. So I'm happy with that. I'm using her on the farm. If I never sold a jar of it, again, it would matter because continue to us. So it's just what I'm using that's great. So I've got a real almost the last question before we kind of shut down. But you know, obviously I could talk to you for a while. What does the future of the hobby, look like to you? Well, I know that, you know, just from my own seeing what's going on the real quality, mom and pop stores are hard. They're hard to find now they're out there and, and the ones that idea with they just seem to understand that they have to do better than just put something in their shop and say, there you go sell it. They're doing everything they're doing. They're keeping their stock. Fresh. They're doing a good job, displaying, it, most of them do maintenance of a lot of the fish that I so go to a fish store, ended up at something maintenance tank, so they're doing that. There's a lot of people that contact me internet people, and they want to buy something from me, and sell it on the internet. I discourage a lot of it because I still do dealer stores and one thing, I just have trouble internet, people someone just refuse to go into a store. I mean, some of the clubs that I have contact me. I said, well, you know, you can go into my store over on such such a street and they said, no, we won't shop at a store and what these people don't understand is they can't maintain this industry, the internet. Can't do it. I don't see how they can, if there's not the mainstay stores, giving out the good information and getting people started. Then I see that we're going to have problems and the mainstay stores. A little mom and pop stores are having trouble keeping up with these internet people who come in there with their phones and, and, you know their boom. they could see the prices and they won't buy for example my wife and i were in a big chain pet store bind greenies for our dog in this woman comes walking up she's got a five inch oscar in one hand and one bag some guppies in another and some tetris another not just oh gosh you must have several tanks at home and that's really cool that you know you're gonna budget takes i just have one and so be me being the smart aleck i am so we'll why don't you just take fish and put him out of the now make it easy for them to eat them the chase them around your tank and she was amazed at that was going to happen when she went home well the little guy was sold to the fish in the back he didn't do it on purpose he just didn't know so this woman could have gone home put him or tangle than appalled by watching what happened should maybe she's out industry so we gotta have some way keeping these stores running and at the same time try to convince some of these internet people not to just say i'm never going into a store just won't do it i'd rather buy it pay for the freight pay more money than go into a store and that's the way a lot of Them are. So I see that as a problem, you know. And it's far the farmers, you know, more and more visceral coming in from far east. It's nothing wrong with that. But it's making it tough, you know, pricewise for farmers here to, to keep going. I see that happening also. So those main things ineffective funny because I was watching a video of after Andrew, and they had a bunch of people from f- TEFA down here, and it was almost word for word about the fish that would be coming in, and how was gonna make it hard on farmer. So not much. It's been a long time thing. But that's what I think's gonna is the problem. Thanks for all that, all that wisdom, Rick, unfortunately, we're out of time. I wanna thank you, Rick in our producer Mark winner for making the show possible heya, Rick before we take off. Did you have any final words of wisdom or or information anything else you wanted to add? No, I think that's it. You know, pretty good thing just have African sickles are a lot of fun to keep closest to salt water and. Beautiful. So that's why I've loved them all my life tall. These forty eight years of doing it. Well, that's great. And again, thanks very much. Rick, really appreciated kind of delve into your past a little bit, please be sure to check out Rick's webley, which will be fun.

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"He had a construction company salaries come out here and just dig me three ponds and it was. So it'd be a twenty foot wide by thirty thirty five forty feet long have a walkway that kind of slowed down as he walked down in probably wouldn't anywhere from two and a half feet shallow to four feet, then we'd we would just real quick to use it. We would take just Portland cement, and make it into a real slurry and throw it against the walls of the bucket. They'll be put watering, but as soon as the water star running, it would build up on the sides like it doesn't make concrete vaults now. And just become a solid structure wouldn't leak, and it would be, so it was below ground. So that was the cheapest way for me to get into big water. Real fast. Of course, I had burial vaults, which are the concrete vault that they put down here because of all the water, they put that on the ground than they put the casket in it. And then they put a lid on that concrete-block because water table down here, sometimes six foot down. So I had concrete vaults for my breeders. I put three or four male. And thirty forty females in there. And then take the babies move them out to the pools where they would grow now. How did Tamila how did your wife getting into the picture was she enthusiastic about it? Or was that a no no? She was happy. Go lucky working at the hospital, enjoying her life. When I talked her into coming here and ruined her life. I didn't read it. But she, you know, I've turned her from what she was doing which sometimes she thinks, gosh, wish I'd stay did what she does now. But yes, I talked her into it because I'd like to being around me. So we've been working together for probably thirty five thirty six years together. So I've enjoyed it and I think she has too. But as we get older, we're ready to run streaming. But anyway, that's how it kind of started. So you've been there, obviously very, very long time. Can you describe maybe some of the major changes from back then to currently where you are with the farm about nineteen eighty six I have probably sixty eighty ponds on the five acres. I have I was occupying about two acres of it with the Pons, and we've had several floods in which the water came up above the tanks. So the fish all swam together, we had, we were doing constant battle with toads, which they would come in the same code that will kill your dog. They would. These stringers of between March and sometimes all the way into September and fish would eat them and die just it was a neuro toxin and they could wipe out a whole tank full of fish overnight. So we had somebody out there morning and evening killing toads from Marshall September on a rainy night. You could go out there and there'd be, you know, twenty thirty pairs out there, you'd be killing. And so that was one thing. And then the flood was a big problem, a two or three we had were big problems because I lost, you know, a big pond full of large predator. Half's ends up, you know, with baby fish, you can't sort of fast enough, and you're done. So we made a big decision to come out of the ground, so we started filling in sections of the farm, and we put together a concrete form, and we started pouring big concrete vaults, anywhere from ten by twenty two sixteen by sixteen to eight by sixteen anywhere from six thousand gallons down to twenty four hundred gallons and. Slowly fill the ponds and I kept two or three of them for drainage. And now we're above ground. We have no towed problems. You have no flood problems were covered with bird netting, or shade. So we have no predator birds in here. So we took the time to it was very expensive to do. But we don't have to worry about, well, if we have a hurricane in the water comes up, says inches, there's no worry for me. I don't worry about here in the toads it night when they're out there. As singing along doesn't even bother me. I used to stop everyone. I saw when I was in the ground. Now, just walked by him and look at them. So it was a decision that I'm glad we made because it's really meant a big difference to us. So let's talk real briefly on nutrition, a lot of people that keep African Cigna. There may be aware a little bit about how the verse that is. But, but how have you handled kind of the diversity of what a lot of these sicklids eat and maybe talk a little bit about what they eat in, in the wild and then about your, your food product that you sell? Okay. Well, most of these fish. This kind of this. There was this big thing that, you know, certain types of African sicklers like the fuel born types, and the labia trophies. And a lot of the Tanganyika's, you know, if you feed them any protein at all it's gonna they're gonna blow up and all. But when you look at what they're eating a while. They're scraping. There's there rock, scrapers or scraping algae, well, as far as I can see and found out, you know, when they're scraping that they're also picking up little COPA PAZ eating plenty of protein, the problem with that people say is, is age old problem of fish. Keeping is the most fun thing. You do is feed you fish, and if you've got two or three people feeding your fish per day, what you're doing is you're packing. These fish up these fish in the wild. They spend all day long looking for something to eat. And when you start pouring the fish on, they come running up the glass or going up and down there dancing around, you tend to feed them more. And that's, that's one of the biggest problems that I have to deal with, with people who keep these fish. But anyway, when we moved here, the only foods available. We're trout. Chow catfish. Chow Chow Chow is too early. Catfish Chow really didn't supply anything, but just bare minimum, so we started messing around with foods, and we would bring in shrimp meal from Louisiana and fish, Manhattan, fish meal. We didn't have anybody that was Stacy came along started using it. We were using chicken pack multivitamins, and we had a big giant, sixty court dome xer, and we would use beech nut baby cereal as the binder, we would just throw all these ingredients in three scoops. So this restricts of that Cup of this. Well, we found out over time we'd run out of something. Let's say we ran out of our paprika or a pepper red pepper. And so we would notice, well, you know, my guys works. The fish aren't breeds so good. Well, why not well we ran out of something three months ago. What it tell me so it wasn't like we were this observation that we figured out the final formula for food. We use on the farm, and it was fan. Tastic made a real heavy kind of dough. You threw it into fish loved it. So there's lots of foods out there, but our customers were all the time asked, you know, your fish coming, so wonderful. Their colors are perfect for the feces, why can't we doing so well, we feed them this mush food. You can't feed it would destroy your tank. So they said, is there any way to do it get it to us. So we took it to a company that formula. They tweaked it a little bit, and they peleton it, and we started putting it out on the name stream aquatic foods and, well, we found this is what I use now used the one point five pellet, on the entire farm that, you know, the Bush was great, but when they would hit this much, if you were to watch him do, it, it would be a cloud, you know, as, as they got at it, and then that cloud probably were some of the vitamins, and the color, additives, etc. That the fish needed, but then the pellet came along the pellet. They didn't lose eat appellate. We can feed less. It's cleaner Fisher breeding better. We've got all the colors in the food, 'cause I know there's food is out there that are reds and blues. You can feed all the different colors, your, but I don't have time to walk around my tire farm every day and feed, three times or mixed. Roots are has all of it's all natural, probably the biggest problem with my food is that we don't use any color additive to make it a consistent color. And depending on the shrimp time of year, they're collecting summer winter, whatever my food may go from a more reddish color to Brown color, because doesn't matter to me. I'm gonna use the food on the farm. No matter what, but people say, well, how come you a little bit Browner? Now. You'd cut some. No. We don't put any red colored die to make it stay read. So a lot of people on these other foods. They have sometimes that turns your tanks red ours won't do that. So anyway, this is how he came up with the product every feeding now on the farm. And it's just perfect for what we do we feed everything we have a Nanno of it. We have bigger pellet. So it's just very good. And obviously that's available for people if they wanna get get that. Yes. Yes. Okay. Okay. So. Food's. It comes in a one point five, we call a p we and it comes to the big fella, and it comes a monster for bigger fish. So and we have a way for now this just beyond belief, I mean, our customers going nuts on. It's more for Pleat goes and all the guppies and stuff. And they just they just go nuts. So anyways, I'm happy where I'm using her on the farm. If I never sold a jar of it again, it would matter because I'm continue to use. So it's, it's what I'm using. That's great. So I've got a real almost the last question before we kinda shut down. But you know, obviously I could talk to you for a while. What does the future of the hobby, look like to you? Well, you know, I know that, you know, from my own seeing what's going on the real quality, mom and pop stores are hard. They're hard to find. Now they're out there and the and the ones that idea with they just seem to understand that they have to do better than just put something in their shop and say, there you go sell it. They're doing everything they're doing. They're keeping their stock fresh. They're doing a good job, displaying it. Most of them do maintenance, blah, the fish that I sell go to a fish store, ended up something maintenance tank, so they're doing that. There's a lot of people that contact me internet people. And, you know, they want to buy something from me, and sell it on the internet. I discourage a lot of it because I still be dealing with stores. And one thing I just have trouble internet, people, some of them just refused to go into a store. I mean, some of the clubs that I have contacted me. I said, well, you know, you can go into my store over on such and such a street. They said, no, we won't shop at a store and what these people don't understand is they can't maintain this industry, the internet..

