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jlmartajlmarta 50 miles from ParadisePosts: 7,599 ✭✭✭✭✭


i think spring is finally here. Trees are leafing-out, flowers are blooming. It's lovely. 

If anyone wants a tree that's a direct descendant of the world's best-traveled maple tree, ol' Fred (Frederica?) is beginning to put out seeds. Soon they'll be 'helicoptering' down all over my yard. I'll be happy to send you some - just addy up. If you prefer, I can send you rooted starts instead of the seeds. 

Some of you have already heard about Ol' Fred. He (she?) is a member of the family and has travelled to the east coast and back again, living in California first and then Oklahoma, Delaware, Washington State, and back to California. Because of the seeds, I guess we goofed when we first named him Fred. Or maybe male trees also put out seeds, I dunno. He's the one in the center of the photo - up against the back fence. 

Anyway, it's starting to be another lovely spring. 

Enjoy it, Y'all.....  B)


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  • peter4jcpeter4jc Milwaukee, WIPosts: 8,567 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I wanna see the waterfall!
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  • jlmartajlmarta 50 miles from ParadisePosts: 7,599 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Why won't this fershlugginer forum let me post a video from my iPhone?  Any of you genii (plural for genius?) got any suggestions?  

    Thanks. 
  • jlmartajlmarta 50 miles from ParadisePosts: 7,599 ✭✭✭✭✭
    peter4jc said:
    I wanna see the waterfall!
    Wouldja settle for half a dozen maple seeds??   :p
  • jlmartajlmarta 50 miles from ParadisePosts: 7,599 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 2017
    The best i can do is a 'still' taken just before it was completed. I've tried every way I can think of to post a video. Other guys can do it - why can't I??



  • YaksterYakster I'm on a Buying Freeze / I sent the Coffee Filters!Posts: 13,217 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I think you have to upload your video to YouTube and then use the YouTube link to show it on the forum.  That's the only way I've ever been able to do it.
    I'll gladly bomb you Tuesday for an Opus today.

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  • jlmartajlmarta 50 miles from ParadisePosts: 7,599 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Thanks, Chris. I tried that, too. It didn't work. 
  • WaterNerdWaterNerd Southern CaliforniaPosts: 2,581 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Would love some seeds PM sent :)
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    — Henry Ford
  • jlmartajlmarta 50 miles from ParadisePosts: 7,599 ✭✭✭✭✭
    WaterNerd said:
    Would love some seeds PM sent :)
    Gotcha covered, Bro.....  B)
  • jlmartajlmarta 50 miles from ParadisePosts: 7,599 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Well, lookie here what the oldfart done......

    Anything for you, Peter my lad. @peter4jc. You say ya wanna see the waterfall, you gonna see the waterfall. 



    Remember, I've still got to plant a few shrubs and a few flowers and then replant the ground cover that got trampled during construction but, hey, life's a work in progress, right??

    And Chris @Yakster, thanks to you, I tried one more time at YouTube and it worked this time. Go figure....    B)
  • jarublajarubla Posts: 2,329 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Marty, I am ready for spring!!
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  • peter4jcpeter4jc Milwaukee, WIPosts: 8,567 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Nice video, Marty!  Taken from your favorite chair, cigar in hand, no doubt.

    That's a well-trained bird you have there; didn't move a feather during the video shoot.
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  • YaksterYakster I'm on a Buying Freeze / I sent the Coffee Filters!Posts: 13,217 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Very nice water feature, Marty. Thanks for sharing. 
    I'll gladly bomb you Tuesday for an Opus today.

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  • Amos_UmwhatAmos_Umwhat West TNPosts: 5,595 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Killed my first tick of the year today.  It's official.
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  • jd50aejd50ae West Gnawed Pencil, TNPosts: 7,934 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 2017
    First tick?

    I have killed hundreds. I think that this is going to be a banner year for the disgusting things.

    3 different kinds but the lima beans are especially prevalent.

    Anyone know of a spray/fogger that is safe around horses and other critters?



