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Happy Father's Day!

I have a great one myself who taught me to fish, hunt, plant a garden, build a fence, use power tools, split wood, feed a baby bird, enjoy a long hike, kayak and canoe, how to be a good listener, and to also be patient and kind.


"All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better." -Ralph Waldo Emerson


And so, what to do about training these next two weeks?  I'm taking two weeks off and so I am going to be ecological and recycle. 

June 21 - June 26th

June 28th - July 3rd

Take care and have fun!

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