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"Well, the beckoned end everybody dug ponds, so you'd get a backhoe in here and you have about an inch and a half topsoil down here. If you take a digging bar or rod or anything and you slap it in the ground is gonna ring. A bell is historical rock, solid call rock. We're sitting on top of old reefs where they dig it out. You can see shells, you can see everything and so God have a guy come on the Saturday. He had a construction company on Saturdays. Come out here and just dig me three ponds and it was. So it'd be a twenty foot wide by thirty thirty five forty feet long and have a walkway that kind of slowed down as he walked down probably Wendy. Anywhere from two and a half feet in the shallow to four feet, then we'd we would just real quick to use it. We take just Portland, cement, when make it into a real slurry and throw it against the walls with the bucket. They'll be can start putting water in. But as soon as the water star running, it would build up on the sides like it does when my concrete vaults now and just become a solid structure, it wouldn't leak, and it would be, so it was below ground. So that was the cheapest way for me to get into big water. Real fast. I of course I had burial vaults, which are the concrete vault that they put down here because of all the water, they put that on the ground and they put the casket in it, and then they put a lid on that concrete block because water table down here. Sometimes six foot down. So I had concrete vaults for my breeders. I put three or four males and thirty forty females in there. And then take the babies move them out to the pools where they would grow now. How did Tamila how did your wife getting into the picture, which she? Enthusiastic about it. Or was it a no, no? She was happy. Go lucky working at the hospital, enjoying her life when I talked her into coming here and ruined her life, but she, you know, turned her from what she was doing which sometimes she thinks, gosh, I wish I'd stay did what she does now. But yes, I talked her into it because I like being around me so we've been working together for probably thirty five thirty six years together. So I've enjoyed it and I think she has too. But as we get older, we're ready to run streaming. But anyway, that's how it kind of started. So you've been there, obviously very, very long time. Can you describe maybe some of the major changes from back then to currently where you are now with the farm about nineteen eighty six I had probably sixty eighty ponds on the five acres. I have I was occupying about two acres of it with the ponds, and we've had several floods in which the water came. Up above the tanks, so the fish swim together, we had, we were doing constant battle with toads, which they would come in the same code that will kill your dog. They would lay these stringers of peaks between March and sometimes all the way into September and the fish would eat them and die just it was a neuro toxin and the wipe out a whole tankful of fish overnight. So we had somebody out there morning and evening killing toads from Marshall September on a rainy night. You could go out there and there'd be twenty thirty pairs out there, you'd be killing. And so that was one thing and then the floods was a big problem with two or three. We had were big problems because I lost, you know, a big pond full of the large predator. Half's ends up, you know, with baby fish, you can't sort of pass it up and you're done. So we made a big decision to come out of the ground, so we started filling in sections of the farm, and we put together a concrete form, and we started pouring. Big concrete vaults, anywhere from ten by twenty two sixteen by sixteen to eight by sixteen anywhere from six thousand gallons down to twenty four hundred gallons and slowly fill the ponds, and I kept two or three of them for drainage, and now we're above ground. We have no towed problems. We have no flood problems were covered with bird netting or shade. So we have no predator birds in here. So we took the time to it was very expensive to do. But we don't have to worry about, well, if we have a hurricane, and the water comes up citizenship is no worry for me. I don't worry about here in the toads it night when they're out there singing along doesn't even bother me. I used to stop everyone. I saw when I was in the ground. Now, I just walked by and look at them. So it was a decision that I'm glad we made because it's really meant a big difference to us. So let's talk real briefly on nutrition, a lot of people that keep African signals are maybe aware a little bit about how the verse that is. But, but how. Have you handled kind of the diversity of what a lot of these sicklids eat and maybe talk a little bit about, you know what they eat in, in the wild, and then about your, your food product that you sell? Okay. Well, most of these fish kind of this, it was this big thing that, you know, certain types of African sicklers like the fuel born types in the labia trophies, and the a lot of the Tanganyika's, you know, if you feed them any protein at all it's gonna they're gonna blow it up. And all, but when you look at what they're eating in a while. They're scraping. There's there rock, scrapers or scraping algae, well, as far as I can see and found out what, you know, when they're scraping that they're also picking up little COPA PAZ eating plenty of protein, the problem with that people say is, is age old problem of fish. Keeping is the most fun thing. You do is feed your fish, and if you've got two or three people feeding your fish per day, what you're doing is you're packing. These fish up these fish in the wild. They spend all day long looking for something to eat. And when you start pouring the fish on they come running up. Glass or going up and down there dancing around, you tend to feed them more. And that's, that's one of the biggest problems that I have to deal with, with people who keep these fish. But anyway, when we moved here, the only foods available were trout. Chow catfish. Chow Chow, Chow was too oily catfish. Chow really didn't supply anything, but just bare minimum, so we started messing around with foods, and we would bring, in shrimp meal from Louisiana and fish, Manhattan, fish meal. And we didn't have anybody was Stacy came along. We started using it. We were used in chicken pack, a multi vitamins, and we had a big giant sixty court Domec xer, and we would use beech nut baby cereal as the binder, and we would just throw all these ingredients in three scoops of this research groups of that Cup of this. Well, we found out over time like we'd run out of something. Let's say we ran out of our paprika or a pepper red pepper. And so we would notice. Well, you know, my guys works, even the fish aren't breeds so good. Well, why not well? We ran out of something three months ago. What it tell me so it wasn't like we were this observation that we figured out the final formula for a food. We use on the farm, and it was fantastic. Made a real heavy kind of dough. You threw it into fish loved it. So there's lots of foods out there, but our customers were all the time asked, you know, your fish coming in. So wonderful colors are perfect for the species. Why can't we do and said, well, we we're feeding them this much food. You can't feed it, it would destroy your tank. So they said, is there any way to do it? Get it too. So we took it to a company that formula. They tweaked it a little bit, and they ties it, and we started putting it out on the name stream aquatic foods and, well, we found this is what I use now use the one point five pellet, on the entire farm that, you know, the Bush was great, but when they would hit this much, if you were to watch him do, it, it would be a cloud, you know, as, as they got at it, and then that cloud probably were some of the vitamins, and the color additives and cetera that fish needed. But then the. Came along the dependent. They didn't lose to eat a we can feed less. It's cleaner Fisher breeding better. We've got all the colors in the food. 'cause I know there's food out there that are raised and blues, and you can feed all the different colors, your, but I don't have time to walk around my tire farm every day and feed, three times or mix. Roots are has all of it's all natural, probably the biggest problem with my food is that we don't use any color additive to make it a consistent color. And depending on the shrimp time of year, they're collecting summer winter, whatever my food may go from a more reddish color to Brown color. Because doesn't matter to me. I'm gonna use food on the form, no matter what but people say, well, how come you a little bit Brown right now? You'd cut some no, we don't put any red colored dye to make it stay read. So a lot of people on these other foods. They have it, sometimes that turns tanks red ours won't do that. So anyway, this is how we came up with the product every feeding now on the farm, and it's just perfect for what we do we feed it. Everything we have Nanno of it, and we have bigger pellet. So it's just very good. And obviously that's available for people if they wanna get get that. Yes. Yes. Okay. Okay. Food's. It comes in a one point five, we call a p we and it comes to the big fella comes into a monster for bigger fish. So and we have a way for now this just beyond belief, I mean, our customers, going nuts on his more for plead goes and all the guppies and stuff and they just they just go nuts. So anyways, I'm happy with that. I'm using her on the farm. If I never sold a jar of it, again, it would matter because continue to us. So it's, it's what I'm using. That's great. So I've got a real almost the last question before we kind of shut down. But you know, obviously I could talk to you for a while. What does the future of the hobby, look like to you? Well, you know, I know that, you know, just from my own seeing what's going on the real quality, mom and pop stores are hard. They're hard to find now they're out there and the and the ones that I deal with they just seem to understand that they have to do better than just put something in their shop and say, there you go sell it. They're doing everything they're doing. They're keeping their stock. Fresh. They're doing a good job, displaying it. Most of them do maintenance, blah, the fish that I so go to a fish store, ended up in something maintenance tank, so they're doing that. There's a lot of people that contact me internet people. And, you know, they wanna buy something from me, and sell it on the internet. I discourage a lot of it because I still be dealing with stores. And one thing I just have trouble internet, people, some of them just refuse to go into a store. I mean, some of the clubs that I have contacted me, I said, well, you know, you can go into my store over on such and such a street. They know we won't shop at a store and what these people don't understand.

