Monday, February 29, 2016

Expedite Now Trucking Magazine - Creature Comforts and Hotshot Truck Sleeper Pictures

Expedite Now Trucking Magazine - Creature Comforts

Netflix New Releases March 2016

Netflix New Releases March 2016:

March 1

Adult Beginners (2015)

Ahora o Nunca (2015)

Aldnoah.Zero: Season 2

American Pie Presents: Beta House (2007)

American Pie Presents: The Naked Mile (2006)

Before We Go (2015)

Blue Mountain State: The Rise of Thadland (2016)

El Desconocido (2015)

Fresh Meat: Series 2

Frog Kingdom (2013)

Good Burger (1997)

Groundhog Day (1993)

Heaven Knows What (2015)

Hot Sugar's Cold World (2015)

Midsomer Murders: Series 17

Narcopolis (2015)

Road Trip: Beer Pong (2009)

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)

Scarface (1983)

Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)

The Young Kieslowski (2014)

March 2

For Grace (2015)

March 4

House of Cards: Season 4

Lab Rats: Season 4

LEGO Friends: The Power of Friendship (2016)

LEGO: Bionicle: The Journey to One: Season 1 (2016)

Louie: Season 5

March 5

Hell & Back (2015)

March 7

Cuckoo: Seasons 1-2

Halo: The Fall of Reach (2015)

Sin Filtro (2016)

March 8

Digimon Fusion: Season 2

March 9

The Returned: Season 1

March 10

Comedy Bang! Bang!: Season 4, Part 3

Hateship Loveship (2013)

March 11

Flaked: Season 1

Netflix Presents: The Characters: Season 1

Dinotrux: Season 2

Popples: Season 2

March 12

Shelter (2015)

March 15

10,000 Saints (2015)

4GOT10 (2015)

The Falling (2015)

Final Girl (2015)

Finders Keepers (2015)

Power Rangers Dino Charge: Season 1, Part 2

War Pigs (2015)

March 16

Are You Here (2014)

Charlie St. Cloud (2010)

Gridiron Gang (2006)

Happy Valley: Season 2

Larry Crowne (2011)

Promised Land (2012)

March 18

Daredevil: Season 2

Pee-wee's Big Holiday (2016)

He Never Died (2015)

Jimmy Carr: Funny Business (2016)

The Mr. Peabody and Sherman Show: Season 2

My Beautiful Broken Brain (2016)

March 22

The Art of Organized Noize (2016)

The Ouija Experiment 2: Theatre of Death (2015)

March 24

The Forbidden Kingdom (2008)

A Promise (2013)

March 25

VeggieTales in the House: Season 3

March 28

Trailer Park Boys: Season 10

March 31

Bachelor Party 2: The Last Temptation (2007)

Fright Night 2 (2013)

Murder Rap: Inside the Biggie and Tupac Murders (2015)

Sunshine Superman (2015)

Yu-Gi-Oh! Bonds Beyond Time (2011)

Yu-Gi-Oh! Zexal: Seasons 1-2
Leaving Netflix in March

March 1

Switchmas (2013)

Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman (2000)

American Pie (1999)

American Wedding (2003)

Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)

Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986)

Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights (1992)

Gone in 60 Seconds (2000)

Hackers (1985)

Hamlet (1990)

Hannie Caulder (1971)

Hardball (2001)

Hart's War (2002)

Hitch (2005)

Indecent Proposal (1993)

Johnny Dangerously (1984)

Jumanji (1995)

Masters of the Universe (1987)

Men in Black II (2002)

Not Another Teen Movie (2001)

Paycheck (2003)

The Babysitters (2007)

The Chosen One (2010)

The Monster Squad (1987)

The United States of Leland (2003)

Wings (1927)

March 2

Stevie Nicks: In Your Dreams (2013)

March 3

Night Catches Us (2010)

March 4

Getting Go: The Go Doc Project (2013)

Private Romeo (2011)

March 5

I Am Divine (2013)

March 6

Le Week-End (2013)

Refuge (2012)

March 7

Deadfall (2012)

March 8

Holidaze (2013)

March 9

Arn: The Knight Templar (2007)

The Mistle-tones! (2012)

March 11

Geography Club (2013)

March 15

Best of TEDx: Season 1

I Killed My Mother (2009)

Lola & Virginia: Season 1

TED Talks: Life Hack 1-2:

