I just dropped the price of
the permaculture playing cards
for a wee bit.



uses include:
- infecting brains with permaculture
- convincing folks that you are not crazy
- gift giving obligations
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Miles Flansburg
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I thought this was interesting. I had no idea that bumbles made nests. I thought that they were solitary and lived in the ground? Maybe a different kind? Maybe because of where they are?

Annie Lochte
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I had a run in with bumble bees about 25 years ago that left me with a healthy respect for their sting. I was putting in fence posts on a dry lakefront. The lake had gone down and dad asked if I could run the fence out further to maybe keep the dogs in the yard. Easy digging in the muck, I put in 4-5 posts and stretched out the wire and got it stapled up and was done and putting the tools away and when I knocked the clod of mud out from between the shovels of the post hole digger a dozen or so came right for my face. I dropped the tools an ran for the house... Got stung a few times an most in the face. (I'm not allergic) I undressed at the back door an went straight in the shower. Had one stuck in my hair that got me again getting it out. When I went back out they were crawling all over my clothes. At that point the bug spray came out. Not very permie of me but I was done. The clod of mud had bumble bee size holes all thru it. I never seen any sign of em putting the post in, just the bit after i was done. My face had some swelling an it made a good excuse to visit my folks an extra day and take off of work... Yes! They can sting more than once, and it hurts!!!
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