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Old 01-07-2008, 04:54 PM
 
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Heck! This is the nicest bunch of people I've met on CD with the possible exception of my friends over on the game forum.

..shucks, y'all are just saying that cause it's true.

Does the message under your ID refer to The Blue Ridge Mountains
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Old 01-07-2008, 05:11 PM
 
Location: Another Day Closer
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Hi Mickey! No it doesn't but that's a good guess. It is refering to a particular ridge pertaining to the Cumberland Plateau actually. The Ridge was the first very special thing I visited on my very first trip to this part of Tennessee. I've been in love ever since. The cumberland plateau is alot different than any mountain range we had in New England. New England mountain ranges, like the White Mountains, are very rocky. I was fascinated by the plateau because of the flat tops and lack of bolders sticking out. lol.
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Old 01-07-2008, 05:28 PM
 
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Hi again!

I started doing some research on the areas that Mikey-NC suggested and have a weather question.......are there towns in NC that don't get hit with tornados that I can put at the "top of my list" to look at? I don't know much about tornados (altho we get our share of storms up here, we don't get tornados)
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Old 01-07-2008, 05:40 PM
 
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Hi again!

I started doing some research on the areas that Mikey-NC suggested and have a weather question.......are there towns in NC that don't get hit with tornados that I can put at the "top of my list" to look at? I don't know much about tornados (altho we get our share of storms up here, we don't get tornados)
Good question.

I recall a couple of mini tornadoes a few years ago that went through South Raleigh and took out a few church roofs. Other than that I don't see NC as a tornado state. If mm34b reads this post he will have the stats I am sure.
PS Just found the info by mm34b elsewhere.. I will try to locate it so you can read it.

OK, google search Tornado Activity in NC and it will open a page showing the first link by mm34b of the C-D Forum

It is dated 04-18-2006 and is by mm34b. Looks like the coast is the riskiest.

Last edited by RuralCoastalGuy; 01-07-2008 at 05:58 PM.. Reason: found the tornado info and wanted to post it
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Old 01-07-2008, 05:50 PM
 
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Thanks Mikey_NC!
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Old 01-07-2008, 07:04 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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Hi, Mikey_NC,

this is not the first post I've read about snakes. Don't you consider snakes to be beneficial? I'm not talking about poisonous ones, now, but the ones that'll eat rodents, etc.

Do you have to be worried about snakes getting into your house? Here in Florida, we had lived in a condo on the first floor, with a lanai (screened porch) that opened out to the back garden. When we were getting ready to move out, we shifted the sofa on the lanai, and behind it on the floor was a 3-foot long snakeskin. We never found the snake; just as well because although I don't mind snakes, having one in my house would've done me in!
good threads and there is more.
Snakes and Spiders
Spiders & snakes & bears, Oh My!
Lets Get Down to it! How BAD are the BUGS?
poisonous spiders,Insects,and Fire Ants

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Hi again!

I started doing some research on the areas that Mikey-NC suggested and have a weather question.......are there towns in NC that don't get hit with tornados that I can put at the "top of my list" to look at? I don't know much about tornados (altho we get our share of storms up here, we don't get tornados)
good threads
When a Hurricane is coming...
North Carolina tops for weather disasters?
Tornados and where do you go?
Lets talk tornados....
Tornados?
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Old 01-07-2008, 07:13 PM
 
Location: finally in NC!
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Default thanks for the great reference links

Thanks, SunnyKayak; it's sometimes hard to collect all the relevant information about a location. We have some great resource people on this Forum.
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Old 01-07-2008, 07:39 PM
 
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Thanks, SunnyKayak; it's sometimes hard to collect all the relevant information about a location. We have some great resource people on this Forum.
Dont let information scare you or anyone else, you sort of learn how to adapt with each of those issues so you can coexist.

Great thing for dealing with some bugs, and rodents is owning a cat.
If you have chickens then you run risk of snakes and foxes.
Hurricanes you become aware of what is around you and prepare accordingly.
Try to avoid state flood plains and FEMA flood plains.
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Old 01-07-2008, 07:51 PM
 
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Default snakes and chickens

SunnyKayak,

we plan to have chickens -- we had a flock of 125 when we lived in Upstate New York.

Do you mean to tell me that snakes will go after chickens? Or is it just the eggs? If it's just the eggs, can you outsmart the snakes by collecting the eggs early in the day? I plan to use nesting boxes and a hen-house but let the chickens free-range in a fenced-in area.

I know skunks are a great chicken predator. We lost LOTS of our poor chickens to skunks that tunneled into our barn.
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Old 01-07-2008, 08:04 PM
 
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The snakes will often lay in the nest eating the eggs . And if the chickens are small enough they will take out a few chickens.
Skunks, foxes, raccoons they will be interested in the henhouse too. And don't forget we have hawks down here that will help themselves to a chicken.
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