Quail Run GreyWater

grewater - system in use

grewater - system in useFirst off, I would like to invite you to the facebook page for Quail Run Farm and join it.  We update it with new info and pictures as the farm grows and becomes better.  You can do that by following this link: https://www.facebook.com/quailrunfarmeaglemountain

Now on to the post.

At Quail Run, we are on a septic tank.  One of the things we try to do is re-use and re-purpose what we can.  And that includes water.  The water that is generated from tasks like washing clothes, taking showers, bathing, etc. is called Greywater.  Basically greywater is water that is generated …

Founding Father Trivia Challenge

How well do you know the Founding Fathers?  Test your knowledge by taking the Founding Fathers Trivia Challenge and then post your results on FaceBook.

This is an example of the FoundingFatherQuotes.com Founding Father Trivia Challenge widget you can add to your site.  For details go to: http://www.foundingfatherquotes.com/quiz/how_to.php to find out how to add this trivia challenge to your website.…

Anger – The Holiday Grinch. (AAR Spectrum)

Image Source:  iStock

Image Source: iStock


Everyone is familiar with the song, “Your a mean one Mr. Grinch.”  “Your a bad banana with a greasy black peel.” How may times do you think that you may of been called a Grinch during the Christmas and Holiday Season? And people “would not want to touch you with a 39 and a half inch pole.” I know that I have, and I have found that at times, Christmas is not a magical season, and is a source of Annoyance, Anger and even Rage (AAR).


Anger can be put on a spectrum of emotions starting …

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.


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


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…

Remove the tint…

Sunset on the Barnegat Bay and Sea Oats - art.com

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.

Herring Cove - art.com

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.

Badgers and Coyotes have been know to share dens.  They have the same food sources.…

Ford Tractor Service Manual Series 2000-7000 1965-1975


Buy at Art.com A Ford Tractor Being Sold During the … Buy From Art.com


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 …