TED Talks: Sex, Secrets & Love: Season 1

TED Talks: The Best of TEDx in Español: Season 1

TEDTalks: Ancient Clues: Season 1

TEDTalks: Animal Voices: Season 1

TEDTalks: Artistry and Illusion: Season 1

TEDTalks: Beasts, Bugs & Bio-wilderment: Season 1

TEDTalks: Body By Design: Season 1

TEDTalks: Brave Neuro World: Season 1

TEDTalks: Building Wonder: Season 1

TEDTalks: Chew On This: Season 1

TEDTalks: Cyber Awe: Season 1

TEDTalks: Defying Disease: Season 1

TEDTalks: Global Villages: Season 1

TEDTalks: Head Games: Season 1

TEDTalks: Hot Buttons: Season 1

TEDTalks: How to Start a Movement: Season 1

TEDTalks: Humanity's Future: Season 1

TED presenters peer into mankind's future.

TEDTalks: Inexplicable Connections: Season 1

TEDTalks: Into the Abyss: Season 1

TEDTalks: Let Your Mind Wonder: Season 1

TEDTalks: Life Lessons & Confessions: Season 1-2

TEDTalks: Love, No Matter What: Season 1

TEDTalks: Music Revolution: Season 1

TEDTalks: Numbers Speak Louder than Words: Season 1

TEDTalks: Rad Invention: Season 1

TEDTalks: Rebel Design: Season 1

TEDTalks: Robotic Machinations: Season 1

TEDTalks: Smart Laughs: Season 1

TEDTalks: Space Trek: Season 1

TEDTalks: The Capitalism Paradox: Season 1

Waste Land (2010)

March 18

Cosmopolis (2012)

Music For Mandela (2013)

Out in the Dark (2012)

Elegy (2008)

Side Effects (2013)

March 23

Keep the Lights On (2012)

March 26

The Comedy (2012)

March 28

Gayby (2012)

March 31

Dr. Dolittle 3 (2006)

Garfield's Pet Force (2009)

The Sandlot 2 (2005)

Twelve Mile Road (2003)

Women Who Kill (2012)

The Writers' Room: Season 1
Netflix New Releases February 2016:

Feb. 1

A Picture of You (2014)

Armageddon (1998)

Better Call Saul: Season 1

Charlie's Angels (2000)

Collateral Damage (2002)

Cruel Intentions (1999)

A Faster Horse (2015)

Full Metal Jacket (1987)

Game Face (2015)

Jennifer 8 (1992)

Johnny English (2003)

The Little Engine That Could (2011)

The Lizzie Borden Chronicles: Season 1

Losing Isaiah (1995)

Masha’s Tales: Season 1

My Side of the Mountain (1969)

Para Elisa (2012)

Pokemon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction (2014)

Pokemon: XY: Season 1

Scooby-Doo (2002)

Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed (2004)

Sin City (2005)

Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989)

Stardust (2007)

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)

Teen Witch (1989)

Tin Man: “Search for the Emerald” (2007)

The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom (2011)

Feb. 2

Land Before Time: XIV: Journey of the Brave (2016)

Feb. 3

I Love You Phillip Morris (2009)

Feb. 4

Love (2015)

Feb. 5

Care Bears & Cousins: Season 2

Hannibal Buress: Comedy Camisado

Mad Men: Season 7: Part 2

Turbo: F.A.S.T.: Season 3

Feb. 6

Lila & Eve (2015)

Feb. 10

Dope (2015)

The Girl in the Book (2015)

Feb. 13

The Face of Love (2013)

Feb. 15

Open Season (2006)

XXY (2007)

Feb. 16

Asthma (2015)

Atonement (2007)

Feb. 17

The Returned: Season 2

Feb. 19

Cooked: Season 1

Love: Season 1

Feb. 22

3rd World Cops 2 (2015)

Feb. 23

Bare (2015)

Feb. 24

Marvel Super Hero Adventures: Frost Fight!

