Roadtrip Stop : Lakeridge Winery

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Out on the road today with my family as well as SB and his, and we saw an old friend, Lakeridge Winery.
My wife and I spent part of our honeymoon, 15 years ago, strolling over their grounds, celebrating the start if our lives together, and enjoying the wine….wine […]

Community Gardens

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Do how does a guy that has no use for organized sports end up driving 4 hours just to spend three days watching a team he doesn’t like play against another team he doesn’t like?
The same way he ends up staying in a state he didn’t care much for, only to […]

Musical Interlude – Gravel Kings

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I realize this is mostly a self-reliance/urban homesteading blog, but I shall be speaking of something mostly unrelated to those subjects, unless you consider music to be good for your mental health.
Over the weekend, I happened to
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A Visit at Bogle’s Bunny Farm

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For the last few months, I have been getting grief from RidgeRunner about the rabbit hides I give him. Grief might be a strong term. Let’s just say he’s bored with white.
Yes, too cryptic, I know. You see, RidgeRunner gets all of the rabbit hides when I […]

Saving Lost Skills – Pioneer Family Days at Heathcote Botanical Gardens

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I received an email from my wife’s aunt, Nan, who happens to be Heathcote Botanical Gardens’s Educational Coordinator. Her email was in regards to yesterday’s post on harvesting meat rabbits. She mentioned that she would be willing to run the camera for […]

When I was a Kid in WV: The Mystery Monster in the Cave – The Reveal

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Last week, I mentioned an adventure I had with my teenage friends, Charlie, Bob, and Mike Cottrill. If you’ve not read it, go read it first, otherwise reading this is like reading the last chapter in a […]


When I was a Kid in WV: The Mystery Monster in the Cave Part I

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This is a true story from my childhood.
Collecting ginseng was a way for us to raise a decent amount of money for what appeared to be very little effort.¬† In the mid-80’s it was selling for around $200 […]

Unknown Places: IRC Public Shooting Range

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When do you welcome the government into your gun life? When they operate a public shooting range at the county level.
First, its good to be back at the keyboard. Thanks for all the well-wishes. I’m hurting, but have been sitting idle for about 36 hours since my […]

“Visiting Unknown Places” – Discount Tackle in Ft. Pierce

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Florida is FULL of unknown places, or at least places that most folks will drive by for years, and not realize what a gem they’ve been missing out on. Fishing spots,¬†restaurants, mom and pop stores, shady rest spots, and other great places to add […]