On the Farm – Goats and Poison Ivy


Goats and Poison Ivy Goats have a knack of eating things that no other animal will eat.  What a goat loves more than life itself is the tender branches and leaves of a weeping willow…

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On the Farm – Goat Peyton Place


Goat Peyton Place Goats get a bad rep. The Bible has not one good thing to say about goats. If you’re a sheep, then Jesus is going to be there to shepherd you. But if…

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On the Farm – Safe Sex with Turkeys


Safe Sex with Turkeys Most people at work knew I had a farm. I had to turn down offers of an ostrich, a de-natured skunk, and a large snake. “Yeah, no thanks, we don’t keep…

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Colored Easter Chicks

On the Farm – Nose-less Louie and the Pink Chick of Doom


Nose-less Louie and the Pink Chick of Doom When you have a farm, you are an obvious dumping ground for any ill-advised livestock purchase gone wrong. When I was a kid, they used to dye…

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Day Tripping with Rick – Biking the Burgh – Pittsburgh, PA


Today’s trip is one of our favorites.  We live near Pittsburgh.  Our rivers define us.  The Monongahela from the south, and the Allegheny from the north meet at Point State Park to form the Ohio….

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Day Tripping with Rick – Bryce Canyon National Park


Our last day in southwest Utah is the best of the lot, a trip to Bryce Canyon National Park.  National parks are like the story of Goldilocks. Most, like the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone are…

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