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#1 New.Canadian.DB.Owner OFFLINE  

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Posted July 07, 2014 - 06:32 PM

I had one of those "Oh, yea, that's why" moments today & thought I would start a thread so others could share their stories.

 

I was just finishing up bottling the Strawberry Rhubarb wine when my wife says "I am going to go pick the RED raspberries," meaning "Don't forget it is your job to pick the BLACK raspberries."  I rushed to cleanup & get outside.  As I reached to get the baskets I thought, "My momma didn't raise no fools.  I need a long sleeve shirt."  Got my shirt & headed to the berry patch. 

 

Berries were large & plentiful.  Soon I was reaching way into the patch & shuffling closer.  That's when I remembered I was wearing shorts.  I also remembered I wore shorts picking berries in the heatwave last year, but couldn't remember why I stopped, so I pressed on using the rubber boots to move the branches. Maybe Momma did raise a fool. 

 

Slowly I worked my way into the patch.  Nudging this branch, stepping over that one.  Soon I was in the middle.  That is when I heard the sound.  Not "A sound", but THE sound.  THE sound every berry picker knows & dreads: the sound of a hive emptying.    Well, three steps & twice as many bites later I was a 20 yards from the berry patch & moving fast.  That's when I remembered why I stopped picking berries in shorts.  

 

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Posted July 07, 2014 - 06:45 PM

Bee stings can be painful.

I thought about chiggers during the story.


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Posted July 07, 2014 - 06:51 PM

When I was young I poked at a wasp nest with a stick,don't ask why cus I still don't know why,but I only did it once.I did learn that a wasp can sting more than once.


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Posted July 07, 2014 - 06:53 PM

Ouch!  


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Posted July 07, 2014 - 08:38 PM

Seems to be a good day to get stung.


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Posted July 07, 2014 - 09:02 PM

When I was young I poked at a wasp nest with a stick,don't ask why cus I still don't know why,but I only did it once.I did learn that a wasp can sting more than once.

 

Its fine to do that if you douse the whole thing in starter fluid first.  :thumbs:

 

Ben W.


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Posted July 07, 2014 - 09:15 PM

Never a good day to get stung.

 

A couple of years ago, the wife was learning to ride a dirtbike. I figured starting her of on a XL80 was pretty safe. Apparently I was mistaken

 

She managed to get her knee tangled up with her elbow and blasted full bore into a small poplar tree, No Damage, no injury, until the hive swarmed.

 

She had wasps inside her helmet and couldn't get it off fast enough.

 

Stung all over her face and in her nostrils. It took a heavy dose of antihistamines to get the swelling down and let her breathe.

 

Brave girl got back on the bike and went for another ride too.

 

Its wise to remember that even  non allergic people can die from enough stings. We always keep a healthy supply of antihistamines on hand.


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Posted July 07, 2014 - 09:37 PM

 Mark, you gotta be more careful, and wear the boots. Oh, you really should

get those pale chicken skin legs out in the sun.s


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Posted July 07, 2014 - 09:42 PM

You need to pick the RED berries next time...
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Posted July 08, 2014 - 11:27 AM

Bee stings can be painful.

I thought about chiggers during the story.

 

That's what I thought as I was reading as well.  Got to be careful with bee's.


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Posted July 08, 2014 - 03:43 PM

Its fine to do that if you douse the whole thing in starter fluid first.  :thumbs:

 

Ben W.

Now you tell me---would have been handy to know that 55 plus years ago :D

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Posted July 08, 2014 - 04:54 PM

Do you usually take your antihistamines before you go in the patch or after you crawl out?


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