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« on: May 31, 2009, 01:31:39 PM »

a man has been calling me about putting a hive at his place.  i had no problem with this.  it sounded like a great spot and i have picked up some swarms that would do the trick for his garden.  last night i called him to get directions to his place, and he mentioned that he'd had seen swarm that day.  as it turned out, he didn't know where it went, but i packed up a bait hive to take over anyway. 

this morning early, i headed out.  i drove and drove, winding my way into the mountains. i figured it couldn't be to bad. my GPS seemed to know where i was going.  pretty soon i was off on a dirt road.  when my GPS announced that i had arrived, i turned onto a tiny track leading WAY off the "main" road.  pretty soon i was gingerly slipping my big truck between mountains of abandoned cars, trucks, trailers, and other stuff.

the theme from Deliverance began playing in my head, and i realized that no one had any idea where i had gone.  finally, a house.  it had obviously been built in the days before building codes.  i took my cell phone and slipped into the seat pocket.  by god, if they don't find my body, they will find my truck!

the natives came out to greet me.........they were the nicest people on earth and so enthusiastic about having bees on their property.  they had even run off plans for building their own hives.  a great time was had by all and i was presented to keys to the gate so that i may come and go as i please to check the bees.

hopefully new beekeepers are being created, and i have had my attitude adjusted and spirits uplifted......all before 9 in the morning!
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« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2009, 01:56:05 PM »

Just wait till the day of the feast, when sacrifices are made to the junk yard god. I understand it is rather quick and painless as you are drugged up with some distilled drippings from old tires.
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« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2009, 02:21:55 PM »

Sometimes them first impressions are wrong.  evil
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« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2009, 02:22:42 PM »

Hey, at least it wasn't an island inhabited by head hunters that wanted to make you princess before stewing, eating you, and sucking on your bones.

Glad you enjoyed the adventure queen Kathy!

Pics next time, please?


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« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2009, 02:27:41 PM »

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what was i thinking??  i'll try to do better next time.  the whole camera thing might not have been a good way to start.
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« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2009, 02:31:24 PM »

Last year I did a log cut-out out in forest lands - about an hour out a tangle of logging roads.  When I followed the guy in, he was going about 35 on roads designed to go maybe 15, so I had very little time to pay attention to landmarks.  I took a wrong turn on the way out and it took me hours to find my way back to the main road.  Every once in a while, I'd come across an abandoned vehicle and wonder if this was the last guy that got lost.  Good times.   Wink
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« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2009, 02:33:23 PM »

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what was i thinking??  i'll try to do better next time.  the whole camera thing might not have been a good way to start.

You have a point about the camera thing, they may have skipped making you queen and went right for the stewing, sopping you up with home made biscuits as we speak.


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« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2009, 02:44:49 PM »

Oh Kathy!!!  When I read your story I began to shiver....you know...that shiver of fear.  Things like that really get to me, things like that scare me half to death.  Wow, yes, you MUST always let someone know where you are going, always, girl, remember that.  Even when you are heading off on your horse to traverse the mountains.  I am so glad that everything was OK and the people were so nice.  To tell you the honest truth, had that been me --- I would have turned around as soon as I saw I was in no where land.  You got some good guts going on there, girl.  Please always take care, I know you will, but remember.....have that most awesomely beautiful and wonderful day, health.  Cindi
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« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2009, 03:05:35 PM »

I bet she was packing some heat grin
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« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2009, 03:15:58 PM »

I bet she was packing some heat grin

My bet too. You know it. Screw the cell phone went you got smith and wesson on your side, right Kathy?


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« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2009, 03:17:22 PM »

i was, but i was seriously out numbered and i suspect out gunned  smiley

on the + side, i am so impressed with this GPS.  if it got me in and out of there, it's a pretty handy thing!
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.....The greatest changes occur in their country without their cooperation. They are not even aware of precisely what has taken place. They suspect it; they have heard of the event by chance. More than that, they are unconcerned with the fortunes of their village, the safety of their streets, the fate of their church and its vestry. They think that such things have nothing to do with them, that they belong to a powerful stranger called “the government.” They enjoy these goods as tenants, without a sense of ownership, and never give a thought to how they might be improved.....

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« Reply #11 on: May 31, 2009, 03:18:41 PM »

Tell us about your GPS.


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« Reply #12 on: May 31, 2009, 03:22:30 PM »

it's a garmin nuvi 780.  bluetooth and bigger screen.  takes and SD card and i can upload books or music onto it for long drives.  costco had it on sale a few months ago.  it was a little more than i had planned on spending, but worth every cent.  i think it was around 250.00 on sale. 
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« Reply #13 on: May 31, 2009, 03:26:29 PM »

Next time take a Nuc of homing carrier bees. Cheesy
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« Reply #14 on: May 31, 2009, 03:57:16 PM »

Wow. That's sounds like a real adventure to me. Smiley
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« Reply #15 on: May 31, 2009, 04:32:57 PM »

Kathy I'm so glad it turned out ok!  Like Cindi said, I was getting the creeps reading your post! You just never know now-a-days with people & always be on guard. I have been guilty of going out riding without telling anyone, anything can happen on the trails even a few miles from your house.  Being tossed, having the horse trip & fall on you would be awful to lay there with no one having any idea which direction or time frame to start looking.  It's wonderful you have new bee supporters, friends & beeks in the making! You will have to keep us in the loop on this one, sounds like a good long time story!  J
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« Reply #16 on: May 31, 2009, 05:22:14 PM »

Glad it all worked out well. I travel to people's houses alone for my work and have never had a problem with folks who live a bit "under the radar." The ones who live in McMansions or better are more likely to have "attitude," in my experience. My 2 worst experiences were with a female dentist (drugs, no doubt) and a male septagenarian preacher (touchy). Go figure.

For the most part, though, I find people are who they say they are, and are gracious, trusting, and trustworthy. I never lock my house and rarely my car unless I'm transporting someone else's property and I cannot imagine wielding any weapon except my wits and intuition. And yes, I'm gonna die smiley
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« Reply #17 on: June 01, 2009, 04:26:31 AM »

i was, but i was seriously out numbered and i suspect out gunned  smiley

on the + side, i am so impressed with this GPS.  if it got me in and out of there, it's a pretty handy thing!

Thats the funniest thing Ive heard in a long time. You would have had 6 shots through the door and a new clip in before they could say uncle.
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« Reply #18 on: June 02, 2009, 02:05:02 AM »

The GPS is for the person who should ask for directioins but doesn't.  But since I always know where I'm at I don't need one, unlike most Americans I can read a map.
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« Reply #19 on: June 02, 2009, 07:17:09 AM »

I can read a map too, Brian, but that's tough to do when you're driving - the GPS does the reading for you.  I still plot out via paper, but when I'm driving the GPS is guiding me.
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