I’m Not Just Anybody

 Posted by at 12:32 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 092024
 

My wife and children, and anybody who knows me well, never feel uncomfortable when I’m handling or using firearms. That’s probably because I grew up shooting, and basic gun safety was drilled into me from the time I could understand the English language. Between being a lifelong shooter and my time as a firearms instructor […]

For The Birds

 Posted by at 12:25 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 202023
 

Terry was busy most of yesterday editing and proofreading the last five or six chapters of my new book. As she was finishing the pages I was taking them from her and making the corrections she noted. When we were done, I sent them off to Judy and Roberta. With any luck at all I’ll […]

Nov 292023
 

It was chilly here in Gordo, Alabama yesterday. I don’t think the high got over 50 and there was a steady breeze blowing most of the day. But I really wanted to see how the new DK2 wood chipper would perform, so I towed it to one of the perimeter roads where we had a […]

Barn Project Part 1

 Posted by at 7:54 pm  Nick's Blog
Aug 022023
 

As I have said before, the big barn at the back of our property is a bit dilapidated but it does have a nice flat concrete floor and is watertight so I keep the tractor implements in there. When the weather looks particularly bad I move the Kubota, the Husqvarna riding lawn mower, and the […]

What Could Go Wrong?

 Posted by at 12:57 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 232023
 

We had a couple of other contractors come out yesterday to give us bids on the deck project, and I think we have decided on who we’re going to have do the work for us. One other person is supposed to get back to us on Monday, so we’ll wait until we see what he […]

Another Round

 Posted by at 1:16 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 192023
 

Thanks to everyone who expressed concern for us and for Travis and Geli after all of the storm damage. We are all hanging in there, and it looks like we’re not out of the woods yet. As I write this a little before midnight on Sunday, another round of storms is headed our way and […]

Wolf Wind

 Posted by at 1:11 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 182023
 

Do you remember the fairy tail where the big bad wolf threatened to blow the little piggies’ houses down, and then he huffed, and he puffed, and he did it? Well, the wolf wind visited our part of Alabama on Friday. The weatherman had predicted strong storms, and even the possibility of tornadoes. Late Friday […]