Message by Dangerlurking, in tradworker, #homesteading

John Mosby 2018-01-31 22:34:53

DONT SAY THAT

John Mosby 2018-01-31 22:35:12

They will hear u

Dangerlurking 2018-01-31 22:35:12

Ticks were fairly uncommon here, but soon the population exploded and they became very prevalent.

John Mosby 2018-01-31 22:35:31

We had a BAD tick problem last year, but we generally dont get them much

Dangerlurking 2018-01-31 22:36:19

I remember I had maps from the CDC that showed the tick population from like 2012 to now, and it shows how much the tick population has grown.

John Mosby 2018-01-31 22:36:52

Ill tell u what are spreading across the States, bad, are freaking fire ants.

Dangerlurking 2018-01-31 22:37:10

Fire ants?

Dangerlurking 2018-01-31 22:38:06

Sounds like an arizona, california, and texas thing.

John Mosby 2018-01-31 22:51:44

They are making their way across the states...they are now popping up in TN.

Fash Dragon 2018-01-31 23:04:29

@John Mosby you got armadillos there yet?

Fash Dragon 2018-01-31 23:04:43

We got them down in SoIL

Dangerlurking 2018-01-31 23:05:08

@John Mosby I doubt they will make up to NYS though, the climate is too hostile for them.

Fash Dragon 2018-01-31 23:07:58

The species migration is the only thing that really makes me wonder about global warming

Dangerlurking 2018-01-31 23:09:06

It has happened all the time and will continue to do so.

John Mosby 2018-01-31 23:11:46

@Fash Dragon

We had a TON in TX, but haven't seen any in East TN.

Dangerlurking 2018-01-31 23:12:05

@John Mosby Tell me about the fire ants.

John Mosby 2018-01-31 23:12:15

@Dangerlurking

Scientists have said that fire ants will make it all the way up to Alaska, as they are so resistance to the elements.

Dangerlurking 2018-01-31 23:12:34

SHIT.

Fash Dragon 2018-01-31 23:12:44

I knew this hippie that had a theory that the dillas weren't actually moving north and that it was just a conspiracy by the truckers to trick people

Dangerlurking 2018-01-31 23:13:13

@Fash Dragon Did you tell him to shove a boot up his ass?

MACrusader 2018-01-31 23:27:25

Shiiiieet

Dangerlurking 2018-01-31 23:28:26

SHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEIT

John Mosby 2018-01-31 23:32:29

My good friend's neighbor was riding his tractor through his field and flipped it onto a fire ant hill, and got pinned...they ate him alive.

Dangerlurking 2018-01-31 23:33:35

Literally?

John Mosby 2018-01-31 23:34:17

Yerp...they actually kill more people than u'd think...mostly kids and people who are allergic, but that was a crazy case.

They were everywhere in Houston...got bit on almost a daily basis.

Dangerlurking 2018-01-31 23:34:40

Holy shit.

Flaxxer 2018-02-01 00:04:38

TWP we homesteadin' again?

Fash Dragon 2018-02-01 00:07:44

Permaculture is the best culture

Fash Dragon 2018-02-01 01:01:06

Would anyone here be interested in me posting some of my herbal tea and tincture recipes in here in a PDF?

Flaxxer 2018-02-01 02:10:56

Drop that shit nibba

Flaxxer 2018-02-01 02:13:18

Granted I live in an area with absolutely no real vegetation that isn't SUCCulent or shrub

Flaxxer 2018-02-01 02:13:22

Cactus tea fam

Fash Dragon 2018-02-01 02:15:32

Aloe

Fash Dragon 2018-02-01 02:15:35

Mesquite

Fash Dragon 2018-02-01 02:15:39

Prickly pear

Flaxxer 2018-02-01 02:18:06

Aloe isn't native here. It's Junipers, Pancake Cactus, Jumping Cactus, and Oak brush.

Flaxxer 2018-02-01 02:18:19

Oh and Spanish Bayonets/Yucca

Fash Dragon 2018-02-01 02:19:50

You guys have cedars there?

Fash Dragon 2018-02-01 02:19:56

Do you know the species?

Flaxxer 2018-02-01 02:21:36

Utah Junipers make up the majority of trees out here. There's a mountain range with a ton of Pinyon Pines near me. Flagstaff has cedars and aspens and such.