Photographs of an Old Colorado Farmhouse

South of Ellicot on the eastern plains of Colorado stands and an old farmhouse built many years ago. It’s long since been abandoned. Missing its windows and doors, though, it’s still stands after years of being abused by the rain, wind and sun. I marked this farm on my GPS…

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Wildlife Found in My Colorado Backyard

With each passing week, the urge to photograph grows stronger and stronger. Perhaps more so now that it’s starting to get warm outside. With winter coming to an end and spring just a week away, the urge to start practicing my photography has taken on a new challenge. That being,…

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Is Ball Lightning Real?

Ball lightning is as mysterious as Big Foot and as controversial as UFO’s. No scientist has ever been able to conclusively prove its existence while at the same time no scientist has been able to prove it doesn’t exist. All we have are sketches and eyewitness accounts which unfortunately hold…

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How Big Should A Chicken Run Be?

When I first built my coop, I figured 32 sqft would be enough space for a chicken run. I imagined some of our six hens would be inside, while others would be outside. Turns out, that wasn’t the case because the chickens like follow each other. When one goes out,…

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Does Molting Stop Chickens From Laying Eggs?

So we’re a little over one year into our chicken experiment and I can honestly say, it’s been a lot of fun! It’s not nearly as hard as I thought it would be, nor as messy. As we gain experience, we learn what to be concerned about, and what’s normal….

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Silverton Colorado Motorcycle Ride

In August, my BMW 800 GS Adventure and I got to know each other quite well. After 4 days of off-road riding through some rather grueling terrain in Silverton and Telluride Colorado, my body and my bike were banged up pretty good. But oh man, was it fun! About 40…

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Taping Windows During a Hurricane

Some homeowners apply masking or duct tape to their windows in preparation for a hurricane. The theory being, the tape will prevent the windows from breaking. The fact is, tape will do nothing to help preserve your windows or protect your home. There are far better things to spend your…

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