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Tail of the Dragon

Do you love Fall, mountain curves and motorcycles?  Then you should explore the Tail of the Dragon on US 129 in the North Carolina mountains on your motorcycle.  Prepare to travel eleven miles with 318 curves winding through some of the most picturesque country in the United States.  October is the perfect time to experience [...]

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Time to go biking

As the weather cools, thoughts turn to spending more time outside. One of the greatest activities to enjoy as a family or solo is biking.  Put your bike on a hitch and head to the nearest bike trail or pedal around your neighborhood.   Following these simple tips will ensure a safe and pleasant ride for [...]

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Hunting Through the Ages

Hunting has been around as long as mankind. Originally, hunters were expressly on the prowl for food. Because man hunted for survival, they would venture out daily with sticks, slings or spears to bring home food for the family. Once their prey was brought home and prepared for dinner, none of the remains were wasted. Skins were used [...]

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Aunt Ada's Famous Squirrel Mulligan Recipe

Hunting season brings on the search for recipes.  This one has been part of our family for over sixty years.  Do you have a favorite recipe?  

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DIY Face Mask

Carrot and avocado face mask One carrot, boiled or steamed until fork tender1/2 a ripe avocado1 TBSP honey1/2 TBSP Olive oil (or any other cooking oil on hand)1 TSP lemon juice1 egg yolk1/2 TSP Coconut oilMash carrot and avocado together until smooth consistency.  Combine honey, oil, lemon juice and egg yolk with carrot and avocado mixture. [...]

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History of the Photograph

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but I believe some are worth far more than that. The first photograph ever taken was in 1826 by a French scientist named Joseph Nicéphore Niépce. He used a camera obscura, an optical device that projects images of its surroundings onto a screen. In 1839 the first [...]

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The Importance Of A Safety Harness

Did you know that roughly 80% of reported treestand incidents could have been prevented if a safety harness was used? That's enough for me to think twice! A full body safety harness is used to support you in case of a fall and should always be used while hunting in a treestand. Make sure that your [...]

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DIY Nail Ideas

There are several different nail designs that can be made out of household items or tools you may have lying around the house. Check it out!Use the tip of a push pin, toothpick, or wooden skewer to create tiny polka dots, but be carefulA fan brush dipped in nail polish will create streaks of colorAdding [...]

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National Honey Bee Day!

Saturday, August 16th is National Honey Bee Day and they have definitely earned it! Albert Einstein said, "if the honey bee disappears from the surface of the earth, man would have no more than four years to live."  Honey bees pollinate about 70 of the 100 crops that provide 90% of the worlds food. There is a [...]

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