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"The order is stuff like go labs gold. A bit of Chromos read by reds zebras obi's zebras a lot of my stores. Carry my two inch peacocks even though they have no color, then they'll by the adults and have the adults say, but delta very expensive, but you can buy these two inch fry for X amount of dollars. And so it makes it more. Everybody can afford to get something to grow it up. So long that line. I'd say Kenny I- bumblebees read by reds, go labs Cobol pearls. All those fish are pretty much mainstays of every order that I should out. Okay. Now, let's go to Miami. You ended up moving to Miami. What was the decision that made? You do that. We just got tired of there were several things got tired of the Saturday night drive downs pick up the freight. And if we didn't do it if we couldn't get down to losses coming in the next day could be heavy, and then we of course, it was real small airport up there. And we had a lot of trouble shipping out of there to customers around. Country. Everything had to go through Atlanta. Sometimes very difficult. Flights for limited. And then supplies were very hard. We just we were having to make cutter on Storrow bringing boxes. So we decided to make the move south. So that we could get down here to be closer to the fish came in plenty of supplies in a big airport. Ship fish out of that was the main thought there was really no thought on my part at the time to set up. What I am right now. But that's how we came down here. And when we came down here, then we started bringing in fish salt water fish from Singapore. Once we hit here, then we sided size, just the the Malawi Tanganyika fish. We were bringing it at the time. Then we started a saltwater section in the warehouse on the property where we are now. And then we also brought in you know, barbs and angels from other parts of the country, and we had some local people in the keys that were doing all. So we did that probably for year and a half probably with all the types of fish. We were know we were almost a full line distributor of. Fish for about a year and a half. Okay. And what made you decide to stop? Well, one day. My brother came to me and his wife was not very happy and being here. And so they see said he thought he needed to move on. So he went as far as away from here to Alaska with his wife started working up there. So I took over the business. And when I did I never really enjoyed all the salt and all the other fish because I didn't like howling fifteen cent fish, and I didn't like dealing with assault logistics of keeping the salt water and doing that. And I didn't under- wasn't as easy back then so what it was very difficult. So I decided to give all that up, and I shut down tally imports. And I changed over to Florida. Exotic fish sales started digging ponds on the farm. They were usually twenty by forty down in the call rock, which almost a solid pond. You put water in it for about six weeks. And it's almost like a swimming pool because the calcium would fill in all. Hey, Rick, Rick do me a favor, and maybe maybe described that a lot of people don't understand what the ponds are down in Miami. Well, the Beck and then everybody dug ponds, so you'd get a backhoe in here. And you have about an inch and a half topsoil down here if you take digging bar or rod or anything, and you slap it in the ground is gonna ring a bell as soon as his correct? So it solid call rock. We're sitting on top of old reefs where they dig it out. You can see shells, you can see everything. And so I'd have a guy come on the Saturday. He had a construction company on Saturdays come out here. And just dig me three ponds, and it was so it'd be a twenty foot wide by thirty thirty five forty feet long have a walkway kind of slowed down at sea could walk down and probably went anywhere from two and a half feet. Shallow to four feet, then we'd we would just real quick to use it. We would take just Portland cement and make it into a real slurry and throw it against the walls with the bucket. They'll be start putting water in. But as soon as the water star running it would build up on the side. Sides like it doesn't make concrete vaults now and just become a solid structure wouldn't leak, and it would be so it was below ground. So that was the cheapest way for me to get into big water real fast. Of course, I had burial vaults, which are the concrete vault that they put down here because of all the water they put that on the ground than they put the casket in it. And then they put a lid on that concrete block because water table down here sometimes six foot down. So I had concrete vaults for my breeders. I put three or four males and thirty forty females in there. And then take the babies move them out to the pools where they would grow. Now, how did Tamila how did your wife getting into the picture was she enthusiastic about it? Or was it a no, no she was happy. Go lucky working at the hospital enjoying her life when I talked her into coming here and ruined her life. But she, you know, I've turned her from what she was doing which sometimes she thinks. Gosh. I wish I'd stay what she does now. But yes, I talked her into it because I like being around me. So we've been working here together for probably thirty five thirty six years together. So I've enjoyed it. And I think she has too. But as we get older, we're ready to run streaming. But anyway, that's how it kind of started. So you've been there, obviously, very very long time. Can you describe maybe some of the major changes from back then to currently where you are with the farm about nineteen eighty six I had probably sixty eighty ponds on the five acres. I have I was occupying about two acres of it with the ponds and we've had several plugged in which the water came up above the tanks. So the fish swam together, we had we were doing constant battle with toads, which they would come in the same code that will kill your dog. They would lay these stringers of between March and sometimes all the way into September. Over and fish would eat them and die. Just it was a neuro toxin and the wipe out a whole tank full of fish overnight. So we had somebody out there morning and evening killing toads from Marshall September on a rainy night. You could go out there and there'd be, you know, twenty thirty pairs out there you'd be killing. And so that was one thing. And then the floods was a big problem the two or three we had were big problems because I lost, you know, a big pond full of large predator half's ends up. You know with baby fish, you can't sort of fast enough, and you're done. So we made a big decision to come out of the ground. So we started filling in sections of the farm, and we put together a concrete form, and we started pouring big concrete vaults anywhere from ten by twenty two sixteen by sixteen to eight by sixteen anywhere from six thousand gallons down to twenty four hundred gallons and slowly fill the ponds, and I kept two or three of drainage. Wjr. And now, we're above ground. We have no towed problems. We have no flood problems were covered with bird netting or shade. So we have no predator birds in here. So we took the time to it was very expensive to do. But we don't have to worry about. Well, if we have a hurricane and the water comes up says inches is no worry for me. I don't worry about here in the toads at night when they're out there singing along that doesn't even bother me. I used to stop everyone. I saw when I was in the ground. Now, I just walked by and look at them. So it was a decision that I'm glad we made because it's really meant a big difference to us. So let's talk real stickler nutrition. A lot of people that keep African Cigna. There may be aware a little bit about how the verse that is. But, but how have you handled kind of the diversity of what a lot of these sicklids eat, and maybe talk a little bit about what they eat in in the wild. And then about your your food product that you sell. Okay. Well, most of these fish this kind of this. There was this big thing that you know, certain types of African sicklers like. The fuel born types and the labia trophies. And a lot of the Tanganyika's. You know, if you feed them any protein at all it's gonna they're gonna blow up and all, but when you look at what they're eating in a while, they're scraping. There's there rock scrapers scraping algae. Well, as far as I can see and found out, you know, when they're scraping that they're also picking up little COPA PAZ eating plenty of protein. The problem with that people say is is age old problem of fish, keeping is the most fun thing you do is feed your fish. And if you've got two or three people feeding your fish per day what you doing in this you're packing. These fish up these fish in the wild. They spend all day long looking for something to eat. And when you start pouring the fish on. They come running up the glass or going up and down there dancing around you tend to feed them more. And that's that's one of the biggest problems that I have to deal with with people who keep these fish. But anyway, when we moved here, the only foods available were trout Chow catfish Chow Chow Chow is too early catfish Chow. Really didn't supply anything but just bare minimum. So we started messing around with foods, and we would bring in shrimp meal from Louisiana and fish Manhattan fish meal. We didn't have anybody that was Stacy came along. We started using it. We were using chicken pack, multi vitamins, and we had a big giant sixty court dome. Xer and we would use beech nut baby cereal as the binder. And we would just throw all these ingredients in three scoops. So this restricts of that Cup of this. Well, we found out over time. We'd run out of something. Let's say we ran out of our paprika or a pepper red pepper. And so we would notice. Well, you know, my guys works the fish aren't breed. So good. Well, why not well we ran out of something three months ago? What it tell me? So it wasn't like we were this observation that we figured out the final formula for food. We use on the farm, and it was fantastic. Made a real heavy kind of dough. You threw it into fish loved it. So. So this lots of foods out there. But our customers were all the time asked, you know, your fish coming in so wonderful colors are perfect for the feces. Why can't we do and said, well, we we're feeding them this mush food. You can't feed it it would destroy your tank. So they said is there any way to do it get it to us? So we took it to a company that formula they tweaked it a little bit. And they tell ties it, and we started putting it out on the name of stream aquatic foods, and well, we found this is what I use. Now, use the one point five pellet on the entire farm that you know, the Bush was great. But when they would hit this mush if you were to watch him, do it. It would be cloud. You know, as as they got at it. And then that cloud probably were some of the vitamins and the color additives and cetera that the fish needed. But then the pellet came along the pellet, they didn't lose to eat appellate. We can feed less. It's cleaner. Fish breeding better. We've got all the colors in the food. 'cause I know there's food is out there that are raised and blues, and you can feed all the different colors your, but I don't have time to walk around. My tire farm every day. And three times or mix are has all of it's all natural. Probably the biggest problem with my food is that we don't use any color additive to make it consistent color, and depending on the shrimp time of year. They're collecting summer winter, whatever my food may go from a more reddish color to Brown color because doesn't matter to me. I'm gonna use the food on the form. No matter what. But people say, well, how come you foods a little bit Brown now, you'd cut.

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"chow chow chow" Discussed on Pet Life Radio

