Thursday, April 5, 2012

STOP THE CAR!!!!!

See it???!









You would laugh if you heard the numerous conversations we've had on how we could get this baby out of the tree (which hangs precariously over a busy road!!)   Think "Lucy and Ethel" and that will give you an idea of our ingenious concepts:) 
It's not gonna happen, but I want it soooooo bad!!!



64 comments:

  1. Wow, it's enormous and wonderful made !!
    Hugs,Stella

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  2. I thought of you and laughed out loud when I was cleaning up around the milk house by our barn last week and found a large paper nest like this in the eaves. It was firmly attached to the soffit, just out of reach, and it came down in two pieces when I used a rake to get it down. Not unrepairable, fortunately. It's in my greenhouse now, as I contemplate what to do with it.

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  3. Oh my goodness, that thing looks enormous! Can you tell if it's occupied or not? It kind of gives me the shivers.

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  4. Forgive me for not knowing exactly what this is...is it a hornet's nest? Is it empty? Keep watching. With your good luck it will fall directly into your arms. :)
    Hope so!

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  5. EEEEKKKK! What will you do with it ?!

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  6. That's some hornet's nest! WOW!!!
    :-)

    John

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  7. What is it?????? I thought the same thing...a hornet's nest. But at closer look, it's smooth. I don't see the usual holes they would fly into. Go get it, girl!

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  8. Dianne & Seabluelee- It is a HUGE wasp nest, and Yes- it is unoccupied!!

    Patricia- If you look at the dining room you can see what I do with them!

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  9. Angeldog- the wasp nest is called a paper nest, under the "paper" you would see the usual holes you mentioned.

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  10. ahhh, soul sisters. I make jay stop for so many things. old birds nests mostly. and winged elm branches. do you have those way up there in that foreign country you're in...donna

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  11. Too funny. I have seen a few high in the trees and have wondered the same. How would I get that down.

    I will never forget the time my girlfriend and I took the kids and husbands for a flower hunting trip down the road. While the husbands watched, rolling their eyes at their crazy wives. We crawled up the side of an embankment trying not to fall over the side into the canal below. Laughing away, we were able to get some pretty apple tree branches.

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  12. ...oh my...another house for me to wonder "who built it?...who lived there first?...where are they now?"...it just never ends...

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  13. Donna- We don't!! I didn't even know what that was, so I just googled them and they are fabulous! I can see why you make Jay stop for them!!!

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  14. Oh mam, I feel your pain.
    It is incredible!
    If Dan can't figure out how to get it down no one can!

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  15. Joan, I must say..I'm shocked you gave up so easily! ;-) I'm afraid the next post may show us a homemade road block and Dan in one of those extension ladders with the bucket on a fire truck, doing his best to get it for you! ;-)

    -Tim

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  16. Tim, That is "very" similar to one of our ideas :)

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  17. go back go back go back go back...with a long long stick

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  18. I don't know who owns the tree, but I imagine that they would be amenable to your removing this nest, if you really want it.

    In my last house in Ohio, I had various invasions by hornets, wasps, and yellow jackets. Once I returned from a vacation to find that yellow jackets had gotten inside, and when I opened the door there were hundreds of them flying around. Somewhere I think I have a picture; if I can find it I'll post it on my blog.
    --Road to Parnassus

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  19. I can see that sitting on one of your urns!!! Hope the hornets are gone!!

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  20. Very tempting. You could rent a 'cherry picker' - but that would make it one expensive wasps' nest. My neighbor in the mountains had a huge one under his deck that his son took down. I should have asked him for it, and regret now that I didn't.

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  21. Holy cow that is huge! I had to read through the comments to see exactly what it was. Just checked out your dining room pics to see what in the world you do with these nests...very cool indeed!!
    xo~
    T

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  22. This is easy! LOL You get a sharp shooter to shoot the branch and you have a stretched out blanket below to catch it!! :-) or.... you get on the top of a big rig and take it down.... :-) or... covert operations at 3:00 a.m. I have more ideas!! Lucy and Ethel.... Joan and Liz!!

