User talk:Javascap/Archive 4

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Hello Java[edit]

Long time, no talk talk talk. How be things? The Goonie Punk Can't sleep, clowns will eat me! 00:15, 28 June 2010 (UTC)

sig[edit]

i like ur sig it mentioned me lol "I know Cheerleader Not Troll deconstructs between dishwashers." Cheerleader Not Troll (talk) 00:52, 10 June 2010 (UTC)

Ah ha[edit]

You have one of these upside down pages too. - π 02:18, 7 May 2010 (UTC)

Right side up, actually. Everyone else has it wrong ;) ĴάΛäšςǍ₰ don't cast the first stone, and I won't throw it back 19:38, 11 May 2010 (UTC)

Hello! :-)[edit]

Hi Javascap! :D Just saying hello. What's new in your world these days? By the way, I love your little peppy dancing milk carton (but the 'cucaracha' I could do without, hehee.) :p Refugeetalk page

hey, this posted at the top instead of the bottom! Refugeetalk page 19:56, 18 March 2010 (UTC)
Why yes you did, Nx cooked up some wiki magic. Anyways, things are doing good, the milk is still dancing, the sun is shining, and the weather is only getting better. I am happy to say I have no complaints and am enjoying life. How are things on your end? ĴάΛäšςǍ₰ secret trainer of pizzas! 19:58, 18 March 2010 (UTC)
Life is good! It's a sunny beautiful day here, made even better because I am off work for the next 4 days, hooray! I plan to just relax and have fun for a change on my mini-vacation. I thought of you today because I'm getting back into doing Tai Chi, and remembered that you also did martial arts. :) Refugeetalk page 20:01, 18 March 2010 (UTC)
Hey Refugee... now that I think about it, do you do Skype? And Tai Chi is fun! :D ĴάΛäšςǍ₰ duuudddeee... 20:06, 18 March 2010 (UTC)
I don't have skype, is it easy to get and use? I think I'd like to try it if you think it would run ok on my system - I have an older PC with Windows XP so sometimes things don't work as well as they should. Hey, just noticed - how did you get the cute dancing milk (and uggy cockroach too :p) on the edit summary part also? And yeah, I love Tai Chi, I feel so good after doing it, it's just not easy to make time for it consistently. Refugeetalk page 20:16, 18 March 2010 (UTC)
If you want me to, I can drop one or the other or both on your page. ĴαʊΆʃÇä₰ Reticulating splines 20:19, 18 March 2010 (UTC)
And the Skype is usable on Windows XP. Drop us a line :D ĵ₳¥ášÇ♠ʘ grah bhrnr graaaah brah graaaah! 20:32, 18 March 2010 (UTC)

I've sent you an email[edit]

The header says it all, really. SJ Debaser 16:20, 28 February 2010 (UTC)

Email received and reacted to. ĴαʊΆʃÇä₰ the most colourful sig on RationalWiki! 04:38, 1 March 2010 (UTC)

On the Chickens[edit]

Well, my main problem with chickens, first off, is that I grew up with a farm with lots of them, and I know they're impossible to keep fenced up (although, maybe that was just my grandmother's breed). The other thing that concerns me, though, is that I'd want to do this primarily because I know its very wasteful in terms of energy to ship food all over the country, so I was thinking tha an animal that grew up in my back yard wouldn't have to be shipped very far at all (figuring I could find a breeder relatively near wherever I was living). But, if I feed them anything that had to be shipped a significant distance (like, food pellets), it defeats the whole purpose of what I was originally trying to do. One other thing I'm thinking about, though, is getting a few rabbit does, a buck, and letting them spend spring and summer churning out litters while feeding them (once again) kudzu (which, conveniently, can grow in my climate without a bunch of chemical or excess water), but I don't think there are that many scraps that rabbits can eat. If I'm that concerned about nutrition, though, I'm wondering if there's any way I could find out what reasonably sustainable plants would be needed to (somewhat) balance the diet of a pig or goat.--Mustex (talk) 21:53, 25 February 2010 (UTC)

Just realized I made most of this out as statement rather that question. I was honestly hoping for any advice you have.--Mustex (talk) 01:59, 26 February 2010 (UTC)
Being honest, I am not much into pigs or goats, and if you want help with that, you would want to talk to either a local Blue Seal (assuming you have one) or find a site on the internet. With that in mind, I am going to tell you what I know about chickens.
First off, an egg is an egg. A brown egg is about the same as a white egg. If you are going for quantity, White Leghorns do edge over Rhode Island Reds. If you want just enough for you to enjoy, I would really only recommend one or two birds, and one bag of feed would do a lot for two hens. They can eat a lot of "human" food, notably pasta, vegetables, and fruit. They also can eat hamburgers (you will have fat birds) or other meat, even fish. Chickens are omnivores.

