outdoors

I wish I could just become a lumberjack

October 14, 2021 // 0 Comments

A few years ago, my wife and I decided to start gathering our own firewood, instead of buying it. After that first year of cutting my own wood, I think the people who sell [...]

Ditch the technology and get outdoors

October 6, 2021 // 0 Comments

With the proliferation of new-age gadgets, wing-dings and hoo-haws, we have plenty to worry about. Those things are supposed to make our lives easier, but I spend about 70 [...]

Hummingbirds can be tricky to ID

August 3, 2021 // 0 Comments

I like to think I have a good grasp of a lot of bird species, but I also realize there are a whole lot more birds out there that I can’t identify. Especially when it comes [...]

I’m reducing my excuses to skip exercising

July 23, 2021 // 0 Comments

I added mountain biking to my fitness toolbox again this summer, and it is a great way to keep in shape without reaggravating the plantar fasciitis I’ve been getting in [...]

Adding the bike to the fitness regimen

July 19, 2021 // 0 Comments

You’d think I’d learn. Every year, though, I slack off on my exercise after the hunting seasons end, and the next spring and summer, I just about kill myself getting back [...]

I am not a glamper

July 16, 2021 // 0 Comments

I’ve been getting advertisements from a bunch of glamping companies. I don’t have any idea how they got my name for their mailing lists. I am far from their target [...]

I already have too many expensive hobbies

July 14, 2021 // 0 Comments

My son Colby has had a desire to get into rock climbing for more than half his life. My wife and I took him to a climbing gym a few years ago, hoping he’d have a little [...]

I do my running where there are no snakes

July 12, 2021 // 0 Comments

There’s a guy who works out at the same gym I go to, and since we’re both outdoors enthusiasts, we often talk about outdoor adventures between exercises. He also listens [...]

No fireworks can compare to lightning

July 8, 2021 // 0 Comments

Don’t get me wrong. I do think fireworks are really cool. Hey, I’m a guy. Guys are just hard-wired to get excited about blowing stuff up. And living in Wyoming, where [...]
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