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  • My First SBR!!!

    07/21/2018 11:10:47 PM PDT · by 1_Inch_Group · 5 replies
    youtube.com ^ | 21 Jul 2018 | Demolition Ranch
    Trying to protect BillyBob. Poor Billybob.
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD FOR 7/20/2018

    07/21/2018 2:00:13 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 76 replies
    freerepublic | 7/21/2018 | greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won’t be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • More than 100 cases added to outbreak linked to McDonald's salads

    07/20/2018 1:37:36 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 43 replies
    www.thepacker.com ^ | July 20, 2018 08:03 AM | Ashley Nickle
    Health officials have added more than 100 illnesses to the cyclospora outbreak linked to McDonald’s salads, bringing the total number of cases to 163. Illnesses have been reported by 10 states, according to the latest update by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Three people have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported. The median illness onset date is June 28. The Food and Drug Administration continues to investigate which ingredient in the salads was the vehicle for the outbreak. McDonald’s is cooperating and on July 13 stopped selling salads at more than 3,000 locations until it could switch...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD JULY 6, 2018

    07/06/2018 8:04:41 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 96 replies
    freerepublic | July 6, 2018 | greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won’t be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • 'Chicken of the Trees': People are eating iguanas in Florida

    07/01/2018 7:30:23 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 58 replies
    NEWS 5 CLEVELAND ^ | 01 JULY 2018 | Mary Stringini
    Iguanas are an invasive species in Florida and experts have seen an increase in population over the last several years. Whether it's to help with population control, or if people just find them down right tasty, reports have been popping up across the state about people eating iguanas. South Florida resident Brittany Peters is one of those people. "I like to promote eating what you harvest and know a lot of people kill iguanas since they are a nuisance, and I wanted to cook and eat them hoping to encourage those who kill them to also eat them," she told...
  • What Did You Have for Dinner Tonight?

    06/29/2018 9:08:04 PM PDT · by firebrand · 129 replies
    6/30/18 | me
    Any interesting, or noninteresting, dinners?
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD JUNE 29, 2018

    06/29/2018 6:57:26 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 100 replies
    freerepublic | JUNE 29, 2018 | greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won’t be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • Top 10 Most Poisonous Plants

    06/27/2018 2:49:37 PM PDT · by BBell · 56 replies
    https://adventure.howstuffworks.com/ ^ | AMY HUNTER & CLINT PUMPHREY
    10. ManchineelWould you believe that there's a tree so poisonous that you don't actually have to touch it to be harmed? It's called the manchineel tree (Hippomane mancinella), found throughout the Florida Everglades, Central America and the Caribbean. Inhaling sawdust or smoke from the 30-foot (9.1-meter) tall tree may result in a variety of uncomfortable side effects, including coughing, laryngitis and bronchitis. Some reports suggest that simply standing beneath the tree during a rainstorm and being splashed by runoff may result in rashes and itching. Your car isn't even safe from this toxic tree: Park under its low branches, and...
  • New species of TICK in U.S. can kill in 48 hours

    06/23/2018 1:22:54 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 51 replies
    Crissy Brownstein Naticchia told The Mighty that her husband of 23 years was diagnosed with Babesia, a tick-born illness that quickly attacks the red blood cells. His diagnosis came after the 50-year-old had come down with an intense fever that eventually landed him in the Intensive Care Unit. However, because it took six days for her husband to get the correct diagnosis, he never recovered. Naticchia's husband unexpectedly passed away the day after his diagnosis. According to Fox 2, scientists have recently discovered an exotic tick species in the United States, specifically in Hunterdon County, New Jersey. It is not...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD FOR 6/22/2016 DELAYED

    06/23/2018 11:00:08 AM PDT · by greeneyes · 92 replies
    freerepublic | 6/23/2018 | greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won’t be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • Out of control iguanas infesting South Florida

    06/22/2018 1:11:41 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 70 replies
    www.sun-sentinel.com ^ | Ellie Rushing and Doreen Christensen
    South Florida’s not quite Jurassic Park, but it’s getting close. Packs of green iguanas are swarming seawalls, roaming yards and parks, and leaving a path of destruction and filth in their wake. Like a shot of espresso, the hot summer sun has stoked activity in the cold-blooded creatures, which experts say may be at record numbers. “This year is the most iguanas I’ve seen and I’ve been in business for nine years,” says Thomas Portuallo, owner of Fort Lauderdale-based Iguana Control. He says the invasive lizards are out of control with “many hundreds of thousands” creeping around Broward, Miami-Dade and...
  • Someone Is Stealing Italy’s Most Precious Cheese

