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at the laundry pass week, read an article about big foreign corporations have taken over the amozon, natives are being eliminated.

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I had to remove several posts because of political content and complaints from forum members, but as we all know political discussion is not allowed per forum rules and therefore shouldn't be posted, please refrain from posting any more political content.

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Took a drive Wed. morning to check out a new area that I just got permission to beep the day before. The area is very large and a lot

of brush and trees. It's where the slaves 200+ years ago did extensive gold digging. Lucky for me they didn't have metal detectors so 

if they didn't see gold in the rocks they just tossed it. I've found nuggets/rocks before in this type of ground. Came back that afternoon

and had two wisdom teeth removed so now laying low taking meds until next Wed. 

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Good Luck on the new grounds! Ah ... Kinda old :old: to have wisdom teeth removed ... we need all the thought process we can muster at our older age! Losing two storage units is going to cost in memory retention! :inocent::rolleyes:

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Dang Mike, never thought of things as storage units. You got me to thinking there's more to getting old than I thought. Storage units here, storage units there!

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Yeah, from the aerial view, sure looks like a nice plot of ground to beep.

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Heading to the new spot tomorrow morning 0545

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Have a good beeping morning Don, after some good coffee. 

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Left the bakery at 06:00 got to the new area and was suited up and beeping by 07:00. 

Got 20 feet from the truck and got a good strong signal, was thinking can't get any better than this. Raked a little dirt back with the scoop and then ran the scoop filled dirt over the coil, yep it's in there. 

A long ago spent .22 short cartridge!

Kept going and got about 200 yards away and spotted a hornets next on the side of a tree about waist high.The size of a 20 gallon barrel. Normally those boys are all over you before you can spot them, guess these were still asleep. Did a perfect 180 and headed for the slave digs only a few yards away.

About an hour later almost ran face first into a yellow jackets nest, got close enough to see them packed on the bottom side and all moving like they do just before attacking, another fast 180 and half and hour later was at the truck sipping a cup of coffee when I spotted about 1/4 mile away heavy brown smoke headed my way, threw everything

in the back and hurried away. Those heavy weeds were higher than the P/U cab and they burn really fast.

Thinking maybe tomorrow would be batter. 

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Maybe the fire will smoke out or burn the hornets nest and the yellow jackets.

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Yesterday drove the 51 miles to the first turn off for my new spot to beep. Everywhere I looked was big brown smoke columns, in every direction. Still liked two miles being to my spot but after thinking about how the boys here start these fires I thought it better to wait for a couple of more days.

A few years ago I had one of the local boys tell me how they start the fires. They take a candle of different lengths, depending on how long they want to wait before they have a fire. They put the candle in a small mound of dirt around it's base and then a trail of very dry weeds leading to the big stuff a couple of feet away. The candle length gives them time to be back in town drinking beer and playing footies with the ladies. That way eveybody knows where they were when the fires start and no way can they be to blame. 

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Sort of a delayed fuse there, a self made timer.

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