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#197288 - 12/27/16 01:41 PM Small trees, attacked from above, now from below t
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This year, I planted potatoes and most root crops in sorta raised boxes, shallow boarded in containers with hardware cloth bottoms. Too successful this year, tons of fingerling spuds, even after selling some, my fridge runneth over. I got off my lazy behind and made some cages to go around some young maples I had planted over 10 years ago, or what the deer left me after all this time. They seemed to find every tree and nibble the new growth, killing some trees since they then had no leaves. Most of the trees did very good this year, but. This Fall I've noticed a couple trees disappeared, gophers are all over my acre, even down by the creek that flows thru my place. Can't win.
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#197307 - 12/29/16 06:50 AM Re: Small trees, attacked from above, now from below t [Re: hikerduane]
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I've heard spuds make good moonshine. Not that I'm advocating you illegally distill spirits or anything. smirk

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#197760 - 02/22/17 01:08 PM Re: Small trees, attacked from above, now from below t [Re: hikerduane]
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Well at least you had one crop come out successfully. With regards to the gophers, a friend of mine uses a solar gopher deterrent. I think it is called The Solar SafeGuard (don't hold me to that). It repels gophers, moles, and snakes among other things.

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#197849 - 03/01/17 11:35 PM Re: Small trees, attacked from above, now from below t [Re: Dia]
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Creek flooded, but no loss of my trees.
Duane

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#198990 - 08/30/17 12:19 AM Re: Small trees, attacked from above, now from below t [Re: Dia]
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Originally Posted By Dia
Well at least you had one crop come out successfully. With regards to the gophers, a friend of mine uses a solar gopher deterrent. I think it is called The Solar SafeGuard (don't hold me to that). It repels gophers, moles, and snakes among other things.


I'll take note of this. This may come in handy in the future. smile

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#199062 - 09/10/17 02:53 PM Re: Small trees, attacked from above, now from below t [Re: PerryMK]
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Originally Posted By PerryMK
I've heard spuds make good moonshine. Not that I'm advocating you illegally distill spirits or anything. smirk


It's only illegal if ya sell it or make more than 200 gallons yearly.


Edited by tramp (09/10/17 02:54 PM)

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#199112 - 09/15/17 07:28 PM Re: Small trees, attacked from above, now from below t [Re: tramp]
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Originally Posted By tramp
Originally Posted By PerryMK
I've heard spuds make good moonshine. Not that I'm advocating you illegally distill spirits or anything. smirk


It's only illegal if ya sell it or make more than 200 gallons yearly.


In Florida that's the rule for beer, but spirits require a license for any amount. As I recall the license runs $4000. Ridiculous! There is an exemption for biofuel but you'd better have an engine running on alcohol to make your case.

According to a cop friend of mine it's like blocking your license plate with a bicycle on a bike rack. Technically it's illegal but practically cops have better things to do with their time.

Of course you are selling the spirits they get upset for not getting their taxes and then cops do get interested.

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