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    The life of a farmer is tough. If the weather...

    The life of a farmer is tough. If the weather does not get you something else will. People wonder why when they drive in the country they see abandoned farms and homesteads. It's years like this that...
  2. Thread: Certan

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    The (B.t. variety kurstaki) is sold under the...

    The (B.t. variety kurstaki) is sold under the name BT by Green Light it is an organic garden solutions company. It is specifically designed for caterpillars and grub types of pests. It safe safe for...
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    The next 30 days are Primetime in the NW. The...

    The next 30 days are Primetime in the NW. The main flow is Blackberries. We did not get a secondary flow the past 2 years because it was so dry in late summer and fall. Clovers mid to late summer. I...
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    I was taught to treat whenever you install a...

    I was taught to treat whenever you install a package. Just in cae. Other than that I would look for symptoms before I would treat. You can pick up Fumidil at Trees and Bees in Auburn
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    try trees and Bees they are listed on this site...

    try trees and Bees they are listed on this site under Washington state http://www.beesource.com/suppliers/usbees.htm
    Talk to Loren or his wife. I am not sure they will ship but he sold me 3 packages...
  6. Thread: Stung by a bee

    by Whitey
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    It is the difference between leaving the stinger...

    It is the difference between leaving the stinger in and taking it out. Find a plantain plant and chew the leaves and put it on the sting as a poultice.
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    I did not find a queen and no eggs.

    I did not find a queen and no eggs.
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    It appears the wind blew my covers off my hives a...

    It appears the wind blew my covers off my hives a few weeks ago. It has rained prety hard off and on and been as cold as the high 30's at night. I went out last evening to inspect the hives and they...
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    It does not breath or absord moistue the same as...

    It does not breath or absord moistue the same as dimensional.
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    Come to think of it I have seen screws back out...

    Come to think of it I have seen screws back out on metal roofs screwed into wood. So it may be more of an issue of the metal expanding faster than the wood.
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    Expansion and contraction of the wood due to temp...

    Expansion and contraction of the wood due to temp and humidity can cause the screws to back out because they have a better grip on the wood. Nails tend to move with the wood. glue would lessen the...
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    Jim Fischer I enjoy your posts.

    Jim Fischer
    I enjoy your posts.
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    I read an article somewhere that said the big...

    I read an article somewhere that said the big processors for retail store honey only buy honey that is in a certain color range. Then its all mixed together and marketed as clover honey because of...
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    Porter cable finish nailer using 15ga 2.5" nails...

    Porter cable finish nailer using 15ga 2.5" nails for the deeps. I used the narrow crown stapler and 1 1/2" staples for the frames. No glue.
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    I purchased a nail gun set up for a remodel I...

    I purchased a nail gun set up for a remodel I will start this spring. I used the brad nailer to put together 5 deeps and frames as my first project. I built all 5 deeps and 50 frames in 30 minutes...
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    Brood and stores however they want to manage it...

    Brood and stores however they want to manage it until I reverse in spring.
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    I have two hives now. One has two deeps for brood...

    I have two hives now. One has two deeps for brood and the other 3 deeps for brood. I have 4 mediums for honey. I bought 5 brand new deeps at an auction. I want to split the two hives I have now...
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    Rototillers will actually cut your production...

    Rototillers will actually cut your production over time. I would hand till by double digging and raking and spending the money on soil amendments approptiate for your area. Even better is building...
  19. The garden strains I have used all staste that...

    The garden strains I have used all staste that they only kill the laval stage pests not adults.
  20. Thread: nailing frames

    by Whitey
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    Dip the nails in liquid dish detergent before you...

    Dip the nails in liquid dish detergent before you hammer them. They go in like nailing into butter.
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    I grew up with labs and lost my last two to old...

    I grew up with labs and lost my last two to old age a few years ago. I am done with them you get to attached to a dog that is so in tune with people. I switched to a Border Collie. Perfect blend of a...
  22. Thread: Deer Rifle

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    scsasdsa. That is a great point. I have a Rem...

    scsasdsa. That is a great point. I have a Rem 7400 semi auto in .270 sitting in the safe. It wass the first gift my soon to be wife gave me. She asked my hunting partner to pick a gun out with her....
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    Here is another take on higher bidding or bidding...

    Here is another take on higher bidding or bidding retail. I bought some wax and hive bodies and frames on Ebay. I paid = to retail for them via most catalogs. Since they where local I saved the...
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    I have purchased over 250 items in the past 4 or...

    I have purchased over 250 items in the past 4 or 5 years on Ebay and not once have I ever been disapointed. I even purchased $30K worth of high end Plasma TV gear for my FIL last summer saving him...
  25. Thread: Deer Rifle

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    There are two schools on deer rifles. Small bore...

    There are two schools on deer rifles. Small bore and big bore. I subscribe to the small bore school and agree with Mr. Bush above. Anyone of those rifles would be fine. I prefer the .25.06 and the...
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