Geese already?!

Geese already?!

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:03 am

Outside this morning enjoying a nice cup of coffee and believe me or not damn geese are heading south already! Little early imo. Thank goodness for global warming!
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Re: Geese already?!

PostBy: Richard S. On: Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:11 am

After that hot spell it's been unseasonably cold. Feels like Fall weather here for the last week or two.
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Re: Geese already?!

PostBy: coalkirk On: Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:59 am

I read the other day that the high arctic typically has 90 days above freezing. This year they only had about half that many. Better get an extra ton of black rocks this season boys.
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Re: Geese already?!

PostBy: NWBuilder On: Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:32 am

It has been unseasonably cold here as well after setting record heat levels for July. Maybe they know something we don't!?!
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Re: Geese already?!

PostBy: samhill On: Thu Aug 08, 2013 12:02 pm

Hate to say this but the earth isn't flat & it's a lot larger than just looking around your own neighborhood. I said before & I'll say again that this global warming thing should have been called a climate change from the beginning. If it gets a bit cooler where you are & it is here as well that doesn't necessarily mean it's cooler everywhere, think about the record heat in other parts of just the U.S.. I kind of figure that if they found a Wooly Mammoth in Siberia that they were able to extract blood & get DNA from that means that it has never been thawed before & that's been awhile. The geese never leave around here so I can't put anything into that but it does seem like there are more than usual, I've also gone thru 35#s of sugar for the humming birds already so there are more of them, the little flying pigs :lol: . Whatever it is it won't happen over a year or two but rather a gradual change so it remains to be seen.
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Re: Geese already?!

PostBy: Richard S. On: Thu Aug 08, 2013 12:20 pm

samhill wrote:... If it gets a bit cooler where you are & it is here as well that doesn't necessarily mean it's cooler everywhere...


Absolutely correct Sam and remember that the next time you're being bombarded about climate change by the media during the next heat wave.
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Re: Geese already?!

PostBy: samhill On: Thu Aug 08, 2013 12:49 pm

I never forgot it Richard but heck we will be heading into the second week of August already & we can't get enough good days in a row to get the second cut of hay in, it would be OK for the cattle but we only have 3. The horses are far more picky with what they can eat so it all has to be real dry, some crops are ahead but others are behind just been an odd couple of years is all I'm saying.
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Re: Geese already?!

PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu Aug 08, 2013 1:20 pm

Like my Grandfather used to always say Sam---it's just farmin, don't-cha know ;)
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Re: Geese already?!

PostBy: franco b On: Thu Aug 08, 2013 1:56 pm

samhill wrote: I kind of figure that if they found a Wooly Mammoth in Siberia that they were able to extract blood & get DNA from that means that it has never been thawed before & that's been awhile.

All that is true but the find is not unique. Finds like that have been going on for hundreds of years. Sometimes people even ate the meat or fed it to dogs. What is puzzling is that to achieve that degree of preservation the freezing would have to be very rapid. One find years ago had a last meal of buttercups and then was frozen. Buttercups occur in warm weather, so what caused the rapid freeze? Some say a shift in the poles.
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Re: Geese already?!

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:11 am

Wait. Geese still fly south by you? They haven't flown south around me for the past several years. I hate geese. Cockroaches of the foul world.
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Re: Geese already?!

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:09 am

I'm On Fire wrote:Wait. Geese still fly south by you? They haven't flown south around me for the past several years. I hate geese. Cockroaches of the foul world.



Maybe cockroaches but they sure do taste good when turned into jerky meat !!!!!!

I actually prefer goose over venison jerky.

Now if only I could get a sure fire way to get them to fly into the decoys. :rambo: :rambo2:


Rick
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Re: Geese already?!

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Wed Aug 14, 2013 11:16 am

Rick 386 wrote:
I'm On Fire wrote:Wait. Geese still fly south by you? They haven't flown south around me for the past several years. I hate geese. Cockroaches of the foul world.



Maybe cockroaches but they sure do taste good when turned into jerky meat !!!!!!

I actually prefer goose over venison jerky.

Now if only I could get a sure fire way to get them to fly into the decoys. :rambo: :rambo2:


Rick


People actually eat geese? I thought eating geese was the equivalent of eating tires? ;)
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Re: Geese already?!

PostBy: anthony7812 On: Wed Aug 14, 2013 1:12 pm

Ooo a well prepared goose is a slice of natures best fella ;)
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Re: Geese already?!

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Wed Aug 14, 2013 1:48 pm

Rick 386
 
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