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11:38 min | 3 years ago

"chow chow chow" Discussed on Pet Life Radio

"If you take a digging bar or rod or anything, and you slap it in the ground is gonna ring a bell as soon as he has rock solid. Call rock we're sitting on top of old reefs where they dig it out. You can see shells. You can see everything in it. So I'd have a guy come on the Saturday. He he had a construction company salaries come out here and just dig me three ponds, and it was so it'd be a twenty foot wide by thirty thirty five forty feet long. It'd have a walkway that kind of slowed down c walk down in probably when. Anywhere from two and a half feet in the shallow to four feet. Then we'd we would just real quick to use it. We would take just Portland cement and make it into a real slurry and throw it against the walls with a bucket. They'll put watering, but as soon as the water start running it would build up on the sides. Like, it does when my concrete vaults now and just become a solid structure. It wouldn't leak, and it would be so it was below ground. So that was the cheapest way for me to get into big water real fast. I of course, I had burial vaults, which are the concrete vault that they put down here because of all the water they put that on the ground, and they put the casket in it. And then they put a lid on that concrete-block because water table down here sometimes six foot down. So I had concrete vaults for my breeders. I put three or four males and thirty forty females in there. And then take the babies move them out to the pools where they would grow. Now, how did Tamila how did your wife getting into the picture was she? Enthusiastic about it. Or was that uh? No. She was happy. Go lucky working at the hospital enjoying her life. When I talked her into coming here and ruined her life. I didn't read it. But she turned her from what she was doing which sometimes she thinks gosh, I wish I'd stayed. Did what she does now. But yes, I talked her into it because I'd like to being around me. So we've been working together for probably thirty five thirty six years together. So I've enjoyed it. And I think she has too. But as we get older, we're raiders run streaming. But anyway, that's how it kind of started. So you've been there, obviously, very very long time. Can you describe maybe some of the major changes from back then to currently where you are now with the farm about nineteen eighty six I had probably sixty eighty ponds on five acres. I have I was occupying about two acres of it with the ponds and we've had several floods in which the water came up above the tanks. So the fish all swam together, we had we were doing constant battle with toads, which they would come in the same code that will kill your dog. They would. Ladies stringers of between March and sometimes all the way into September. And a fish would eat them and die just it was a neuro toxin, and they could wipe out a whole tank full of fish overnight. So we had somebody out there morning and evening killing toads from Marshall September on a rainy night. You could go out there and there'd be, you know, twenty thirty pairs out there you'd be killing. And so that was one thing. And then the flood was a big problem the two or three we had were big problems because I lost, you know, a big pond full of the large predator half's ends up. You know with baby fish, you can't sorta fast enough and you're done. So we made a big decision to come out of the ground. So we started filling in sections of the farm, and we put together a concrete form, and we started pouring big concrete vaults anywhere from ten by twenty two sixteen by sixteen to eight by sixteens anywhere. From six thousand gallons down to twenty four hundred gallons and. Slowly, fill the ponds, and I kept two or three of them for drainage. And now, we're above ground. We have no towed problems. We have no flood problems were covered with bird netting or shade. So we have no predator birds in here. So we took the time to it was very expensive to do. But we don't have to worry about. Well, we have a hurricane and the water comes up says inches. There's no worry for me. I don't worry about here in the toads at night when they're out there. Singing along doesn't even bother me. I used to stop everyone. I saw when I was in the ground. Now, I just walked by and look at them. So it was a decision that I'm glad we made because it's really meant a big difference to us. So let's talk real briefly on the nutrition a lot of people that keep African signals are maybe aware a little bit about how diverse it is. But, but how have you handled kind of the diversity of what a lot of these sicklids eat, and maybe talk a little bit about what they eat in in the wild. And then about your your food product that you sell. Okay. Well, most of these fish. There's kind of this. There was this big thing that you know, certain types of African sicklers like the fuel born types in the labia trophies. And the a lot of the Tanganyika's, you know, if you feed them any protein at all it's gonna they're gonna blow it up and all, but when you look at what they're eating in a while, they're scraping. There's there rock scrapers or scraping algae. Well, as far as I can see a friend and found out, you know, when they're scraping that there also picking up little COPA PAZ eating plenty of protein. The problem with that people say is is age old problem of fish, keeping is the most fun thing you do is feed your fish. And if you've got two or three people feeding your fish per day what you're doing is you're packing. These fish up these fish in the wild. They spend all day long looking for something to eat. And when you start pouring the fish on. They come running up glass or going up and down and they're dancing around you tend to feed them more. And that's that's one of the biggest problems that I have to deal with people who keep these fish. But anyway, when we moved here, the only foods available. We're trout Chow catfish Chow Chow Chow was too oily. Catfish Chow really didn't supply anything but just bare minimum. So we started messing around with foods, and we would bring in shrimp meal from Louisiana and fish Manhattan fish meal, and we didn't have any vitamins you Stacy came along. We started using it. We were using chicken pack, a multi vitamins, and we had a big giant sixty court dome. Exer- and we would use beech nut baby cereal as the binder. And we were just throw all these ingredients and three scoops are this restricts of that Cup of this. Well, we found out over time. Like, we'd run out of something. Let's say we ran out of our paprika or a pepper red pepper. And so we would notice. Well, you know, my guys work, saving the fish aren't breeds. So good. Well, why not well we ran out of something three months ago? What it tell me? So it wasn't like we were this observation that we figured out the final formula for a food. We use on the farm, and it was. Fantastic. Made a real heavy kind of a DOE. You threw it into fish loved it. So there's lots of foods out there. But our customers all the time asked, you know, your fish comment. So wonderful their colors are perfect for the species. Why can't we do? I said, well, we we're feeding them this mush food. You can't feed it it would destroy your tank. So they said is there any way to do it get it to us? So we took it to a company that formula, they tweaked it a little bit, and they peleton it, and we started putting it out on the name of stream aquatic foods, and well, we found this is what I use. Now, use the one point five pellet on the entire farm that you know, the Bush was great. But when they would hit this mush if you were to watch him, do it. It would be a cloud. You know, as they as they got at it. And then that cloud probably were some of the vitamins and the color, additives, etc. That the fish needed. But then the pellet came along the pellet. They didn't lose any eat appellate. We can feed less. It's cleaner. Fisher breeding better. We've got all the colors in the food. 'cause I know there's foods out there that are reds and blues. And you can feed all the different colors, but I don't have time to walk around. My tire farm every day and feed three times or mixed through our food has all of it's all natural. Probably the biggest problem with my food is that we don't use any color additive to make it a consistent colors, and depending on the shrimp time of year that they're collecting summer winter, whatever my food may go from a more reddish color to Brown color because it doesn't matter to me. I'm gonna use a food on the farm. No matter what. But people say, well, how come you're foods a little bit Browner now, you'd cut some no we don't put any red colored dye to make it stay read. So a lot of people in these other foods, they have it. Sometimes that turns your tanks red ours won't do that. So anyway, this is how we came up with the product that we feed him out on the farm, and it's just perfect for what we do we feed everything we have a Nanno of it. We have a bigger pellet. So it's just very good. And obviously that's available for people if they wanna get get that. Yes. Yes. Okay. Okay. Food's. It comes at a one point five we call a p we and it comes to the big fella comes into the monster for bigger fish. So and we have a way for now. That's just beyond belief. I mean, our customers going nuts on it's more for plead goes and all the guppies and stuff, and they just they just go nuts. So anyways, I'm happy where I'm using her on the farm if I never sold a jar of it again, it would matter because continue to use. So it's it's what I'm using. That's great. So I've got a real almost the last question before we kinda shut down. But you know, obviously, I could talk to you for a while. What does the future of the hobby look like to you? Well, you know, I know that, you know, just from my own seeing what's going on the real quality, mom and pop stores are hard. They're hard to find. Now, they're out there, and the and the ones that idea with they just seem to understand that they have to do better than just put something in their shop and say there you go sell it. They're doing everything they're doing they're keeping their stock. Fresh. They're doing a good job displaying it most of them do maintenance, blah, the fish that. I go to a fish store ended up something maintenance tank. So they're doing that. There's a lot of people that contact me their internet people. And you know, they want to buy something from me and sell it on the internet. I discourage a lot of it because I still be dealing with stores and one thing I just have trouble internet people at some just refuse to go into a store. I mean, some of the clubs that I have contacted me. I said, well, you know, you can go into my store over on such and such a street. They know we won't shop at a store, and what these people don't understand is. They can't maintain this industry the internet. Can't do it. I don't see how they can. If there's not the mainstay stores giving out the good information and getting people started. Then I see that we're going to have problems, and and the mainstay stores, a little mom and pop stores are having trouble keeping up with these internet people who come in there with their phones. And and you know, their boom. They could see the prices, and they won't buy for example, my wife, and I were in a big chain pet store bind Greenies for our dog in. This woman comes walking I've got a five inch Oscar in one hand and one bag some guppies in another and some tetris another not just said oh gosh. You must have several tanks at home. And that's really cool that you know, you're got a bunch of Texans. Don't know I just have one. And so being maybe in the smart Aleck. I haven't well. Why don't you just take those fish and put him over the Oscar now make it easy for them to eat them. Then chase them around your tank, and she was amazed at that was going to happen when she went home. Well, the little guy was holding the fish in the back. He didn't do it on purpose. He just didn't know. So this woman could have gone home put him her tangle then appalled by watching. What happened and she maybe she's out of the industry. So we gotta have some way of keeping these stores running and at the same time try to convince some of these internet people not to just say, I'm never going into a store. I just won't do it. I'd rather buy it pay for the freight pay more money than go into a store, and that's the way a lot of. Them are..

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"chow chow chow" Discussed on Pet Life Radio

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10:12 min | 3 years ago

"chow chow chow" Discussed on Pet Life Radio

"If you take a digging bar or rod or anything, and you slap it in the ground is gonna ring a bell as soon as he has rock solid. Call rock we're sitting on top of old reefs were they dig it out. You can see shells. You can see everything in it. So I'd have a guy come on the Saturday. He had a construction company. On salaries come out here and just dig me three ponds, and it was so it'd be a twenty foot wide by thirty thirty five forty feet long. It'd have a walkway that kind of slowed down as he could walk down in probably went anywhere from two and a half feet in the shallow to four feet. Then we'd we would just real quick to use it. We would take just Portland cement and make it into a real slurry and throw it against the walls with a bucket. They'll be start putting water. But as soon as the water star running it would build up on the sides. Like, it does when my concrete vaults now and just become a solid structure. It wouldn't leak, and it would be so it was below ground. So that was the cheapest way for me to get into big water real fast. I of course, I had burial vaults, which are the concrete vault that they put down here because of all the water they put that on the ground, and they put the casket in it. And then they put a lid on that concrete-block because water table down here sometimes six foot down. So I had concrete vaults for my breeders. I put three or four males and thirty forty female. In there. And then take the babies move them out to the pools where they would grow. Now, how did Tamila how did your wife getting into the picture was she enthusiastic about it? Or was that uh? No, no. She was happy. Go lucky working at the hospital enjoying her life when I talked her into coming here and ruined her life. But she turned her from what she was doing which sometimes she thinks gosh, I wish I'd stayed. Did what she does now. But yes, I talked her into it because I'd like to being around me. So we've been working together for probably thirty five thirty six years together. So I've enjoyed it. And I think she has too. But as we get older, we're ready to run streaming. But anyway, that's how it kind of started. So you've been there, obviously, a very very long time. Can you describe maybe some of the major changes from back then to Curley where you are now with the farm about nineteen eighty six I have probably six. Eighty ponds on five acres. I have I was occupying about two acres of it with the ponds and we've had several floods in which the water came up above the tanks. So the fish swam together, we had we were doing constant battle with toads, which they would come in the same code that will kill your dog. They would lay these stringers of between March and sometimes all the way into September. And a fish would eat them and die just it was a neuro toxin, and they could wipe out a whole tankful of fish overnight. So we had somebody out there morning and evening killing toads from Marshall September on a rainy night. You could go out there, and there'd be twenty thirty pairs out there you'd be killing. And so that was one thing. And then the floods was a big problem with two or three we had were big problems because I lost, you know, a big pond full of the large predator half's ends up. You know with baby fish, you can't sorta pass it up your. You're done. So we made a big decision to come out of the ground. So we started filling in sections of the farm, and we put together a concrete form, and we started pouring big concrete vaults anywhere from ten by twenty two sixteen by sixteen to eight by sixteens anywhere from six thousand gallons down to twenty four hundred gallons and slowly fill the ponds, and I kept two or three of them for drainage. And now, we're above ground. We have no towed problems. We have no flood problems were covered with bird netting or shade. So we have no predator birds in here. So we took the time to it was very expensive to do. But we don't have to worry about. Well, if we have a hurricane and the water comes up inches. There's no worry for me. I don't worry about here in the toads at night when they're out there. Singing along doesn't even bother me. I used to stop everyone. I saw when I was in the ground. Now, I just walked by and look at them. So it was a decision that I'm glad we made because it's really meant a big. Difference to us. So let's talk real briefly on nutrition a lot of people that keep African signals are maybe aware a little bit about how diverse it is. But, but how have you handled kind of the diversity of what a lotta these sicklids eat, and maybe talk a little bit about what they eat in in the wild. And then about your your food product that you sell. Okay. Well, most of these fish kind of is there was this big thing that, you know, certain types of African sicklers like the fuel Barney types in the labia trophies. And a lot of the Tanganyika's, you know, if you feed them any protein at all it's gonna they're gonna blow up and all, but when you look at what they're eating in the wild. They're scraping their rock scrapers or scraping algae. Well, as far as I can see a friend and found out what you know when they're scraping that they're also picking up little copepod. So they're eating plenty of protein. The problem with that people say is is age old problem of fish, keeping is it. The most fun thing you do is feed your fish, and if you've got two or three people feed. And your fish per day. What you're doing is you're packing. These fish up these fish in the wild. They spend all day long looking for something to eat. And when you start pouring the fish on. They come running up the glass or going up and down there dancing around you tend to feed them more. And that's that's one of the biggest problems that I have to deal with with people who keep these fish. But anyway, when we moved here, the only foods available where trout Chow catfish Chow Chow Chow was too oily catfish Chow really didn't supply anything, but just a bare minimum. So we started messing around with foods, and we would bring in shrimp meal from Louisiana and fish Manhattan fish meal, and we didn't have any vitamins Stacy came along. We started using it. We were using chicken pack, a multi vitamins, and we had a big giant sixty court dole mixer, and we would use beech nut baby cereal as the binder. And we would just throw these ingredients in three scoops. So this rescre of that Cup of this. Well, we found out over time. Like we'd run out of. Something let's say we ran out of our paprika or a pepper red pepper. And so we would notice. Well, you know, my guys works able to fish aren't breeds so good. Well, why not well we ran out of something's three months ago? What it tell me? So it wasn't like we were this observation that we figured out the final formula for a food. We use on the farm, and it was fantastic. Made a real heavy kind of a DOE. You threw it into fish loved it. So there's lots of foods out there. But our customers were all the time asked, you know, your fish comment. So wonderful their colors are perfect for the species. Why can't we do? I said, well, we we're feeding them this much food. You can't feed it it would destroy your tank. So they said is there any way to do it get it to us? So we took it to accompany that formula, they tweaked it a little bit. And they televised it, and we started putting it out on the name of stream aquatic foods, and well, we found this is what I use. Now, use the one point five pellet on the entire farm that you know, the Bush was great. But when they would hit this mush if you were to watch him do. It would be a cloud. You know, as they as they got at it. And then that cloud probably were some of the vitamins and the color, additives, etc. That the fish needed. But then the pellet came along the pellet, they didn't lose to eat appellate. We can feed less. It's cleaner. Fisher breeding better. We've got all the colors in the food. 'cause I know there's foods out there that are reds and blues, and you can feed all different colors, but I don't have time to walk around. My tire farm every day and feed three times or mixed suits are has all of it. So all natural probably the biggest problem with my food is that we don't use any color additive to make it a consistent colors, and depending on the shrimp time of year. They're collecting summer went through whatever my food may go from a more reddish color to Brown color because doesn't matter to me. I'm gonna use food on the farm. No matter what. But people say, well, how come you're foods a little bit Browner now, you'd cut some no we don't put any red colored dye to make it stay read. So a lot of people and these other food. They have it. Sometimes that turns your tanks red ours won't do that. So anyway, this is how we came up with the product that we feeding now on the farm, and it's just perfect for what we do we feed it everything we have a Nanno of it. We have a bigger pellet. So it's just very good. And obviously that's available for people. If they wanna get get that. Yes. Yes. Okay. Okay. So foods get comes at a one point five. We call it peewee. And it comes to the big fella. It comes into a monster for bigger fish. So and we have a a way for now this just beyond belief. I mean, our customers going nuts on it. It's more for plead goes and all the guppies and stuff, and they just they just go nuts. So anyways, I'm happy where I'm using her on the farm if I never sold a jar of it again, it would matter because continue to us. So it's just what I'm using. That's great. So I've got a real almost the last question before we kind of shut down. But you know, obviously, I could talk to you for a while. What does the future of the hobby look like to you? Well, you know, I know. That, you know, just from my own seeing what's going on the real quality, mom and pop stores are hard. They're hard to find. Now, they're out there, and the and the ones that I deal with they just seem to understand that they have to do better than just put something in their shop and say there you go sell it. They're doing everything they're doing they're keeping their stock fresh doing a good job displaying, it most of them do maintenance, blah, the fish that. I go to a fish shop store ended up something maintenance tank. So they're doing that. There's a lot of people that contact me internet people, and they want to buy something from me and sell it on the internet. I discourage a lot of it because I still do dealer stores and one thing I just have trouble the internet people some of them just refuse to go into a store. I mean, some of the clubs that I have contacted me. I said, well, you know, you can go into my store over on such and such a street..

