Interview with Benjamin Franklin

It was my honor to sit down with Benjamin Franklin to discuss his views on some of the common topics of the day as well as his view of what the “American Dream” is.  The following post contains that interview and some interesting facts about Benjamin Franklin.

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Before we start with the interview, I want to give you some back ground information on Benjamin Franklin and who he is.  He was born January 17,1706.  He was one of 10 children born to Josiah Franklin and his second wife Abiah Floger.  Franklin is one of the Founding Fathers of the …

Military Posers

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1024px-Flag_funeralOne thing in the news that has me up in arms lately (and there have been a few), but this one I am going to write about.  I HATE MILITARY POSERS.  If you don’t know what I mean, here are just a few examples:

More People Than Ever Pretending to be Navy SEALS – “Only 500 [SEALs] served in Vietnam. And we’ve met all 20,000 of them,” said Steve Robinson, a former SEAL in Forsyth, Mo., and author of “No Guts, No Glory: Unmasking Navy SEAL Imposters.” NY Man Busted Pretending to be Soldier for First Class Upgrade – “Rock Diaz, 22,…

Remove the tint…

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This morning, while riding into work, I was looking out the window at the sun rising over the mountains.  And I was enjoying the sunrise when we turned and headed towards it.  At that point the sunrise came to life.  The colors were amazing.  It was at that point that I realized that the tint on the side window was not only removing the harsh glare from the sun, but it was also muting the colors.  Making the sunrise less colorful and vibrant.

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How many times do we allow ourselves to look at life through tinted eyes.  How often do …

Society needs more than laws.

Long Spoons……

There is a parable, fable, or allegory about long spoons.  The fable goes as follows.

Swami was having a conversation with Lord Shiva one day and said Lord, “I would like to know what heaven and hell are like”.

 

Lord Shiva led the Swami to two doors.

 

He opened one of the doors and the Swami looked in. In the middle of the room was a large round table. In the middle of the table was a large pot of stew, which smelled delicious and made the Swami’s mouth water.

 

The people sitting around the

Badger Cam – 4/28/2014 – 5/2/2014

The badger has not been seen for a couple of days (she may either be having her babies, or has moved to another den, they have several they use and move around a lot.)

BUT, we have seen some more coyotes during the night.  Below are a few pictures of the Badger, and them some coyote pictures as well.   The only thing caught on the camera last night (5/1/2014) was when I turned on the camera and when I collected the SD card.
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Badgers and Coyotes have been know to share dens.  They have the same food sources.…

Ford Tractor Service Manual Series 2000-7000 1965-1975

 

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I have an OLD FORD 1973 4500 Tractor that I purchased at the end of last year.  And I wanted to find a service manual for it.  I looked everywhere for one, and found it hard to believe that I could not find one for FREE as a .pdf on-line.  So I am putting it up for FREE here, after I purchased a .pdf copy of it.  I guess I want everyone that owns this tractor to be able to download it without having to pay for …

Badgers – Quail Run Farm

Quail Run farm has some new residents.  Badgers.  Badgers are pretty common in Utah according to the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources.  You can find out more info on Badgers by going to their website: http://dwrcdc.nr.utah.gov/rsgis2/search/Display.asp?FlNm=taxitaxu

The problem with watching badgers is that they are nocturnal and are most active during the night.  For that reason, I purchased a low cost game camera to take pictures of the badger. I purchased a Moultrie A5 Low Glow Game Camera on amazon.com to get some pictures of the badger. I am posting some of them here.

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Angel Baby

Over the last few months, I have learned exactly how hard it is to try to do everything the Lord asks of you and not expect him to help you out while doing it.  One of my big struggles with religion I would say is Faith.  I know that there is a creator, that things were planned and created and did not happen just by chance, but I find I have a hard time letting my pride go and actually rely on the Lord for help.  This blog post may sound different from other posts, but this one I am …

HoneyBees – Day 14 – First Hive Inspection

On 5/11/2013 we opened the honey bee hive we have to see what has been going on for the last two weeks since we installed the package.  Below are the pictures we took during the process, Momzoo is the photographer.  Punk #2, future bee keeper, helped and you can see her doing some of the work with the frames.
IMG_4002We picked early in the morning, but after the hive was active to open it.  The idea behind this is to allow some of the hive to go out looking for pollen so that there are not as many bees in the hive.  …