Growing Apples

Kevin Hoffmann October 26, 2018

We have a fireside apple tree that produces lots of apples every year. The apples were almost useless because they were always full of worms.  I had tried the fruit tree sprays, but the flies and worms would still get worse every year. I also hung plastic apples with a sticky gunk on them on the tree this caught plenty of flies but the fruit was still all full of worms.

I then read about a . . .

Fishing in Canada

Fishing in Canada

Kevin Hoffmann October 18, 2018

When a friend I worked with told me I could join a group of his friends that were going up to Canada on a fishing trip, I jumped at the chance. We drove to Sioux Lookout and then rented some boats and drove almost another day by boat into the interconnected lakes. We selected a camp site on an island, reasoning that we would be safe from bears and wolves.  The island was mostly rocks and pine . . .


My Library

Kevin Hoffmann October 11, 2018

These are some of the major books I have collected over the years that cover the Sioux Uprising.


Meyer, Dr. Friedrich, 1914. Neu Ulm. Publisher of the West German Youth League, Barmen, Germany.

Carley, Kenneth, 1976.  The Sioux Uprising of 1862. Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul, MN.

Fridley, Russell W. (Ed.), Kellett, Leota M. (Ed.), Holmquist, June . . .



Kevin Hoffmann October 3, 2018

In Thailand there are sidewalk markets everywhere. When we would take an excursion to visit someplace like Nong Khai, or Ban Chiang, my wife and sister would stop and buy a bag of fried grasshoppers to munch on, the same way Americans like to eat potato chips.  Grasshoppers aren’t the only bugs available in Thai markets. They also sell and eat giant water bugs, crickets, cockroaches and dif . . .



Kevin Hoffmann September 27, 2018

I have made several trips to Thailand since getting married.

Dao grew up in Udorn. She was the youngest of her siblings. During the Vietnam war there was an American airbase in Udorn. Her older brother had a contract with the US Airforce to supply food and other supplies to the base. Her parents ran a small hotel. The rooms are simple with just a bed and chest. There is a common bathroom th . . .

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