Hundreds of birds die in western Ky.

Jan 5, 2011 Full story: The Cincinnati Enquirer 81,773

MURRAY, Ky. - State wildlife officials say "several hundred" dead birds were found near the Murray State University campus last week.

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OhioJeepGirl

Kermit, WV

#86980 Mar 5, 2013
Ancient Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>
I have 3 Stetsons, but I don't look very good naked anymore. LOL
Beauty is a matter of perception and you are one of the most beautiful men that I have ever had the pleasure of chatting with. So, the next time you are walking around with only your hat on, um, just go ahead and smile proudly. LOL That will really keep them guessing!!!
so true

Morgantown, KY

#86981 Mar 5, 2013
OhioJeepGirl wrote:
<quoted text>
I love tree frogs! Someone had mentioned that we have frog eggs (or maybe it was tadpols, I cannot remember) in the still part of our local creeks.
~~~~@Anyone with snake tips~~~~
My new place has a bad snake problem according to my neighbors. They hang out by my steps and in my flower beds. Anyone have any tips on how to keep them away? Someone said the moth ball thing is a myth.
moth balls
so true

Morgantown, KY

#86982 Mar 5, 2013
Great Day to all you great folks... Sometimes it is a little hard to follow this one, but one must try...

As for me, I know nothing else but miracles,
Whether I walk the streets of Manhattan,
Or dart my sight over the roofs of houses toward the sky,
Or wade with naked feet along the beach just in the edge of the water,
Or stand under the trees in the woods,
Or talk by day with any one I love,
Or sleep in bed at night with any one I love,
Or watch honey bees busy around the hive of a summer forenoon...
Or the wonderfulness of the sundown,
Or of stars shining so quiet and bright,
Or the exquisite delicate thin curve of the new moon in spring...
What stranger miracles are there?"

Walt Whitman, 1819-1892
OhioJeepGirl

Kermit, WV

#86983 Mar 5, 2013
_-_Nope_-_ wrote:
Oh yeah, I haven't seen a Praying Mantis either. And those were all over the place before. It was a regular 'bug haven' out here in my portion of the woods, but it's changed. The only thing that hasn't changed? Those darned Mosquitoes. And I see less and less bats every year as well. I know that they are coming down with White Nose Syndrome pretty quickly, but something else is going on too.
The balance of nature is all messed up.
I have not seen a praying mantis in avery long time. They are one of my favorite bugs. I think mosquitos could survive a nuclear war! Bats are pollinators too. I worry that soon we will have a major pollination crisis. Bee keepers that loan out their bees to farmers and orchards claimed to have lost 30% more bees last seasson than in 2011. This is causing a bee shortage and they do not have enough bees for this years pollnation needs.

Grrr!!! I must type VERY VERY slowly to post on Topix. It will miss a number of letters and spaces in every sentence.=(
so true

Morgantown, KY

#86984 Mar 5, 2013
Do you all recall the little auctions they had years ago, ya know the ones on a friday night. Were we all packed into a small room , and they sold boxes full of stuff? They still have them sometimes, but I will never forget the first one I went to as a child. I was only six and not many dolls at home . My pa , bought me a box of barbies for a dollar, and I thought okay , it has about three, and maybe if I am lucky some clothes... Much to my surprise, when he got it for me , it was a huge case , with 19 barbies, 12 outfits, and shoes too... I was one little lucky gal. That gift he got me that night , meant almost as much as when he learned me how to drive that old tractor... Oh well enough of my chattin , yall have a good one...

“It is what it is, folks!!”

Since: Feb 10

The land of harmony and peace

#86985 Mar 5, 2013
OhioJeepGirl wrote:
<quoted text>
I love tree frogs! Someone had mentioned that we have frog eggs (or maybe it was tadpols, I cannot remember) in the still part of our local creeks.
~~~~@Anyone with snake tips~~~~
My new place has a bad snake problem according to my neighbors. They hang out by my steps and in my flower beds. Anyone have any tips on how to keep them away? Someone said the moth ball thing is a myth.
Moth balls have never failed me. They even sell a VERY expensive brand of snake repellent at Lowes and Home Depot.
(Look at the ingredients though: It's the same as moth balls, but about four times the price).

Of course, I have dogs and chickens here too. And chickens leave a lot of urea behind in their poop. Snakes don't like urine/acidic ground. I've heard that it 'burns' their bellies or some such. I used to spread powdered Sulfur around the fence line when I lived farther down south quite a ways.. It did the same thing.

