Category: Hobbies

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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Night Photography Using Moonlight

I came across a bunch of really nice night photographs the other day that a few people had taken using the light of the moon. At first I was skeptical that the pictures I was looking at were real, in that they seemed like they were heavily modified. The foreground…

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How To Take Pictures of Fireworks

Much like lightning, taking pictures of fireworks is actually not that hard. Since fireworks are on display at night, you can leave the shutter open for as long as you like. The explosion and light show acts as a giant flash bulb, exposing the shot. All one has to do…

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Motorcycle Smartphone Mount – RAM Mount X-Grip

I needed a smartphone mount for my motorcycle for a couple reasons. Carrying a cell phone in my pocket while riding was quite inconvenient. Especially since I use it as an MP3 player so I can listen to music. Changing playlists and adjusting the volume without first pulling over was…

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Canon EOS 6D Review: What an Upgrade!

Last Christmas (after I made sure all the kids and wife got their toys), I bought myself a new Canon EOS 6D to replace my aging Canon Rebel xTI. It was really start to show signs of old age. It was suffering from dead pixels and at only 8 megapixels,…

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