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05-10-2006, 10:42 AM
Just was curious to know
I enjoy ham radio, call is KF6CVB
and playing YoYo
what is yours?
05-10-2006, 12:23 PM
My main job/hobby is my 3 kids, whom I enjoy greatly. My other hobbies are coonhounds and chickens/turkeys, which don't always work out the best, as we all know coonhounds like chicken every so often. I'm in a conslaldation phase right now, so some hobbies may disapper in time, but not the kids of course, LOL.
05-10-2006, 01:02 PM
Other than bees///
Well, there's snakes, farm tractors, alternative fuels, hunting, fishing, and the finest and most indulged in.....BS'ing.
05-10-2006, 01:23 PM
besides bees, we enjoy (not neccesarily in this order) Civil War reenacting, chickens, turkeys, goats, bloodhounds, gardening, orchard, genealogy, ATV's, fishing and hunting
05-10-2006, 01:45 PM
Taking power naps!!!!
05-10-2006, 01:54 PM
Other than bees? you mean there is life outside bees? smile.gif
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05-10-2006, 03:12 PM
I'm also a songwriter/musician. I actually have an album that was just released on a local label:
05-10-2006, 05:26 PM
Bees, gardening, hunting/fishing, golf, bbq'in, cruising the carribean!
05-10-2006, 05:38 PM
I wouldn't know where to start. smile.gif
05-10-2006, 11:46 PM
Well,just to name a few...
The list goes on and on... I enjoy so many different things it would take the night to even begin listing them all.
[ May 11, 2006, 01:50 AM: Message edited by: Les Evans ]
05-11-2006, 03:39 AM
Rock hounding and mineral collecting among other things, though I haven't had time or incentive in recent years to do much of it. I enjoy a lot of things, I like Michael's response- I wouldn't know where to start.
05-11-2006, 05:28 AM
What kind of coonhounds do you run?
05-11-2006, 05:28 AM
my other interest beyond beekeeping (excluding my wife and dog for sure) are making bee equipment and assempling bee equipment. I do these 'other' things just to keep me well rounded.
all yes I do enjoy reading a well written book; typically history, econmic history or a bit of fiction from time to time. although at times, it is quite difficult to tell the last from the first two.
05-11-2006, 07:14 AM
Building bee equpt.
Ham Radio (not active)
05-11-2006, 07:28 AM
Ya peggjam what kind of hounds? I run hounds between that,work and family there isn,t much time for anything else. Well maybe some fishing.
Can't say secifically, but it involves my wife ;)
Model Building / Figure Painting (plastic, wood, whatever)
05-11-2006, 07:56 AM
Playing sports, esp. basketball, volleyball, softball (although getting too old, my legs are still sore from softball Monday night); bicycling, reading, trying to find time to spend time with my wife and 3 daughters.
05-11-2006, 10:49 PM
Bees are my passion. Being a detective is what I get paid to do and would do it for free if I made more money from the bees.
Other interests: My wife, i'm sure she wonders why she is listed after the bees (LOL) This list is not prioritized. redface.gif )
My kids the Lord blessed me with, 6, 4, 2 & 2
Hunting, trapping, fishing, gardening, goats, figuring out how to pay the mortgage.
Basketball, softball, Little League (because of the boy) Gymnastics (because of the girls) washing dishes (because of the wife).
05-12-2006, 12:43 AM
numismatism,flounder gigging, huntin', and girl watchin' !!!
05-15-2006, 09:06 AM
What kind of coonhounds do you run?"
We have Blueticks ane black and tans. We show at some of the local shows about two weeks a mounth. Not much time for anything more. We are hoping to get one to hunt compitition with, as we have 4 prospect hounds coming up. They take alot of time and effort, but there's nothing like the baying of a hound on track at 1am in the morning, on a rainy night, after being stung 20-30 times by the "girls", and generally feeling under appreatited by everyone, and thing involed.
Gardening is my passion, perennial gardens, vegetables, herbs, rhododendrons, woodland wildflowers, etc. I'm happiest with my fingers in the dirt! I'm an amateur naturalist, too, and along with my hubby we also enjoy bird watching, hiking, nature observation, shooting (he likes to hunt), just plain being outdoors.
05-15-2006, 05:46 PM
Running my apple orchard...........
Occasionally draging out the telescopes for a gander........
Hunting and working the dogs.........
Auto body work........
Tinkering with my IH Cub Cadets.......
05-16-2006, 05:05 AM
My grandson and my self also run Black and Tans we just finnished his male dog (grand nite camapion.Looking for a good female pup.Between the dogs and 50 hives of bees it keeps you going.Will be going out to Autumn Oaks in Ind.this summer.This coon dog compitition will have hundreds of dogs in it
The anonymous buzzing bee
05-16-2006, 09:58 AM
Another Radio Ham here, also Computers and Bellringing (see website)
05-16-2006, 03:53 PM
"My grandson and my self also run Black and Tans we just finnished his male dog (grand nite camapion.Looking for a good female pup."