One trick I've heard for chasing snakes out of a den is to burn the sole of an old leather shoe and fan the smoke in it. The smoke is supposed to chase them out? Never tried that one yet. I already know that with all the boulders and rocks I have around here, I'll always just have to be careful and watch where I'm walking and what I reach for. Even flower picking....
OhioJeepGirl

Kermit, WV

#86986 Mar 5, 2013
RAPIDFIRE wrote:
@ MISTY EYED , Here's a little 'toe tapping pick me up for you . Darius Rucker's 'Wagon wheel song" @ Utube.
I love that song!
so true

Morgantown, KY

#86987 Mar 5, 2013
This is one big High 5 to all of you , who have done the following..
Churned butter , or buttermilk
Made homemade ice cream
Made homemade souse( pigs head )
Quilted with the old timing hanging boards
Went to the five and dime
Road in those old little metal cars( wish I still had mine)
Drank, onion tea, for colic
Had a chicken scratch ya , as it ran over you to help cure the pox
Picked black berries , all day and scratched all night from the chiggers
Lit your room up many nights, with lighting bugs
Swang on the porch swing all night with your love
Oh one could go on and on.....

“It is what it is, folks!!”

Since: Feb 10

The land of harmony and peace

#86988 Mar 5, 2013
OhioJeepGirl wrote:
<quoted text>
I have not seen a praying mantis in avery long time. They are one of my favorite bugs. I think mosquitos could survive a nuclear war! Bats are pollinators too. I worry that soon we will have a major pollination crisis. Bee keepers that loan out their bees to farmers and orchards claimed to have lost 30% more bees last seasson than in 2011. This is causing a bee shortage and they do not have enough bees for this years pollnation needs.
Grrr!!! I must type VERY VERY slowly to post on Topix. It will miss a number of letters and spaces in every sentence.=(
OJG, when is the last time you cleared your cookies and/or cache? Also clear your recent history and perform an analysis/degrag on a regular basis.

I don't know what version of Windows you're using, but in your start up menu, bottom left, click it then type MRT in the search space. That is your Microsoft Malicious Removal Tool. Run that. Be forewarned, it might take up to three hours to run it if you've never done it before. It scans your entire system for unwanted spyware, malware, etc.. So if you do decide to run that today, get busy with something else around the house while it runs.

I usually run mine when I go to bed at night, making sure to turn off the power saver and/or screen saver options on the PC. You don't want your computer to shut down midway through and then have to start all over again. When I wake up, mine is done. Usually it's found nothing. But there have been times...... If it does find something, simply follow the prompts.

“It is what it is, folks!!”

Since: Feb 10

The land of harmony and peace

#86989 Mar 5, 2013
so true wrote:
This is one big High 5 to all of you , who have done the following..
Churned butter , or buttermilk
Made homemade ice cream
Made homemade souse( pigs head )
Quilted with the old timing hanging boards
Went to the five and dime
Road in those old little metal cars( wish I still had mine)
Drank, onion tea, for colic
Had a chicken scratch ya , as it ran over you to help cure the pox
Picked black berries , all day and scratched all night from the chiggers
Lit your room up many nights, with lighting bugs
Swang on the porch swing all night with your love
Oh one could go on and on.....
Never made "souse", though my grands used to.

Never had onion "tea", but slept many nights with a cut one on the headboard to 'catch' the germs.

I always have a chicken scratch on me somewhere, hehe.. But I've already had the "pox" anyway. Along with Mumps and Measles.

Mom never let us bring the jar of lightning bugs in the house, but we always set them free anyway.

The rest of the things you mentioned are some wonderful memories too. Thanks for sharing. I like "thinking back" so much. And that metal car? My baby sis had one. I can see her riding in it now, hehe. How sweet she looked paddling along with her long blonde pig tails and little red bows at the ends...

By the way: I still pick blackberries....

Times are so rough these days. It's such a pleasure to be able to look back and clear your mind for a little while...

Thanks.
OhioJeepGirl

Kermit, WV

#86990 Mar 5, 2013
_-_Nope_-_ wrote:
<quoted text>
Moth balls have never failed me. They even sell a VERY expensive brand of snake repellent at Lowes and Home Depot.
(Look at the ingredients though: It's the same as moth balls, but about four times the price).
Of course, I have dogs and chickens here too. And chickens leave a lot of urea behind in their poop. Snakes don't like urine/acidic ground. I've heard that it 'burns' their bellies or some such. I used to spread powdered Sulfur around the fence line when I lived farther down south quite a ways.. It did the same thing.
One trick I've heard for chasing snakes out of a den is to burn the sole of an old leather shoe and fan the smoke in it. The smoke is supposed to chase them out? Never tried that one yet. I already know that with all the boulders and rocks I have around here, I'll always just have to be careful and watch where I'm walking and what I reach for. Even flower picking....
I knew that chickens kept snakes away, but never knew how. Very interesting! Well, it will look like winter in th summer around here!LOL There will be a layer of moth balls all around my place. I wonder if it is legal to own a mongoose in Kentucky?

“It is what it is, folks!!”

Since: Feb 10

The land of harmony and peace

#86991 Mar 5, 2013
You know one thing that many people have either forgotten about, and the young people probably have never even been told?
Our vaccination scars for polio and small pox.

