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  1. Re: Farmers Abandoning GMO Seeds And The Reason Will Surprise You

    No.. The UK can't. They had a heck of a time during WW2 and since then the population increased quite a bit. As well overfishing is a huge issue. They can make a pretty big dent.. but.. our...
  2. Re: Farmers Abandoning GMO Seeds And The Reason Will Surprise You

    There still are some small farms out there.. not many. In the last 100 years there was a huge shift.

    Who's to say it will only be big ag?

    There is an interest in how food is produced- but for...
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    Re: Beekeeper wanted

    Careful with using "organic" unless you already have the certification done.
  4. Thread: Black Locust!

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    Re: Black Locust!

    It has it's good and bad points.. higher BTU's for firewood, nitrogen fixing, can handle coppice, pretty good rot resistance for use as posts... but it's also toxic to livestock.

    (Earthworms-...
  5. Re: Farmers Abandoning GMO Seeds And The Reason Will Surprise You

    It's all about the bottom line. I'm cringing as quite a few local farms are cutting down windbreaks and tilling slopes they didn't before so they can plant even more.
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    Queen Bumblebee

    Found her just a few minutes ago in my garden.. holy massive bug Batman!...
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    Re: Can I keep bees? Should I?

    Just a suggestion.. but.. how about finding a mentor of sorts so you can get some hands on learning before diving in? I mean.. check around.. see if there is someone that may be somewhat in the area...
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    Re: my new bee-friendly flower bed

    Omie.. it wasn't a dig or anything.

    Catmint is a general term for the genus Nepeta.. of which there are 4 species that have cultivars that are tossed in under the umbrella of catnip. Catnip just...
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    Re: Sidr Tree Seeds / Saplings for sale ?

    You'd want to scan for it by another name for it like Ziziphus lotus.. also may want to verify what species of ziziphus/ zizyphus.. as some have thorns big enough that they puncture tractor tires.
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    Re: I'm not a bank

    I hear ya.. just from what I picked up on his post he doesn't regularly sell them, yet feels this obligation that he should.. to the point where he sounds like he is almost ready to.. or may have at...
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    Re: Random Thoughts

    20. I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given Friday or Saturday night more kisses begin with Miller Lite than Kay.

    Wife's perspective.. jewelery out of nowhere.. every kick begins...
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    Re: I'm not a bank

    Not his responsibility to hunt down a reference for them either.

    No need to feel obligated to set someone up.. new or otherwise to be quite frank. If they need a queen.. they can go hunt one...
  13. Re: getting into pigeons... book/website recommendations?

    LOL I didn't mean it like that! :pinch:

    Although it is a definite bonus to that hobby if you get bored, because they suddenly go from pigeons to squab! :lpf: I'm just saying.. not something you...
  14. Thread: hello!

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    Re: hello!

    I understand the general concept as to why they have limitations in place.

    What I am surprised by is that no one really offers out bee club fliers to local schools. Not necessarily to drum up more...
  15. Re: getting into pigeons... book/website recommendations?

    You're in CO.. there is a racing pigeon club out this way. They seem like rather nice guys and probably a great means to getting started. My 12 yr. old daughter found a racing pigeon walking home...
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    Re: Another rattlesnake thread

    Timber rattler... the east side of WI may not have them, but the west side does. The far NW side of IL we had and still have plenty of them. We run into them on my Mom's farm, especially the babies....
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    Re: Does anyone rent land for their bees?

    Wow... so um.. how many hives would you put on a 75 acre farm (that hasn't seen a drop of pesticides since the late 80's) of which about 40 or so is tilled (alfalfa) and the rest has old orchards and...
  18. Thread: hello!

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    hello!

    Hi! I'm not a beekeeper coughyetcough but am very appreciative of these creatures because I love to garden. After several years of spotting only 1 or 2 and relying on wild pollinators (I garden...
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    Re: my new bee-friendly flower bed

    Catnip and Catmint are used interchangeably ..the Nepeta genus has actually a lot of different cultivars some of which are more potent feline fixes than others. Nepeta cataria seems to be the more...
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    Re: white and black bee?!?

    Don't forget about squash bees, they are also black and white and as well yet another native solitary bee.
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