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Yellow Jackets

Discussion in 'Diseases & Pests' started by HomesteaderWife, Jul 29, 2018.

  1. Aug 6, 2018
    Carol Dee

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    Nyboy

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    Very cool do you know about how many acres she has
     
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    Carol Dee

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    Nope. She is kind of small. Yet she has planted flower everywhere! You can cut from anything she has. Maybe 2 to 3 Acres. That is counting her yard. This is her home :) 075.JPG
    A sign along the driveway 079.JPG
    Just a few rows of flowers , early season, much fuller now. 062.JPG
     
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    Nyboy

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    What a great way to make a little money from something you love.
     
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    majorcatfish

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    got to ask whats the wire over the plants for..?
     
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    Nyboy

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    So she doesnt have to stake plants
     
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    Carol Dee

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    Zeedman

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    The family & I went for a walk last week, after dinner. We passed a house along the way, and I noticed a huge hornet nest in their tree, about 10' above the sidewalk to their front door. It was about 12" across, and very active. There are a lot of children in that area, so I let the home owner know about the nest. We went for another walk last Sunday, and I looked at the tree, expecting to see the nest gone. Nope!!!:ep Still there, and even bigger. IMO, the home owner is begging for disaster. One of my childhood memories is of unknowingly walking under just such a nest, and suddenly finding a swarm of angry wasps around me, being stung several times as I ran.

    Hornets are temperamental, you never know what will set them off. One year hornets built a nest under the raised deck by the pool, no one knew it was there, and no one was stung, UNTIL... DD was sunbathing on the deck one day, and I turned on the pool pump. Apparently the hornets didn't like the sound of the pump, because I looked up to see hornets swarming through the deck, and around DD. I yelled at her to run, and as she did, she was stung several times. Had I not warned her, it could have been much worse. I am justifiably wary of hornet nests in locations where people will be in close proximity.
     
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    seedcorn

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    I wonder if we are calling 2 different hornets by same name? The ones in our front yard were peacable (mowed under their nest) and ate every yellow jacket close to our place. I welcome them back.
     
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  10. Aug 7, 2018
    thistlebloom

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    That's what I was thinking too.
     
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