Feb. 26

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny (2016)

Fuller House: Season 1

Theo Von (2016)

Feb. 27

Finding Vivian Maier (2013)

Feb. 29

Ashes and Embers (1982)

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

One Man Logging Operations Links: A Lone Wolf in the Woods

TimberWest Magazine November/December 2014 -A Lone Wolf in the Woods
Despite the large scale mechanization of logging, some individuals are still
working solo in the woods.  I have included some articles on men that log alone and keep their costs low so they don't have to be making payments on the million dollar equipment that has become the norm with most logging companies.
In Minnesota, the economic crash made many logging outfits fold and close their doors for good. There is still plenty of logging going on in this state, but it is so large scale that it is almost impossible to start a logging outfit without having some deep pockets.
I have included these links to show that it still may be possible to log without huge overhead, but as for how much profits will be involved, I have no idea.
Enjoy the articles:


Monday, February 22, 2016

Students head back to hands-on high school

Students head back to hands-on high school: The traditional, academic college route is not for everyone. This really came through when Astoria High School Principal Lynn Jackson was talking about graduation rates — specifically about why males tend to graduate less and drop out at an exponentially higher rate than females in local high

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Nebraska Greenhouse Growing Citrus with Geothermal and Minnesota Greenhouse Grower

Russ Finch holds up half of a Cara Cara orange grown in his geothermal greenhouse in Alliance, Neb.
Photo from NPR
Link to NPR Article:

Walpini Underground Greenhouse

From the website:
  We have created a climate that is frost free that many plants thrive in by tapping the unlimited earth temperature of 52° at the 8' depth. Our only energy used for heat is a 10" wheel blower that circulates air through 7  6" tubes that have a total length of 1050'. This is a closed very air tight unit and the same air is circulated continually.  During the winter we use very little water as there is no humidity lost through evaporation.  Russ Finch

Barry's Cherries in Staples, Minnesota
Cherry tomatoes grow on a large trellis in one of Barry’s Cherries high tunnels. They are planted in the visible white bags hung from the frame and are watered one minute per hour during the day and one minute per three hours during the night. Any excess water flows to the green peppers below.

Minnesota Greenhouse Grower Article:

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Weekly Trucking Vlog #50-Ohio/Break Down/Oklahoma

In this episode, Palerider remains cool and calm despite having to deal with crosswinds in Illinois and Missouri.  He has has the starter go out on his truck, and he needs to be towed to the International dealership down in OK city.   Like every weekly Vlog, he does a great job rolling with the highs and lows of a life out on the road.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Kill Trap

Kill Trap
I stepped in a kill trap today. The bruise is swollen with my blood.The Fall creeps into Minnesota during the middle of September. I started by dying the traps in boiled oak leaves, and setting becomes a daily activity.  The traps have been laid out to rust long before their dying. Every swamp and popple forest is filled with potential places to set. My hands ache from the cold steel, but the warm, fleeting breezy days offer some relief. The bridge is out, and I coat my hands in a thin sheen of grease to make one more set.

GMC Cabover Astro Trucking Stories and Pictures

My friend's father, Art used to drive a truck like the GMC Astro pictured above.  He told me a great story about hauling a load of Redwood picnic tables from Winnipeg, Manitoba down to Chicago, IL.  He said when they were taking the tables off the flatbed with the forklift, the forklift driver dropped one of the tables, and said they couldn't take it, and would have to just throw it away, so Art, not wanting to deadhead back, said he would take it, and it still was out sitting in his yard to this day.   He gave up the trucking lifestyle years ago, but Art still had plenty of stories to share about his life out on the road in a cabover Astro.

Here are some more pictures of GMC Astros:

1980 GMC astro

Expedite Truck Sleepers and Pictures

2007 Kenworth

I think a truck like this would be a better investment when compared to vans for expediting. This truck is able to pull up to a dock to load, and can handle more of a payload when compared to other expediting equipment options.

It is for sale at

2009 Freightliner
2009 Freightliner M2106

Sleeper Pics!

Buy the truck here.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Funding Available to Boost Declining Honey Bee Population and Fact Sheet

Funding Available to Boost Declining Honey Bee Population

Excerpt from the article:

On Friday, June 20, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the availability of $8 million in Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) incentives for Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin farmers and ranchers who establish new habitats for declining honey bee populations on their existing CRP acres.  These five states are home for more than half of the commercially managed honey bees during the summer and are therefore a critical focus in efforts to restore honey bee habitat.
The new CRP pollinator initiative, administered by USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA), is designed to further enhance existing CRP land, allowing for it to provide honey bees with better access to pollinator forage.  Through the program, producers can manage or replace existing vegetation with lower cost, high nutrition seed mixes for plants that provide the specific blooming cycles needed to benefit pollinators.
Such habitats will provide honey bees with more blooms from which they can collect nectar and pollen to sustain and promote colony growth and honey production throughout the growing season.  Today’s announced CRP pollinator initiative takes advantage of new seed mixes that were developed by NRCS./
Fact Sheet :

Leal's Tortilla Factory Tour