Headed For California in a Few Days

Headed For California in a Few Days

fairy shrimp

I am going to be going to California in a few days to teach a fairy shrimp identification class.  I will be giving biologists information on how to tell the 27 species apart.  Twenty five are know for the state and 2 are most likely in the Colorado desert.

Fairy Shrimp are a small fresh water crustacean that lives in temporary pools or salt plyas.  The animals over last the dry period in a cyst and then hatch out when the rain comes and grow fairly fast. Then reproduce and die as the pool dries up.

They are very interesting animals and are very hardy.  They are beautiful to watch swimming in the pools.  They move like you might think a fairy would fly except of course these are swimming.  That is how they got their name.

The largest is Branchinecta gigas  who grows to as much as six inches in length.  Mostly they are found about 11/2 to 2 inches maybe some at three but to get six inch long animals is a rare thing indeed.  The only person I know who has some that long got them from Middle Alkali Lake in California.

The most common species is Branchinecta lindahli who comes from all over California and many other states.

The reason for my going to California is that this is the state with the most species and several of them are on the Endangered Species List.

I enjoy going and doing the classes and meeting the biologists.  I have made several wonderful friends during the years.

Look these animals up on the internet and see what you think.  They are quite interesting.

Fabulous Meals and Fun in Gruene Texas

Fabulous Meals and Fun in Gruene Texas

Fabulous Meals

This is the Gristmill Restaurant in Gruene, Texas.  This is a corner of New Braunfels that is an original old settlement and a number of the buildings date back to the German settlement of the area.  Fabulous meals are the norm here.

This restaurant has on menu items and off menu specials.  We had an off menu special of baby back ribs and our sides were Gruene Beans with a special methods of cooking, and I had cold slaw. Their dressing for the cold slaw is wonderful.  My sister had mashed potatoes with gravy which is also very good.

I have had a pulled pork sandwich which my sister likes but it is a bit sweet for my taste so I do not want to repeat that one.  We went there once and had another off menu special and I cannot remember what it was right now, but we had the same sides and really enjoyed the meal a lot.

I would recommend the off menu specials most of the time. It seems they go out of their way to do those very well.

Going to the Gristmill for fabulous meals is a nice way to make an afternoon seem relaxed and special.

I would recommend having wine with the meal to make the wonderful effect of the meal last even longer.

Consider checking out our site for additional wine information and opportunities. The Texas hill country has many vineyards but we can get fabulous wines for you from around the world delivered to your door.  Just think one of the small elite vineyard might turn out to be a hill country vineyard.

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Come on over online and think about a trip to the Texas hill country and surrounding area.

Love to Camp and Fish

Love to Camp and Fish

I love to camp and I have done a lot of fishing in the past.  My mother, father, sister and I used to go down to the Texas Gulf Coast at Port Aransas and camp on the beach. We would sometimes just fish off of the pier.  Then we started staying in small cabins for a week or so and my dad bought an outboard motor.

With the motor we would rent a 16 ft aluminum boat and go into the chanel and fish for primarily gafftop. These were good fighters plus very good to eat.  One year we worked hard and caught and froze in a rented locker lots of fish.  We took them home and had a cookout for the entire church.  That was a real test of our fishing and production of eatable fish for such a large group of people.

We always had fun on those trips and I enjoyed them a lot.  When I met the man I was to marry I started taking him down with us.  My parents loved him like a son and we all got along very well.  He loved the trips and the fishing.

I was just watching a fishing show on TV which showed a many who was helping catch and tag fish to understand more about them and to see how large a green sturgeon they could come up with out of that particular river. He and the game and fish people he was working with caught a number of white sturgeons and were tagging them.  When they were pulling in the nets to head home they caught a green sturgeon.  It was only about 2.5 to 3 feet long and look to weight about 30 pounds but they tagged it and let it go.  It was very young the game warden said.  The show was very interesting and continued on with the two men going out in a small boat with outboard motor to fish with poles to try and catch one of the green sturgeons.  I saw them catch a salmon but I had to leave so I do not know if they got a large green sturgeon or not.  But it was fun to watch them trying.

I sometimes wonder what makes those shows which are crosses between reality and documentary work.  But then I really get interested in them when I start watching one.  I am a biologist so there is a natural interest there and I usually do not get board.

I have some travel offers on our website and I would imagine you could work in a fishing trip if you tried.

Chores Do Have to Get Done

Chores Do Have to Get Done

Today I was out cleaning out the horse barn. I put round bales of hay in and she eats on it for about a month and then there is a big mess of manure and left over hay that has to come out before the next bale can got in.

I usually spread this job over several days because I do not have the stamina I used to have.  I am 71 years old and an avid horse lover.  I take the manure and hay mix out and spread it on the pasture area the horse is allowed to run in.  This gives the ground new nutrients and some moisture control so everything does not just drain away in a hard rain.

