Message from Dangerlurking in tradworker #homesteading


2018-01-31 22:34:53 UTC  

DONT SAY THAT

2018-01-31 22:35:12 UTC  

They will hear u

2018-01-31 22:35:12 UTC  

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

2018-01-31 22:35:31 UTC  

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

2018-01-31 22:36:19 UTC  

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.

2018-01-31 22:36:52 UTC  

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

2018-01-31 22:37:10 UTC  

Fire ants?

2018-01-31 22:38:06 UTC  

Sounds like an arizona, california, and texas thing.

2018-01-31 22:51:44 UTC  

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

2018-01-31 23:04:29 UTC  

@John Mosby you got armadillos there yet?

2018-01-31 23:04:43 UTC  

We got them down in SoIL

2018-01-31 23:05:08 UTC  

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

2018-01-31 23:07:58 UTC  

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

2018-01-31 23:09:06 UTC  

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

2018-01-31 23:11:46 UTC  

@Fash Dragon

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

2018-01-31 23:12:05 UTC  

@John Mosby Tell me about the fire ants.

2018-01-31 23:12:15 UTC  

@Dangerlurking

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

2018-01-31 23:12:34 UTC  

SHIT.

2018-01-31 23:12:44 UTC  

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

2018-01-31 23:13:13 UTC  

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

2018-01-31 23:27:25 UTC  

Shiiiieet

2018-01-31 23:28:26 UTC  

SHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEIT

2018-01-31 23:32:29 UTC  

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.

2018-01-31 23:33:35 UTC  

Literally?

2018-01-31 23:34:17 UTC  

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.

2018-01-31 23:34:40 UTC  

Holy shit.

2018-02-01 00:04:38 UTC  

TWP we homesteadin' again?

2018-02-01 00:07:44 UTC  

Permaculture is the best culture

2018-02-01 01:01:06 UTC  

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

2018-02-01 02:10:56 UTC  

Drop that shit nibba

2018-02-01 02:13:18 UTC  

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

2018-02-01 02:13:22 UTC  

Cactus tea fam

2018-02-01 02:15:32 UTC  

Aloe

2018-02-01 02:15:35 UTC  

Mesquite

2018-02-01 02:15:39 UTC  

Prickly pear

2018-02-01 02:18:06 UTC  

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

2018-02-01 02:18:19 UTC  

Oh and Spanish Bayonets/Yucca

2018-02-01 02:19:50 UTC  

You guys have cedars there?

2018-02-01 02:19:56 UTC  

Do you know the species?

2018-02-01 02:21:36 UTC  

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.