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  1. Thread: Smart Car

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    You need to get out more!!! Maybe sign up for...

    You need to get out more!!! Maybe sign up for Netflix and get unlimited movies for under $10 a month (free first month) OK, OK, new tack... Thanks for the compliment? I can't help myself... too many...
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    A friend of mine (we run cattle together)...

    A friend of mine (we run cattle together) recently built and opened a vegetable/fruit market in the corner of his highway frontage. He notes some customers come in several times a week to buy one or...
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    The vast majority of our vacations were either...

    The vast majority of our vacations were either backpacking or in a camper which typically means you fix your own food most of the time. Last year we went to Kauai for our nieces wedding and cooked...
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    When we are at home we usually eat at home and...

    When we are at home we usually eat at home and not go out. We do enjoy eating out when we do but don't do it very often. In 11 years we took two vacations and on the last one I gained 19 pounds. The...
  5. Thread: Armadillos

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    Here is an armadillo FACT Bird skipped... So far...

    Here is an armadillo FACT Bird skipped... So far as cattle producers go regarding armadillos, the only good armadillo is a dead armadillo or somewhere else, not in our pastures and yards. Armadillos...
  6. Thread: Hummingbirds

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    There are hummingbird feeders that has a mesh...

    There are hummingbird feeders that has a mesh over the hole which is far enough from the liquid that the bees can't get any BUT not so far that the birds long beak has a problem reaching the food.
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  7. Thread: Bird feeders

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    Doves don't hold a candle to our redwing...

    Doves don't hold a candle to our redwing blackbirds when it comes to intimidating other birds. Our cardinals feed right beside American goldfinches in harmony with no squabbles. Likewise several...
  8. Thread: Bird feeders

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    (A nail driven into a tree can kill it.) Say...

    (A nail driven into a tree can kill it.) Say What? What kind of tree and what kind of nail? In the pacific northwest "green" activists "spike" trees, i.e. drive in a big nail that gets covered over...
  9. Thread: Smart Car

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    Good safety compared to other cars of their...

    Good safety compared to other cars of their size/weight. OK what other cars of their size and weight come to mind???? BEEEEP, sorry times up. I guess that answers the safety question. For a...
  10. Thread: Fire Ants

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    Big red ants will not cohabit with fire ants. The...

    Big red ants will not cohabit with fire ants. The big red ants will destroy a fire ant colony, immediately warring with them. The big reds used to "scare" me and I have childhood memories of the...
  11. Thread: Spiders already!

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    Cypermethrin is available via internet shopping...

    Cypermethrin is available via internet shopping and kills spiders and scorpions on contact. I use a wetable power form and spray indoors and out. Indoors you spray along baseboards, under sinks and...
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    Evolution over a very long period of time has...

    Evolution over a very long period of time has honed homo sapiens as omnivores, i.e. to eat meat and vegetables. We are optimized to be omnivores. Having free will we can choose to act otherwise but...
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    Looking for beaver but found raccoons.

    I drove a T-post into the dam of my catfish pond a few feet from a beaver trail leading over/across the dam from one pond to another. I installed a trail cam on the post. The idea was to do a time...
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    Hearing coyotes...is there something you should...

    Hearing coyotes...is there something you should do? Don't feed them any of your pets. Other than that enjoy listening to them sing. I am a cattle producer with a herd of Black Angus. I also hear...
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    Here is a picture that is not so atypical of a...

    Here is a picture that is not so atypical of a brown recluse bite.
  16. Thread: Spiders!

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    For those of you who think Brown Recluse bites...

    For those of you who think Brown Recluse bites are no big deal...

    This is not a rare happening. Brown Recluse bites often lead to serious necrosis (areas of dead flesh) and can be quite...
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    You can easily identify the pioneers. They are...

    You can easily identify the pioneers. They are the ones with all the arrows in their backsides!

    ;) Pat ;)
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    Even living on the edge of civilization (or a...

    Even living on the edge of civilization (or a little further out) we have several sources of good produce. Maybe not as good in some instances as home grown but in general as good or nearly so in...
  19. Thread: Picnic

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    When I was in the service (USAF SAC) at Minot, ND...

    When I was in the service (USAF SAC) at Minot, ND we used to go to the public park for a picnic with over a foot of snow. Fire up the provided charcoal grill to cook and keep our hands from going too...
  20. Thread: Sledding

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    I haven't even run and slid on the ice/snow since...

    I haven't even run and slid on the ice/snow since last year. Even in San Diego it got cold enough to put frost on the dock at our yacht club. I used to run and slide quite a ways. For some reason I...
  21. Thread: Camping

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    Maybe you could circulate your list of perks from...

    Maybe you could circulate your list of perks from that site past a multitude of camp operators and see who can duplicate it or nearly so for you.

    We used to sail down San Diego bay to Glorietta...
  22. Thread: Hedgehogs

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    Actually this thread belongs in the PET area not...

    Actually this thread belongs in the PET area not wildlife unless the OP is in Europe or Asia or wherever hedgehogs occur in the wild.

    Hedgehogs make cute little pets.

    For those of you who ...
  23. Thread: Encouraging rats.

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    AMEN Mr. Brown!!!!!!!!!!! Rats can carry...

    AMEN Mr. Brown!!!!!!!!!!!

    Rats can carry disease and definitely carry ticks so you are creating a problem when you feed the rats near the house. Rat/squirrel proof bird feeders are not too hard to...
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    It is not so rare that large wounds will develop...

    It is not so rare that large wounds will develop from a brown recluse bite with huge pits developing from necrotic flesh. These sometimes just seem to grow and grow. I've seen pix that will really...
  25. Thread: Discourging Skunks

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    Skunks will use pet doors to get to pet food....

    Skunks will use pet doors to get to pet food. They will hang out under your house if there is an entry point. A game/trail cam set up by an entry point will let you know when the animal goes in and...
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