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Summer Adventures

Since the time I was a kid, poison ivy rashes and bug bites have plagued me during the summer months. Poison ivy rashes can lead to several days of misery and make a person gun-shy of the outdoors. The same can be said of tick bites, mosquito bites, and chigger bites. I remember well the time I ...

Difference of Camping Opinions

It's January. The weatherman is calling for really nasty weather this weekend. All I can think about is, "When is it going to warm up so that I can go to tractor shows and go camping?" My stepdad's idea of camping is usually referred to as the Super 8 hotel chain. A bathroom, a bed, with Jake ...

Dreaming of Campers

At last, it is time for me to rejoice. Spring has arrived and winter is just a memory for me. My thoughts now shift to attending tractor shows and camping.In years past, camping at the tractor shows consisted of nothing more than sleeping on the floor of the mini van. With the rear seats ...

Changing Seasons

The leaves are starting to change color at the family farm.Each changing season is another chance for Mother Nature to use her own set of watercolors. With each season, brings a different set of colors. I can't say that I have my favorite season, simply because I know that I can always catch ...

A Tent, A Fishing Pole and My Camera

Daylight Saving Time and spring have arrived. With longer days and warmer weather to look forward to and within my reach, I'm looking forward to spending more time outdoors. I am eager to get back to my warm weather hobbies which include nature photography, camping and fishing.This year I have ...

Campfire Cooking Was Best Part of Camping

I’ve always wished I were more of a live-off-the-land ‘outdoorsy’ girl who wasn’t afraid of “roughing it” in the woods and creat­­­­e tasty meals over red hot coals. But a camper I am not!No matter how old I was, where I camped, or how much padding was underneath me as I tried ...

Outhouse Nickname

Our family loves to camp. At least twice a year we go to Brook Cherith Church Camp. The side we like to camp on is real rustic, no electricity, no plumbing, but there is an outhouse.One day as we were preparing to go out on the lake fishing, a little girl walked by. She was holding onto her ...

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