Friday, October 17, 2008


Pine Mountain

Hello again from Pine Mountain. Glad you could join us. It is the middle of October already. The days are still warm but the nights are getting colder.

This week I cleaned up my old 1982 John Deere snowmobile. It is called a Liquifire and has a 436 cc engine. It is one of the last snowmobiles that John Deere made. Parts are hard to come by since the last one was produced 25 years ago. Somehow I have managed to keep it running all these years. My sister and brother in law use it in the winter time when they go cross country skiing. I have collectors come by every once in a while because it is getting to be a classic. It is worth almost 3 times what I originally paid for it at last estimate.

Well before I bore everyone with ranch life, this week we have expanded several of our sections and added a few new sponsors. We have a new survey this week so let us know what you would like to see in this newsletter.

If you are new to this site, here is how things are arranged. First we have this section where we tell you about things on the ranch and the surrounding area. Next we have sections on Alternative energy, Easy cash, Nutrition and Health, Travel for less, and Adventure and Treasure hunting. Then we have a weekly travel adventure with pictures from somewhere in the world. Each one of the sections has links to websites and products. Finally we have coffee by the roaring fire in the fireplace and wish you a good night and a good week ahead. I hope you enjoy our newsletter and return at least once a week for a new adventure and new products and programs to improve your life.

Alternative Energy

Alternative Energy Store

Looking for ways to save money on alternative energy? Go to the Alternative Energy Store at
They have thousands of useful products at reasonable prices. They have solar panels, wind turbines, water turbines, and all the control circuits that are needed to hook everything up. Not sure what you need or how to hook it up? They have books and video courses that take you through everything in easy to understand steps.

Wind and Water turbine companies
First for those of you that have just joined us, here at the ranch, power is supplied by 2 wind turbines and a water turbine. We also have a few solar panels that charge up a battery bank. Our horizontal turbine looks like a small wingless airplane on top of it’s 80 foot tower. We purchased that one from Our vertical turbine we purchased from, it spins away on a 30 foot or 10 meter pole out by the barn. Our water turbine in the dam of our pond came from an Alaskan alternative energy company The wind has been normal for this time of year. Every day there is an almost constant 7 or 8 mph wind. In the late afternoon and early evening the wind picks up to about 10 to 15 mph.

Alternative Energy Handbook

Is your electric bill going through the roof? Are you paying $200 or even more per month for electricity? Do you want to cut costs or even learn how you can sell electricity back to the power company so they pay you instead of you paying them? Learn how you can supplement you electricity and reduce your electric bill for only a small investment of less than $200 in alternative energy. Go to Alternative energy and learn easy ways you can cut your electric bill.

Hydrogen Fuel

The price of fuel keeps going up in price. Gasoline is now over $3.75 a gallon. Everyone is looking for anything that will increase fuel economy even a little. Most Alternative energy fuels are still years away but there is a way to improve your mileage, increase your horsepower, and reduce your emissions all at the same time. You will be able to turn your vehicle into a fuel efficient one with only a few readily available items from your local hardware. The instructions are easy to follow and there are many diagrams so you can see how to do it too. It does not matter if you have a gasoline or diesel engine vehicle it will work with either one. Go to to learn more while supplies last.

Ethos Fuel Additive

Do you want to increase your fuel economy and create 30% less pollution? How about increase your gas mileage and increase your power too. An environmentally safe non toxic product called Ethos will do just that. It improves gas economy by reformulating your gasoline to allow more air to be mixed with the fuel vapor. This causes cleaner combustion and increases power. Your fuel burns more completely and thus produces less emissions. All you have to do is add a couple ounces per tank of gasoline or diesel. Go to and learn more about this alternative energy supplement.

Easy Cash

Easy Program

Are you looking for a way to earn extra money in these hard economic times? Have you tried other programs that are all hype and in the end you are just poorer for the experience? Are you looking for a down to earth way to make money on the internet? I have found a program that will teach you step by step in simple easy to understand videos how you can prosper on the internet. Once you set things up the program runs almost on autopilot. All you do is monitor things answer a few emails from paying customers and collect and cash your checks. You spend less than 2 hours a day working the business. Go to to find out more.

Web Domains with Residual Commissions

Is the cost of living getting you down? Do you need to make some quick money to cover expenses? Go to , put in the access code mountain1, watch a free short movie and start making the money that you have dreamed about.

