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wildoates
09-29-2009, 05:44 PM
And one of them is bees! (http://http://www.popularmechanics.com/outdoors/adventures/4331779.html?page=3)


With a beehive at full capacity, the yield for a beekeeper is remarkably bounteous. Working throughout the summer, tens of thousands of honeybees in one backyard hive can produce up to 100 lbs of honey. Andrea Azarm, who keeps an apiary in her backyard in Connecticut, says, "When the bees do well, the products are absolutely wonderful."

Vino
09-29-2009, 05:59 PM
And one of them is bees! (http://http://www.popularmechanics.com/outdoors/adventures/4331779.html?page=3)

:eek: Unfortunately Anaphylaxis has caused me far too much stress...that is why I make Mead...I consider it a form of payback for all that hospital time those little devils have caused me, not to mention the cost of several Epi-pens.

afdoty
09-29-2009, 06:22 PM
And one of them is bees!

And another would be cats......right?

Vino
09-29-2009, 06:33 PM
And another would be cats......right?

Actually it's Icelandic Sheep, Chickens, Nigerian Dwarf Goats, and River Buffalo...???

wildoates
09-29-2009, 07:06 PM
And another would be cats......right?>:(

I'm gonna ask God to make you fall in love with a CAT LADY. A CAT LADY who has LOTS of cats, all of which have LONG hair and shed into your mead. And if you already have a female without cats, I'm gonna ask God to have her get some.

Hmmmpf.

:angry1:

(picture me sticking my tongue out at you, Al. :))

wildoates
09-29-2009, 07:11 PM
Actually it's Icelandic Sheep, Chickens, Nigerian Dwarf Goats, and River Buffalo...???

He's just yanking my chain, Vino. If I lived closer I'd smack him.

But it was an interesting article nevertheless, wasn't it? I wouldn't mind having some WTSHTF backup animals as long as a) I had room for them in a rural area (which I don't) and b) if I had someone besides me to do the husbandry part of the animal husbandry (which I also don't). i like the idea of being as self-sufficient as possible, I think I would just suck at it because I'm such a pansy sissy suburban girl.

Medsen Fey
09-29-2009, 08:21 PM
My idea of 5 low stress pets would be a cow, a pig, a goat, a chicken and a sheep. These animals would not stress me at all because at the first sign of any grief they would become, Churrasco, Grillot, Tassot, Poulet, or Mutton. ;D

wildoates
09-29-2009, 08:36 PM
My idea of 5 low stress pets would be a cow, a pig, a goat, a chicken and a sheep. These animals would not stress me at all because at the first sign of any grief they would become, Churrasco, Grillot, Tassot, Poulet, or Mutton. ;D

Now that's the kind of man I need!

(as long as I don't have to actually kill anything myself. :))

Medsen Fey
09-29-2009, 08:41 PM
I'm a card carrying member of PITA*! :)







* People Ingesting Tasty Animals

socpsy
09-30-2009, 09:34 AM
I'm a card carrying member of PITA*! :)


I must be too. My wife often says I'm a PITA. ;D

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