November 10th, 2020

The not so Perfect Game Camera: Night Video

The trick to capturing pictures, and video, is to know where things are going to be and to put the camera up before they arrive. In the short term, this is a matter of luck, in the long term it becomes a matter of experience. In winter, this is easier. Tracks in the snow provide…

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Why are there flies in my house? There’s snow outside!

If your home is anything like ours, it has had an abundance of flies lately. You may ask yourselves “why now?” – after all, it’s snowy out, and there can’t be much food for them. Shouldn’t they die with the cold like everything else? You’d be entirely right in thinking so. Regardless of the type…

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”
-Mark Twain

Are there bugs in your mail?

I recently started working for the United States Postal Service, and, while I’ve been seeing quite a few bugs lately, few are the kind I like. While I’m not terribly fond of them, the sheer numbers these bugs occur in has been very impressive. Mercifully, with elections past, there’s been a sizeable reduction in the…


Prairie Communists and Rhubarb Pie

The communism you encounter in Montana and the Dakotas is generally based on Acts 2:44 “And all that believed were together, and had all things in common.”  On the prairies of Montana and the Dakotas, communal ownership and living is not Godless communism, it is based on that verse from the New Testament. They’re Hutterites…

My Super Spreader Event

I am an experienced super-spreader.  Not recently though – my super-spreader event occurred in 1953 when I was 3 years-old.  Dad was a CWO4 boatswain aboard the USS Breckenridge (AP-176), a troop transport.  Ships complement of 426 enlisted men and 40 officers – accommodations for 393 officers and 4,896 enlisted troops.   I had the opportunity…

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Adapting to the Cold- Conifers

As it starts to get colder, animals have several options. “Leave for warmer places” is the primary strategy of migratory birds. Many animals take the “Find somewhere warm and stay there” strategy that is my personal approach to winter. Many animals find warm dens for the winter and hibernate, avoiding the cold and snow altogether.…

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