Blog 5:

A person or “couple” I’d say within in my community that excels at what they do, would have to be; Mike Wolfe and his partner Frank Fritz from American Pickers. They excel what they do becuase they go into every pick with a very open mind, as well as they usually have an idea of what they’re looking for, like anyone else they have a their own taste/style. While the guys are willing to buy pretty much anything old, their particular interests include items having to do with the auto industry and classic toys. These guys have no qualms digging through boxes or piles filled with items that have accumulated over the years, which are often located in such places as barns or spare rooms in the owners’ homes. I think that these traits put them over the top becuse most people would get annoyed or wouldn’t bother to put in the work that these guys do. (157)

Blog 4:

I have honestly never had a conflict in my community, unless you count really wanting something and no one having it for sale or for sale at a price you’re not willing to pay to pay for it. The only way to resolve this issue is to either keep consistantly looking for what you’re looking for or pay what the seller is asking/ bargin and maybe get the price down to a price that you’re more willing to pay. (86)

Blog 3:

A trend related to my community would have to currently be wooden rolling pins. This shift of focus means that remakes and mass produced pins will start popping up everywhere, and suddenly everyone and their mothers’ will have “vintage” or “antique” rolling pins, which mean you’ll have to know what to look for if you’re trying to buy a genuine item. This also means that the price of rolling pins will sky rocket due to demand and that sellers will almost always try and highball you on the price, trying to make the top dollar. (106)

 

Blog 2:

Some of the skills you will aquire in this discourse community are learning when to be able to tell if something vintage is a remake, or an original. For examle; solid wooden rolling pins have become very popular in the recent years thus creating a demand for then which promted a mass production. In the discourse community of yardsailers you gain the knowledge and experience of ‘the real thing’ aswell as learning and researching the different bands youll see on the various assortment of antiques and eclectic. Some of these skills would come to use in my field of study because of the attention to detail, some of the job possibilities include; well water testing, enviromental educator, restoration technician, as well as working as a advocator. To just the average joe, these jobs may seem bland but they arent to us.

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Blog 1: Introduction

Welcome!!

I understand that you have found your way into our little community, maybe by chance or by having your own yardsale. Whichever the case, I’d like to extend the warmest of welcomes.

Some of the things that draw me to this community would be the whole idea or repurposing/recycling, as well as you’re able to meet like-minded people such as yourself or me. For example; rather than going to the store and buying something brand spankin’ new for full price, you get it from someone who no longer needs or wants it, and you get it at WAY less than half the price, also you’d rather give something a second-life rather than simply throwing it away…which is pretty cool if you ask me.  You may also have  knack for barganing with people; some people pick up tricks while out yardsaling, others just have a talent for it.

No one really has specific roles persay, but we all try to let other people know about yards sales that they may not know about by posting on our facebook page, word of mouth, and if you’re hardcore enough you’ll be checking websites like kijiji to see what is going on when and where, then mapping out all teh places to see where you think the best stuff will be.

ps. You’ll have ALOT of early mornings.

Things that draw me to this community, would have to be all the interesting people that you have the possibility of meeting along the way, as well as all the neat, vintage, antique, collectible, rare things you can have the possibility of seeing and finding on your travels while yardsaling. You have so many oppertnities to learn about where you’re from or where you are, and ouget to experience what a rich history that lives in the communities we all live in.

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Blog 10:

Classes beginning at 8:00 am should be banned at Fleming.

I think classes that start at/or before 8 am should be banned at Fleming college. College students are up later studying or working. Along with that, students are on their own now.. they don’t have anyone pushing them out the door to go to class, let alone get out of bed if they over-tired. I know from experience that when I’m stuck at work till 10:30 or later and I have class the next morning I struggle to get out of bed, because I go home and I’m up till 1 or 2 or even stay up all night doing projects and things for school. I also think that they should be banned because no one likes to get up that early and sit in a classroom all day, then go to work all night. Thirdly, I think this because its not very fair to commuters driving from a distance, in the winter they may need up to double the travel time as not every highway or road is plowed by 7:30am to accommodate the travelers. To conclude, these are the reasons why I, as a student think that 8am classes should be banned at Fleming college.

 

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Species Profile Draft 2:

The Gray Treefrog

The Gray Tree Frogs’ name comes from the latin word Hyla Versicolor, which has chameleon like abilities to change its colours.

Habitat:

The gray tree frog can be found in a wide varity of trees and shrubs near permanent water sources. The species usually lives in woodlands but may also stay in orchards. The gray treefrog is a true “tree frog”: it can be found at the top of the tallest trees. These frogs are rarely seen outside the breeding season. When they are not active, they hide in tree holes, under bark, in rotten logs, and under leaves and tree roots.  Overwinter they stay under leaf litter and snow cover. Their eggs and larvae develop in shallow woodland ponds and marshes, puddles, ponds in forest clearings, swamps, bogs and many other kinds of permanent or temporary water bodies that have no significant current, including ponds that humans have excavated. (Skelly, 1992; Harding, 1997)

Interesting:

Treefrogs depend on forests. Therefore, habitat loss and degradation due to clearcutting, roads, agriculture and urbanization are the main threats to these frogs. Their tendency to remain in trees, coupled with excellent camouflage, probably serve as effective defense against predation.

If kept in captivity or as a house pet, provide a small water dish for them to soak in. It does not need to be too large but should allow frogs to fully soak in it at night, which they may often do. Chlorinated tap water is not safe for use and should be treated with an aquarium product that removes and neutralizes chlorine, chloramines and heavy metals before they submerge in it. (Skelly, 1992)

Food:

Gray tree frogs have a large appetite. They accept most soft-bodied invertebrates including crickets, moths, flies, waxworms, small silkworms and earthworms. The majority of a gray tree frog diet should consist of live crickets. Offer crickets every two or three days. Usually between three and six crickets per frog is enough. Every few feedings, a different type of food can be substituted for crickets. Juvenile frogs should be fed more frequently than adults, as often as every day. Coat crickets and other food items in high quality powder vitamin and mineral supplements designed for reptiles and amphibians. These supplements help ensure nutritional requirements are met. Use them at every other feeding for adult gray tree frogs and at every feeding for babys. 

Life Expectancy:

Eastern Gray Tree Frogs can live to be 7 to 9 years old in the wild, and 7 years in captivity.
Maturation:

Gray Tree frogs are polygynous (more than 1 female partner at a time). The female choice dominates the mating scheme of gray treefrogs, since the female approaches the male with the most prolonged and frequent calls. If a male frog nearby hears he will entice her with a mating call back. Successful calling results in amplexus as the female deposits eggs which are externally fertilized by the male. Almost immediately, the large egg mass breaks into small, loose egg clusters of 10 to 40 eggs attach to plants or other structures within the pond. Depending on the water temperature, the tadpoles hatch in three to seven days. (Harding, 1997)

References:

Dryophytes versicolor . (n.d.). Retrieved November 29, 2017, from http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/55687/0

Gray Tree Frog Pet Care Sheet >> Amphibian Care. (2017, August 28). Retrieved December 01, 2017, from http://amphibiancare.com/2012/10/22/gray-tree-frog/

Web, A. D. (n.d.). Critter Catalog. Retrieved December 01, 2017, from http://www.biokids.umich.edu/critters/Hyla_versicolor/

Mueller, L. A. (n.d.). Hyla versicolor (Gray Treefrog). Retrieved December 01, 2017, from http://animaldiversity.org/accounts/Hyla_versicolor/