When I moved in with my sister five years ago I took over the pasture cleaning and house and barn maintenance.  My sister is in this business with me but she is not as physically able to do the outdoor work as I am.  She did buy a tractor  so I could really get the place in better shape more quickly.  The pastures were full of cactus and brush that was taking over the area the cows were supposed to be grazing.

I noticed that the grass was not getting what it needed and was being shaded by the cactus and brush.   So I started by hand clearing cactus and cutting brush with a sawsall.  I used an old lawn tractor to pull a small trailer around so I could collect the cactus and brush and limbs in it and carry them to the burn piles.  I have burned a lot of brush by now.

The tractor allows me to knock down young ceder trees and push them out of the ground with a rock bucket. Then I can pick them up with the rock bucket and take them to the burn pile.  Cedar burns fast and hot which set the other brush on fire without problems of trying to relight the fire all the time.

In Texas we have lots of times when it is too hot or dry to burn so we have to be aware of when the burn ban is on and off.  This year has been fairly moist so not too many burn bans have been declared.

I have been using the rock bucket to rake the top of the ground and move rocks and other natural material that I am not burning into rows to help hold the dirt and rain.  This will allow the water to remain on the pasture longer and keep from washing the dirt away.  The dirt is very thin anyway because of the rocky ground in the Texas hill country.  So building up some soil is very important to getting more grass for the cows.

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A Day Can Be Very Sad and Full of Joy

A Day Can Be Very Sad and Full of Joy

I just saw a news article that said that Zuzu Vert from Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas has been found.  She went missing in October of 2016.  Her boyfriend has been arrested on obstruction of justus charges along with other charges and he is consider the killer. The Sheriff, FBI, Boarder Patrol and others where involved in the case. Search was carried out on foot, horseback, and by helicopter.

The remains were found six miles west of Alpine in a shallow grave.  Having traveled those roads on many occasions I know they are not crowded and they can be desolate.

The young lady’s father said that the boyfriend was no where in sight when the search parties were formed and he did not help in hunting for Zuzu.  That was strange as far as the girl’s family was concerned and the deputies also considered the boyfriend a suspect at that time.  Now the family of the boyfriend is considered also involved.  This is a sad note to think that other family members of the boyfriend would put up with the behavior he displayed and the cover up of the murder.

Sul Ross is a small university of approximately 2100 students and so it is a close knit group so the death has affected the whole group and probably the whole town as it is also small. This is an unusual happening for this area.  Rarely do these people have abductions and murders. I would expect to find such things happening in much larger cities.  This incident will be the talk of the town for years to come.

I personally have known students from Sul Ross and they are very nice people.  I love the West Texas area it is so beautiful and with wide open spaces that make you feel you can see forever. I have camped out there and done a lot of rock hunting in the area.  The volcanic nature of many of the hills means semi-precious stones are in abundance.  I have enjoyed horseback vacations in Big Bend National Park one of the big draws for West Texas.

I know that Zuzu’s mother is very sad this day but yet glad that her daughter has been found.  There is a certain relief when one knows what has happened and is not just in limbo.

Protect your self and your family and be alert to people around you.


Fast Potty Training Ready For This Step?

Fast Potty Training Ready For This Step?

Of course, none of us adults remember this step in our lives, it was just too long ago.  However, it is necessary for every small child to acquire this skill, as you know and fast potty training can improve your life and your child’s life.

So to reduce the frustration and to improve the learning experience for your child please check out this page on my website.  It will be one of the ways to pat your self on the back and say good job when the training goes easily and fast.

Fast potty training

I would hope this method will allow you to enjoy your child rearing years far more than if you struggled for a long time to achieve this training and your child became embarrassed because they did not know what the other kids they encountered already knew. The embarrassment could cause your child to resent you and you may not even know what is wrong.

Short training time, at the right time, is a key to this phase of your child’s growth and development.

fast potty training

Get the job done and move on.  You child will appreciate you and not have any bad feelings left over from the training experience.

Visit this page of my website and then enjoy looking around at the other offers.  You may find several you can make use of.

FastBunnyOffer.com is here to help your life be simple and productive. Come back often and see the new pages that will be added.

Some Days are just That Way

Some Days are just That Way

With the news what it is, and the constant buzz on twitter following the news all about what happened in the shooting in a Canadian mosque and then the ban on immigrants in the US, one gets a bit tired of the same old thing.

We should be glad that the shooter in Canada was caught and will be prosecuted.  We should be glad the election is over for the next four years.  Now is the time to accept the fact that Trump is the president and start figuring out how best to help make America Great again.

We must support our military and veterans. The put their lives on the line so we could be free to say what we wanted to say and vote how we wanted to vote.  Accept the results and make it work for America.  The veterans and current military are what stand between us and unthinkable dictatorship or some other form of suppression and servitude that many countries lived with for far too long.

How do we each contribute to the overall good of the United States?  We have to come up with ways to make this country work for us and everyone else in it.  We need to be safe or we need laws that allow us to carry guns to protect ourselves.