Aside from food, chickens also need shelter. You could raise them in your house, but that would become alarmingly messy as the defecate every half an hour or so. The best thing to do is build a coop outdoors. for just two birds, it would be best to build a shelter that allows the roof to flick up, so you can change their shavings.

There are two reliable ways to keep chickens. You can keep them in a 3 foot by 3 foot by 3 foot box, or you can build a coop area "outside", encased in chicken wire. This makes it easier and harder in a few ways. The outdoor coop will allow you to move you chickens outside and keep them contained while you clean the coop and collect eggs. They will also defecate outside, and that will also need to be cleaned. I recommend installing an open space for the chickens to be in.

I don't know about the climate you live in, but if it dips below an average of 40, you will need to tweak your plans to include a heating system. In a good flock, hens can keep one another warm. That would not be the case with two or so birds. In this situation, I would recommend building the coop to be taller and placing an electric heater in it.

I would say the start up cost for a chicken coup would be around $300. Assuming you do feed them scraps, you might save on the food bill. (More detail? Please ask!) ĴαʊΆʃÇä₰ wasn't me! 03:19, 26 February 2010 (UTC)

Other main thing I'm wondering about is how much animal food kudzu could provide. You see, I know that lawns are expensive and require lots of chemicals to maintain because they're often based around what looks good rather than what grows well. Right now I live in Alabama, but I'd like to live in Atlanta, and kudzu grows amazingly well in GA climate, so I figure I probably would put far less of a strain on the city water supply than some asshole trying to keep some special type of grass green. The problem is: according to wikipedia, kudzu can be used for grazing, but despite its rapid growth, an abnormal amount of its mass is vines rather than leaves (which are the main grazing part). So, I'm wondering, how much could a yard full of kudzu provide?--Mustex (talk) 06:24, 26 February 2010 (UTC)
Well, the kudzu could be composted, let it rot for about a year, then use it to grow actual food. ĴάΛäšςǍ₰ whats up? 22:11, 26 February 2010 (UTC)
Makes sense, but wouldn't the actual food still require water? Which might put more of a strain on the ATL water system?--Mustex (talk) 05:40, 27 February 2010 (UTC)

There are a few crops that can be grown with a low amount of water. Millet, when ground, is a food that poultry can eat. Aloe, an ingredient for lotions that also alleviates itching also grows well in low water requirements. Olives also prop up well with a minimum of water. All of these foods can be eaten by yourself or poultry and fed by composed kudzu. To be frank though, any crop will need watering. Javasca₧ mHOPiGjuj ZScdcCUhyy 17:52, 27 February 2010 (UTC)

Um, then how do plants grow in the wild?--Mustex (talk) 01:25, 28 February 2010 (UTC)
Rain :) ĴάΛäšςǍ₰ My computer has two mowses! 14:28, 28 February 2010 (UTC)

Fun:Zombie brings the lulz[edit]

Hurrah --ConcernedresidentAsk me about your mother 20:19, 21 February 2010 (UTC)

Brawhn? ĴάΛäšςǍ₰ A sig not even he can predict! 18:06, 22 February 2010 (UTC)
Graauugh! --ConcernedresidentAsk me about your mother 18:36, 23 February 2010 (UTC)

Year[edit]

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Happy New Year, Javascap. This is from Useful Mei. It is an appropriate time for festivities, like alcohol. Today try not to eat too much, or too little.

Happy new! -- =w= 07:14, 2 January 2010 (UTC)

I retract my accusation of Mei not being useful. Happy new year to you too :D ĴαʊΆʃÇä₰ watches obscure tennis rackets receive 15:48, 2 January 2010 (UTC)

Java love..........[edit]

All the staff at McWicked Co. wish you a merry christmas.

*GASP* YOU USED THE WORD FART! I'M NOT ALONE![edit]

But more to the important, EMAIL EJACULATED SENT. SJ Debaser 13:50, 22 December 2009 (UTC)

Testing NX's new fart feature[edit]

Hmmm..... ĵ₳¥ášÇ♠ʘ no really. 22:52, 18 December 2009 (UTC)

New sections at top[edit]

I made you a magic word that places new sections at the top. Hope you like it. -- Nx / talk 23:34, 17 December 2009 (UTC)

Thank you very much Nx. *high five* ĵ₳¥ášÇ♠ʘ no hell below him 22:54, 18 December 2009 (UTC)
You're welcome. -- Nx / talk 23:15, 18 December 2009 (UTC)