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"chow chow chow" Discussed on Pet Life Radio

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09:49 min | 3 years ago

"chow chow chow" Discussed on Pet Life Radio

"If you take a digging bar or rod or anything, and you slap it in the ground is gonna ring a bell as soon as he has rock solid. Call rock we're sitting on top of old reefs where they dig it out. You can see shells, you can see everything. And so I'd have a guy come on the Saturday. He he had a construction company salaries come out here and just dig me three ponds, and it was so it'd be a twenty foot wide by thirty thirty five forty feet long and have a walkway that kind of slowed down as he could walk down in probably. We went anywhere from two and a half feet in the shallow to four feet. Then we'd we would just real quick to use it. We would take just Portland cement and make it into a real slurry and throw it against the walls with the bucket. They'll be start putting water in. But as soon as you the water start running it would build up on the sides like it, doesn't my concrete vaults now and just become a solid structure wouldn't leak, and it would be so it was below ground. So that was the cheapest way for me to get into big water real fast. I of course, I had burial vaults, which are the concrete vault that they put down here because of all the water they put that on the ground, and they put the casket in it. And then they put a lid on that concrete-block because water table down here sometimes six foot down. So I had concrete vaults for my breeders. I put three or four males and thirty forty females in there. And then take the babies move them out to the pools where they would grow. Now, how did Tamila how did your wife getting into the picture was she? Enthusiastic about it. Or was that a no no she was happy. Go lucky working at the hospital enjoying her life. When I talked her into coming here and ruined her life. I didn't read it. But she turned her from what she was doing which sometimes she thinks gosh, I wish I'd stayed. Did what she does now. But yes, I talked her into it because I'd like to being around me. So we've been working together for probably thirty five thirty six years together. So I've enjoyed it. And I think she has to but as we get older, we're ready run streaming. But anyway, that's how it kind of started. So you've been there, obviously, very very long time. Can you describe maybe some of the major changes from back then to currently where you are now with the farm about nineteen eighty six I had probably sixty eighty ponds on the five acres. I have I was occupying about two acres of it with the ponds and we've had several floods in which the water came up above the tanks. So the fish swam together, we had we were doing constant battle with toads, which they would come in the same code that will kill your dog. They would. These stringers of peaks between March and sometimes all the way into September. And a fish would eat them and die just it was a neuro toxin, and they could wipe out a whole tank full of fish overnight. So we had somebody out there morning and evening killing toads from Marshall September on a rainy night. You could go out there and there'd be, you know, twenty thirty pairs out there you'd be killing. And so that was one thing. And then the floods was a big problem with two or three we had were big problems because I lost, you know, a big pond full of large predator half's ends up. You know with baby fish, you can't sorta fast enough and you're done. So we made a big decision to come out of the ground. So we started filling in sections of the farm, and we put together a concrete form, and we started pouring big concrete vaults anywhere from ten by twenty two sixteen by sixteen to eight by sixteens anywhere. From six thousand gallons down to twenty four hundred gallons and. Slowly, fill the ponds, and I kept two or three of them for drainage. And now, we're above ground. We have no towed problems. We have no flood problems were covered with bird netting or shade. So we have no predator birds in here. So we took the time to it was very expensive to do. But we don't have to worry about. Well, if we have a hurricane and the water comes up citizenship is no worry for me. I don't worry about here in the toads at night when they're out there. Singing along doesn't even bother me. I used to stop everyone. I saw when I was in the ground. Now, I just walked by and look at them. So it was a decision that I'm glad we made because it's really meant a big difference to us. So let's talk real briefly on nutrition a lot of people that keep African signals are maybe aware a little bit about how diverse it is. But, but how have you handled kind of the diversity of what a lotta these sicklids eat, and maybe talk a little bit about what they eat in in the wild. And then about your your food product that you sell. Okay. Well, most of these fish. There's kind of this. There was this big thing that you know, certain types of African sicklers like the fuel Barney types in the labia trophies. And a lot of the Tanganyika's. You know, if you feed them any protein at all it's gonna they're gonna blow it up and all, but when you look at what they're eating in a wild. They're scraping. There's there rock scrapers or scraping algae. Well, as far as I can see a friend and found out what you know when they're scraping that they're also picking up little copepod eating plenty of protein. The problem with that people say is is this age old problem of fish, keeping is it. The most fun thing you do is feed your fish. And if you've got two or three people feeding your fish per day what you're doing is you're packing. These fish up these fish in the wild. They spend all day long looking for something to eat. And when you start pouring the fish on. They come running up glass or going up and down there dancing around you tend to feed them more. And that's that's one of the biggest problems that I have to deal with with people who keep these fish. But anyway, when we moved here, the only foods available. We're trout Chow catfish Chow Chow Chow was too oily. Catfish Chow really didn't supply anything but just a bare minimum. So we started messing around with foods, and we would bring in shrimp meal from Louisiana and fish Manhattan fish meal. We didn't have anybody was Stacy came along. We started using it. We were using chicken pack, a multi vitamins, and we had a big giant sixty court dome. Xer and we would use beech nut baby cereal as the binder. We would just throw all these ingredients and three scoops are this rescre of that Cup of this. Well, we found out over time. Like, we'd run out of something. Let's say we ran out of our paprika or a pepper red pepper. And so we would notice. Well, you know, my guys works able to fish aren't breed. So good. Well, why not well we ran out of something three months ago? What it tell me? So it wasn't like we were this observation that we figured out the final formula for food. We use on the farm, and it was. Fantastic. Made a real heavy kind of a DOE. You threw it into fish loved it. So there's lots of foods out there. But our customers were all the time to you know, your fish comments. So wonderful colors are perfect for the species. Why can't we do and said, well, we we're feeding them this much food. You can't feed it it would destroy your tank. So they said is there any way to do it get it to us? So we took it to a company that formula they tweaked it a little bit. And they televised it, and we started putting it out on the name of stream aquatic foods, and well, we found this is what I use. Now, use the one point five pellet on the entire farm that you know, the Bush was great. But when they would hit this mush if you were to watch him, do it. It would be a cloud. You know, as they as they got at it. And then that cloud probably were some of the vitamins and the color, additives, etc. That the fish needed. But then the pellet came along the pellet. They didn't lose any eat a pellet, we can feed less. It's cleaner. Fisher breeding better. We've got all the colors in the food. 'cause I know there's foods out there that are reds and blues. And you can feed all the different colors, but I don't have time to walk around. My tire farm every day and feed three times or mixed. Foods are food has all of it's all natural. Probably the biggest problem with my food is that we don't use any color additive to make it a consistent colors, and depending on the shrimp time of year. They're collecting summer winter, whatever my food may go from a more reddish color to Brown color because it doesn't matter to me. I'm gonna use food on the farm. No matter what. But people say, well, how come you foods a little bit Brown right now, you'd cut some no we don't put any red colored dye to make it stay read. So a lot of people on these other foods, they have it. Sometimes that turns your tanks red ours won't do that. So anyway, this is how we came up with the product every feeding now on the farm, and it's just perfect for what we do we feed everything we have a Nanno of it. And we have a bigger pellet. So it's just very good. And obviously that's available for people. If they want to get get that. Yes. Yes. Okay. Okay. So. Oh, him aquatic foods. It comes at a one point five. We call it peewee. And it comes to the big fella comes into the monster for bigger fish. So and we have a way for now this just beyond belief. I mean, our customers going nuts on it's more for plead goes and all the guppies and stuff, and they just they just go nuts. So anyways, I'm happy with that. I'm using her on the farm if I never sold a jar of it. Again, it would matter because continue to use. It's it's what I'm using. That's great. So I've got a real almost the last question before we kind of shut down. But you know, obviously, I could talk to you for a while. What does the future of the hobby look like to you? Well, you know, I know that, you know, just from my own seeing what's going on the real quality, mom and pop stores are hard. They're hard to find. Now, they're out there, and the and the ones that I deal with they just seem to understand that they have to do better than just put something in their shop and say there you go sell it. They're doing everything they're doing they're keeping their stock fresh. They're doing a good job displaying it most of them do maintenance, blah, the fish that. I sell go to a fish store ended up at something maintenance tank. So they're doing that..

