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April 30, 2020

Gamecam photos of Red Foxes at Dave and LeaAnn's

I set up the gamecam over at Dave and LeaAnn's to see if we could get some videos of the fox recently. The date time stamp on the gamecam was wildly incorrect, and the foxes were rarely out when we went by, but somehow, we did manage to get some pretty decent videos of the 5 (or 6?) baby foxes, mom and dad, crows, deer, etc.

I created the video using Windows Movie Maker, then uploaded the video to YouTube, and should should be able to access it here:

Alternately, you should be able to download and view the video on a Windows computer here:

Update: Some people claim there are only 5 baby foxes (kits). It appears to me that there are 6 baby foxes in several locations in the video. If you're interested in seeing where all 6 kits appear to be visible, skip to the following section of the video:
0:53 - 1:24

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Posted by Rob Kiser on April 30, 2020 at 4:54 PM : Comments (2) | Permalink

April 24, 2020

Peaceful Hills 20


Posted by Rob Kiser on April 24, 2020 at 4:46 PM : Comments (0) | Permalink

Remove Ramadan from iPhone

Apple put a bunch of fake holidays into your iphone. If you want to get rid of Ramadan, it's really easy to do it.

Go to your Calendar app, and click on Calendars at the bottom.

Next to US Holidays, tap the colored circle with the checkmark, and turn it off. That removes the default US Holidays calendar.

Now, you probably want a US holiday calendar without the extra junk? That's the next step. Go to this URL:


Click the Subscribe link, and it should import the calendar into your phone, and keep it updated each year.

If you want to see what holidays are included, view the PDF at that link, first.

Posted by Rob Kiser on April 24, 2020 at 4:07 AM : Comments (2) | Permalink

April 10, 2020

Topographical View from Evergreen Lake

I've been shooting up at Evergreen Lake some, and I look around at the surrounding mountains, and I wonder who lives in the houses, if they're for sale, how much they cost, etc. But since it's only 2020, we really don't have that technology. It really doesn't translate that well to flat maps on a computer screen.

If I'm standing at Evergreen lake, looking East, i see 4 mountain peaks running from North to South. First, I figured, I'd try to determine what the names of these 4 peaks are.

As best as I can tell, it appears as though I'm looking at:

Independence Mountain - Elevation 8,343 ft above MSL.
Bear Mountain - Elevation 8,612 ft above MSL.

Independence Mountain has a few prominent houses like:
25893 Independence Trail
26344 Independence Trail



Posted by Rob Kiser on April 10, 2020 at 10:43 AM : Comments (1) | Permalink

April 7, 2020

Evergreen Lake Barrel Drop

So today, when I got to the lake, I saw that the barrel had dropped. I went onto their website and reported it. They sent Jimmy out to confirm it. Now, they work with Evergreen Fire and Rescue to recover the barrel, and look at the time on the digital watch inside of the barrel to determine when it fell through.



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April 5, 2020


The muskrat (Ondatra zibethicus) is a medium-sized semi-aquatic rodent native to North America. Here, they're sitting in the sun, on a shelf of ice in Evergreen Lake, eating mats of algae.

Posted by Rob Kiser on April 5, 2020 at 9:03 PM : Comments (0) | Permalink

April 3, 2020

Why does my %appdata%\Local\Temp folder have over 15GB in it? If this data is disposable, why hasn't Windows told me?



Deleting 114,000 487 Meg.

Looks like I got that cleaned up, anyway. I now have 20.7 gig free of 74.5 gig on the C:\ drive. Lord.

Posted by Rob Kiser on April 3, 2020 at 11:13 AM : Comments (1) | Permalink

April 2, 2020

No Snow in the Driveway?

I want to point out that there was snow in my driveway from November - April 1st.

This is not normal for us. Usually, we might get some snow in the fall, or in November/December, but it always warns up enough to melt off. Then, we get our big snows in the Spring (Feb March April), But this year was different in that it never really warmed up enough to melt the snow and it snowed on and off all winter long.

All through the winter, it would often take me multiple passes to try to get the BMW up the driveway.

FInally, it warmed up enough at the end of March to melt the snows of winter/spring.

Now, we get snow today/tomorrow (April 2-3). Hopefully it won't stick around too long. Normally, I'd be riding my motorcycle down into the Baja right about now, but apparently they're stopping people from entering Mexico (something I've never seen before in my life and I've been down there so many times I couldn't tell you).

Posted by Rob Kiser on April 2, 2020 at 9:16 PM : Comments (0) | Permalink