Nutrition and Health

These days everyone is concerned about nutrition and health. Most of our food is over processed and has very little nutrient value. Our food looks great but not much more. If we want to stay healthy in today’s world we are forced to take supplements. The question is: What supplements will provide what you need for the least amount of time and money? I believe one of the best supplements out there is called acaiplus. It is a blend of vitamins and minerals plus acai to promote health and long life. They also have vitamins to help improve your long term and short term memory. They also have an energy drink that gives you steady long term energy. To learn more about these products go to Check out Acaiplus, Feed My Brain, and White Lightning.

Travel for Less

Discounts, Incentives, Rebates, and Promotions

Are you tired of paying high airfares only to be crammed into a tight seat when you travel? Find out how you can save hundreds of dollars on your next flight. You may even be able to fly first class for the cost of coach if you know the secret. Learn how you can save enough money to take that once in a lifetime vacation. Go to and find out now while supplies last.

Travel Secrets

Discover how you can fly around the world on a shoestring budget. There are ways to travel for free. These ways are easy to learn if you know the secrets.. Go to to find out. You will be glad you did.

Travel Writing

Have you ever wished that you could travel for a living. Does the call of far off places thrill you? Would you like to travel the world on your own schedule and see the places that you want to see? Would you like to enjoy your vacation and get paid for it too? Long to travel on your own schedule and enjoy your vacation? Would you like to travel for a living and see new and interesting places every day? Would you like to be pampered like a VIP and enjoy life all for just writing about your travel adventures?
Do you like to write letters to your relatives telling them about your recent vacation? Then you have what it takes to become a travel writer. All you need is a little instruction and you can have a dream job too. Go to and learn how you to can become a travel writer.

Adventure and Treasure Hunting

Proper Research is the Key

Do you watch movies like Indiana Jones and wish you could do that in real life? Do you like a good mystery and a good adventure? Would you like to use modern methods and tools to find long lost treasure? All this is possible if you learn from the best. Stan Grist, world renown adventurer and treasure hunter has written a course complete with step by step instruction on how to become successful. Go to And check out his course “Creating Wealth Through Adventure”

And now our feature story.

Adventure on the Big Island of Hawaii

Last year some friends went on vacation to the big Island of Hawaii. This is their story.
We always wanted to go to Hawaii. While all the Hawaiian islands each have their own personality we chose the big island because it is the largest, the newest and has less tourists than the other islands. It also has an active volcano.

We landed at the airport in Hilo. We collected our luggage and then were driven to our hotel room. We checked in and rearranged our luggage then our Hawaiian adventure really began.


The Big island was the home of King Kamehameha. He was the first Hawaian king to unite the islands in 1795. The big island is 93 miles wide and is home to the Parker ranch. At 175,000 acres, it is one of the largest cattle ranches in the United States. The island was formed by 5 large volcanoes. 3 are dormant and 2 are active. The 2 active ones are Mauna Loa and Kilauea. They are part of the Volcanoes National Park. Since these volcanoes are still active, the big island is still growing. Around 150,000 people live on the big island. Kona Coffee, Macadamia nuts, Papaya, and orchids are some of the main crops. There is a large astronomy site on Mauna Kea.

Our Travels

We stayed on the Big Island for a week. We visited Akaka falls which is the second largest falls in the world.

From there we went to Volcanoes national park and watched Kilauea make a lava flow.

I went to the train museum at Laupahoehoe.

We rented bicycles and visited several black sand beaches along highway 19.

We visited the observatory on Mauna Kea, The visitor center was at 9200 feet and the observatory was at 9300 feet (2835 meters) There are 12 telescopes on the mountain. Only 3 are owned and operated by Hawaii. The rest are owned by various nations around the world.

We stayed for a week on the big island but we could have stayed a month and not seen everything. Before we knew it our time was up and we were flying home.

Pine Mountain Evening

It is evening and I am relaxing in my easy chair in front of the fireplace. A cheery gas fire takes the chill off the mountain evening. Squeekers my African Grey parrot is sitting on his perch munching peanuts. I am relaxing with my coffee from Tonight I am trying Caribbean Hazlenut. This coffee has a distinct taste of Hazlenuts. All I can say is that it has a unique taste of hazlenuts and goes well with pie or cookies. Squeekers and I have been watching the latest episode of the Sci fi series Stargate Atlantis. Both my coffee and my TV show are over now. It has been a long day. I put Squeekers in his cage, turn off the gas fireplace, and head upstairs to bed. Good night all see you next week.