What’s this Virtual Lab Rats thing, anyway? Where did you come up with that name, what does it mean? Blame it on NPR.

Desolate Texas freeway 2 lane

VirtualLabRats.com started sometime early in the year 2000, nearly twenty years ago as of this writing.  I worked a few years as an over-the-road truck driver, between Military Police School in the Army at Ft. McClellan, Alabama, and being a… Continue Reading

Best group dog training: Obedience Club of Asheville

AKC Canine Good Citizen meet and greet test

The first dog I remember was Toby. He was a doberman pincher, I was about 3 years old.  My father trained him with what I now believe to have been the Koehler method. For those not familiar, it’s a dominance-based… Continue Reading

Review: EOP Septic Permit in Henderson County, NC

Septic drain field with one line exposed, being installed

We’re building a small cottage and garage on pretty steep mountain land. (More on that in other posts.)  Somewhere along our journey, North Carolina’s new EOP Septic Permit or Engineered Option Permit for septic systems came up. What is a North… Continue Reading

Review: Premier Homes of Carolinas is the Best Place for Modular Homes in Hendersonville, Asheville

Home building site being excavated with great winter mountain view

This post is one in a series we’ll be working on over the next few years, as we continue our journey on building a cottage and garage on the side of a mountain in the southern-most Blue Ridge Mountains. Building… Continue Reading

Green Mountain Maple Syrup all the way from Vermont… rolling down Main Street in Hendersonville

Green Mountain International Metro Van in Hendersonville NC

C-130 Rolling Down the Strip… no.. no… something else rolling down somewhere else… We spotted this cool Green Mountain Maple International Metro Van rolling down Main Street in Hendersonville, NC.  From a Green Mountain, not our Green Mountain, but another… Continue Reading