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"chow chow chow" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1

MyTalk 107.1

02:56 min | 3 years ago

"chow chow chow" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1

"Got it. Miller they're saying they're seeing shila Chow Chow Chow Chow. It's a Chow Chow chill is the burden as in as in the coat. Yes. The child chiller know. Just out there. Okay. Chinchilla? That's what I'm thinking. Thinking that. Okay. This is a red chested Kaku species of what does it the Koku who cou COO cuckoo species? Hi, this is going not. Well, we're not gonna do it anymore. Okay. Okay. So where do you think, you know, how we were talking about how you could get buried your ashes can be turned into anything back on that. We're back on the you just a week ago. Carol Channing watch her ashes to be spread between two theaters in San Francisco. They said they can't do that for. Yeah. Here is different ways that you can have your ashes spread. I don't wanna even tell you because you're going to make fun of me. So I'm going to move on. Karen? Jesus. All thanks. Do you know who steady at Hedrick was steady ad he invented frisbee golf house got to do with ashes he had himself made into a frisbee. Fred Bauer was a PNG employees. He devised the idea of stacking potato chips in the cans, all like Pringles. Yeah. He had a Pringles earn for his staff. They wanted the berry has you wanted his family to bury him in a Pringles can. Which also is a good wine glass. If case you need, it, do, you know, what if you're in a pinch, and you don't have a British to filter out your water, you can use dried banana peels. Exactly. The peels contain nitrogen sulfur and carbolic acid which effectively can attach himself to cough. You've been scrubbed at banana peel her right? This would be something that you could use an appendage. What is the dot over the lower case, I called the dot over the lower case, I. I only know the double dot that will not lot. Yeah. It's called the title TI. I T T L E got word you go for these randoms today. Now, I'm really bad. Okay. Would you ever? Eat a chilly. I can't tell you that one. I can't tell you the way you're looking at me is scaring me. Hi. Give me a happier. Smiles looking at their radios with the same. People are turning the dial. When she in the bible. We..

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"chow chow chow" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1

MyTalk 107.1

03:01 min | 3 years ago

"chow chow chow" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1

"Burge? Ruler. They're saying they're selling shila Chow Chow Chow Chow. It's a Chow Chow chill is the burden as in as in the coat. Yes. The Chow chiller. I don't know. Okay. Kim chila. That's what I'm thinking. That this is a red chested Kaku species of what is it a Kaku who cuckoo species? Hi, this is going not well at all we're not gonna do it anymore. Okay. Okay. So where do you think, you know, how we were talking about how you could get buried your ashes could be turned into anything back on that. We're back on the just a week ago that long Carol Channing lots her ashes to be spread between two theaters in San Francisco. They said they can't do that for. Yeah. Here is different ways that you can have your ashes spread. I don't even tell you because you're going to make fun of me. So I'm gonna move on. Jesus assault. Coconut. Do you know who steady at Hedrick was steady ad he invented frisbee golf house. Disgusted with ashes. He had himself made into a frisbee. Fred Bauer was a PNG employees. He devised the idea of stacking potato chips into cans Pringles. Yeah. He had a Pringles earned for his staff. They wanted the berry has you wanted his family to bury them in a Pringles can. Which also is a good wine glass. If case you need, it, do, you know, what if you're in a pinch, and you don't have a British to filter out your water, you can use dried banana peels. Exactly. The peels contain nitrogen sulfur and carbolic acids, which effectively can attach himself to cough. You've been scrubbed that banana peel, right? This would be something that you could use an what is the dot over the lower case, I called the dot over the lower case, I. I don't know. I only know the double dot that when lot lot. Yeah. It's called the title TI, T T L E. Where'd you go for these random are merely bade? Okay. Would you ever eat a chilly? I can't even tell you that one. I can't tell you the way you're looking at me is scaring me. Give me a happy smiles looking at their radios with the same. Yeah. People are turning the dial. When she in the bible. We..

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"chow chow chow" Discussed on Pet Life Radio

Pet Life Radio

02:52 min | 3 years ago

"chow chow chow" Discussed on Pet Life Radio

"So we took the time to it was very expensive to do. But we don't have to worry about. Well, if we have a hurricane in the water comes up citizenship. There's no worry for me. I don't worry about here in the toads at night when they're out there. Singing along doesn't even bother me. I used to stop everyone. I saw when I was in the ground. Now, I just walked by and look at them. So it was a decision that I'm glad we made because it's really meant a big difference to us. So let's talk real briefly on nutrition a lot of people that keep African signals are maybe aware a little bit about how diverse it is. But, but how have you handled kind of the diversity of what a lot of these sicklids eat, and maybe talk a little bit about what they eat in in the wild. And then about your your food product that you sell. Okay. Well, most of these fish. There's kind of this. There was this big thing that you know, certain types of African sicklers like the the fuel Barney types in the labia trophies. And a lot of the Tanganyika's, you know, if you feed them any protein at all it's gonna they're gonna blow up and all, but when you look at what they're eating in a while, they're scraping. There's there rock scrapers or scraping algae. Well, as far as I can see a friend and found out, you know, when they're scraping that they're also picking up little COPA PAZ eating plenty of protein. The problem with that people say is is age old problem of fish, keeping is it. The most fun thing you do is feed your fish. And if you've got two or three people feeding your fish per day what you're doing is you're packing. These fish up these fish in the wild. They spend all day long looking for something to eat. And when you start pouring the fish on. They come running up the glass or going up and down there dancing around you tend to feed them more. And that's that's one of the biggest problems that I have to deal with with people who keep these fish. But anyway, when we moved here, the only foods available. Trout, Chow catfish Chow Chow Chow was too oily. Catfish Chow really didn't supply anything but just bare minimum. So we started messing around with foods, and we would bring in shrimp meal from Louisiana and fish Manhattan fish meal, and we didn't have anybody Stacy came along started using it, we're using chicken pack, multi vitamins, and we had a big giant sixty court dome. Xer and we would use beech nut baby cereal as the binder. And we were just throw these ingredients in three scoops. Are this restricts of that Cup of this? Well, we found out over time like run out of something. Let's say we ran out of our paprika or a pepper red pepper. And so we would notice. Well, you know, my guys works able to fish aren't breeds so good. Well, why not well we ran out of something's three months ago? What it tell me? So it wasn't like we were this observation that we figured out the final formula for a food. We use on the farm, and it was. Fantastic. Made a real heavy kind of a DOE. You threw it into fish loved it. So there's lots of foods out there..

