Archives for the day of: October 5, 2016
CatwithBra I’m Really not a Feminist…I’m Just a Me-ist about Feminism
 
When i put on a bra
and pull my boobies off my tummy,
Though it’s not very comfortable,
i get cleavage in the
FRONT!
BUT  
when i put on that same bra,
and i don’t think this is funny,
i get cleavage in the back, so
I WON’T!
 

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Just the icing to my pollinator posts day. We didn’t fare well with attracting pollinators to our yard this year…next year we start our first and probably last bee hive; but WASPS….we always get ’em here in Sunny So Cal. Thanx for this post Lori and my condolences on those stings. They hurt like well you know… ~~dru~~

LORIEB (Lor-ee-be)

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This picture was posted on my other blog recently as a joke.  This week it’s not so funny, but much more meaningful, and is part of the motivation behind this post.  The other part is the fact that I have been stung by a wasp twice in the last 4 days.

I was not sure if wasps are particularly ornery this time of year or they are attracted to my newest pair of red garden gloves.  I did a bit of research; this is what I found out…

wasps, and bees too, are more aggressive in the fall because by this time of year their living spaces are crowded.  They are also extra protective of their hives as they prepare their queens for the upcoming winter.  Know too that wasps, unlike bees that die after one sting, can (and do!) sting multiple times.

Wasps are attracted to the colors…

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Some more Fascinating Old West Stories. I forgot how much I love the West; lived on the Truckee River as a child and then we moved to Las Vegas but I’m a semi-arid duddette now, who has only been on a horse once in her life. ~~dru~~

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South of San Francisco, near Daly City, lies the small town of Colma where the dead outnumbers the living by a thousand to one. It’s less than 2 square miles in size, but crammed within it are as many as 17 cemeteries where rest the bodies of more than 1.5 million souls.

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TREASURE LEGENDS of THE WEST

 

 

Treasure Hunting is a universal attraction and the American West has more than its share of legends regarding lost treasure.  “No matter  how far-fetched a treasure legend may sound, chances are good that it has some basis in fact”; this according to Choral Pepper an author of a book concerning 8 of these “Old West Legends”, a book I’m currently selling on eBAY.

 Ms Pepper published her book in 1994 after visiting and researching the Treasure Legends she describes and her book is illustrated with the greatest fold out maps showing the possible sites where the treasures can be found.

Just these maps alone are worth the price of the book; they’d look wonderful framed in a children’s cowboy themed bedroom, on the bulletin board of a 5th grade class studying the American West or just in your den if you’re an amateur cartologist. 

The legend, one that I have never heard before, of General Custard’s last payroll is the first chapter of this book and I found it fascinating.

Evidently while people have been hunting for the gold from this lost payroll shipment; they have seemingly been looking in the wrong place until the 1990s.

 Just before the battle of Little Big Horn; a consignment of gold earmarked to finance the last payroll of General Custard, his officers, and more than 200 men was taken off a river boat called Far West and hidden in a cave a day or two AFTER the massacre.

The exact spot where the gold was  hidden was only known by a few men and throughout their subsequent lives they never displayed any evidence of new found wealth; so the assumption is that all that gold is still in the camouflaged cave.

The story gives far more detail and the map though primitive can be read, so if you want a whack at finding “Gold in dem der hills” click here to buy my book.  Well go to my eBAY site just to look at the two maps I’m showing to get a “feel” for this legend.

 How is that for a flagrant sells pitch?    ~~dru~~

~~  AND HERE ARE SEVERAL MORE LEGENDS OF THE AMERICAN WEST BUT THE MAN IN BLACK MUST HAVE A SNOOT-FULL. ~~

Evidently October is a month of awareness. THANX to ATPOV for posting this. Also check out some of her other post; humorous, pithy, political and sometimes downright motherly. he hee heeeee ~~dru~~

A Thomas Point of View

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and several of my posts this month will focus on the seriousness of #DV. If you are in an abusive relationship, find resources from a “sa…

Source: October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month #abuse #domesticviolence

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2015 – 2016 Bee Statistics:

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2016 Summer losses rival 2015 winter losses for the second year running

“Beekeepers across the United States lost 44 percent of their honey bee colonies during the year spanning April 2015 to April 2016, according to the latest preliminary results of an annual nationwide survey. Rates of both winter loss and summer loss—and consequently, total annual losses—worsened compared with last year. This marks the second consecutive survey year that summer loss rates rivaled winter loss rates.”……

“We’re now in the second year of high rates of summer loss, which is cause for serious concern,” said Dennis van Engelsdorp, an assistant professor of entomology at the University of Maryland and project director for the Bee Informed Partnership. “Some winter losses are normal and expected. But the fact that beekeepers are losing bees in the summer, when bees should be at their healthiest, is quite alarming.”

Source: beeinformed.org

Bee Poisoning:

bee-dead-demoundergroundAlthough there are multiple reasons for the declining world population of bee colonies like viruses and hornets (see my prior post); man plays a major part in this catastrophe also.  We are poisoning our bees and our environment will harvest the havoc of these actions. 

“Four pesticides commonly used on crops to kill insects and fungi also kill honey bee larvae in the hive, a new study reports.”……”Previous research has demonstrated that forager bees bring back to the hive an average of six different pesticides on the pollen they collect. Nurse bees use this pollen to make beebread, which they then feed to honey bee larvae.”

Source: Futurity

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You Can Get a Bee Drunk:

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Bees can suffer serious effects from toxic chemicals in their environments. These include various synthetic chemicals, such as insecticides and fertilizers, as well as a variety of naturally occurring chemicals from plants, such as ethanol resulting from the fermentation of organic material. Bee intoxication can result from exposure to ethanol from fermented nectar, ripe fruits, and man made and natural chemicals in the environment.”   

Source: Wikipedia

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Walmart Must Stop Poisoning Bees

Bees are dying off in record numbers and their disappearance is linked to products containing dangerous chemicals that are sold at Walmart. Tell Walmart to stop carrying toxic pesticides that are pushing bees toward extinction.

I am more and more worried about the world bee situation and here is another worry. However, I think I’ll have a little of the “hornet bait” as prescribed in France to Calm my Shaky Nerves on this subject. ~~dru~~

Notes from the U.K.

Remember me making fun of the hysteria over Asian hornets? Well, C. wrote to tell me that one had been found in Somerset, and since I got her email a nest has been found in Gloucestershire. It’s the size of a pumpkin. Or it was before it was destroyed.

That is, I admit, big enough to hold my attention. But the hornets themselves are not the size of lobsters. They’re smaller than British bees.

They really have crossed the channel, though, and they do pose a threat to bee colonies. C.’s husband is a beekeeper, which is why she knows about this, and why she could tell me how to protect a beehive: “I particularly like the suggested baits to put in traps,” she wrote. “As in France, ‘a dark beer, mixed with 25ml of strawberry syrup and 25ml of orange liqueur has proven to work well.’ “

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