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Cats The Killer No One Wants To Talk About Especially The Humane Society!

October 20th, 2016

When the Wildlife Center of Virginia, a hospital for native wild animals, took a close look at a decades worth of admissionsrecords, it found the unsurprisingculprits behind many of the thousands of injuries and deaths: cats. More startling was the sheer number of native species more than 80 that felines had preyed upon […]

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East Carolina Marching Band Learns Actions Have Consequences!

October 19th, 2016

Just Consequences for Marching Band National Anthem Snub By Michael Reagan Recently college kids late to the bandwagon decided to make a statement where the less virtuous would be unable to miss it. Nineteen members of the East Carolina Pirates marching band took a knee while playing the Star Spangled Banner during a home game. […]

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Wolves VS Dogs: Wolves Win!

October 18th, 2016

40 dogs killed by wolves during Wisconsin bear hunt; experts puzzled Wisconsin bear hunters achieved a typically high success rate during a month long season that concluded last week, but experts are still trying to determine why a record number of hunting dogs were killed in the process. According to the Wisconsin State Journal, at […]

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DNR Adds 5 Michigan Reptiles/Amphibians To In Danger List!

October 17th, 2016

It’s now illegal to kill, trap these Michigan reptiles, amphibians LANSING, Mich. Five reptiles and amphibians have been added to a list of “animals of special concern” in Michigan. It’s illegal to kill or trap those animals or remove them from the wild. TheMichigan Natural Resources Commissionagreed last week to place the mudpuppy, Fowler’s toad, […]

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Northern Exposure!

October 16th, 2016

My wife and I and two close friends (Bob and Linda Baltrip) just returned from almost a week at out place in Luzerne. The fall colors are almost in “peak” form, and the 4 maples around our cabin are “showing off” just a little. We were able to see quite a bit of northern Michigan […]

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The Three Ironies of Trump

October 14th, 2016

Trump has been talking about Bill Clintons infidelities and his alleged predation of women since the start of his campaign. After his poor showing in the first debate, he brought it up again. He promised to respond to Clintons use of a former Miss Universe with a no-holds-barred expose on Bill Clintons history. Then the […]

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Poor planting habits result in poor root growth

October 13th, 2016

This week a friend showed me something that he pulled from his vegetable garden while doing his end of season clean-up. It was the stem and root of a cabbage plant. The cabbage that developed from that original root system did produce a head but it was much smaller than normal. I would guess it … Continue reading Poor planting habits result in poor root growth

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Warty French heirloom pumpkin

October 13th, 2016

I’ve grown a lot of different varieties of pumpkins in the past, big, small, orange,white, striped and everything in between. None ever got the number of comments that my warty pumpkins have. It’s easy to understand why people are so interested in them once you see them up close and personal. I get many people … Continue reading Warty French heirloom pumpkin

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Trump Couldnt Care Less

October 11th, 2016

By now everyone on earth knows that Trump sometimes behaves like a pubescent middle school jerk. His excuse is that this sort of stuff goes on in places where men gather all the time. As a man who has spent a lot of time in locker rooms from my youth to the present day, I […]

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Superintendent Aaron Thomas Your A Disgrace!

October 10th, 2016

Below is an account of what took place in Coraopolis Penn. recently at a Cornell high school football game! A color guard of military veterans from the local V.F.W. was asked to present “the colors” before the game. While these veterans stood at attention (as best they could) the National Anthem started to play! At […]

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Bears V.S. Tourist In Americas Parks!

October 07th, 2016

High above the glassy waters of Hebgen Lake, just outside of West Yellowstone, Im armed with an industrial-size can of pepper spray and scanning for grizzly bears. I know theyre here: The mud is indented with Shaq-size prints. Claw marks and clumps of coarse hair extend 9 feet up the pine trees. Freshly deposited on […]

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Screwworm Infesting Florida Keys Deer

October 06th, 2016

Screwworm flies lay their eggs in the wounds of injured animals, after which the larvae hatch and then feed on the wound as it becomes larger. Theyre in as gory of a condition as you can imagine, Clark said of the infected deer. Staff members started seeing more deer with open sores and lesions infested […]

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Trumps Twilight Zone

October 04th, 2016

  This has been a remarkable week or so in a remarkable campaign. There appears to be another dimension that the Trump campaign and their supporters live in. Its the twilight zone where belief trumps fact and reality is defined by the campaign and the candidate. Exhibit 1Who won the debate? This one is easy […]

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Colt 223/556 AR-15A4 Equals Straight Shooting

October 03rd, 2016

img_6592While Dave and i were at bear camp we did have an opportunity to do some target practice with the various weapons we brought with us. Unbeknownst to me Dave had brought me a birthday present, and the day before my birthday presented me with a Colt 223 AR-15A4 with a Leupold mount and a […]

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The Bear Hunters Return

September 30th, 2016

Anyone who has ever done a self guided bear hunt knows the work involved in preparing for such! Collecting bait, packing, trailers, four wheelers, trail camera’s, guns/bows and ammo, food, tree stands and ground blinds are but a few of the items on any bear hunters check list. Where we go a four wheel drive […]

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Giant ragweed

September 29th, 2016

Earlier this week I spotted a stand of giant ragweed growing next to a parking lot. That brought back memories from long ago when I had a small farm and was growing corn and soybeans.Back then there were a lot of those types of small farms around. I was a young guy and was excited … Continue reading Giant ragweed

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A Magnificent Specimen

September 21st, 2016

On a recent trip to a country dairy farm with my grandson my eye was captured by a piece of natural art. It was an exceptionally well-formed bird dropping perched atop a fence post. In an attempt to keep my young charge focused on the animals I did not direct his attention to the miniature […]

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Trump a Joker, a Welsher, and a Crook

September 20th, 2016

Donald Trump nearly went personally bankrupt in the early 90s as his casino empire collapsed. Bankers forced him to give up his majority holdings in four properties, sell his yacht, and his airline. He rebuilt his casino/real estate empire only to see it collapse again in 2004 and 2009. As part of the 2004 bankruptcy, […]

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Different approach to controlling field bindweed

September 08th, 2016

I came across an old publication about dealing with weeds in farm and garden situations. The author discussed why weeds grow where they do and how we can use that knowledge to reduce weeds naturally without the use of herbicides.Needless to say, that is a large and complex topic, too big to go into detail … Continue reading Different approach to controlling field bindweed

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Netting on grapes

September 08th, 2016

We had to get our bird netting on the grape vines this week. The grapes have been turning purple very quickly and are getting sweeter by the day. That whole process of ripening is known as veraison in the wine making world. But for me and the neighborhood birds, it’s just plain ripening. The birds … Continue reading Netting on grapes

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