Monthly Archives: August 2015

Predicting snowfall

Back before my neighborhood was overrun with wild turkeys, I had a ten year record of predicting the amount of snow the upcoming winter would have by watching the local apple trees. Right around the middle of August one year, I noticed that apple trees that were not used by people to harvest apples were […]

Making crime pay

With some 2.2 million people incarcerated in the United States, it seems to me that The United States is missing out on an excellent way to make prisons a lucrative industry. In 2008, in California, it cost roughly $47,000 to house one inmate annually. ( The annual income for a person making $15 an hour, […]

First day of school

Its 7:10 am, Friday 28 August 2015 and my kid is on his way to school. He is clean, dressed, and fed. He was ready for the bus with 10 minutes to spare! Everything went well, but it could have gone better. Its only the first day of the new school year. Still, we’ve been […]

Goats, and the never ending quest for chicken feed

So my goats LOVE chicken feed. Problem is, they are not supposed to have it. I’ve mentioned before that I don’t really know why, and I still have yet to find out. Mostly because I am far too busy keeping them out of it to do the research! As many of you know, I have […]

Fort Knox…Tear it down for condos

That was what the woman said when the tour guide asked her what she thought of the fort. “They should tear it down for condos.  Its such a waste of money to keep it going…all that water and moisture, and for what? Such a pretty view should have condos. Well except for that mill over […]

Making it count

Summer vacation is screaming an end. School starts on Friday for William, and many other kids in the area. It seems to me school never started until after Labor Day back in the 70’s, and 80’s. We have been doing all we could this summer to make sure William has had a memorable vacation. He […]

Sky blue pink

  My grandfather Edward Newton, would have called the color of the sky this late summer evening at sunset “Sky blue pink”. My father would call it “cotton candy skies”. No matter how you see it, you sure can’t beat a late summer evening after it has rained. The warmth of the day, being chased […]

There’s GOLD in The Kenduskeag!

Yup! You read correctly! There is gold in The Kenduskeag Stream, and with a lot of hard work you can find some of your own! A fun member of the family on my wife’s side invited me, and my son William to join her on a prospecting expedition (after I had invited myself a few […]

Officer involved deaths, & dash-cam videos

This is the second police related incident I am blogging about in a week, and I am sure I am going to pick up some slack over it, but I’d really like to know what people think about dash-cam, and officer-cam videos. In one of many recent police involved shootings, it is being alleged that […]

Maine State Police are not judge and jury.

In my blog on Sunday 16 August 2015 I criticized a Maine State Trooper for using social media to attack the character of the driver of a truck that was not inspectable by Maine safety laws. Many people criticized me for attacking the cop, and thought that the cop did the right thing in taking the […]