Author Archives: Ken

Coyotes in Keedysville!

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Caught these two coyotes on the game camera.  According to DNR, Coyotes were first documented in Maryland during 1972 with substantiated sightings occurred in Cecil, Frederick and Washington counties.  Funny, after seeing this video one of our neighbors suddenly decided to keep her cats indoors.  That’s good news for the local songbirds!


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I’m way, way behind on posting house construction pictures. But, we have lots of turkeys on the lot!

Panorama Series

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I’ll be adding panorama pics showing the construction progress.

Wheel Locks

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You don’t want to discover your new truck has wheel locks after getting a flat in a remote place.  Fortunately I discovered that when I went to have my tires rotated.  You can imagine my surprise when I was asked where the key was for the locks. After digging around in the truck, glove boxes, etc, and then some research… Read more »

Progress! Trees are down and driveway going in

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Progress update! The trees are now all down and the driveway entrance installed. I have a lot of weekends ahead of me cutting up the trees for firewood!

New House!

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Kathleen and I are building our retirement house.  She gets a 2,000 square foot handicapped accessible house and I get a 1,680 square foot woodshop/garage.  Seems fair to me! The lot is all wooded and 4.7 acres.  The back will also become a small riding area.


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Until this winter, I raced sidecars.  I had a site, now redirected here, called HackNutzR.US.  I started out racing a motocross sidecar and we raced Pike’s Peak in 2011.  After Pike’s Peak was paved completely, we switched to a roadracing sidecar with the plan of returning to Pike’s Peak.  Life, as usual, went in a different direction and the time… Read more »

Spring! I love it

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This picture says it all.  Next year this picture will show our new place on 5-acres of woods and I’ll be toasting to solitude!

2016 is almost over

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2016 is almost over and we didn’t make one post!  We’ve been busy designing the retirement home and getting ready to move.  Next year when construction starts we’ll have progress pics. Till then!

American Chestnut Trees

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On the Friday after Thanksgiving (11/17/2015) we planted five American Chestnut trees.  These trees are blight resistant and are actually Dunstan Chestnuts  (Castanea dentata X mollissima).