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02-08-2014, 11:27 AM   #4921
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You need one of these:



Certainly can't do that with a K3!
One of those would really help!

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Some Yellow Jackets nest underground in partially or fully buried decaying wood from trees or stumps
OH, YEAH! I have done the forest dance a few times. Red hot stinging ankles!!!


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You need one of these:
One does well to avoid pressure to the rectum.


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Ok, trying to think here (I know, I know...).

1. You know how to choose a wife (but you knew that already)
Well at least for Wife 2.0. Wife 1.0? Not so much!

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2. I would definitely prefer a K-3 over lutefisk and pickled herring
Oops!

I meant to say lefse. I feel like such a dope right now.
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Ok, trying to think here (I know, I know...).

1. You know how to choose a wife (but you knew that already)
2. I would definitely prefer a K-3 over lutefisk and pickled herring

...and that's why I won't buy a K-3!

For the record: National Geographic tells me my genes arrived here at the time the current ice age subsided enough to make it habitable up here. That says a lot about lutefisk and pickled herring...!
My jeans from L.L. Bean arrived yesterday. Guess I am chromosomally challenged. Sad.

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One of those would really help!
Four sandbags work in a pinch.

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Yet like all wasps and bees, they are only active during the day, their activity being connected to the light of the sun and the warmth of the day.
In Oz we call Yellow Jackets 'European wasps'. At my last house we had sultana grapes growing along the back veranda. One year the euros found them and it was most unpleasant getting in and out of the house! Since the grapes were ripe-ish I decided to harvest them at night - firstly to relieve the danger and secondly to get some to eat before the little mongrels ate all the flesh and just left me with dried skins. Out I went at about 10pm, filled two computer monitor boxes with grapes, brought them inside. In the AM: euros crawling around in amongst my grapes!! There weren't many, but enough to prove that they were still a little active in the dark.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Racer X 69 Quote
Well at least for Wife 2.0. Wife 1.0? Not so much!
Well, v1.0 wasn't Norwegian, was she?


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Oops!

I meant to say lefse. I feel like such a dope right now.
Lefse is ok, but you can still keep the pickled herring...

And I still won't buy a K-3.
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Well, v1.0 wasn't Norwegian, was she?
That's one of the many reasons she is no longer Mrs. Racer!
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Well, v1.0 wasn't Norwegian, was she?




Lefse is ok, but you can still keep the pickled herring...

And I still won't buy a K-3.
My ex-wife v. 1.0 was Hawaian. She hated lefse and pickled herring. Liked cheese, though!

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QuoteOriginally posted by rod_grant Quote
In Oz we call Yellow Jackets 'European wasps'. At my last house we had sultana grapes growing along the back veranda. One year the euros found them and it was most unpleasant getting in and out of the house! Since the grapes were ripe-ish I decided to harvest them at night - firstly to relieve the danger and secondly to get some to eat before the little mongrels ate all the flesh and just left me with dried skins. Out I went at about 10pm, filled two computer monitor boxes with grapes, brought them inside. In the AM: euros crawling around in amongst my grapes!! There weren't many, but enough to prove that they were still a little active in the dark.
We're Euro wasps exotics imported with a boatload of lefse and lutefisk?


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In the AM: euros crawling around in amongst my grapes!! There weren't many, but enough to prove that they were still a little active in the dark.
They most likely had been on the grapes when the sun went down, and in the darker and cooler evening just hung out on them. You brought them into the house on the grapes and when it warmed up they navigated towards the light.

Or, they followed the scent of the grapes into the house. You would be surprised how small a crack they can negotiate.

Many years ago I started my pickup (a ute to you folks down in Oz) to go to town in the cold of winter. It had not run since the early fall.

It was dark.

About halfway into town I felt what I thought was hair falling on my hand.

I brushed it off.

It was not hair.

A hibernating hornet had woke up as the cab of the pickup warmed up, and was navigating towards the lights of the instrument panel.

The little guy stung me repeatedly on my hand and wrist before I realized what was going on and killed him.

By the time I got to town my hand and forearm looked like Popeye's.

So rather than go to the hardware store as I had planned I went to the emergency room instead for a shot.

This is what the little guy looked like:



And he will not use a K3.
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He's not a little guy!
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He's not a little guy!
That's the 5.8" screen on your Stoopit {Smart} Phone!

Looks little on my 24" monitor.
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German Baldfaced Hornet in my neck of the woods.
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This is what the little guy looked like:
Bald-faced hornet. Not to be confused with the relatively easygoing Yellowjacket.


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Bald-faced hornet. Not to be confused with the relatively easygoing Yellowjacket.


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Remember that for people without particular sensitivity to wasp stings, these guys are your friend. They are the dragonflies of the wasp world, feeding on flies, yellow jackets, aphids, caterpillars, K3's or anything else we don't want around the house.
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