Raising Hens from Chicks

Baby Chicken

Raising chickens turned out to be a lot more fun than I imagined. I was a bit nervous at first because we were venturing into the unknown, but after a few months I realized it wasn’t going to be difficult. In fact, as they got older, the easier it got. Five years ago we bought our first batch of six pullets. All survived the first 4 years, but one by one they started dieing off for unknown reasons. No signs of distress, disease or injury. In fact, two of them…
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What Disinfectant Kills Coronavirus (COVID-19, SARS, MERS)


Their words don’t match the actions, and yet China tells us they have everything under control. Quarantining close to 60 million people, shutting down businesses, restricting human-to-human interactions and possibly welding apartments shut to keep people from leaving their homes, seems to have had little affect on the spreading of the novel coronavirus. Doctors leaking information mysteriously die. People posting videos disappear. Activists posting contradictory articles to the official government releases are apprehended. And there is some evidence to suggest this particular virus was being researched in a laboratory just…
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Huge Chunks of Ice Fall From The Sky

huge chunks of ice fall from the sky

A strange phenomenon seems to be occurring all around the world, in which large chunks of ice fall from the sky. In many cases, there isn’t a cloud in sight. Certainly not a frequent event, but perplexing nonetheless. And unlike ball-lightning, the Lockness Monster and Big Foot, this phenomenon has been well documented with pictures and insurance reports, time and time again. Megacryometeor is a term used to describe a large block of ice that falls from the atmosphere under clear sky conditions. Just how large are we talking? Most…
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Vacationing In St Lucia At The Coconut Bay Resort

Coconut Bay Resort, St Lucia

My family’s new goal is to have at least one vacation a year, someplace new, and someplace warm. Since nearly all of us come from Colorado, it’s nice to get a break from the winter cold. So, after over a year of planning and debate, we chose the all-inclusive Coconut Bay Resort in St Lucia during early January, 2020 for our 8 day vacation. In total, nine of us went. My family of four, my sister’s family of four, and my mother all made the 8.5 hour flight(s) from Denver…
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Lt. Col Rankin – Pilot Ejects Into Thunderstorm

pilot ejects into thunderstorm

The year was 1959. Lt Colonel William Rankin, an experienced and veteran pilot of both World War II and Korea, was flying his F-8 Crusader on a routine flight from South Weymouth Naval Air Station, Massachusetts to Beaufort, North Carolina with his wing-man Lt. Herbert Nolan. At an altitude of 47,000 feet and a speed of Mach .82, they were avoiding the turbulent weather below. Weather like this is common in the area during the summer months. They where just minutes away from the start of their descent when trouble…
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Growing Dwarf Fruit Trees Indoors

Fruit Tree

Dwarf fruit trees are incredibly fun to grow. And despite their small compact size, it’s amazing how much fruit they produce. It can however, be a challenge to grow these trees in the colder climates such as Colorado, but it is possible to have a high-yielding fruit tree without a whole lot of hassle. From the late Spring to late Fall, I leave my dwarf lemon and lime trees outside, and they do extremely well. For the colder months when the temperatures start to drop below freezing, I have to…
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Are Plastic Pots Safe for Growing Vegetables and Fruit?

In some climates, it’s easier to grow vegetables and dwarf fruit trees in plastic pots or containers rather than the ground. Such is the case in the higher elevations of Colorado Springs where the winters are long, the ground is very compacted, and the dry summer winds sap moisture from the leaves and the ground. Very little grows naturally in this area, except a small variety of weeds, grasses and the ever resilient Cottonwood tree. For these reasons, many of us in this area grow our vegetables and small dwarf…
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