Just got these today!


Go West

Measure once cut twice

I'm a half assed carpenter at best but when my chick wants a kitchen island my chick gets a kitchen island. I decided to make it all out of recycled lumber and an old door. This is the rough version so far.

"Every action we take, everything we do, is either a victory or defeat in the struggle to become what we want to be." - Anne Byrhhe

18 months today. Real proud of that.



Wide Open Recreation

So, I've started a new gig that I'm really stoked about and wanted to share. I'm now the manager at Wide Open Recreation in Rice, MN. We're looking to bring a new, exciting power sports dealer to the central MN area and we've got a lot of really rad things coming down the pipe. Keep an eye out on what we're doing here....you might just be surprised at whats up our sleeves.

Check us out on Facebook and check out our website Here

"To put the world in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must cultivate our personal life; and to cultivate our personal life, we must first set our hearts right."



Where theres smoke...

We couldn't get very close to the BWCA fires because all the roads in are closed and being watched by The Man, so we just tried to get higher up. You can see the smoke here, everything that looks black is already burnt.

A World Away

Middle of Nowhere


Problem Solved

Troy's exhaust got so hot it melted some stuff inside his bag. A heat shield was made on the fly.

Northern MN



Josh Kurpius

Took this photo of Josh Kurpius at the COC/Dice party in Des Moines this summer.

We Have No Shame

"We'll rule the world one day."

This site and business consume a large part of my life and it's what's usually running around in my head. It gave me a purpose and a goal when I needed one most. I have worked hard and loved every second of creating what LYDF is with by business partner and having my friends and family supporting me. I appreciate every single one of you, whether you visit here daily or every few months. Thank you all. I still get excited every time I have an opportunity to learn how far this site has reached, very proud to say we're world wide.

I know, understand and accept the fact that there are people out there who speak ill of what we have here, who don't have anything positive to say. That's alright. I can deal with that pretty well. Generally they have some sort of unresolved conflict in their own lives, much of it has to do with my past life and their parts in it, some of it has to do with the fact that they just don't get it. That's fine. 

Again, I thank you all for visiting here as much or as little as you do. Expect a lot more of hopefully continually better content. There's going to be some changes going on this winter, it's for the better and I'm glad you are all along for the ride.


Here's one from the beginning for good measure.

Gone Fishin'

White Pipes


Perfect Sunday

Rode to the country with my chick, found this rad little cafe. Ate outside in a garden and stuff. Real good times. 

This is part of the garden where they have chairs, table and benches randomly placed for people to sit and eat. 

They even show movies every Saturday night on this screen mounted on the side of an old barn. They said the movie starts "about when it gets dark" and they play them throughout the year "until it's pretty cold out".

Twistin Vixens

Zip Cuffed

Friend got this message from a friend about another friend last night. Too damn funny. Name and number have been blurred to protect the "innocent".

I Miss Sadie

Strange Trip

From Nick Hams himself.
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The Good Life.wmv


My Buddy

This is the expression he makes to get me to pop my teeth out. Funny little dude.