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  23. As Carolyn said - a rented Cherry Picker might do the trick - if you want it badly enough....just saying!

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  24. Do you have friends who work for the local power company? What a hazard that nest would be to those poor guys/girls that might be working on the lines...hint, hint, hint! ;-)

    Kat

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  25. oh come on - you must know one of the lads on the city fire department or hydro trucks.... a guy who can be bought with a home made pie.

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  26. My Dad saved one for me from his woods in southern Illinois. Had to get it at just the right time in the fall before birds destroy them for the food inside. Been hanging in my craft room for 10 years now. And people pay a pretty penny for them at flea markets. One of mother nature's works of art indeed.

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  27. Joan,
    Beautiful work of art.

    I'll come be a flag person and stop traffic if you can find someone with a big ladder!

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  28. That is SO funny! I wonder if it has live bees in it too! I bet people would've been wondering what the heck you were doing or wanting with that if they saw you trying to remove it. That would've been quite a conversation piece if you managed to bring it home. I have one of those that I bought at an antique store. Not an interesting story, but at least I didn't have to risk my life for it. Ha!

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  29. I had one of these huge paper wasp nests in the rhododendron shrub in my front garden bed. Mine was very much occupied at the time. My exterminator suited up head-to-toe, face helmet and all and removed it. He was thrilled to have it; I must admit I was thrilled to see it go.
    Best...Victoria

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  30. Hi, what about the fire dept? They do drive the truck for practice and training......why are the best goodies just out of reach? Good luck.

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  31. That is a beauty!! I bet you find a way to get it.

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  32. LOL! Remind me again...what is it? A wasp nest?
    Karen

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  33. I'm with Liz on the shotgun method! I once heard of someone who shot mistletoe out of trees for Christmas decor. Can't wait to see how you do it!
    Cheers! Jean

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  34. Ya mean Dan has not already been given the mission?
    pve

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  35. I just spotted one in an attic window and if you would like it come and get it otherwise I'm going to have Rick whack it out of there this weekend.

    I'm suddenly collecting knots, as in tree knots, wait until you see they're amazing!

    XX
    Debra~

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  36. Ok...don't laugh at me, but the thumbnail of the picture that popped up on my dashboard made it look like a hot air balloon...and I was thinking, why would you want to take somebody's hot air balloon!!? hahahah. Disclaimer: I need glasses badly and keep putting off my appointment. Maybe this will push me a little. Have a great Easter!

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  37. Call the fire department and ask for a drive by with a hook and ladder....

    I'm not saying that I've done that or anything.... :)

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  38. The visual of Lucy & Ethel...I completely get this quest!
    xoxo, Chris

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  39. Oh, I can see you figuring something out! :)

    I immediately looked up in that first photo and knew what you were hunting for. If not this one...another!!!

    Good luck hunting!
    xo Elizabeth

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  40. joan, this is so funny. your post title is great. call the fire squad...lol! what's equally funny is below your post, an ad for terminix appeared. stop pests today! ;)

    ashley over @
    {hookedonhickory}

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  41. LOL! Maybe you could call the fire department and tell them that your hive is stuck in the tree?

    I hope that by some stroke of genius you do figure out a way to get it, Joan. Too bad it's so high, and in such a dangerous location.

    It'd look gorgeous along side your others.

    xoxo,
    A

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  42. AT FIRST I THOUGHT THAT IT WAS ONE OF THOSE AGGREVATING WAYWARD PLASTIC BAGS THAT PEOPLE DON'T TAKE CARE OF...THEN I PUT MY GLASSES ON!!! I'M ALL FOR THE LUCY AND ETHEL BIT, BUT PICTURES NEED TO BE TAKEN!! HE-HE-HE!!