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AM 970 The Answer

10:34 min | 3 years ago

"chow chow chow" Discussed on AM 970 The Answer

"Us as biscuit by the morning Frankie's cereal's here. I see that as George George coming in early in the morning video Emily's here, Matt conklin is here. And we are we have got a radio show believe it or not and also run you too. And we're on Facebook. So it's like look at this video and everything has a lot to talk about today. We are bringing in three hundred big Macs to feed everybody at the station 'cause we wanna stay healthy as we possibly can. I thought that was great only the president United States. He he brings it because there's a shutdown, and there's nobody in the White House, and he should really East-leading college football. You're gonna love the you're gonna love what I love is big Macs. They could have gone to eat. They're going to criticize the president about anything. He could've bought a chick fillet. Then was at all you can't bring you Chick-fil-A, they're homophobic. So he brings it big Macs. Wendy's and everything else and the kids had a great time. I applaud the president for being a regular guy. I'm just saying from queens, Joe on the radio seven minutes after six o'clock got a lot to get into today. Also. There's another caravan and we'll get into that as well. Yes started hard doors. They plan these things they plan these things, and we're supposed to stand by just watch it. It's it's like spitting. Face. If you like that. Hey, you think you don't want people in your country? We're going to do another Caribbean hundred and by the way, we're or the people in Tijuana that no one noticed that. No one in media. Give us credit here. And they United seventy the answer on the Piscopo show in the morning with Franken, Debbie, I'm just saying, where's the Tijuana people? What happened when people selling Jerry Seinfeld, but waiting people go, maybe they went they stopped the T one. Which was I thought brilliant. How do you stop another caravan because just teasing president pushing president a meantime, let's go to Puerto Rico at let's put suntan lotion all over ourselves. If you're democrat. Thank you looking great. So we got a lot to get into. We got a lot to get into this morning Joan purchases with us this morning, founder of blue lives matter. He's taken care of. New York's finest and police officers are now being almost assassinated every single day jobs gonna brave the sergeants going gonna break it Napper's. Why that is happening what we can do to stop the assault. I'm congressman Peter King doing such a great job again stopping MS thirteen coming out to Long Island. Congressman king led that fight against this vicious gang and congressman king joins Mike Gallagher live in the studio Howard Husak as well as president for research at the Manhattan institute, contributing editor to the city journal state of the state addresses in New Jersey, and in New York does anybody care congestion pricing is going to be more taxes who they're not gonna bring jobs in. It's going to be an absolute mess. Why even bother watching them and mayor de Blasios running for president? You can't make it up. You can't make it up. So there's the news in a nutshell. I right. Only needs. They wouldn't be please last night might my daughter wants to take Italian lessons. And I think this is great because I don't care where you're from. If you're from Ethiopia, you're from Germany. I don't care where you're from. You're from Ireland wherever you come from to this great country Honduras, legally come into your I don't care you should be true to your heritage. It makes our country stronger. I really believe that. Oh, you shouldn't be hyphenated. You mean Italian American. I believe when they say, you're an American Italian. But you should remember we from that's your heritage. And it makes our country stronger, you know, but never forget, you are a citizen of the United States of America. You should learn the language, and you should learn the laws my grandparents did, and my parents, did my my daughter judo heritage goes, I wanna learn talion. This is great. So take it to the Columbus citizens foundation. Come in yesterday's Honey, I'm driving you win. We're going to go to Columbus. Since foundation any take talion classes. How about that over there is that cool? That's those are the good folks glove. The citizens foundation to help out a scholarships for Italian American kids. And and they do the Columbus Day parade every year with Maria Bartiromo and myself, just great. So I take over there. So I leave it off I walk in. We see this beautiful beautiful town house, you know, by Fifth Avenue over there. And we look, and we see all the history and all the all the men and women of the Columbus citizens foundation. This is historic. And it's my heritage. I'm teaching my kid in college in New York. Is this great great, Honey? Okay. Every comes in Chow Chow Chow. Okay. I'm not really good at it. I hear it. I I have to be around it more. And I'm not I could be there taking so I got I got alley all set up and get in my car, and I go, okay. Send the car for you. We'll classes over I gotta get back down to the station. 'cause I gotta get very early in the morning, right? The old Joe I got this little covered in my car. My General Motors car because I buy American and I go to start the car. And of course, the battery is dead battery is dead on my beautiful SUV that I didn't even tell you what it costs General Motors apparently had the Fleischer on while. I was illegally park and the flesh draped the flashes drain the battery deal general boats, leaving North America General Motors. You're going all electric fixing. My problem is I didn't go to route twenty two Toyota for that multi point inspection. Telling you, I should have been over there. So good and a pressing the button to start the clock. The lights having this fit. The cars are having because having a oh now do I do. So then I call Cadillac roadside, which I'm getting to know pretty good now and they re Canada. Of course, they have anybody in America. Oh, hi. Yeah. I I have a dead battery. I'm sorry. You're having a bad day. So nice and care about. So you have the bed. They thought that bad. You get better view. You said somebody over we'll send somebody. Oh, I'll tell you what in minutes somebody called a as Danny, Danny? I'm here to fix your battery. Like that. I only New York go daddy. You gotta save me. Man. I can't move. I gotta get down to work. He so the guy comes over we in like, a Mazda some and any charges the battery, and I go out good. This'll be great choices battery. But the car will not start the car will not start all because you see I have to tell you. What before as as they went? I was with the Halley before I take her there. And we were there, and we were going to go out for something to eat in the car wasn't starting. So you know, what I did I walked in my daughter down Fifth Avenue. I walked with my daughter down the sixties. You know, I was it was about sixty six street. We walked down looking for a place. Let's grab a bite to eat before. You have your question. I was in my glory. It was me and my daughter in New York City. You don't do that. Because they're always rushing for one day. Then the next day, go the appointment. So we can't find someplace to eat on the site. He can't, you know, Fifth Avenue unless you're a hotel and you want to spend five thousand dollars for a room. There's no place. So Allie finds a place. It's the bookstores sandwich shop we get that. We get a couple of sandwiches. We take a cab back to Cold War. We're having the time of our life. I got and I'm thinking this is a great night for daddy. I needed to so much. But see when that happens that that curse the universal curse. You know that is upon us. No matter when things are going good. Someone's gonna hit you at the knees. Well, that was General Motors. So the car was so Danny comes over, and he goes on and you batteries dead going. I don't know if I'm being played, right? What? So he goes. I can get you. I'm not doing doing the president has guy. Exactly he goes. I could get your new battery if you want like that. Now, what am I going to say while your shorts? Okay. Is it legitimate? Danny. Are you going to go not hijack? You're not gonna hide he goes. I did you better. You know, what I say get battery in two minutes. I don't know where he got the battery New York. Now, it's like eight o'clock at night. He gets a battery shows up, and he goes like this goes over to the window. I lowered a window Danny already goes. Yeah. You just want to show. You two new battery to do battery. See what I'm saying? I'm thinking myself. There's no way this new battery. He just stole it from somebody is a Danny put the battery in the car, please. Puts a battery the car bomb. SUV fires up. I got this covered, Dan. I tip Danny large. I don't know what you'd probably tip the guy stole the battery from wherever it is. About going the whole it's a the threat of the story is when things are going to go just look over your shoulder. And you wanna ended up doing the good thing about it? I stayed there and waited till the end of the class, and I went back in and I took my daughter, and I drove her back to her place. You know, so is the evil curse. Upon me. The battery curse I put it aside. I put all the negative side. That's what you're gonna do today. You listening to Joe you're watching Joey right now, but the database I take the high road. Okay. Take the high road. I wish they were taking the highway from Honduras, but take the high road through your day because I'm telling you don't let that negativity gets it out at Danny wherever you are brother. Thank you very much. But I'm on my way to route twenty two Toyota right after the show. I think all we may only mean I have a number of questions. So you said you had your hazards on? And that's what caused yes for how long. Yeah. You know, it was it wasn't a half hour. Oh, no. Because they hazards are designed to stay on now. Now, you're stuck in a snowstorm somewhere to keep those on problem was the last time when was the last time, I got your when was the last time you got you better check Franks. When was the last time, you got it wasn't real meticulous. Check your battery for the choice. You know, what the problem is? Everything's made in China. I'm telling you, we get Gordon. No. But they give you. Let me say no alma. It's everything. I buy General Motors. Every piece of that car is made in another country Canada. They outsource everything. Will you just make it in America charge me a thousand dollars extra? I don't know. But they should've worn you ahead of time. If the battery was getting low because they do that with me when I go they they test the they. Listen, the the end of the story the lesson. New York the lessons. The story is go to route twenty two Toyota you hear me talking about this morning. Go there for that multipoint inspection. That's what the multipoint inspections about. Right. And they should have done it at the Cadillac plays out in the boondocks was but it wouldn't easier. If I just drove by route twenty two west and hillside, New Jersey stopped by so Iggy. That's what I'm doing next time. Do you keep jumper cables in the car?.

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"chow chow chow" Discussed on Pet Life Radio

Pet Life Radio

10:19 min | 3 years ago

"chow chow chow" Discussed on Pet Life Radio

"Call rock we're sitting on top of old reefs where they dig it out. You can see shells. You can see everything. So I'd have a guy come on the Saturday. He he had a construction company by salaries come out here and just dig me three ponds, and it was so it'd be a twenty foot wide by thirty thirty five forty feet long have a walkway that kind of slowed down at sea walk down in probably went anywhere from two and a half feet. Shallow to four feet, then we'd we would just real quick to use it. We would take just Portland cement and make it into a real slurry and throw it against the walls with a bucket. They'll be put watering, but as soon as the water star running it would build up on the sides. Like, it doesn't Mike. Concrete vaults now and just become a solid structure. It wouldn't leak, and it would be so it was below ground. So that was the cheapest way for me to get into big water real fast. I of course, I had burial vaults, which are the concrete bald that they put down here because of all the water they put that on the ground than they put the casket in it. And then they put a lid on that concrete-block because water table down here sometimes six foot down. So I had concrete vaults for my breeders. I put three or four males and thirty forty females in there. And then take the babies move them out to the pools where they would grow. Now, how did Tamila how did your wife getting into the picture was she enthusiastic about it? Or was that uh? No, no. She was happy. Go lucky working at the hospital enjoying her life. When I talked her into coming here and ruined her life. I didn't read it. But she turned her from what she was doing which sometimes she thinks. I should wish. I'd stay did what she does now. But yes, I talked her into it because I'd like to being around me. So we've been working together for probably thirty five thirty six years together. So I've enjoyed it. And I think she has too. But as we get older, we're ready to run streaming. But anyway, that's how it kind of started. So you've been there, obviously, very very long time. Can you describe maybe some of the major changes from back then to currently where you are now with the farm about nineteen eighty six I had probably sixty eighty ponds on five acres. I have I was occupying about two acres of it with the ponds and we've had several floods in which the water came up above the tanks. So the fish all swam together, we had we were doing constant battle with toads, which they would come in the same code. That will kill your dog. They would lay these stringers of between March and sometimes all the way into September. And a fish would eat them and die just it was a neuro toxin, and they could wipe out a whole tank the fish overnight. So we had somebody out there morning and evening killing toads from Marshall September on a rainy night. You could go out there and there'd be, you know, twenty thirty pairs out there you'd be killing. And so that was one thing. And then the floods was a big problem the two or three we had were big problems because I lost, you know, a big pond full of the large predator half's ends up. You know with baby fish, you can't sort of pass it up and you're done. So we made a big decision to come out of the ground. So we started filling in sections of the farm, and we put together a concrete form, and we started pouring big concrete vaults anywhere from ten by twenty two sixteen by sixteen to eight by sixteen anywhere from six thousand gallons down to twenty four hundred gallons and. Slowly, fill the ponds, and I kept two or three of them for drainage. And now, we're above ground. We have no towed problems. We have no flood problems were covered with bird netting or shade. So we have no predator birds in here. So we took the time to it was very expensive to do. But we don't have to worry about. Well, if we have a hurricane and the water comes up inches. There's no worry for me. I don't worry about here in the toads at night when they're out there. Singing along doesn't even bother me. I used to stop everyone. I saw when I was in the ground. Now, I just walked by and look at them. So it was a decision that I'm glad we made because it's really meant a big difference to us. So let's talk real briefly on nutrition a lot of people that keep African signals there. Maybe aware a little bit about how diverse it is. But, but how have you handled kind of the diversity of what a lotta these sicklids eat, and maybe talk a little bit about what they eat in in the wild. And then about your your food product that you sell. Okay. Well, most of these fish. This. There was this big thing that, you know, certain types of African sicklers like the fuel Barney types and the labia trophies. And the a lot of the Tanganyika's, you know, if you feed them any protein at all it's gonna they're gonna blow up and all, but when you look at what they're eating in a wild. They're scraping. There's there rock scraper or scraping algae. Well, as far as I can see and found out, you know, when they're scraping that there are also picking up little COPA PAZ. They're eating plenty of protein. The problem with that people say is is age old problem of fish, keeping is the most fun thing you do is feed you fish, and if you've got two or three people feeding your fish per day what you're doing is you're packing. These fish up these fish in the wild. They spend all day long looking for something to eat. And when you start pouring the fish on. They come running up the glass or going up and down there dancing around you tend to feed them more. And that's that's one of the biggest problems that I have to deal with with people who keep these fish. But anyway, when we moved here, the only foods available. We're trout Chow catfish Chow Chow Chow was too early. Catfish Chow really didn't supply anything but just bare minimum. So we started messing around with foods, and we would bring in shrimp meal from Louisiana and fish Manhattan fish meal. We didn't have anybody that was Stacy came along. We started using it. We were using chicken pack, multi vitamins, and we had a big giant sixty court dome. Exer- and we would use beech nut baby cereal as the binder. And we would just throw all these ingredients in three scoops. This restricts of that Cup of this. Well, we found out over time. Like, we'd run out of something. Let's say we ran out of our paprika or a pepper red pepper. And so we would notice. Well, you know, my guys work save the fish aren't breeds so good. Well, why not well we ran out something's three months ago? What it tell me? So it wasn't like we were this observation that we figured out the final formula for a food. We use on the farm, and it was. Fantastic. Made a real heavy kind of a DOE. You threw it into fish loved it. So there's lots of foods out there. But our customers were all the time asked, you know, your fish comment. So wonderful colors are perfect for the species. Why can't we do? I said, well, we we're feeding them this much food. You can't feed it it would destroy your tank. So they said is there any way to do it get it to us? So we took it to accompany that formula, they tweaked it a little bit and they used it. And we started putting it out on the name of stream aquatic foods, and well, we found this is what I use. Now, I use the one point five pellet on the entire farm that you know, the Bush was great. But when they would hit this mush if you were to watch him, do it. It would be a cloud. You know, as as they got at it. And then that cloud probably where some of the vitamins and the color, additives, etc. That the fish needed. But then the pellet came along the pellet. They didn't lose any eat appellate. We can feed last. It's cleaner. Fisher breeding better. We've got all the colors in the food. 'cause I know there's foods out there that are reds and blues. And you can feed all the different colors, but I don't have time to walk around. My tire farm every day and feed three times or mixed suits, our food has all of it. So all natural probably the biggest problem with my food is that we don't use any color additive to make it consistent colors, and depending on the shrimp time of year that they're collecting summer winter, whatever my food may go from a more reddish color to Brown color because it doesn't matter to me. I'm gonna use a food on the farm. No matter what. But people say, well, how come you a little bit Browner now, you'd cut some no we don't put any red colored dye to make it stay read. So a lot of people and these other foods, they have sometimes that turns your tanks red ours won't do that. So anyway, this is how we came up with the product that we feed him out on the farm, and it's just perfect for what we do we feed everything we have a Nanno of it. We have bigger pellet. So it's just very good. And obviously that's available for people if they wanna get get that. Yes. Yes. Okay. Okay. Foods. It comes at a one point five. We call it peewee. And it comes to the big fella. It comes into a monster for bigger fish. So and we have a way for now this just beyond belief. I mean, our customers going nuts on it's more for plead goes and all the guppies and stuff, and they just they just go nuts. So anyways, I'm happy where I'm uses her on the farm if I never sold a jar of it. Again, it would matter because continue to use. It's it's what I'm using. That's great. So I've got a real almost the last question before we kinda shut down. But you know, obviously, I could talk to you for a while. What does the future of the hobby look like to you? Well, you know, I know that, you know, just from my own seeing what's going on the real quality, mom and pop stores are hard. They're hard to find. Now, they're out there, and the and the ones that idea with they just seem to understand that they have to do better than just put something in their shop and say there you go sell it. They're doing everything they're doing they're keeping their stock. Fresh. They're doing a good job displaying it most of them do maintenance of the fish that. I go to a fish store ended up at something maintenance tank. So they're doing that. There's a lot of people that contact me their internet people. And you know, they want to buy something from me and sell it on the internet. I discourage a lot of it because I still be dealing with stores and one thing I just have trouble internet people some of them just refuse to go into a store. I mean, some of the clubs that I have contacted me. I said, well, you know, you can go into my store over on such and such a street. They sell no we won't shop at a store. And what these people don't understand is. They can't maintain this industry the internet. Can't do it. I don't see how they can. If there's not the mainstay stores giving out the good information and getting people started..

