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Effect Solar Eclipse will have

Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:00 pm
by FlyingLSimmentals
on the wildlife and livestock. Someone asked dad that today. I figure it won't bother them, it's not gonna bother me. After all its just a short period of time. I don't know, maybe the turkey will roost in the middle of the day.

Re: Effect Solar Eclipse will have

Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:55 pm
by snoopdog
Not much if not in the direct path of darkness , me thinks . However me and the misses are taking a short trip to watch and I have several due anytime, so murphy will probably make his presence known .

Re: Effect Solar Eclipse will have

Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:06 pm
by Bigfoot
I'm gonna stall my horses. I really hope we don't get the crowds here they are predicting.

Re: Effect Solar Eclipse will have

Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:19 pm
by greybeard
Not the first total eclipse that ever happened.
I don't expect to see any chaos with the cows, but over on the hobby boards, all the goat people are scared their goats and sheep are gonna go nuts, as well as those high price Livestock Guardian Dogs they all gotta have.

Re: Effect Solar Eclipse will have

Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:30 pm
by Bigfoot
greybeard wrote:Not the first total eclipse that ever happened.
I don't expect to see any chaos with the cows, but over on the hobby boards, all the goat people are scared their goats and sheep are gonna go nuts, as well as those high price Livestock Guardian Dogs they all gotta have.


We're the longest duration here. "Supposedly " were going to experience total darkness. NASA has rented the high school. The Vatican has sent their scientist. Every hotel room in town is booked. Several have rented their homes. About every parking place in town is spoken for.

Re: Effect Solar Eclipse will have

Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:33 pm
by Caustic Burno
Bigfoot wrote:
greybeard wrote:Not the first total eclipse that ever happened.
I don't expect to see any chaos with the cows, but over on the hobby boards, all the goat people are scared their goats and sheep are gonna go nuts, as well as those high price Livestock Guardian Dogs they all gotta have.


We're the longest duration here. "Supposedly " were going to experience total darkness. NASA has rented the high school. The Vatican has sent their scientist. Every hotel room in town is booked. Several have rented their homes. About every parking place in town is spoken for.



Hillbillies and scientists along with tourists should be some good stories come out of this.

Re: Effect Solar Eclipse will have

Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:36 pm
by kickinbull
The last time I remember an eclipse we had cows calve that were way off date. I think 3 that day. Also talking to out veterinary it happens a lot.

Re: Effect Solar Eclipse will have

Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:39 pm
by Bright Raven
Bigfoot wrote:
greybeard wrote:Not the first total eclipse that ever happened.
I don't expect to see any chaos with the cows, but over on the hobby boards, all the goat people are scared their goats and sheep are gonna go nuts, as well as those high price Livestock Guardian Dogs they all gotta have.


We're the longest duration here. "Supposedly " were going to experience total darkness. NASA has rented the high school. The Vatican has sent their scientist. Every hotel room in town is booked. Several have rented their homes. About every parking place in town is spoken for.


Lexington station had a story on it. They are setting up emergency centers and the state has agencies making preparations for special needs and traffic.

Re: Effect Solar Eclipse will have

Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:26 pm
by FlyingLSimmentals
Yeah everyone is saying it is gonna be chaotic and the area swarmed. I personally thought I'll just go on about my business and treat it like a typical day on the farm but now I'm thinking on watching it and joining the crowd. Heard someone nearby rented their house out for $5000 a night for 3 nights. My church is gonna be packed and will be shuttling people back and forth to the Sol Quest event in Christian County. Figure highway 91 is going to be bumper to bumper. I don't know, the patio sounds better all the time. Might just sit around with the shotgun looking for green men or science nuts trespassing or something.
Figure the animals have more sense and will go on being animals and do their thing for 2 minutes.

Re: Effect Solar Eclipse will have

Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:38 pm
by dun
Sounds to me like the stupid hubbub of Y2K

Re: Effect Solar Eclipse will have

Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:57 pm
by Ouachita
dun wrote:Sounds to me like the stupid hubbub of Y2K

Me too, but I'm driving north hoping to find a rural county back road so my kids and grandkids can see it. What is your address in case I get lost?

Re: Effect Solar Eclipse will have

Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:21 am
by Stocker Steve
Caustic Burno wrote: Hillbillies and scientists along with tourists should be some good stories come out of this.


The sheep and goats are right to be scared.

Re: Effect Solar Eclipse will have

Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:25 am
by Stocker Steve
Bigfoot wrote:We're the longest duration here. "Supposedly " were going to experience total darkness. NASA has rented the high school. The Vatican has sent their scientist. Every hotel room in town is booked. Several have rented their homes. About every parking place in town is spoken for.


I heard that the boys are brewing some special black out eclipse shine for tourists. :nod:

Re: Effect Solar Eclipse will have

Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:44 am
by Farm Fence Solutions
One side effect of the eclipse is shutting me down on the air arc project I had planned. Not a #14 shade to be had anywhere. I even called my buddies at the mine.....they've been wiped out too.

Re: Effect Solar Eclipse will have

Posted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:37 am
by Bigfoot
Stocker Steve wrote:
Bigfoot wrote:We're the longest duration here. "Supposedly " were going to experience total darkness. NASA has rented the high school. The Vatican has sent their scientist. Every hotel room in town is booked. Several have rented their homes. About every parking place in town is spoken for.


I heard that the boys are brewing some special black out eclipse shine for tourists. :nod:


Yes the brewing of beer, making of wine, and distilling whiskey is turning it to quit the business here.