Category Archive: Family

Opening Weekend at Guinness Brewery

  Welcome to the new Guinness Open Gate Brewery and Barrel House in Baltimore, Maryland! You can click on any photo to enlarge it, and then click your reverse button to go back… Continue reading

Black Bear Sighting

While on vacation to Nags Head, North Carolina, we did an inland day trip to allow our sun burns to mellow.  We made an appointment for a select guided tour of the 152,000-acre,… Continue reading

OBX Crabbing & Shrimping

It’s vacation week for the Burchick’s, renting a five bedroom house on the Outer Banks (Kitty Hawk-Nags Head) for twelve.  The week was hot and mostly sunny.  One of the highlights for the… Continue reading

Basking in Totality

At the urging of my son Mark, Michelle and I, along with Mark’s girlfriend Jena, went to visit my brother Jamie and his wife Anna in Columbia, South Carolina.  Columbia is in the… Continue reading

Chimney Swift Communal Roost

I saw on Facebook this morning that the Baltimore Bird Club was sponsoring an evening field trip to Baltimore to observe a known chimney swift communal roost. I’ve never observed a communal roost,… Continue reading

First In Flight

This morning we visited the Wright Brothers National Memorial at Kill Devil Hill, in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. The entry fee was waived, as the National Park Service is celebrating their 100 year… Continue reading

48 Hour Film Challenge

Towson University and LKT Present The 48 Hour Film Challenge. You have 48 hours to develop a five minute movie based on specific criteria.  With the clock running you have to write a… Continue reading

Manor Hill Brewery

Manor Hill Brewery is located just five-minutes from my home in Clarksville, Maryland, and is a wonderful farm to table product. Located at the dead-end of Manor Lane off of Clarksville Pike (Route… Continue reading

Snowbama 2016

The Big Dig! According to Foot’s Forecast, this weekends snow (January 22 and 23, 2016) was the fourth largest recorded for the Washington/Baltimore region. Doppler radar showed the awesome surge of incoming snow… Continue reading

Miracle on 34th Street

Local lore from the “Land of Pleasant Living.”  If you live in the State of Maryland, you most probably live in the Washington, DC suburbs or the Baltimore suburbs, then with distinct regional… Continue reading

The Virtual President on Gun Control

This is one of a dozen plus videos that I have asked all of my four sons to watch, as it is foundational and a correct understanding and interpretation of our constitutional second… Continue reading

Fall Foliage Map

When will fall arrive in your area?  This interactive map will predict peak foliage times across the United States. Fall will soon be arriving, and with it, one of nature’s most stunning shows:… Continue reading

Game Night

9/18/15.  Towson University 48-Hour Film Festival.  Audience Choice Award. You all have that one friend that gets way into games, right?   Well probably not quite like Jeb does.        … Continue reading

Labor Day Weekend at Kerr Lake

Kerr Lake is the chain of Lake Kerr and Gaston, which are located on the Virginia and North Carolina border.  Virginians refer to Kerr Lake as Bugg’s Island and if you are local… Continue reading

Second Place for Extracted Honey

I entered three, one pound jars of honey for judging at the 2015 Howard County Fair.  When the judging was completed by a panel of five judges, I took second place! The following… Continue reading

The ME (millennial) Generation

University of San Diego:  Kids who grow up on farms learn dedication and hard work, employers says;  urban kids become pathetic losers. The value of hard work isn’t necessarily learned in the classroom; … Continue reading

Machine Gun Bacon

Breakfast of Champions!      

Pond Fishing

I call this series of photos the L.L. Bean Photo Shoot, with Jeb Burchick and Heather Shields. Welcome to the cabin pond. An “antiqued” photo, “Welcome to the Cabin, Let’s go Fishing.” Now… Continue reading

Emerald Isle, NC

Our family rented a house for the week at Emerald Isle, North Carolina. The Burchick Boy’s – Jeb, Josh, Mike, Mark (Dad) and Mark. Water temperatures of the ocean were in the mid-80’s.… Continue reading

Fahrney Branch Wildflowers

My son Joshua and his wife Jessica purchased a 4-acre farmette in Monrovia, Frederick County, Maryland.  This is their first spring at their home, which includes two-acres of stream valley bottomland, with a… Continue reading