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"So we took the time to it was very expensive to do. But we don't have to worry about. Well, if we have a hurricane and the water comes up says inches. There's no worry for me. I don't worry about here in the toads at night when they're out there. Singing along doesn't even bother me. I used to stop everyone. I saw when I was in the ground. Now, I just walked by a look at them. So it was decision that I'm glad we made because it's really meant a big difference to us. So let's talk real nutrition a lot of people that keep African signals are maybe aware a little bit about how diverse it is. But, but how have you handled kind of the diversity of what a lotta these sicklids eat, and maybe talk a little bit about you know, what they eat in in the wild. And then about your your food product that you sell. Okay. Well, most of these fish. There's kind of this. There was this big thing that you know, certain types of African sicklers like the the fuel Barney types in the labia trophies. And a lot of the Tanganyika's, you know, if you feed them any protein at all it's gonna they're gonna blow up and all, but when you look at what they're eating in the wild. They're scraping. There's there rock scrapers or scraping algae. Well, as far as I can see a friend and found out what you know, when they're scraping that they're also picking up little COPA apostle. They're eating plenty of protein. The problem with that people say is is this age old problem of fish, keeping is it. The most fun thing you do is feed your fish. And if you've got two or three people feeding your fish per day what you're doing is you're packing. These fish up these fish in the wild. They spend all day long looking for something to eat. And when you start pouring the fish on. They come running up the glass are going up and down there dancing around you tend to feed them more. And that's that's one of the biggest problems that I have to deal with with people who keep these fish. But anyway, when we moved here, the only foods available. Trout, Chow catfish Chow Chow Chow was too oily. Catfish Chow really didn't supply anything but just a bare minimum. So we started messing around with foods, and we would bring in shrimp meal from Louisiana and fish Manhattan fish meal. We didn't have any vitamins Stacy came along. We started using it. We were using chicken pack, a multi vitamins, and we had a big giant sixty court dole mixer, and we would use beech nut baby cereal as the binder. We would just throw all these ingredients in three scoops. So this restricts of that Cup of this. Well, we found out over time. We run out of something. Let's say we ran out of our paprika or a pepper red pepper. And so we would notice. Well, you know, my guys work saving the fish breeds. So good. Well, why not well we ran out of something's three months ago? What it tell me? So it wasn't like we were this observation that we figured out the final formula for a food that we use on the farm, and it was. Fantastic. Made a real heavy kind of a DOE. You threw it into fish loved it. So there's lots of foods out there. But our customers were all the time asking, you know, your fish comments. So wonderful colors are perfect for the species. Why can't we do and said, well, we we feed them this Bush food you can't feed it it would destroy your tank. So they said is there any way to do it get it to us? So we took it to a company that formula they tweaked it a little bit. And they televised it, and we started putting it out on the name of stream aquatic foods, and well, we found this. What us now use the one point five pellet on the entire farm that you know, the Bush was great. But when they would hit this much if you to watch him, do it it would be a cloud as they as they got at it. And then that cloud probably were some of the vitamins and the color additives cetera that the fish needed. But then the pellet came along the pellet, they didn't lose to eat a pellet, we can feed less. It's cleaner. Fisher breeding better. We've got all the colors in the food. 'cause I know there's foods out there that are reds and blues. And you can feed all the different colors, but I don't have time to walk around. My tire farm every day and feed three times or mixed suits, our food has all of it's all natural. Probably the biggest problem with my food is that we don't use any color additive to make it a consistent colors, and depending on the shrimp time of year. They're collecting summer winter, whatever my food may go from a more reddish color to Brown color because it doesn't matter to me. I'm gonna use the food on the farm. No matter what. But people say, well, how come you're foods a little bit Brown now, you'd cut some no we don't put any red colored dye to make it stay read. So a lot of people on these other foods, they have it. Sometimes that turns your tanks red ours won't do that. So anyway, this is how we came up with the product every feeding now on the farm, and it's just perfect for what we do feed. It everything we have a Nanno of it. We have a bigger pellet. So it's just very good. And obviously that's available for people if they wanna get get that. Yes. Yes. Okay. Okay. Food's. It comes at a one point five we call a p we and it comes to the big fella comes into a monster for bigger fish. So and we have a way for now this just beyond belief our customers going nuts on it's more goes. And all the guppies and stuff, and they just they just go nuts. So anyways, I'm happy with that. I'm uses her on the farm if I never sold a jar of it. Again, it would matter because continue to us. So it's it's what I'm using. That's great. So I've got a real almost the last question before we kind of shut down. But you know, obviously, I could talk to you for a while. What does the future of the hobby look like to you? Well, you know, I know that, you know, just from my own seeing what's going on the real quality, mom and pop stores are hard. They're hard to find. Now, they're out there, and the and the ones that I deal with they just seem to understand that they have to do better than just put something in their shop and say there you go sell it. They're doing everything they're doing they're keeping their stock. Fresh. They're doing a good job displaying it most of them do maintenance a lot of the fish that. I sell go to a fish store ended up at some maintenance tank. So they're doing that. There's a lot of people that contact me their internet people, and they want to buy something from me and sell it on the internet. I discourage a lot of it because I still dealing with stores and one thing I just have trouble the internet people some of them just refuse to go into a store. I mean, some of the clubs that I contacted me. I said, well, you know, you can go into my store over on such and such a street. They sell no we won't shop at a store. And what these people don't understand is. They can't maintain this industry the internet. Can't do it. I don't see how they can. If there's not the mainstay stores giving out the good information and getting people started. Then I see that we're going to have problems, and and the mainstay stores, a little mom and pop stores are having trouble keeping up with these internet people who come in there with their phones. And and you know, their boom. They could see the prices, and they won't buy for example, my wife, and I were in a big chain pet store bind Greenies for our dog in. This woman comes walking she got a five inch Oscar in one hand and one bag some guppies in another and some tetris another. I just said oh gosh. You must have several tanks at home. And that's really cool that you know, you're got a bunch of Texas. I don't know I just have one. And so being me being the smart Aleck. I am said, well, why don't you just take the fish and put him over the Oscar now make it easy for them to eat them. Then chase them around your tank, and she was amazed at that was going to happen when she went home. Well, the guy was sold to the fish in the back. He didn't do it on purpose. He just didn't know. So this woman could have gone home put him or tangle then appalled by watching. What happened and she maybe she's out of the industry. So we gotta have some way of keeping these stores running and at the same time try to convince some of these internet people not to just say, I'm never going into a store. I just won't do it. I'd rather buy it pay for the freight pay more money than go into a store, and that's the way a lot of. Them are. So I see that as a problem, you know, and as far as for the farmers, you know, more and more Fisher coming in from far east. It's there's nothing wrong with that. But it's making it tough, you know, price-wise for farmers here to to keep going. I see that happening. Also. So those main things in fact, it's funny because I was watching a video of after Andrew, and they had a bunch of people from the F T FFA down here. And it was almost word for word about the fish. That would be coming in. And I was gonna make it hard on farmer. So not much. It's been a long time thing. But that's what I think's gonna is the problem. Thanks for all that all that wisdom, Rick. Unfortunately, we're out of time. I wanna thank you. Rick in our producer Mark winner for making the show possible. Hey, Rick before we take off. Did you have any final words of wisdom or or information? Anything else you wanted to add now, I think that's it be pretty good thing. Just have African sickles are a lot of fun to keep closest to salt, water and. Beautiful. So that's why I've loved them all my life all these forty eight years of doing it. Well, that's great. And again,.

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