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A New World Record Whitetail Shot In Tennessee?

February 17th, 2017

Who would believe that this past fall a whitetail deer would be felled by a muzzleloader that would challenge the present world record non-typical. A 27 year old farm boy named Stephen Tucker will become one of the biggest celebrities in the whitetail hunting world, and no doubt a millionaire to boot! It all started […]

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Police Office Impaled By Marijuana Grow Trap

February 16th, 2017

WYOMING, MICH. The person who set up a bed of screws to protect a marijuana grow operation, seriously injuring a Wyoming police officer, might face charges if prosecutors can find a criminal statute that applies. Its harder than they thought. Existing law covering booby-traps addresses spring-loaded devices and explosives, but apparently not a bed of […]

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The Perils of Trump

February 13th, 2017

Trump has become one of the most unpopular Presidents in history in the shortest time on record. Because he lost the popular vote by such a wide margin, he didnt enter office with much support outside his party. That support is now gone. Whether Trumps approval rating will drop further depends largely on independents and […]

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2017 Spring Turkey Season Right Around The Corner

February 12th, 2017

These are some of the things I carry in my backpack when turkey hunting. Season opens herein April, and last report was winter has been a “no show” over much of the state. We got a little around the cabin last evening, but thankfully Monroe missed most of it. I put in for the first […]

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Hip Replacement Surgery Wildwood Orthopaedic Hospital Sylvania Ohio!

February 10th, 2017

Sorry it has been so long since I’ve written a post, but I have a great excuse! My left hip was totally replaced less than a week ago, which has left me quite immobile! I started having hip pain about a year and a half ago after my 69 year old body attempted a 150 […]

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Get With The Program

February 06th, 2017

Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter. Thomas Jefferson Jefferson and the other framers of the constitution made sure that our democracy included a free press. They understood that it was a […]

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Bygone Era Big Buck!

February 02nd, 2017

You would be surprised at what you can find in someones shed, old shop, or a garage sale! I personally am not one to hunt through someone else’s “stuff”, but my older brother Randy is! He is particularly on the lookout for old taxidermy mounts, and I would say he has hundreds of whitetail deer […]

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Winter Venison And Its Benefits!

February 01st, 2017

Not very long ago I wrote about a venison meatloaf that I had made. To me winter is prime time venison eating time! I love the taste of venison, but that is not the only reason I enjoy the bounty of nature. According to the USDAs website on nutrition, venison is one of the most […]

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Greenery color is in for 2017

January 31st, 2017

The folks who help drive popular culture have finally acknowledged what gardeners have known all along, green is the color of the year for 2017. Actually green has been the color of the year every year for gardeners. More specifically, for non-gardeners, this year the color is Pantone “Greenery 15-0343“, a very specific shade of … Continue reading Greenery color is in for 2017

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Roadblocks To Building Your Own Cabin

January 30th, 2017

In late summer my future son-in-law and I had an Amish building company put up a 16 x 30 foot barn style shell on my property. All I had to do was finish it off. You know water well, water lines, plumbing, electrical, propane lines, furnace, water heater, septic, trenching and tool rentals, interior walls, […]

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Florida Burmese Python Stalked By Irula Tribesman From India!

January 26th, 2017

For years, Florida wildlife officials have struggled to tackle a growing problem in the Everglades: the invasive Burmese python, which devours the mammal population (like raccoons, opossum and rabbits) and out-competes native predators (such as alligators) in the process. The species, which is native to Southeast Asia, has been introduced over the last few decades […]

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Cougars Preying On Pets In Oregon

January 25th, 2017

In a scenario that could come from a B movie, normally timid mountain lions are forced by heavy snows into a remote community, where they feast on pets and chickens. It’s happening in Oregon.Cougars prowling through La Pine have killed two pets and at least 12 chickens, stoking fear in the town in the piney […]

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Virginia Bear Cub Fights For Survival!

January 24th, 2017

Their cries helped two hunters find them. Animal officials in Virginia said two small black bear cubs were discovered alone in a den without their mama. Hunters called animal officials and biologists recommended they leave the cubs overnight and wait for mom to return. But the next day, the little bears were still alone. The […]

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Make plant tags from broken window blinds

January 12th, 2017

A new winter gardening project presented itself yesterday. The frame on one of our window blinds snapped as I was pulling on the cord to open it and the whole works crashed to the floor. As it turns out, mini-blind slats make fine pot markers, you know, those small white tags that gardeners use to … Continue reading Make plant tags from broken window blinds

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Bias and Free Press

January 10th, 2017

One of the freedoms cherished by the founding fathers was a free press. They felt it was an essential part of a robust democracy. They also were not so nave as to ignore the challenges that come with unfettered publishing. The basic challenge is balancing the publics right to know with the power that a […]

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Insecticides work in different way

January 05th, 2017

Winter is a time of planning for gardeners. I decided during the deep, dark days of the dead of winter to take inventory of my fertilizers and pesticides. That got me thinking about some of the different insecticides and how they work. Chemical insecticides have been around a long time. Fortunately, modern chemistry has eliminated … Continue reading Insecticides work in different way

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Check those plants you moved indoors for scale insects

January 03rd, 2017

With Christmas and other hectic, holiday happenings over, now is a good time to check those plants you brought inside for winter. When potted plants live outside during the summer, they become susceptible to infestations of all kinds of insects. Usually, if they are in reasonably good health they can tolerate a moderate insect attack. … Continue reading Check those plants you moved indoors for scale insects

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Protect potted perennials from winter cold

January 03rd, 2017

Just about every year, going into winter, I have perennials or other potted plants left over from the growing season that never got planted for one reason or another. I usually have plans for them so I like to keep them over winter. It’s a good idea to keep plants out as long as possible … Continue reading Protect potted perennials from winter cold

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Trumps Ticking Time Bomb

December 22nd, 2016

There are a lot of things that could blow up the young Trump presidency. Conflicts of interest abound. Russian hacking could easily become the dog that bit its owner. Foreign conflicts involving China, Russia, Israel, Turkey, or Iran all loom on the horizon. ISIS lone-wolf attacks will continue and may soon begin to focus on […]

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What Happened?

December 20th, 2016

  We elected Trump president. He is by all objective accounts the least qualified person ever elected to this office. Yes he is a businessman and by all appearances a very wealthy person. We have elected business people to this office in the past, but never one with absolutely no government experience. We have also […]

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