  • Amos_UmwhatAmos_Umwhat West TNPosts: 5,595 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Usually we'll be into the hundreds by this time, too.  For the past couple years, though, we've been letting the chickens forage, and the tick population has steadily declined.
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  • silvermousesilvermouse Cape CodPosts: 9,834 ✭✭✭✭✭
    We use permethrin treated nesting material that the mice take; it kills the ticks in their larval and nymph stages on the mice. It has helped a lot on our property.
  • jd50aejd50ae West Gnawed Pencil, TNPosts: 7,934 ✭✭✭✭✭
    We use permethrin treated nesting material that the mice take; it kills the ticks in their larval and nymph stages on the mice. It has helped a lot on our property.
    I will look into it. Thank you @silvermouse

  • jd50aejd50ae West Gnawed Pencil, TNPosts: 7,934 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Usually we'll be into the hundreds by this time, too.  For the past couple years, though, we've been letting the chickens forage, and the tick population has steadily declined.
    Too many wolves, coyotes and large flying predators.

  • silvermousesilvermouse Cape CodPosts: 9,834 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 2017
    We buy the stuff premade and loaded in cardboard tubes, the trade name is Dammix, kinda expensive; if you want you can make your own with cotton balls and the insecticide and load it into toilet paper tubes, or better yet heavier shipping tubes cut into 5" long pieces for a lot less $$.
  • jd50aejd50ae West Gnawed Pencil, TNPosts: 7,934 ✭✭✭✭✭
    SPRING---?? Its going down to 38 tonight----again.

  • First_WarriorFirst_Warrior N.C. MountainsPosts: 2,105 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Spring? 74 degrees yesterday and 6 inches of snow tonight. NC mountain weather.
    The Goldfinches are back at least.
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  • Amos_UmwhatAmos_Umwhat West TNPosts: 5,595 ✭✭✭✭✭
    jd50ae said:
    Usually we'll be into the hundreds by this time, too.  For the past couple years, though, we've been letting the chickens forage, and the tick population has steadily declined.
    Too many wolves, coyotes and large flying predators.
    so I thought also, @jd50ae , but it turns out to be only partially true.  We let them out late afternoon, they put themselves to bed at dark, then we shut the coop.  The dogs did run a coyote off about a week ago that I think was stalking them.  I also got worried a time or two when the Bald Eagle that hunts at the watershed was floating over the chicken yard, but I looked and NO chickens.  They seem aware of that danger, anyway.

    We have New Hampshire Reds, so they don't wander too far from the coop.  I'm told that Guineas will patrol the whole area.

    We did loose 4 chickens to the flu this winter, but although we've got possums, raccoons, foxes, bobcats, hawks, eagles, coyotes, skunks, and I did see a pair of wolves one winter a few years back, the bigger threat has been worms and flu.

    Oh, and they'll kill and eat snakes.  Any snake.
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  • jd50aejd50ae West Gnawed Pencil, TNPosts: 7,934 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I thought I was seeing things when I looked out my BR window and saw what looked like a chicken running free. Nope. Evidently they have discovered a way out of the pen. They are smart enough to wander around under the trees so I haven't seen any vultures, eagles or falcons dive bombing the place and evidently the dogs are use to them and leave them alone. We will see how it goes, but my wife, (The Beastmaster) says there is nothing to worry about. Interesting.

  • jlmartajlmarta 50 miles from ParadisePosts: 7,599 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Nice looking place, @peter4jc. That waaayy up, tippy-top window I see - is that your smoking room?
  • peter4jcpeter4jc Milwaukee, WIPosts: 8,567 ✭✭✭✭✭
    jlmarta said:
    Nice looking place, @peter4jc. That waaayy up, tippy-top window I see - is that your smoking room?
    No, the front two thirds of the upstairs is a walk-in attic.  The smoking room is at the back of the house.
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  • GuitardedGuitarded AlbuquerquePosts: 4,167 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Love the stone work around the windows and door. 
    Very classy, as expected from @peter4jc:)
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  • TX98Z28TX98Z28 TexasPosts: 2,026 ✭✭✭✭✭
    We use permethrin treated nesting material that the mice take; it kills the ticks in their larval and nymph stages on the mice. It has helped a lot on our property.
    I am not **** on you at all, only letting others know that Permethrin is very toxic to cats, makes them extremely hyper active. If anyone has cats as pets don't use that insecticide in the house or around the property. Malathion and Bifenthrin are my go to products for outside around the property, kills everything, mosquitoes gone, ants gone, everything gone.
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  • TX98Z28TX98Z28 TexasPosts: 2,026 ✭✭✭✭✭
    ^D o g g i n, was the word auto edited above no idea why it was auto edited.
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