Iceland has the highest or nearly the highest number of guns per person but one of the lowest violent crime rates for any nation.  Why can we not achieve that?  Look a Chicago and see we have a long way to go.  It is only January 30, 2017 and Chicago has 200 shooting deaths this year already.  Its about time for a curfew and send in the army.  That city has a problem.  The criminals have the guns and the citizens do not have enough of them.

Something needs to be corrected and changed. Start here to protect your family.

Relax and sip a nice glass of wine.

Romance Think of Wine & Dinning Out

Romance Should be Thought of as part of a Wine Experience


Wine is very romantic when you think of it. A nice candlelight meal with just the two of you and wine to set the tone just right. Wine can be seductive and mysterious and encourage romance.  It is definitely romantic to have wine with a wonderful meal.

What do you give a loved one at Valentines showing warmth and love and thoughtfulness? Wine is one of the first things that springs to mind and of course chocolate.  Why not both. Some flavors go together some do not so if you have a problem deciding choose the wine.

There is a way to let your loved one know you are thinking about them all year around instead of just on special occasions. And this method puts a smile on your face each time you receive it.

I am talking about becoming a member of my wine club and enjoying fine wines from around the world delivered to your home once a month.  These are wines you cannot get without a lot of travel and a lot of luck to find them.  They are from small wineries that are elite and only produce a limited quantity each year.  The choices are made by wine experts and you receive a different set of wine each month.


This wine can be enjoyed by the club members, shared with friends and relatives, used as gifts for very special people or used at a party as wine tasting shared with others.

There are so many ways that the wines can be loved and shared and used a social gatherings, just let you imagination run.

You may choose to just be a member or you may choose to encourage others to join you in the club and their membership under you pays for your wine. There are several ways to let friends and acquaintances join so you will want to read about that and see how you might use the wine club as a social benefit.

Come to the next page think romance, read about this great opportunity.



Have You Thought Of A Container Home?

Have You Thought Of A Container Home?


Building a home from scratch is definitely a challenge but you can eliminate some of the issues by using proper plans and a container or several to build the home.

Our website has an experienced builder and his plans discussed and it seems you can really have a very nice home.  The containers are strong and not that difficult to work with because a lot of the job is already done in the original construction of the container.


You are creating a green home by re-purposing a product that may be previously used and cast off from the original service it was put to.  Think about helping the environment by reusing of items like the containers and you may even come up with ways to reuse other things in your container home.

Container homes can be made big or little and can be very beautiful.  They can have an exterior added that makes them look like anything but a container.  One must put on the thinking cap and use your imagination.

The home below is very interesting and you could image it with a stucco or rock exterior and it would not look anything like a container really. One nice thing to is containers come in many different sizes so you do not have to think about just stacking 40 foot container on top of each other.


I like beauty and the mental stimulation of thinking about how I would design a home out of containers.  Its an intriguing challenge.  How many bedrooms and how to arrange them.  How to say, make an open floor plan between the kitchen and the living area.  How to properly insulate so that very little heat or cooling might be needed.  Would you be able to sink some of the containers underground and some above?

Lots of ideas run through my mind when I contemplate these ideas.  How about you? What do you think?

Take a look at the plans and think about it.

Blogging Really Is A Way To Make Money Online

There Really Is A Way To Make Money Online-Blogging 


Our mentor Rory Ricord has developed a real way to make money online Link Post Blogging.  I have been through so many attempts to make money online that I was beginning to think that all of the opportunities were scams. But then my sister who had not even been trying to make this sort of thing work found Rory.  When I heard about it a week or two later I said yes we have to get started.  I am so glad I did.

Rory Ricord is the real thing and he really is trying to help other people make money online.  He has his own operation going that we can make money off of but the big thing is he sets up our websites and helps us get them up and running.  He is really teaching us to do our own work so we understand how to make the websites function to bring in the traffic and create customers.


I have 5 years and $60,000 invested in my past experiences which were mostly scams as I said.  I just recently talked, on the phone, to an official who told me that one way to tell the difference between a scammer and a real trainer of online marketing is if you get called to start a business it may be a scammer but if you have to go find the person yourself and do the work yourself it is possibly for real.  He also said there are very few jobs online that make people money.  Even a lot of Amazon affiliates do not make a living doing that work.

Rory on the other hand, has worked online for 27 years developing his system to produce a new alternative that is called Link Post Blogging.  This combines the blogging platform with the website which puts links out and offers out to the public and drives traffic to those offers.  The two ideas combined are more powerful than either of the ideas by themselves.

Each of us owns our own website and drives our own traffic to it as we learn the ropes of Link Post Blogging. So these our own Stores Online.  We use Rory’s Offers, Click-bank Offers, Click-Partner Offers and any others we want to incorporate.  We each start adding offers that appeal to us and each website becomes individualized and no longer looks like the templet we started with. We build up our own following and start our own email marketing list.  This is really fantastic.  Check it out.

Blogging with Rory and start learning how to make money online.