    06/22/2018 10:33:04 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 59 replies
    WSJ ^ | June 22, 2018 11:54 a.m. ET | By Eric Sylvers
    Parmigiano-Reggiano thieves are driving producers to drastic measures; “This is Fort Knox for cheese” SERRAMAZZONI, Italy—The thieves came in the thick of darkness. They used a blowtorch to pry open steel bars and sneaked through a narrow window before making off with their loot. Less than 24 hours later, they came back for more. In all, they made off with almost 25,000 pounds of Parmesan cheese. The target was Santa Rita Bio, a small producer of Italy’s famous Parmigiano-Reggiano. The thieves took 271 wheels of organic cheese, weighing 90 pounds each and with a total street value of $300,000. The...
  • Beavers do dam good work cleaning water, research reveals

    06/19/2018 12:14:58 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 40 replies
    phys.org ^ | May 9, 2018 | University of Exeter
    A female beaver in Devon. Credit: Michael Symes/Devon Wildlife Trust ___________________________________________________________________________ Beavers could help clean up polluted rivers and stem the loss of valuable soils from farms, new research shows. The study, undertaken by scientists at the University of Exeter using a captive beaver trial run by the Devon Wildlife Trust, has demonstrated the significant impact the animals have had on reducing the flow of tonnes of soil and nutrients from nearby fields into a local river system. The research, led by hydrologist Professor Richard Brazier, found that the work of a single family of beavers had removed high...
  • 23-foot python swallows woman tending her vegetable garden

    06/16/2018 4:49:55 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 30 replies
    Associate Press ^ | 6/16/2018 | Staff
    A 23-foot-long python has swallowed a woman in central Indonesia, a village official said Saturday. The victim, 54-year-old Wa Tiba, went missing while checking her vegetable garden near her village on Muna island in Southeast Sulawesi province on Thursday evening, according to the village chief, Faris. On Friday, her family went to look for her at the garden but found only her belongings, including sandals and a flashlight, said Faris, who uses a single name. The family and villagers launched a search for the woman, and found the snake with a bloated belly about 50 yards from where her belongings...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD

    06/15/2018 7:34:01 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 73 replies
    freerepublic | 6/15/2018 | greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won’t be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • Fairfield Woman Severely Mauled By Own Dog In Backyard Attack

    06/14/2018 11:33:48 PM PDT · by Norski · 51 replies
    CBSSanFranciscoBayArea ^ | June 14, 2018 | Staff
    FAIRFIELD (CBS SF) — A 29-year-old Fairfield woman was severely mauled in her backyard by her own dog early Thursday before police shot it dead, authorities said. Fairfield police said the attack took place in the woman’s backyard in the 1600 block of Kentucky St. A next-door neighbor called 911 to report they had heard the woman screaming and looked over the fence and saw a large dog attacking her. Arriving officers could see the woman lying face down and bleeding profusely from both arms with a large dog standing over her. The woman’s house has an unusually large yard,...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD 6/08/2018

    06/08/2018 11:21:28 AM PDT · by Augie · 90 replies
    Greeneyes is having computer issues today, so we'll have to start the party without her.
  • The cancer-preventing pizza: Italian scientists use Mediterranean vegetables

    06/04/2018 9:54:42 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 48 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | Published: 05:42 EDT, 4 June 2018 | Updated: 09:52 EDT, 4 June 2018 | By Sam Blanchard
    Scientists and chefs in Italy say they have made a pizza which prevents cancer and heart disease. The Pizza Pascalina, designed by scientists in Naples, has been called 'the pizza that extends life' and an 'anti-tumour' pizza. The Pascalina is packed with ingredients from the Mediterranean diet which are known to have health benefits. Neither cheese nor meat feature on the dish; its toppings include tomatoes, olives and rapini – a type of broccoli. It will be on sale at the Napoli Pizza Village, a pizza festival in Naples this week. Scientists from the Istituto Nazionale Tumori in Naples –...
  • Man posts morel mushrooms on Facebook, gets a visit from the cops

    06/02/2018 7:58:07 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 86 replies
    The takeout ^ | 1 June 2018 | Gwen Ihnat
    . Recently, Garrison posted a lucky motherlode of morel mushrooms, saying he intended to sauté them with brown sugar and cinnamon and “see how that turns out.” It turned out poorly for Garrison As Garrison put it in a later post, “He thought he was on the biggest bust of his career thinking we were having a magic mushroom party.” ...Garrison was exceedingly good-natured about the incident
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD 6/01/2018

    06/01/2018 10:21:50 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 88 replies
    freerepublic | 6/02/2018 | greeenyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won’t be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...