How To Birdproof Your Blueberries

How To Birdproof Your Blueberries

I’ve had a few small blueberry bushes for the last few years.  My major problem has been ‘sharing’ my crop with the local birds.  Not only do they like to eat the berries, but they end up – ahem – ‘staining’ my patio after they’ve enjoyed the spoils of my labor.  Not this year!  IContinue Reading

Big Dan’s Garden Review – June 2013

Big Dan’s Garden Review – June 2013

I’ve wanted to give you all an update on my garden recently. Rather than babble on about it, I figured that putting a quick video together that highlighted some of the crops I’m growing would be better. I hope you all enjoy!

New EDC Toys!

New EDC Toys!

I love getting new toys! I received a few new EDC items over the last few days that definitely are helping to fill out my kit. If you’re followers of Mike over at The Backyard Pioneer, you’ll remember that he ran a contest towards the end of February where he gave away a Spyderco EnduraContinue Reading

13 Skills Challenge – May Report

13 Skills Challenge – May Report

The last few months have been more than a little hectic for me. Work is just starting to come back to normal and home life is calming down a bit as well – any time I had away from work was spent doing stuff with the family and keeping up with tasks around the house.Continue Reading

13 Skills Challenge – Mid-February Report

13 Skills Challenge – Mid-February Report

If you’re like me, then you know that sometimes life can be downright comical!  I went into the 13 Skills Challenge full bore and I really liked the plan I had set up.  I was going to get in shape and learn a bunch of new skills.  Then life got in the way.  The lastContinue Reading

13 Skills Challenge – Mid-January Report

13 Skills Challenge – Mid-January Report

Now that the hoopla of New Year’s Day is over and the shiny newness of resolutions has started to tarnish, it’s time to take a look at the reality of the situation and see where I’m at.  I didn’t set any resolutions, but I spent a lot of time in December defining the skills IContinue Reading

January 2013 Workout Plan

January 2013 Workout Plan

It seems so cliché to be posting a monthly workout plan on New Year’s Day, but I’m going to be that guy.  If you remember, I identified Physical Fitness as one of the skills I plan on improving during my participation in the 13Skills.com 13-in-13 Challenge.  There’s no better way to achieve that goal thanContinue Reading

2013 Skills #12 and #13 – Handgun Permit & Shooting

2013 Skills #12 and #13 – Handgun Permit & Shooting

I conclude my introduction posts on the skills I plan to tackle for the 13-in-13 Challenge run by 13Skills.com as I discuss two topics that revolve around the topic of Protection – Handgun Permit and Shooting.  I’ve somewhat dreaded writing this article as the tragic events of December 14th in Newtown, CT have created aContinue Reading