Author Archives: cptcaveman

About cptcaveman

An Army Major, my family and I are in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. We enjoy photography, cooking, reading and outdoor sports like hunting, fishing and trapping.


What does it mean to be an American? I ran across a couple of articles this week( that got me thinking. Not what does it mean to become an American or to be born one but what does it … Continue reading

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2014 Seed Starting Workshop

Seed Day Flyer2 Come on out to the farm!

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Biochar Conference Notes

Here are some notes from a biochar conference I attended. I will be making a burner as soon as I can locate the right parts and looking for some old round bale hay to convert and spread all over the … Continue reading

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Dealing with cold on the homestead

It has been historically cold here in NE Kansas, 100 year cold. Our low night before last was -11F. Our animals have weathered this very well, despite not being kept in totally enclosed spaces. I have found especially with the … Continue reading

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Economic Justice

*Planning how to improve water access in a remote Iraqi village, Diyala Province. Economic justice. A very good, very, very smart friend used that term today and, unknowingly, spurred me to feverish mental activity. Not sure any of it will … Continue reading

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The 1st Amendment makes me Happy, Happy, Happy!

So, Phil Robertson said some things the homosexual community doesn’t like but which accurately, even tenderly and forgivingly, reflect mainstream thought within the Christian community. Is anyone surprised by this? If you are unfamiliar with the controversy, Phil gave an … Continue reading

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Christmas Traditions

I love this whole series, but this episode is particularly fitting right now.

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