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 on: February 21, 2017, 03:05:54 pm 
Started by Silver - Last post by DiabloLoco
I'm no steam engine expert... wouldn't that tank right in front of the rider get a tad hot?
Pretty sure that the whole damned thing gets hot! :laugh: You gotta heat the water, and then....you know....steam! All hot things.

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 on: February 21, 2017, 11:58:24 am 
Started by AerialDemonMutt - Last post by MamaLiberty
depending on the size of your pan, you can put a brick or stone in the middle, so the bees have someplace to land, just do not cover it with water.

Not bricks... rocks. I don't even have any bricks... but oh boy, do I have rocks. LOL

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 on: February 21, 2017, 11:24:57 am 
Started by Silver - Last post by knobster
I'm no steam engine expert... wouldn't that tank right in front of the rider get a tad hot?

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 on: February 21, 2017, 09:49:50 am 
Started by AerialDemonMutt - Last post by AerialDemonMutt
depending on the size of your pan, you can put a brick or stone in the middle, so the bees have someplace to land, just do not cover it with water.

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 on: February 21, 2017, 09:39:35 am 
Started by AerialDemonMutt - Last post by MamaLiberty
With this unusual weather they are stretching the wings and looking for water probably. your compost would have a high moisture content. They will mentally mark that location for later pollination.

Ok, that makes sense! The snow had just melted in those tubs and they are too wet to turn, actually. If that means the bees come back when the flowers bloom, I'm ALL FOR IT. :) And I may put out pans of water in the yard once it gets dry, just so they'll have some water near the blooms. I did that in the desert and had bumper crops, though I never had a clue where the bees came from.

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 on: February 21, 2017, 09:22:45 am 
Started by AerialDemonMutt - Last post by colonial shooter
Ok, bee people. I've got a question. Went out to start turning the soil in my tub gardens and found hundreds of bees! I have been dumping my kitchen garbage into the tubs all winter. Now it is time to turn the stuff under, but I don't want to bother the bees. They are all over the garbage, and I can't figure out what they are doing. Do they eat that stuff? Or what? They look like ordinary bees, and I know a number of neighbors have hives, but I never saw this before. The few tubs with perennials, no garbage, have no bees. Nothing is even close to blooming yet.

What in the devil are the bees doing rooting around in the compost?

With this unusual weather they are stretching the wings and looking for water probably. your compost would have a high moisture content. They will mentally mark that location for later pollination.

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 on: February 21, 2017, 07:17:11 am 
Started by AerialDemonMutt - Last post by MamaLiberty
We've noticed quite a few bees out and about as well.  My son (after inhaling 5 books on the subject) said that bees come out when the weather starts warming up for 'cleansing flights'.  Going the bathroom, scouting, etc.

That makes sense. Now, why would hundreds of them have any interest in my compost?

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 on: February 21, 2017, 06:44:07 am 
Started by AerialDemonMutt - Last post by knobster
We've noticed quite a few bees out and about as well.  My son (after inhaling 5 books on the subject) said that bees come out when the weather starts warming up for 'cleansing flights'.  Going the bathroom, scouting, etc.

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 on: February 20, 2017, 04:03:17 pm 
Started by Silver - Last post by DiabloLoco
More motorcycle porn-


Black Pearl: A Rambunctious Steampunk Motorcycle With An Actual Steam Engine

http://www.hexapolis.com/2015/04/14/black-pearl-a-rambunctious-steampunk-motorcycle-with-an-actual-steam-engine/




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There are motorcycles, and there are ‘motorcycles‘. The above pictured contraption surely belongs to the boisterous second category, and it was built by Revatu Customs. Christened as the Black Pearl, the motorcycle flaunts its fully functioning steam engine, with the rear wheel driven by a big crankshaft mechanism. In essence, the robust bike is not only inspired by the visual scope of a hefty locomotive (as is evident from the shapes and finishes), but also replicates an antediluvian train’s retro power-train.


The end result is an imposing contrivance that showcases a literal side to the scope of being Steampunk. However, the speed doesn’t really cope with the blustering size and flair, as the Black Pearl is only able to achieve a top velocity of 5 mph (around 8 km/hr).

Well.....It ain't fast, but it sure is COOL!

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 on: February 20, 2017, 03:50:43 pm 
Started by Zefferon - Last post by DiabloLoco
A pirate walks into a bar with a paper towel on his head and a ship's wheel for a belt buckle, and sits down to order a drink.
Bartender serves the pirate his drink, and asks about the paper towel.
The pirate smiles and says, "That be the bounty on me head!"
The bartender grin and then asks, "Ok. Now what's with the ship's wheel belt buckle? Doesn't that get in the way?"
The pirate then responds, "Yarrrr! It's driving me nuts!"


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