I Upgraded My Tractor (DeanoFarms: Week 1)

Hand cranking a ’38 Model A John Deere to work on the farm in 100-degree Tennessee heat ain’t anything fun. Modern solutions are needed, so I upgraded my tractor. We did our research, shopped around, and came up with a John Deere compact 3 series as the winner (3038E). Of course, it isn’t as good …

Cloudland Canyon Georgia State Park

Emily and I finished out our Spring Break trip with some walk-in tent camping at Cloudland Canyon State Park in Georgia. We survived our first joint tent camping experience (cold). The next day we explored the park’s trail system and beautiful waterfalls. Many great views, a couple of waterfalls, and many steps made for a …

Early Bronco Restoration – 1968 Bronco Half Cab – The Upgrades (Part 2)

Most of the upgrades we did on our 1968 Bronco Half Cab are a bunch of things that the average person can’t even tell were done. But, the things we did made it much safer and more reliable. In this video (part 2) I nerd out and discuss the upgrades we made. I discuss the …

Early Bronco Restoration – 1968 Bronco Half Cab – The Timeline (Part 1)

We spent about a year restoring the 1968 Early Bronco Half Cab that Emily’s father, Hogdaddy, gave her. Hogdaddy did most of the heavy lifting back in 2017. We did a bunch of things that the average person can’t even tell were done. But, the things we did made it much safer and more reliable. …

Our Bronco Is A Video Star (Southerland – Down The Road)

Our little Ford Bronco was called into action. After 54 years of trying it finally made it to Nashville and into a country music gig. The country music duo Southerland is releasing a song called “Down The Road”. They used our Bronco in their video. I’m not really a fan of modern country music but …

10 (More) Things I’m Changing To Better Manage My Hormones

If you’d rather read a PDF version of this it is available here: Men just want one thing…and it’s a girlfriend (wife) who eats steak and will nod and smile as we go on a deranged conspiracy theory rant. – Carnivore Aurelius (twitter @AlpacaAurelius) I do several things that I believe have helped me improve …

St Augustine, Florida To See Castillo de San Marcos National Monument

On our return trip of Spring Break, I wanted to mark another National Monument off my list. We visited St. Augustine, Florida to see the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument. This fort was built in America’s oldest city which was settled in 1565. I got more than I bargained for when we hit downtown …

Beatle’s Top Ten Songs From People Who Know Stuff

The Beatles are my favorite musical enterprise ever. I wrote about them here: https://deanorolls.com/2020/04/14/deanos-musical-masterworks-the-beatles/ My Beatles playlist is 5 hour and 32 minutes and contains 115 songs.  This includes every song that I could listen to over and over without stopping from today until the day I depart earth.  If I had to whittle it …

Removing Thorn Bushes (AKA Blackberry or Brier/Briar Bushes) Without Chemicals

One of the first projects on our farm to-do list was to clear an area of pasture that has been overtaken by blackberry bushes. Whatever you call them (thorn, briar, brier) we don’t need them. The thorn bushes have grown into a row of hay bales (and subsequently grown into the surrounding pasture). For a …