Early Spring Ephemerals

Easter Weekend, April 4 and 5, 2015 It was a cool and breezy weekend and we have been hard-pressed to link a good few days together with temperatures above normal, and spring is… Continue reading

Action Jackson

The Burchick’s allowed their family dog, Action Jackson, a mixed Pyrenees-Bernese, to be used in a GEICO commercial. Jackson’s favorite table-fare is Breakstone’s lightly salted whipped butter in the 8 ounce tub container. … Continue reading

AR-15 12-Ounce Caliber Launcher

Sweet Mother Of All Things Good! Some of the best from the 2015 SHOT Show, the X-Products Can Cannon ( the high-tech potato gun ). Where to Buy:  http://www.xproducts.com/ar-15-soda-can-launcher-accessories-launcher    

Nearly One in Four American Women Own Guns

More Women are Getting Firearms as Gifts Twenty-three percent of American women owned guns in 2011, according to Gallup polling, up from 13% in 2005.  Nearly 80% of gun retailers surveyed by NSSF… Continue reading

Christmas Horse Parade

Fourth Annual Old-Fashioned Christmas Horse Parade, Lisbon, Howard County, Maryland Twelve days before Christmas, and welcome to the Lisbon Christmas Horse Parade.  With the sounds of Christmas carols in the air, Michelle and… Continue reading

Harper’s Second Thanksgiving

Harper Francis & Her Second Thanksgiving Happy Thanksgiving 2014! From Left to Right:  Uncle Michael, Uncle Jeb, Pop Pop Mark, Joshua James (Daddy), Harper Francis Burchick, Uncle Chris, Uncle Mark, Grand Pa Kenny… Continue reading

Let It Grow

No Shave November LKT Towson University Please consider contributing to my son Mark Burchick’s American Cancer Society campaign: Hello friends!  About a week late to posting this, but this year, I will be… Continue reading

Trivia Night (Insects)

Michelle and I enjoy trivia, as it stimulates the mind.  We go with our friends Dan and Patti Betz, and often with the Chaisson’s and Weaver’s too.  It’s a nice way to sustain… Continue reading

Take a Hike!

Proof That Hiking Makes You Happier Forget the caffeine. Those looking for a brainpower boost need not look further than the closest trail. Research shows that spending time outdoors increases attention spans and… Continue reading

Action Jackson

‘Action Jackson’ Enjoying The Field Flushing deer. Cooling-off and drinking from the Little Seneca.

Field Trials

Field Trials for the Burchick Bait Company Lure It’s summertime in Clarksville, Howard County, MD Jeb purchased a soft plastic mold to make his own custom poured fishing lures.  Working out of our… Continue reading

Backwater Fishing

The Intra-Coastal Waterway, Myrtle Beach, SC My brother Jamie, my sons Mark, Jeb and I spent the morning fishing along the intra-coastal waterway. We fished marsh grass edges, coves, channels, structure and oyster… Continue reading

Misty of Chincoteague

The Wild Horses of Assateague and Chincoteague Island, Maryland and Virgina Barrier Islands An afternoon boat trip on Sinepuxent Bay (Inter-Coastal Waterway), to site-see Assateague Island National Seashore and hopefully wild horses. Found… Continue reading

Ocean City Vacation

Ocean City, Worcester County, Maryland Dan and I spent an afternoon fishing on the Pocomoke River at Dividing Creek. Designated as a wild and scenic river, the Pocomoke is the only bald cypress… Continue reading

St. Augustine

Visiting Florida, Thanksgiving Week 2009 We joined Dan and Patti Betz for a respite to Florida, as we celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary.  Our first stay was in St. Augustine, which was founded… Continue reading

Fishing was Cold, Botany was Hot

The Headwaters of the Mattawoman. After watching some of the Bassmaster Classic on ESPN, with last week’s fishing tournament on the Potomac River, and up into the Nanjemoy, we had to go fishing. … Continue reading

An Incredible Day on the Headwaters of the Mattawoman

Mark, Jeb and I launch out on a beautiful afternoon, partly sunny, dramatic clouds, upper 80’s and low humidity. Jeb takes a chain pickerel with a Blakemore Roadrunner on an ultralight rod. After Jeb (background) saw the teeth, he… Continue reading