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  1. ZooL

    Guinea fowl

    I'm hoping they will act as a bit of a snake deterrent, I'm on about 3 acres here and nothing but paddocks on all sides so I'm hoping they spend most of their time here, will prob have to remind the neighbor to not shoot them if they do stray over there though. I don;t really wanna do that here, there is a chance the odd fox might turn up and i don;t wanna limit their ability to run and hide if one does.
  2. ZooL

    Guinea fowl

    Any one here have or breed guinea fowl? I was recently given 11 of them and may end up incubating eggs and raising chicks in the future but the 11(no idea on male/female count) are all siblings, i also have no idea about their parents but am wondering if inbreeding issues will arise if i just let them do their thing or if i should be making some effort to try and trade either all the males or all females to mix up the gene pool a bit.
  3. That's the thing i was thinking though, legal of not their gonna find a way to fuck you if you're selling cigs with some any noticeable "high" effect(because nanny knows best and all). But my thinking around this was simple as alternatives to tobacco cigs(quitting assistance basically) that contain no noticeable "high" effects but still have a pleasant smoking taste/experience. As in lets say I scrape up some grass from my yard, dry it out(happens to taste nice when smoked but has no other effect) ,sell it as a smoking mix, what is the actual legal requirements to make this a legal act in regards to licensing ? Any actual law or regulation i come across seems to oddly conflate tobacco/nicotine with "herbal" as only some interpretation of the law as is but doesn't actually math with the law as written witch is written as if tobacco/nicotine products where then only smoking materials that exist.
  4. ZooL

    Tip of the day.

    Don't itch(pick) your nose after repotting pereskiopsis.....
  5. I have been doing some research(just for curiosity reasons) around the licence requirements for sale of herbal blend(non tobacco/nicotine material) smokes or smoking material. Is it just me and the research i have done but most regulation around sale of smoking products seems entirely based on tobacco/nicotine(aside from unit per pack/split pack/advertising and a few other things) regulations? Most actual written laws i can find only refer to tobacco and "used for tobacco items" but then i come across a bunch of council/bureaucrat/government workers that extend that beyond tobacco/nicotine with "eg" expansions. In the practical world we live in what actually holds more weight when proficient legal representation is applied? the written law or an interpretation of the law via a bureaucrat or some government bodies/persons interpretation or extension of it?
  6. Several years ago i was at a mates place and he was smoking some plant that he said he got of a neighbor who he said smoked it regularly, he said it was not like a drug to get high off but just an alternative to tobacco, i had a couple drags off his smoke and didn't really notice ant effect that i could distinguish apart from the alcohol i had already consumed but it did taste quick smooth and nice compered to tobacco. I ended up getting a cutting of this plant some times after that and had in with a bunch of random plants i gave to my mom. I recently visited my mom and she mention that she had planted those pots and one of them had started spreading like a weed. I went out and had a look and the one spreading was this one he was smoking, now upon looking at it i can tell it's some type of salvia(not the good one) but then i thought i would have another try of it for some reason. After semi quick drying over that day and the next i then had some dry leaf that i rolled a cigarette out of, again it had very smooth smooth taste but not quick as nice as i remember(possibly quick drying?) i also did notice some very mild effect it was having but was hard to put my finger one. So to my question. Does anyone know what type of salvia this may be? all i know of the neighbor that my mate got it off was that he was Greek, so not if if they would help. and if not, Is there any place to test a sample of a material to find out whats in it chemical wise that wont break the bank. If if turned out that this plant was not harmful or no more harmful that tobacco long term then i would consider switching to it, but atm i no idea whats actually in it or what type of plant excactly it is so i don;t think its a smart idea to smoke it regularly(prob wasn't that smart even on the 2 sole occasions tbh)
  7. ZooL

    Some ID's?

    Thanks, yea when looking up images of Epiphyllum varieties the buds actually seem to match up pretty much, i will go out and get some better pics to compare tomorrow. thanks again. (i also came across some vids of common viruses they have that are now making me think they may be infected with something and not been being eaten)
  8. Anyone know what there are, i went round my garden of a place i recently moved to and found a bunch of these all half eaten and mangled in pots. I was thinking the first two could be Hylocereus but no idea on on the 2 in last pic, the one on the left in last pic looks like 2 different types but it's all connected so unless some graft or something i think it's all one plant.
  9. Can anyone help me out to ID this grass? These are not the best pics as started to rain and was windy out there. I am pretty sure this is a Phalaris but not fully sure on the species, if these are not clear enough or lack the identifying parts i will upload better ones tomorrow.
  10. But apparently nanny knows best... Yea have realized after looking into grow time that it would take a while before you can get a sustainable amount to use as needed but i think "again hypothetically" that it would be better to prepare now as it's been long enough that i know this injury and the pain isn't just going to go away on it's own. I also think with any form of pain relief substance there is also a double whammy potential for habit forming, even if the substance on its own has no addiction properties the sheer fact that it relieves pain can itself cause a habit to form. As in even if fairy floss was to limit or remove a chronic pain you would still have to be careful with a habit forming around it, so both them factors really need to be recognized especially if you don't have a hard limit of prescriptions given applied.
  11. I injured my back a few years back and am looking for an alternative to prescription meds, The bad pain isn't constant(usually just an ache) but when it flares up or i aggravate it the only thing i've found to work without taking more than the recommended amounts is Tramadol and the like. I live in a pretty rural area and the major announce is not being able to just zip down to the doc and get a script(is about a 40 min drive and often cant get appointment for days) and was thinking about if there was "hypothetically" something that I could grow myself that i can always have on hand. I have heard that Kratom can be somewhat effective and wondering if anyone has had any experience in regards to it and back/disk pain? I wouldn't expect it to kill the pain like stronger prescription meds do but just wondering if it has a noticeable or near comparable effect.
  12. ZooL

    A reward for a cat?

    Yea, would be nice but unfortunately there is a bit of a hillbilly infestation around here that would shoot him on sight, that along with the snakes,foxes,wild dogs and feral cats i don't think he would last more than a few days out there, the best i can do for him(and the slaughter he would cause) was to make him and the rest a cattery. As a gift i ended up going down to the river and catching a fish for him and them letting him eat it in front of all the other cats without having to share it.
  13. ZooL

    A reward for a cat?

    Around a week ago a tiger snake got into my cattery, I have a lot of cats(too many, mainly rescue/defective cats), one of the cats that has a temperate temperament and is large so i have propped him up as the dominant cat to maintain some order with them all. I have also spent a lot of time with him teaching him to not attack or kill anything and to be restrained when any of the other cats challenge him. But yea, this cat cornered the snake under a bush in the corner of the cattery and then alerted me to it being there with the weirdest meows i have ever heard(usually i can get a gist of what the meows mean but had no idea here), as i walk out there to see what was up another cat approached him out of interest and he aggressively lashed out at the cat(very out of character) then went back to the weird meows, only when i got close did i notice the snake and then I quickly got them all out before coaxing the snake away and then spending the day shoring up any gaps a snake could get through. But yea over the past few days every time i look at this cat i cant help but realize his actions effectively saved the lives of most of the cats whether he understood it or not. I know he wont understand, appreciate or relate a reward to his action but i still feel like i owe him, anyone have a suggestion for a fitting reward of gift for him?