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  43. Joan,
    It's beautiful...however, no "Lucy & Ethel" routine required! Sage Farm Antiques Monthly Market, N. Hampton, NH is this weekend, and there are TWO at the front door! You're sure to find other treasures as well!
    Chris Jenkins, Vintage Redemption

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  44. Never say "Never". Where there's a will, there's a way! I say go and get it! Does the city/county ever trim over hanging trees along this road? If so, ask them to let you know when they'll trim in this area and then, be there to get it! Sound a little crazy? Maybe.

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  45. how can you be sure its unoccupied? I would be terrified that they would all wake up once in my house!

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  46. We use our BB gun for these types of missions. It's great for mistletoe too. It looks like a well traveled road, so I'd be wary of any type of firearm so close to traffic. They could mistake your intent and have an accident! My son could get it down in a heartbeat with his bow (target shooter only). Ricardo and Mertz would purchase a cheap toy bow set (or boomerang) with fishing wire attached. After it has made it over the limb, attach stronger rope, pull that thru and snap it down..........this is fun....k

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  47. If God wanted you to have that thing, he would have made it a bit easier to get. Just kidding!

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  48. OK, so I won't tell you we had a giant one in our yard a few years ago . . .

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  49. Geez, that hornet's nest looks especially large against the silhouette of the bare tree. Yikes....be careful...could fall any minute! Thx for sharing!! :-)
    Loi

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  50. OH LUCY! Did you not read or see Hunger Games, it might be a family of jacker trackers!

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  51. Aren't those beautiful! I am so captivated every time I see one, and comprehend the reason behind the madness of wanting to get it down! :D

    Keri

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  52. Joan... I am waiting for the next instalment! xv

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  53. Every time I read one of your wasp nests stories I think of Elizabeth Gaskell. Here are two quotes: the first from her novel "Wives and Daughters" and another from the film based on the book. :)
    ... the wasps'-nest I promised you, Miss Gibson. There has been no lack of such things this year; we've taken seventy-four on my father's land alone.. "Wives and Daughters".Elizabeth C. Gaskell
    Well, he rode seven miles to bring her a wasp's nest and you don't do that for no reason! ~Miss Browning, "Wives and Daughters" (1999)

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  54. Oh Joan- Your readers are a riot! My favorite comment, "call and tell them your hive is stuck in a tree".

    They rescue cats- why not nests!!

    Best of luck sweet friend!!

    hugs-
    carolyn

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  55. Do you know anyone on the city council, DOT, or fire department? Maybe an exterminator?
    Let us know if you get it. Love this post...because I've been known to say "stop the car", too.

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  56. My Father use to say 'if there is a will, there is a way' and 'there is no such word as can't'. So go get it girl! It will be a beautiful addition to your collection. -Brenda-

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  57. I don't care what you have to do to get it [including hiring a cherry picker], just get back there and GET IT [and a good bit of the branch it's on].

    GO!

    Flo

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  58. Last year we found a huge hornets nest attached to the eaves of a house we rent. I wanted it! It was beautiful. The new renters destroyed it before I could snag it off the house when they moved in! Guess they didn't find it as beautiful as I did...

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  59. Now that's a wasp nest...may be a little risky to try to get this one!! Happy Monday...

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  60. We used to get one of these every couple of years over the summer. Once it was hanging from the eave above my daughter's room and another time it was in their swing set. It used to freak me out...maybe because when our "bug guy" came to remove it he was in a total white hazmat looking suit with helmet and all. I'm just curious...even though I know your love of nature...what will you do with it if you do find a way to retrieve it? Love the Lucy and Ethel reference!!
    annie

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  61. annie- if you click my dining room photo on the sidebar you'll get an idea of how I use them!

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  62. I have a paper wasp nest in my preschool classroom. The neighbor (deceased) brought it to me many years ago, he thought the children would love to see a real bees nest. It hangs above my science table, everyone comments about it especially at the beginning of the school year. You might find one lower to the ground since we had such a mild winter with less snow. Good Luck. Mickey in Pennslyvania.

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  63. I did the exact same thing a few weeks back and posted about it. Except I was crazy enough to stop on the side of the road. You must go back :).

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