Windows & Doors Framed

Today I had to buy some more 2″x4″s    With the new wood, I framed up the 2 windows for the coop as well as the door.   It’s impossible to find a straight 2″x4″.  Before hanging the door, I have to plan one side of it straight so it will properly fit and open.   After that, it will be time to board up the coop and install the hardware cloth.                  … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

The Chicken Coop

I spent a lot of time looking at various chicken coops and finally found one design which I think will work well in the tiny yard we have here.  The design is called the Garden Coop, and they sell plans for a reasonable price on their site –    Because I was still trying to convince myself to take the plunge, I didn’t order plans but drew up my own plans based on lots of pictures of other completed coops.  This gave me time to run through the whole project in my mind until I was finally convinced it was a good idea.  My final design has several modifications from the original garden coop design, but that is what is so great about the garden coop; it lends itself to modification. Not being even close to sane when it comes to things like this, I had to expand on … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Deer Hunt

There is nothing better than being outdoors and not having to worry about work, bills or any of the other mundane items which so occupy our daily lives.   I spent a week with great friends up at deer camp in Cave Valley this past fall.    Camp fires, lawn chairs, cooking outdoors, hiking, old char coal kilns, the smell of the sage, seeing deer, elk and antelope….heaven on earth. … [CLICK TO READ MORE]

Fly fishing Strawberry

I’ve always loved to fish, especially when I can relax in a float tube.   For years, I have stuck with my cheapO collapsible ultra-light pack rods.  But this past year, my friends convinced me it was time to get a fly rod.   Strawberry was the second trip for this rod.   I had used it a month earlier on a day trip to Nesbit and had a blast with it catching crapi and bluegill. My buddies Don and Trevis and I met some others up there and spent 3 days enjoying beautiful Utah outdoors.   We stayed with my friend David and his family in their home in Woodland and enjoyed their wonderful hospitality, hot showers, good sleeping, but most of all, time visiting with friends and home cooked meals. On the drive home, we were site seeing in the beautiful mountains, enjoying all the fall colors, when we came upon a … [CLICK TO READ MORE]


July 2010, we took the scouts to Havasupai for summer camp.   In the July heat, the 10 mile hike is quite long, especially if you are packing in a weeks worth of provisions.  The falls are beautiful and offer a way to cool off and relax during the hot days.   We enjoyed swimming and cliff jumping.   In the mornings before the heat, we would hike and sight see. … [CLICK TO READ MORE]