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Ravings of a rural mad man

The Subtle Art of Dine and Dash… Nearly.

Our story takes place at the Wagon Wheel, a great family diner in Delmont, PA right off of rt22. Driving home from an estate sale, Liam asked if we could eat somewhere.  Being right near Delmont, Laurie thought of the Wagon Wheel right off the bat and the...

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Laurie Flew to Dallas – 5 Days of Survival

Setting the stage... So my wife Laurie went on a trip to Dallas, TX and left me at home with my two sons, Harrington and Liam, and our three dogs, Tess (Beagle Mix), Wiggles (Poodle Mix), and Jake (Australian Shepard) and I was also dog sitting Luna, my Sarah and...

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Why we named our chickens Marge.

We got Chickens.  We named them, "Marge". The story started about 3 or 4 years ago when we were driving back from someplace or another and happened to pass an Amish farm with a sign, "Chickens for Sale." On a whim, we stopped in. We ended up with ten chicks- ten...

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Bootstrap Marketing for Small Business

Written for the frustrated business owner. This article will help you get a game plan together for your small business marketing efforts.  Its designed to be a self-start guide.  If you are looking to hire an agency to manage your marketing, be prepared to...

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Buck Season 2017 – 8 Point Whitetail Harvest

While I come from a family of hunters and trappers in the little town of Ligonier in western Pennsylvania, at a young age I never really had an interest in hunting. I think it was more of a patience thing looking back. This year, with the nice late November weather, I...

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Robb Decided to Make Paella

Paella Ingredients Chicken 2 legs 2 thighs 4 wings Paella 1 tbsp smoked paprika 2 tbsp fresh cut oregano 2 cups saffron rice 2 cups chicken broth 1/2 tsp  salt 1 tsp black pepper 2 Tbsp olive oil Three cloves chopped garlic 1 tsp red pepper flakes 1 bay...

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Shed Snake Encounter

So I went out to our shed to see if I had a cat crate in there and when I opened the door... a little mouse desperately jumped out between my legs and ran off! I never had that happen before and when I looked down... I saw this guy slithering around an old walking...

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Sudden Honey Bee Swarm

Just a day in the life of a Luther. I was helping my brother by taking some video of a few of Queen honey bee cells (He is breeding queens) when I noticed a whole lot of activity around his garage.     My brother is a beekeeper (among other things) and has a small...

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Cape May Point State Park – New Jersey

We took the ferry from Lewes, DE to Cape May, NJ and had to check out the lighthouse at Cape May Point State Park.  This is such a cool spot.  We didn't hike any of the trails but we did check out the lighthouse and the old WWII gun battery. When you look...

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Cushe Slippers – Oh lord my feet

So I almost ruined my entire vacation because I actually forgot completely just how flat my feet are. The Cushe slippers I picked out looked awesome but were not really designed with arch support in mind. On day one, we went and got beach...

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Egmont Key – Forts & Turtles

Egmont Key is a Florida State park that is now primarily a wildlife refuge but has a military history as well. It was a strategic military fort (Ft. Dade) during the Spanish American War and held military significance through WWI & WWII.

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Off to Clearwater Beach Florida!

My wife ran down the hall of our small Ligonier, PA office and into Christine's office and said, "I need a vacation!"  On Christine's wall was a postcard of a beautiful blue beach.  Laurie pointed to it and said, "Send us there!" The postcard...

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World War 3 Paintball – Johnstown, PA

I got to go World War 3 Paintball in Johnstown for the birthday party of a family friend. This is by far the best indoor paintball arena I have ever been to. Here is a quick run through if you want to see what the course is like: The prices are very reasonable and the...

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