Welcome, Guest

Recent Posts

Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 [6] 7 8 9 10
THE 2ND AMENDMENT / Re: Free training for LGBT
« Last post by Psparr on December 04, 2016, 08:08:56 PM »
I just wanted to chime in and say I really enjoy these conversations. It's fun to debate differing points of view.
So let's keep it going!
DOWN UNDER BEEKEEPING / Re: Which fastners
« Last post by 220 on December 04, 2016, 07:53:59 PM »
Unfortunately livestock and hive interactions are just something that has to be dealt with as best you can on most working Australian farms.
I'm only just getting into bees myself but others have had hives on our farms on and off for over 30 years. I can only remember seeing hives knocked over twice in that time. Once I witnessed it happen,
A young inquisitive steer walked into the middle of over 50 hives. The bees let him know he wasn't welcome and in his haste to get out knock a few over.
The other case I have no idea what happened but would guess something similar. 
I don't have any experience with hives and dorper sheep but given their love of rubbing they could be a problem.
THE 2ND AMENDMENT / Re: Free training for LGBT
« Last post by Dallasbeek on December 04, 2016, 07:15:30 PM »
"When there are seconds between life and death, the police are only minutes away."
DOWN UNDER BEEKEEPING / Re: Which fastners
« Last post by Mark Smith on December 04, 2016, 06:55:40 PM »
Livestock and bee hives don't mix well. I would not have the hives where the cows and sheep have access to them. The bees will not be happy!!!
« Last post by 220 on December 04, 2016, 06:47:59 PM »
Just wondering what hive fasteners everyone uses or prefers.
My hives will be in a paddock that has cattle and sheep at various times through the year. Wouldn't usually think sheep would be a problem but they are dorpers and inclined to rub on anything they can find so could be a problem.
What does everyone use/prefer just in case the worst happens, toggle latches, z springs, emlock fasteners or something else?
THE 2ND AMENDMENT / Re: Free training for LGBT
« Last post by Hops Brewster on December 04, 2016, 06:04:02 PM »
Folks we live in very different parts of the country and that influences the thinking about guns.  In your neck of the woods people are spread out and more by themselves and it might be 1/2 hr to an hour response from law enforcement when they are needed.  I live in a area with thousands and thousands of people around with three law enforcement agencies to respond.  We are allowed to have hand guns but thankfully not everyone does.  Maybe you can understand that it is not in the best interest for law enforcement if there is a bunch of pistol Pete's around at every crime scene.  What happens here is guns get stolen, family members get hurt by accident, and domestic disputes escalate when guns are around.  The laws are different from state to state for good reason and the laws differ again when you get into metropolitan areas like the big apple.
I am not against guns.  Far from it.
To me it is like dog ownership.  It is not the dog's fault it is the owner.  I see the very same thing with guns.  I wish it weren't the case.
You described your area as a hell-hole where responsible, honest and free citizens do not exist.  You state that you are  "not against guns.  Far from it",   Yet you have not made a single statement in this forum that I can find which demonstrates that you are far from being anti-gun.  Exactly the opposite.  You're fast with your false assumptions, and even faster with your tired, worn out old anti-gun clich?s.  You live in a bubble, where you expect the government to save you from the bad guys and to tell you how to think, and to protect you from yourself.  You think it takes a half hour for police to reach me, assuming I live 30 miles from the nearest village. In fact, 911 response in my town is less than 5 minutes.  Just enough time to die.   You live in a bubble where the government has trained you that you will be prosecuted if you defend your own life and property, that you must trust them to get there just in time to conduct the investigation if you're murdered.   You have no concept of what the world is like outside of your protective bubble.  And you living so near the birthplace of the American Revolution, that is a travesty.
THE 2ND AMENDMENT / Re: Free training for LGBT
« Last post by Hops Brewster on December 04, 2016, 05:39:22 PM »
Really? Shooting someone when they are running away.  That don't work too well up here.  In both cases a simple dog is enough of a deterrent and better at chasing someone down when they are naked.
What the devil are you talking about?!? Didn't you read a single word?
Of COURSE shooting a retreating BG is a bad idea, no one has ever suggested any different. But blasting the SOB when he is shooting at you is a GOOD idea, and is very legal, even in the Soviet of New York.
DOWN UNDER BEEKEEPING / Re: What's flowering: Victoria
« Last post by Lancej on December 04, 2016, 05:02:38 PM »
This season I only took 1 hive up for our own fruit trees, it went backwards the day I left it there. Lots of nectar and pollen sources and still used their stores. Then they must have swarmed.
Welcome to the forum!  [I'll let someone else fill you in on the Tx meeting.]
« Last post by Rurification on December 04, 2016, 03:54:38 PM »
Welcome to the forum!   Great people here and lots of knowledge.
Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 [6] 7 8 9 10