I'd bet you ten bucks that you won't run into many young people who'd even know what that scar on all of our forearms was all about, or why we have them...
OhioJeepGirl

Kermit, WV

#86992 Mar 5, 2013
_-_Nope_-_ wrote:
<quoted text>
OJG, when is the last time you cleared your cookies and/or cache? Also clear your recent history and perform an analysis/degrag on a regular basis.
I don't know what version of Windows you're using, but in your start up menu, bottom left, click it then type MRT in the search space. That is your Microsoft Malicious Removal Tool. Run that. Be forewarned, it might take up to three hours to run it if you've never done it before. It scans your entire system for unwanted spyware, malware, etc.. So if you do decide to run that today, get busy with something else around the house while it runs.
I usually run mine when I go to bed at night, making sure to turn off the power saver and/or screen saver options on the PC. You don't want your computer to shut down midway through and then have to start all over again. When I wake up, mine is done. Usually it's found nothing. But there have been times...... If it does find something, simply follow the prompts.
I run Norton...will MRT do more? This problem only happns wth topix.=( I defrag, scan disc and such every wednesday about 3 am while sleeping. I have it scheduled or I would forget.

TEST sentence from normal typing so you can see what I really end up with:

one fish two fish red fih bluefish. ne fish two fish red fish bluefish. One fish two fish redfish blue fis. One fish two fish red fsh blue fish.

Go figure! The test actually came out petty good. It is usually much worse.
RAPIDFIRE

Corbin, KY

#86993 Mar 5, 2013
OhioJeepGirl wrote:
<quoted text>
I knew that chickens kept snakes away, but never knew how. Very interesting! Well, it will look like winter in th summer around here!LOL There will be a layer of moth balls all around my place. I wonder if it is legal to own a mongoose in Kentucky?
HaHA!, NO : they are assault weapons !4133
OhioJeepGirl

Kermit, WV

#86994 Mar 5, 2013
_-_Nope_-_ wrote:
You know one thing that many people have either forgotten about, and the young people probably have never even been told?
Our vaccination scars for polio and small pox.
I'd bet you ten bucks that you won't run into many young people who'd even know what that scar on all of our forearms was all about, or why we have them...
LOL I hadforgotten all about my own until you mentioned it!
OhioJeepGirl

Kermit, WV

#86995 Mar 5, 2013
LOL!!!!!!!!!! Silly ol' Topix! Now I have 90 of the same posts.
RAPIDFIRE

Corbin, KY

#86996 Mar 5, 2013
@ NOPE : PEEP-EYE ! lol
RAPIDFIRE

Corbin, KY

#86997 Mar 5, 2013
_-_Nope_-_ wrote:
You know one thing that many people have either forgotten about, and the young people probably have never even been told?
Our vaccination scars for polio and small pox.
I'd bet you ten bucks that you won't run into many young people who'd even know what that scar on all of our forearms was all about, or why we have them...
After thirty years of construction work, getting all banged up , I probably could'nt find mine if I looked for it. I believe I have more scars than frankenstien .

“It is what it is, folks!!”

Since: Feb 10

The land of harmony and peace

#86998 Mar 5, 2013
OhioJeepGirl wrote:
<quoted text>
I knew that chickens kept snakes away, but never knew how. Very interesting! Well, it will look like winter in th summer around here!LOL There will be a layer of moth balls all around my place. I wonder if it is legal to own a mongoose in Kentucky?
Snakes sometimes will eat other snakes.. And don't forget, we have natural predators in Kentucky:
Owls, coyotes (believe it or not, a coyote?), bobcats, foxes, raccoons, snapping turtles and crows.

You CAN purchase Mongoose oil, you know. Maybe Google it. I would imagine it to cost a pretty penny though. I think your best bet is to spread moth balls around the outside parameter of your home itself, and then just be careful while you let nature do Her thing.

I've lived out here for a long time now and have never run across anything too nasty yet that put me in immediate danger. Never found a snake IN my house here yet either. I mostly see black snakes, tree snakes and rat or corn snakes outside while I'm fooling around in my gardens or walking in the woods.. But you gotta keep your eyes open and your ears keen. Don't loose focus, even thought it's hard when you're out in nature. Copperheads nests are said to smell like cucumbers, and I have smelled that. Didn't investigate, I just changed my course. Cotton mouths? Simply sneaky and dangerous. But as long as you watch where you're going, there isn't a snake out there that will chase you down to bite you.
(Keep your ears open because you'll hear a rattle snake LONG before you'll likely see it).

I don't know if you're living in the boondocks or not, but around here I usually have plenty of all the above mentioned as far as 'snake chasers' go, even fox.. Just the 'good' insects seem to be going missing. Which is going to cause a domino affect if something is out of kilter..

“It is what it is, folks!!”

Since: Feb 10

The land of harmony and peace

#86999 Mar 5, 2013
RAPIDFIRE wrote:
@ NOPE : PEEP-EYE ! lol
LOL!

Always watching....
(In stealth mode more times than not, hehe).
<<<Insert evil grin>>>

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