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  • One of the beetle groups that I enjoy collecting is the scarab group “Aphodius” (now split into numerous genera). Some of these species are generalist dung feeders, and some feed...

    Aphodiini Beetles in Pocket Gopher Burrows

    One of the beetle groups that I enjoy collecting is the scarab group “Aphodius” (now split into numerous genera). Some of these species are generalist dung feeders, and some feed...

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  • I have just received some new oversized postcards advertising my Mini-lift for rent. They are similar to the old postcards but we’ve now changed the name of the lift from...

    New Mini-lift Postcards!

    I have just received some new oversized postcards advertising my Mini-lift for rent. They are similar to the old postcards but we’ve now changed the name of the lift from...

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  • Well, not exactly building a stadium, but helping, at least! I was contacted by an electrical contractor about using my lift to set speakers along the roof edge in a...

    Building a Stadium with the Mini-Lift!

    Well, not exactly building a stadium, but helping, at least! I was contacted by an electrical contractor about using my lift to set speakers along the roof edge in a...

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  • Sorry for not posting anything for a while – my computer crashed very badly (total system rebuild) and we were also on a weeks vacation since my last post. I spent...

    The Heat is Upon Us!

    Sorry for not posting anything for a while – my computer crashed very badly (total system rebuild) and we were also on a weeks vacation since my last post. I spent...

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  • Three years ago when we moved into our new house it had nothing but a flat sand and gravel yard all the way around it. There were some plants on the 1-1/2 acres,...

    Backyard Habitat

    Three years ago when we moved into our new house it had nothing but a flat sand and gravel yard all the way around it. There were some plants on the 1-1/2 acres,...

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  • One of the fringe benefits to doing tree work is having the first chance to get wood from the jobs we do! I’ve saved some nice pieces of Mesquite and...

    Fringe Benefits

    One of the fringe benefits to doing tree work is having the first chance to get wood from the jobs we do! I’ve saved some nice pieces of Mesquite and...

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  • At the end of this previous post I told about getting a piece of palm heart. We finally had time to stir fry some with chicken, mushrooms and spices – it was...

    Palm Heart Stir Fry!

    At the end of this previous post I told about getting a piece of palm heart. We finally had time to stir fry some with chicken, mushrooms and spices – it was...

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  • One of my pastimes when I am not busy looking at jobs, picking up, planting, trimming or removing trees, is collecting beetles. I am interested in all beetles, but enjoy...

    Pastimes…

    One of my pastimes when I am not busy looking at jobs, picking up, planting, trimming or removing trees, is collecting beetles. I am interested in all beetles, but enjoy...

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  • Today after completing a tree removal job that included a nest of bees, we went to Phoenix to pick up a new trailer for my lift. The trailer that I ordered from Teupen America (with the...

    New Equipment!!

    Today after completing a tree removal job that included a nest of bees, we went to Phoenix to pick up a new trailer for my lift. The trailer that I ordered from Teupen America (with the...

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  • No pictures for this post – it is a quickie to alert you all to something that is happening around town… I’ve seen a LOT of newly trimmed palm trees...

    Don’t Get Your Palm Tree Trimmed – Yet!

    No pictures for this post – it is a quickie to alert you all to something that is happening around town… I’ve seen a LOT of newly trimmed palm trees...

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