SA Hunter: We had a light drizzle, but it's cold and windy now.
Nov 6, 2019 19:51:36 GMT 10
thereth: Hey lads, can i make a suggestion to assist with the ongoing costs of the server? Maybe create some affiliate links with places like Amazon and maybe a reputable VPN company, so we can use the links here and Ausprep could get a few $$ here and there...
Nov 9, 2019 13:24:57 GMT 10
SA Hunter: Hi reth, could you send a pm to Ausprep about this?
Nov 9, 2019 19:38:59 GMT 10
Peter: thereth - I mentioned this a while back, but there were implications as to tax, etc. unless a legal entity was created for the forum on its own. I'll try to remember to speak with someone I know who works in this field...
Nov 10, 2019 13:36:13 GMT 10
Chloe: My university is closed tomorrow due to catastrophic fire risks, also exams all canceled for me because of it. Got a catastrophic warning for tomorrow and requiring me to pack a bag and leave the house. Couldn’t imagine the panic on a large scale.
Nov 11, 2019 13:16:59 GMT 10
SA Hunter: Yeah, pretty grim where the fires are - our thoughts & prayers are with all involved.
Nov 11, 2019 16:37:57 GMT 10
spinifex: We now have a bad fire just west of Lincoln. Have already trucked our horses out 50km to get them well out of the way and our fire preps have been finalised. 60km Wind is expected to push it north towards our area later this evening.
Nov 11, 2019 17:43:48 GMT 10
spinifex: The aircraft are doing a tremendous job under very tricky flying conditions.
Nov 11, 2019 17:44:41 GMT 10
Chloe: All the burnt leaves and the strong yellow colouring of the outdoors has been strange, a very eerie feeling. Sending my thoughts out to everyone effected. I couldn’t have windows open due to the smoke around today, was bad enough
Nov 12, 2019 23:05:58 GMT 10
spinifex: We have another Catastrophic fire day looming on wednesday. 43 degrees and high winds. And it isn't even summer yet.
Nov 18, 2019 17:35:52 GMT 10
SA Hunter: Hi all - still away, expecting 43c & windy too. Looks ominous!
Nov 18, 2019 19:05:02 GMT 10
SA Hunter: Hit 45c at home, 80kph winds. And of course, to keep electricity supplied to the big city Adelaide, our power was turned off till catastrophic conditions ease!!
Nov 20, 2019 15:49:19 GMT 10
spinifex: Interesting that the Adelaide Hills, also with catastrophic conditions, and many more large trees in close proximity to power lines, has had the power ON all day. I think calling our regions power cut a 'safety measure' is BS.
Nov 20, 2019 18:11:32 GMT 10
spinifex: Had the genset running all day keeping power up to computers, phones, fans and fridges. Spent the late afternoon at the beach ... which was very refreshing.
Nov 20, 2019 18:14:13 GMT 10
SA Hunter: Got my genset ready to go - but, can't find the key-turned the house upside down-nothing-grrrr.
Nov 26, 2019 15:40:35 GMT 10
blueshoes: G'day everyone, how are we all going? In Gippsland, it's "Summer" - 2nd December, 8 degrees and pouring rain...
Dec 2, 2019 16:19:56 GMT 10
blueshoes: SAH did you find your keys?
Dec 2, 2019 16:20:08 GMT 10
SA Hunter: Hi blueshoes - no luck!!
Dec 2, 2019 21:02:25 GMT 10
Having bee hives has been on my interest list for a few years now. Main issues holding me back is the startup capital and getting it registered etc with the council and finding a suitable place to put them. As I know a great spot on council land near town here, but they would surely get trashed by the grubs in this town
By failing to prepare you are preparing to fail. -- Ben Franklin
Smart luck is when you work your arse off, so when the opportunity presents itself, you don't have to pray for dumb luck.
We have a neighbor, about 3km as the crow flies, that keeps a LOT of bees...
He is head of the local bee keepers group and gives beginners classes in spring. I have Sweetie signed up for that as she has an interest.
Biggest issues here are winter and bears.... Neighbor has had a lot of bear trouble over the years.. They will eventually defeat everything you do. Fences, electric fences, dog run enclosures, you name it. I usually hear his big 300 magnum "taking care of business"
Except this last summer. It was quiet.. I ask him last fall about that. He said he took an old 20' shipping container he uses for storage, put a hand rail around the top and put his hives on top of the container. He uses a ladder to get up and down. Lying the ladder on the ground when not in use. Bears have not defeated that one yet...
The farther north you go, the more things that can and will eat you and your horse. Grandpa Gilbert Keep your stick on the ice. Red Green
There was a company in qld not so long ago offering paid beekeeping apprenticeships, only for juniors though i think, cant remember the name but would most likely bee a pretty worthwhile job given the bees circumstances today. My grandfather was a beekeeper, had about a dozen hives in the Berseker Ranges, he showed me a few things when i was younger, how to raid a hive and use an extractor.
Last Edit: Dec 4, 2019 23:35:27 GMT 10 by wanderer