Congrats on the finished dog, what dreams are made of!!! Most of my B&T's go back to Setum up Ace. I sure hope one of these dogs turn out to be a true COONDAWG!! smile.gif Ya between the bees the kids, the dogs, the chicken/turkey/guinias, I have my hands full. But it's fun ;) .
World domination. The bees are just a start.
05-18-2006, 07:24 PM
So buz, are you Binky or The Brain??? Narf!!
05-26-2006, 02:51 PM
Because I drive truck for a living I don't have much time to enjoy the things I love. Hiking,canoeing,fishing,haunting yard sales,collecting license plates,reloading,shooting,photography are just a few of them.
05-26-2006, 08:23 PM
Because I keep bees I don't have any money to enjoy the things I love. tongue.gif Sorry, Woodchopper.
Seriously, I enjoy hunting, fishing, woodworking, gardening, horseback riding, etc. Of course since I started beekeeping, everything else seems to have taken a backseat. :D
05-26-2006, 08:34 PM
Oh yeah, I almost forgot about my other hobbies:
Drinking, gambling, fighting, robbery, late nights just tinkering around in my meth lab, ripping all the tags off mattresses at the store, jaywalking, graverobbing, prank phone calling, impersonating police officers, stalking, panhandling, streaking, and making homemade explosives that I can only tell the voices in my head the reason for. :eek:
*Jaywalking*???? That's just disgusting!
06-21-2006, 05:34 PM
*Jaywalking*???? That's just disgusting!
At least he doesn't litter!
06-21-2006, 08:53 PM
Litter? What do you think I am, insane? :eek:
woodworking - I host a forum for old tools and machinery for Wood magazine
SCUBA -- PADI instructor
antique tool collecting and selling (website)
fishing (not much time these days)
hunting (getting too expensive here)
I keep a garden and a small orchard
college age daughter (Harvard '09) smile.gif
volunteer sound and lights for community concert/theater
[ June 22, 2006, 02:11 PM: Message edited by: Ross ]
06-22-2006, 10:41 PM
In no particular order:
Astronomy - no "go-to" scopes for me. Manual 10" Newtonian Reflector. May get a Dobson.
Sprinkler maintenance. My wife has over 1,000 different kinds of plants around here. We have 40+ sprinkler zones that run almost 24/7. To her, it's a botanical garden, to me it's work.
Watercolor painting. Winsor Newton Man.
Music. Playing, listening, audio equipment.
Portrait drawing - pencil.
Reading anything that has to do with Einstein/Relativity, Green/String Theory, Hawking/Black Holes, Copernicus, Galileo, Newton, Faraday, Oprah. Kidding...just kidding on that last one.
Photography and home movies. Photoshop & Adobe Premier. Double-layer Blu-Ray? Soon...I hope.
Western Bluebird sanctuary. They're dissappearing! Someone's gotta save 'em.
06-23-2006, 05:56 PM
Gardening, travel, reading, my cat, my husband, painting, pique assiette. Gardening led me to bees. Perennials, vegetables, roses, containers . . .
06-30-2006, 12:04 PM
Soapmaking, along with making other bath & body stuff. Want to start making candles.
No coonhounds, but I used to field trial a bit with beagles. Dabbled with agility and obedience competition. (Yeah, with beagles. Obviously, I have perseverance.)
Chickens and turkeys.
Gardening & cooking.
I assemble my own bee equipment, but I don't think its 'fun' enough to be a hobby.
07-20-2006, 07:32 PM
Besides playing with bees? I fix mechanical pocketwatches and sell my own wristwatches. I also collect pocketwatchs. Herd around my four cats. Yardwork, Yardwork, Yardwork. I used to be a good enologist but I had to give it up for some serenity. Poking around the web. Playing the Everquest type games. Used to Mud. Used to play a card game called "Magic the Gathering" and ran a website called "The Magic Dojo". Play just about any card game that is mentioned in Hoyle. Collect books on Chess and now Bees. And then there's golf... when that bug hits I'm out hitting balls for a couple weeks. Retired army, CW3 MI. Call other rtd. friends and talk about how things are FUBAR or their grandchildren. Travel once a year to NYC to go to a show, go to a jazz club, shop, rubber-neck and pay our respects.
07-21-2006, 09:47 AM
I like to garden, we will have about 6,000 strawberry plants for next Spring, we have people come and pick their own fruit and veggies.
Chickens we have a little over 300, yep we sell eggs also. I have been thinking about selling fryers. To get around the food handling laws you have to sell the chickens live then help the buyer process them.
I have a great entertainment system cost me about $7,000. I love the 70's music and movies, mine sounds as good as most theaters and better.
I like to read the Bible and study it and talk to others about it, not debate it though.