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 …

How far they have come….

Albert Sydney Herlong, Jr (Feb 1909 – Dec 1995) U.S. Representative from Florida (Jan 1967 – Jan 1969)

Albert S. Herlong, Jr was a US Representative for the 4th district in Florida from 1967-1969.   On Jan 10, 1963 he read to the house by the request of a Mrs. Nordman a list of “Current Communist Goals,”  this list was taken from a book called, “The Naked Communist,” by Cleon Skousen.  If you would like to see a complete list, you can find it at: http://rense.com/general32/americ.htm.  I am only going to list of few of them here to open …

Thousands of BEES!!

Can anyone guess how many bees are in a 3lb package of bees?  The answer is 3-4 Thousand bees.  If you have ever wondered what a package of 3-4 Thousand bees looks like, well, you are in luck.  Below is the photo you have been looking for, as well as how we installed that package into a new hive. Note, you can see the candy plug sitting on top of the package.

3-4 Thousand bees and one queen.

3-4 Thousand bees and one queen.

Now the question is, how do you get these bees to move into the hive?  Here is what our hive looks …

Preppers

One of the titles that the current media has villainized is that of Prepper.  I think it is funny that current media is trying to make anyone who is preparing for hard times is considered a zealot or a nut job.  But heck, the LDS church has been telling us to be a prepper for a LONG time now (food storage).  There is absolutely nothing WRONG with being prepared for hard times, and having your family in order.  The thing that I think they don’t get is that as the LDS Church also teaches is that everything should be done …

My Political Philosphy

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Back in February of 2009, I wrote an Open Letter to Politicians.  In this letter I stated what qualities I think that politicians should have.  I am going to step it up a notch and do a post on my political stance.  Basically this is a post that explains where I stand politically, and some of the reasoning behind it.  Basically if I were to run for any political office, this would be my platform, as well as the platform that I judge all the politicians I vote for.

First, some ground work.  There are a couple core thoughts that …

Septic Tank knowledge.

We recently purchased a new house, with some land.  Momzoo has posted a lot about the changes that we have made to the new house, and some of the challenges we have had to overcome.

The big one that I had to worry about, besides having no propane when we moved in, would be servicing the septic tank.  Momzoo and I both have had no or little experience with a septic tank.  So we did not give it much of a thought we we purchased the house.

We have had some problems with the toilets flushing since we purchased the …

15 Years and counting…

Momzoo and Dadzoo

NOTE: This post is not political in nature, and may been seen by some as a little sappy.  This is a heart felt post.  You have been warned.

The best thing that ever happened to me started because a friend of mine (co-worker) was a visiting teacher to a lady who had an open employment opportunity for a Computer Geek at a local Credit Union.   That friend knew that I was about to explode into my career path with a brand new shinny IS&T degree.  One thing lead to another and I found myself working for that …