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Monday, January 23, 2012


When I was growing up in Iowa we spent plenty of time on farms. I guess our culture was that of Country people ,   we knew  finding a horse shoe was good luck .  Now a day's  our culture is more urban in nature and  kid's wouldn't know a horse shoe  if they sat on one , let alone that it was good luck.  (And  having a rabbit foot key chain today might get you 36 months in prison for animal abuse)  .   Calder Race Course ( a local horse track)  mucks/cleans the horse stalls and ships the refuse to local farms  to help farmers build soil, every year I get 500 cu yards  and  in the I find dozens of horse  shoes .  
Cultural views of luck vary from perceiving luck as a matter of random chance to attributing to luck explanations of faith or superstition. For example, the Romans believed in the embodiment of luck as the goddess Fortuna,[1] while the philosopher Daniel Dennett believes that "luck is mere luck" rather than a property of a person or thing.[2]
Lucky symbols are popular worldwide and take many forms.         The only thing  I believe is that the harder I work the "Luckier" I get. and the key to happiness is being grateful .( and that ain't no  horse shit)
The truck from Calder Race Track, a 65 ft. truck that dumps 100 cu yards of stable refuse , (thats a lot of  Sh**)


  1. How'd you get Calder to dump their sh*t by you? Been to that many poker tourneys?

  2. Hi Ethan, with hundreds of stables to be mucked twice a day, they need a place to dump the refuse ( DERM Approved). The Material is free, you have to pay shipping and tolls. and you need room for a very large truck. no time for poker :(

  3. Great pictures! You're getting better and better at it. Must be LUCK, right?? ;)

  4. Lucky you showed me how to hold a camera ;)