Tagged: Farm

Training Cats to Hold Their Breath Underwater

Training Cats to Hold their Breath Underwater

Training Cats to Hold their Breath Underwater t is hard to know for sure at this point in my life, but it is possible that I was seven years old though more than likely I was probably eight. But what is for certain, is that it was in the later part of that year’s spring after I had been taking swimming lessons during the previous summer. I fell quite short of becoming a prolific swimmer but I did learn a...

A 1981 Yamaha MX175: An Eight Year Old’s Dream.

A 1981 Yamaha MX175: An Eight Year Old’s Dream

A 1981 Yamaha MX175: An Eight Year Old’s Dream I can not remember what we had been doing on that evening, or what friends I had been with, but I was happy to leave them to follow him. I was eight years old and I was busy learning how to become a cowboy on the horse that my parents had just bought for me. But he said that he had a motorbike that, “Would probably be just about right for...

Crossing from China to North Korea

Crossing from China to North Korea – Part 2

Crossing from China to North Korea. Dandong, China. June 24, 2017. * (For the previous part, click here: The North Korea Decision – Part 1) I was up at 06:30 to get things started for a five day/four night trip to North Korea.  I had a list of jobs to work on, including going onto this website and taking down any articles that were connected to politics or political events.  Also, I removed any recent stories to make Big Beaver Diaries...

Big Beaver: Harvest Time

Big Beaver: Harvest Time

Big Beaver: Harvest Time. August 28.   It is harvest time and I am a farmer again.  Not a great one, but a farmer once again…for a couple of days. Chad made breakfast this morning and I headed back to the farm for harvest time in Big Beaver.  The main combine broke down last night but my very handy brother had everything fixed today and we finally got out into the field by 4pm.  We are combining peas.  Dad is running...

Food, travel, girls, sex and rock and roll

Food, Travel, Girls and Rock and Roll

Food, Travel, Girls and Rock and Roll ood is an important part of life for most people.  For me, meals are like quick stop at a petrol station when you are on a long trip somewhere.  I just use food as fuel to keep me going.  But, time has changed and I have become very aware of how important good fuel is for performance and my eating habits have adapted so over the past few years.  I would not burn...